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43: The Coming Singularity

43: The Coming Singularity

In the tech world, there is a lot of talk of the “Singularity” – when technology advancements take over the world. It even has taken on religious connotations. I discuss this phenomenon from a Catholic perspective. Resources...

42: How Our Lady Helped Me Become Catholic

42: How Our Lady Helped Me Become Catholic

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, so I thought I’d recall how Our Lady took only three days to bring me into the Catholic Church. Resources: Journey Home – 2012-04-23 – Former United Methodist – Marcus...

41: The Current State of Bitcoin

41: The Current State of Bitcoin

Bitcoin recently went over $9,000, which has led to a new wave of speculation about the future of cryptocurrency. What is the current state of Bitcoin, and where is it going? I discuss my views on the topic in today’s podcast. Resources: My...

40: How to Offend Like Jesus

40: How to Offend Like Jesus

Many teachings of the Church are considered offensive to modern ears. Should we, therefore, keep silent about them? I discuss the issue of political correctness and evangelization in this episode. Resources: How to Offend Like Jesus Did (Catholic...

36: Can Catholics “Correct” a Pope?

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...

35: The 2017 MLB Playoffs

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...

34: The Red Rose Rescues

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...

33: Respecting the Flag

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...

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?...