91 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 • 112 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.

    The Shooting in Colorado Springs, the National Meeting of Bishops, and Looking Ahead to Advent

    The Shooting in Colorado Springs, the National Meeting of Bishops, and Looking Ahead to Advent

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David look at the recent attack on the LGBTQ community in Colorado, the implications of the recent elections for leadership in the USCCB, and talk about the beginning of Advent
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Midterms, Anti-LGBTQ Policies, and Supreme Court Cases Affecting Civil Rights

    The Midterms, Anti-LGBTQ Policies, and Supreme Court Cases Affecting Civil Rights

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David do a round-up of the 2022 Midterm elections, explore recent Supreme Court cases and their effects on Affirmative Action and Native tribal law, and discuss recent anti-LGBTQ+ policies in Catholic dioceses
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The St. Louis school shooting, Archbishop Chaput, and Ye's anti-semitic remarks

    The St. Louis school shooting, Archbishop Chaput, and Ye's anti-semitic remarks

    Fr. Daniel, Heidi, and David discuss the recent remarks from rapper Ye and their consequences, the aftermath of yet another horrific school shooting, and the recent political comments from Archbishop Chaput
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Anniversary of Vatican II, the 2022 Midterms, and a Pop-Culture Roundup

    The Anniversary of Vatican II, the 2022 Midterms, and a Pop-Culture Roundup

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David look back at the complex legacy of the Second Vatican Council, look ahead to the November midterm elections, and look all around for good things to watch and read.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Busing Migrants, Reports from the Synod, and the War in Ukraine

    Busing Migrants, Reports from the Synod, and the War in Ukraine

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David look at Catholic Governors using migrants as political pawns, the recent synthesis reports from the Synod on Synodality, and recent developments and long-term effects in the ongoing war in Ukraine
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Welcome Back, LGBTQ+ Issues in the Church, and the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

    Welcome Back, LGBTQ+ Issues in the Church, and the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David kick off season 11 with a look back at the summer break, and they explore the impact of the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II as well as recent policies from dioceses to exclude LGBTQ+ parishioners
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

cmstanford2019 ,

Great informative conversations

I have really been appreciating this podcast over the past year. I have learned so much and feel like I have had a ring-side seat into the Catholic conversations going on in the USA. I wish they would broadcast more often! I am waiting impatiently for the next season to begin.

frissjan ,

Great Podcast

Love this podcast. As an educated Catholic woman, I really appreciate Heidi’s contributions. Other Catholic podcasts tend to include very few women or unfortunately include women who are not as knowledgeable or articulate as their male counterparts 🙁. Heidi knows her stuff and makes excellent contributions to the topics. Thank You Heidi! And the guys are great too. 👍🏻

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.

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