Swimming Upstream

32: When Popes Get Political

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?...

31: Ten Years of Summorum Pontificum

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...

29: Should You Invest in Cryptocurrency?

29: Should You Invest in Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies are so hot right now. Everyone wants to find the next cryptocurrency that’s going to skyrocket. As someone who’s been involved in cryptos since 2013, I’m often asked my opinion about investing in...

28: Leaving Squishy Catholicism

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

27: Ranking All MLB Teams

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)

25: Can a Catholic Question Vatican II?

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...

Episode 21: Evangelization in Fiction

Episode 21: Evangelization in Fiction

I recently published a short story, and it got me to thinking about the role of fiction in evangelization. Should Christians evangelize through fiction? If so, how best to do that? Resources: My short story The Profession