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Catching Foxes

Luke and Gomer became friends Freshman year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and 14 years later they started a podcast. The show oscillates between a conversation between just the two of us and interviews that we do together of other, fancier people. Sometimes we get explicit either by being too honest or by being too stupid. Either way, it's fun!

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Bishop Barron's Mandatum and the Lack of Public Life

Bishop Barron floated an idea out there: social media is the getting ugly and supposed Catholic Theological Experts are causing a lot the problem, so maybe the hierarchy should do something. But then I'm sitting here asking, "Who will enforce it? The USCCB? Seriously?" Then we talk about how, outside of sporting events, there is no real public life, thus Virtual Reality is going to kill us all. Support Catching FoxesLinks:Super Bowl XXXV - Wikipedia — The show ended with all of the performers singing Aerosmith's "Walk This Way".2001 Super bowl Halftime Show: Britney, Aerosmith, NSYNC - YouTube — 2001 Super bowl Halftime Show: Britney, Aerosmith, NSYNCBishop Barron floats 'online mandatum' for Catholic teachers — “There are, to be blunt, a disconcerting number of such people on social media who are trading in hateful, divisive speech, often deeply at odds with the theology of the Church and who are, sadly, having a powerful impact on the people of God,” he said to the Register in a feature on social media that was published Jan. 24. Communio et Progressio (May 23, 1971) — 9. The media of social communication can contribute a great deal to human unity. If, however, men's minds and hearts are ill disposed, if good will is not there, this outpouring of technology may produce an opposite effect so that there is less understanding and more discord and, as a result, evils are multiplied. Too often, we have to watch social communications used to contradict or corrupt the fundamental values of human life. The Christian considers these evils evidence of man's need to be redeemed and freed from that sin which entered human history with man's first fall.14Inter mirifica — The first question has to do with "information," as it is called, or the search for and reporting of the news. Now clearly this has become most useful and very often necessary for the progress of contemporary society and for achieving closer links among men. The prompt publication of affairs and events provides every individual with a fuller, continuing acquaintance with them, and thus all can contribute more effectively to the common good and more readily promote and advance the welfare of the entire civil society. Therefore, in society men have a right to information, in accord with the circumstances in each case, about matters concerning individuals or the community. The proper exercise of this right demands, however, that the news itself that is communicated should always be true and complete, within the bounds of justice and charity. In addition, the manner in which the news is communicated should be proper and decent. This means that in both the search for news and in reporting it, there must be full respect for the laws of morality and for the legitimate rights and dignity of the individual. For not all knowledge is helpful, but "it is charity that edifies."(1)

1hr 4mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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67 Fr. Mike Schmitz's Face is the New Evangelization

This is our first time back in three weeks, having recorded the last two episodes originally as one long episode. Then Luke’s internet completely died in their classy, old apartment building, so we recorded late on Saturday night. But you’ve patiently waited on us, so we will gift you with a special 2 hour episode! We start off with a return of 10 minute topics as our Hero Luke launches a GoFundMe Campaign for That Catholic Couple which met its goal in just 32 hours. Immediately following that we begin to argue with one another about Community Groups for 45 minutes, breaking the 10 minute limit. After that, we regrouped, I drank more wine, and we discuss Dr. Strange and crappy Marvel villains, Pop Culture, Who Gomer voted for in the Early Elections, Jimmy Eat World, and the podcast State of the Union.SPONSORWe want to thank our unsponsor who unadvertised with our unpodcast, Cherubalm, makers of baby lotion bars that are great on skin and safe for cloth diapers, for giving us money not to talk about their family product.  Support Catching Foxes

2hr 9mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #2

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Marriage: Sex, Love, & Respect!

Disney+, Gomer's dog, THEN SEX, LOVE AND RESPECT!Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Social Media. You can try them out for FREE and get four weeks of great original posts and videos for your parish Facebook page at https://try.catholicsocial.media and using the promo code FOXES. Promo Code: foxesSupport Catching FoxesLinks:Fundraiser by Michael Gormley : Catholic Prison Formation — There are around 110 prison units in Texas and one full-time Catholic chaplain. There are thousands of Catholics incarcerated, but few to serve them. I've spent my life preaching and teaching the Faith but doing the Kolbe Prison Retreat ministry changed my life.The Alignment System - Chaotic Good — A chaotic good character acts as his conscience directs him with little regard for what others expect of him. He makes his own way, but he's kind and benevolent. He believes in goodness and right but has little use for laws and regulations. He hates it when people try to intimidate others and tell them what to do. He follows his own moral compass, which, although good, may not agree with that of society.(13) Timothy Gordon | The Matt Fradd Show Ep. 11 - YouTube — Married women shouldn't work?THE CATECHISM OF TRENT: The Sacraments -- Matrimony — "To train their children in the practice of virtue and to pay particular attention to their domestic concerns should also be especial objects of their attention. The wife should love to remain at home, unless compelled by necessity to go out; and she should never presume to leave home without her husband's consent."Rerum Novarum (May 15, 1891) | LEO XIII — 46. If a workman's wages be sufficient to enable him comfortably to support himself, his wife, and his children, he will find it easy, if he be a sensible man, to practice thrift, and he will not fail, by cutting down expenses, to put by some little savings and thus secure a modest source of income. Nature itself would urge him to this. We have seen that this great labor question cannot be solved save by assuming as a principle that private ownership must be held sacred and inviolable. The law, therefore, should favor ownership, and its policy should be to induce as many as possible of the people to become owners.(13) The Godfather: Part 2 (3/8) Movie CLIP - You're Nothing to Me Now (1974) HD - YouTube — The Godfather: Part 2 (3/8) Movie CLIP - You're Nothing to Me Now (1974) HD(13) OTIS REDDING-respect - YouTube — OTIS REDDING-respect

1hr 36mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Everybody's screwing, nobody's talking

The Catholic Young Adult scene is filled with hookups. We ignore this, we aren't doing ministry of any sort. Then we dive into Healing and then Hope. At the end, it's a SHOCKING story of hope and prayer. Thanks to our sponsors, CatholicStock and The Catholic Cardgame: Generations Expansion (Now on Kickstarter)Sponsored By:CatholicStock: Use the Promo Code "foxes" to get 20% off your first token and support Catholic art the doesn't suck! Promo Code: foxesThe Catholic Card Game: Donate to the cause starting on July 11th.Support Catching FoxesLinks:Catching Foxes on Twitter: "Young Adult Ministry in a nutshell: everyone is screwing each other and nobody’s talking about it." — Young Adult Ministry in a nutshell: everyone is screwing each other and nobody’s talking about it.Catching Foxes on Twitter: "I’m serious about this. I (Luke)... — I’m serious about this. I (Luke) have noticed this as a common thing in Catholic young adult communities across the country. Everyone is engaging in morally illicit sexual activities and we don’t talk about it. The damage is and will continue to be catastrophic.

1hr 19mins

6 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 107: Fear, Dating, and Using Other People

We were talking about evangelization when Luke and I stumbled onto something better: how our fears of being alone, of being unlovable, of never being accepted, motivated stupid, manipulative, and destructive relationships with women when we were single. Sponsored By:Encounter Houston: Last year, hundreds of young adults from 23 states gathered for an unprecedented faith enriching vacation. We had so much fun, we thought we’d do it again, and we’d love it if you’d join us, Luke and Gomer, at Encounter Houston! Whether you want to a chance to meet new people, need a faith enriching weekend, or simply could use a vacation, this is the weekend for you! Promo Code: catchingfoxesSupport Catching Foxes

1hr 18mins

15 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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Other Podcasts are Crap

SHOW NOTES Pride is the disordered love of self. Listen in as Luke tells the tale of his ranting and raving at his wife at how all these Catholic podcasts are stupid crap. It's awesome. Also, Gomer really hates it when people say, "A personal relationship with Jesus is too protestant." So he unloads on a guy who wrote a Catholic Answers post saying it's bad theology and bad youth ministry. Gomer contends, with an EPIC Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI quote, that this article is horse shit. THANK YOU Thanks to our two sponsors, Kreager Consulting and The Catholic Card Game, for sponsoring our show. Please see the sponsor notes below for the links! Thank you to our PATREON Supporters. Without you, think couldn't be possible. A new episode is coming next Monday, now that Gomer's throat has mostly healed. $10+ Club: Sarah Schweitzer, Bradley Stiver, Kyndall Jackson, Catherine LeBlanc, Eric Ambos, Zach Jarrell, and Kevin Fenter!Sponsored By:Kreager Consulting: Click this link provided in the show notes to find out how to take your app or website from idea to completed project with Kreager Consulting. Thanks to KreagerConsulting.com for supporting this show!The Catholic Card Game: Push The Catholic Card Game to $29,000 before February 15 and they'll create a Catching Foxes Expansion Pack! Wahooo!Support Catching FoxesLinks:Friendship with Jesus: Pope Benedict XVI Talks to Children on Their First Holy Communion: Pope Benedict XVI, Amy Welborn, Ann Engelhart: 9781586176198: Amazon.com: Books — To receive Jesus in Holy Communion is to enter into a lifelong friendship with him. In this beautifully illustrated book, Amy Welborn, well-known author and blogger, introduces Pope Benedict's profound yet simple answers to various questions put to him by children in Rome who had recently made their First Holy Communion.Father Benedict XVI is a Friend of Jesus Christ - Crisis Magazine — While the buzz word of Ratzinger’s masterful homily became his denunciation of what he styled the “dictatorship of relativism,” the central nexus of Ratzinger’s homily, I believe, lay elsewhere. He was not a prophet of doom unleashing canons of denunciation on culture, but a lover who was eager to share the love of his life, Jesus ChristLet Us Become Friends of Jesus: Meditations on Prayer: Pope Benedict XVI, Jeanne Kun: 9781593252243: Amazon.com: BooksThe Catholic Card Game - a party game for Catholics by Matt Martinusen — Kickstarter — This epic creation was designed with the Catholic Church as our inspiration. Each card draws from the faith including areas such as homeschool stereotypes, ancient tradition, and current Catholic celebrities. It is one giant inside joke for Catholics around the world.  The Catholic Card Game includes 80 prompt cards and 400 answer cards. The amount of possible combinations is similar to the number of Abraham's descendants. A holy lot!Kreager Consulting – Just another WordPress site — We begin by learning about you: how your business processes work, who your customer base is, and how you are currently using software. We then offer solutions with you in mind.


2 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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Feminism with Claire Swinarski

SHOW NOTES: Claire Swinarski was raised near Madison by a feminist who taught her to love and value her femininity as well as the fight for women's rights. Then she converted to Roman Catholicism in college, but her feminism didn't die, it was transformed. Annoyed by what's being offered ("tea cups") to so many Catholic women, she launched her podcast to challenge this. *Here are some great interviews: * Therapy, Waiting, and Sharing Yourself Online ft. Christina Dehan Jaloway Conversions and Comparison ft. Sr. Miriam James Heidland Living and Thriving on the Sexuality Spectrum ft. Anna Carter Eschewing Gender Stereotypes and Embracing Complementarianism ft. Shannon Ochoa Women's Healthcare and Natural Family Planning ft. Leah JacobsonSponsored By:The Ultimate Catholic Comicbook: The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book is a collaboration of work from Tomics, Jason Bach, Pat Cross, and John Smillie. It was kickstarted in 2016 and now is a living and breathing document of funny pictures. Promo Code: CFSupport Catching FoxesLinks:The Catholic Feminist Podcast — Welcome to the Catholic Feminist, a podcast for Jesus-loving women who want to be inspired, involved, and intentional. Each week, we speak with women who are living out their faith in a radical, real way.  Women's Healthcare and Natural Family Planning ft. Leah Jacobson — The Catholic Feminist Podcast — There's a narrative going around right now that women's healthcare = Planned Parenthood, abortion, and birth control. But that narrative hurts young girls, puts unrealistic expectations on their beauty, and stifles the very natural process of ovulation. If you're thinking "huh?", then this episode is perfect for you. We go deep into why Leah started Guiding Star Centers, which are non-profit health centers for women, and how Guiding Star is working to change the narrative around women's fertility and healthcare.  Eschewing Gender Stereotypes and Embracing Complementarianism ft. Shannon Ochoa — The Catholic Feminist Podcast — This week, I'm speaking with Shannon Ochoa, the mission leader of Brew City Catholic and the co-founder of the Eden Invitation. Shannon and I chat about Edith Stein, aka St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, and how her writings on gender influenced Shannon's outlook on womanhood. In a world where half the people tell you women belong in the kitchen and the other half tell you there are zero differences between men and women besides anatomy, Shannon provides a refreshing outlook on gender roles, a woman's "place", and what it means to be female. Enjoy!  About Maria Johnson — In a nutshell, here’s my life. I was born in Cuba in the early 1960’s, at a time when, among other things, it was inconvenient to be Catholic AND have a conscience. My parents, lovers of freedom and no friend of the totalitarian regime still squashing human rights even as I type, came to the United States, as many do, in search of human dignity, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. My Badass Book of Saints — "I’m so excited to introduce you to my first book, published by Ave Maria Press. It has a tough title, and a scrappy cover (don’t you love it?), but for every punch thrown — or almost thrown — on the pages within, you’ll also find a little vulnerability and tenderness, too." *affiliate link Super Girls and Halos - Maria Morera Johnson — What do Wonder Woman and St. Katharine Drexel have in common? How about St. Clare of Assisi and Rey, the ingenue from Star Wars The Force Awakens? All four women sought justice for the abused. *affiliate link Mulieris Dignitatem (August 15, 1988) | John Paul II — The personal resources of femininity are certainly no less than the resources of masculinity: they are merely different. Hence a woman, as well as a man, must understand her "fulfilment" as a person, her dignity and vocation, on the basis of these resources, according to the richness of the femininity which she received on the day of creation and which she inherits as an expression of the "image and likeness of God" that is specifically hers.

1hr 10mins

12 Jan 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 8: Authentically Honest about Pornography

SHOW NOTES This episode is a heartbreaker. We share as honestly as possible what went wrong in our lives when it came to human sexuality: A.K.A. Pornography. Porn is in our face and easily reachable by our broadband, HD technicolor Internet connections. We talk about this subject in a very humble and even humiliating way, trying not to dodge the issue. Also, this conversation gives Luke yet another reason to use the word "Authentic". Pretty soon he's going to go full hipster and just call it "Artisanal." We end it on a light-hearted note as I yell at Luke for not making me his Best Man and he yells at me for not making him a godfather to one of my four kids. Thanks again to BenSounds.com for the theme music!Support Catching Foxes

1hr 6mins

6 Aug 2015

Rank #8

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Episode 61: 61 Sexual Addiction with Joey Joe Joe Shabadoo

Sexual addiction is more than just the acting out, yet we tend to focus almost exclusively on the external results of an internal wound (or wounds). Like many people who talk about their sexual addiction, such as Audrey Assad, a lot of this starts with family of origin issues. The man we interview, whom we respectfully call Joey Joe Joe Shabadoo, started attending Sex Addicts Anonymous when he was 19 years old. He was living a double life and hated it: giving a theology of the body talk in the evening, and then meeting strangers for sexual hookups in dangerous places. This is a powerful interview. “Before coming to Sex Addicts Anonymous, many of us never knew that our problem had a name. All we knew was that we couldn’t control our sexual behavior. For us, sex was a consuming way of life. Although the details of our stories were different, our problem was the same. We were addicted to sexual behaviors that we returned to over and over, despite the consequences.” — Sex Addicts Anonymous, p. 3John Paul II Healing CenterTheology of the Body InstituteIs SAA right for you? Do you have a Sexual Addiction? Support Catching Foxes

1hr 6mins

23 Sep 2016

Rank #9

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Gomer Fails at Sex...again.

10 Minute Topics! We call it 10-minute topics, but we rarely stay within the 10-minute limit. I start off talking about my beautiful daughter who has a huge anxiety issue at the age of 5 and how I have no idea how to deal with it. Second, we thank the XLT Atlanta folks for an amazing time. Then we talk about Catholic Schools and their struggle with discipleship, finances, and Catholic identity. Next, I bring up the topic of sex, especially how much work it is to do it right. Seriously, people, it is exhausting sometimes. We also bring up the shenanigans at UST, gay vs. Same-sex attraction labels, and more!Sponsored By:LumiBox: Visit Lumibox.co/catchingfoxes to support us and get something beautiful delivered to your door every month. Promo Code: catchingfoxesSupport Catching FoxesLinks:Catholic Education, John Paul Speaks, July 1998 — "THE GREATEST CHALLENGE"The greatest challenge to Catholic education in the United States today...is to restore to that culture the conviction that human beings can grasp the truth of things, and in grasping that truth can know their duties to God, to themselves and their neighbors.TRUE DISCIPLESThe mission of the Catholic school is the integral formation of students, so that they may be true to their condition as Christ's disciples and as such work effectively for the evangelization of culture and for the common good of society.STUDENT LIBERATIONCatholic education aims not only to communicate facts but also to transmit a coherent, comprehensive vision of life, in the conviction that the truths contained in that vision liberate students in the most profound meaning of human freedom.Five Essential Marks of Catholic Schools — In a speech addressed to American Catholic educators in New Orleans, Pope John Paul II presented them withthe pressing challenge of clearly identifying the aims of Catholic education, and applying proper methods in Catholic elementary and secondary education. . . . It is the challenge of fully understanding the educational enterprise, of properly evaluating its content, and of transmitting the full truth concerning the human person, created in God's image and called to life in Christ through the Holy Spirit.Patreon: Support us monthly — Your support via Patreon makes sure Catching Foxes gets better and better.

1hr 20mins

26 May 2017

Rank #10

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Francis Chan is Killing Gomer's Heart

In this show, Gomer reveals to Luke how much evangelical pastor Francis Chan is ruining his life. Also, we talk Avenger's Endgame trailer, Gomer reviews all of Netflix's Marvel shows, and we talk books and music! **Check out: **Amazing Parish, Catholic Match, and Adore Ministries! Sponsored By: The Amazing Parish: Unlike other conferences, an Amazing Parish conference is a workshop-style format so pastors and parish leadership team members can work side-by-side to learn what a real leadership team looks like, how it operates, and how it can best serve its parishioners. By the end of the conference, you’ll also have gained a lot of knowledge and insight, you’ll have a clear, practical vision of what leadership can look like at your parish and how to implement it once you get home.Catholic Match: Put "Catching Foxes Made Me Do It" in your profile to find a human person who is worth your time. Support Catching Foxes Links: Apostasy Report - Francis Chan The Deceiver — Francis Chan has become a big name in "conference Christianity" and though in the past he has seemingly proclaimed many truths, you will see that he is now fully embracing error and false teaching of every sort making him an apostate and one whom you should urgently warn of. Those that promote or endorse him, aid and abet the most insidious and destructive form of error.Francis Chan - Will You Suffer To Obey? (RCRM 2018) — The worship stuff is powerful, about minute 8 to 24Prayer Makes A Leader - Francis Chan - YouTube — In the series of making a leader, Francis Chan is asked to speak on the topic of Prayer. Prayer is such a special part of a real leader. How can you be a Spiritual leader without praying? How can you lead your family or ministry without getting on your face before God? Prayer is supernatural. Prayer brings us to heart of God. Uploaded with permission.Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame - Big Game TV Spot - YouTube — Today, during the Big Game, fans got an exciting new look at Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Béla Fleck & The Flecktones "Big Country"the year I became a mutherfuckin’ G - YouTube — the year I became a mutherfuckin’ G · Busdriver · Dntel · Lorde Fredd33electricity is on our side℗ 2018 Temporary WhateverReleased on: 2018-06-08Producer: BUSDRIVERProducer: DntelComposer: BUSDRIVERLyricist: BUSDRIVERAuto-generated by YouTube.Parental warningExplicit lyricsCulture Making (Audiobook) by Andy Crouch | Audible.com — Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures. Keen biblical exposition demonstrates that creating culture is central to the whole scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the call to the church. He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world," but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture.

1hr 43mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 77: That Catholic Couple Rides Again

They are YouTube's dopest Catholic couple proving that Fun is Universal one video at a time. Luke and I interview "That Catholic Couple" for today's show, which is a dream-come-true (for them). This fine couple works hard to create a fun and Catholic show that respects the YouTube culture. We discuss "The Incident" that almost ended their show and how Luke saved the day (yeah, we retell that old story). Then we talk about how handsome Gomer is and that's pretty much where the show picks up.You can find their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/ThatCatholicCouple Support Catching Foxes

1hr 17mins

17 Feb 2017

Rank #12

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Our Take on Pope Francis

Show Notes We talk Pope Francis, poorly. Prophets make messes, but no one doubted that Jeremiah was a prophet and not a mess himself. We're not saying Pope Francis is teaching heresy or promoting immorality, but there sure is a lot of, PERHAPS, intended ambiguity. Why? No idea. Maybe to make it easier to lay the ground for further future nudges in one direction or another. One thing we hate is the hyper-American-Politcalization of Pope Francis. We try our darnedest to get around it, or address it for what it is, but we can't help but remember JP2 more fondly.Support Catching FoxesLinks:In Amoris Laetitia, who is admonishing whom? – Catholic World Report — The burden of the Pope’s final discussion on marital problems—such as divorce, living together, and unfaithfulness—is to picture the Church, not as a judge or bureaucratic organization, but as a compassionate mother willing to listen and to stay with someone through his trials. It would be difficult to know what else to call this section but an exercise in sophisticated casuistry. Every effort is made to excuse or understand how one who is in such a situation is not really responsible for it. There was ignorance, or passion, or confusion. We are admonished not to judge anyone. And we are to welcome anyone and make every effort to make him feel at home in Church and as a neighbor. Attention is paid to victims of divorce who are treated unfairly, and especially children. But the prime interest is in mercy and compassion. God already forgives everything and so should we. The intellectual precision that the Holy Father uses to excuse or lessen guilt is cause for some reflection. The law cannot change but the “gradual” leading up to understanding this failure to observe the law takes time and patience. Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy explains his critical letter to Pope Francis – Catholic World Report — First, I decided to write Pope Francis a letter, which I intended then to publish unless he adequately addressed the issues I raised.  Almost two months after having received my letter, I did receive an acknowledgement from Vatican Secretariat of State informing me that the letter had been received.  This was simply an acknowledgement and not a response to my concerns.  Second, I find it significant that not only did the Lord fulfill my demand for a sign, but also did so in, what I believe, a very significant manner.  He accomplished it through an archbishop.  By utilizing an archbishop, I believe, that Jesus’ fulfillment of my request took on an apostolic mandate.U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops President on Dialogue Within the Church — "The departure today of Fr. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M., Cap., as a consultant to the Committee on Doctrine and the publication of his letter to Pope Francis gives us an opportunity to reflect on the nature of dialogue within the Church.  Throughout the history of the Church, ministers, theologians and the laity all have debated and have held personal opinions on a variety of theological and pastoral issues. In more recent times, these debates have made their way into the popular press. That is to be expected and is often good.  However, these reports are often expressed in terms of opposition, as political – conservative vs. liberal, left vs. right, pre-Vatican II vs Vatican II.  These distinctions are not always very helpful.

1hr 6mins

3 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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Episode 55: 55 Thank You. Smiley Face. with Fr James Martin

The editor-at-large for America Magazine and author of numerous books on the faith, we interview Fr James Martin, SJ. From corporation living to Jesuit Order, he tells us why he left the world of finance for p;overty, chastity and obedience. We also dives into what the 12 years of Jesuit formation is like, which is crazy fascinating and sounds exhausting.Then we break into the topic of Pope Francis. We talk about his Jesuitness, what it did for the Jesuits internally, and his relationship to the last two popes. This leads us into a great discussion of a common theme here on Catching Foxes: the division of Catholics into Conservative and Progressive, Right and Left, blah blah blah.Finally, we talk about haters on Twitter who call him a heretic for his more controversial tweets, and how he deals with it. ("I can't come to Compline, there's someone wrong on the Internet!") Where you can find him onlinehttps://twitter.com/JamesMartinSJhttps://www.facebook.com/FrJamesMartinhttp://jamesmartin.hc.com/Some Books of his that we mention...Jesus: A PilgrimageMy Life with the SaintsIn Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and ObedienceLourdes DiaryThis Our ExileSupport Catching Foxes


12 Aug 2016

Rank #14

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Books for Grown Ups!

Support Catching FoxesLinks:Fraddtastic Book Give Away! — A new contest starting March 9 and ending March 16. Tell us on Facebook or Twitter your favorite Catching Foxes episode and add the hastag #3outof5 for your chance to win a free copy. 10 winners will be randomly drawn. US residents only!12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B Peterson – digested read | Books | The Guardian — Not a great summary, but at least it lists the rules. "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B Peterson – digested read"TALKING HISTORY WITH - David McCullough - Immersed in Facts, The Better to Imagine Harry Truman's Life - NYTimes.com — TALKING HISTORY WITH: David McCullough; Immersed in Facts, The Better to Imagine Harry Truman's LifeAmazon.com: The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project) (9780805090161): Andrew J. Bacevich: Books — Writing with knowledge born of experience, conservative historian and former military officer Andrew J. Bacevich argues that if the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach: the neglected tradition of realism. Amazon.com: Truman (Audible Audio Edition): David McCullough, Nelson Runger, Simon & Schuster Audio: Books — Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.Blowback (intelligence) - Wikipedia — Blowback is a term originating from within the American Intelligence community, denoting the unintended consequences, unwanted side-effects, or suffered repercussions of a covert operation that fall back on those responsible for the aforementioned operations. To the civilians suffering the blowback of covert operations, the effect typically manifests itself as "random" acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are unaware of the effected secret attacks that provoked revenge (counter-attack) against them.[1]Biblical Series II: Genesis 1: Chaos & Order - YouTube — Lecture II in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories from May 23 at Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto. In this lecture, I present Genesis 1, which presents the idea that a pre-existent cognitive structure (God the Father) uses the Logos, the Christian Word, the second Person of the Trinity, to generate habitable order out of precosmogonic chaos at the beginning of time. It is in that Image that Man and Woman are created -- indicating, perhaps, that it is (1) through speech that we participate in the creation of the cosmos of experience and (2) that what true speech creates is good. 117: Who Is Jordan Peterson? | The Word on Fire Show — Dr. Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and mythology enthusiast, has exploded onto the scene, becoming the world’s most popular intellectual figure in just a few short months. Who is he and what should you know about him? And why have his ideas gained so much traction, especially young men? Over the next couple episodes, Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss the Jordan Peterson phenomenon and reflect on his work from a Catholic perspective. A listener asks whether it’s fine to use secular mindfulness meditation to relieve anxiety.Jocko Podcast 112 w/ Jordan Peterson — Jocko Podcast 112 w/ Jordan Peterson - Life is Hard. 12 Rules for Life.Jordan Peterson walks through 12 Rules for Life — Rule 1: Stand up straight with your shoulders backWhy Are So Many Patients Noncompliant? — • A study of over 75,000 commercially insured patients found that 30% failed to fill a new prescription, and new prescriptions for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol were not filled 20%-22% of the time.Jordan Peterson walks through 12 Rules for Life — Rule 2: Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helpingWho is Joseph Campbell? Bios in 3 minutes or less — Joseph Campbell was a 20th century comparative mythologist who looked at the religions and myths of the world and noticed a common thread. His findings would go onto impact cinema forever when filmmakers such as George Lucas used his theories to structure his stories. In this video, Bradley gives a brief overview in three minutes or less.CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Antinomianism — The heretical doctrine that Christians are exempt from the obligations of moral law. The term first came into use at the Protestant Reformation, when it was employed by Martin Luther to designate the teachings of Johannes Agricola and his sectaries, who, pushing a mistaken and perverted interpretation of the Reformer's doctrine of justification by faith alone to a far-reaching but logical conclusion, asserted that, as good works do not promote salvation, so neither do evil works hinder it; and, as all Christians are necessarily sanctified by their very vocation and profession, so as justified Christians, they are incapable of losing their spiritual holiness, justification, and final salvation by any act of disobedience to, or even by any direct violation of the law of God.No More Mr Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life: Robert A. Glover: 9780762415335: Amazon.com: Books — Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the "Nice Guy Syndrome" trying too hard to please others while neglecting one's own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness. It's no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He explains how they can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life, by presenting the information and tools to help them ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life, to embrace their masculinity and form meaningful relationships with other men, and to live up to their creative potential.The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business: Charles Duhigg: 8601406381322: Amazon.com: Books — In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.61: Jordan B. Peterson finally asked about the Catholic Faith - YouTube — 61: Jordan B. Peterson finally asked about the Catholic Faith

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9 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 43: 43 So I Told God that I Hate Him

Have you ever found your faith ...stalled? You see other people having "experiences" of God, but you are running on E with the gas light on and there seems to be no station in sight to refuel your faith. After dancing around the whole super-sensitive college student thing, Luke tells Gomer how recently in a time of rather dramatic prayer, he told God that he hates Him and hates feeling this way. If you can relate, then you should give this episode a listen.In the end, we talk about the new Marvel movie, Captain America 3: Civil War, which I'm taking my wife and another couple out on a date to go see, and yes, I'm taking off of work to do it.Super Important AnnouncementI'm trying to build something big and beautiful at my parish called The Pentecost Vigil. It consists of gathering a bunch of Jesus followers in the church and begging God for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our parish and in our city. It is a time of praise and intercession AND I WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF IT!Starting today, Friday, May 6, I would love it if you started praying for your own parish's renewal by taking up the Novena to the Holy Spirit and praying it till the Vigil. Also, if you can get some people in your parish together for the prayer vigil, head over to our old friend Fr. Dave Pivonka's website www.thewildgooseisloose.com for more resources and you can register your parish in this worldwide Vigil. So for 9 days will you join us in fasting, prayer and praise in order to allow God's anointing to fall on our Church? Support Catching Foxes


6 May 2016

Rank #16

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Immigrant Children

Show Notes and Links We recorded the day Trump signed an executive order against breaking up families, so we really didn't have time to process the ramifications. Let me make it clear, we are 100% against the punitive separation of children from their families. We are also 100% for the comprehensive immigration reform and greater work visas for immigrant labor. (Gomer is for the legalization of literally all drugs, so that will strip the cartels of most of their power, but we don't talk about that!) What we are not for is the hype wagon of the left wing media and anti-Trumpkins out there. Nor are we interested in the Sessions-style biblical apologetics of the Trumpkin defenders. We are pro-life, pro-family, and pro-child. Some of these parents are sketchy. Some of these kids are being trafficked (a lot more than you think) and need to be saved. Some are criminals, some are forced into criminal behavior. GOMER'S IGNORANCE Gomer here: "I will claim more ignorance of the elevation of abuse under Trump's administration, really especially since the month of March. I do think it's due to the increase in illegal border crossings that usually drops off the closer we get to summer. I've spent all day today reading Vox and some others about the background to the anti-Trump recent outrage and have learned a lot. I also think the Colberts of the world are just so blind with Trump hatred (again, personally, I did not vote for him and never will) they will blame everything on him and not on a lack of space, of funds, or of personnel to help these kids.Support Catching FoxesLinks:The Catholic vision of just immigration reform — “You drew me forth from the womb,” the Psalmist wrote to the Lord, “made me safe at my mother’s breasts.” We don’t know what happened after that Honduran girl was taken from her mother’s arms. We don’t know if she was taken to a warehouse, to be housed with hundreds of other children who had been separated from their immigrant parents. We don’t know if she sat strapped in a car seat, squalling for her mother, near the big kids who let themselves cry only as they fall asleep on gym mats spread across the floor, behind a chain link fence. We do know that policies that indiscriminately separate children from their migrant parents at our national border violate the sacred sovereignty of families. They need to be stopped. But it’s not enough to condemn the treatment of a mother separated from her child without asking what should happen instead. There have been, unfortunately, too few solutions proposed to address a real problem: how should the identity of family members be verified at the border, to ensure that children are not being trafficked? That issue needs more than moralizing or grandstanding. It needs a real solution.Zero-tolerance immigration policy leads to surge in family separations, lawyer says - CNN — Children generally are separated from parents who are awaiting prosecution for crossing illegally, so prosecuting more parents will result in the separation of far more children from their parents at the border than before the policy took effect. Those children become the charges of the Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (specifically, the Office of Refugee Resettlement).Family separation at the border: the past 72 hours in outrage, explained - Vox — The past 72 hours in outrage over Trump’s immigrant family separation policy, explained Children are being kept in cages. Parents are being deported without their kids. Trump is wrongly blaming Democrats.Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas — McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. UN Human Rights Office condemns US border separation of families — Washington D.C., Jun 7, 2018 / 03:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Maria had been a victim of sex trafficking and abuse by a local gang when she fled Guatemala. Taking her 3-year-old son, Jose, she made the trek to the U.S. border, seeking asylum in the United States. But when she arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in December 2017, she was apprehended by Customs and Border Protection. Agents separated her from her son, who was grouped together with “unaccompanied minors” by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, while Maria was transferred to adult detention.US bishops ask that immigration reform protect families, Dreamers — US bishops ask that immigration reform protect families, Dreamers Family separation and detention: Obama’s border policy vs. Trump’s - Vox — What Obama did with migrant families vs. what Trump is doing Trump hopes the courts will let him detain families like Obama did.Pope Francis criticizes Trump's 'zero-tolerance' migrant policy — Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. bishops conference, issued a statement during the bishops' biannual meeting in Fort Lauderdale last week. He criticized the policy, saying “separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral.” He said later the bishops would consider the possibility of sending a delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the detention centers for themselves and offer solidarity for incoming migrants and refugees. “Let it be clear that in these things, I respect [the position of] the bishops conference,” Pope Francis said in the interview with Reuters. When migrants arrive to a country, “you have to receive them, help them, look after them, accompany them and then see where to put them, but throughout all of Europe,” he said, noting that “some governments are working on it, and people have to be settled in the best possible way, but creating psychosis is not the cure.”Tucson bishop elaborates on ‘canonical penalties’ for immigrant family separation — Tucson, Ariz., Jun 20, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- A bishop who suggested last week that the Church consider canonical penalties for Catholics involved in the separation of families at the United States’ southern border said Wednesday that penalties are not central to a discussion of immigration reform. On immigration reform,  “the critical issue at hand isn’t canonical penalties, even if the concept has intrigued many. The real issue is children being used as pawns in a contorted effort at punishing their parents or deterring future asylum seekers,” Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson wrote in a June 20 op-ed for the Arizona Daily Star. Trump on GOP “compromise” immigration bill: “What is the purpose”? - Vox — Trump undermined House Republicans’ entire immigration debate in one tweet


22 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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Interview: Matt Fradd is the Earth in Springtime

Fradd was in Australia for six weeks and hit rock bottom, then went on Healing the Whole Person retreat with Sr. Miriam James (Gomer's hero) and God radically healed him. Then GOOGLE screwed him over. sad.Special Guest: Matt Fradd.Sponsored By:CatholicStock: Use the Promo Code "foxes" to get 20% off your first token and support Catholic art the doesn't suck! Promo Code: foxesSupport Catching FoxesLinks:(1) Update on Google Banning Me - YouTube — Just wanted to share some details from my recent experience getting banned from speaking at Google in San Francisco. With the threat of Youtube and Google suppressing Christian and Conservative voices on their platforms, I thought it might be beneficial to share exactly what happened and give my thoughts on the situation.(1) Why Google Banned Me From Speaking - YouTube — Here is where you can find my back and forth between me and Google as well as the Twitter thread they say violated their community guidelines: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28348530 Front Page - John Paul II Healing Center

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20 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 56: 56 The NewlyWed Game Show

Americans divorce most often at 18 months and at 8 years. Luke is coming up on 18 months and I just rounded by 7th year, so we take stock and reflect on our marriages. WARNING: sexy questions and occasional sexy answer ahead. Please do not listen in the presence of a minor, the elderly, and without a glass of alcohol in your hands! Support Catching Foxes

1hr 13mins

19 Aug 2016

Rank #19

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Confidence: Painful Art of Self-Acceptance

[We cuss a lot.] Confidence: Gomer thinks it's linked to violence and Luke to self-acceptance. Then we show how Nice Guys and Jerks are the same, but just one of them is better at hiding it. Finally, we talk Hans Urs von Balthasar. Thanks Try.CatholicSocial.Media for sponsoring this show!Sponsored By:61 Minutes to a Miracle: The True Story of a Family's Devotion: You'll absolutely love this insane and beautiful story of one family's devotion to Archbishop Fulton J Sheen!Support Catching Foxes

1hr 29mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #20