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305: Cult Leaders, Pipe Organs & Our Pilgrimage to Rome w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

Forte Catholic

Taylor & Fr. Anthony have a HUGE announcement in this week's episode! But first, Taylor has to complain about the flooding in his house and how he blames Fr. Anthony for it. Once he is done complaining, they announce that Forte Catholic is going on pilgrimage to Rome next summer! We want you all to join us for a wonderful trip to Rome, Assisi, Florence & Tuscany in June of 2023. More info at ForteCatholic.com/travel. Following this big announcement, Taylor follows it up with another announcement: he is now a cult leader! Well, in a video game at least... He tells Fr. Anthony about it and asks if it was sinful or bad for him to be playing this game that clearly has some things in it that oppose our faith. They end the show with a silly hodgepodge of topics involving pipe organs, the alphabet, maydays and more. We hope you enjoy this episode! :) Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Amazon Smile Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898 All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSupport Forte Catholic

1hr 6mins

7 Sep 2022

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301: Morbius, Steve Rogers & "Is This a Sin"? w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

Forte Catholic

Fr. Anthony Sciarappa & Taylor Schroll share their thoughts on last week's episode 300 celebration. They also discuss the love they received from the episode & the best piece of hate mail the show has ever gotten! Taylor shares the story about the Sunday Mass he went to on vacation about how it made him feel like he was in the Matrix! Everything about the experience was just a bit odd or strange. He shares the strange story with Fr. Anthony to get his thoughts on the matter. Finally, they play the "Is This a Sin?" game where Taylor presents hypothetical scenarios that may or may not be from his personal life and asks if the decisions made were sinful or not. This may be Fr. Anthony's favorite segment we ever do on the show. We hope you enjoy it! :) Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Amazon Smile Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898 All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSupport Forte Catholic

1hr 17mins

11 Aug 2022

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300: 300th Episode Celebration! w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa, Allison Sullivan, Jon Blevins & Liv Harrison

Forte Catholic

All the cohosts together to reminisce, laugh and annoy one another ;) The Forte Catholic hosts unite for a rare episode recorded with all of them involved! This leads to a lot of hilarity, great stories and a fair amount of insanity. They kick off the episode sharing some favorite memories of the show and how much they've all changed since it launched in 2016. Next, they play a "get to know the cohosts" game where they each submitted random facts about themselves to Taylor before the show. He presents them to the group and they have to guess which host that statement belonged to. We learned a lot of strange, random and concerning things about our fellow hosts. Finally, they play a staple game of the show: Life Verse. They each have to pick a random verse from Scripture and apply it to one of the other hosts' lives. It's somehow a perfect combination of earnestness, spiritual depth & stupidity. We hope you enjoy this episode! :) Thanks for listening today and for all the support you've given us over the last 300 episodes. We love y'all! :) Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Amazon Smile Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898 All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSupport Forte Catholic

1hr 14mins

3 Aug 2022

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296.5: 1st Renew Men's Retreat Recap w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

Forte Catholic

We had our 1st official Forte Catholic retreat and it went great! Fr. Anthony Sciarappa & Taylor recap the highlights. A huge thanks to Paul George for getting this set up for us! We gathered at a beautiful ranch in the Texas Hill Country and spent four days praying, celebrating the Sacraments, skeet shooting, drinking, bonding and playing poker. It was the best of being a Catholic man :) For more info on future retreats head to ForteCatholic.com/retreats Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Amazon Smile Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898 All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSupport Forte Catholic

34mins

8 Jul 2022

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291: Stepping on Toes, Bad Decisions & The Saints w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

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Fr. Anthony recently gave communion for 45 minutes straight at a Mass because he didn't have help. This drove Taylor crazy and makes him share a recent change to how he goes about life. He's tired of worrying about stepping on people's toes and he's just going to step up instead. (Not like in the movie Step Up though. He can't dance) Then Fr. Anthony shares about two life changes he wants to make and Taylor isn't really on board with either: a consecration to Mary(which he has questions about) and a tattoo(which Taylor thinks is dumb for Fr. Anthony). It's quite a wild conversation. Finally, Taylor asks Father Anthony small group questions from a recent retreat he led for High School students. Tune in to see how Fr. Anthony does! Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Amazon Smile Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898 All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSponsored By:Select International Tours: Find all the great trips to holy sites across the world that were mentioned on the show here. Sign up for a trip today!Support Forte Catholic

59mins

1 Jun 2022

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281: Married Priests, Heaven, Reading Lips & CHVRCH w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

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Taylor has a lot of off-the-wall questions for Fr. Anthony Sciarappa. How do celibate priests feel about married priests? Why do Catholics have to be so weird sometimes(ex. misspell normal words)? And finally, Taylor tries to trap Fr. Anthony in a question about Heaven. Fun! They also introduce a brand new game that you'll either love or hate called "Read my Lips." They take turns explaining basic Catholic terms to each other, but the twist is, the other person has their volume turned all the way down so it's all based on reading the lips of the other person. This game was hilarious to play. We're interested to hear if you love or hate it lol. Thanks for listening! Y'all rock! :) Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Amazon Smile Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898 All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSponsored By:Grotto Network: Grotto Network is a platform that shares stories to inspire our generation of Catholics, whether you are fallen-away or a daily Mass-goer.  They also provide content that will help you navigate our crazy lives, with everything from advice on finding an apartment to dealing with toxic friends. Their Instagram account is a constant stream of inspiration with videos, articles, poems, and playlists. Follow Grotto Network on Instagram @grottonetwork and share it with your friends!Support Forte Catholic

57mins

2 Mar 2022

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277: Vindication, Catholic Mashup Game and Q&A w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

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Fr. Anthony cohosts an episode with a lot of vindication to be had throughout. Taylor feels vindicated by some cool connections to Forte Catholic on the internet this week. He also feels vindicated by making Fr. Anthony play a new game he isn't good at. Payback for all the games Fr. Anthony has made Taylor look dumb in. Finally, Fr. Anthony gets vindication for looking dumb in said game by giving great answers to some tough questions about the priesthood and prayer. Enjoy! Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Amazon Smile Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898 All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSponsored By:Catholic Match: Sign up for a free Catholic Match account to create your Catholic love storySelect International Tours: Find all the great trips to holy sites across the world that were mentioned on the show here. Sign up for a trip today!Support Forte Catholic

1hr 1min

2 Feb 2022

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261: Anger, Blind Faith & Fancy Catholic Words w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

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Taylor Schroll & Fr. Anthony Sciarappa kick off the show by sharing about their fun anger management issues. Funny stories of when rage and anger boiled, the outcomes and what strategies they've learned to quell their rage. Next they bring back a fun game creatively called "fancy Catholic words." Fr. Anthony gives Taylor random Catholic words no one has ever heard and Taylor has to define them. Hilarity ensues AND you will learn random Catholic facts you can use to impress your two friends. Finally, they have a conversation around the topic "Is faith a blind leap?" Is it? How do reason and faith correlate? We hope you enjoy this conversation. Have a great week y'all! Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! YouTube Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Amazon Smile Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898 All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSponsored By:Ave Explores: It can sometimes be hard to find fresh, engaging, and practical ways to learn about the Catholic faith that feel relevant to your daily life. That’s why Ave Maria Press launched its Ave Explores initiative, to help nourish your faith in ways that are meaningful to you. Check out the Ave Explores podcast hosted by Katie Prejean McGrady and make sure to SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss any of the new and exciting content. You can also sign up for ALL of the free content at AveMariaPress.com or by following @AveMariaPress on social media. The new season on the Catholic family launches August 17. Select International Tours: Find all the great trips to holy sites across the world that were mentioned on the show here. Sign up for a trip today!Support Forte Catholic

59mins

13 Oct 2021

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254: Lukewarm, Betrothals & Nickelback w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

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We have all heard that we should be like God in every way. But Taylor says there are certain times that we shouldn't and shares one of those with Fr. Anthony to kick off the show. In the second segment, our priest asks Taylor to compare and contrast two prayers for engaged couples. It shows the pure weirdness and beauty of Catholicism. Finally, Taylor makes the claim that he can make a spiritual point out of Nickelback's hit "Photograph." Do you think he pulled it off?!?! We hope you enjoy this episode! If you do, please hit the subscribe button! :) Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecatholic Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Deals
 Libertas Alive Gear ForteCatholic.com/alive for 15% off Taylor's current favorite Catholic shirts and outerwear! Get your own so you can finally look cool. Catholic Balm Co. ForteCatholic.com/beard for 11% off your next order of anything you've ever need for your beard, lips or skin. Sock Religious ForteCatholic.com/socks for 15% off your next order of the best socks around. All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSponsored By:Select International Tours: Find all the great trips to holy sites across the world that were mentioned on the show here. Sign up for a trip today!Support Forte Catholic

57mins

25 Aug 2021

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250: Kids at Mass, Martyrs & Satanists w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

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Taylor brings the heat this week with some hot takes on kids in Mass, Martyrs and Satanists. Fr. Anthony isn't just along for the ride but tries to guide him back to sanity. Parents often feel unwelcome in Mass with their little kids. There are often glares and "shushes" from other parishioners. Because of this, there has been a public outcry for allowing and welcoming kids in Mass. BUT Taylor thinks the pendulum has squng too far! With such a focus on welcoming kids in Mass, there has been less of a push on parents parenting their kids during the Mass. He shares a horrendous story of this happening at a recent Mass and tries to bring the conversation back to the middle and some sanity. Taylor's next take on martyrdom has Fr. Anthony very worried about him. Taylor wonders why Christians have to accept martydom in the case of someone making you deny your faith. Why not let them hear what they want to hear knowing you don't mean it? Why not just plan on going to Confession? How does culpability come in to play if you're forced to do something at gun point. He asks the questions & Fr. Anthony tries his best to answer. Finally, after the two hot takes, Taylor plays it safe but saying how dumb he thinks satanism is. It is the belief system that makes the least amount of sense. Like seeing the losing side and picking them. Very odd. We hope you enjoy this absolutely wild episode to celebrate 250 episodes and 150k downloads! Thanks y'all!!! Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecatholic Donate Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate Deals
 Libertas Alive Gear ForteCatholic.com/alive for 15% off Taylor's current favorite Catholic shirts and outerwear! Get your own so you can finally look cool. Catholic Balm Co. ForteCatholic.com/beard for 11% off your next order of anything you've ever need for your beard, lips or skin. Sock Religious ForteCatholic.com/socks for 15% off your next order of the best socks around. All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com. Episode art by Rebekah GerhartSupport Forte Catholic

1hr

28 Jul 2021

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