77 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.

    Dorothy Day, New Ways Ministries, and a Year-End Wrap-Up

    Dorothy Day, New Ways Ministries, and a Year-End Wrap-Up

    Heidi, Fr. Daniel, and David discuss the ongoing canonization process for Dorothy Day, recent developments with new Ways Ministries and the Vatican, and take a look back at some of the best and worst of 2021
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Recent Verdicts, A Wrap-up on the Bishops' Meeting, and the Omicron Variant

    Recent Verdicts, A Wrap-up on the Bishops' Meeting, and the Omicron Variant

    Fr. Daniel, Heidi, and David discuss the takeaways from the recent USCCB meeting, the continuing dangers of COVID-19, and the verdicts in recent murder cases in Wisconsin and Georgia.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 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.

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.

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