75 episodes

Two theologians walk into a bar... No, seriously: This podcast is about the real world of politics and current events, seen through the lens of Catholic teaching and spirituality. Your hosts, Fr. Dan Horan and David Dault, bring you a mix of perspectives, from Abbey Road to Metaphysical Graffiti. Dan is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest. David is a radio producer and Catholic convert. They both have doctorates in theology. It is the best possible kind of nerdy.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 97 Ratings

Two theologians walk into a bar... No, seriously: This podcast is about the real world of politics and current events, seen through the lens of Catholic teaching and spirituality. Your hosts, Fr. Dan Horan and David Dault, bring you a mix of perspectives, from Abbey Road to Metaphysical Graffiti. Dan is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest. David is a radio producer and Catholic convert. They both have doctorates in theology. It is the best possible kind of nerdy.

    Biden and the Bishops, the Madison Anti-Vax Memo, and Archbishop Gomez

    Biden and the Bishops, the Madison Anti-Vax Memo, and Archbishop Gomez

    Fr. Daniel, Heidi, and David talk about the Bishops' Conference on the Eucharist, the recent comments by the Archbishop of Los Angeles about social justice, and the policy memo from the Diocese of Madison forbidding parishes to be used as vaccination sites 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    COP-26 redux, President Biden meets the Pope, and one step closer to a COVID vaccine for kids

    COP-26 redux, President Biden meets the Pope, and one step closer to a COVID vaccine for kids

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David discuss the start of COP-26, Joe Biden's audience with Pope Francis, and the slow steps toward approving a COVID vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Popular Movements, Paternity Leave, and Climate Change

    Popular Movements, Paternity Leave, and Climate Change

    Fr. Daniel, Heidi, and David look at the Pope's recent remarks to the "social poets," as well as the dustup over Pete Buttigieg taking time with his children, and the upcoming Glasgow Summit on climate change
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Pope's Remarks about EWTN, Religious Liberty Standoffs, and a Pop-Culture Roundup

    The Pope's Remarks about EWTN, Religious Liberty Standoffs, and a Pop-Culture Roundup

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David look at the history and influence of the world's largest Catholic media empire, the recent clashes between Church Militant and the city of Baltimore, and talk about what they've been watching recently 
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Synodality, Deportation of Migrants, and a Report from Rome

    Synodality, Deportation of Migrants, and a Report from Rome

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel and David explore the idea of synodality and the upcoming 2023 Synod, and they look at current US policy playing out on our southern border with Haitian migrants, and welcome guest Christopher White to talk about the recent Papal visit to Hungary and Slovakia  
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Summer Catch-Up, Latin Mass, and Continuing COVID Woes

    Summer Catch-Up, Latin Mass, and Continuing COVID Woes

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David recap the big changes that happened over the summer, as well as reviewing the fallout from Traditionis Custodes, and the continuing battles over COVID mitigation
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

shiverhe ,

Informative, Interesting, and Helpful

The hosts all bring interesting perspectives to questions of faith, spirituality, and the role of religion in our daily lives. I’ve learned a lot about Catholicism and Christianity generally. I think this show is a great resource for religious and non-religious people alike, to learn how to co-exist and support each other through the complicated journey of life.

Learningandgrowing ,

Gods Work

This is better than a podcast, it’s guys living their lives and expressing theme selves through their vocation/personhoood using microphones to enable all of us to get better. Love it.

Michael McMikeface ,

Thought provoking

I appreciate the thoughtful insights and opinions of the hosts. They help me see things from a prospective that I wouldn’t have found on my own.

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