Catching Foxes

Two guys talking about the collision of faith and culture. Discussion over Instruction. *Occasionally explicit.

About the show

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!

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  • Abigail Punches 'Purity Culture' in the Face. THE FACE!

    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.

  • Thanksgiving Extravaganza!

    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.

  • Are the USCCB the White Walkers?

    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?!

  • Perverting the Gospel out of Sympathy or just not being a D...

    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.

  • Putting on Ayres in Evangelization

    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.

  • Gomer gets Luke'd, Luke gets Aquinas'd

    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?

  • Six Topics, All Awkward

    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.

  • Christopher West Testifies

    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

  • Episode 161: Gomer Yells at Luke about Anti-Culture

    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.

  • Prison Mike with the Golden Voice

    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.

  • Luke Gets Catholicly Creative

    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.

  • Luke welcomes us to Miami

    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!

  • Listener Questions and The Summer of Scandal!

    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.

  • Katie Prejean is a jagweed

    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.

  • Bradley Barnes cheers us up?

    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.

  • Luke hits peak frustration

    August 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 28 mins
    abuse, catholic, church, scandal

    And Christ is stripped of his garments...