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Vine and Fig co-founder Patrick Flores and his husband Jacob Flores share the stories that inspire us from the perspective of affirming Queer Catholics. Every week we invite on a guest to share a real story from their life and discuss how it has impacted them.

Vine and Fig co-founder Patrick Flores and his husband Jacob Flores share the stories that inspire us from the perspective of affirming Queer Catholics. Every week we invite on a guest to share a real story from their life and discuss how it has impacted them.

Location:

Autin, TX

Description:

Vine and Fig co-founder Patrick Flores and his husband Jacob Flores share the stories that inspire us from the perspective of affirming Queer Catholics. Every week we invite on a guest to share a real story from their life and discuss how it has impacted them.

Language:

English

Contact:

214-235-6760


Episodes

Season 1 Finale! | feat. Zinzy Nev Geene & Patrick Weston

6/11/2020
Zinzy and Patrick W join the Flores boys to recap the highlights of season one and talk about how Vine & Fig can do its part to work for change during the Black Lives Matter uprisings around the world. Plus we hint at what big changes are coming in Season Two! Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via Patreon Twitter Instagram Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/vineandfigco)

Duration:00:54:11

The Story of the Baby Pilgrim

5/28/2020
The Flores boys have moved to Dallas this week and didn't have time to interview anyone but your favorite queer Catholic hosts weren't going to leave you hanging! We still shared a couple stories from our lives with you about our favorite sacred places, the value of good urban planning, and our lives with the saints. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/vineandfigco)

Duration:00:19:36

The Hollywood Writer's Story | feat. Dorothy Fortenberry

5/21/2020
Have you ever gone to help someone and thought to yourself, "oh yeah, this is one hell of a good deed?" And then have you ever fallen flat on your face when you went to do it? Today's guest thinks that's a pretty good metaphor for the Catholic life, and she's got a story to prove it. Dorothy Fortenberry is not only a devoted Catholic, but she's also a writer and producer on the hit show "The Handmaid's Tale." We talked about what faith is really all about, sticking it out in a church that...

Duration:00:52:17

The Story of the Gay Friends | feat. Sam McKenzie Jr.

5/14/2020
Do you remember the first time you met someone who was gay and didn't see it as a conflict with their Christianity? Do you remember how revolutionary that seemed? Even a little bit dangerous? Today we talked with writer and essayist Sam McKenzie Jr. about a friendship that challenged him to accept his sexuality. Both were Christian and both were gay, but only one thought those pieces of their life could go together. Come hear a story about the value of lifelong friends and the power of...

Duration:00:30:05

The Story of the Hetero Ally | feat. Adam Gautille

5/7/2020
A fight in the parking lot, a 6'5" drag queen, a new translation of the Mass parts, and Evanescence. How did we fit all that into one episode? Adam Gautille, that's how. We talk a lot about how Vine & Fig is a community for queer Catholics, but it's also for Catholic allies. Straight folks need a place where they can learn more about the LGBTQ community within their churches, and the truth is, we need them to understand and to speak up. So this week we invited Adam Gautille, a professional...

Duration:00:59:51

The Doubting Pilgrim's Story | feat. Rosemary Mahoney

4/30/2020
If you wanted to believe, to remain a part of the church, but after all you've been through just couldn't, how far would you go to try? Our guest today is the author Rosemary Mahoney and she did something many LGBTQ Catholics will be familiar with - she kept trying to make it work. Her book the Singular Pilgrim is about her time following six different pilgrimages around the world, attempting to figure out what makes belief work. Why is it some have it and others don't? And is it possible...

Duration:00:59:28

The Story of the Son | feat. Max Kuzma

4/23/2020
There's nothing easy about coming out. And no guarantee anyone will love the you you've shared. But Max Kuzma, in coming out as a trans to his family, to his friends, to his church, knew that what he was sharing came straight from God. Max was one of our very first Vine & Fig community members and is documenting his transition on his website for other trans Catholics to know they're not alone. Max's website Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via...

Duration:00:50:48

The Story of the Secret Lives of Gay Priests | feat. Frédéric Martel

4/16/2020
The Catholic Church has long insisted that its priests be celibate and that homosexual acts are forbidden. But how many of its priests, bishops, and cardinals are gay? And what if many of them are leading double lives, condemning the LGBTQ community by day and inviting their boyfriend up for dinner by night? Today on the podcast we talked with Frédéric Martel, author of the bestselling book In the Closet of the Vatican, a investigation into the hidden lives of so many Catholic clergy....

Duration:00:43:22

The Story of the Outspoken Student | feat. Zinzy Nev Geene

4/9/2020
You're used to hearing stories about Catholics coming to terms with their sexuality later in life, but what about the folks who have always been comfortable and open about their queerness, and have to come to terms with their Catholicism? Today we have on Zinzy Nev Geene to tell a story about how a discussion with a professor made her realize the Catholicism she thought she had left behind was still very much alive inside her. Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via...

Duration:00:48:44

The Story of the Hot Priest | feat. Kaya Oakes

4/2/2020
Ever feel like an outsider in the church? Like being you and being Catholic don't match up? You're not alone and this is the episode for you. For the stubborn believer who struggles to see their place but isn't ready to give up trying. Author and spiritual director Kaya Oakes joined us to share a story about a hot priest who came into her life at the most unexpected moment and taught her an important lesson that launched her career as a spiritual writer. Kaya Oakes' Contact Subscribe to...

Duration:01:05:42

The Story of the Missionary's Miracle | feat. Kevin Garcia

3/26/2020
What should we make of miracles? And what would you do if one happened to you? Laugh? Cry? Shout it from the rooftops? Queer spiritual director, author, and podcast host Kevin Garcia came on to share a story of when a real miracle happened to them. It's a beautiful, magical story and we are so excited to share it with all of you! Kevin Garcia Subscribe to the Vine and Fig Newsletter Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via Patreon Twitter Instagram Support the show...

Duration:00:51:54

The Chaplain's Story | feat. Jordan Kennedy

3/19/2020
Does God still speak to us? Or did all that die out with the last of the prophets? What happens if you experience something that seems beyond a doubt to be God reaching out to communicate with you? Today husbands Jacob and Patrick Flores listened to Jordan Kennedy's story about a time when God answered her prayers beyond a reasonable doubt. Jordan is a queer Catholic and member of the Vine & Fig community and will be entering a graduate degree program at a Catholic seminary this...

Duration:00:45:26

The Story of the Golden Boy | feat. Christopher Dowling

3/12/2020
For gay Catholics who want to follow the Church's teachings, there are two option - join a religious order, or live a single, celibate life. Gay men, of course, have a third option where they can also become priests. So what happens when you try and three, and none of them work? You can pray for a miracle, that your "same-sex attraction" goes away through some combination of grace and re-orienting your life. But if at the end of the day you are still gay, and still struggling, what do you...

Duration:00:49:22

Catholic gay marriage

3/5/2020
Husbands Pat and Jacob discuss their very Catholic wedding, what they learned in the process, and what advice they have for anyone else thinking of having a religious gay wedding! Wedding photos! Subscribe to the Vine and Fig Newsletter Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via Patreon Twitter Instagram Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/vineandfigco)

Duration:01:00:49

You are dust

2/27/2020
Husbands Pat and Jacob discuss the beginning of Lent, the trouble with embracing suffering, and what Dorothy Day has to say was a "hard, hard doctrine." Subscribe to the Vine and Fig Newsletter Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via Patreon Twitter Instagram Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/vineandfigco)

Duration:00:27:43

Representation in the Media w/ Cabronas y Chingonas

2/20/2020
In this special episode, husbands Pat and Jacob sat down over Christmas Myte and Syntia, the hosts of the the Queer, Latinx podcast Cabronas y Chingonas. It was an awesome conversation - their podcast tackles representation in the media, especially from a queer latinx perspective. We talked with them about growing up queer in a conservative state, what shows are out there doing representation right, finding your way back to religion, coming out into POC spaces, and the joy of relatives...

Duration:01:02:57

Bishops say "homosexual acts" are good now?

2/13/2020
Husbands Pat and Jacob discuss the German bishops who are officially talking about what is good in gay relationships, what it means to vote like a Catholic, black queer filmmakers who are creating their own seat at the table, and Pope Francis deciding against married priests and women deacons in the Amazon. Subscribe to the Vine and Fig Newsletter Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via Patreon Twitter Instagram Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/vineandfigco)

Duration:00:36:26

One year Christmas special

12/19/2019
Pat and Jacob look back on the first year of Vine & Fig, talk about the big news coming out of the German bishops conference, and then discuss the ways they hope V&F will grow in the year ahead. Subscribe to the Vine and Fig Newsletter Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via Patreon Twitter Instagram Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/vineandfigco)

Duration:00:24:31

Still can't say the Nicene Creed

12/12/2019
Fiancés Pat and Jacob discuss a lesbian woman being denied communion at her parish in Michigan, the new Prime Minister of Finland who was raised by two moms, TikTok admitting it was suppressing videos from queer, fat, and disabled creators, and Pope Francis naming Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to a major position in the Vatican. Subscribe to the Vine and Fig Newsletter Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via Patreon Twitter Instagram Support the show...

Duration:00:28:49

The Catholic Church and the AIDS crisis | feat. Michael O'Loughlin

12/5/2019
Welcome to Tabard Inn, a podcast about the stories we tell and the events we discuss while on pilgrimage as Queer Catholics! Vine and Fig co-founder Pat Gothman and his fiancé Jacob Flores talked this week with America Magazine's national correspondent Michael O'Loughlin about his new podcast, PLAGUE, about the Catholic Church during the AIDS crisis. Subscribe to PLAGUE Subscribe to the Vine and Fig Newsletter Vine and Fig website Support this podcast via...

Duration:00:43:31