Catching Foxes

Jeremy Renner did What?!

Jeremy Renner did What?!

There goes Hawkeye! Jeremy Renner reportedly coked out and was horribly abusive to his now ex-wife. Then, Luke starts a new segment about how moving back to your high school town is weird. Finally, Luke asks Gomer how scared he is to mess up his kids.Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Catholic...

Joker Review and Catholic Social Justice

Joker Review and Catholic Social Justice

Spoilers. The horn sounds, so you have been warned. We skip any sort of plot summary and assume you've seen the movie. Three themes of economic injustice, mental health, and isolation interweave into one amazing character study called JOKER. Economic Justice Wayne Employees (coming home from...

Confidence: Painful Art of Self-Acceptance

Confidence: Painful Art of Self-Acceptance

[We cuss a lot.] Confidence: Gomer thinks it's linked to violence and Luke to self-acceptance. Then we show how Nice Guys and Jerks are the same, but just one of them is better at hiding it. Finally, we talk Hans Urs von Balthasar. Thanks Try.CatholicSocial.Media for sponsoring this...

We Are Hacks

We Are Hacks

I read Amy Wellborn's article on The Hack and applying it to social media shenanigans of today. I know dozens of professional ministers that are hanging a question mark on everything now. Walk with me through the pain!Links:The Hazards of Online Faith-Writing | Church Life Journal | University...

Dave Van Vickle Returns...with STORIES!!!

Dave Van Vickle Returns...with STORIES!!!

Our buddy Jon refused to become a Patreon supporter until we got Van Vickle back on the show to talk ghosts, hauntings, and exorcism stories. BUT FIRST! Luke talks about his despair over the Church today, the failure of the bishops to do anything meaningful, and how we are basically still confused...

All the Flash, None of the Dirt

All the Flash, None of the Dirt

Gomer argues Marital Debt. Luke burns down another bridge, but he was right to.Then Luke burns another one down, and I think he was right again. Then we dive into an amazing S.A. Whitebook quote on Lust.Links:'The Simpsons' Predicted The Future Of TV Fandom 20 Years Ago Today — Seasons...

Gomer gets Busted for Plagiarism

Gomer gets Busted for Plagiarism

Tim Staples, Curtis Martin, Fr. Donald Calloway, Immaculee Ilibagiza... and gomer...? Also, Luke gives us an audio tour of his house. (No footprints) and then Gomer tells Luke a story about his past that Luke has never heard before. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want.Sponsored...

Luke Sharpens Gomer's Iron

Luke Sharpens Gomer's Iron

Recorded August 12: We talk Gomer's need for an assistant, which Gomer denies until a text message comes in and proves him a liar. We talk the Cincinnati scandals, of which Luke knows all the accused.

Part Two: CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING FIGHT!

Part Two: CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING FIGHT!

This is what happens when one guy had 3 hours of sleep and the other guy is 3 beers in before the conversation starts. The Quote: 2434 A just wage is the legitimate fruit of work. To refuse or withhold it can be a grave injustice.221 In determining fair pay both the needs and the contributions of...

Luke's been a bad, bad girl.

Luke's been a bad, bad girl.

We started talking about Fiona Apple's "Criminal", then Luke posited that 90's pop was "deeper" because Gen-Xers were angsty and hypersexual. We disagreed, until it came to Ginger Spice. Then, we agreed too much! Also, Gomer is now a boss and Luke wonders if I can...

Gomer Reads an Email from 2010 Luke

Gomer Reads an Email from 2010 Luke

Gomer is low-talking because he's the only one awake at his in-laws' house (I mean, it IS 9:30pm, after all). We discuss random stuff, rarely get to a point, and laugh along the way. Also, the ENDING IS WORTH IT!Sponsored By:CatholicStock: Use the Promo Code "foxes" to get 20%...

Interview: Matt Fradd is the Earth in Springtime

Interview: Matt Fradd is the Earth in Springtime

Fradd was in Australia for six weeks and hit rock bottom, then went on Healing the Whole Person retreat with Sr. Miriam James (Gomer's hero) and God radically healed him. Then GOOGLE screwed him over. sad.Special Guest: Matt Fradd.Sponsored By:CatholicStock: Use the Promo Code...

Haley Stewart has had ENOUGH!

Haley Stewart has had ENOUGH!

I love the Stewart story! Conversion to Catholicism, dead-end unhappy life, a return to the land and farming, and pooping in a bucket, to discovering the grace of enough. Rest assured, her personal commitment to Christ will make you happy you suffered through Luke and me till the bitter end....

Everybody's screwing, nobody's talking

Everybody's screwing, nobody's talking

The Catholic Young Adult scene is filled with hookups. We ignore this, we aren't doing ministry of any sort. Then we dive into Healing and then Hope. At the end, it's a SHOCKING story of hope and prayer. Thanks to our sponsors, CatholicStock and The Catholic Cardgame: Generations...

Whoopsies! (10-Minute Topics Return!)

Whoopsies! (10-Minute Topics Return!)

*We almost kept them all to Ten Minutes. * Luke: The Question of Scrupulosity Gomer Communication after 10 years of Marriage Joe: Dating Fast (how's your mom's car?) Betsy: Chernobyl show and any new (non-FIRE) Podcasts Mora: Catholics in the Public Square vs The Benedict Option When is...

The Praxis of Long Commutes, and other tales

The Praxis of Long Commutes, and other tales

First, Fergalicious. Then, Twittermaggedon. Finally, Luke asks Gomer how we can, outside of faith sharing groups (buy my book!), actually grow in our faith. Gomer lies in order to answer this question. In the end, you'll be enriched, engaged, and engorged on Glory. Also, OJ SIMPSON AND BILL...

Rage and FIRE

Rage and FIRE

Twitter Rage, Coping Mechanisms, and Evangelical Gomer and the FIRE movementLinks:Playing with FIRE — The DocumentaryRetirement Calculator — Watching my retirement age decrease as I increased my savings showed me the power of our savings rate and the real possibility of early retirement. I come...

Jesse and the Integrated Life

Jesse and the Integrated Life

Backstory on Jesse Straight: My wife and I are Catholic converts from evangelicalism (though my wife was baptized Orthodox, then raised Presbyterian). Easter Sunday 2009 my wife and I entered the church. On Easter Monday 2009 we started our farm. I am a suburban kid who started a sustainable...

Letter to a Suffering Church

Letter to a Suffering Church

30 minutes of chatting, followed by 45 minutes of discussion about Bishop Robert Barron's "Letter to a Suffering Church". Prayer for a Suffering Church Lord Jesus Christ, through your Incarnation you accepted a human nature and lived a real, human life. Setting aside the glory of...

Luke Apologizes to Taylor Marshall

Luke Apologizes to Taylor Marshall

Luke delays recording to attend a concert and relive the early 2000's, we blame the clergy for speaker-culture, we talk the crappy Atlantic article, we BRIEFLY discuss the terrible Game of Thrones ending; Oh look, Fr Dave is the new FUS President! Then, Gomer's rapid fire: financial...

Clerically Speaking Crashes the Show!

Clerically Speaking Crashes the Show!

We have the priests from Clerically Speaking on the show (without Gomer for 40 minutes). They talk Catholic Twitter, Friendship vs Fatherhood, Confession as a priest, Political Rage and Self-Sacrifice, Gomer's Anti-Catholic Discussion with a Reformed Baptist, The Role of the Homily, Luke mocks...

Gomer gets Luke's Apologetics Advice

Gomer gets Luke's Apologetics Advice

Gomer is about to debate an anti-Catholic Protestant and gets some HOT TIPS from Luke on how to engage in a religious argument. Then Luke trashes Exodus 90 and calls Gomer tubby.(1)1: No he doesn't. UPDATE: A super-massive thunderstorm prevented Gomer from meeting and having a nice discussion...

When Virtue Failed Us.

When Virtue Failed Us.

**NAVIGATE WITH CHAPTERS! **The three big ones topics are: Professional Catholicism, Supersessionism, and Harry Truman and the A Bomb. Our smaller, but no less interesting, topics include: Gomer's new religion, Year of New Things updates, Game of Thrones Porn Triggers, Luke's...

The Little Mer-Luke

The Little Mer-Luke

Luke sings a Disney classic, we talk for 11 minutes about Game of Thrones, then yell at Catholic Twitter for not liking the stuff we like. Luke asks, "When you're too busy, what's the first thing to go?" We struggle with pleasing ourselves or the fans, but the fans win when...

On Cathedral Metaphors and Boyz in the Hood

On Cathedral Metaphors and Boyz in the Hood

Luke encourages us not to do metaphorical hot takes while Notre Dame is burning. Futile. Gomer points out that the best part of the metaphor is that it's just the roof on fire. We're fine down below, hanging out with the cross and altar. Then we dive into MANHOOD. We end with Game of...

Praise and Worship Special

Praise and Worship Special

Luke and Gomer talk about our experience of praise and worship, and charismatic spirituality, and why it may not work anymore for us. Also, Pope Emeritus Benedict's letter on the scandal is touched upon.Sponsored By:Catholic Match: Live your vocation! Go to CatholicMatch.com and put...

Luke's Sacred House Tour

Luke's Sacred House Tour

In this episode, we literally make one joke for 25 minutes about how we can make Luke's potentially new house more sacred. A sacred space, if you will. AND I WILL! Also we discuss the drama and bizarre tweets of the UnplannedMovie Tweeter account.Sponsored By:Catholic Match: Put "Catching...

You've Gone Too Far, Luke!!!

You've Gone Too Far, Luke!!!

We talk Game of Thrones, Luke's last week in ministry, The Lord's Prophecy in 2014 for Luke's life, Discernment, Real prayer that rarely happens in Church, the Pope Francis Ring-Kiss thing (so weird), and more! Check out Strive21 and use our link so they know you came from us!...

Hold On!!!

Hold On!!!

We talk breakdown of the West, the terribleness of politics, why the Extremists are running the centrists off, and Hold On to Your Kids! I want to give a special thanks to our sponsors, "The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas" on Kickstarter and Strive21...

Captain Marvel and Cardinal Pell. Same Diff.

Captain Marvel and Cardinal Pell. Same Diff.

Our appearance on The Matt Fradd Show, first take on Captain Marvel and ranking Marvel movies, the Dark Knight controversy, is Twitter a Hellscape of awful nastiness, and the Catholic Church is a punchline because of the clergy. Soooooo....Sponsored By:The Brothers and Sisters of Charity: Go here...

Your First Six Months of Marriage

Your First Six Months of Marriage

Luke and Gomer are frank and honest about their own first six months of marriage. Luke yells on the way to Mass and brings a towel to the neighbors' guesthouse. Gomer is still abstaining from sexual intercourse because the sounds are weird. Support our Sponsors! BeTransfigured.com/cf and...

Gomer's Table Saw Near Miss!

Gomer's Table Saw Near Miss!

Gomer got a table saw. He turned it on. He respected its raw power. Then, his eye-protection also got sucked into the 5,000 rpm blade, taking his face with it. Also, Luke is naked, eating pudding, and singing to Demi Lovato and his wife catches him. Also, we spend some time deconstructing...

Look what they did to Ted! with JD Flynn

Look what they did to Ted! with JD Flynn

We talk with JD Flynn, canon lawyer and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency, about Church Militant's accusations, the ideological news media, Mr. Ted McCarrick's laicization, the Rome Meeting, South Baptist Convention assault issues, and more! SHOW NOTESSponsored By:Catholic Match:...

Francis Chan is Killing Gomer's Heart

Francis Chan is Killing Gomer's Heart

In this show, Gomer reveals to Luke how much evangelical pastor Francis Chan is ruining his life. Also, we talk Avenger's Endgame trailer, Gomer reviews all of Netflix's Marvel shows, and we talk books and music! **Check out: **Amazing Parish, Catholic Match, and Adore...

Patrick Lencioni Has Opinions

Patrick Lencioni Has Opinions

We interview Patrick Lencioni of The Table Group and The Amazing Parish. You should read all of his New York Times best-selling books, especially "Death by Meeting," "The Advantage," and "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" as well as "The Better Pastor." Please...

Luke enters the Twitter Maelstrom

Luke enters the Twitter Maelstrom

Thanks to our sponsors, Catholic Match and The Amazing Parish! Hopefully our country or an apostoalte doesn't freak out again and you can sponsor a normal episode soon. Until then, insert sigh here. AmazingParish.org will make your parish amazing. CatholicMatch.com (Remember to include...

Luke Rebukes Church Militant. HARD.

Luke Rebukes Church Militant. HARD.

Luke drops bombs on Church Militant and their attacks on Franciscan University. Gomer uses the word "fetishizes" but probably incorrectly. Also, WELCOME THE AMAZING PARISH CONFERENCE and WELCOME BACK CATHOLIC MATCH as sponsors!Sponsored By:The Amazing Parish: Unlike other conferences, an...

It's the Live Show with Catholic Stuff You Should Know!

It's the Live Show with Catholic Stuff You Should Know!

We are joined by the fine priests of Catholic Stuff You Should Know. And Gomer and Fr. John have it out! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Also, pray for priests who are discarded by the workaholism and isolation of this modern twisted culture. And thank God for priests willing to fight for not just holiness,...

Meet us at SEEK at Indy's best dive bar!

Meet us at SEEK at Indy's best dive bar!

Gomer and Luke talk DIVE BARS because we are going to do our first MEET UP of 2019 after tonight's SEEK Conference lineup at Dugout Bar, Indianapolis's best dive bar. It's one mile from the conference. Also, Gomer shares too much Limp Bizkit stories and Luke prepares everyone for our...

Luke Stops Vomiting, a Christmas Miracle!

Luke Stops Vomiting, a Christmas Miracle!

Topics to Discuss### Christmas Stuff-left all my stuff at home that I would normally use, but everyone cleared out of the room-shoe-horning this episode FOR THE FANS!-Christmas presents: Luke got scarves, Gomer got the Word on Fire classics Aquaman (critical, but not really spoilers) -GI Joe, but...

The Adventures of Nat Radd

The Adventures of Nat Radd

SEEK2019. Cultural Appropriation. Luke's crush from 3rd grade to Freshmen year in college. Marvel's "ENDGAME" trailer (watch it). And more!Links:what time is it in anchorage alaska - Google Search — can't wait!Speakers – SEEK2019 — THE SPEAKER LINEUP Marvel Studios'...

Make Waves or Leave the Diocese!

Make Waves or Leave the Diocese!

Follow-up: Two great listeners challenge Gomer's previous assertion that Fr. James Martin is corrupting the faith by falsely accommodating the moral teachings of the Church to win LGBT+ souls for Christ. They assert that he isn't respecting 'gradualism' for the sake of the...

Abigail Punches 'Purity Culture' in the Face. THE FACE!

Abigail Punches 'Purity Culture' in the Face. THE FACE!

We talk to Abigail Rine Favale, who directs and teaches in the William Penn Honors Program, a great books program at George Fox University. She is the author of 'Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion.' We discuss her conversion, evangelical purity culture, the book I Kissed...

Thanksgiving Extravaganza!

Thanksgiving Extravaganza!

We talk: Rap, Dave Chappelle, Summer of Scandal and people who think we're just weathering the storm, Voris as Rejectionist, Accommodation argument revisited, Turkey Day traditions, What we are thankful for, a Powerful Letter we received, Catholic Podcasts, SEEK2019, The Problem with FUS, Luke...

Are the USCCB the White Walkers?

Are the USCCB the White Walkers?

We talk Vatican Interventions in the USCCB, Taylor Marshall being a douche, what makes a good podcast in our opinion, and WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST?!Sponsored By:Catholic Balm Co: Do you want to smell foxy? Yes. Yes you do! Use our promo code during the...

Perverting the Gospel out of Sympathy or just not being a D...

Perverting the Gospel out of Sympathy or just not being a D...

Gomer's essay on authentic accompaniment vs a false missionary zeal, or "accommodation." Gomer and Luke trade sympathetic barbs at one another. Sponsored By:Catholic Balm Co: Do you want to smell foxy? Yes. Yes you do! Use our promo code during the Nazirite Challenge month of...

Putting on Ayres in Evangelization

Putting on Ayres in Evangelization

Gomer and Luke interview Fr. Harrison Ayre from Canada to talk evangelization, especially if it is 'too Protestant' in those Missionary Discipleship circles. We talk things like parish renewal, the emphasis on commitment vs. sacraments, how they do/don't complement one another, and...

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