Luke and Gomer became friends Freshman year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and 14 years later they started a podcast. The show oscillates between a conversation between just the two of us and interviews that we do together of other, fancier people. Sometimes we get explicit either by being too honest or by being too stupid. Either way, it's fun!
December 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 22 mins
evangelization, gradualism, saints, young adults
Gomer does follow-up on evangelization and false/true accommodation, which rubs up against Virtue Ethics. Luke encourages the uncreative to leave Church work. Also, "The Moment" of the national dialogue of young adults. "Should Catholics be saints or professionals?" Gomer has a new podcast on... Evangelization! Captain Marvel trailer.
November 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
feminism, gender, purity culture, sex
We talk to Abigail Rine Favale, who directs and teaches in the William Penn Honors Program, a great books program at George Fox University. She is the author of 'Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion.' We discuss her conversion, evangelical purity culture, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Consent and 3 Paradigms, Transgenderism and Feminism, Waves of Feminism and her work at George Fox.
November 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 40 mins
chappelle show, miscarriage, scandal, thanksgiving
We talk: Rap, Dave Chappelle, Summer of Scandal and people who think we're just weathering the storm, Voris as Rejectionist, Accommodation argument revisited, Turkey Day traditions, What we are thankful for, a Powerful Letter we received, Catholic Podcasts, SEEK2019, The Problem with FUS, Luke feels dead inside (serious), Adotion or Fostercare, and our closing Shout Outs.
November 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
devils, help, usccb, victims
We talk Vatican Interventions in the USCCB, Taylor Marshall being a douche, what makes a good podcast in our opinion, and WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST?!
November 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
evangelization, love, mission, sympathy
Gomer's essay on authentic accompaniment vs a false missionary zeal, or "accommodation." Gomer and Luke trade sympathetic barbs at one another.
November 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 28 mins
alpha, catholic, evangelization, sacraments
Gomer and Luke interview Fr. Harrison Ayre from Canada to talk evangelization, especially if it is 'too Protestant' in those Missionary Discipleship circles. We talk things like parish renewal, the emphasis on commitment vs. sacraments, how they do/don't complement one another, and Church of the Nativity gets put on blast yet again.
October 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins
catholic, fun, pope, questions
First, my oldest daughter was rushed to the ER as we recorded this show because she smacked her head on the bunk bed and cut it open, receiving two staples. Also, we discuss your Patron Questions like, If you were to become Pope, what are the 3 things you'd do?
October 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
franciscan university, metoo, scandal, sexual assault, video games
We talk about A LOT of things. The main event is the recent article by Jenn Morson on how the University has handled Title 9 claims, and once again Gomer talks about "it's all about the culture" with these things. Also, we do FOLLOW UP from our Christopher West episode and take some Patreon supporters questions.
October 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
body, christ, christianity, healing, hope, redemption, theology of the body
Christopher West, the American apostle of St. JP2's Theology of the Body, hops on our show for some sexual healing. We talk the nuptial meaning of the body, tree sex, and Gomer making jokes like he's still in 8th grade
October 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
culture, fat, liberalism, meaning, prayer
Luke introduces "Fat Shaming" and the Science of being overweight. Luke then talks about a Von Balthasar quote on meaning in his book, "Prayer". Gomer carries out the main topic of "anti-culture" what it is and what it's doing to us.
September 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 42 mins
brother lawrence, prayer, prison, redemption
We interview Mike Savage, author of "A Prisoner's Perspective" and this dude is FASCINATING and has a voice of GOLD. Also, Gomer shames himself talking about "going in your celly" instead of "cell". Wait for it.
September 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
art, beauty, catholic creatives, creation
On this episode we recount Luke's travels to the CATHOLIC CREATIVES SUMMIT in Dallas, Texas, do a brief interview with Michael and Tony from Project YM and Catholic Beard Balm Co, talk about the heart of 'thick community', and Gomer smashes the Scandal yet again.
September 14th, 2018 | 46 mins 43 secs
clergy, gay, scandal, witches
The second half of last week's episode! We dive into the two Chicago priests arrested in Miami as a sign of the actively gay subcultures and enclaves present in the Church. Then I play a statement from my parish's town hall meeting that will break your heart. Finally, no gay witch hunt, please!
September 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
Just Luke and Gomer today, folks. We take a break from THE SUMMER OF SCANDAL in order to answer a ton of questions. We recorded for about 3 hours straight, so this is only a portion of those questions answered. Oh yes, tangents were rampant.
August 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 32 mins
clergy, crisis, scandal, weeping daily
There is no cake. There is no ice cream. There is only McCarrick. Happy Birthday! Katie met Cardinal Tobin and had an interesting conversation with him. Also, "TOWN HALL" Gomer says it 1000 times. Luke is still grieving and ragin' like a boss.
August 24th, 2018 | 2 hrs 10 mins
catholic, clergy, grand jury, scandal
We interview Bradley Barnes! Yay! About youth ministry! Yay! And the scandal... boo... Also we talk about ending the Imperial Episcopacy, the huge residences that are largely empty, and the reality that, for many high school students, this scandal has yet to hit them. We chat about youth ministry in a parish without evangelism in its culture, but also with a priest willing to empower his people to try anything helpful. Finally, "numbers" and the drama they cause.