Episodes

Top 10 Strangest Catholic Relics

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore the bizarre and fascinating world of Catholic relics.

Episode 187:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What Are Relics?
• Are Relics Biblical?
• Jesus’ Foreskin (Wait, what?)
• The Breastmilk of Mary
• The Holy Relic that inspired The Infinity Gaunlet
• and much more

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7 Books Recommended By Catholic Saints

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Brandon Vogt from Word on Fire Ministries to discuss 7 books that shaped the lives of Catholic Saints.

Episode 186:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What was Aquinas’ FAVORITE Book?
• What book did multiple Saints count as their favorite?
• Which books should you read from this list?
• and much more


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How Do You Become A Catholic Priest?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys share how a man becomes a priest and all the steps along the way.

Episode 185:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How do you know you are being called?
• How do you get accepted into seminary?
• How long does it take to become a priest?
• What is ordination like?
• and much more


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5 Things I’d Change About The Catholic Church If I Was The Pope

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys share what they’d do and change if they were elected Pope.

Episode 184:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What things would we change?
• Pope DellaCrosse’s, uh, “entertaining” papacy…
• Pope Scheel’s reign of terror?
• Where we would send Fr. Rich as Pope?
• Who would make a better Pope: Scheel or DellaCrosse?• and much more


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What Things Can Be Blessed By A Catholic Priest?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys share everything you didn’t know about Catholic Blessings and what you can get blessed!

Episode 183:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What does blessing an item do?
• Who can bless things?
• Why blessing things is so powerful
• Why you should have your house blessed
• The blessings for bacon, wine, beer, & guitars
• and much more


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The Miracles & Secrets of Our Lady of Fatima

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore the miraculous appearance of Our Lady of Fatima to 3 shepherd children in 1917 and the secrets and miracles she shared with them.

Episode 182:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What are the 3 Secrets of Fatima?
• How many people saw The Miracle of The Sun?
• What was the message of Our Lady?
• The Fatima Prayer & Russia
• The Great Sign in the Sky before WWII
• and much more


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Why Did Judas Betray Jesus?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss Judas Iscariot, his backstory, his betrayal of Jesus, his hideous death, and more.

Episode 181:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why did Judas betray Jesus?
• How did Judas die?
• Why did Judas get 30 pieces of Silver?
• What does “Iscariot” mean?
• and much more


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Mark Wahlberg On His Catholic Faith & Hollywood Movies

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys interview Mark Wahlberg about his Catholic Faith & and his upcoming movie “Father Stu”.

 

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Why Every Catholic Should Pray The Stations Of The Cross

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Jordan Watwood from Ave Rosary to discuss the Via Crucis or Stations of The Cross, and why every Catholic should practice this devotion.

Episode 180:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How do you pray The Stations?
• How far did Jesus carry His Cross?
• How many stations are there?
• How did this tradition develop?
• and much more


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Communism, Propaganda, & Faith With Bishop Felipe Estévez

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by His Excellency Bishop Felipe J. Estévez to discuss his exile from Communist Cuba, his calling to the priesthood and the episcopacy, the founding of American Catholicism in St. Augustine Florida, and much more.

Episode 179:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Bishop Estévez’s escape from Cuba in the covert Pedro Pan Operation
• How Communism uses propaganda to control
• How American Catholicism originates in St. Augustine Florida
• How Bishop Estévez helped create the Catholic Talk Show?!?
• Why Catholics need to go on a Florida Pilgrimage
• and much more


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The Liturgy of The Hours: The Most Important Catholic Prayer?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss The Liturgy of The Hours (Divine Office), what it is, how to pray it, and why it’s more important than even The Rosary!

Episode 178:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why is it called The Liturgy of The Hours?
• Why every priest MUST pray it
• Can lay people pray it?
• How do you pray The Divine Office?
• and much more


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The Religious & Historical Context of The Russian Invasion of Ukraine Explained

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Ukrainian Greek Catholic Priest Fr. Andrij Hlabse, SJ to discuss the religious and historical context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Episode 176:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The religious history of the Ukrainian people
• The false religious pretext of the Russian Invasion
• Is Vladimir Putin even a Christian?
• How faith is supporting the Ukrainian resistance
• and much more


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Show Notes:

Kyiv’s Ancient Normality

How the West Gets Ukraine Wrong — and Helps Putin As a Result

How to think about war in Ukraine

 


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7 Reasons Why I LOVE Jesus

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys share seven reasons why they love Jesus Christ… and why you should too!


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The Meaning of Numbers In The Bible

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore the usage of symbolic numbers in The Bible and what they mean.

Episode 174:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• How are numbers used as secret codes?
• Why do some numbers seem to appear often?
• What do specific numbers mean in scripture?
• and much more


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The Secret Meaning of Catholic Church Designs

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore what’s inside a Catholic Church building and what the parts are called, and the significance of each.

Episode 173:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What are the most important parts of a Church?
• Why are there bones under Catholic altars?
• What do terms like Narthex, Apse, and Ambo mean?
• and much more


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Reacting To Exorcism Movies

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys react to clips from movies about exorcism and comment on their accuracy or exaggerations.

Episode 172:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What gets exaggerated in exorcism movies?
• What do exorcism movies get right?
• What are the best exorcism movies?
• and much more


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A New Pope Elected In 2022?

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, the odds of the next papal name, and more.

Episode 171:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Which Cardinals have the best odds?
• Which Cardinals are too old to be pope?
• What are the odds on the next papal name?
• and much more


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Eating Like Jesus: The Foods Of The Bible

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys look at the foods mentioned in the Bible and what Jesus likely ate.

Episode 170:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What did Eve eat in the Garden?
• What foods are mentioned in scripture?
• What was served at the Last Supper?
• What was the typical diet for an ancient Israelite?
• and much more


Show Notes:

• List Of All Foods Mentioned In The Bible
https://www.learnreligions.com/foods-of-the-bible-700172

• Scripture Cake Recipe
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/recipes/view.cfm?id=1210

• Fig & Date Charoset Recipe
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• Cholent Recipe
https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/adaptable-abundant-and-1000-years-old-this-recipe-for-cholent-cooks-slowly-toward-contemporary-comfort/


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Answering Listener Questions On Catholicism

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys answer your questions live! (and have a few beers!


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The Most Misquoted & Misused Bible Verses

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss misused, abused, and misunderstood Bible verses and put them back into their proper context.

Episode 168:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The 100% MOST Misused Bible Verse
• The verse preachers use to fleece $Money$
• The verse athletes just don’t understand
• 3 Things you THINK are in The Bible… but aren’t.
• and much more


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The Best Way To Read The Entire Bible?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss methods of reading The Bible, where and how you should start, and if there is a “best” way to do it.

Episode 167:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• What order should you read The Bible in?
• How long should it take you to read The Bible?
• What version of The Bible is for you?
• Why The Bible IS NOT a “book”
• and much more


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Show Notes:
The Bible In A Year Podcast – Fr. Mike Schmitz
How To Easily Read The Whole Bible – Brandon Vogt
NSTI Bible In A Year Plan – Dr. Taylor Marshall
Read The Bible AND The Catechism In A Year
Printable Bible In A Year Plan

How The Internet Is Killing Religion

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss how internet culture is damaging people’s faith- PLUS we read the meanest comments people have left on our videos!

Episode 166:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The meanest things people have said about us
• The ugliest fight happening among Catholics
• Why internet comments can be cowardly
• Why Catholics are turning off people online
• and much more


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5 Things You Should Never Say To A Priest

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss questions and comments you should never say to a priest.

Episode 165:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The awkward things about sex you shouldn’t say
• The common complaints priests don’t like hearing
• What NOT to ask your priest when getting married
• The uncomfortable Baptism question too many people ask
• and much more


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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


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