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Episode 33: Respecting the Flag

Episode 33: Respecting the Flag

This past weekend saw the Leader of the Free World initiating a tweetstorm about a few millionaire athletes kneeling during the National Anthem. So of course it was the lead story everywhere. In this podcast I address this issue and probably...

Episode 32: When Popes Get Political

Episode 32: When Popes Get Political

Pope Francis has been called the “Political Pope,” due to his involvement in various liberal political causes. Does that make him unique among popes? Also, what should Catholics do when they disagree with a pope on a political issue?...

Episode 31: Ten Years of Summorum Pontificum

Episode 31: Ten Years of Summorum Pontificum

Today (September 14th, 2017) is the ten year anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI which liberalized the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. I discuss the impact of the...

Episode 28: Leaving Squishy Catholicism

Episode 28: Leaving Squishy Catholicism

I recently read an article about “SquishyChurch” – i.e., what the Catholic Church has become today – and I wanted to explore it more in-depth. Resources: Exiting “SquishyChurch”: A Reading List for Redpilled Catholics

Episode 27: Ranking All MLB Teams

Episode 27: Ranking All MLB Teams

My son wanted to know my ranking of every MLB team, from the Reds (favorite) to the Yankees (Satan’s Team). I wrote up my ranking for my website, and decided to make a podcast of it as well. Resources: Ranking All MLB Teams (article)

Episode 25: Can a Catholic Question Vatican II?

Episode 25: Can a Catholic Question Vatican II?

In my many years working in Catholic evangelization, I’ve noticed there is one “third rail” no one wants to touch: Vatican II. More accurately, criticism of Vatican II. I explored that phenomenon in a recent article for Crisis...

Episode 22: The Upcoming Bitcoin Fork

Episode 22: The Upcoming Bitcoin Fork

On August 1st Bitcoin will be splitting into two separate chains: Bitcoin and “Bitcoin Cash.” What does this mean for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general? I’ll be discussing this issue in today’s podcast. Resources: The...