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Join the Catholic Nerds Podcast for quality Catholic nerdery. The Catholic Nerds basically nerd out on comics, movies, video games, and books, all from a Catholic perspective, plus a hefty helping of all things Catholic. There will be plenty of Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist here! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-smith677/support

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Join the Catholic Nerds Podcast for quality Catholic nerdery. The Catholic Nerds basically nerd out on comics, movies, video games, and books, all from a Catholic perspective, plus a hefty helping of all things Catholic. There will be plenty of Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist here! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-smith677/support

    Episode 25: The Mischief of Loki and the Motu "Inapproprio" (Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes)

    Episode 25: The Mischief of Loki and the Motu "Inapproprio" (Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes)

    The Catholic Nerds dive into the chaos of the "Motu Inapproprio", Pope Francis' new instruction on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) and its possible effects. Pope Benedict XVI had given priests the option to celebrate the Latin Mass or Extraordinary Form (EF) of the Mass. Now, priests need their bishop’s permission, even if it’s an EF-hating bishop. Is Pope Francis attempting to foster unity by sowing division? Does that work? 

    Then, to turn their minds to happier, more gentle territory, the C-Nerds delve into the [SPOILERS] multiverse of madness from awakened by Loki Season One. What's your favorite moment from Loki Season 1? We decide on our favorite Loki - is it Richard Grant's "Classic Loki", Croc Loki or "Croki", "President Loki", Loki Prime, or Sylvie Loki? We discuss Owen Wilson's Mobius and how time is described as a "Mobius strip" ... like Iron Man realized in Avengers: Endgame. 

    Did you notice all the crazy Easter Eggs in the intro to Loki Episode 6? There's a zoom out like in the sci-fi movie Contact; black holes expanding and contracting cycle (even though Stephen Hawking’s Big Crunch theory is widely panned now); Neil Armstrong, Greta Thurnberg (why??), Maya Angelou, and a random spaceship? Is it the X-Men's ship or the Fantastic Four's? And then that lovely quote from Vision: “What is grief, if not love persevering?”

    To the comics! The C-Nerds compare Renslayer and He Who Remains to their comic equivalents, Ravonna Renslayer and Kang the Conqueror, respectively. Episode 6 shows us that Judge Renslayer was originally the principal of FDR high school in Ohio where her diploma reads “Rebecca Tourminet”, possibly a reference to her comic equivalent "Terminatrix". In the comics, Ravonna Renslayer was the daughter of King Carelius, a ruler in the 40th century Earth. The kingdom of Carelius was the last bastion of civilization unconquered by Kang the Conqueror in that time period. Also, where does Renslayer go when she leaves Mobius?

    Who is He Who Remains? Is he Kang the Conqueror? How about that apple He Who Remains was eating? Is this a reference to Genesis and Eden? Is He Who Remains the serpent or the dragon, tempting the new Adam and Eve of Time, Loki and Sylvie? Here's more on the serpent of Eden actually being a dragon. And what about the question of Free Will? The Catholic Nerds dive into all these theological nuggets! 

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    The Circular Logic of the Pro-Abortion Argument: James Franco Interviews Professor on Abortion
    Bishops Issue Statement Downgrading Our Lady of America: Eminent Theologian and Mariologist Responds
    Why does Jesus (and Joseph) have two different genealogies?






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    Episode 24: NerdVision, WandaVision Review and Sequel Fan Theories

    Episode 24: NerdVision, WandaVision Review and Sequel Fan Theories

    Hello and welcome to the Catholic Nerds Podcast - your Maximoff source for quality, Catholic nerdery! The C-Nerds dig into all things WandaVision: 


    What will the WandaVision sequel be about? Plus, the Doctor Strange 2 sequel, 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and how Agatha Harkness connects all these, plus the Fantastic Four
    All the WandaVision commercials! Like the Nexus commercial - is Wanda the "Nexus of All Reality" from the comics? 
    The Darkhold - In the comics, the Darkhold was created by the Elder God Chthon, who gave Wanda her powers through the Chaos Magic. Chthon has possessed Wanda multiple times, prompting her mentor, Agatha Harkness, to call a doctor for help. That doctor? ... DOCTOR STRANGE. 
    All the Post-Credit Easter Eggs! (1) the Skrulls reveal and Monica Rambeau's strange new abilities, and (2) What’s Wanda up to next? Lounging in a cabin, levitating, and reading the Darkhold while hearing the voices of Billy and Tommy, calling out for help.
    Agatha Harkness - Is Agatha the connected to the upcoming Fantastic Four movie? Agatha was first introduced as the nanny to Reed and Sue Richards' kids and then became the mentor to the Scarlet Witch. And is her familiar ... 

    Señor Scratchy - WandaVision director Matt Shakman talks about a deleted scene where Señor  Scratchy's identity as her familiar and possibly her son is (maybe) revealed. 
    The Ship of Theseus knock-out, drag-out philosophy battle  


    Fake Pietro or Fietro! Was he really just Ralph Bohner all along, Agatha’s fake husband?

    Also, did you know the different episodes of WandaVision coincide with the stage of grief? 

    Kevin Smith said, “this show ultimately is about how important it is to find somebody to watch TV with in this world”

    The C-Nerds also discuss which character, comic book or otherwise, has the best Best Rogue’s Gallery. Here is the crazy Superman villian we talked about: Mister Mxyzptlk.

    For more great Catholic Nerd adventures: Pray the Rosary with St. John Paul II, Catholic Prayer Journals, and Catholic Children's Books. 

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    Episode 23: The Return of the Star of Bethlehem and its Hidden Meaning

    Episode 23: The Return of the Star of Bethlehem and its Hidden Meaning

    Merry Christmas from the Catholic Nerds!

    This will shed a whole new, beautiful “light” on Christmas and the Star of Bethlehem! As the “Great Conjunction” fills our night skies, the Catholic Nerds discover amazing prophecies of the Star of Bethlehem in the Old Testament. The Star of Bethlehem is the prophesied return of the Shekinah, the Glory Cloud, that “overshadowed” the Ark of the Covenant. And the Virgin Mary is the New Ark who carries the New Manna in her womb. The Star of Bethlehem “overshadows” the Holy Family as they travel to Bethlehem, guides the shepherds and Wise Men to the Nativity, and even explains why Mary rides a donkey!

    Here is Scott's article explaining all the typology and hidden mysteries of the Star of Bethlehem, and how it all points to the New Ark - check it out! 

    Plus, here is more on Mary as the New Ark of the Covenant and all the references to the New Ark at the Visitation. 

    Mary is not just the New Ark of Moses - she is also the NEW ARK OF NOAH. Check out how this connects to Adam's skull being the Skull of Golgotha and Mt. Calvary, too. 

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 22: 2020 Presidential Election Nerds

    Episode 22: 2020 Presidential Election Nerds

    The Catholic Nerds tackle the one subject nobody seems interested in ... 2020 Presidential Election CHAOS! Yeah, we went there. Our conservative Catholic leanings might show a bit as we tackle all the ballot shenanigans. The C-Nerds cover the Pennsylvania ballots case headed to the Supreme Court thanks to Catholic Justice Alito, plus Electoral College madness, like Faithless Voters, the history of "contingent elections", ties, etc. Special guest Erik from Michigan discusses all the ballot shenanigans in Michigan.  The C-Nerds also frown vigorously at Kamala Harris' attacks on the Knights of Columbus, while smiling at the state of the US Senate and House races.

    Here are all the promised links to articles, books, and videos discussed in the podcast episode:


    Scott's article on "Contingency Elections", i.e. what happens in the event of a Electoral College tie?

    Crowder interview that Erik mentions, the lawyer in Michigan who witnesses white van
    Project Veritas video about Traverse City, Michigan post office shenanigans
    Study showing "Smart"Phone proximity reduces cognitive capacity
    Social Dilemma - the Netflix doc mentioned
    Statistical case against Biden in Georgia - 95,801 Biden ballots divergent from Democrat Senate candidates ballots
    Kamala Harris quotes against Knights of Columbus
    Scott's new book and audiobook, The MAGA Guide to S.C.A.M.: Socialism, Communism, and Marxism
    Video of Erik eating ridiculously hot chip
    Plus, check out Scott and his wife's new Catholic Prayer Journal for Women to overcome stress, worry, and anxiety




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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 21: The Knights Who Say Nerds - Blessed Father McGivney

    Episode 21: The Knights Who Say Nerds - Blessed Father McGivney

    Did you hear the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael J. McGivney, is going to be beatified? The Catholic Nerds take you through the three “easy” steps to Heaven, the whole beatification process from Servant of God to Canonization to raining down roses from Heaven. Also, did you know Father McGivney died during a pandemic that could have been caused by a coronavirus?? Can you say future patron saint of kicking coronavirus butt? The C-Nerds also share the heartwarming studio of Mikey Schachle, the sweet baby boy whose condition, fetal hydrops, was cured through Father McGivney’s intercession.

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    • 57 min
    Episode 20: Gambit, Cajun Catholic X-Men Kung-Fu - Interview with Chris Potter

    Episode 20: Gambit, Cajun Catholic X-Men Kung-Fu - Interview with Chris Potter

    The Catholic Nerds interview Chris Potter, the voice of Gambit in X-Men: The Animated Series, at the New Orleans Comic-Con. Chris Potter currently stars in the family drama Heartland, plus - very cool - starred as Peter Caine in Kung-Fu: the Legend Continues, alongside his father and father-figure in real life, David Carradine of Kill Bill and kung-fu movie fame. Chris also reveals to us his theory about David Carradine’s mysterious and untimely death. The Catholic Nerds talk about the Catholic side of Gambit, Remi Lebeau's Louisiana origins, and possible blood relation to a certain Catholic nerd, more or less … enjoy this live recording with Chris Potter, and sorry about the background noise :)

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