Swimming Upstream

80: Is Benedict XVI Still the Pope?

80: Is Benedict XVI Still the Pope?

Discontent with Pope Francis has led some Catholics to suspect that perhaps he’s not the real pope. Instead “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI is still the true pope. I look into this assertion in this episode of Swimming Upstream.

77: Advent Devotions

77: Advent Devotions

The Season of Advent is a wonderful time to grow spiritually. In this episode, I explain three traditional Advent devotions that can help your family prepare for the coming of the Christ Child this Advent.

76: The Miracle of Intermittent Fasting

76: The Miracle of Intermittent Fasting

After years of struggling with health problems, I’ve finally found something that makes me feel better, have more energy, and lifts my brain fog: intermittent fasting. Read about how I came to embrace intermittent fasting here.

74: What Makes for a Bad Pope?

74: What Makes for a Bad Pope?

The history of the papacy is filled with saints and sinners, good popes and bad popes. Sometimes Catholics want to deny that we can have bad popes, or that the pope they are living under could be a bad pope. In this episode of Swimming Upstream...

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...

70: Libertarians and Abortion

70: Libertarians and Abortion

Abortion is a contentious issue among libertarians, with the majority saying they are “pro-choice,” while a sizable minority says they are “pro-life.” In this episode of Swimming Upstream, I tackle this issue to try to...