Episodes

7 Books Every Catholic Should Read

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Brandon Vogt from Word on Fire Ministries to discuss essential books that every Catholic should read.


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Show Notes:

Brandon’s Mega List of Book Recommendations
https://brandonvogt.com/best-catholic-books-of-all-time/

Brandon’s Top 7 Books

Honorable Mention Books
• True Devotion to Mary – St. Louis De Montfort
• Story of a Soul – Saint Therese
• Jesus of Nazareth – Pope Benedict XVI
• Interior Castle – St. Teresa of Avila
• Dark Night of the Soul – St. John of the Cross
• The Imitation of Christ – Thomas A’ Kempis
• Uniformity with God’s Will – St. Alphonso Liguori


The Secret Meanings of The Parables of Jesus

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the parables of Jesus, what they mean, and why He used them to teach.

Episode 163:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why did Jesus teach in Parables?
• What ancient people understood that we miss
• How many parables did Jesus teach?
• How parables have multiple meanings
• and much more


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Show Notes:

List of Parables

Why Every Catholic Should Wear The Miraculous Medal

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Amy D’Ambra to discuss The Miraculous Medal and why every Catholic should wear one.

Episode 162:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What is The Miraculous Medal?
• The Appearance of Mary to Saint Catherine Labouré
• What does the design of the medal mean?
• Who can wear a Miraculous Medal?
• What are “Sacramentals?
• and much more


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5 Questions For God

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss questions they’d ask God about the meaning of life and why things are the way they are.

Episode 161:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Is it  OK to question God?
• Why does he permit suffering?
• Why do men have nipples?
• Does the universe NEED to be so big?
• and much more


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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Baptism

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the history and theology of the Sacrament of Baptism, choosing Godparents, and more.

Episode 160:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why is Baptism necessary?
• Who can be baptized?
• Who can be a Godparent? What do they even do?
• Why there is an Exorcism at every Baptism
• Why did Jesus get baptized?
• Why anybody can baptize in an emergency
• The prayers of the Catholic Rite of Baptism
• and much more


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What Are Marian Apparitions?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore the many apparitions of The Virgin Mary from Guadalupe, Lourdes, Mount Carmel, Knock, Fatima, and more.

Episode 159:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• In this episode, we will discuss:
• What are Marian Apparitions?
• Why would Mary appear to humans?
• How many times has Mary appeared?
• How does the Vatican approve apparitions?
• What about fake or fraudulent apparitions?
• and much more

Show Notes:

Map of Marian Apparitions
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/151113-virgin-mary-sightings-map

Esto Vir Expeditions
https://estovirexpeditions.com/


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How To Forgive People (Even When You Don’t Want To)

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Fr. Roger Landry to discuss mercy and forgiveness, and Fr. Rich’s recent appointment by Pope Francis as a Missionary of Mercy

Episode 158:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why is forgiving so important?
• Why did the Pope give Fr. Rich a new appointment?
• Does forgiving make you a pushover?
• How many times do you need to forgive someone?
• and much more

Show Notes:

The Missionaries of Mercy
https://missionariesofmercyusa.org/

The Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10198d.htm

Fr. Landry’s Website
https://catholicpreaching.com/


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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Catholic Holy Candles

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys shed light on the use of Candles in Catholicism, including Baptismal, Advent, Votive, Paschal Candles, and more!

Episode 157:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why Catholic candles should be made of pure beeswax
• The Catholic Blessing of Candles
• Why do the different Advent candles colors mean?
• How do candles represent Jesus Christ?
• Why do light candles for prayer intentions?
• Why is there a candle in a red glass in every Church?
• Why you should know where your Baptismal candle is!
• and much more

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A History of Papal Assassinations

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys look at the history of Papal Assassinations, including both failed attempts and actual assassinations of The Pope.

Episode 156:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How many Popes have been assassinated?
• Why JPII credited Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life
• When an SSPX priest stabbed JPII!
• When Pope St. Paul VI was stabbed in the neck!
• When 7 popes were murdered in less than 100 years!
• Can Papal Assassinations be forgiven?
• and much more

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The Hidden Meanings Of Catholic Sacred Vessels

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explain all of the items that are on the altar and used during The Catholic Mass.

Episode 155:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Are the items made of pure gold?
• Why are there relics of saints on every altar?
• What is a Ciborium?
• How are these items cleaned?
• How a sacrarium works
• and much more

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Catholic Vestments

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys go through Fr. Rich’s priest wardrobe and explore the history and meaning of Catholic Liturgical Vestments.

Episode 154:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why do priests always wear black?
• What’s up with the priest’s Roman collar?
• What do the different colors of vestments mean?
• Why don’t priests wear black vestments anymore?
• The prayers that are said while being vested
• and much more

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Who Is The Best Movie Jesus?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys review and rank the best portrayals of Jesus Christ on film.

Episode 153:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What are the best movies about Jesus?
• Who played the best Jesus?
• What should Jesus look like in movies?
• Our top 5 Jesus actors
• and much more

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Church Wine

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys pour out some facts about the wine used during Mass and then taste and rank the best Church wine varieties.

Episode 152:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What kind of wine is used in Mass?
• Why do Catholics use Wine during Mass?
• Can you drink unconsecrated Church wine?
• Where you can get wine grown in the Pope’s vineyards
• How Bishops saved the wine industry during Prohibition?
• Our ranking of the best Church wines!
• and much more

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An Interview With Ven. Fulton Sheen In 2021

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, through the power of technology, the guys are joined by Ven. Fulton Sheen to discuss his preaching, modern society, his legacy, and his canonization.

Episode 151:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How Fulton Sheen predicted 2021
• What Fulton Sheen says about “Cancel Culture”
• The greatest threat facing the modern world
• What Fulton Sheen says is the greatest trick of the Devil
• When will Ven. Fulton Sheen be canonized?
• and much more

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Fr. Aloysius Schwartz: The Next Catholic Saint?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by author Kevin Wells to explore the heroic and holy life of Ven. Fr. Aloysius Schwartz, who cared for poor orphans in Korea, the Philippines, and Mexico and could be the next saint of the Catholic Church.

Episode 150:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why Fr. Aloysius ASKED to go to the WORST places
• His epic battles with gangsters and bishops
• How his secret weapon was the handkerchief
• Why he is called “Priest and Beggar”
• How he saved 150,000+ orphans
• His extraordinary piety and efforts
• and much more

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The 18 Missing Years of Jesus Christ

Almost nothing is known about the life of Jesus from the ages of 12 to 29. In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore the 18 hidden years of Jesus’ life and explore the legends and theories of where Jesus might have went and what He might have done during this time in his life.

Episode 149:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Did Jesus travel to distant lands like India or Tibet?
• What stories do we have of his childhood?
• What jobs did Jesus have?
• Why did Jesus wait until 30 to begin preaching?
• and much more

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The Meaning of 666: The Mark of The Beast

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys break down the meaning of the number 666 and explore who the Beast of Revelation might be

Episode 148:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What does “666” mean?
• Who is the Beast of Revelations?
• Is the Mark of the Beast actually “616”?
• Does 666 refer to The Pope?
• What is Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia?
• and much more

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Where Is The Lost Ark Of The Covenant?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys go raiding looking for the history and clues about The Lost Ark of The Covenant

Episode 147:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What exactly was The Ark of The Covenant?
• What did the Ark look like?
• When did the Ark go missing?
• What was inside the Ark of The Covenant?
• Why did the Ark kill those that touched it?
• Where IS The Ark of The Covenant today?
• and much more

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Does God Speak To You In Your Dreams?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about dreams, how to interpret them, and how God uses them to communicate with humanity.

Episode 146:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The 21 Dreams recorded in The Bible
• Does God uses dreams to communicate?
• Aquinas on Interpreting Dreams
• The Patron Saint of Dreams
• The Patron Saint of Against Nightmares
• and much more

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Show Notes:

• Graphic of All 21 Dreams In The Bible
https://overviewbible.com/infographic-dreams-bible/

The 7 Most Mysterious People In The Bible

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the 7 most mysterious biblical figures that most people have never heard about.

Episode 145:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The Ancient King of Salem
• The Giant descended from Nephilim
• The Mysterious “Witch of Endor”
• The First Person Assumed To Heaven (NOT Mary)
• The Original Ower of The Temple Mount
• and much more

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10 Things Every Catholic Needs To Have

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys share 10 essential things that every Catholic should own.

Episode 144:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What type of Bible should a Catholic have?
• What religious medal should always wear?
• The one thing you need to add to your phone NOW
• What Church document should always keep safe?
• What you need to add to your will immediately!
• and much more

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• RSCVE Catholic Bible – Buy Here
• Catholic Rosaries – Buy Here
• Scapulars – Buy Here
• Our Lady of Guadalupe Holy Water Font – Buy Here
How To Add “Contact A Catholic Priest In An Emergency” To Your Phone

 

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Crucifix

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys examine and ponder The Crucifix and share things you never knew about it.

Episode 143:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why do Catholics use a Crucifix instead of a plain cross?
• What type of wood was The Cross made of?
• The pious legends of where the wood of The Cross grew
• What does INRI actually mean?
• Prayers you should say in front of a Crucifix
• and much more

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Why Satan HATES The Virgin Mary

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss why Satan hates the Virgin Mary more than any other human and why Mary is greater than The Devil.

Episode 142:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The MAIN reason Satan hates Mary
• Who is more powerful, Mary or Satan?
• Why their enmity goes back to Eden
• The reasons they are EXACT opposites
• and much more

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5 SHOCKING Things Jesus Said In The Bible

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss some of the most shocking things Jesus said in the Bible that challenge the popular modern conception of Our Lord.

Episode 141:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Was Jesus “tolerant” of sinners?
• The people Jesus said you should hate?
• The harsh names Jesus called some people
• Does Jesus say more people go to Hell than Heaven?
• Why Jesus came to bring division, not peace.
• and much more

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Verses Referenced:

Luke 14:26
Matthew 23
Matthew 7:13-14
Matthew 10:34
John 8:11

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