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Episode 36: Can Catholics “Correct” a Pope?

Episode 36: Can Catholics “Correct” a Pope?

My name was recently added to the Filial Correction of Pope Francis, and in this episode I discuss whether it’s even proper for a Catholic to ever “correct” the pope. Resources: Correctio Filialis De Haeresibus Propagatis Why I...

Episode 35: The 2017 MLB Playoffs

Episode 35: The 2017 MLB Playoffs

In this baseball-related podcast, I review my pre-season predictions (6 for 6 on division winners!) and discuss the upcoming MLB playoffs – who I think will win, and who I hope will win. Resources: 2017 Baseball Predictions MLB Postseason...

Episode 34: The Red Rose Rescues

Episode 34: The Red Rose Rescues

A couple weeks ago ten pro-life activists were arrested in the “Red Rose Rescues.” In this podcast I discuss my own history of rescuing, as well as why I think these Red Rose Rescues imitate our Lord in reaching into the depths of...

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