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The Craziest Catholic Rules You’ve Ever Heard

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, we discuss the craziest Catholic rules you’ve never heard of. From understanding when and why they hit the Pope in the head with a hammer to which animals you can and can’t eat during Lent – this episode covers it all!


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11 comments on The Craziest Catholic Rules You’ve Ever Heard

  1. Great show gentlemen. Keep up the good work.

  2. Janis says:

    Love your show, just started listening!

    1. catholictalk says:

      Thanks for listening, Janis!

  3. Judi Taylor says:

    I would love to see you eat muskrat. Can you take my brother with you? He lives in Wisconsin.

    1. catholictalk says:

      If there comes a day when the three of us are together in Wisconsin during Lent, it’s gonna be a muskrat feast!

  4. Maria F. Perrone says:

    Why was the Governor of the Anglican Church Q E II allowed to meet Pope Francis wearing white?
    She used to wear all black before Pope Francis’ Papacy.

  5. Patrick says:

    Capybaras are the largest rodent. South American and very cute. They don’t look like rodents with sharp faces like rats, mice, etc.

  6. Beth says:

    A question about dispensations. This came up a couple of years ago, and I asked a variety of Catholic folks who have FB pages, and nobody could/would answer. If you live on the border between two diocese, and one has a dispensation and the other doesn’t, are you bound by geography or by location? I live 3 miles from the diocesan line…I work in one diocese and live in another…and there have been times when my bishop hasn’t issued a dispensation, but the neighboring bishop has. Is there a general rule-of-thumb about this?

    1. Eileen Warner says:

      Beth,
      Where do you go to Church? Within which diocese does your parish lie (the one you are registered in)? That’s the one whose rules you follow.

  7. JudithG says:

    Switzerland is not a Catholic country. It is about half Catholic, half Protestant (Calvin, Zwingli, etc were all Swiss) and we also have a nice Jewish population. There are some Catholic Cantons – where public holidays are Catholic feast days.
    Boys who join the Swiss guard do not have to do military service. Switzerland is neutral but we have an army. What the soldiers do is dig people out from under landslides and avalanches, find people who are lost in the mountains …

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