S3 E12: McCarrick

July 28, 2018

Doing our best to tackle a sensitive and precipitous problem facing the Church. Marina, Clarke, and Matt talk about the scandal, its causes, its cover-ups, and the need for prayer and fasting. Not for the faint of heart. 

 

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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Fire of Mercy (E. Leiva-Merikakis) - BOOK

Reporting/Blogs on the McCarrick scandal
- Rod Dreher
- JD Flynn / Catholic News Agency
- Jane Sloan Peters / First Things
- Michael Brendan Dougherty
- Matthew Walther

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S3 E11: Reindeer Games

July 18, 2018

There's something adventurous in expecting more of yourself, and knowing why you do things. No adventure comes from doing what everyone else is doing.

 

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S3 E10: Behold, Your Mother (St. Al’s Pub Night)

June 27, 2018

While Marina's off getting married (and Matt & Clarke are in town for the festivities...pray for Marina and John!), here's a talk Matt did recently in Spokane for the St. Aloysius Church Young Adult Pub Night. 

 

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S3 E9: A Masterpiece of a Cakeshop

June 11, 2018

Apparently love doesn't win. Apathy wins. At least it does if we let it. 

P.S. Clarke is back! (Sorry for the wonky audio...working on that for next episode)

 

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S3 E8: Check Your Privilege. (The Privilege of Being Born, That Is)

June 2, 2018

“I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan

 

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IN THIS EPISODE

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church on the sanctity of human life - LINK
  • Jeremiah 1:5 - LINK
  • Pope Francis grants all priests faculties to forgive sin of abortion - LINK
  • SparkNotes on John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism - LINK
  • [Article] A Path Forward for Life: Reflections on Ireland's Abortion Referendum - LINK
  • [Mountain Catholic Post] 5 Uncommon Reasons to Keep Your Unborn Child - LINK
  • Children of Men (2006) - MOVIE TRAILER
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S3 E7: Mercury is in retrograde. Well, ok. You could also get hit by a car.

May 21, 2018

Our society loves science ... but also astrology? 

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S3 E6 - Niceness vs. Goodness

May 4, 2018

Which would you rather be: a nice person or a good person? (Sorry for the delay...Matt was on his honeymoon)

 

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LOST EPISODE - Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

April 24, 2018

So...it turns out that there's an episode of Difficult Situations that never got published! This is that episode. All about being a good person. And why striving for only that is stupid, and beneath your dignity. 

 

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S3 E4 - Sexual Harassment, Porn, and the Hunger for Happiness

March 29, 2018

Marina comes up for air to rejoin the podcast after having her nose in a textbook all semester. Talking about the sexual harassment crisis, porn use, #MeToo, why we care, Christian morality, Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae, Natural Family Planning (not the rhythm method), fear, and how they're all related.

 

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