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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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It’s a Catholic podcast you can’t listen to with your children. They curse, act childish and are proud of it. Too bad, because they do have some good things to say, some good guests and salient points. Too many other great Catholic podcasts out there to subscribe to this one.

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The best Catholic podcast out there! They are funny, honest, and not afraid of controversy.🙌🙌

iTunes Ratings

500 Ratings
Average Ratings
444
18
16
10
12

Could be so much more

By nonicknamesleft99999999 - Sep 09 2019
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It’s a Catholic podcast you can’t listen to with your children. They curse, act childish and are proud of it. Too bad, because they do have some good things to say, some good guests and salient points. Too many other great Catholic podcasts out there to subscribe to this one.

Catching Foxes

By teachphx - Mar 31 2019
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The best Catholic podcast out there! They are funny, honest, and not afraid of controversy.🙌🙌
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Catching Foxes

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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!

Rank #1: 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
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 29: 29 We Cuss A Lot

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Luke and Gomer are back and very much hate 2016. Luke has irrational anger problems and Gomer just wants to play Minecraft. We also talk about the "Voice, but no Vote" issue of the Episcopalian Church within the Anglican Communion and the problem of Talking Head culture in the Church today.

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Jan 15 2016
1 hour 1 min
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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.

Thank you CURO Catholic Healthcare for sponsoring this show!

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
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Nov 30 2018
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 101: A Beautiful Renaissance with Anthony D'Ambrosio

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Anthony D'Ambrosio of Catholic Creatives hops on the shows from a trailer park filled with Evangelicals to discuss life, art, creativity, the New Catholic Renaissance in beauty, and how to deal with insecurity, self-doubt, and envy.

Apparently, Anthony is a punk-rocker turned seminarian turned artist turned event planner!

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  • Catholic Creatives — We believe that the greatest force of evangelization and social change in our world is beauty. We are a community of co-creators with God and each other, dedicated to seeing a New Renaissance of Beauty come to fruition in our generation. 
  • 8BEATS — We, Catholic Creatives of every discipline and every profession, are answering the call to Beauty; the call to reveal the mystery of God’s love to the modern heart.

    We are gathering around one powerful idea - that the 8 Beatitudes are some of the most subversive teachings in human history. They carry within them a depth of meaning which atheist, agnostic, humanist, or Christian can encounter.

    That’s why we - Catholic filmmakers, designers, artists, marketeers from all over the world - are teaming up to create 8beats, a feature length anthology of short films on the 8 Beatitudes.
  • RedCarWireVEVO — Red Car Wire - Timing Just Isn't Your Thing
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    Music video by Red Car Wire performing Timing Just Isn't Your Thing. (C) 2008 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Scary Kids Scaring Kids - Losing My Religion (REM) — Cover of Losing My Religion by REM. From Punk Goes '90s.
  • about — EDMUND MITCHELL — Edmund Mitchell
    Evangelization and Catechesis

    I'm Catholic.

    I studied Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

    I'm Director of Evangelization and Catechesis in Grapevine, TX.

    My wife and I started the Catholic subscription company LumiBox.

    I created Reverb Culture.  

    I wrote Dual Wielding: Praying with Scripture and the Catechism.

    I created the series Meditations.
  • Anthem Philly — A RAW AND AUTHENTIC PLACE TO EXPERIENCE BELONGING IN THE CHURCH.
  • 34. Megan Mastrioanni & Jacob King - Vulnerable Ministry and the Launch of Anthem — Catholic Creatives — Hello, creatives! We’re here to talk about something awesome that happened this weekend and the people who made it happen. We’re talking about the launch of Anthem, rebrand of the youth and young adult office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Joining us are Megan Mastrioanni and Jacob King, who are leading the charge up there in the diocesan office. 

  • Glass Canvas — We never settle for “good enough”, both as individuals and in our work. We’re people who wrestle with holy discontent on a regular basis, understanding that our skills and talents can be used to do work that matters and makes a lasting impact rather than just make flashy things that blend in with the culture.
  • Bo Burnham gives advice to young artists — “I would say don’t take advice from people like me who have gotten very lucky,” Burnham said. “We’re very biased. You know, like Taylor Swift telling you to follow your dreams is like a lottery winner telling you, ‘Liquidize your assets, buy Powerball tickets, it works!'”

Aug 04 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 31: 31 Donald Trump for President of Nothing!

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We answer listener questions about Trump, climate change and other non-controversial things! We really do a fun dive into the heart of Trump Populism and analyze some ridiculous statements he's made.

Then we hop on the Climate Change train and try to figure out why Republicans hate it, why Democrats milk it, and where we can do something constructive together. There's some other stuff, too, like 90's alternative music and some sad stuff at the end.


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Feb 05 2016
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 82: Leah Darrow Interview! Plus a Special Announcement

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We get to talk with America's favorite Catholic, Leah Darrow, as we explore her roots in farm country, Oklahoma, what conference life is like for an introvert, and how she balances this stuff with family and fashion, which is still a good part of her life, but in a human way. We talk about some super interesting stuff like Slow Food, Slow Fashion and the whole Slow Culture. Fascinating!

Special Guest: Leah Darrow.

Mar 24 2017
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 98: Are We Getting Superhero Fatigue?

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Have you ever watched a movie and fallen in love with it, while the guy on the couch next to you thinks it's just OK? What separates us out like that? Why does Luke love Tarantino, while Gomer thinks him a coked up 17 year-old? Why does Wes Anderson do nothing for Luke, but the Cohen Brothers get his gears grooving? This conversation revolves around Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Marvel Cinematic Universe but broadens into a much more important discussion on the appeal of filmmaking as such.

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  • The Mona Lisa – what’s the big deal? | Understanding Paintings — A desultory conversation with my cousin led us to the subject of art. He said, “What’s the big deal in the Mona Lisa? Why would anyone pay tons of money for it?” Well, I did manage to give him a prosaic answer, which didn’t convince me either.

    I must admit that the actual painting, at first look, is quite unimpressive; not because of the quality of the work but because it does not stand up to its perceived image of magnificence. The “Oh my God!” effect is missing. At first glance, it looks like all the other paintings in the Louvre, all wonderfully painted by great masters.
  • HISHE Reviews: Spider-Man Homecoming — Published on Jul 13, 2017
    HISHE Reviews Spider-Man Homecoming. There are spoilers here! Beware of your viewing and comment scrolling.

    Discuss the movie HERE: https://moviechat.org/tt2250912/Spide...

    Watch More HISHEs: https://bit.ly/HISHEPlaylist
    Subscribe to HISHE: https://bit.ly/HISHEsubscribe
  • What is so good about Quentin Tarantino movies? - Quora — There are so many things that you can go on listing! Here are some that I can think of right now!

    Unique Style: He has his trademark style of smart witty dialogues. Nobody ever speaks anything you would expect them to in his movies! His dialogue seems to come from a reservoir within the writer, pouring onto the page and leaking over to the screen with ease.
    Another aspect that makes Tarantino’s films unique is their placement in an almost alternate reality. Tarantino’s movies all take place on Earth, but in a Tarantino vision of the world. His characters all speak in a crossbreed of magnificent prose and speedy vulgarity.
    Characterization: He gives so much importance to characterization that they stay etched in viewers’ memory for a long long time. Who can forget Mr.Jules Winnfield of Pulp Fiction or Dr.King Schultz of Django Unchained? My favorite is Colonel Hans Landa from Inglrious Basterds. Aside from the way they look and talk, his characters are also written with such description that their actions, their movement sets them apart. Some of his characters are twists on stereotypical genre types, while others are brand new creations.
    Pop Culture: I’m not sure if any other director makes use of pop culture like QT does! And he does it with great effect!
    Music: Music plays a key role in every Tarantino movie. He has a wonderful choice of soundtracks for his movies!
  • 10 Signs You Have Superhero-Movie Fatigue - Rolling Stone — Article from June 1, 2016...

    We've just about hit the halfway mark for 2016, and already Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse have taken cineplexes by storm. August will see the much-hyped Suicide Squad premiere (at which point Jared Leto will presumably quit tormenting his former costars) and November brings Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in the mystical Doctor Strange. Audiences can then look forward to new films featuring Wolverine, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Thor, and the Justice League in 2017, along with a soon-to-be-announced Marvel film from Fox. "A lot" is a relative term —and "too much" is a highly subjective distinction. But with every new cycle of deafening promotion, "there sure are a lot of superhero movies, and it's getting to be too much" inches closer to objective, uncontroversial truth.

  • Kevin Smith Responds To Superhero Fatigue In Hollywood — "Look who you're asking. Look how I'm dressed, are you serious? You got me for five minutes and you're going to ask that question? No, they need to make more dude. I don't care if they're quote unquote bad or something, the more you see the better it is. Like, make it as, as ubiquitous as the western was in the fifties I say, because what's better than little morality tales. Some of them are going to be wonderful, some may be not as wonderful, but let em make them all. There's no such thing as too many of these things."
  • KEVIN FEIGE Responds To 'Superhero Fatigue' — "People have been asking me that for 15 years," Feige elaborated. "In 2001, 2002, 2003 there were two Marvel movies, three Marvel movies, and I still believe the same thing, which is as long as the ones that we can control are as good as they can be, that's all that I care about. I think we've been doing pretty well. I'm very confident in the films we've announced that we have coming forward that they're going to be surprising and different and unique. I've said a lot: I don't believe in the comic book genre. I don't believe in the superhero genre. I believe that each of our films can be very different."

    Feige also responded to comments from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder that called Marvel's films "flavors of the week," saying "Those are all very different movies. They all happen to be based on Marvel characters and Marvel comics, but from a genre and a cinematic perspective, they're all very unique. Civil War may as well be a different genre from Age of Ultron."
  • How Andy Serkis Became the King of Post-Human Acting - Rolling Stone — On a London stage in 1992, a young Andy Serkis thought he was reaching the limits of actorly transformation. Playing Dogboy, "a bizarre, potentially quite violent street kid who thinks he's a dog," he'd strip naked each night, barking and biting, "much to my parents' shame."

Jul 14 2017
1 hour
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Rank #8: 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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Nov 07 2016
2 hours 9 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 105: Hurricane Harvey and Yelling

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Gomer talks about going through Hurricane Harvey, what it's like being in a constant state of sheer anxiety for 4 days, and the experience of helplessness watching your friends' unable to evacuate because the roads are flooded in every direction.

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  • Hurricane Harvey Update :: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church :: The Woodlands, TX — Thursday, August 31st
    St. Teresa Center open from 9am-3pm
    for non-perishable food donations and specific items below.

    Thursday, August 31st we are looking to collect the items listed below. Anything else will be turned away due to space constraints.

    • Cleaning Supplies
    • Rubber Gloves
    • Mops
    • Trash Bags
    • Travel Size Toiletries

    If your house flooded please feel free to stop by and retrieve any supplies you need to begin the cleanup process. We are here to serve you!
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief | Adore Ministries — Soon after the founding of Adore Ministries in Houma, LA, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Our missionaries and volunteers quickly mobilized to serve its victims in:    •   Relocation   •   Temporary housing   •   Clean up crews

    Twelve years and many storms later, we find ourselves in the midst of another natural disaster. Many of our very own mission neighborhoods are suffering the most. Our heart has always been to serve the least and the suffering and right now, like many of you, we are restless to get to work. We call this Project Starfish. Join us in prayer, through your financial gifts, and in service!
  • Disaster Relief | Knights of Columbus — Many people in the Gulf Coast of Texas are reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey this weekend. Thousands have evacuated their homes, many of which have been damaged or destroyed.

    The recovery process is going to be a long and painful one, and your support is urgently needed. Click here for a flyer that may be shared online or printed and distributed around your community.

    Please DONATE TODAY to help those suffering such devastation. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to relief efforts. This includes providing immediate needs such as food, clean water, shelter and other necessities.
  • Disaster Relief - Society of St. Vincent de Paul — Houston has recently endured the catastrophic events of Hurricane Harvey – yet together we will stand strong.  Unfortunately, natural disasters take more time to recover from than most anticipate.  The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will address the immediate needs – such as clothing, food, and medical supplies - but we also walk alongside the victims of the flooding to ensure a full recovery. The needs of people and families WILL continue. It is going to be a long road to recovery,  but we will be there every step of the way.
  • Donate now and help our neighbors recover from disaster | Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston — Hurricane Harvey brought widespread flooding and damage throughout the Archdiocese. Many families will need short-term and long-term recovery services to rebuild their lives.
    And you can help.
    For nearly 75 years, you have helped Catholic Charities provide help and create hope to more than 82,000 people annually as they create better lives for themselves and their families.
    With your gift, we can provide food, clothing, shelter and a network of support services to those dealing with the aftermath of this disaster from all walks of life and religious backgrounds.
  • Gallery Furniture store turns into Houston shelter - CNN — "We never stepped foot in (one of his stores) and now I'm just like, wow, I mean, they opened up the doors. Like nothing. He didn't even second guess it," she says. "He was just like, 'Let me help you.'"
    McIngvale is also paying for portable showers so evacuees can have their first hot shower in days.
    Marchione, the employee, says his boss has opened the store to evacuees and is providing meals because it's his way of giving back to a community that has brought him success over the past 36 years.
    "This is Houston," Marchione adds. "That's how Houston rolls."
  • Heroes You Should Know: Brave Texas Teens Save Over 50 People In Small Fishing Boat | Daily Wire — Heroes You Should Know: Brave Texas Teens Save Over 50 People In Small Fishing Boat
    In their neighbors' time of need, these teens stepped up.
Aug 31 2017
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #10: 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.

Oct 23 2015
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 108: An Anonymous Baby Boomer!

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We talk about the iPhone for like 10 seconds, then we get into video, audio, and dreams of human formation. This leads us into thinking about how Luke isn't challenged or mentored to grow and develop into the butterfly that he is. Gomer sees this all over the Church, as parish and diocesan workers are hardly competent, let alone striving to grow and get better.

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Sep 23 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 104: Kill the Video. Save the Podcast.

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Luke sings to me. We talk Game of Thrones and how much it sucks this season. Then Marvel's Defenders. Around 38 minutes is when the content heats up. We talk about why people on the internet can be so absolutist over nothing. Gomer's walk of penance in his office. Then ...my dad... then I change the subject to how I was on Jen Fulwiler's Show and not Luke. So, net win.

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  • Patreon — Got some prison talks coming soon! It'll be posted here first.
  • THE JENNIFER FULWILER SHOW — SiriusXM Channel 129
    Monday – Friday, 2 – 4 PM Eastern

    Join me on SiriusXM channel 129 LIVE every weekday at 2:00 PM ET as I share my take on pop culture and current events from my perspective as a former atheist, self-professed nerd, and mother of six who can barely deal with life.
  • Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler — Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn't she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech start-up, had just married a guy with a stack of Ivy League degrees, and lived in a twenty-first-floor condo where she could sip sauvignon blanc while watching the sun set behind the hills of Austin.

    Raised in a happy, atheist home, Jennifer had the freedom to think for herself and play by her own rules. Yet a creeping darkness followed her all of her life. Finally, one winter night, it drove her to the edge of her balcony, making her ask once and for all why anything mattered. At that moment everything she knew and believed was shattered.

    Asking the unflinching questions about life and death, good and evil, led Jennifer to Christianity, the religion she had reviled since she was an awkward, skeptical child growing up in the Bible Belt. Mortified by this turn of events, she hid her quest from everyone except her husband, concealing religious books in opaque bags as if they were porn and locking herself in public bathroom stalls to read the Bible.

    Just when Jennifer had a profound epiphany that gave her the courage to convert, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition-and the only treatment was directly at odds with the doctrines of her new-found faith. Something Other Than God is a poignant, profound and often funny tale of one woman who set out to find the meaning of life and discovered that true happiness sometimes requires losing it all.
Aug 25 2017
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 36: 36 Fr. Dave Pivonka Insults Us Constantly

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The Ancient Celts had a nickname for the Holy Spirit, "Dave Pivonka". Oh wait, no, that's not it. It's "The Wild Goose." And Father Dave Pivonka takes us on a tour of his vocation, ministry, the skills of religious discernment, and finally, his new project "The Wild Goose is Loose", unleashing the power of the Holy Spirit in everyone's life.

A List of Father Dave's Books:

Look at this picture of Father Dave and I. Yes, I'm taking a selfie, but you know who isn't there? Luke. LUKE! So take that!

Mar 04 2016
58 mins
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Rank #14: Luke Rebukes Church Militant. HARD.

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Luke drops bombs on Church Militant and their attacks on Franciscan University. Gomer uses the word "fetishizes" but probably incorrectly. Also, WELCOME THE AMAZING PARISH CONFERENCE and WELCOME BACK CATHOLIC MATCH as sponsors!

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  • I (Still) Love Franciscan – Bob Rice — And so it hurts when I see my “foster mother” attacked by various media outlets, though I think referring to some of those as “media outlets” is generous, as they come across more as glorified blog posts that seem entirely devoid of the charity that is at the heart of Jesus’ message. One of the things that frustrates me most, as a researcher, is the total lack of sources. Take this excerpt, for example:

    “I would guess only about a third of the faculty and administration can be described as orthodox,” says a Steubenville professor.

    I don’t know what department that “Steubenville professor” is from, but that is certainly not what I experience. At daily Mass, I frequently see not only Theology faculty, but Psychology, History, English, Chemistry… the list goes on.
Jan 18 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #15: 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.

Jan 11 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #16: Clerically Speaking Crashes the Show!

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We have the priests from Clerically Speaking on the show (without Gomer for 40 minutes). They talk Catholic Twitter, Friendship vs Fatherhood, Confession as a priest, Political Rage and Self-Sacrifice, Gomer's Anti-Catholic Discussion with a Reformed Baptist, The Role of the Homily, Luke mocks Dynamic Catholic again, The Role and Damage of Professional Laity, and our conclusing BS.

May 17 2019
2 hours 22 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 77: That Catholic Couple Rides Again

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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

Feb 17 2017
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #18: Interview: Matt Fradd is the Earth in Springtime

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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.

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Jul 20 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 111: The Threshold of Awesome, with Tony and Fr. Colin

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Show Notes
We interview the team over at "The Threshold Podcast" about their threshold conversations, the validity of the Benedict Option and the Church, and Catholic education, especially in high school.

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Created Book
Gomer and 50 other artists, authors, and chefs write 5 words that summarize their art, then explain it in 300 words. Mine was on prophecy. Support this book. You'll see why. (it's awesome!)

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  • The Threshold Podcast - Home — IT'S THE FACEBOOK PAGE!
  • What the Hell Was That 'S' Thing Everyone Drew in School? - VICE — What the Hell Was That 'S' Thing Everyone Drew in School? By Julian Morgans Children have been drawing the pointy "S" since the dawn of time. I used journalism to find out where it came from, sort of.
  • A Movement in the Church - What is CL — The Movement of Communion and Liberation Communion and Liberation is a movement in the Church which has the purpose of forming its members in Christianity in order to make them coworkers in the Church’s mission in all areas of society.
  • Benedict Option FAQ | The American Conservative — The “Benedict Option” refers to Christians in the contemporary West who cease to identify the continuation of civility and moral community with the maintenance of American empire, and who therefore are keen to construct local forms of community as loci of Christian resistance against what the empire represents. Put less grandly, the Benedict Option — or “Ben Op” — is an umbrella term for Christians who accept MacIntyre’s critique of modernity, and who also recognize that forming Christians who live out Christianity according to Great Tradition requires embedding within communities and institutions dedicated to that formation.
Oct 13 2017
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #20: 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!

Aug 06 2015
1 hour 6 mins
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