The Helluva Catholic Podcast is a project of the Georgia Tech Catholic Center. The chaplain and a rotating cast of friends, missionaries, and students discuss various topics, seeking to engage the Georgia Tech community and others. For homilies and extra content visit gtcc.co/soundcloud.
Fr. Branson and Fr. John, along with FOCUS missionaries Bucky and Hannah, discuss the purpose and meaning of Advent. They offer a few proposals for entering into this new liturgical season and invite the GTCC community to live it together.
Please join the Advent GroupMe and sign up to offer the group a daily reflection! Link: https://gtcc.co/GTCCAdvent23
Encountering Christ Today in the Church (Intro to Catholicism Part 3)
In this three-part series recorded last fall, Father Branson breaks down stereotypes about faith, Christianity, and the Catholic Church. This third episode touches upon how Christ can be tangibly encountered today, most fully in the Catholic Church.
The talk ends at 50:30 and shifts to a Q&A.
The Uniqueness of the Christian Claim (Intro to Catholicism Part 2)
In this three-part series recorded last fall, Father Branson breaks down stereotypes about faith, Christianity, and the Catholic Church. This second episode touches upon the unique claim of Christianity: that the Mystery became incarnate and revealed itself to us.
The talk: beginning to 33:30
Q&A: 33:30 to end
Basic Religiosity & Faith as a Form of Knowing (Intro to Catholicism Part 1)
In this three-part series recorded last fall, Father Branson breaks down stereotypes about faith, Christianity, and the Catholic Church. This first episode touches upon basic religiosity and how most humans already practice faith (at the natural level) as a legitimate form of knowing.
Excellent supplemental document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MW-tGyc32PgSfu6TSZ3kVwhdBwhQxnkl/view?usp=sharing
The talk: beginning to 40:15
Q&A: 40:15 to end
Not Just an Empty Basket!
Fr. Branson and Madeline, the GTCC's development coordinator, discuss the necessity of materially supporting the poor and the Church, especially one's local community. They explain the spiritual importance of tithing and how current students and recent graduates ought to approach this discipline. Listen to learn more!
Support the GTCC's Day of Giving (Nov. 29th): https://atlanta.igivecatholic.org/organizations/catholic-center-at-georgia-tech?blm_aid=3106819
Apply for Pillar Positions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGerjSEZ0M-8EegCa5FQrnC0CFik0-Eayh3H_zIuJ3JnNUqA/viewform
The World Would Be a Better Place if Everyone Read The Brothers Karamazov
Fr. Branson, Mackenzie, and Aawaz discuss the 19th century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky and propose that the GTCC community consider reading him.
Love Fr Branson's homilies
Good homilies and dialogues
Great Sunday homilies from Fr Josh Allen. The dialogues with the students are also enjoyable and insightful.
Not so great without Fr Josh