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#71 - Wrong About Everything: The Roman Circus Story

#71 - Wrong About Everything: The Roman Circus Story

Ep. #71! We completely bypass our topic and get all worked up talking about the death of Eric Garner, abortion, Cardinal Pell, and the relics of St. Peter. It is a fun episode...well at least in our opinion. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#70 - Be Normal (Online Radicalization)

#70 - Be Normal (Online Radicalization)

Ep. #70! We talk about getting in so deep that you find yourself radicalized online. What are the warning signs? How can you stop it? How is it different from just getting worked up? Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on Apple...

#69 - Take a Break From Social Media (But Not From This Podcast)

#69 - Take a Break From Social Media (But Not From This Podcast)

Ep #69! Take a Break From Social Media (But Not From This Podcast). Zac talks about why it is beneficial to log off social media from time to time and how it can help you grow spiritually. Matt talks about how social media is a Mad Max Fury Road war zone. Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#68 - The Trads Are Not Coming! The Trads Are Not Coming!

#68 - The Trads Are Not Coming! The Trads Are Not Coming!

Ep. #68! The Trads Are Not Coming! The Trads Are Not Coming! Are trads and those who go to the Traditional Latin Mass plotting some worldwide takeover of every dioceses? Is this even remotely possible? Is there any point to worrying about what some anonymous person who claims to be trad online is...

#67 - Destiny Herndon-DeLaRose of New Wave Feminists on Abortion, the Border, and Being Pro-Life

#67 - Destiny Herndon-DeLaRose of New Wave Feminists on Abortion, the Border, and Being Pro-Life

Ep #67! Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa of New Wave Feminists joins us to talk about abortion, the crisis at the border, and what it is like being a pro-life feminist. She also talks about being kicked out of the Woman's March for not supporting abortion. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#66 - Getting Played By Corporations & Heroic Act of Charity

#66 - Getting Played By Corporations & Heroic Act of Charity

Ep. #66! After a month away we are back and betterish than ever! Matt talks for a bit about how corporations are always playing you and drumming up fake controversies. Zac pays tribute to fellow Texas legend Ross Perot. Then we talk about what it means to make a Heroic Act of Charity. Tweet us...

#65 - Are Podcasts the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?

#65 - Are Podcasts the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?

Ep. #65! We talk about Pentecost and what the gifts the Holy Spirit gave to the apostles. We also spend some time talking about the gift of speaking in tongues and what it really means. It is not gibberish! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#64 - Sohrab and French and Theocrats and Libertarians, Oh My! (with Stephanie Slade)

#64 - Sohrab and French and Theocrats and Libertarians, Oh My! (with Stephanie Slade)

Ep. #64! Stephanie Slade joins us to talk about her latest piece for Reason in response to Sohrab Ahmari. We talk about classical liberalism, libertarianism and the role it plays in society, the Catholic state, and how far we should go to ensure favorable policies are enacted. Tweet us...

#63 - It's a Good Time for a Marian Consecration

#63 - It's a Good Time for a Marian Consecration

Ep. #63! We talk about how to do a Marian Consecration and why it is great to do it. There has never been a better time than right now to consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate...

#62 - Do Catholics Worship Mary? (Spoiler: No)

#62 - Do Catholics Worship Mary? (Spoiler: No)

Ep. #62! After Zac orders a pizza and Matt answers his front door we get around to talking about the Blessed Virgin Mary! Do we worship her? No! But if that is the case then what is the correct way of talking to other people about how we honor her? Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#61 - The Lord of the Rings and The Eucharist (with Scott L. Smith)

#61 - The Lord of the Rings and The Eucharist (with Scott L. Smith)

Ep. #61! Scott L. Smith from Catholic Nerds Podcast joins us to talk about his book "The Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist". He walks us through some of the connections to Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings, including an amazing connection of the Eucharist and lembas bread. It is...

#60 - An Open Response to The Open Letter (and Others)

#60 - An Open Response to The Open Letter (and Others)

Ep. #60! Once again a letter has come out accusing Pope Francis of heresy. Zac got people all riled up on Twitter so we thought we would talk about it. Is this letter important? Does it help anything? What is worth going to Hell over (spoiler: nothing)? Is Pope Francis out to destory the Latin Mass...

#59 - Intro the Latin Mass (Part 3)

#59 - Intro the Latin Mass (Part 3)

Ep. #59! We are back for more talk about the Traditional Latin Mass. We go through the vesting process for the priest and talk about the prayers they say. It is very cool! We also go over the names of the vessels you will see during the mass. Also Zac gives us an update on #FreeBritney and Matt...

#58 - Fr. Anthony, Zac, and Matt (ALL CAPS VERB) Ben Shapiro's New Book

#58 - Fr. Anthony, Zac, and Matt (ALL CAPS VERB) Ben Shapiro's New Book

Ep. #58! Fr. Anthony, Zac, and Matt (ALL CAPS VERB) Ben Shapiro's New Book. How does Shapiro's new book and terms like Western Civilization, the West, and Judeo-Christian values fit in and relate to Catholicism? Plus a brief breakdown of Wrestlemania 35 at the end! Tweet us...

#56 - Curious About the Curia? (Vatican Congregations)

#56 - Curious About the Curia? (Vatican Congregations)

Ep. #56! We can continue our breakdown of the inner workings of the Vatican specifically the Congregations within the Roman Curia. What is the Secretary of State? What are the Congregations? We also discuss whether facial recognition is a good or just another way they get ya! Tweet us...

#55 - Papal Diplomacy & Nuncios

#55 - Papal Diplomacy & Nuncios

Ep. #55! Archbishop Vigano's letter got us wondering...what is a nuncio? We talk about papal diplomacy and how nuncios get involved. Plus...what is the correct thing to do when meeting the Pope? Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us...

#54 - Know Your Heresies (Part 2)

#54 - Know Your Heresies (Part 2)

Ep. #54! We give some advice to the Democrat Party and then continue our discussion on heresies. (These two things are not related in any way we promise!) Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate and review us if you want....

#53 - Know Your Heresies (Part 1)

#53 - Know Your Heresies (Part 1)

Ep. #53! Know Your Heresies! Well more like know what not to do. We go over some of the different heresies and talk about what they are and where they came from. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate and review us if you...

#52 - Catholic Firsts in America

#52 - Catholic Firsts in America

Ep. #52! We talk about some of the Catholic Firsts in America. The first American dioceses, first American hospital, first American saint, and first American Catholic university! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate and...

#51 - Intro to the Latin Mass (Part 2)

#51 - Intro to the Latin Mass (Part 2)

Ep. #51! Intro to the Latin Mass Part 2. In Part 1 we discussed walking into the Latin Mass, and now let's talk about the actual Mass. We break down the different parts of the Latin Mass and what it will look like once it begins! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#50 - Money and Influence in the Church (with Professor Massimo Faggioli)

#50 - Money and Influence in the Church (with Professor Massimo Faggioli)

Ep. #50! Professor Massimo Faggioli stops by to talk about the influence of money with the Catholic Church and how different groups try to use money to gain power within the hierarchy. Here is a link to the article we referenced: https://sojo.net/magazine/march-2019/rise-catholic-right Tweet us...

#49 - Intro to the Latin Mass (Part 1)

#49 - Intro to the Latin Mass (Part 1)

Ep. #49! We get asked a lot about the Latin Mass. What should I expect? What should I do? This is my first time going, how do I do it? Etc etc. In order to help answer all those questions we are doing a 2 part series on the the Traditional Latin Mass. This episode we talk about what to expect when...

#48 - Sohrab Ahmari on His Conversion, Catholic Twitter, and Politics

#48 - Sohrab Ahmari on His Conversion, Catholic Twitter, and Politics

Ep. #48! Sohrab Ahmari stops by to talk about his new memoir "From Fire, By Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith" as well as his battles with Catholic Twitter and a little politics. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancurcusblog.com Find out on...

#47 - The March for Life, Politics, and Finding Hope

#47 - The March for Life, Politics, and Finding Hope

Ep. #47! The March for Life, Politics, & Finding Hope. What can we do when it seems like everything in politics is becoming less Catholic? How can we support anybody after years of terrible laws & unfulfilled promises? It's tough but we gotta talk about it. Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#46 - Matt and Kaitlyn Answer Important Questions

#46 - Matt and Kaitlyn Answer Important Questions

Ep. #46! Zac is a very very busy man so our pal Kaitlyn Facista plays the role of fill-in Zac this week! Matt and her answer all the hard hitting questions from Twitter! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate and review us...

12 Days of Christmas Day 12 - Father Anthony Sciarappa

12 Days of Christmas Day 12 - Father Anthony Sciarappa

Day 12! 12 Drummers Drumming aka 12 Points of Doctrine in the Creed. Father Anthony Sciarappa joins us to break down those points, and share a laugh or two! Tweet us @romancircuspod @heyitsmattbaker @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on iTunes. Please rate and review us. We are...

12 Days of Christmas Day 11 - Haley Stewart

12 Days of Christmas Day 11 - Haley Stewart

Day 11! 11 Pipers Piping aka 11 Faithful Apostles. Haley Stewart joins us to talk about increasing our faithfulness along with all sorts of other things! Tweet us @romancircuspod @heyitsmattbaker @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on iTunes. Rate and review us if you get a...

12 Days of Christmas Day 10 - Father Dan Folwaczny

12 Days of Christmas Day 10 - Father Dan Folwaczny

Day 10! 10 Lords A Leaping aka the 10 Commandments! Father Dan Folwaczny joins us to talk about how the commandments are a good way to prepare yourself for the sacrament of Confession. Tweet us @romancircuspod @heyitsmattbaker @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on iTunes. Please...

12 Days of Christmas Day 9 - Theresa Zoe Williams

12 Days of Christmas Day 9 - Theresa Zoe Williams

Day 9! 9 Ladies Dancing aka the 9 (but also 12) Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Theresa Zoe Williams joins us and we break them down. We talk about modesty (kind of)!!!! And how we can work these fruits into any potential New Year's Resolutions. Tweet us @romancircuspod @heyitsmattbaker...

12 Days of Christmas Day 8 - Zac and Matt Together at Last

12 Days of Christmas Day 8 - Zac and Matt Together at Last

Day 8! 8 Maids a Milking aka the 8 Beatitudes! No guest today cause Zac and Matt are together in Dallas podcasting in the same room for the first time ever. Pretty short episode but Beatitudes are discussed nonetheless! Tweet us @romancircuspod @heyitsmattbaker @zacmabry Email us...

12 Days of Christmas Day 7 - Shea Gilliland

12 Days of Christmas Day 7 - Shea Gilliland

Day 7! 7 Swans a Swimming aka the 7 Sacraments! We are joined by former Angelican cleric and current Catholic convert Shea Gilliland to discuss the Angelican view of the Sacraments vs the Catholic view of the Sacraments. Tweet us @romancircuspod @heyitsmattbaker @zacmabry Email us...

12 Days of Christmas Day 6 - Sarah Vabulas

12 Days of Christmas Day 6 - Sarah Vabulas

Day 6! 6 Geese A-laying aka the 6 Days of Creation. Sarah Vabulas stops by to chat and her an Zac try to determine what drinks would be appropriate for each of the days! Tweet us @romancircuspod @heyitsmattbaker @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on iTunes. Please rate and...

12 Days of Christmas Day 5 - Kaitlyn Facista

12 Days of Christmas Day 5 - Kaitlyn Facista

Day 5! 5 Golden Rings aka the the first 5 Books of the Old Testament. You know if we are gonna talk golden rings then we have to do it with #1 Lord of the Rings fan Kaitlyn Facista! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on iTunes. Please...

12 Days of Christmas Day 4 - Tommy Tighe and Steve the Missionary

12 Days of Christmas Day 4 - Tommy Tighe and Steve the Missionary

Day 4! 4 Calling Birds. Tommy Tighe and Steve the Missionary join us to talk about the 4 Evangelists. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate and review us if you want. You can also find us on podbean,...

12 Days of Christmas Day 3 - Katie Prejean McGrady

12 Days of Christmas Day 3 - Katie Prejean McGrady

12 Days of Christmas Day 3! Katie Prejean McGrady joins us to discuss the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. Plus she yells at Zac because he has never watched The Office or Parks and Rec. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

12 Days of Christmas Day 2 - Father Harrison Ayre

12 Days of Christmas Day 2 - Father Harrison Ayre

12 Days of Christmas Day 2! 2 Turtle Doves aka the Old & New Testaments. Father Harrison Ayre joins us to talk about how you need to read the Old in order to understand the New. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on iTunes where...

12 Days of Christmas Day 1 - Dadinista Jake

12 Days of Christmas Day 1 - Dadinista Jake

12 Days of Christmas Day 1! A Partridge in a Pear Tree! Dadinista Jake is back on to chat with us about his conversion from growing up to Jewish to Catholicism. A great beginning to the 12 days of Christmas with a great friend. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email...

#45 - A Very Helmick Christmas Podcast

#45 - A Very Helmick Christmas Podcast

Ep. #45! We are joined by basically our most favorite people The Helmicks (Kyle and Carey)! We talk about Christmas traditions and it is awesome. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate and review us if you...

#44 - Indulge Us on Purgatory

#44 - Indulge Us on Purgatory

Ep. 44! It is the Second Week of Advent and we take some time to discuss purgatory and indulgences. These are definitely things to be celebrated even though we might not have learned much about them growing up. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#43 - Ross and The Lost WASPs

#43 - Ross and The Lost WASPs

Ep. #43! We start talking about Ross Douthat's controversial NYT article "Why We Miss the WASPs" and end up talking about it for the entire episode! Spoiler: We don't hate it. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/opinion/george-bush-wasps.html Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#42 - Update on the Scandals & Some Advent Chat

#42 - Update on the Scandals & Some Advent Chat

Ep. #42! We give an update on what has been happening in the Church and the USCCB. Then we go into some stuff about Advent. It starts on Sunday! Get pumped! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us podcast@romancircusblog.com Find us on itunes. Rate and...

#41 - Speaking Clerically with Fr. Tim Grumbach

#41 - Speaking Clerically with Fr. Tim Grumbach

Ep. #41! Speaking Clerically with Fr. Tim Grumbach! Fr. Tim gives us a podcast homily, we talk about the moment he knew he was called to be a priest, liturgical music, and wearing his clerics at Disneyand. He is a great priest and a great man. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews,...

#40 - Amazing (Actual and Sanctifying) Grace! (with Clement Tha Man)

#40 - Amazing (Actual and Sanctifying) Grace! (with Clement Tha Man)

Ep. #40! Let's talk about actual vs sanctifying grace! What is the difference? Then we hear an example of that grace when Clement Tha Man tells us about his conversion to Catholicism! Plus Zac name drops a lot of people from his trip to DC! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews,...

#39 - Hark! The Catholic Herald Sings! (with Michael Davis)

#39 - Hark! The Catholic Herald Sings! (with Michael Davis)

Ep. #39! The US Editor of the Catholic Herald Michael Davis (@MichaelWTDavis) joins us to talk about the upcoming debut of the Catholic Herald US! We discuss their writers, their goals for the publication in the US, some of the challenges and opportunities surrounding the reporting of the current...

#38 - All of the Saints & All of the Souls

#38 - All of the Saints & All of the Souls

Ep. #38! We chat for a bit about All Saints Day and All Souls Day and the importance of them. Plus Matt breaks down his brother's wedding, we attempt failed political hot takes, Zac talks about Gullah Gullah Island, and Matt counters that with some talk about Columbo. This episode has it...

#37 - The Roman Coaster Podcast

#37 - The Roman Coaster Podcast

Ep. #37! We are joined by Lance and Dan from The Coaster for a chat about a wide range of topics including but not limited to just a bunch of banter. Great Catholic gentlemen! If you haven't been listening to their show then you definitely should be. They bring a little class to our show....

#36 - Matt Talks About the Eucharist

#36 - Matt Talks About the Eucharist

Ep. #36! Matt Talks About the Eucharist. What more do you need to know? Matt shares a story about a wedding he attended and how it made him really think about what the Eucharist actually is. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews, @heyitsmattbaker, @zacmabry Email us...

#35 - Mindfulness & Meditation

#35 - Mindfulness & Meditation

Ep. #35! Mindfulness & Meditation! What are they? Do they have to be done "Catholic"? It is important to define what these things are and how they can work within our lives. Plus the Moms of Catholic Twitter try to find the old bag of bones a wife. I know... Tweet us @romancircuspod,...

#34 - What is the Church Part 2 aka Shots with Ott Part 2

#34 - What is the Church Part 2 aka Shots with Ott Part 2

Ep. #34! We finish our What is the Church series. We discuss the attributes and the marks of the Church. Oh and we also talk about Lindsay Lohan for about 10 minutes. Hide your kids, hide your wife! Lindsay Lohan is on the loose! Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews, @heyitsmattbaker,...

#33 - Spilling the Tea With Tolkien (with Kaitlyn Facista)

#33 - Spilling the Tea With Tolkien (with Kaitlyn Facista)

Ep. #33! Kaitlyn Facista of Tea With Tolkien graces us with her presence! We share a few laughs, talk about her conversion, and talk Tolkien obviously. Matt also makes a joke about Pope Francis and the Supreme Court and Zac tells him he is super lame. Tweet us @romancircuspod, @romancircusnews,...

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