About the show

The goal of Forte Catholic is to share the Joy of the Gospel! The team of Taylor Schroll, Fr. Anthony Sciarappa, Allison Sullivan, Jonathan Blevins & Liv Harrison bring the laughs, insights and encouragement you need to get through your week and grow in your life of faith. There are weekly theme discussions, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and fun segments like Freestyle Preaching, Forte/Mezzo/Piano, Life Verse and much more. No matter where you are on your journey with God we want to help you take the next step by inspiring, uplifting, and sharing the Good News...all while laughing along the way.

The show appears weekly on YouTube & all podcasting platforms. It was a nominee for the Fisher’s Net Podcast of the Year Award in 2018 and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal.

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Episodes

  • 307: Misery, Social Media Bans & Reality Checks w/Fr Joseph-Anthony Kress O.P.

    September 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress O.P. has been a guest on the show many times but this is his first time in the cohost chair. They discuss how we are all more equipped to minister to people than we may expect, how Taylor avoids social media bans & how sometimes people are just trying way to hard and need to chill. We hope you enjoy this week's episode!

  • 306: Converts, Shia LaBeouf & Alaska w/Allison Sullivan

    September 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
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    Taylor shares a bit of his struggle while Allison shares the joys of her Orca Isle adventures! Then they have a deep discussion about some of Taylor's internal struggles about things that he should be thrilled about but is instead frustrated/conflicted. He has mixed feelings about converts, highlighted by the recent news of Shia LaBeouf becoming Catholic.

  • 305: Cult Leaders, Pipe Organs & Our Pilgrimage to Rome w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    September 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
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    Taylor & Fr. Anthony announce that they are leading a pilgrimage to Rome! They discuss the trip, how Taylor is now a cult leader(in a video game at least), and a hodgepodge of topics including pipe organs, maydays & the alphabet.

  • 304: Chubby, Worthless & Answered Prayers w/Liv Harrison

    August 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 44 secs
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    A HUGE personal win for Taylor this week that he and Liv chat about. She gives us update on her dad's health, they discuss the woman at the well & remembering answered prayers.

  • 303: Stay-At-Home Mom, AARP & Temperaments w/Allison Sullivan

    August 24th, 2022  |  59 mins 43 secs
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    Allison Sullivan cohosts as Taylor shares a big life transition, his trip to lovely Kansas and a bit about taking risks paying off. They discuss the temperaments, a modern day Jesus food miracle, change and copycats. Enjoy! :)

  • 302: Regrets, Mountains & Parenting Wins w/Jon Blevins

    August 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
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    Taylor & Jon discuss their recent happy moments from parenting, how they deal with life's regrets and the difference between mountains & hills and what that has to do with the Church.

  • 301: Morbius, Steve Rogers & "Is This a Sin"? w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    August 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 mins
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    Fr. Anthony Sciarappa & Taylor Schroll discuss the best hate mail the show has ever received, a very odd Mass experience Taylor had and they play their "Is That a Sin" game!

  • 300: 300th Episode Celebration! w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa, Allison Sullivan, Jon Blevins & Liv Harrison

    August 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    All of the Forte Catholic hosts unite for a rare episode recorded with all of them involved! This leads to a lot of hilarity, great stories and a fair amount of insanity. They reminisce about favorite moments on the show, play a get to know you game with random trivia about each host and take their best shot at our "Life Verse" challenge.

  • 299: Floods, Droughts, Short Jesus & Glad Trads w/Shaun McAfee & Grassroot Catholic

    July 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins
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    OG cohost Shaun McAfee returns not only to the show but back to the USA! He & Taylor discuss his return to the land of the free, it's rocky start and also how Taylor is probably taller than Jesus! Keith from Grassroot Catholic joins us to show us how to be a trad without being mad.

  • 298: Wild Confession Story, Catechism in a Year & Making a Disciple w/Everett Fritz & Liv Harrison

    July 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
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    Taylor and Liv discuss his big news that he will be helping with the “Catechism in a Year” project with Fr. Mike Schmitz. They also chat about his insane last confession and what the “rules” are while waiting in long confession lines. Everett Fritz rejoins the show to discuss how to make ONE disciple/saint.

  • 297: Chaotic Energy, Marriage & Saint Miracles w/JMJ Missions & Allison Sullivan

    July 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    Allison Sullivan cohosts with Taylor Schroll with the most chaotic episode they've ever done together! They were all over the place & got increasingly grumpy with each other...which they realized was due to them both being hangry. Along the way they tackle work/life balance, professional success, meeting your heroes, marriage and much more. The founders of JMJ Missions share their favorite saint miracle stories.

  • 296.5: 1st Renew Men's Retreat Recap w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    July 8th, 2022  |  34 mins 33 secs
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    We had our 1st official Forte Catholic retreat and it went great! Fr. Anthony Sciarappa & Taylor recap the highlights.

  • 296: Liturgical Abuse, Priest Formation & Leadership w/Bearded Blevins & Fr. Anthony

    July 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
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    Fr. Anthony, Bearded Blevins & Taylor team up for this episode where they discuss liturgical abuse, how priest formation takes too long but often isn't enough & share a story about sacrificial leadership. And speaking of leadership...is Pope Francis retiring soon!?!?

  • 295: Father Anthony Comes to Texas!!!

    June 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    Fr. Anthony is in Texas with Taylor for a week! They catch up, talk about Trinitarian theology while attempting to avoid heresy & their thoughts on the recent Roe v. Wade decision.

  • 294: Wall Street Journal, Bartender Jesus & Prayer Regiments w/Liv Harrison

    June 22nd, 2022  |  54 mins 18 secs
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    To everyone's amazement, Taylor & Forte Catholic were mentioned in this week's Wall Street Journal. Taylor shares how that happened and also asks Liv an odd question about Jesus' first miracle. Finally, they discuss their go-to prayers.

  • 293: Old Ladies, Sleepy Faith & Back to Basics w/Allison Sullivan

    June 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 secs
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    Taylor & Allison talk about the play she is in and what it teaches us about mimicry and being present. Taylor discusses the importance of returning to the basics of our faith & how something incredible that happened in the NBA Finals mirrors his faith life.