The Archive

25 May 2017 · Fatima and the Prodigal

God's World is a Utilitarian's Nightmare

18 May 2017 · Kristin's Resentment

But, There is Hope in Grace

11 May 2017 · Islands of Humanity

Find Your People

04 May 2017 · Whose Rite?

Christianity: Unity in Diversity

27 Apr 2017 · Heaven

The Eternal and the Now

20 Apr 2017 · O Maria

Hail the Door through which the Light of the World is Risen

13 Apr 2017 · Pornography (with Matt Fradd)

Talking morals and Vegemite

06 Apr 2017 · Five Thoughts From Pranzo

But really only 3 because we can't get greedy

30 Mar 2017 · LA Congress Q and A

God's like Liam Neeson, only different.

23 Mar 2017 · Seeing the Invisible

Having Faith in Faith

16 Mar 2017 · Betrothed to Another

God Mounts His Throne to Shouts of Joy

09 Mar 2017 · Muscular Christianity

Perfection as Heroism or as Consistency?

02 Mar 2017 · Being a Good Follower

Lead by Helping Others Lead

23 Feb 2017 · Peter's Pup or Fr. Mike's Madness

Story vs History

16 Feb 2017 · Trashy or Classy

Are you captivating or captivated?

09 Feb 2017 · Old Podcasts and Buddhist Charity?

If the Incarnation didn't happen, there's no such thing as Charity

02 Feb 2017 · Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

Relating to the Saints

27 Jan 2017 · Human Ecology

What is the Ultimate "Pollution"?

12 Jan 2017 · Monomania and the Cosmic Liturgy

Sin narrows reality, but Liturgy offers reality itself

05 Jan 2017 · Seasons of Light

Behold the Universe Sings Your Glory

29 Dec 2016 · Relation and Dialectic

To be Perfect is to be Nothing but Relation

22 Dec 2016 · Renewal of Vows

It's not about our commitment, but, Christ's

15 Dec 2016 · Moon Gazing with Mary

Scars Transfigured

08 Dec 2016 · Pardon Me

Pepto-Bismol for the Upset Friendship

01 Dec 2016 · Eight Evil Thoughts

Proclaiming the Gospel in Freedom

24 Nov 2016 · Stretch Marks

To Infinity and Beyond

17 Nov 2016 · Theology of Blessings

Configured to Jesus

10 Nov 2016 · Courage and Subordination

Not Like a Savage!

03 Nov 2016 · Politicks and Polikicks

Principles not Issues

27 Oct 2016 · Look to the Cross

Voting on Physician Assisted Suicide with Christ as our Model

20 Oct 2016 · Mercy Me

Give Your Heart to the Wretched

13 Oct 2016 · Facebook Live Q&A

Hic, Boot, Sam, & Fr. Michael answer your questions!

06 Oct 2016 · Celibatio Celebratio

Radical Readiness

29 Sep 2016 · Success is Not a Name of God

May we all be glorious failures then, like the Master

22 Sep 2016 · Preach It

Because I said so!

15 Sep 2016 · Mythbustin' Patriarchy

Woah, paradigm shift

01 Sep 2016 · Holy Protection of the Mother of God

Mary Pokrov-ed You

25 Aug 2016 · Mutual Help

Walking the Bridge

18 Aug 2016 · The Art of Priesting

Living Between Heaven and Earth

11 Aug 2016 · Sunday Prep and Propel

Bless Yo' Self

04 Aug 2016 · Joan of Arc

Where were you when you were 19?

28 Jul 2016 · Shepherds in Pastorland

Barista wants to know!

21 Jul 2016 · It Is What It Is

Such as we are, such are the times

14 Jul 2016 · A History of Rapp

The Catholic Good Will Hunting

07 Jul 2016 · Martyrdom and Monasticism

Red, White, or Green?

30 Jun 2016 · Albacete

Rehabilitating the Heart Over Cappuccinos

23 Jun 2016 · Theosis

Becoming God(Like)

16 Jun 2016 · My Name is Inigo Loyola

Examining the Onion of the Soul

09 Jun 2016 · Summer Advice

Stay Sweet and in Scholastic Bowl

02 Jun 2016 · Love/Pride

You will be 3% fluent in Latin

26 May 2016 · Intractability of Sin

Holy Cow

12 May 2016 · 4 Q 521

Jesus of History Meets the Jesus of Faith

05 May 2016 · Stay at Home Mom

You Are Appreciated

28 Apr 2016 · Victimae Paschali Laudes

Waking Up to the Resurrection

21 Apr 2016 · Aliens in Spain

Walking on the Camino - Trying to Find Life

14 Apr 2016 · Gluttony

A Gateway Vice

07 Apr 2016 · Papal Infallibility

A Very Catholic Topic

31 Mar 2016 · Pascha

St. John Chrysostom's Paschal Homily

24 Mar 2016 · Preparing for Holy Week

Passion Week

17 Mar 2016 · Physician Assisted Suicide

Tackling a difficult topic in the light of Christ

10 Mar 2016 · Openness to the Infinite

Hans, I'm picking up what you're putting down

03 Mar 2016 · Original Sin

In one man we all sinned and in one man we are all redeemed.

25 Feb 2016 · Mary of Egypt

"I am no man"

18 Feb 2016 · Rando Dancing with the Saints

They know most things about a lot of things (Banter End Time: 9:52)

11 Feb 2016 · Childlikeness

We brought in a 12 year old for this one.

04 Feb 2016 · Five Things I Learned from my Feline Friends

The Neocats teaching the Vianney Dogs

28 Jan 2016 · Pantheon

La Chiesa Ciambella -The Donut Church

21 Jan 2016 · Humanism

Is it really all it's cracked up to be?

14 Jan 2016 · Holy Water

Theophany and Epiphany Water Blessing

07 Jan 2016 · Jubilee of Mercy....and Justice

We Need Them Both

31 Dec 2015 · Anima Technica Vacua

Technology: can't live with it, can't live without it - or can you?

24 Dec 2015 · Desire of Nations

What does Jesus want for Xmas?

17 Dec 2015 · Daniel's Potbag and Flames

A wisdom didactic tale about punk rock friends

10 Dec 2015 · The Poorest of the Poor

Studying with the Saints for the final exam

03 Dec 2015 · Jesus Prayer

Praying without ceasing

26 Nov 2015 · Caravaggio and Dostoyevsky

Being Christian makes you more human

19 Nov 2015 · Confessions of a Mama's Boy

Fr. Mike ain't no beauty queen buy Mary loves him

12 Nov 2015 · Sunday Funday

Sunday is Made for Football! Or is it?

05 Nov 2015 · Watchfulness and Addiction

We went all teetotaler for this one.

29 Oct 2015 · Unity Candle

Required or Redundant?

22 Oct 2015 · tSunami Ninja Becomes Priest

Flo-lo's Vocation Story

15 Oct 2015 · Guardian Angels

God's Ambassadors

11 Oct 2015 · The Byzantine and Other Catholic Churches

Of Rites and Churches

01 Oct 2015 · Forgiveness

Participating in the Divine

24 Sep 2015 · Pope in the U.S.A!

Pontiffs in America since 1965

18 Sep 2015 · Priestly Vestments

We wear white after labor day.

10 Sep 2015 · The Heart of Marriage

The Mystery of Crowning

05 Sep 2015 · Resolution

Resolving oneself to resoluteness . . . tomorrow

28 Aug 2015 · Ctrl-Alt-Del

Giving up control in order to truly rest

20 Aug 2015 · Circular Movement of Love

Spirograph for the Spiritual Life

13 Aug 2015 · Misplaced Compassion

Love All the Things!

06 Aug 2015 · Desolation

Spiritual Temper Tantrums

30 Jul 2015 · Evangi-Date

Dating - It's not for the faint of heart

23 Jul 2015 · Jewish Jam Session

Pharisees, Sadducees, ​Essenes oh my!

17 Jul 2015 · Act of Contrition

Yeah Father whatever

09 Jul 2015 · Hanging With Hedonists

Olaf's Launch into Cyberspace

03 Jul 2015 · What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

26 Jun 2015 · Infant Baptism

The Church runs on Dunkin'

29 May 2015 · Comic-Counterfeit

Superheroes vs. Saints

21 May 2015 · Ecclesiology of Communion

What will consume most of the space in Fr. John's trapper keeper?

14 May 2015 · Call Waiting

The inside scoop on the thug focus missionary illini-pride former seminarian priest that you have come to know so well

07 May 2015 · Virtue and Christian Friendship

Friendship with benefits....eternal benefits

30 Apr 2015 · Shame on You

Like Aretha says - Respect yo'self

23 Apr 2015 · RCIA

Help Wanted - - Apply Within

16 Apr 2015 · Prostration

Its like a burpee, only better.

09 Apr 2015 · What is Marriage?

More than just a tax write off.

31 Mar 2015 · OMG

Ermahgerd Percahst!

23 Mar 2015 · Catholic Guilt

Why its not always a bad thing

22 Mar 2015 · Hope/Despair

Because only Isakov truly understands melancholics

12 Mar 2015 · The Never-Ending Story

Gnothi-Seauton - Know Thyself

05 Mar 2015 · How Annulments Work

To love and laughter and happy ever after; but what if it isn't?

26 Feb 2015 · Service of Communion

That one paragraph that sticks in my craw...

19 Feb 2015 · Faith/Doubt

Actually George Michael, it's nothing like that...

12 Feb 2015 · Recollectedness

Come again....?

05 Feb 2015 · What is Community?

Why everyone wants it and nobody has it.

29 Jan 2015 · Vulnerability as Humility

Ok this will only sting for a minute

22 Jan 2015 · Bikinis

One Piece or Two?

06 Jan 2015 · Companions of Christ

Welcoming back Fr. Mike for the Five Year Anniversary!

29 Dec 2014 · Fix You

I will try to fix you

18 Dec 2014 · Dialogue of the Carmelites

Hide your kids, hide your wife

11 Dec 2014 · Roman Canon part Deux

Turn off the Auto-pilot at Mass!

01 Dec 2014 · The Cartesian Demiurge

Don't let it sweep you away!

20 Nov 2014 · Being Consumed

Christian Culture and Consumerism

13 Nov 2014 · All Souls Day

If it doesn't match black it's gotta go back!.

06 Nov 2014 · An Extraordinary Synod

Its pronounced "extraordinary".

30 Oct 2014 · Ashes to Ashes

You were made for more than a coffee can.

23 Oct 2014 · Resident Alien

Parties are competing for your vote, who's vying for your soul?

16 Oct 2014 · Kolbe

The Catholic Way to Win Friends and Influence People.

09 Oct 2014 · Our Lady of Sorrows

The Agony and the Ecstasy

24 Sep 2014 · The Truth

On Vulnerability and Forgiveness.

17 Sep 2014 · Macromarvels

Discussions on Science and Theology.

18 Apr 2014 · Pilgrimage to Beauty

Theology on Tap from Denver

26 Dec 2013 · City of God

The other as an obstacle! As well as taxicab confessions

18 Dec 2013 · Apostolic Pardon

The Ultimate Gift!

21 Nov 2013 · Where is Your Sting

Forever young... burden or blessing?

07 Nov 2013 · The Religious Sense

Just go do it!

30 Oct 2013 · Zombies and the Thirst for Communion

Live from Theology on Tap in Denver

23 Oct 2013 · Roman Martyrology

St. Alexander the Charcoal Burner - Who?

16 Oct 2013 · Mammon

Money is the root of all evils? circle one Y/N

09 Oct 2013 · John 1:1

It's all Greek to me!

02 Oct 2013 · How the Media is Hijacking the Pope

Pope Francis NOT according to the New York Times

25 Sep 2013 · Dual Effects of Sin

Liar and Thief

18 Sep 2013 · Tohu Vabohu

Catholic Stuff You Should Know? or Hebrew you should know with Fr. Mike

11 Sep 2013 · Homosexuality Part II

The most important question of our generation...continued

05 Sep 2013 · Homosexuality

The most important question of our generation!

06 Aug 2013 · Two (and a Third) Central Mysteries

Catholics are different?

31 Jul 2013 · Pastoral Fruitfulness

Conformity for the sake of sanctity

24 Jul 2013 · Patience

Fr. John's greatest failure...

18 Jul 2013 · Lumen Fidei

The Light of Faith - NOT! Psych

14 Jul 2013 · Theology of Mountaineering

The Cliff-Notes version of Fr. John's Pilgrimage

14 Jun 2013 · Just War

What is it good for?

06 Jun 2013 · Fr. Emil Kapaun

Medal of Honor AND Sainthood?

29 May 2013 · Capital Punishment

Modern Hammurabi – Does it ever apply?

21 May 2013 · Obedience

Can obedience actually bring about freedom? Spoiler Alert: Yes!

02 May 2013 · Strannik

Not the pilgrims with belts on their hats…

25 Apr 2013 · Ad Orientem

Has your priest ever turned his back on you?

18 Apr 2013 · Beer

Don’t drink water – drink beer

15 Apr 2013 · Mysterium Fidei

"Mystery of Faith"

03 Apr 2013 · The Examen Prayer

Like midterm exams… But for life

28 Mar 2013 · The First Saint in North America

Hint: It’s not Justin Bieber

21 Mar 2013 · A Woman's Perspective on Emotional Chastity

Let's try this again...

16 Mar 2013 · Deacons

Attention Parishioners: get ready for Joe and Nathan!

06 Mar 2013 · The Sweet Sistine

Get your brackets ready!

28 Feb 2013 · Bananas or Cupcakes?

Why we hate penance

21 Feb 2013 · Papal Resignation

Time for Ratzinger to enjoy his 401k…Right?

13 Feb 2013 · The Two Standards

Two special guests for your listening pleasure…

06 Feb 2013 · The Four Temperaments

Can you guess which is which in the photo below?

30 Jan 2013 · Emotional Chastity

Don’t forget to wear your emotional chastity ring

23 Jan 2013 · What's Under the Painted Veil

Go find out on Wikipedia

16 Jan 2013 · Purgatory

Not just a place where you can shred the gnar come wintertime

14 Jan 2013 · “No One Has Seen God”

Close your eyes if the ark is opened...

04 Jan 2013 · Star of Bethlehem

Fr. John and Joe Dance with the Stars

28 Dec 2012 · Paul’s Racetrack

It’s time for Nathan to school Fr. John

20 Dec 2012 · Was Balthasar a Heretic?

Maybe Fr. John has mislead you all these years…

12 Dec 2012 · Diocesan vs. Religious Priesthood

More than an outfit change

05 Dec 2012 · A Walk Through Rome With Fr. John

This is a walk to remember

29 Nov 2012 · Justice and Mercy

Jesus loves us so we are all going to heaven…Right?

21 Nov 2012 · Diary of a Boulder Priest

A Plunge Into The Heart of Darkness

14 Nov 2012 · Hylomorphism

Your vocab word of the day!

12 Nov 2012 · Four Approaches to Politics

Learn how to vote here!!

01 Nov 2012 · Freedom

Are you free from something or free for something?

25 Oct 2012 · True Cross

Does it exist? Where is it?

17 Oct 2012 · Feminism

Do priests actually know anything about women? Listen to find out!

10 Oct 2012 · Theology and Beauty

There is more to our faith than rules to live by

04 Oct 2012 · Minor Orders

From the minors to the majors – except not sports related

19 Sep 2012 · The Tangent Podcast

Mumford, Literary Form and Catholic Stuff

12 Sep 2012 · Annulments

Are you saying Catholics can divorce and remarry? Not exactly…

30 Aug 2012 · Five Proofs

A very special guest indeed!

24 Aug 2012 · Batman

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NATHAN!

18 Aug 2012 · Distributism

Do you know where the word “economics” comes from? Listen to find out!

09 Aug 2012 · The Hidden Vocation

Bobby Fischer, where is he? I don’t know, I don’t know…

02 Aug 2012 · Basilica

A thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters… that sounds about right!

01 Aug 2012 · Separation of Church and State

Pope for President!! Ummmm no.

24 Jul 2012 · Scandal

Shield your eyes!! Fr. John is about to dance…

21 Jun 2012 · Poustinia

No facebook… No phones… Just Jesus. Can You Handle It?

06 Jun 2012 · Who Says Christians Can’t Curse?

This is the best %#$*%$ podcast ever!

06 Jun 2012 · Just Call Me Father

What is the significance?

06 Jun 2012 · The Thunder Oak at Geismar

Not a tree in Middle Earth

04 May 2012 · St. John Kemble

Not the Detective from Kindergarten Cop

27 Apr 2012 · Discipleship

Steve Nepil… Hot or Not?

05 Apr 2012 · He Descended into Hell

A Commentary on Holy Saturday

15 Mar 2012 · Dies Domini

You might want to drink a 5-hour energy before this one…

08 Mar 2012 · Lent

Does it still count if I don’t even like chocolate?

01 Mar 2012 · Christological Constellations

No this is not becoming an astronomy podcast

23 Feb 2012 · Biblical Poetry

Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein… You choose

16 Feb 2012 · 5 Forms of Prayer

Can you name them?

08 Feb 2012 · Why I Hate Religion and Love Jesus Commentary

What if we told you… Christ Built the Church?

03 Feb 2012 · Canossa

A Clash of Imperial Titans

25 Jan 2012 · St. Michael

The Baller of Ballers

22 Jan 2012 · Islamic Persecution of Christians

Know where United Arab Emirates is? Look it up…

04 Jan 2012 · The Epiphany

In case you haven’t yet had your “Ah Ha” moment

27 Dec 2011 · Yoga - Is it OK?

Stretch your mind

20 Dec 2011 · Charlemagne

Look for the round red stone

16 Dec 2011 · Stigmata - What is it?

Not just the theme of a horror movie

13 Dec 2011 · The Roman Canon

The most explosive podcast yet

30 Nov 2011 · How Canonization Works

Kind of like the hall of fame... but better

16 Nov 2011 · Where did the Rosary Come From?

More than just a fashion statement

09 Nov 2011 · Gossip - What is it?

Did you see what that girl was wearing?

02 Nov 2011 · Slavery and Christianity

This is messier than eating chicken wings.

26 Oct 2011 · Public and Private Revelation

If I had to choose between Divine Mercy, cole slaw, and baked beans, I'd take the Mercy all the way...

19 Oct 2011 · How The Seal of Confession Works

What if someone confesses murder?

12 Oct 2011 · St. John Nepomucene

Go Ahead... Google John Nep...

05 Oct 2011 · How Excommunication Works

The Power of Christ Compels Yo - Oh Wait, That’s the Other “ex” Word

28 Sep 2011 · How Gestures Work

Would You Ever Lounge In Mass?

14 Sep 2011 · Beatific Vision

Seeing God in 20/20

27 Jul 2011 · Woolos and Gladys Farfog

A rough and tumblin’, cattle-thieven’ good time!

20 Jul 2011 · How Philly Stole Our Bishop

ABC will be missed

06 Jul 2011 · Tipi Loschi

Not your average tee-pee

30 Jun 2011 · How Transubstantiation Works

It’s actually kind of interesting and pretty important

22 Jun 2011 · Liturgical Tidbits with DJ Muss

When There’s a Will There’s an “A”

15 Jun 2011 · Discernment of Spirits

More than Just a Set of Rules

08 Jun 2011 · Maximus the Confessor

Father to a Murdered Son, Husband to a Murdered Wife? Nope.

01 Jun 2011 · Asceticism and Mysticism

Don’t eat pudding because it is soooo good

25 May 2011 · Septuagint

LXX

18 May 2011 · Nimrod

Not the Green Day Album

12 May 2011 · The Paschal Candle

More than just a really expensive way to dimly light a room

04 May 2011 · Blessed Wujek

Happy New Year, Deacon John!

27 Apr 2011 · How Lectio Divina Works

Learn How To Read The Bible Like A Saint

20 Apr 2011 · Catholic Stuff and Sociology

My Head Is Hurting Me Already...

13 Apr 2011 · Bona Coniugali Part II

Finishing What Fr. Mike Started

06 Apr 2011 · Ambrose

Learn How To Read With Your Mouth Closed

30 Mar 2011 · How Vatican City Works

Does anyone really know how big an acre is?

23 Mar 2011 · The Filioque Controversy

The Linguistic/Theological/Trinitarian Issue at the Heart of the Great Schism

16 Mar 2011 · The Evangelical Counsels

They’re evangelical, they’re cousels... what’s not to love???

09 Mar 2011 · The Copernican Cliche

Are you telling me I’m NOT the center of the universe?

02 Mar 2011 · Leisure...The Basis of Culture

Chillin’ out, maxin’, and relaxin all cool and all

23 Feb 2011 · Meat on Fridays

The Largest Rat in the World and Why Catholics Should Know About it

16 Feb 2011 · Catena Aurea

The Greatest Work of St. Thomas Aquinas (No, not the Summa)

09 Feb 2011 · Nostra Madre Moretta

St. Josephine Bakhita and Hope

02 Feb 2011 · Hans Ist Mein Seelsorger!!!

John Stop Yelling At Me!

26 Jan 2011 · 40 Martyrs of Sebaste

You’ll want these guys praying for you... (We apologize for the poor quality in this episode)

18 Jan 2011 · The Two Best Pubs In England

Give me some smooth ale and some fine literature and I’ll be a happy fellow!

04 Jan 2011 · Are The Gospels Historically Credible?

I mean... I know YOU think so... but just in case you didn’t...

28 Dec 2010 · Unveiling the Apocalypse

Why Can’t We See The Muppet Babies’ Nanny’s Face?

21 Dec 2010 · Galileo - What Really Went Down

Galileo - What Really Went Down

14 Dec 2010 · The Ethical Question of Marijuana

Hey Deacon John, what do you and St. Paul have in common?

07 Dec 2010 · Advent Wreaths

Why is my Priest Wearing Pink?

30 Nov 2010 · Why Bishops Don't Slap People:

"Peace be with you." "And also wi--oww!!!"

23 Nov 2010 · Election, Vocation and Mission

Now with 40% less Anxiety

16 Nov 2010 · Bishop’s Wear

The What and Why of our Shepherd’s Bling

09 Nov 2010 · Creation and Evolution

Seven Yoms Never Sounded So Good

02 Nov 2010 · 5 Figures of Faith and Science

Dudes of Holiness and Hypothesis

26 Oct 2010 · The Best (and the worst) of the Incorruptibles

How old did you say her face was?

19 Oct 2010 · St. Therese

The Sweetest, Gentlest, most BA Saint

12 Oct 2010 · Chastity, Celibacy, Continence

The Three C's of Radicalness

05 Oct 2010 · Peter's Bones

This guy defines "Bad to the Bone"

28 Sep 2010 · When Bad Popes Go Good

Not a cover of a Rihanna Song

21 Sep 2010 · New Translation of the Mass

Avoid the Confusion of Advent 2011

14 Sep 2010 · Eros and Agape

What's love got to do with it?

15 Jun 2010 · Quiz Show

Listen to John lose real bad. By a philosopher. Ouch.

01 Jun 2010 · Schisms

I didn't leave The Church, The Church left me… Yeah Right!

01 Jun 2010 · Abstinence

It's more than just a talk your dad gives you in the 7th grade.

24 May 2010 · Skellig Michael

Anchorite or Bust

23 Apr 2010 · How to Make a Priest

Stir in twofold sphragis and a litany of Saints. 4 pillars of formation will help the final flavor

16 Apr 2010 · Bona Coniugali

Gus thinks marriage is good

09 Apr 2010 · The Holy Sepulcher

Smells like rose water up in here

01 Apr 2010 · Tenebrae

A rumble in the darkness

11 Mar 2010 · Gregorian Chant

Jesus loves music, John…grab your tambourine

03 Mar 2010 · Campion's Brag

This guy makes James Bond look like a milksop

25 Feb 2010 · Ethiopian Christianity

Hey, the ark's gone… somebody call the cops!

18 Feb 2010 · Ash Wednesday

A not so funny caption for a not so funny day

09 Feb 2010 · Cecchina Cabrini

She's not your average Nona

03 Feb 2010 · Who Punched Arius?

Mom, tell me it's not true! This guy told me the jolly old fat man doesn't live at the top of the world...

28 Jan 2010 · Eutrapelia and The Risus Paschalis

Hey! Say something funny!...

25 Jan 2010 · Le Grande Chartreuse

French for "The Grande Chartreuse"

20 Jan 2010 · Tetragrammaton

God's name never sounded so cool.

15 Jan 2010 · Prayer, Contemplation, and Liturgy

You can do it. Deacon Rapp can help.

12 Jan 2010 · Indulgences

A refresher on what they really are

06 Jan 2010 · Stylites

Standing on Pillars in Style