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20 – Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

We open up a discussion about work on Sunday and quickly discover that there is more to this conversation than could be discussed in one episode. This might be a topic we come back to. Check out what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about Sunday. You’ll find it in paragraphs 2168 … Continue reading "20 – Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!"

Duration: 00:47:58

19 – Turn Around

Today’s topic is thanks to one of our listeners who sent us a list of topics he wanted to hear us discuss. One of those topics was a discussion of our personal conversion stories. We hope you enjoy and if you’d like to send us suggestions of your own for future podcasts, you can email … Continue reading "19 – Turn Around"

Duration: 00:43:03

18 – Resolute Resolutions

Happy New Year! The guys talk about the annual ritual of making resolutions, the difficulty of keeping them, and what advice St. Ignatius of Loyola had to share about overcoming vices and establishing good habits. We also talk about distractions in prayer and how to handle them

Duration: 00:39:49

17 – Wujek

Rich and his wife Maureen just had a baby boy they named John Paul Joseph. They named him John Paul because of the devotion Rich has to St. John Paul II. This leads to a conversation about the encounters and impacts St. John Paul had on the lives of the three guys. Merry Christmas…still!

Duration: 00:50:32

16 – It’s An Armchair Christmas, Charlie Brown

Merry Christmas everyone! This week the guys talk about favorite Christmas movies, songs, etc. and talk about favorite Christmas traditions. We are so grateful for you, our listeners and wish you all a very Happy Feast of our Lord’s Birth.

Duration: 00:43:56

15 – Thank God Ahead of Time

This week for the occasion of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we talk a bit about Our Lady’s apparition to Juan Diego in 1531 AD and the effect Our Lady’s intercession had on the evangelization of Mexico. The image is miraculous and we share a few facts about this amazing gift from God. To learn more … Continue reading "15 – Thank God Ahead of Time"

Duration: 00:47:03

14 – Spiral Cut BethleHAM

Happy New Year! We discuss the new year in the Church’s liturgical calendar which begins with the first Sunday of Advent. We share traditions our families had when we were children and the ways we celebrate the season with our families now. This naturally flows into a conversation about Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her … Continue reading "14 – Spiral Cut BethleHAM"

Duration: 00:50:27

13 – Healthy Cells

We reflect on the importance of being with the family as opposed to just trying to be busy and the problem of prioritizing work over family.

Duration: 00:49:25

12 – Man Up

This week’s episode about masculine identity is inspired by the fact that Rich had just finished Bishop Olmsted’s exhortation to men, “Into the Breach.” We speak about the current state of religious practice among men, the way our culture portrays men in media, and discuss ways in which guys can recover a sense of true masculinity. … Continue reading "12 – Man Up"

Duration: 00:49:14

11 – Bulldog Priest

On this episode of The Armchair Catholic, we interview Fr. Mike Schmitz, the chaplain of The University of Minnesota Duluth Newman Center – Bulldog Catholic. Fr. Mike tells us a bit about his conversion, his journey to the priesthood, and how his social media and speaking ministry began. He wraps up the conversation about his … Continue reading "11 – Bulldog Priest"

Duration: 00:46:10

10 – Homecoming: An Interview With Katie Diller

We interview Katie Diller, the Director of Campus Ministry at Michigan State University and the Diocesan Coordinator for Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Lansing. Katie draws on her experience to provide great advice on preparing our sons and daughters for when they’ll leave home for college, how to help them once they’re there, and … Continue reading "10 – Homecoming: An Interview With Katie Diller"

Duration: 00:46:47

9 – My Cat Is An Honor Student

For this episode, we invite Brian Flynn to be a guest host as we discuss the phenomenon of people referring to their pets as their children and we also toss around the recent news that the Boy Scouts are now accepting girls. T-Shirt contest is extended one more week! Write us a review on iTunes … Continue reading "9 – My Cat Is An Honor Student"

Duration: 00:45:55

8 – Fun Size Isn’t Very Fun

It’s Halloween Season! We discuss the origins of this holiday as a Catholic feast, its devolution into a celebration of the grotesque and how it has risen to be the 2nd largest holiday of the year. We then share memories of growing up and trick or treating. New Poll! Butterfinger candy bars vs. Any other … Continue reading "8 – Fun Size Isn’t Very Fun"

Duration: 00:47:42

7 – Nerds

We discuss the release of the latest The Last Jedi trailer and, quite frankly, nerd out a bit. This is followed by a discussion of the season of Fall and then we wrap it all up talking about Chris Farley. This is quality podcasting, folks. Sorry, Pete, wanted to have you on, but we ran out … Continue reading "7 – Nerds"

Duration: 00:45:59

6 – Whatever You Do, Stockpile Coffee

On today’s episode, we attempt a “Ten Minute Topics” style format where we do a round of different topics and treat them in drive-by fashion. And hilarity ensues. Topics discussed: Hugh Hefner; Tom Petty; Doomsday Preppers; and The One-Hundredth Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Duration: 00:50:41

5 – Robot Slaves

On this episode of The Armchair Catholic, we discuss the effects technology is having on us and we touch on how technology is affecting the way we view the education of children. Books discussed: The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Duration: 00:55:38

4 – One Groovy Nun

Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT joins us for our first ever interview on The Armchair Catholic. We talk about her conversion from a promiscuous, alcoholic, D-1 volleyball player with aspirations of working for ESPN to a nun living a vow of poverty and preaching the good news of the healing power of Jesus Christ. We also … Continue reading "4 – One Groovy Nun"

Duration: 00:53:01

3 – You Can’t Name Something You’re Gonna Kill and Eat

The guys reflect on what the life of a disciple looks like based on Acts 2:42 If you want in on Sean’s tomatillos email us at This is the Holy Spirit Prayer we mentioned: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love. V. Send … Continue reading "3 – You Can’t Name Something You’re Gonna Kill and Eat"

Duration: 00:56:53

2 – Monkey Solving a Math Problem

The guys take time out to talk about being a spiritual leader within their families and how that looks in their various circumstances. And we discuss the results of the water poll…

Duration: 00:30:04

1 – Pope Mike’s Garage

In this first full episode of The Armchair Catholic, the guys have a light-hearted conversation about how they spent the summer. Don’t forget to visit and take the water poll. Topics Discussed: Soul of the Apostolate Sr. Miriam James – Follow her on Twitter Finally, the esteemed Pope Michael of Kansas

Duration: 00:48:17

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