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The Patrick Coffin Show | Interviews with influencers | Commentary about culture | Tools for transformation

The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and levity. If you’re tired of politically correct mediaspeak, you want to see God back in the public square, and you’re not allergic to having a laugh, this is the place to be.

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#220: Religion Is Upstream From Culture—Dr. Scott Hahn

If you enjoy this podcast consider supporting this podcast:  Become a member of our community: www.coffinnation.com Send us a donation: www.patrickcoffin.media/donate +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This interview with Dr. Scott Hahn goes to why I started the podcast and Coffin Nation. Hahn is well known and well-loved around the world for good reason. He combines faith and reason, the supernatural with the natural in a writing style that is accessible without pandering to the masses. In his latest book, co-authored by Brandon McGinley, titled It Is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion, he lays out exactly why culture depends upon the transcendent values of a given populace. A much-needed contribution to the public conversation about the crises raging around us. Read the rest of this episode here: https://www.patrickcoffin.media/religion-is-upstream-from-culture/

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17 Feb 2021

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The Truth About the SSPX

DUE TO COVID-19 LOCKDOWN, WE ARE OFFERING 30 DAYS FREE TRIALS. GO TO: WWW.COFFINNATION.COM************   In this commentary, I shed some light on the backstory of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and analyze their claim to being fully Catholic already.   Join CoffinNation.com. Connect, encourage, inspire, and grow with Catholics in 25 countries. We'd love to have you aboard.     POINTS COVERED   * Their thin-skinned reactionary followers, their recalcitrance in the face of legitimate Catholic authority, and their zealous modus operandi, are oddly similar to the Medjugorje Movement.   * The SSPC are manifestly not in full communion with the Catholic Church.   * The recent bombshell expose on SSPX cover-ups of sexual crimes by Christine Niles at Church Militant has put a silver dagger in the heart of the group's proud assertion that they kept pure and uncorrupted by the scandal-ridden "Conciliar Church."   * SSPX is a gateway drug to sedevacantism   * Let's pray for all victims of sexual abuse   * Far Right groups reflect High Church Protestantism   SOURCES CITED   Decide for yourself where the truth lies.   2017 Letter by Pope Francis "Misericordia et Misera" on extending the SSPX priestly faculties beyond the Year of Mercy 2009 Lifting of SSPX ex-communication document by Pope Benedict XVI Official advice by SSPX to AVOID going to the Ordinary Form Mass on Sundays (from 2:48 to 4:01) Letter that alleges Archbishop Lefebvre privately celebrated the very new Mass he attacked publically 2017 Report on the SSPX cover-ups as revealed by Swedish TV station" 1909 Encyclical "Communium Rerum" by Pope St. Pius X


26 Apr 2020

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152: Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms—Adam Blai

Perhaps because of movies like The Exorcist and TV shows like Ghost Hunters, one wonders if more people believe in demons than in angels. Demonologist Adam Blai has devoted his life to training exorcist priests and lecturing on the different levels of demonic activity: temptation, oppression, infestation, and (the much rarer) possession. His sometimes harrowing experiences are found in his book, Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms, which is part autobiography and part field manual. The devil and his angels are real, but they are on a strong leash held by Jesus Christ. We need the grace of Christ to ask for more virtue, and greater faith, so we can live daily in victory over our common enemy. For the rest of show notes: www.patrickcoffin.media/show Support this podcast here: www.patrickcoffin.media/donate Subscribe and rate this podcast.

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30 Oct 2019

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61: Dr. Jordan Peterson On Catholicism, Suffering, Evil, and the Origin of “Bucko”

Jordan Peterson has been called “the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now” by the New York Times, “the world’s most sought after psychologist” by Psychology Today, and “rock star” by most every other pundit—admiringly by fans, sarcastically by critics. Whatever he is, Jordan Bernd Peterson is crushing it. As of this writing, his YouTube channel has close to 800,000 subscribers; his videoed lectures on the interface between psychology and the biblical narrative are virally shared; his Patreon account snags over $70,000 per month; and his live lectures and debates sell out everywhere. But what recently supercharged his notoriety (?) was his patient take-down of England’s Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman during a contentious interview about the so-called gender pay gap. If you missed that slow-motion car wreck, it’s here. As of this writing, it generated over six million views and pushed a worldwide audience in his direction very quickly—and providentially, just in time for the release of his new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. In this interview (my fourth with him, the first in person), I get into some of the questions I many of my listeners have had about his worldview. Is he a Christian? Agnostic seeker? Lapsed Catholic academic trying to climb back home? We go there. Peterson’s Bible exegesis approaches the sacred text from surprising angles, mainly drawn from Jungian insights into archetypes and mythopoetic interpretations of the events and players of salvation history. He is a gifted storyteller with an intense way of getting to the inner truths of the outer stories. If you’re looking for black and white answers that bear the whiff of complete certainty, try a dogmatic theologian. Peterson is acutely allergic to tossing out glib answers to questions he believes need to be deeply pondered before wading into premature answers. In sense, many of his lectures seem to be orally delivered first drafts of something he might write down later and polish. He clarifies his own thinking as he goes. For people (especially mothers and fathers) who are concerned about the aggressive neo-Marxist social engineering on college campuses and about the rise of the dictatorship of relativism, Peterson’s courage and perseverance in the face of intense pushback from defenders of the academic status quo is downright inspiring. 12 Rules for Life is not short, and is not for everyone. His eponymous rules embody the kind of tough love messaging that was common in say, pre-1960s America. In a post-modern era of politically correct bromides beloved by feminists and their beta male cheerleader, Peterson offers strong lye, albeit peppered with an offbeat sense of humor. He knows that some medicine now and again needs a spoonful of sugar to go down.   In this episode, you will learn How his role in the battle for free speech in Canada with the passage of Bill C-16, which criminalized “misgendering” someone, ended up launching his new career as a social critic and surrogate father to millions of millennials. Why PTSD is as much about the realization of the evils of which one is capable as about life-threatening experiences one has had. His thought process in analyzing the foundational miracle of Christianity, the Resurrection of Christ. The ways in which the West is still in something of a hangover from Soviet Communism. How suffering can be an introduction to experiences of profound meaning and sensitivity to the pain of others. The enduring influence of his father (and former teacher) Walter Peterson. Why failing to speak up against evil is far more costly than actually doing so.   Resources mentioned in this episode 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Dr. Jordan Peterson. He Leadeth Me, by Walter Ciszek, SJ. With God In Russia, by Father Walter Ciszek, SJ. Holy Bible, Ignatius Study Bible, Second Catholic Edition. Help us keep our show independent and unfiltered. Support the mission with a one-time or recurring donation. Patrick Coffin Show is 100% listener supported. Go to https://www.patrickcoffin.media/donate Check out the store: https://patrickcoffin.net/all-products Tweet to Patrick: https://twitter.com/Patrick_Coffin Follow Patrick on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/patrickcoffin.media/ Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Patrickcoffinmedia SUBSCRIBE, RATE AND REVIEW OUR SHOW

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6 Feb 2018

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57: The Truth About Medjugorje, Part I—Donal Foley

On June 24, 1981, a clear Wednesday afternoon, some young people went up Podbrdo Hill near the small hamlet of Medjugorje in then Yugoslavia. When they came down, they told people they saw “the Gospa,” (Croatian for “Our Lady”). A few more joined them, and it happened again. And again. And again. Today, three decades later, the six teen-aged seers are middle-aged adults and are still getting these visitations with their alleged secrets and signs. A global movement supporting these visions has been selling the phenomenon as real, in the face of the official stance of the Catholic Church. What is the official stance? What is the truth about Medjugorje? I spoke with British historian and researcher Donal Foley about the whole story behind the visions, about the assessment by the local bishops (and every official commission that ever investigated the seers’ claims), and about the criteria the Church uses to approve or condemn private apparitions. There are undoubtedly good fruits associated about some of the more disturbingly bad fruits of Medjugorje. We can start with that: there are good fruits, and that is GREAT. There is much more to the story, including some very bad fruits. His book Medjugorje Revisited: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud? is a must-read for anyone interested in the most popular unapproved apparition in history. It is the definitive account. (Full disclosure: I wrote the Preface). There are three groups of people on the Medjugorje spectrum: 1) true believer zealots; 2) sarcastic naysayers; and 3) the much larger group in the middle—people who are either on the fence, ignorant of the details, or who don’t care one way or the other. This two-part series is meant for that much larger middle group. One American theologian told me privately, “Medjugorje is not only unapprovable; it’s a giant tar baby. Whoever touches it gets sticky tar all over himself.” So why am I doing it anyway? Clickbait? Attention? Not even close. As I’m sure my comment box will reflect, that first group, the fanatics—mercifully small in number—will provide lots of “attention,” all of it hostile and negative. They cannot can’t abide any information getting out there that contradicts almost four decades of propaganda. The Medjugorje Movement dominates the publishing and internet world, fleeces good people of millions of dollars based on half-truths and outright lies, and people have a right to know a fuller account of the story. In the scores of books and websites that peddle the  phenomenon, you will not find references to its serious problems, and so pilgrims are kept largely in the dark. This is a problem. I have dear friends whom I love and respect who believe the Blessed Virgin Mary continues to appear to the seers. There’s no soft way to say that the Church has never wavered in the official judgment, however, starting with the late Bishop Pavao Zanic, and now Bishop Ratko Peric of the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno (to whom the Church gives the right and duty to judge apparitions). The Latin phrase is non constat de supernaturalitate, meaning, “it is not established that anything supernatural is happening.” It is a negative judgment, and the Church has never wavered in giving it. Why negative? Medjugorje enthusiasts are quick to claim that it simply means something like, “Wait and see the final approval; in the meantime, go there so you, too, can discover that the Blessed Mother is appearing.” That logic won’t work, for the same reason that if a man asks a woman to marry him and she replies, “Let me get back to you” -- that’s a no. He’s only engaged after she says yes. The fact that more than one commission has been set up by Church authorities stems not from “doubt about the disbelieving local bishop,” nor did the Vatican “take it out of his hands.” The Movement repeats this mantra frequently. The real reason for additional commissions is disobedience to the judgment itself, as the local Ordinaries have been dealing with fanatical attachment to the visions from the get-go. Despite the spiritual bullying that some of the zealots employ, it is perfectly fine for Catholics to disbelieve the claims of Medjugorje, as even approved apparitions like Fatima and Lourdes are not binding on the faithful. As this is being written, the results of the investigative Ruini Commission (chaired by Cardinal Camillo Ruini of Rome and initiated by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009) have been on the desk of Pope Francis for two years. A rumor floated around the internet last year that the Commission is set to approve “the first seven” apparitions—a rumor based on information leaked to a pro-Medjugorje Italian journalist) In addition to my interview this week with Donal Foley, interested readers need to read this summary regarding that first week in late June, 1981, compiled by Bishop Ratko Peric. The summary is based on the taped interviews with the seers. It’s devastating evidence against the claims of Medjugorje, particularly the first seven apparitions. Please note that this is not an “anti-Medjugorje” position. It’s a pro-Catholic one. As with most disputes in the Church, this one is about authority. The legitimate authority of the local bishop, His Excellency Ratko Peric, has been rejected, derided, and, in one instance, through a physical attacked. Not exactly a good fruit. I pray this conversation with Mr. Foley will be of great value to you and I highly recommend his comprehensive book on the matter, and also his Marian Apparitions, the Bible, and the Modern World.   In this episode you will learn The long history of disobedience by the Franciscans serving in the local Diocese. The official judgment of the Church, what it means, and why it is so. The disturbing, occultic elements of the visions of Medjugorje you won’t read about in pro-Medjugorje websites and books. Why ex-Franciscan friar Tomislav Vlasic, the original self-described spiritual director of the seers, was defrocked in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI (this is the man of whom “the Gospa” told the seers, “Thank Tomislav very much for he is guiding you very well. Go in the peace of God, my angels!” —February 28, 1982) Why the Church does not bind the faithful even to approved private apparitions.   Resources mentioned in this episode Marian Apparitions, the Bible, and the Modern World by Donal Foley  Medjugorje Revisited: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud? By Donal Foley  The Medjugorje Deception: Queen of Peace, Ethnic Cleansing, Ruined Lives by Dr. E. Michael Jones VERY IMPORTANT TO READ: Bishop Ratko Peric, the local Ordinary has compiled the following summary of the first week of apparitions here: http://md-tm.ba/clanci/first-seven-days-apparitions-medjugorje   Join the Conversation Question of the week: With the embarrassment of riches we already have—the Blessed Trinity, the sacraments, the papacy, the magisterium, the Holy Bible, approved apparitions—why do some people still attach themselves to unapproved apparitions? Next week’s episode, Part 2, where questions solicited from Facebook cheerfully answered! 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9 Jan 2018

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162: From Chaplain to the Queen to Catholic Convert—Gavin Ashenden

Enjoy this podcast? You would love our premium shows. Join our community platform at www.coffinnation.com Subscribe to this podcast and our YouTube channel. _____________ His official title was Honorary Chaplain to the Queen (QHC), kind of a big deal for any Anglican clergyman. Then Rt. Rev Gavin Ashenden held the position from 2008 until 2017, when he left following, inter alia, a public liturgical reading in a Glasgow cathedral from the Quran that denied the divinity of Christ.  A good Protestant, he protested. And then he parted ways with the established church. The rest of the story is told in this interview with England’s highest-profile Catholic convert, received into the Catholic Church in December 2019. For the rest of show notes and resources mentioned: www.patrickcoffin.media

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7 Jan 2020

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156: Yes, Hell Exists And People Go There—Ralph Martin

Coffin Nation is a platform that facilitates enriching discussions, personal development and spiritual growth. Doors to our program open December 1st. Get on the list and be the first to be notified the moment we open: www.coffinnation.com ********** Is there a more urgent, vital question than what happens to you after you die? Despite misunderstandings about what purgatory or limbo are, the Catholic Church, following Scripture and Tradition, teaches with highest authority that there are only two eternal destinies: heaven and hell. If you read the Gospels and pay attention to what Jesus says about hell, you’ll be surprised how often and how seriously He warns us about it. But are these merely “warnings”? Is Jesus bluffing to teach a lesson? Could hell, in fact, be empty? Facebook: www.facebook.com/patrickcoffin.media Twitter: www.twitter.com/patrick_coffin For rest of show notes go to the website.

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28 Nov 2019

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159: How to Distract-Proof Your Brain—Nir Eyal

Doors to our premium platform are now open. Join hundreds of Catholics around the world. Come for the content and stay for the community: www.coffinnation.com ********** Do you find yourself distracted all day by the pings and dings of your smartphone, by the lure of that Amazon Prime movie, or hilarious kitten videos on YouTube, or your favorite news commentary, or the funny pages, or making a hot coffee before you “really get down to work”? Stop me if this sounds like you, because it certainly sounds like me. Fortunately for the distracted brethren of this world, a practical guide to distract-proofing your brain is now available. New York best-selling author Nir Eyal has put 5 years of research into one place.  It's called Indistractible: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Nir does not spout platitudes or make generalizations. He provides practical tools that build the kind of habits that enable you to stay on task and to use your time wisely and deliberately. Lots of objective data to back it all up as well. Read the rest of the show notes at: www.patrickcoffin.media/show

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17 Dec 2019

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114: The Slow Death of Manhood—Dr. Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon

The Patrick Coffin Show is 100% listener supported. Consider supporting us here: www.patrickcoffin.media/donate ********* Self-described feminist singer Paula Cole had a hit single in 1996 titled “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone,” in which she bemoaned the dearth of real men (“Where is my John Wayne; where is my prairie song; where is my happy ending; where have all the cowboys gone?”) Something happened to men in the last 50 years. They stopped being men and became guys, and now, in tragic numbers, feckless soy boys. Dr. Taylor Marshall and Tim Gordon of the smashing TnT podcast (Taylor Marshall and co-host Tim Gordon) and YouTube channel join me to talk about the death of men and how it has affected the behavior of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. What would a resurrection of men look like?   In this episode you will learn Why we need to stop validating the word feminism (namely its toxic meaning) with some kind of nice adjective, like “Christian feminism,” “new feminism.” The roots of the crisis of masculinity How this crisis manifests itself in the disappointing behavior of so many priests, bishops, and cardinals Why the biblical analogy of Christ as Bridegroom and the Church as Bride remains the fundamental truth of the relationship between the sexes The basic distinction between masculine and feminine, and why the sexes are not “equal” but complementary. The true meaning of submission in Ephesians 5 and why it doesn’t mean subjugation   Resources mentioned in this episode TnT podcast and YouTube channel My Episode 71 interview with Rev. Gordon Dalbey Crisis of Masculinity by Leanne Payne   Join the Conversation Question of the week: What do you think is the best one-word synonym for masculinity? Femininity?

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5 Feb 2019

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161: René Girard on What Makes Us Tick—Gil Bailie

Hi, do you enjoy this podcast? If you do, you will love our premium content and our supportive community. Learn more here: www.coffinnation.com __________ Despite teaching at prestigious universities, René Girard (1923—2015) was an outsider to the world of academe. The French philosopher and social critic began teaching literature because he needed a job. This venture set up his discovery of just how similar the various novels and classics were that he was lecturing on. He realized over time that, primarily, people want what other people want, a dynamic he called mimetic desire. __________ For the rest of the show notes: @patrickcoffin.media Please rate and review this podcast and Subscribe in YouTube!

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31 Dec 2019

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04: Dr. Jordan Peterson vs Political Correctness

Where does free speech end and totalitarianism begin? Don't buy into the ever-expanding variety of new pronouns for transgendered or “non-binary" persons? Learn the cost of standing up to the PC bullies with Dr. Jordan Peterson.


3 Feb 2017

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133: The Miracle of Fulton Sheen—Bonnie Engstrom

Come with us to Germany to see the Passion Play at Oberammergau: www.patrickcoffin.media/pilgrimage. Take $100 OFF if you sign up in June. Want more shows and premium content not available anywhere else? Join Coffin Nation. www.coffinnation.com. Doors open July 15. ******** Okay, this is a personal biggie. To get to talk to the mother of the baby boy, James Fulton Engstrom, who was stillborn on September 16, 2010, after a healthy pregnancy. The baby stayed dead for 61 minutes. Let that sink in. James’s parents, Bonnie and Travis, began praying—hoping very much against hope—for the intercession of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who was born and raised near their hometown, to “do something!” After 61 minutes, something totally unexpected and yet longed for happened. The baby’s heart quickened into a healthy rhythm, and a lovely pink flush replaced the ashen gray of his corpse. TOTALLY impossible, according to every medical expert who has examined the case, and yet it happened. But they weren’t out of the woods. Sweet Baby James, by all evidence, would never recover from the catastrophic loss of oxygen. Doctors predicted the worst. The Engstroms leveraged social media and doubled down on the heavenly “ask.” People in many countries came to the assistance with prayers. And none of the medical disasters came to pass. James was, and is, normal. This is an incredible story, and is set to be the bona fide miracle that will make “Uncle Fultie” become Blessed Fulton J. Sheen, one step away from canonization. Ah, cool! ******** Don't miss our FREE Livestreams in Facebook, Like my page to get notified when we go live: www.facebook.com/patrickcoffin.media


18 Jun 2019

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89: Dear Troubled Catholics—Dr. Ralph Martin

Support this podcast: www.patrickcoffin.media/donate "Like" us on Facebook HERE Sign up to the waiting list for our upcoming premium site Coffin Nation. You'll be the first to be notified! Tweet to Patrick HERE ----------------------------------------------------- The Grand Jury Report, released on August 14, destroyed any residual belief that the “long Lent of 2002” was somehow “a thing of the past.” It is devastating, and essentially concludes that the Catholic Church is a criminal syndicate that exists to protect the predators who lead it. This on the heels of the Theodore “Uncle Ted” McCarrick scandal, and the Chilean bishop scandal (badly botched by Pope Francis), the collosal problem of homosexual corruption in Nicaragua under Cardinal Maradiaga, and sundry financial malfeasance. Catholics everywhere are disgusted, demoralized, and prone to feelings of despair. Enter Dr. Ralph Martin with a prescription of hope. He wrote a perceptive and, I believe, prophetic, Letter to fellow troubled Catholics in the newsletter put out by Renewal Ministries, of which he is the president. What is needed—badly—is a sense of perspective and hope. Not “optimism,” not “moving forward,” and certainly not “lamenting the tragedy.” It’s not a tragedy. It’s a series of sexual crimes and sins that cry to heaven for vengeance. Where is the Lord Jesus in all this? Ralph Martin, seminary professor, writer, and TV/Radio host, and longtime renewal leader, cuts to the quick.   In this episode you will learn: How to frame the scandal in its historical context What the scandal is really about (hint: it’s not “pedophile priests”) The need to double-down on prayer and fasting for the Church Why we need to stop “protecting the Church’s image” Why this crisis resembles the way God punished faithless Israel The main reason for hope as we survey the wreckage   Resources recommended in this episode: Dear Troubled Catholics letter from Ralph Martin The Fulfillment of All Desire by Ralph Martin Crisis of Truth: The Attack on Faith, Morality and Mission in the Catholic Church by Ralph Martin   Question of the week Has this series of scandals led you to deepen your relationship with Christ? If not, why not? Comment below or on our Facebook page "Like" us on Facebook HERE Sign up to the waiting list for our upcoming premium site Coffin Nation. You'll be the first to be notified! Tweet to Patrick HERE Don’t forget to Subscribe to the show in YouTube, as well as the full length podcast available in iTunes and other podcast directories, while you are there, please leave an honest review.


21 Aug 2018

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101: Setting The Record Straight—Milo YIiannopoulos

Coffin Nation is now OPEN. Go to www.coffinnation.com ****** It’s been over a year since professional polemicist Milo Yiannopoulos more or left public life after losing three gigs in a row: his Breitbart editor position, his Simon & Schuster publishing deal (for his book Dangerous), and his plum CPAC speaker slot. A massive plummet from the heights of internet fame (infamy?) So what really happened? What did he say on those 2015 and 2016 podcasts that surfaced last February? More importantly, what did he mean? And does he have any regrets? Milo, like probably 99% of the population, Catholic or otherwise, has gaps between what he professes and what he lives. St. Paul describes the phenomenon well in Romans 7:19, “For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.” Certainly, going ahead with an attempted marriage to his boyfriend puts him at odds with the teaching of the Catholic Church. He has a new book out titled, Diabolical: How Pope Francis Has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me—and Why He Has To Go. Many of his followers, and obviously his enemies, want to know why someone who is Openly Gay [™] and civilly married to his boyfriend is qualified to criticize the Pope. They also want a close look at the man himself, in his own words, as distinct from the hysterical rumor mill about him.   In this episode you will learn: Milo’s childhood Catholic roots and the origin of the surname Yiannopoulos The facts about his abuse at the hands of a priest, who since committed suicide How he manages to reconcile his homosexual lifestyle with the Church he professes to love What his real opinions are regarding homosexuals Why he is passionate about “Making the Vatican Straight Again” (a chapter in his book)   Resources recommended in this episode: Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos Diabolical: How Pope Francis Has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me—and Why He Has To Go by Milo Yiannopoulos The World’s First Love by Fulton J. Sheen   Question of the week In what ways do you make the perfect the enemy of the good?   Doors to Coffin Nation are now OPEN. But not for long, sign up today. Sign up to be notified right here: Coffin Nation.

1hr 49mins

13 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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125: Is Marriage Done For?—Dr. Scott Hahn

Join me in Germany next spring. Early Bird special ends April 30. Go to: www.patrickcoffin.media/germany. Subscribe, rate and review this podcast.  Check the website for more shows: www.patrickcoffin.media ******** What? Another too-little-too-late book defending marriage? Dr. Scott Hahn thinks the battle has just begun for a resurgent reverence for marriage as its been defined for 3000+ years, and was raised to the dignity of a Sacrament by Jesus Christ. Marriage as Sacrament is badly misunderstood today, which is part of the reason why so many people leave their spouses when the going gets tough. Hahn, professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, and author of over 40 books, knows firsthand how tough the going can get. Share this very personal interview with one of the best known and respected Catholic thinkers and influencers in American Church history.   In this episode you will learn The deeper meaning of “it is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18) Why the Church calls marriage the Sacrament of “Matrimony” The connection between the 1930 Anglican decision to allow contraception and the current crisis of the definition of marriage Why marriage is the cell of the entire body of the Church and of the broader society How couples who stick together provide not just a solid foundation for their kids but a living homily to others Why the Sacrament of Matrimony is impossible without the “third party” of Jesus Christ

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23 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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180: The Crisis of Male Friendships—Adam Minehan and David Niles

🔴DUE TO THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN, WE ARE OFFERING 30 DAYS FREE TRIALS. Come on in! https://www.coffinnation.com (offer ends May 31, 2020)  🔴 Read the rest of the show notes and links at             https://www.patrickcoffin.media 🔴 Twitter: https://twitter.com/patrick_coffin 🔴 Facebook: https://facebook.com/patrickcoffin.media 🔴 Store: https://www.patrickcoffin.net/store  *********** Men tend to be good at doing things together, in the sense of separately together like watching a sports game or fishing, hunting, poker, billiards, etc. Men tend not to be good at spending time communicating face to face with each other. The idea of male friendship has undergone a shift for the worse in the wake of the turbulent, and failed, sexual revolution. It’s not just relationships between men and women that have suffered; relations between men have also suffered. Men, Christian or otherwise, don’t want to “get too close” out of fear that it seems either gay or something only women do. But real friendship is built on virtue, and the root of virtue is the Latin vir, or male adult. What are men afraid of? Adam Minehan and David Niles, creators and hosts of The Catholic Man Show podcast, are lifelong friends and talk about the lost art of manly closeness. SUBSCRIBE, RATE AND REVIEW THIS PODCAST. THANKS!

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12 May 2020

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113: How Lavender Is the Church?—Joseph Sciambra

If you enjoy this podcast please consider supporting us. We are 100% listener supported. Go to www.patrickcoffin.media/donate. ******** Subscribe and Rate the podcast. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! We read a lot about “the priestly sex abuse scandal,” which goes by various names, most of them euphemisms meant to deflect the truth of the matter. Joseph Sciambra knows all about the deflection of truth. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, a product of the beige Catholicism Lite of the 1970s and 80s. Casual porn use starting before he was ten led him down an increasingly perverse path including a complete embrace of the homosexual lifestyle. He performed in gay porn. He had a near-death experience. He had terrifying encounters with the demonic. And Jesus Christ liberated him. Joseph became friends with the founding father of reparative therapy, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, PhD, and the founder of the Courage apostolate. Father John Harvey, OFSF. His fine blog, josephsciambra.com, is the go-to place if you want to see the pro-LGTB dioceses, archdioceses, gay-friendly prelates and programs infecting the Catholic Church in America and beyond. In this interview, we discuss just how lavender is the Church today, even after the ostensible efforts at ridding the Church of what Pope Benedict XVI called “the moral filth”?   In this episode you will learn How he escaped the brutal, dark world of the Castro District homosexual life Why homosexuals cannot function as healthy, effective Catholic priests How homosexuality became normalized through pop culture The reasons why Sciambra believes the “born that way” theory is dead wrong How chastity and living the sacramental life of Christ continues to change his life His message to bishops and archbishops who allow the LGTB agenda to take root in their dioceses   Resources mentioned in this episode Disordered: A Critical Examination of Gay Life and Culture From One Who Survived by Joseph Sciambra Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy audiobook by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, PhD Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attraction Kindle Edition ed by Janet Smith and Father Paul Check Courage Apostolate for same sex attracted Catholics and those who love them Joseph Sciambra’s blog   Join the Conversation Question of the week: Why are so many Catholic leaders either afraid to speak the truth about homosexuality or are ignorant of that truth? Follow PCM on Facebook here. Don’t forget to Subscribe to the show in YouTube, as well as the podcast so you can get the weekly show updates.  Subscribe and Rate the podcast. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Join our waiting list for Coffin Nation here. Doors open this summer 2019.

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29 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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58: The Truth About Medjugorje, Part II—Donal Foley

As promised, I posed the questions solicited from Facebook about Medjugorje to my guest, historian Donal Foley, author of Medjugorje Revisited: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud?  and Marian Apparitions, the Bible, and the Modern World  Please understand that the number of questions exceeded the time limit of the show, but I did my best to compress together the ones that either asked the same basic thing or were already answered in the first episode. Be assured that none were skipped or censored. In this episode you will learn: The occultic undertones to the manner and mode of the Medjugorje visions and how closely they resemble condemned apparitions If the visions are not of God, and yet so many good fruits have resulted in the shorter term, what the longer term endgame might be from Satan’s perspective Why the fallen or suspended priests who have been closely allied with the seers provide a serious reason to be skeptical Whether there have been any verified medical healings as a result of the apparitions Much more! Don't forget to Subscribe in iTunes and YouTube! Also on our website www.patrickcoffin.media


16 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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71: What Is a Real Man? Gordon Dalbey

The Patrick Coffin Show is 100% listener supported. Help us keep our show independent and unfiltered. Consider supporting our work with a one-time or recurring donation HERE. I have been reading Rev. Dalbey’s books with great profit since the mid-90s. One of the first Christian leaders to address the crisis of masculinity, Dalbey has laid his hand on an urgent and increasingly obvious problem: men don’t know how to be men. The source of the problem is multiform: the throwaway divorce culture, the failed Sexual Revolution, the epidemic of pornography, bad or non-existent modeling from one’s own father, and a sense of shame that gets covered over by excessive pride. What is your relationship like with your father? How has it contributed to the man you are, for better or worse? Did your dad teach you how to pray? Talk to you about sex in a healthy way? Do you struggle to be real—in all that that implies? How has a rules-based approach to religion insinuated itself into your relationship with Christ our Savior? Gordon Dalbey has your back, and most probably understands your heart.   In this interview, you will learn: How the enemy likes to foment confusion about manhood and masculine identity. Why so many men fall for the false substitutes of portfolio size, power, and pornography, and how to find a way out What the Bible says about the meaning of “male and female He made them” (Gen 5:2) The ways in which the father, not the mother, instills and imparts male identity in young boys The source of the war over “gender” and how to recognize the error at the heart of it A way of renewing your faith in God as Father and Christ as divine Brother Resources mentioned in this episode: Healing the Masculine Soul: God’s Restoration of Men to Real Manhood by Gordon Dalbey Sons of the Father: Healing the Father-Wound in Men Today  by Gordon Dalbey Fight Like a Man: A New Manhood For a New Warfare  by Gordon Dalbey Rev. Dalbey’s website Tweet to Patrick HERE Follow Patrick on Facebook HERE Check out the store HERE Sign up for our Inside Scoop newsletter with the best of The Patrick Coffin Show each week.


17 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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12: Dr. Anthony Esolen: Who Burned Down the Culture, Why, and Now What?

Tony Esolen speaks with the urgency and verbal economy of a prophet. No words are wasted and the point of the conversation is ever before him. The professor of Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization  at Providence College in RI, is a translator and a sage of things cultural and authentically Catholic. He’s also a connoisseur of classic movies. Following a strong series of articles and books on marriage, sexual sanity, and Catholic social teaching, his latest book is titled Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture. And what a wallop it packs. Our interview used the themes and arguments in the book as jumping off points for a discussion that ranged from the long journey from boy-to-manhood to the origins of the culture crisis, to the evergreen problem of Why Johnny Can’t Read. Few writers today combine erudition with humor, insight, and a Christian spirit.


28 Feb 2017

Rank #20