Episodes

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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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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Who Are The Priests We Need To Save The Catholic Church?

In this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by author Kevin Wells, to discuss the shocking murder of his uncle, Monsignor Thomas Wells, and how his example is one every Catholic priest should follow.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What led to the murder of Monsignor Wells?
• How is his example needed for the Church?
• How are priests under attack in today’s world?
• What do priests need to do to save the Church?
• How can our priests lead the fight against evil?
• and much more


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Is It Time For Vatican III?

In this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the history of Catholic Councils, get into a spirited debate on the effects of Vatican II, and explore the issues that need to be settled in Vatican III.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What is an Ecumenical Council?
• Did Vatican II do more harm than good?
• What issues does the church need to address in Vatican III?
• What are some of the biggest threats to the Church?
• Where will the next council be held?
• and much more


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20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Catholic

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Jacqueline Burkepile, editor of Church POP, to discuss superstar Catholic celebrities and the role of faith in Hollywood and media.


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7 Secrets Catholic Exorcists Want You To Know

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Charles Fraune, author of the book “Slaying Dragons”, to discuss exorcism, demons, blessed and cursed items, and other secrets that Exorcists want everyone to know.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What motivates demons to attack us?
• Identifying the stages of demonic attack
• What do demons reveal during an exorcism?
• What items should you have blessed in your home?
• What holy items should you get to protect yourself?
• and much more


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Why Are So Many People Sad & Depressed?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by author Paul George to discuss why so many in our society are so deeply unhappy and how to find true happiness.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What is causing so many people to be unhappy?
• What effect does social media have on unhappiness?
• Does having religion make you happier?
• The 6 things saints say you must do to be happy
• and much more


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15 Things That Need To Stop Happening During Mass

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about all the irritating, distracting, and bad practices and behaviors that need to stop happening during The Holy Mass.

In this episode, you will learn:
• The irritating things that too many Catholics do…
• Should you hold hands during the Our Father?
• The biggest Church design flaws
• What parts of the liturgy do priests need to do better?
• and much more


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7 Things Every Catholic Needs To See In Rome Before They Die

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about amazing and obscure sites in Rome that every Catholic should visit in their lifetime and our upcoming pilgrimage to Poland and Rome.

In this episode, you will learn:
• What is under The Vatican?
• The Church in Rome with the embaled hearts of 22 Popes
• The location where St. Paul was martyred
• Where to see the sign that hung above Jesus on The Cross
• Where to see the head of St. John the Baptist
• The peaceful Abbey that makes amazing beer
• and much more


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The Miraculous Divine Mercy & The Visions of Saint Faustina

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore the history and miracles around the Divine Mercy image and Saint Faustina Kowalska. Jesus, I Trust In You!

In this episode, you will learn:
• What visions did Saint Faustina experience?
• Where is the original Divine Mercy image?
• Are The Divine Mercy & The Shroud of Turin related?
• Why was the Divine Mercy suppressed by the Vatican?
• What role did Pope St. John Paul II have?
• How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
• and much more


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