Episode Archive

375 episodes of Forte Catholic since the first episode, which aired on September 8th, 2016.

  • 357: Main Character Energy & Ferocious Faith w/ Liv Harrison

    October 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 12 mins
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    Taylor & Liv discuss battling Main Character Energy in our spiritual lives and relationships. They also have some alliterative suggestions for finding a way out of dryness in prayer.

  • 356: Change & Battling Shame w/ Kathryn Whitaker

    September 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 44 secs
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    Taylor & Kathryn discuss the importance of continual change in the spiritual life. Taylor also shares a story of a grown man shaming some teenagers and how rage welled up in Taylor when he saw it. It opens up a conversation about how shame has no place in the Christian life.

  • 355: Catholic in the Workplace & Sacramentals w/ Shaun McAfee

    September 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    Shaun is back to discuss being Catholic in the workplace & sacramentals. Living out our faith in a public sector job has been a frequently requested topic for us so we found a gov't employee to help us out lol. And Shaun tries to convince Taylor that sacramentals are more important than he may initially think.

  • 354: Unique Callings, Egyptian Moses & Positive Reinforcement w/ Allison Sullivan

    September 13th, 2023  |  1 hr 11 mins
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    Taylor & Allison both share about their vastly different summers. Allison took on a new mission while Taylor dealt with something he never thought he would have to.
    They also discuss what we can still learn from Moses 4000 years later about choosing the right thing even if it's not the easy thing & they share a moving story about how positive reinforcements can truly work wonders.

  • 353: Wrestling, Word Association & Wild Claims w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    September 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins
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    Fr. Anthony tries to make a WWE fan out of Taylor with mixed results. They play a new Catholic word association game that reveals maybe a little too much & Taylor makes some wild claims about Jesus again including about the Lord’s qualifications, liturgy preferences, views on healing ministry, Catholic conferences and more!

  • 352: Johnny Football, Tribalism, Consequences & Forgiveness w/ Kathryn Whitaker

    August 30th, 2023  |  55 mins 35 secs
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    The Johnny Manziel documentary just came out. Kathryn is a fan of Johnny. Taylor can't stand him! They discuss a plethora of topics surrounding this Texas A&M College Football star, his rise, fall & how we are left to sort through the wreckage.

  • 351: Battle Mary, Freestyle Preaching & Faith Nostalgia w/ Chris Bartlett

    August 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 12 mins
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    Taylor & Chris chat about topics they tend to shy away from when giving talks, the reasons behind it and whether they should expand their horizons or stick to the stuff they know? (queue High School Musical) They also give each other a run for their money in Freestyle Preaching & discuss Spiritual Nostalgia with the help of the song "Old Church Basement."

  • 350: Candlelight Mass & the Morality of the Zombie Apocalypse w/ Fr. Anthony Sciarappa (Live from Pittsburgh!)

    August 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 11 mins
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    Our 350th Episode Live from Fr. Anthony's Rectory! They discuss a fancy candlelit Mass that Taylor attended & Fr. Anthony's parish. They have a conversation about fancy Churches, prayer entrapment & the grace of ordination. They also have a long awaited conversation about the morality of the zombie apocalypse! What would you do!?!?

  • 349: Chat GPT Jesus & Oppenheimer w/ Liv Harrison

    August 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins
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    Liv makes her triumphant return to the show to chat about her sabbatical year, Oppenheimer & Taylor texted with Chat GPT Jesus!

  • 348: Childhood, Slumps & Alphabet Game w/ Kathryn Whitaker

    August 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins
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    Kathryn & Taylor discuss how to break slumps in faith & talk about how they're the same/different than they were as kids & play the faith version of the alphabet game.

  • 347: Heavy Burdens, Rejuvenation & In Persona Christi w/Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    July 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    Father is back from vacation feeling great! He shares how Jesus' burden is light(even when it feels heavy) & answers questions about when priests are In Persona Christi, especially during Mass.

  • 346: Gifts, 21 Questions & Basketball Saints w/Nick Senz & Allison Sullivan

    July 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 21 mins
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    Allison took the spiritual gifts assessment and reveals her results which leads to a good conversation on finding our place in the Church community. She also keeps Taylor on his toes by asking some of her favorite "21 questions." Nick Senz joins the show to compare NBA legends to Catholic Saints in a fun way to learn more great saint stories.

  • 345: Bingeing & Parenting College Kids w/ Kathryn Whitaker

    July 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 6 mins
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    Kathryn prepares for three kids in college & she and Taylor share their very different workout routines & summers.

  • 344: Goodbyes & Diocesan Priesthood w/ Fr. Will Rooney

    June 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    Fr. Will Rooney rejoins Taylor in the studio to discuss his new assignment as a first time pastor. They look back at the great year he spent at St.Joe's and what he learned to prepare him to be a pastor.

  • 343: Greece, St. Paul & Christians in Public w/ Allison Sullivan

    June 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    Allison is back from her Footsteps of St. Paul Pilgrimage with lots to share & Taylor talks about how Christians need to be better in public.

  • 342: Fatherhood, Video Games & Carnivals w/ Fr. Anthony Sciarappa

    June 14th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins
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    Taylor & Fr. Anthony discuss fatherhood in preparation for Father's Day & Taylor shares one of his weirdest stories as a dad. They also discuss the morality of video games & talk about the book "Get Your Life Back" by John Eldredge.