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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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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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Quality catholic podcast and only one that makes me actually laugh out loud. Very relatable and worth listening to every week.

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You guys have helped a lot, keep it up

iTunes Ratings

561 Ratings
Average Ratings
497
21
17
11
15

LOL

By Joe Casso - Feb 09 2020
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Quality catholic podcast and only one that makes me actually laugh out loud. Very relatable and worth listening to every week.

Thanks

By Jordanchacon - Feb 04 2020
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You guys have helped a lot, keep it up
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Catching Foxes

Latest release on Feb 21, 2020

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Rank #1: Marriage: Sex, Love, & Respect!

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Disney+, Gomer's dog, THEN SEX, LOVE AND RESPECT!

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  • 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.

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Nov 15 2019

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Rank #2: Luke hits peak frustration

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HEY BISHOPS: Seek justice, not just forgiveness...

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  • What to make of the Catholic reaction to McCarrick and the Pennsylvania grand jury report — This extraordinary turn of events bears repeating. In 2014, a bishop allowed a priest who had been charged with criminal sexual abuse of a child to serve as the canon lawyer for another priest charged with criminal sexual abuse of a child. Apparently, no one in Szatkowski’s religious community, the Diocese of Allentown, or the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith questioned the wisdom of that plan. Anyone who finds it difficult to understand the anger and resentment of Catholics toward their bishops in recent weeks need look no further than that story.
  • Cardinal Wuerl named in Pennsylvania grand jury report, responds to criticism — “While I understand this report may be critical of some of my actions, I believe the report confirms that I acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse. I sincerely hope that a just assessment of my actions, past and present, and my continuing commitment to the protection of children will dispel any notions otherwise made by this report.”

  • Denver archbishop reflects on McCarrick abuse crisis — Archbishop Aquila said the Church’s abuse scandals originate from complacency, and a culture influenced by the sexual revolution.

    “We must recognize that complacency about evil and sin is present both in the Church and the world and has led us to where we are today. This culture of complacency among clergy and laity must come to an end!”

    “Sadly, too many, both clergy and lay, have listened more to the world than to Christ and the Church when it comes to human sexuality.”
  • What did Wuerl know about alleged abuser- and how did he respond? — Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2018 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Donald Wuerl and the Diocese of Pittsburgh say that when the former Pittsburgh bishop approved the transfer of a priest accused of serial sexual abuse, he was unaware of the allegations made against the priest. The transfer is described in the Aug. 14 report issued by a Pennsylvania grand jury charged with investing clerical sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses.

Aug 17 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #3: Abigail Punches 'Purity Culture' in the Face. THE FACE!

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We talk to Abigail Rine Favale, who directs and teaches in the William Penn Honors Program, a great books program at George Fox University. She is the author of 'Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion.'

We discuss her conversion, evangelical purity culture, the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Consent and 3 Paradigms, Transgenderism and Feminism, Waves of Feminism and her work at George Fox.

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Special Guest: Abigail Rine Favale.

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  • Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion — Into the Deep traces one woman's spiritual odyssey from birthright evangelicalism through postmodern feminism and, ultimately, into the Roman Catholic Church. As a college student, Abigail Favale experienced a feminist awakening that reshaped her life and faith. A decade later, on the verge of atheism, she found herself entering the oldest male-helmed institution on the planet--the last place she expected to be.

    With humor and insight, the author describes her gradual exodus from Christian orthodoxy and surprising swerve into Catholicism. She writes candidly about grappling with wounds from her past, Catholic sexual morality, the male priesthood, and an interfaith marriage. Her vivid prose brings to life the wrenching tumult of conversion--a conversion that began after she entered the Church and began to pry open its mysteries. There, she discovered the startling beauty of a sacramental cosmos, a vision of reality that upended her notions of gender, sexuality, identity, and authority. Into the Deep is a thoroughly twenty-first-century conversion, a compelling account of recovering an ancient faith after a decade of doubt.
  • Kissing Purity Culture Goodbye — Foremost among these is the reductive notion of “purity” itself, which becomes more or less synonymous with virginity. In this understanding, a person exists in a default state of purity, which can then be corrupted or lost through sexual activity. The implied trajectory is from purity into corruption, from which only partial redemption is possible. Virginity, once lost, can never truly be regained. This inverts the arc of the Christian life, in which one moves from original corruption into purification by grace. While the biblical understanding of purity includes sexual activity, it is hardly reducible to it. Rather, purity concerns conversion of the whole self to Christ, a continual and lifelong process.

    The Evangelical purity paradigm also ignores the question of how to faithfully live out one’s sexuality after getting married—especially after one has been taught to associate sex with shame and sin. This is a major flaw in Harris’s approach, which he acknowledges in his statement of retraction: “The book also gave some the impression that a certain methodology of relationships would deliver a happy ever-after ending—a great marriage, a great sex life—even though this is not promised by scripture.”

  • Evangelical Gnosticism — My students are a microcosm of what I see as a growing trend in contemporary Evangelicalism. Without a guiding connection to orthodoxy, young Evangelicals are developing heterodox sensibilities that are at odds with a Christian understanding of personhood. The body is associated with sin, the soul with holiness. Moreover, this sense of the body, especially under the alias flesh, tends to be hypersexualized.

    Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the Evangelical emphasis on purity, a word that has become synonymous with bodily virginity. Despite the biblical usage of purity as holiness in a broader, holistic sense, including but not limited to sexual matters, the word “purity” has become narrowly sexualized. It is not a virtue to be continually cultivated, but a default physical state that can be permanently lost.
  • Gnosticism creeps in! — 1 minute sound bite of how Gnosticism keeps showing up.
  • The Sex Education We Need (Book Review: 'Love Thy Body' by Nancy Pearcey) — She presents thoughtful challenges to Christians, urging us to resist polarizing gender stereotypes in our families and communities, which may fuel the transgender fever. She emphasizes the need to revive a radical hospitality, especially toward those who have struggled with sexual issues and thus have a unique wisdom to share. Pearcey weaves in such voices throughout the book, voices of those who don’t fit the culture-war scripts—such as Cari, a woman who has “detransitioned” from living as a trans man, or Lianne, a Christian intersexed woman who was raised as a boy. Pearcey keeps human beings complex, accentuating their dignity and situating them in a created order that, though ravaged by the fall, is nonetheless divinely designed.
  • A Movement, Hijacked (Book Review: 'Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement' by Sue Ellen Browder) — A particularly fascinating thread in the book is Browder’s nuanced profile of Betty Friedan. She was initially ambivalent about legalizing abortion; the issue of “reproductive rights” was conspicuously absent from the first edition of The Feminine Mystique. By the 1980s, she was blaming the “failure” of the women’s movement on “our blind spot about the family.” As Browder reveals, the pro-abortion movement—led by Larry Lader, the central villain of the book—was decidedly male until successfully wooing the National Organization for Women in 1967.
  • Irigaray, Incarnation and Contemporary Women's Fiction: Abigail Rine: Bloomsbury Academic — Drawing on the provocative recent work of feminist theorist Luce Irigaray, Irigaray, Incarnation and Contemporary Women's Fiction illuminates the vital and subversive role of literature in rewriting notions of the sacred. Abigail Rine demonstrates through careful readings how a range of contemporary women writers - from Margaret Atwood to Michèle Roberts and Alice Walker – think beyond traditional religious discourse and masculine models of subjectivity towards a new model of the sacred: one that seeks to reconcile the schism between the human and the divine, between the body and the word. Along the way, the book argues that literature is the ideal space for rethinking religion, precisely because it is a realm that cultivates imagination, mystery and incarnation.

  • Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | Former Chief Rabbi of the UK and the Commonwealth Ph.D., King’s College - YouTube — Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | Former Chief Rabbi of the UK and the Commonwealth Ph.D., King’s College
  • Honest Trailers - X-Men: The Animated Series - YouTube — Honest Trailers - X-Men: The Animated Series

Nov 30 2018

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Rank #4: It's the Live Show with Catholic Stuff You Should Know!

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We are joined by the fine priests of Catholic Stuff You Should Know. And Gomer and Fr. John have it out! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Also, pray for priests who are discarded by the workaholism and isolation of this modern twisted culture. And thank God for priests willing to fight for not just holiness, but their own health, virtue, and community.

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Jan 11 2019

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Rank #6: 21 The Ice Bearded Fr Mike Schmitz

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We interview Fr. Mike Schmitz, of the Diocese of Duluth and the University of Minnesota Duluth Newman Center. He's a phenomenal homilist and you should subscribe to his homilies. He also grows an amazing beard every winter, has a vast comic book knowledge, and deeply loves his vocation to the priesthood.

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Special Guest: Father Mike Schmitz.

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Oct 23 2015

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Rank #7: 67 Fr. Mike Schmitz's Face is the New Evangelization

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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.

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We 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. 

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Nov 07 2016

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Rank #8: The Road to Infinity Wars! Phase Two, Episode Two

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The Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are:

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Thor: The Dark World
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy
  5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  6. Ant-Man

Yup. Ant-Man is phase two.

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Apr 18 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #9: Everybody's screwing, nobody's talking

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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.

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Jul 06 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #10: Episode 107: Fear, Dating, and Using Other People

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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.

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Sep 15 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #11: You've Gone Too Far, Luke!!!

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We talk Game of Thrones, Luke's last week in ministry, The Lord's Prophecy in 2014 for Luke's life, Discernment, Real prayer that rarely happens in Church, the Pope Francis Ring-Kiss thing (so weird), and more!

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Mar 29 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #12: Praise and Worship Special

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Luke and Gomer talk about our experience of praise and worship, and charismatic spirituality, and why it may not work anymore for us. Also, Pope Emeritus Benedict's letter on the scandal is touched upon.

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  • Lena Headey and Jimmy Kimmel Talk Game of Thrones Style - YouTube
  • Home - Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá — We are a Community of Beloved disciples of Jesus the Christ, who suffered and died for our sins. Now, God has offered salvation to all people, through repentance that leads to eternal life. Proof of our life-giving repentance is that we strive no longer to live our own life, but to live the life of Jesus with our life. We strive to live every moment of life with Jesus, so that we can be-loved by Jesus, and learn to love like Jesus.  

Apr 12 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #13: The Catholic Convocation, Barron, and the Catching Foxes Hello

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Luke, representing 500,000 Catholics, attended the convocation and he represented Catching Foxes well. We explore the suckiness of treating the crisis in the Church as a sociology/statistics problem, the lack of God, when God showed up in the preaching of Sister Miriam, SOLT, and Gomer shares a prison ministry heartbreak. Also: IS SINGLENESS A VOCATION?

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Jul 07 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: Episode 8: Authentically Honest about Pornography

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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!

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Aug 06 2015

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Rank #15: Episode 28: 28 Audrey Assad is the Busiest Person Alive

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We interview Audrey Assad, one of the brightest lights in the Church today. She's most famous for her devotional music and her role as a worship leader in events and conferences across this country. You will not regret listening to this. Well...  you may regret listening to us. But not to her!

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Jan 08 2016

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Rank #16: Luke Apologizes to Taylor Marshall

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Luke delays recording to attend a concert and relive the early 2000's, we blame the clergy for speaker-culture, we talk the crappy Atlantic article, we BRIEFLY discuss the terrible Game of Thrones ending; Oh look, Fr Dave is the new FUS President! Then, Gomer's rapid fire: financial independence, peeing, Luke has anger issues, and our Live Show in Appleton was fun!

Here's this gem from Nat'l Catholic Reporter

Like too many boomer authors, he jumps from a whim to ontology in the twinkling of an eye: The priesthood did not work for Carroll, so the priesthood is the problem and must be abolished. It would be sad if he believed this and did not publish this rubbish. As he does publish it, his influence is pernicious.

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  • The Catholic Church Should Abolish the Priesthood - The Atlantic — What remains of the connection to Jesus once the organizational apparatus disappears? That is what I asked myself in the summer before I resigned from the priesthood all those years ago—a summer spent at a Benedictine monastery on a hill between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. I came to realize that the question answers itself. The Church, whatever else it may be, is not the organizational apparatus. It is a community of memory, keeping alive the story of Jesus Christ. The Church is an in-the-flesh connection to him—or it is nothing. The Church is the fellowship of those who follow him, of those who seek to imitate him—a fellowship, to repeat the earliest words ever used about us, of “those that loved him at the first and did not let go of their affection for him.”

  • Abolish the Priesthood? A Young Priest Responds — "Abolish the Priesthood? A Young Priest Responds- The Catholic priesthood will outlast all those who call for its abolition" Fr. Dominic Bouck
  • The Case Against Abolishing the Priesthood | America Magazine — In the Dec. 11, 2000, issue of The New Yorker, the magazine’s revered literary critic James Wood began his review of the writings of J. F. Powers with a blunt question, “Does anyone, really, like priests?” I read that article a few months after my ordination to the priesthood. I found it hard to understand not only how an intelligent person could write a sentence like that, but how a prestigious magazine could print it.

  • James Carroll's call to 'Abolish the Priesthood' is misguided and tiresome | National Catholic Reporter — Carroll's embrace of theology is thoroughly opportunistic. At one point, he yearns for the pre-Constantinian church of Jesus' early followers, but later he states, "When the Catholic imagination, swayed by Augustine, demonized the sexual restlessness built into the human condition, self-denial was put forward as the way to happiness. But sexual renunciation as an ethical standard has collapsed among Catholics, not because of pressures from a hedonistic 'secular' modernity but because of its inhumane and irrational weight." But it is in the Gospels themselves that Jesus advocates self-denial, encourages the unmarried to remain celibate, and tells his followers to take up their cross and follow him. Following Jesus can lead down many different paths, but none of them have to do with sexual liberationism.

May 24 2019

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Rank #17: Our Take on Pope Francis

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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.

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  • 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.

Nov 03 2017

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Rank #18: Look what they did to Ted! with JD Flynn

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We talk with JD Flynn, canon lawyer and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency, about Church Militant's accusations, the ideological news media, Mr. Ted McCarrick's laicization, the Rome Meeting, South Baptist Convention assault issues, and more!

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Feb 22 2019

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Rank #19: Episode 88: It's Like Your Confessions in High School

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Luke grew up in the great place of Dayton, OH. It's a town that is a great place to be from, but not really be in. Luke talks about driving home for his worky work, but has no one in Dayton to go home to and no friends to visit. Plus, there's the crap about high school life. What was it with those people in high school who are just jerks for no reason? Well, after working with youth for years we realized everyone's got a reason.

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May 05 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #20: Feminism with Claire Swinarski

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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.

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Therapy, Waiting, and Sharing Yourself Online
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Conversions and Comparison
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Living and Thriving on the Sexuality Spectrum
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Eschewing Gender Stereotypes and Embracing Complementarianism
ft. Shannon Ochoa

Women's Healthcare and Natural Family Planning
ft. Leah Jacobson

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  • 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.

Jan 12 2018

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