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Three Dogs North are Juice, C-Bisc, and Michael Metz. Topics are carelessly selected and poorly researched. The strength of the project lies in the fact that there is no way of knowing its audience. So please come in, grab a seat, and enjoy.

    S11 Episode 62- Martyr for the truth

    S11 Episode 62- Martyr for the truth

    In this episode, the dogs discuss what it means to live with integrity (0:44). Rob opens by bringing up Bobby Jones' loss in the 1925 U.S. Open (1:00), Mike gets a little heretical (10:10), and Connor experiences some technical difficulties (15:15). They close by reflecting on representations of integrity in various films (28:22).


    "It's just you have no integrity. That's the worst thing I could say about anybody." (from Calvary, 3:55)

    "Integrity is a result of a life lived in truth." (Connor, 5:05)

    “Beauty is the manifestation of truth.” (from Denis McNamara 3DN S11 E12, 5:16)

    "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!" (Matthew 23:19, 9:10)

    "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." (from The Sandlot, 12:10)

    "Real integrity, you can tell has been cultivated over a lifetime." (Connor, 16:30)

    "A good friend is not a conspirator in our vices." (Mike quoting a friend, 20:50)

    "You're going to get the work done of one person because you're one person." (Connor, 25:45)

    “God does manifest his glory through human creativity, but it’s not through the grind.” (Connor, 27:10)

    "What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?" (Matthew 16:26, 31:30)

    "When a man takes an oath, he's holding his own self in his own hands like water, and if he opens his fingers then, he needn't hope to find himself again." (from A Man for All Seasons, 34:06)

    "If you aim at the truth, at Jesus..... you become yourself." (Connor 36:00)

    Media Mentions:

    * Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica* Calvary (2014)* Bobby Jones: Sroke of Genius (2004)* The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)* The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)* The Chronicles of Narnia* Miracle (2004)* Remember the Titans (2000)* Three Dogs North S11 E60- Formed by the Father (meekness)* The Death of Stalin (2017)* Arrested Development (2003- 2006)* A Man for All Seasons (1966)* A Hidden Life (2019)* Shūsaku Endō's Silence* Silence (2016)* Star Wars


    * Bobby Jones* 1925 U.S. Open* Thomas Aquinas: consonantia, claritas, and integritas* Brendan Gleeson* Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger)* John the Baptist* Cardinal Francis George* Will Smith* Matt Damon* Shia LaBeouf* James Earl Jones* Babe Ruth* Aslan* Fr. Larry Hennessy* Shakespeare* "A mortal, sinful human being."* Michelangelo* Sistine Chapel* Bishop Robert Barron* Steve Buscemi* Nikita Khrushchev* Sir Thomas More* Bishop Mark Bartosic* Liam Neeson* Andrew Garfield* Adam Driver* Darth Vader* Kylo Ren* Franz Jägerstätter

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    • 41 min
    S11 Episode 61- Rig a ruck

    S11 Episode 61- Rig a ruck

    In this episode, the dogs talk about Mike's future as a Jumpmaster (00:27), the start of the school year at UIC (13:13), and the difference between managers and leaders (19:00). Connor comes up with a new parable for the Gospel of Luke (27:00) and The Simpsons is referenced (35:58), twice (41:08).


    "Leaders lead from the front." (Mike, 7:05)

    "I’m the go-to guy... not because it’s "Mike", but because it’s "Father", which is always a humbling reality.” (Mike, 9:28)

    “Manage to maintain vs actually drive a mission; that's the difference between a leader and a manager.” (Rob on leadership, 10:45)

    "Aim small, miss small." (Connor, 13:50)

    "Jesus is my ultimate horizon." (Connor 18:20)

    “If you’re in communion with the Father then you have his vision, the divine perspective.” (Mike, 23:00)

    “I want to help my people to become fully who they were created to be.” (Mike, 25:35)

    "People who are holy, whether or not publicly recognized by the church as saints, keep the world from turning into hell." (Connor quoting Cardinal George, 28:29)

    "Life is a moment by moment expression of your identity." (Connor quoting Whitfield, 30:10)

    “Most of us live as if we’re going somewhere, not as if we've arrived.” (Connor, 31:10)

    "That's the whole point of Moby Dick. Lisa, the point of Moby Dick is be yourself." (Rob quoting The Simpsons, 36:02)

    “The present is the place where infinite love finds its rays of glory.” (Mike quoting Lewis, 37:20)

    “The cemetery is full of indispensable people” (Connor, 42:40)

    Media Mentions:

    * "They enlarged their phylacteries and lengthened their tassels." (Matthew 23:5)* Tod Bolsinger's Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory* Bob Schuchts' Be Healed* Luke 13:18-21* Charles L. Whitfield's Healing the Child Within* The Simpsons S15 E5: The Fat and the Furriest* C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters* The Simpsons Movie- Whipping Dogs Sledding Scene


    * Jumpmaster* Paratrooper* JumpMaster Personnel Inspection (JMPI)* 82nd Airborne Division* Boy Scouts of America* Leadership: Vision- Alignment- Accountability* Cor Coffee* "Nolite timere"- be not afraid (at the John Paul II Chapel at Mundelein)* Bishop Robert Barron* Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF)* Fellowship of Catholic University Students* Shared und...

    • 44 min
    S11 Episode 60- Formed by the Father

    S11 Episode 60- Formed by the Father

    In this episode, the dogs discuss meekness (6:14) and the positive masculine virtues (2:45). Rob gives some historical context (6:14), Mike dodges deciding whether his dad is meek (9:11), and Connor shares a time when he's seen men misuse their masculinity to diminish others (13:45). Lastly, they look to the saints (17:36) to better understand what it means to be formed by the Father's love (26:50).


    "Sir, my job is to hold back your testosterone." (Mike quoting Bliese, 1:50)

    “When there is a father present, it brings about the masculine virtues in a positive way." (Rob, 2:45)

    "JPII is like Batman." (Connor 18:45)

    “St. Francis swung the whole world around like a trinket at his wrist." (Connor on St. Francis, 19:37)

    "I would have caused World War III. 100%." (Mike, 23:00)

    “What John Paul II is grieving there is something so sublime. It’s beyond anything you can put into words.” (Connor, 23:30)

    “His dad’s hidden love (JPII's), has now played a part in this great revelation of God’s love for the world.” (Mike, 25:00)

    “The holy spirit works in these totally hidden ways.” (Connor, 29:00)

    "You don't have to create an experience or manufacture it. It's this inexorable unfolding of the kingdom that’s happening and we get to cooperate with it.” (Connor, 29:34)

    Media Mentions:

    * S11 E8- All man, all priest* Fr. Jacques Philippe's Priestly Fatherhood* Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life* Matthew 11:29 ("I am meek and humble of heart")* Numbers 12:3 ("Now Moses was meek")* The Simpsons (1989- present)* The Simpsons' S8 E22 In Marge We Trust ("I could probably stand to be meeker.")* Holy Family School of Faith* 1 Peter 5:8 ("Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion.")* S11 E8- Descent to the kern* Mother Mary Francis' Blessed Are You* Matthew 5:5 ("Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.")* George Weigel's Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II* Elizabeth Pardi's article on meekness


    * Rule 1: Stand up straight with your shoulders back (from 12 Rules for Life)* Bishop Robert Barron* Ned Flanders* Reverend Lovejoy* ChatGPT* Assumption of Mary* Afghanistan* Taliban* Chicago* Pope John Paul II* Homily of His Holiness John Paul II (Victory Square, Warsaw, 2 June 1979)* Poland* Krakow* Warsaw* Arvada, CO* Idaho* S.O.G. Michelle Duppong* South Dakota* Denver* Fr. John Riccardo* Cardinal Francis George

    Shout- Outs:

    * Bliese (Mike’s bodyguard)* Fr. Nathan Goebel


    * pater familias: oldest living male in household* meek: strength that is under control (Rob)* alter Christus: another Christ

    • 33 min
    S11 Episode 59- Descent to the kern

    S11 Episode 59- Descent to the kern

    In this episode, the dogs discuss The Simpsons (0:50), Edith Stein's feast day (4:05), and phenomenology philosophy (7:30). Mike names a new female doctor of the church (14:00) and speaks definitively on anthropology (17:40). They close out by sharing how to practically live in relationship with Jesus, as Stein says, in the "kern" (20:00).


    “Come, Rosa, we’re going for our people." (quote from Edith Stein, 10:20)

    “It just blew her away that Catholics could come and talk to a personal God when they were out shopping.” (Rob, 11:25)

    “You are tarnishing your voting record right now. I question everything about your character.” (Rob about Connor, 15:27)

    “She has the most precise and correct anthropology of anybody who has ever existed.” (Mike about Stein, 17:25)

    “You can see the harmony that exists between the physical body and the actual eternal soul. The way she (Stein) unites the two together is just true.” (Mike, 19:25)

    “What is the human person? Is loved by God.” (Mike summarizing Stein, 20:30)

    “The cross is the revelation of God’s love.” (Mike, 20:50)

    “The body is the physical expression of the eternal invisible soul.” (Mike, 21:34)

    “Fear is almost always a useless emotion. The truth is that we are always safe, because we are always a beloved child of God.” (Connor, 23:10)

    "It’s not selfish to be aware of my heart's reactions to things and to be aware of my inner life more, because that’s the only way I can share it with God.” (Connor, 24:40)

    “It’s tough to study Edith Stein without also growing in holiness.” (Mike, 26:11)

    “In what part of reality are you living?” (Mike, 26:40)

    “Experience it (darkness) not as a wall, but as a threshold.” (Rob, 28:40)

    Media Mentions:

    * The Simpsons (1989- present)* "Last Exit to Springfield" The Simpsons S4 E17* It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005- present)* Arrested Development (2003- 2019)* "It's a good idea and I stand by it." * "I got nothing against him, but I'm definitely gonna make orphans of his children."* "Large Marge" The Simpsons S14 E4 ("easy there college boy")* John Paul II's Theology of the Body* St Thomas Aquinas' Quaestiones Disputatae de Veritate (Disputed Questions on Truth)* Teresa of Avila's The Way of Perfection* Edith Stein's The Science of the Cross* iBreviary* Napoleon Dynamite* Hallow


    * Charles Dickens* Infinite Monkey Theorem* Mike Tyson* Edith Stein- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (canonized October 11, 1998)* Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel* Martin Heidegger* Edmund Husserl* Karol Wojtyla* Poland* Germany* Phenomenolo...

    • 31 min
    S11 Episode 58 – Gird up your loins

    S11 Episode 58 – Gird up your loins

    In this episode, the dogs discuss the heroes journey (12:45) and Rob asks the question: If we're made for home, then why do we leave (14:00)? Rob gives his favorite Summer Reading combinations (7:55), Connor references the gospel of Luke (19:00) as well as SNL (24:30), and Mike shares what it's like to maintain values while developing his career in the army (28:22).


    "Culture without substance is empty." (Mike, 1:30)

    "There’s nothing you can do but kick your horse.” (from Lonesome Dove, 10:45)

    "Life is about relationship." (Mike, 18:09)

    "That's the cross and resurrection. The way to life is death." (Connor 19:30)

    "My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours." (Luke 15:31, 23:15)

    “Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you. And see, you were within and I was in the external world and sought you there, and in my unlovely state I plunged into those lovely created things which you made. You were with me, and I was not with you." (from Augustine's Confessions, 25:20)

    “The ways that we live in "untruth" for some “greater good” can actually mar us and change us.” (Mike, 28:41)

    “The framework for the question of growth is off if it’s just about you.” (Rob, 32:50)

    "To be the truly human image of God, where you're an unselfconscious gift to God... that's holiness... you just have to receive it and step into that river with Jesus.” (Connor, 36:50)

    “You’ve answered all my questions because now I’ve seen you.” (Mike, 40:20)

    Media Mentions:

    * Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)* Pride & Prejudice (2005)* A River Runs Through It (1992)* Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice* Downton Abbey (2010- 2015)* Art of Manliness Podcast #871: Jane Austen for Dudes* Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited* Matt Fradd’s interview with Peter Kreeft* J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings* Unbroken (2014)* Louisa May Alcott's Little Women* Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn* Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove* Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces* Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)* Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It* Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild* The Prodigal Son* C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce* It's a Wonderful Life (1946)* Last Supper Discource (John 14- 17)* Romano Tours - SNL* Augustine of Hippo's Confessions* Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life* Joe Pug's After Curfew* Peter Kreeft's lecture on Till We Have Faces* C.S. Lewis' Till We Have Faces* Job (38:3)

    • 44 min
    S11 Episode 57- Cosmic liturgy

    S11 Episode 57- Cosmic liturgy

    In this episode, the dogs talk about what it means to sacramentalize all things. They discuss the tendency to separate "holy" things from seemingly unholy things (1:30) and the opposing belief that all things are restored in Christ (4:00). Mike brings up his experience serving at Life Teen retreats (9:55), Rob shares what was so impactful about visiting the Martin home in France (11:20), and Connor tells about a recent trip to the doctor (13:10). They all discuss being freed, as priests, to focus on loving people, not just trying to save them (21:30). Also, they reminisce about that time Mike got scabies (28:25).


    “Life with God is not an obligation, but it’s really a gift.” (Mike, 9:10)

    “The retreat actually is reality; what we want to do is integrate the rest of your life into that relationship, into that experience.” (Mike, 10:30)

    “Every room in their home was clearly about being together.” (Rob about the Martin home, 12:15)

    “I want to bring Christ into that world. That's what the invitation is, bring all of that suffering into Jesus. Even that is not outside of his power and grace.” (Mike, 20:40)

    “I just get to love people. That’s my whole job.” (Mike, 21:00)

    “Jesus says 'behold I make all things new', not 'behold I make new things'.” (Connor quoting Schmemann, 22:05)

    "Nothing is wasted. It’s all ingredients somehow in this ultimate project of joy.” (Connor, 23:20)

    “He has assumed all of our humanity and now we donate our humanity to him to become transfigured and glorified.” (Connor, 23:36)

    “I’m not on to save people, I’m on to love people.” (Rob quoting Mike, 25:29)

    "The Christian is to the world what the soul is to the body." (letter to Diognetus, 35:10)

    “My prerogative is to treat everyone with equal love and equal dignity.” (Mike, 38:20)

    Media Mentions:

    * Ned Schneebly* School of Rock (2003)* C.S. Lewis' Perelandra* Jean Corbon's The Wellspring of Worship* Corinthians* Genesis* Revelation* Romans* Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47* Diognetus' letter* When you Wish Upon a Star* Dumb and Dumber (1994)


    * Alexander Schmemann* Jack Black* Bishop Robert Barron* Life Teen* Georgia* Alençon, France* St. Thérèse of Lisieux * Sts. Zelie and Louis Martin* Madison Street Chicago* Chicago "L"* Port-au-Prince, Haiti* Missionaries of Charity* El Salvador* Nicaragua* Narcotics Anonymous* Alcoholics Anonymous* Cardinal Francis George* All American a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://home.army.

    • 42 min

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