Episodes

Defending St. Damien From Ocasio-Cortez

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the comments of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez equating St. Damien of Molokai with white supremacy.

Episode 99:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Responding to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
• Why St. Damien’ life is very opposite of supremacy
• Why do leftists accuse the Church of colonialism?
• Why lumping all “white men” together is dangerous
• Why the Church is facing more and more persecution
• and much more

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Will People Come Back To Church After Coronavirus?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss whether or not Mass attendance levels will plummet or rebound after months of coronavirus-related restrictions and dispensations from the Bishops.

Episode 98:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Will there be a large drop in Mass Attendance?
• How will Bishop lift the dispensations from Mass?
• How will priests handle full-scale re-opening?
• Will there be a fight between the Church & Government?
• What needs to be done to prevent a decline?
• and much more



Is The Latin Mass Better Than The Novus Ordo?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Cameron O’Hearn from “Mass of The Ages” and John Heinen from The Catholic Gentleman to discuss tradition, liturgy, and if the Tridentine Latin Mass is superior to the Ordinary Form of The Mass.

Episode 97:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why do people choose Traditional Mass over Novus Ordo?
• Has Vatican II ever been actually properly implemented?
• Is the Novus Ordo deficient or lacking?
• Is Latin an intrinsically holy language?
• and much more


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The Hagia Sophia Is Being Turned Into A Mosque… Again.

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by historian Steve Weidenkopf to discuss the news that The Hagia Sophia will be converted into a mosque, its history, the Fall of Constantinople, Islam, and more.

Episode 96:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why has Turkey decided to convert The Hagia Sophia
• What will happen to the priceless mosaics in the Hagia Sophia?
• The massacre inside the Hagia Sophia during the fall of Constantinople
• What historically motivated Islam to conquer Christian people?
• The secret Divine Liturgy illegally celebrated in Hagia Sophia
• and much more


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Why Would A Women Become A Catholic Nun?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Sr. Tonia Borsellino to discuss why women discern the religious life, what it’s like inside a convent, and what happened when her entire convent got Covid-19.

Episode 95:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What makes a woman decide to become a sister?
• What is the difference between a nun and a sister?
• What happened when her entire convent got Covid-19
• What is the discernment process?
• What is a charism?
• and much more


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Why Are Catholic Statues Being Destroyed By Protestors?!?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about the statues of Catholic Saints being destroyed by rioters and protestors, racial issues, and Taylor Marshall vs. Bishop Barron.

Episode 94:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How should Catholics respond?
• Should images of “White” Jesus be taken down?
• The Taylor Marshall vs. Bishop Barron Beef
• What The Iconoclastic Controversy can teach us today
• Should Catholics support “Black Lives Matter”?
• and much more


How To Get More Out Of Mass

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss ways you can more fully participate in Mass and fight distraction, boredom, or acedia.

Episode 93:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why Confession is 100% necessary to prepare for Mass
• What should you do if you are bored at Mass?
• Why bad liturgy distracts Catholics from Christ
• Are Catholics still required to fast before Mass?
• What prayers can you say during Mass?
• and much more


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Why Are So Many People Leaving The Catholic Church?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss why so many people are leaving The Catholic Church, the statistics behind them, and what can be done about it.

Episode 92:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The shocking statistics of people leaving the Church
• What are the main reasons people leave?
• Why role did Vatican II have in the decline?
• What impact does the Sex Abuse scandal have?
• What needs to happen to reverse the trend?
• and much more


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Republicans or Democrats? Who Should Catholics Vote For?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the Republican and Democratic parties and explore how a well-formed Catholic should vote.

Episode 91:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Which party fits with Catholic teaching?
• What are the “5 Non-Negotiable” Issues?
• The 3 Catholic Principles of Voting
• Should The Catholic Church even be involved in politics?
• How can a Catholic voter form their conscience?
• and much more


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The Powerful Catholic Conversion Story of Jim Wahlberg

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by filmmaker Jim Wahlberg, the big brother of Mark & Donnie Wahlberg, who shares his powerful conversion story.

Episode 90:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How drugs and alcohol ended him up in prison
• How a visit from Mother Theresa in prison changed his life
• How a Catholic prison Chaplin “hustled” him
• His work to combat opioid addiction
• His upcoming book “The Big Hustle” and film “What About The Kids”
• and much more


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Are Christians All Just A Bunch Of Hypocrites?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Ennie Hickman to discuss hypocrisy among Christians and ways to live an authentically Christian life.

Episode 89:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What did Jesus say about hypocrites?
• Where does the word hypocrite come from?
• How hypocrisy destroys the Church
• Does failing make you a hypocrite?
• How can you live an authentic Christian life?
• and much more


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The Craziest & Wildest Catholic Conspiracy Theories

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys examine some of the craziest Catholic conspiracy theories, from the murder of Pope John Paul I, assassination attempts of Hitler and Lincoln, to the female Pope Joan and more.

Episode 88:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Was Pope John Paul I murdered in the Vatican?
• Did the Jesuits plot the assassination of Lincoln?
• Was there a female Pope Joan?
• Was there a secret Pope elect in 1958?
• Did Pius XII attempt to kill Hitler?
• and much more


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Who Are Your Favorite Catholic Saints?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about who their favorite Catholic Saints are and why they have particular devotions to them.

Episode 87:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Who are our favorite Catholic Saints?
• Do certain saints help particular people?
• Why are Saints so important to a Catholics’ life?
• How the Saints aided our conversions
• and much more


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Things Only Kids Who Grew Up Catholic Will Remember

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys reminisce and talk about things that only people who grew up as a Catholic will remember.

In this episode you will learn:

• Things you’ll remember about Mass as a kid
• 5 things you’ll remember about Catholic School
• Why Donut Sunday was the BEST
• Things you’ll remember about your 1st Communion
• Why giving the envelope as a kid was awesome
• Things Catholic kids remember about their Grandmother
• and much more


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Can Catholics Believe In Astrology & Horoscopes?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the practices of Astrology and Horoscopes and why they are incompatible with both Catholic theology and scientific understanding.

In this episode you will learn:

• Can Catholics believe in astrology?
• Is the Zodiac mentioned in the Bible?
• What did the Church fathers say about astrology?
• Does science refute astrology?
• 5 examples of why astrology is dumb
• and much more


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How To Fight The Devil With Spiritual Warfare

In this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Dan Burke to discuss fighting evil with spiritual warfare and discerning spirits.

In this episode you will learn:

• How to discern good and evil spirits
• Spiritual warfare tactics every Catholic should know
• What scripture says about fighting evil
• and much more


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What Are The Eastern Rite Catholic Churches?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Fr. Elias Rafaj to discuss The Eastern Rite Catholic Churches and the similarities and differences from the Latin Catholic Rite.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What are the 23 Eastern Rite Churches?
• What are the major differences between East & West?
• Do Eastern Catholics use the Filioque?
• Why do we make the Sign of The Cross different?
• Can Roman Catholics receive Eucharist in the Eastern Churches?
• Who were the 5 Ancient Patriarchs?
• Why does the East use leavened bread?
• and much more


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How Did Jesus Die? The Science Of The Crucifixion

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore the science and forensics of The Crucifixion and what Our Lord physically experienced during His Passion and Death.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What did Jesus actually die from?
• A medical analysis of death from crucifixion
• Were the nails placed in the palms or wrist?
• Archaeological finds of other Roman crucifixions
• Why did blood and water flow from Jesus’ side?
• How many wounds did Jesus have?
• and much more


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5 Things Protestants Get Wrong About The Virgin Mary

In this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about things that Protestants misunderstand about Catholic devotion to Our Mother Mary.

In this episode, you will learn:
• Do Catholics worship Mary?
• Did Mary always stay a virgin?
• Is praying to Mary idolatry?
• Does Mary only appear to Catholics?
• How can Protestants begin to love Mary?
• and much more


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Managing Faith And Fear During The Coronavirus Quarantine

In this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Fr. Michael Nixon to discuss how you can manage anxiety through prayer and the saints, and practical tips for participating in online streaming Mass.

In this episode, you will learn:
• Who are the patron saints of Anxiety?
• An ancient prayer that you can pray to calm you down
• An amazing Novena to Our Lady
• What should you do when attending Mass online?
• What is a “Spiritual Act of Communion”?
• and much more


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He Leadeth Me by Walter J. Ciszek S.J. – View Here
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The Catholic Church, Plagues, & The Coronavirus

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, we discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on Catholics and how the Catholic Church and saints have dealt with plagues throughout history.

In this episode, you will learn:
• Who are the patron saints against plagues?
• Who was Saint Corona?
• How have plagues shaped the history of the Church?
• What can Catholics do during quarantines and pandemics?
• Which Saint used science and faith to battle medieval plagues?
• How a Pope miraculously saved Rome from a plague
• and much more


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Saint Sebastian Interceding for the Plague by Josse Lieferinxe – View Here
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The Funniest Catholic Jokes & The Catholic Card Game

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Matt Martinusen to talk about Catholic joy and humor and learn how to play The Catholic Card Game

In this episode, you will learn:
• Why God WANTS you to laugh often
• What did saints say about laughing and jokes?
• How to play The Catholic Card Game
• 20 Great Catholic Dad Jokes
• A high-stakes laughing contest where the loser has to shave his beard…
• and much more


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Does The Catholic Church Still Teach Purgatory & Indulgences?

In this episode, the guys talk about the Biblical basis for Purgatory and Indulgences and what the Catholic Church actually teaches about them.

In this episode, you will learn:
• Is Purgatory in The Bible?
• What is Purgatory actually like?
• Does The Catholic Church sell indulgences?
• What do Indulgences do?
• Is Limbo still taught by the Church?
• and much more


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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, & Lent

On this episode, the guys talk about Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Catholic Lenten Traditions – plus the Catholic origin of McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish and the traditional 40 Day Beer Only Lenten Fast!

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • What foods do Catholics eat on Fat Tuesday?
  • Where do the ashes come from for Ash Wednesday?
  • What foods can’t Catholics eat during Lent?
  • The Catholic origins of the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish
  • The traditional 40-day beer-only Lenten fast
  • And Much More!

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