341 episodes

The goal of Forte Catholic is to share the Joy of the Gospel! The team of Taylor Schroll, Fr. Anthony Sciarappa, Allison Sullivan, Kathryn Whitaker & Liv Harrison bring the laughs, insights and encouragement you need to get through your week and grow in your life of faith. There are weekly theme discussions, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and fun segments like Freestyle Preaching, Forte/Mezzo/Piano, Life Verse and much more. No matter where you are on your journey with God we want to help you take the next step by inspiring, uplifting, and sharing the Good News...all while laughing along the way.
The show appears weekly on YouTube & all podcasting platforms. It was a nominee for the Fisher’s Net Podcast of the Year Award in 2018 and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 146 Ratings

The goal of Forte Catholic is to share the Joy of the Gospel! The team of Taylor Schroll, Fr. Anthony Sciarappa, Allison Sullivan, Kathryn Whitaker & Liv Harrison bring the laughs, insights and encouragement you need to get through your week and grow in your life of faith. There are weekly theme discussions, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and fun segments like Freestyle Preaching, Forte/Mezzo/Piano, Life Verse and much more. No matter where you are on your journey with God we want to help you take the next step by inspiring, uplifting, and sharing the Good News...all while laughing along the way.
The show appears weekly on YouTube & all podcasting platforms. It was a nominee for the Fisher’s Net Podcast of the Year Award in 2018 and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal.

    324: Topics Galore & the Alphabet Game w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    324: Topics Galore & the Alphabet Game w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    Typically we tackle 2-3 primary topics on an episode. This week we're trying to see how many topics we can jam into this episode, so we GUARANTEE there's something for everyone.


    Our topics include:
    -Prayer Ministry
    -Our "type"
    -Hedges of Protection
    -Hot takes on English vs. Latin
    -The Gospel writers in Heaven
    -Getting bored with our faith
    -A brand new hilarious game
    -The morality of DoorDashing from Hooters
    -Coincidence or God?
    -Catholic pronunciations


    Yes, we discuss all of that in this hour long show and we hope it brightens your day as much as it brightened our to record!


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    All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com.


    Episode art by Rebekah Gerhart
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    Worthy by Clarissa Christensen: Worthy is the self-help book for Christians who are tired of the mediocre swipe right and left style of dating, who want to change their dating standard, and create a bold, fearless life full of passion and purpose. It doesn't matter if you are a high school girl, someone's grandma, or any age in between, Worthy is designed for you.

    In a vulnerable, yet witty how-to guide, Clarissa Christensen takes you down her own path that led to the rock bottom of bad dates, low self-worth, and an unfulfilled life overrun by depression and anxiety. 

    In these thirteen easy to read chapters you will learn how to :
    -Identify and overcome the insecurities that are holding you back.
    -Establish a dating standard you love.
    -Grow a supportive friend tribe.
    -Dive deeper into your relationship with God.
    -Live unapologetically.
    By the end, you will learn who you are, what you want out of life, and how to get it.

    Head to her website igniteyourworth.com to purchase your copy today or even request a signed copy. Forte Catholic Pilgrimage to Rome!: We’re so excited to be traveling to the holiest sites in Italy and we want YOU to come with us! This 11 day trip with bring us through the Vatican, Assisi & to a retreat in beautiful Tuscany. We can’t wait to pray, play and see all these amazing faith-filled places with you. And it doesn’t hurt that we’ll be staying in some lovely hotels and eating some great meals along the way ;)Forte Catholic YouTube Channel: Our YouTube channel has every episode of this podcast in video form, along with our Catholic Foundations series on the basic teachings of Catholicism, our Catholic Perspective series on our favorite tv shows and movies, talks, worship music and much more. Subscribe today! Support Forte Catholic

    • 1 hr 7 min
    323: Italy, Conspiracy Theories & the Turing Test w/Kathryn Whitaker

    323: Italy, Conspiracy Theories & the Turing Test w/Kathryn Whitaker

    Live from Austin, Texas! Today's episode was recording at Kathryn Whitaker's home in the capital of the great country of Texas!


    Kathryn recently returned from a family trip to Italy and shares all about her experiences in the heartland of our faith. We also test her mettle at our favorite game "Freestyle Preaching" and Taylor shares his thoughts on conspiracy theories and the Turing Test. We hope you enjoy this week's episode!


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    Donate
    Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate


    Amazon Smile
    Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898


    All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com.


    Episode art by Rebekah Gerhart
    Sponsored By:
    Worthy by Clarissa Christensen: Worthy is the self-help book for Christians who are tired of the mediocre swipe right and left style of dating, who want to change their dating standard, and create a bold, fearless life full of passion and purpose. It doesn't matter if you are a high school girl, someone's grandma, or any age in between, Worthy is designed for you.

    In a vulnerable, yet witty how-to guide, Clarissa Christensen takes you down her own path that led to the rock bottom of bad dates, low self-worth, and an unfulfilled life overrun by depression and anxiety. 

    In these thirteen easy to read chapters you will learn how to :
    -Identify and overcome the insecurities that are holding you back.
    -Establish a dating standard you love.
    -Grow a supportive friend tribe.
    -Dive deeper into your relationship with God.
    -Live unapologetically.
    By the end, you will learn who you are, what you want out of life, and how to get it.

    Head to her website igniteyourworth.com to purchase your copy today or even request a signed copy. Forte Catholic YouTube Channel: Our YouTube channel has every episode of this podcast in video form, along with our Catholic Foundations series on the basic teachings of Catholicism, our Catholic Perspective series on our favorite tv shows and movies, talks, worship music and much more. Subscribe today! Forte Catholic YouTube Channel: Our YouTube channel has every episode of this podcast in video form, along with our Catholic Foundations series on the basic teachings of Catholicism, our Catholic Perspective series on our favorite tv shows and movies, talks, worship music and much more. Subscribe today! Support Forte Catholic

    • 1 hr 6 min
    322: Online Haters & Spiritual Growth w/Allison Sullivan

    322: Online Haters & Spiritual Growth w/Allison Sullivan

    Allison & Taylor chat about their holiday break and Allison's recent ADHD diagnosis. They also talk about dealing with haters online & the mix of comedy & responsibility online. This all stems from a recent video Allison made on TikTok that made waves. Our hosts share their differing approaches to how to deal with hatred online.


    They also discuss a new initiative at their parish and how it can be used as a good barometer for all of us to focus on spiritual growth in the new year.


    Subscribe/Rate
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    💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecat


    Donate
    Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate


    Amazon Smile
    Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898


    All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com.


    Episode art by Rebekah Gerhart
    Sponsored By:
    Worthy by Clarissa Christensen: Worthy is the self-help book for Christians who are tired of the mediocre swipe right and left style of dating, who want to change their dating standard, and create a bold, fearless life full of passion and purpose. It doesn't matter if you are a high school girl, someone's grandma, or any age in between, Worthy is designed for you.

    In a vulnerable, yet witty how-to guide, Clarissa Christensen takes you down her own path that led to the rock bottom of bad dates, low self-worth, and an unfulfilled life overrun by depression and anxiety. 

    In these thirteen easy to read chapters you will learn how to :
    -Identify and overcome the insecurities that are holding you back.
    -Establish a dating standard you love.
    -Grow a supportive friend tribe.
    -Dive deeper into your relationship with God.
    -Live unapologetically.
    By the end, you will learn who you are, what you want out of life, and how to get it.

    Head to her website igniteyourworth.com to purchase your copy today or even request a signed copy. Support Forte Catholic

    • 1 hr
    321: 2022 Year in Review

    321: 2022 Year in Review

    Happy New Year!


    I'm terrible at looking back at the past and seeing all the good things God did in my life. I'm usually focused on the present or working towards building a better future that I forget to be thankful for what has already happened. That is why every year, we do a "State of the Forte" as our first episode of the new year to see all the cool things we experienced together.


    In today's episode, Taylor looks at the highlights of the show from the past year, counts down our top ten episodes, our top ten moments and shares how the show has grown. We also review the additions to our YouTube channel in 2022 and the rest of the work we did through producing other great Catholic podcasts and our events.


    Taylor also takes a few moments to address the passing of one of his heroes Pope Benedict XVI and his thoughts on the Damar Hamlin situation from this week's Monday Night Football.


    We hope you enjoy looking back at the past year with us. Blessings on your new year!


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    All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com.


    Episode art by Rebekah Gerhart
    Sponsored By:
    Forte Catholic YouTube Channel: Our YouTube channel has every episode of this podcast in video form, along with our Catholic Foundations series on the basic teachings of Catholicism, our Catholic Perspective series on our favorite tv shows and movies, talks, worship music and much more. Subscribe today! Forte Catholic Pilgrimage to Rome!: We’re so excited to be traveling to the holiest sites in Italy and we want YOU to come with us! This 11 day trip with bring us through the Vatican, Assisi & to a retreat in beautiful Tuscany. We can’t wait to pray, play and see all these amazing faith-filled places with you. And it doesn’t hurt that we’ll be staying in some lovely hotels and eating some great meals along the way ;)Support Forte Catholic

    • 40 min
    320: Christmas Episode with Comedian Aaron Weber & Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    320: Christmas Episode with Comedian Aaron Weber & Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    Aaron Weber, Father Anthony and Taylor unite for their annual Christmas episode! They debate a theory about comedy that Father Anthony has and Aaron shares the funniest moral dilemma he found himself in that we've ever heard! Check out Aaron's comedy at http://aaronwebercomedy.com/.


    In the rest of the episode, Taylor & Fr. Anthony touch base on how their Advent went, share some Christmas insights and Taylor shares about a funny announcement made before Mass at his parish.


    To close the show, they do their new segment "Plane Theology" where Taylor puts Fr. Anthony on the spot with theology questions he got no prep time for. This week's topics include if the Apostles were baptized, if demons can hear our thoughts and if Mary knew.


    Merry Christmas y'all from the Forte Catholic family!


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    Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate


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    Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898


    All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com.


    Episode art by Rebekah Gerhart
    Special Guest: Aaron Weber.
    Sponsored By:
    Forte Catholic YouTube Channel: Our YouTube channel has every episode of this podcast in video form, along with our Catholic Foundations series on the basic teachings of Catholicism, our Catholic Perspective series on our favorite tv shows and movies, talks, worship music and much more. Subscribe today! Forte Catholic Pilgrimage to Rome!: We’re so excited to be traveling to the holiest sites in Italy and we want YOU to come with us! This 11 day trip with bring us through the Vatican, Assisi & to a retreat in beautiful Tuscany. We can’t wait to pray, play and see all these amazing faith-filled places with you. And it doesn’t hurt that we’ll be staying in some lovely hotels and eating some great meals along the way ;)Support Forte Catholic

    • 1 hr 16 min
    319: Positivity, Evangelization & Cancel Culture w/Kathryn Whitaker

    319: Positivity, Evangelization & Cancel Culture w/Kathryn Whitaker

    Kathryn joins Taylor in studio to share some exciting news! They talk about the gift of positivity & the Church's mandate to evangelize. Kathryn also helps Taylor write an upcoming talk he is giving on cancel culture.


    From all of us at Forte Catholic, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!


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    Check out the show and other exclusive videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/fortecatholic


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    Forte Catholic is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Support the work with a tax-deductible donation here. Thanks! https://www.fortecatholic.com/donate


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    Support us FOR FREE with your purchases on Amazon! Amazon Smile is their program where they give a portion of each of your purchases as a donation to your favorite charity. Click the link to easily set it up and then it will work on it's own in the background for all of your purchases to support our non-profit. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-1042898


    All music used on the show is by Brandon “BeTheSymbol” Morel. Find his music at bethesymbol.com.


    Episode art by Rebekah Gerhart
    Support Forte Catholic

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Rich Beahm - Jersey ,

Crazy Good!

I’ve listened for 3 episodes, so like 4 days. I’m hooked!!! This isn’t just a podcast, it’s a group of people that are fun and crazy faithful that get to hang out and chat about all the things they love, which, coincidentally, is all stuff I love. Obviously, Christ being the main guy … lol. We just need to make sure Taylor stays away from lamb-centered video games, please.

Irwin J.R. II ,

Oh boy…

Very Saddened to hear about Jon Blevins leaving the show. Please please please keep Fr Anthony Sciarappa around and on often. No offense to the other hosts butttt they’re ummmm not as entertaining or thought provoking (step it up yall, not sayin your bad but you’ve got room to improve… big shoes to fill if you will). Love Taylor and his mission but he definitely is well suited to have a smart/thinker of a cohost to dull down the loudness/obnoxiousness. Still a super solid 4 star podcast.

HeyMegRow ,

Catholicism is fun again!

Taylor so clearly pours his heart and soul into this podcast. His hosts are fantastic and their rapport with each other makes everything work. Keep it up!!

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