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42 – The Armchair Catholic LIVE!

6/19/2018
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Our audience-led Q&A show we recorded at Dorothy’s House of Coffee on June 2nd. We had fun recording in front of a live audience and we think you’ll enjoy the conversation. To learn more about the books Fr. Gallagher has written about the spiritual life check out his website here. The Liturgy Guys Podcast can … Continue reading "42 – The Armchair Catholic LIVE!"

Duration:01:12:20

41 – Dorothy’s

6/12/2018
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We sit down with Beth Coon who runs Dorothy’s House of Coffee in Flint, MI. She shares about the initiative and about her journey as the director of Dorothy’s. Dorothy’s is part of the overall mission of the local Catholic Church to aid in the rebuilding of the Flint community. Beth sees hospitality as a … Continue reading "41 – Dorothy’s"

Duration:00:47:42

40 – Vacation

6/5/2018
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Craig finds a list of Catholic things to do during the summer so the guys talk about things they like to do on summer vacations. Mackinac Island North American Martyrs Shrine

Duration:00:52:04

39 – Workin’ For The Weekend

5/29/2018
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We talk about the subject of leisure in it’s truest sense: activities which are not servile labor and enrich our lives. If you enjoyed our podcast about work, you’ll enjoy this one as well! The history of Westphalia Catholic vs. Protestant Heaven in The Simpsons – The Full episode here. Our first live show is … Continue reading "39 – Workin’ For The Weekend"

Duration:00:48:49

38 – Apocalypse Now

5/22/2018
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Google has invented Skynet. Our first live show is coming up on June 2nd! Join us at Dorothy’s House of Coffee at 11am! Address: 503 East St., Flint, Michigan 48503

Duration:00:50:02

37 – Zombie Pigs

5/15/2018
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That’s not a creative title, we literally talk about zombie pigs. You’d had to have been there. Well, you can be. Listen to this week’s episode of The Armchair Catholic! The Bible verse Craig schools Rich on is Mark 16:15 Scientists Reanimate Pig Brains Some notes on Aristotle’s understanding of different types of souls The … Continue reading "37 – Zombie Pigs"

Duration:00:55:46

36 – Armchair Joe

5/8/2018
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Fr. Joe Krupp returns in his role as the Armchair Catholic Chaplain! In this episode, we attempt to answer questions sent to us by listeners but the conversation is so good we only get to two of them. And Fr. Joe lets slip some inside information about Santa Clause. But no worries, we are saving … Continue reading "36 – Armchair Joe"

Duration:00:58:37

35 – Spoiler Alert

5/1/2018
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We pick apart the new Avengers: Infinity War movie and give our Armchair take on this new media “Hulk.” We also examine briefly the moral philosophy at play, specifically the principles of “Double Effect,” “Ends and Means,” and “The Universal Destination of Goods.” Catechism of the Catholic Church on The Universal Destination of Goods can be … Continue reading "35 – Spoiler Alert"

Duration:00:54:53

34 – Beer Wars

4/24/2018
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We discuss tattoos and then get into a “spirited” debate about beer. It’s Rich vs. Sean. Sean loses. Beer is a very Catholic thing. Check out The Catholic Beer Club. Here’s Fr. Mike Schmitz’s take on tattoos…he does a lot better job than we do.

Duration:00:47:22

33 – Seriously, We’re Not Drunk

4/17/2018
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It’s the Easter Season, so the guys discuss the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church treats Confirmation in paragraphs 1285 – 1314 Don’t forget to submit questions for our upcoming Q&A episode with Fr. Joe Krupp! Hashtag your questions #ArmchairJoe on any of our social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Duration:00:53:15

32 – You Let Your Kids Watch That?

4/10/2018
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This week we talk about how we should approach art which doesn’t live up to the Christian ideal. Send in questions for an upcoming Q&A episode with Fr. Joe Krupp! Send your questions to @JoeInBlack or @ArmchairCath on Twitter #ArmchairJoe or leave your question for Fr. Joe by joining the Facebook Group and leaving a … Continue reading "32 – You Let Your Kids Watch That?"

Duration:00:51:06

31 – Digital Evangelist

4/3/2018
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This week, we speak with Ryan Dellacrosse. Ryan has been a professional baseball player, a seminarian, a parish youth minister, and ultimately, the Founder and CEO of Fuzati – a Catholic marketing, design, and technology firm based in Houston, Texas. If you are familiar with Catholic media at all, you’ve witnessed Ryan’s work. His firm produces … Continue reading "31 – Digital Evangelist"

Duration:00:44:09

30 – Welcome To The Big Show

3/27/2018
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It’s Holy Week! This is the most important week of the year. This is what it is all about: the week which commemorates the dying and rising of our Savior and the freedom from sin which he brings. We have a conversation about various topics surrounding Holy Week: what the scriptures tell us, what insights … Continue reading "30 – Welcome To The Big Show"

Duration:00:56:29

29 – Work Is For Man, Not Man For Work

3/20/2018
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This week we welcome Ryan Pohl, brother of Mr. Craig Pohl to the show. Ryan is one of the founders of a new academy for the skilled trades which seeks to form the whole person and impart the Catholic understanding of the dignity of work. Ryan and his partners want men in the skilled trades … Continue reading "29 – Work Is For Man, Not Man For Work"

Duration:00:50:59

28 – Live Like No One Else So You Can Live Like No One Else

3/13/2018
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This week is all about finances. Even though we planned on talking about something completely different! The Borrower is Slave to the Lender – Proverbs 22:7 Owe no one anything – Romans 13:8 To learn more about Dave Ramsey, check out his website here You can watch this video about his car buying strategy here … Continue reading "28 – Live Like No One Else So You Can Live Like No One Else"

Duration:00:46:27

27 – Jerusalem Jones

3/6/2018
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This week we interview Steve Ray! Craig informs him of the upcoming Armchair Pilgrimage and Steve is all about it! We discuss his background and conversion, his film series, Footprints of God, his website, Catholic Convert, and the work he does evangelizing and bringing Christ to others. Steve is a high energy, fun, and engaging … Continue reading "27 – Jerusalem Jones"

Duration:00:40:00

26 – A Warm Bag Of Garbage

2/27/2018
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We return to a sort of grab bag episode of topics this week. Topics include: Craig’s recent trip to Hawaii Sean’s recent experience with Lenten penance The patronal feast of The Armchair Catholic – The Chair of St. Peter Having arguments on Facebook Also, several fans of the show have brought up the topic of what … Continue reading "26 – A Warm Bag Of Garbage"

Duration:00:55:27

25 – Cultivating Culture

2/20/2018
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This week we speak with Brian Fink, the Director of Catholic Culture at Church of the Resurrection parish in Lansing, MI. Brian speaks with us about the need to continue developing the intellectual life of faith and how ultimately this is a real and ultimate path to the love of God. He also gives some … Continue reading "25 – Cultivating Culture"

Duration:00:55:40

24 – Lent

2/13/2018
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Lent begins tomorrow! We talk about what the approach to Sundays during Lent should be, why we fast, and whether you should post your ashes on social media. To see what Craig was referencing from the USCCB check this link. To see what the Official Church regulations are concerning the Lent check this link. Specifically numbers … Continue reading "24 – Lent"

Duration:00:49:15

23 – Joe In Black

2/6/2018
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Fr. Joe Krupp is back for round two. In this episode, we ask him to riff on the daily life of a priest. He shares everything from his joy and awe at saying Mass and preaching to the struggles of sitting through finance council meetings. He speaks of the pain of walking with people who … Continue reading "23 – Joe In Black"

Duration:00:47:37