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Sports & Catholicism: The Hail Mary, The Mamba, & The Babe

In this episode of The Catholic Show—the guys talk about the Catholic Church and sports and the fascinating connections between them. Plus all 3 hosts talk about how sports led to their conversions in remarkably different ways.

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • The origin of the “Hail Mary” play
  • How the Catholic Church taught Babe Ruth to play Baseball
  • The pro-sports team named after Catholic priests
  • Famous athletes that are Catholics
  • A debate on whether or not Jesus can hit a curveball
  • and much more!

 


The Unlikely Source Of The First Christian Rock Song

When you think of Christian Rock, the last band you probably associate with it is Black Sabbath. But according to many rock historians, their song “After Forever” is the first true Christian Rock song.

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about Black Sabbath, Christian Rock, and bad music in the liturgy.


7 Famous People Who Converted To Catholicism

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about famous people who converted to Catholicism. From cowboys to movie stars, athletes to kings, these are 7 fascinating stories of how people made their way home to Rome.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Why ‘the Duke” called himself a “Cardiac Catholic”
  • The Famous Old West gunslinger who converted on his deathbed
  • The secret conversion of the protestant King of England
  • The miracle that led Obi-Wan Kenobi to the Catholic Church
  • The shocking conversion of Jane Roe from the infamous “Roe v. Wade:”
  • And much more!

Do All Catholic Dogs Go To Heaven?

In this episode, the guys explore the relationship between the Catholic Church and man’s best friend and debate whether or not dogs go to heaven.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • What Saints and Popes have said on whether or not dogs go to Heaven
  • The famous religious order that is also known as “The Hounds of The Lord”
  • The Dog that was venerated as a saint by medieval Catholics
  • How the Saint Bernard got its name
  • And much more!

How The Catholic Church Created New Year’s Day

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about how the Catholic Church invented New Year’s Day, why we celebrate Mary, Mother of God on the first day of the year, and why Catholics could be excommunicated for speaking about the Holy Prepuce.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Why The New Year starts on January 1st because of a Renaissance Pope
  • Why January 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation for every Catholic
  • What Feast Day Catholics used to celebrate on New Year’s day before Vatican II
  • Why a Pope threatened excommunication to anyone who mentioned one particular part of Jesus’ body
  • And much more!

The Catholic Talk Show Christmas Special

On this very special Christmas episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about the origins of Christmas traditions like stockings and trees, why Jesus WAS born on December 25th, and the crazy story of how the REAL Saint Nick busted a serial killer!

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • What the “X” in X-mas really means
  • Why Saint Nick fills up stockings
  • What the REAL Santa Claus looks like according to Catholic relics
  • Why Christmas trees are not a pagan origin
  • The reason we celebrate Christmas on December 25th
  • And much more!

8 Astounding Facts About Lady of Guadalupe

The appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego in December of 1531 is one of the most amazing and powerful events in human history. The miraculous image she left behind continues to confound scientists and inspire believers nearly 500 years later.

On this Episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the share 8 astounding facts about Our Lady of Guadalupe.


The Fast & The Glorious: The History Of The Popemobile

The Popemobile is probably the single most famous car in the entire world and its history is fascinating and has more turns and twists than a mountain road.

On this Episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about the history of papal transportation, from the horse-drawn carriages and trains to custom-made Mercedes, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis. Jump in, buckle up, and get ready for a ride!!!


5 Unbelievable (But True) Catholic Miracles

Miracles are one part of the Catholic Faith that makes it hard for even the staunchest skeptic to refute the Divine nature of the Church. From bread turning into bleeding heart tissue, to the sun dancing in the sky in front of 100,000 people, some miracles simply cannot be explained by science.

On this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss 5 Catholic miracles that confound science.


The Catholic Origins of Thanksgiving

Most people think that Thanksgiving was started by the Pilgrims at Plymouth, but the origins of Thanksgiving are earlier and surprisingly, very Catholic. For example, more than 50 years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Catholics and Native Americans in Florida were celebrating the actual First Thanksgiving.

On this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the Catholic origins of Thanksgiving.


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