94 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 • 118 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 Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict 16, the Essay by Cardinal McElroy, and and Women Preaching

    The Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict 16, the Essay by Cardinal McElroy, and and Women Preaching

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David look at the recent passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and his legacy. They also explore the many facets of synodality, as they look at a recent essay by Cardinal McElroy about welcoming the marginalized, and the possibilities that arise in letting the excluded voices of women play a role in our liturgies.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Final January 6th Hearing, Dismissal of Frank Pavone, and Christmas Reflections

    The Final January 6th Hearing, Dismissal of Frank Pavone, and Christmas Reflections

    Fr. Daniel, Heidi, and David explore the most recent revelations from the Congressional hearings on January 6th, discuss the recent removal of Frank Pavone from the clerical state, and talk about their hopes for Christmas and the New Year
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Wedding Website Case at SCOTUS, Current State of the Synod, and Recent Vatican Relations with China

    The Wedding Website Case at SCOTUS, Current State of the Synod, and Recent Vatican Relations with China

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David discuss the issues at play in recent oral arguments in the 303 Creative case, look at the fans and opponents of synodality in the USCCB and beyond, and explore what diplomatic possibilities might lay ahead for Vatican-China
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Mr. Odub ,

Thank you!

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Best Catholic Podcast

Well, it’s in the top two, along with Jesuitical. Fr. Dan, David, and Heidi provide a balanced and spirit-filled approach to our culture and our politics. I am so grateful for this ministry. What a blessing!

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.

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