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Marriage Prep with Luke

Marriage Prep with Luke

Quick catchup on Harry Potter reading, then a dive into Marriage Prep, Grace & Nature, a really small bit on Star Wars numbness, followed by Luke examining the non-profit world of giving and how that will and will not affect a lot of churches. Support Catching FoxesLinks:Joy-Filled Marriage –...

False Selves, Church Fathers, and the Lies We Believe

False Selves, Church Fathers, and the Lies We Believe

In this episode, we discuss the fakeness of acting and why the Church Fathers hated it and how that applies to our lives. Then we take fun and thoughtful listener questions from our Facebook Live video and answer them relatively briefly, for a change.Sponsored By:Faithful Counseling: Certified US...

We Shame Ourselves or Kill Them

We Shame Ourselves or Kill Them

From Quarantine self-hatred to Captain Marvel critiques, to the main topic: confront the evil within us and own it or create endless scapegoats.Sponsored By:Policy Genius: Policy Genius! Be a responsible adult, kick the noonday devil in the face. Shop for life insurance today! Check out...

Gomer is listening to Staind

Gomer is listening to Staind

You know it's bad when Gomer is listening to Staind. Also, we talk about the falsehood of the American Work Ethic and the dangers of Remote Work without formal processes. Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Catholic Social Media can help – unbranded, gorgeous posts, relevant to our times that...

The Legendary 10-Minute Topics Returns!

The Legendary 10-Minute Topics Returns!

This is largely an At-The-Movies episode. We have chapters, so enjoy skipping around to what suits you. We also have a bonus interview at the end of the show. Finally, we have two sponsors: PolicyGenius.com and CatholicSocial.Media!Sponsored By:Policy Genius: Policy Genius! Be a responsible adult,...

Luke is done with online Catholicism.

Luke is done with online Catholicism.

Luke is not done with Catholicism. Luke is done with online talking about Catholicism.Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Catholic Social Media can help – unbranded, gorgeous posts, relevant to our times that It will help you keep the community alive. Just use GOMERWASWRONG and get 4 weeks of free...

20,000 Tangents and Attractive Moms

20,000 Tangents and Attractive Moms

What do you hope to have done when the quarantine is lifted? Then our Adult Attention Deficit Disorder kicks in and we tell 20,000 stories literally one right after the other. This one is for the true story-tellers out there. You know who I am talking about: those brave souls who are compelled to...

Live! and Somewhat Infected

Live! and Somewhat Infected

Our first ever Livestream right onto facebook.com/catchingfoxespodcast! This was recorded on Monday evening. We talk COVID-19 and... hmmm... YOUR QUESTIONS! Also, Gomer's entire rig - microphone, headphones, USB hub and $3,000 laptop, AND HIS WHITE CLAW CAME CRASHING DOWN! Thanks to our...

We are all going to die and I never got to use my TSA PreCheck

We are all going to die and I never got to use my TSA PreCheck

*Links and Books*Aritcle on marriage we forgot to share last weekhttps://www.crisismagazine.com/2020/why-faithful-catholics-get-divorced Wicked Rive: When the Mississippi Last Ran Wild by Lee SandlinA riveting narrative look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in...

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil

Luke listens to a podcast that's not Pints with Aquinas and has an idea: let's take the theological concept of Sloth/Acedia, aka, "the noonday devil", and combine it with the complete lack of training or purpose many institutions give employees.Gomer applies it to marriages,...

Luke Solves Chastity

Luke Solves Chastity

Luke fails at Exodus 90, but pretends he doesn't. Luke solves chastity for young adults. Gomer misunderstands Luke's argument for 60 minutes, then gets it and agrees with Luke WITH NUANCE. Then, we discuss carnivore and everyone's favorite Gen Xer's lava butt. Thanks to...

The Ol' 2-10 to Yuma

The Ol' 2-10 to Yuma

We talk about everything: Gomer has gone carnivore, Luke hates Presentism and sorta likes Rockefeller, Gomer cries about his lovely daughter, then we have everyone's favorite: LUKE MOVES BACK TO HIS HOME TOWN segment.Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Social...

The Kids from the Crunch... on valentine's day

The Kids from the Crunch... on valentine's day

Patrick and Ethan join us and Luke makes it shine like the stars in the Heavens. Gomer largely watches.Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Social Media. You can try them out for FREE and get four weeks of great original posts and videos for your parish Facebook page...

Bishop Barron's Mandatum and the Lack of Public Life

Bishop Barron's Mandatum and the Lack of Public Life

Bishop Barron floated an idea out there: social media is the getting ugly and supposed Catholic Theological Experts are causing a lot the problem, so maybe the hierarchy should do something. But then I'm sitting here asking, "Who will enforce it? The USCCB? Seriously?" Then we talk...

Special Announcement + Ten Minute Trainwrecks...

Special Announcement + Ten Minute Trainwrecks...

Special Announcement, Money, Patreon, and then TOPICS! Special Announcement, Money, Patreon, and then TOPICS! Luke loves pregnancy pillows. Gomer loves that Luke loves this. Also, the Novus Ordo Mass, girl altar servers, music, budgeting for couples, sexy time, AND MORE! Sponsored By:Catholic...

Female Porn Addiction with Kelsey Skoch and Everett Fritz

Female Porn Addiction with Kelsey Skoch and Everett Fritz

Amazon Affiliate Link: Uncompromising Purity: It's Not Just a Guy Problem...https://amzn.to/30NBR4R What's better than two dudes talking about female porn addiction? THREE DUDES! Everett Fritz introduces us to Kelsy Skoch, FOCUS employee and Catholic speaker, who both introduce us to...

My Catholic Credentials

My Catholic Credentials

'Pints With Aquinas' Retreat in Italy !You need to attend. Click here for more infohttps://www.patreon.com/posts/pwa-beer-bible-33174899Register herehttps://www.albertusmagnuscss.org/summer-programs/2020-italy/ Support our show! www.patreon.com/cfSponsored By:Pints With Aquinas: PWA Beer...

New Year Themes and New York!

New Year Themes and New York!

Luke dares to ask the question: "During pregnancy, why don't people ask how much the dad is suffering, HUH?!" Gomer dares to enter the Big Apple for Sexy Paycation 2020. Then we discuss what our 2019 Themes were and our 2020 Themes, ending with a Top Five for 2019! Luke is drinking...

Catching Foxes Holiday Accusation Special!

Catching Foxes Holiday Accusation Special!

Watto was a greedy merchant, using deceit to enrich himself. This Christmas, may we all learn from Watto's poor example and not exploit people's dreams (or faith) to enrich ourselves. Unrelated... BECOME A PATRON AT PATREON.COM/CF! Support Catching FoxesLinks:10 Horrifying Facts About...

The Rise of Baby Yoda Strikes Again

The Rise of Baby Yoda Strikes Again

Gomer says the Mandalorian sucks. Luke tells Gomer he doesn't know how to think or feel correctly. Hilarity ensues. Sponsored By:Daily Catholic Wisdom: Go to CatholicWisdom.org/CatchingFoxes and subscribe for short daily reflections from big, holy Catholic brains. Read it in less than a minute...

Love of Money

Love of Money

St. Paul says that the "love of money is the root of all evil." Dave Ramsey quotes the Proverb: "in the house of the wise are stores of choice grains." So we use The Wolf of Wall Street to guide our steps between being lovers-of-self and financially prudent. 1 Timothy 3:2-4 Now...

Mike Mangione | Throwing in Your Ante

Mike Mangione | Throwing in Your Ante

Mike Mangione is an extremely talented musician and a devout Catholic. Now he tours weekly with Christopher West, who is one of his closest friends. This conversation rips open the veil of artistic achievement, family, how work can destroy your vocation, and how secular art can proclaim the glory...

You're Going to Be OK!

You're Going to Be OK!

Patreon Suggested Topics (Long Answers) Michael FedermanI’m part of a men’s group who rarely talks about Christ, the Gospel, or the Beatific Vision. Rather, we spend the time really uncharitably attacking Pope Francis, LGBT issues, and talking about the narrowness of who will be saved. To me, we...

Self-Numbing Cultural Stasis and The Irishman

Self-Numbing Cultural Stasis and The Irishman

We do some follow up from last week’s insanely popular episode and Love and Respect by drawing out the difference between Feminization and Emasculation of the Church today. Then we pull out some great answers by our Patrons when we asked them, “What does Respect mean to you or look like?” Finally,...

Marriage: Sex, Love, & Respect!

Marriage: Sex, Love, & Respect!

Disney+, Gomer's dog, THEN SEX, LOVE AND RESPECT!Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Social Media. You can try them out for FREE and get four weeks of great original posts and videos for your parish Facebook page at https://try.catholicsocial.media and using the...

Moleman in the Morning

Moleman in the Morning

Thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Social Media. You can try them out for FREE and get four weeks of great original posts and videos for your parish Facebook page at https://try.catholicsocial.media and using the promo code FOXES. Your support on Pareon keep us going! Please dont let us die...

EWTN Has-Been, Rebecca Murphy!

EWTN Has-Been, Rebecca Murphy!

We are joined by Rebecca Murphy, former Frannie, former EWTN star, former Youth Minister, current badass. Come and learn from her wonderful life how the Church can suck and how it can be amazing. Thanks to CatholicSocial.Media for sponsoring this show.Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Thanks to...

Pssst, the Best Meat's in the Rump.

Pssst, the Best Meat's in the Rump.

Pssst, the Best Meat's in the Rump. Relationships and Time (Why We Changed Everything on Patreon)https://www.patreon.com/posts/relationships-we-30844143 'Ohio' the new album from Kevin HeiderThe amazing Kevin Heider made a Bruce Springsteen triubute album in the style of...

Jeremy Renner did What?!

Jeremy Renner did What?!

There goes Hawkeye! Jeremy Renner reportedly coked out and was horribly abusive to his now ex-wife. Then, Luke starts a new segment about how moving back to your high school town is weird. Finally, Luke asks Gomer how scared he is to mess up his kids.Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Thanks to...

Joker Review and Catholic Social Justice

Joker Review and Catholic Social Justice

Spoilers. The horn sounds, so you have been warned. We skip any sort of plot summary and assume you've seen the movie. Three themes of economic injustice, mental health, and isolation interweave into one amazing character study called JOKER. Economic Justice Wayne Employees (coming home from...

Confidence: Painful Art of Self-Acceptance

Confidence: Painful Art of Self-Acceptance

[We cuss a lot.] Confidence: Gomer thinks it's linked to violence and Luke to self-acceptance. Then we show how Nice Guys and Jerks are the same, but just one of them is better at hiding it. Finally, we talk Hans Urs von Balthasar. Thanks Try.CatholicSocial.Media for sponsoring this...

We Are Hacks

We Are Hacks

I read Amy Wellborn's article on The Hack and applying it to social media shenanigans of today. I know dozens of professional ministers that are hanging a question mark on everything now. Walk with me through the pain!Support Catching FoxesLinks:The Hazards of Online Faith-Writing | Church...

Dave Van Vickle Returns...with STORIES!!!

Dave Van Vickle Returns...with STORIES!!!

Our buddy Jon refused to become a Patreon supporter until we got Van Vickle back on the show to talk ghosts, hauntings, and exorcism stories. BUT FIRST! Luke talks about his despair over the Church today, the failure of the bishops to do anything meaningful, and how we are basically still confused...

All the Flash, None of the Dirt

All the Flash, None of the Dirt

Gomer argues Marital Debt. Luke burns down another bridge, but he was right to.Then Luke burns another one down, and I think he was right again. Then we dive into an amazing S.A. Whitebook quote on Lust.Support Catching FoxesLinks:'The Simpsons' Predicted The Future Of TV Fandom 20 Years...

Gomer gets Busted for Plagiarism

Gomer gets Busted for Plagiarism

Tim Staples, Curtis Martin, Fr. Donald Calloway, Immaculee Ilibagiza... and gomer...? Also, Luke gives us an audio tour of his house. (No footprints) and then Gomer tells Luke a story about his past that Luke has never heard before. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want.Sponsored...

Luke Sharpens Gomer's Iron

Luke Sharpens Gomer's Iron

Recorded August 12: We talk Gomer's need for an assistant, which Gomer denies until a text message comes in and proves him a liar. We talk the Cincinnati scandals, of which Luke knows all the accused.Support Catching Foxes

Part Two: CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING FIGHT!

Part Two: CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING FIGHT!

This is what happens when one guy had 3 hours of sleep and the other guy is 3 beers in before the conversation starts. The Quote: 2434 A just wage is the legitimate fruit of work. To refuse or withhold it can be a grave injustice.221 In determining fair pay both the needs and the contributions of...

Luke's been a bad, bad girl.

Luke's been a bad, bad girl.

We started talking about Fiona Apple's "Criminal", then Luke posited that 90's pop was "deeper" because Gen-Xers were angsty and hypersexual. We disagreed, until it came to Ginger Spice. Then, we agreed too much! Also, Gomer is now a boss and Luke wonders if I can...

Gomer Reads an Email from 2010 Luke

Gomer Reads an Email from 2010 Luke

Gomer is low-talking because he's the only one awake at his in-laws' house (I mean, it IS 9:30pm, after all). We discuss random stuff, rarely get to a point, and laugh along the way. Also, the ENDING IS WORTH IT!Sponsored By:CatholicStock: Use the Promo Code "foxes" to get 20%...

Interview: Matt Fradd is the Earth in Springtime

Interview: Matt Fradd is the Earth in Springtime

Fradd was in Australia for six weeks and hit rock bottom, then went on Healing the Whole Person retreat with Sr. Miriam James (Gomer's hero) and God radically healed him. Then GOOGLE screwed him over. sad.Special Guest: Matt Fradd.Sponsored By:CatholicStock: Use the Promo Code...

Haley Stewart has had ENOUGH!

Haley Stewart has had ENOUGH!

I love the Stewart story! Conversion to Catholicism, dead-end unhappy life, a return to the land and farming, and pooping in a bucket, to discovering the grace of enough. Rest assured, her personal commitment to Christ will make you happy you suffered through Luke and me till the bitter end....

Everybody's screwing, nobody's talking

Everybody's screwing, nobody's talking

The Catholic Young Adult scene is filled with hookups. We ignore this, we aren't doing ministry of any sort. Then we dive into Healing and then Hope. At the end, it's a SHOCKING story of hope and prayer. Thanks to our sponsors, CatholicStock and The Catholic Cardgame: Generations...

Whoopsies! (10-Minute Topics Return!)

Whoopsies! (10-Minute Topics Return!)

*We almost kept them all to Ten Minutes. * Luke: The Question of Scrupulosity Gomer Communication after 10 years of Marriage Joe: Dating Fast (how's your mom's car?) Betsy: Chernobyl show and any new (non-FIRE) Podcasts Mora: Catholics in the Public Square vs The Benedict Option When is...

The Praxis of Long Commutes, and other tales

The Praxis of Long Commutes, and other tales

First, Fergalicious. Then, Twittermaggedon. Finally, Luke asks Gomer how we can, outside of faith sharing groups (buy my book!), actually grow in our faith. Gomer lies in order to answer this question. In the end, you'll be enriched, engaged, and engorged on Glory. Also, OJ SIMPSON AND BILL...

Rage and FIRE

Rage and FIRE

Twitter Rage, Coping Mechanisms, and Evangelical Gomer and the FIRE movementSupport Catching FoxesLinks:Playing with FIRE — The DocumentaryRetirement Calculator — Watching my retirement age decrease as I increased my savings showed me the power of our savings rate and the real possibility of early...

Jesse and the Integrated Life

Jesse and the Integrated Life

Backstory on Jesse Straight: My wife and I are Catholic converts from evangelicalism (though my wife was baptized Orthodox, then raised Presbyterian). Easter Sunday 2009 my wife and I entered the church. On Easter Monday 2009 we started our farm. I am a suburban kid who started a sustainable...

Letter to a Suffering Church

Letter to a Suffering Church

30 minutes of chatting, followed by 45 minutes of discussion about Bishop Robert Barron's "Letter to a Suffering Church". Prayer for a Suffering Church Lord Jesus Christ, through your Incarnation you accepted a human nature and lived a real, human life. Setting aside the glory of...

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