Episodes

Death & The Catholic Church

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss death, Catholic funerals, cremations, and how to die well.

Episode 110:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What happens during the Last Rites?
• Can Catholics be cremated?
• What you need to know about Catholic funerals
• Catholic prayers over the bodies of the dead
• Why priests need to start wearing Black Vestments again
• The lost tradition of the Month’s Mind Mass
• and much more

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The Lost Books Of The Bible

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discover and explore lost books and manuscripts that almost were part of the Bible.

Episode 109:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why were the “lost books” removed from canon?
• Do any of these books still exist?
• Is there a missing original source Gospel?
• The missing Epistle of St. Paul mentioned in the Bible
• Did the Catholic Church try to “hide” these books?
• and much more

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Show Notes:

Chart of Lost Books
The Q Gospel
Epistle of Clement
Shepherd of Hermas


 

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Francis of Assisi

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore some of the little known facts about Saint Francis of Assisi.

Episode 108:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What was St. Francis’ REAL name?
• Why was St. Francis in prison?
• The famous quote attributed to Francis that he NEVER said
• The epic challenge Francis made to the Islamic Sultan
• Why did Francis strip naked in the public square?
• and much more


 

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rosary

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore things most people don’t know about The Holy Rosary.

Episode 107:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Where Did The Rosary Come From?
• How many beads are on a Rosary?
• Miracles associated with The Rosary
• Where does the word “Rosary” come from?
• How a bowl of rocks led to The Rosary
• How the 1st Pope to wear white popularized the Rosary
• and much more


 

Is There Proof That God Exists?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Brandon Vogt to discuss the theological and philosophical proofs for the existence of God.

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Episode 106:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The single best argument for the existence of God
• Can God’s existence be proven?
• Why our society NEEDS philosophy
• What atheists get wrong about “truth”
• and much more


 

Protesting San Francisco Mass Restrictions W/ Archbishop Cordileone

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco to discuss the unjust and draconian restrictions put on the Mass in San Francisco.

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Episode 105:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The Archbishop’s response to Nancy Pelosi
• The insane and unfair restrictions in San Francisco
• How the Archdiocese is following the science
• How you can help the fight
• and much more


 

Why Do Catholics Confess Sins To A Priest?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore the Sacrament of Confession and why God wants you to tell your sins to a priest.

Episode 104:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Is the practice of Confession in The Bible?
• Why not just tell your prayers to God?
• Who can go to confession?
• Why do you get penance after confession?
• and much more


Show Notes & Links
Examination of Conscience: Click Here
Act of Contrition: Click Here

Revealing The Secret Life Of Catholic Priests

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys ask Fr. Richard Pagano what it is actually like being a Catholic priest and what some of the challenges and unique aspects of the vocation are that most people don’t realize.

Episode 103:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How do priests live celibacy faithfully?
• What are the difficult parts of being a priest?
• Which bad habits do priests need to avoid?
• How often do priests go to confession?
• What do priests do on their day off?
• and much more


Tips On Converting To Catholic From A Former Protestant Pastor

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Keith Nester, a former Protestant Pastor who gives practical tips on discerning and converting to the Catholic Faith.

Episode 102:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How to know you are ready to convert
• How to tell your family you are converting
• What is the process for converting to Catholicism?
• 5 Things you should do while converting
• Which books should read to help you?
• What things you should avoid when converting to Catholicism
• and much more


Show Notes & Links
Keith’s Website: https://www.keithnester.com
Keith’s Podcast: https://www.keithnester.com/catholic-feedback.html
Keith’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCIcOC_ats_S_qCAnvwzunw

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guardian Angels

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss what the Catholic Church teaches about Guardian Angels

Episode 101:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What are Guardian Angels?
• When does your angel get assigned to you?
• What happens to your angel when you die?
• Should you name your Guardian Angel
• Did Jesus have a guardian angel?
• Are Guardian angels in the Bible?
• and much more



100th Episode Special: Fan Submissions & Reactions

On the 100th Episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys welcome YOU our listeners as our guest and answer your questions and get your feedback on the show!

Episode 100:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• We respond to video submissions
• What topics we will try to cover soon
• What episodes did we think were disappointing
• Why we got started
• and much more!

Show Links
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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!

Show Links
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More About Saint Damien



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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