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73: The Battle for the Soul of the Vatican

73: The Battle for the Soul of the Vatican

For decades there’s been a battle for the soul of the Vatican – will it be faithfully Catholic, or will it conform to the world? For most of that time this battle has been quietly raging behind the scenes, but in recent months it’s come out...

71: Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court

71: Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court

The bruising Supreme Court confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh is another in a long list of battles dating back to Robert Bork. I take a look at Kavanaugh and this particular battle in this episode of Swimming Upstream. Topics covered...

68: The Plan to Make You Poorer

68: The Plan to Make You Poorer

Today is Labor Day, and I want to talk about the primary fruit of our labor: money. Specifically, how government’s control of money makes everyone poorer over time. Topics Covered: The Three Properties of Money Why do some forms of money...

67: Should Pope Francis Resign?

67: Should Pope Francis Resign?

The recent allegation that Pope Francis knew about former Cardinal McCarrick’s immoral activities has sent shockwaves throughout the Catholic Church. Some are calling for the Pope’s resignation. Should he resign? If he doesn’t...

66: 5 Reasons to Love the Church

66: 5 Reasons to Love the Church

With the ongoing sex abuse crisis in the Church, it can be hard to be Catholic. But I still love the Church! Why? I give five of my reasons in this episode of Swimming Upstream.

65: The Allure of Socialism

65: The Allure of Socialism

Why is socialism enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years? Why are young people in particular attracted to it? I take a look at this phenomenon in today’s episode of Swimming Upstream.

63: Can You Be a Catholic and a Libertarian?

63: Can You Be a Catholic and a Libertarian?

It’s common among Catholics to claim that libertarianism is incompatible with Catholicism. Liberal Catholics dismiss it as uncaring toward the poor and needy. Conservative Catholics would say libertarians endorse immorality like abortion...

59: Catholics and Gay Pride Month

59: Catholics and Gay Pride Month

This month is “Gay Pride Month,” so of course Fr. James Martin is out there as the pied piper for the gay rights movement. But how should Catholics actually respond to Gay Pride Month? The standard response is “love the sinner...

58: To Be Catholic Is to Be Counter-Cultural

58: To Be Catholic Is to Be Counter-Cultural

This podcast includes a commencement address I recently gave at the graduation ceremonies for a local homeschool association. In my address I noted that many leaders urge our young people to be “counter-cultural,” yet being...