Episodes

Who Will Be The Next Pope After Francis?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys look at which Cardinals are most likely to be elected the next Pope after Francis.

In this episode, you will learn

  • What happens when a pope dies?
  • How is the Pope elected?
  • Leaked vote counts from the last two conclaves
  • Which Cardinals do oddsmakers give the best chance?
  • What name is the next pope most likely to choose?
  • What type of Pope does the Church need next?
  • What type of Pope should the Church avoid?
  • Do bookies really take bets on Papal odds?
  • and much more


Show Links & Resources:

Join us on Pilgrimage to Poland and Rome!: jpii.catholictalkshow.com

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Myths About The Crusades That Too Many People Believe

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Historian Steve Weidenkopf to debunk myths and lies about The Crusades. Deus Vult!

In this episode, you will learn

  • Why every Catholic should be thankful for the Crusades
  • What was the true cause of the Crusades?
  • Were the Crusades unprovoked wars of aggression?
  • How Many Crusades were there?
  • The truth behind the sacks of Jerusalem and Constantinople
  • The unbelievable truth behind the “Children’s Crusade”?
  • Were the Crusaders murderous thugs or valiant knights?
  • Do The Crusades continue to be a cause of tension with Islam?
  • and much more!


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From Poland to Rome: 100 Years of Pope St. John Paul II Pilgrimage: Learn More

Books From Steve Weidenkpof: https://steveweidenkopf.com/

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Why Porn Is So Dangerous And How To Fight Back

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Father Sean Kilcawley to discuss the dangers and impact of pornography and how you can find freedom from porn and shame.

In this episode, you will learn
• What does the Catholic Church teach about pornography?
• Is masturbation a Mortal Sin?
• Sobering statistics about pornography use
• Practical steps to quit using porn
• Ways to protect your children from a sex-obsessed culture
• and much more!


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From Poland to Rome: 100 Years of Pope St. John Paul II Pilgrimage: Learn More

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The Catholic Origins of Halloween

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about the true Catholic origins of Halloween including Trick-or-Treating, Costumes, Jack-o-Lanterns, and more!

In this episode, you will learn
• The Catholic meaning of the name “Halloween”
• How Catholic Piety led to the tradition of Trick-or-Treating
• Why does Halloween fall on October 31st?
• How a tale about tricking the devil led to pumpkin carving
• How medieval processions led to Halloween costumes
• The medieval recipe that became the first Halloween candy
• and much more!


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From Poland to Rome: 100 Years of Pope St. John Paul II Pilgrimage: Learn More

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History (& A Recipe For) SoulCakes:

https://ucatholic.com/blog/soul-cakes/

 

100 Years of Pope Saint John Paul II: A Pilgrimage From Poland To Rome

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan, Ryan, & Father Rich personal invite you on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Poland and Rome in celebration of the 100th birthday of Pope Saint John Paul The Great May 13-22, 2020!

To learn more go to https://www.CatholicTalkShow.com/JPII

On this pilgrimage, you will journey from Poland to Rome, and trace the footsteps of the beloved Pope Saint John Paul II. We will start in Poland where he was formed and visit Holy sites including The Shrine of the Divine Mercy, The Black Miraculous Black Madonna of Czestochowa, as well as his birthplace, celebrate his 100th birthday in his boyhood home town, and visit the places where he was: baptized, educated, and ordained. Then we will head to Italy to visit the Basilicas of Rome, The Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square for a Papal Audience where we will be greeted and blessed by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The pilgrimage will culminate with the celebration of Mass at the Tomb of Pope Saint John Paul II.


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From Poland to Rome: 100 Years of Pope St. John Paul II Pilgrimage: Learn More

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The 7 Best Popes In The History Of The Catholic Church

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about the 7 BEST men to ever sit on the Chair of St. Peter as Pope of the Catholic Church, including saints, reformers, and protectors of Christendom.

In this episode, you will learn
• The pope who saved the Church during the fall of Rome
• The only popes who earned the title “The Great”
• The little known pope who had the most lasting impact
• The Pope who excommunicated the most powerful man in the world
• The Pope who established the modern papacy
• and much more!


Show Links & Resources:

From Poland to Rome: 100 Years of Pope St. John Paul II Pilgrimage: Learn More

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The 7 Worst Popes In The History Of The Catholic Church

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about the 7 worst men to ever sit on the Chair of St. Peter as Pope of the Catholic Church, including murderers, deviants, & heretics.

In this episode, you will learn
• The pope who dug up his predecessor and mutilated his corpse
• The pope who had an affair that led to a son (who would also become pope)
• The shocking and evil scandal of Pope Julius III
• The pope who was called “A demon from Hell”
• The corrupt family who hijacked the Vatican
• and much more


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Vicars of Christ by Charles A. Coulombe:

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The Theophalact Family Tree:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophylact_I,_Count_of_Tusculum#Family_tree

 

The 1st Annual Catholic Talk Show Fantasy Draft

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys conduct the 1st annual Catholic fantasy draft where they select a team of Saints and let you the audience decide who’s team is best! Plus, you can compete with other listeners to win the official Catholic Talk Show Fantasy League trophy! Watch or listen to the show to learn how to play!

Here are the positions in the draft if you want to enter to win:
• Popes
• Cardinals
• Bishops
• Parish Priests
• Nun/Women Religious
• Monk/Male Religious
• Missionary
• Catechist
• Warrior
• Exorcist


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5 Things All Catholic Men Need To Start Doing Again

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by James Baxter, executive director of Exodus 90, to discuss the challenges Catholic men face in society and 5 things ALL men need to start doing to truly become the man they were meant to be.

In this episode, we will discuss:
• The unique challenges Catholic men face
• The role of women in men’s spirituality
• The shocking stats about Mass attendance by men
• Why Catholic men NEED to hang out with other Catholic men
• How cold showers and exercise can change your life
• The seemingly innocent things destroying men’s potential
• and much more


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The Catholic Church Vs. Vampires

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys get out the Holy Water, Garlic, and Crucifixes and discuss what the Catholic Church says about Vampires.

In this episode you will learn:
• The folklore and origins of Vampires
• The legend of the first Vampire in The Garden of Eden
• How the real historical Dracula was Catholic
• The medieval Catholic document for hunting monster
• and much more

Should Catholic Priests Be Allowed To Get Married?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Fr. Justin Fletcher, a married Catholic priest, to discuss priestly celibacy and whether or not priests should be allowed to get married.

In this episode you will learn:
• The history of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church
• Why some Catholic priests are allowed to get married
• Does celibacy contribute to sexual abuse?
• What are the challenged married priests face?
• What are the challenges celibate priests face?
• Will allowing married priests solve the priest shortage?
• Has there ever been a married pope?
• and much more!

What Will The Catholic Church Be Like 100 Years In The Future?

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss what the Catholic Church will be like 100 years in the future. Will it be a small persecuted remnant or will the Church be founding parishes in space?

In this episode you will learn:
• Will the Church have fewer or more adherents?
• What will the demographics of the Church look like?
• Will there be married priests or female priests?
• Will the Catholic Church be forced back into the catacombs?
• Will there be reunifications with the Orthodox and Protestants?
• What impact will future technology have on the Catholic Church?
• and more!

7 Amazing Archaeology Finds That Support The Bible

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys dig into history and explore amazing discoveries that archaeologists have found that support the Bible!

In this episode you will learn:
• What is the oldest recorded mention of God ever found?
• The find that proves the existence of the House of David
• The evidence for the prophet Isaiah
• The location of the “first” Church
• The historical record of Pontius Pilate
• The shocking oldest depiction of Jesus ever found
• and more!


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Lost Catholic Traditions We Should Bring Back

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Fr. Justin Fletcher to discuss why traditional Catholic practices and devotions are so important and which ones should be brought back.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What are Rogation Days?
• What are Ember Days?
• What Is The First Friday Devotion?
• Why Altar Rails make more sense that lines?
• Why don’t Catholics still have meatless Fridays?
• What is the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter?


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Ranking (& Drinking) The Best Catholic Trappist Beers

On this episode of the Catholic Talk Show the guys sample and rank Trappist beers while discussing Catholic monasticism.

In this episode you’ll learn:
• Why do Catholic monks brew beer?
• What makes a beer a “Trappist”
• What else do Catholic monks make that you can buy?
• How many Trappist beers are there?
• What do Salt & Vinegar crickets taste like?
• and much more


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Were Adam & Eve And The Garden of Eden Just Myths?

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about Adam & Eve, The Garden of Eden, and what the Church teaches on Evolution.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What does the Church teach about Adam & Eve?
• What do the names “Adam” and “Eve” mean?
• How old did Adam live to and where was he buried?
• Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?
• Where exactly was The Garden of Eden? Is it still there?
• What does the Church teach about Evolution?
• And much more!


The Shared Roots of Judaism & Catholicism

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan, Ryan, and Father Rich are joined by Rabbi Dan Gordon to discuss the relationship between Judaism and Catholicism.

In this episode we cover:
• Midrash traditions about Abraham
• Ancient Church documents about how Christians should treat Jews
• Understanding the Crucifixion compared to The Passover meal
• Nostra Aetate and modern Jewish-Christian relations
• and much more!

For more about Rabbi Dan Gordon, visit him at www.rabbidangordon.com

12 Movies Every Catholic Should Watch

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about great movies that every Catholic should watch.

  1. The Passion of The Christ
  2. Nacho Libre
  3. Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
  4. For Greater Glory
  5. Unplanned
  6. Silence
  7. Romero
  8. Doubt
  9. The Song of Bernadette
  10. The Rite
  11. The Scarlet and the Black
  12. A Man For All Seasons


Sex & The Catholic Church

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about what the Bible and The Catholic Church actually teach about sex.

In this episode you’ll learn:
• How are celibate priests qualified to teach about sex?
• What does the Bible and the Catechism actually say about sex?
• The Propechy of Pope St. Paul Vi about the sexual revolution…
• Why Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” is so important
• What sin sends people to Hell according to Our Lady of Fatima?
• What is natural family planning? Is it just Catholic birth control?
• and much more!


7 Reasons Why The Dark Ages Weren’t Actually That Dark

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys dispel myths about the Dark Ages and explore the contributions of the Catholic Church that helped create the modern world.

In this episode you’ll learn:
• Why no scholar uses the term “Dark Ages”
• How the myth of the Dark Ages got started
• How the medieval Church created colleges
• How the medieval Church created hospitals
• and much more!


4th of July Special: The True History of Catholicism in America

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the history of Catholicism in America, from the anti-Catholic laws of The 13 Colonies, to the persecution of Catholics by the KKK, to how Catholics got the words “Under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance, and more.

In this episode you’ll learn:

• Why America is named after a Catholic
• The secret Catholics in the earliest American settlements
• The Anti-Catholic laws of the 13 colonies
• Who was the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence
• Why George Washington wrote a letter to American Catholics
• The persecution of Catholics by the KKK
• How Catholics got “Under God” added to the pledge
• and much more!


What Does The Catholic Church Teach About Aliens?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about what Popes, Vatican astronomers, and even the Holy Bible says about the possibility of aliens and extraterrestrial life.

In this episode you’ll learn:

• Is the belief in aliens contrary to Catholicism?
• What have popes said about Aliens?
• The medieval Cardinal who first proposed Aliens
• Is the Vatican hiding proof of Aliens?
• and much more!


7 Places Every Catholic Should Visit In Their Lifetime

Pack your bags for this episode of The Catholic Talk Show as we take you around the globe to 7 amazing Catholic pilgrimage locations you should see before you die!

In this episode you’ll learn:

• The Ancient walking pilgrimage route to the tomb of an Apostle
• The location of “The Gates of Hell” revealed by Jesus
• The macabre Church decorated entirely in human bones
• The unexpected location of the largest Church in the world
• The location of the tombs of each of the Apostles
• And much more!


8 Fascinating Facts About Saint Joseph

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss little known facts about the foster-father of Our Lord, Saint Joseph. You’ll learn how Saint Joseph met the Virgin Mary, why he is known as the Terror of Demons, the end-times prophecy of how his body will be discovered, and much more!

In this episode you’ll learn:

• How did Saint Joseph Meet Mary?
• Was Saint Joseph and old-widower or a young virgin?
• Why are no words of Saint Joseph recorded in the Bible?
• Where is Saint Joseph buried, or was he assumed into Heaven?
• Why are demons terrified of Saint Joseph?
• And much more!


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