Catholic Phoenix Podcast

Catholic Phoenix Podcast
By Doug Connolly
About this podcast
Catholic Phoenix deals with ideas and people relevant to the Catholics in the Phoenix metro area and beyond. Join us twice a month as we talk to people shaping Christian thought as we attempt to live out our faith.
Latest episodes
Jan. 8, 2018
After a two week absence, we are back! This episode features podcast contributor Alex Julian talking with George Heiler, Kevin Murphy, and Tristan Gaynor. The are three ASU students (not graduates, as Doug mistakenly says in the intro) who were involved in starting a chapter of Phi Kappa Theta, a Catholic fraternity, at Arizona State University. The sponsor for this episode is The Bearded Savant. Live handsome! Please rate us on iTunes.
Dec. 18, 2017
Local educator Mike Austin joins the show for a talk about how math makes better people. Find his earlier shows here and here. Our sponsor this week is The Mortgage Brothers Team (formerly Eddie Mortgage). Phoenix-area residents need to see them for all of their home loan needs. Please rate us on iTunes.
Dec. 8, 2017
Sean Bryan was a breakout star of the latest season in ANW, claiming third place as "The Papal Ninja". Here, he joins the show for a chat about his experience on the show, his background as a physics/gymnast major at Cal-Berkeley and his current vocation as The Lay Mission Project's Animatin Director. He can be found on Twitter at @papalninja. The sponsor for this episode is The Bearded Savant. Live handsome! Please rate us on iTunes.
Nov. 25, 2017
New board member and repeat contributor Alex Julian talks with Doug about Fr. Weinandy's letter to Pope Francis and his ensuing departure from the USCCB. The sponsor for this week is liturgicalcalendars.com-Modern calendars for a timeless faith. Please rate us on iTunes.
Nov. 13, 2017
Kira Rugen is the founder and artistic director of Solis Camerata, a professional choir based in Phoenix. Kira is the director of Choral Activities and Musical Theatre at Arizona Christian University. She has also taught at Grand Canyon University and served as a faculty associate at Arizona State. Solis Camerata will be performing at annual Catholic Phoenix Sacred Music Concert on Nov. 19 at the Chapel of Our Lady at Xavier Prep. She stops by the program to talk about this year's program, Voyage: From Spain to Colonial Latin America. Our sponsor for this episode is Caritas Press-Great Catholic Reading for Everyone! Review us in iTunes!
Nov. 8, 2017
The guest for this week is Trent Horn, an author, speaker and apologist for Catholic Answers. He talks with Doug about his latest book and the joys and pitfalls of face-to-face evangelism. He can be found at trenthorn.com and on Twitter at @Trent_Horn. The sponsor for this episode is The Bearded Savant. Live handsome! Please rate us on iTunes.
Nov. 1, 2017
Gracy is a repeat guest on the podcast, her first visit was back in episode 55. She is currently the associate managing editor at The Federalist, and her work has also appeared in The American Conservative, Christianity Today and Rural Catholic Life. She joins Doug to talk about her latest articles and a few other topics, from everything ranging to farming to the estate tax to British murder mysteries. She can be found on Twitter at @gracyolmstead. The sponsor for this episode is Connolly Asset Management. Investment advice, life insurance and financial planning for people of all types. Please rate us on iTunes.
Oct. 24, 2017
Brad Wilcox joins the show to discuss the socioeconomics of marriage. He's the Director of the National Marriage Porject at the University of Virginia. Additionally, he's authored and co-authored many books, most recently Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos . Brad can be found on Twitter at @WilcoxNMP. The sponsor for this week is liturgicalcalendars.com-Modern calendars for a timeless faith. Please rate us on iTunes.
Oct. 17, 2017
Tommy McKay is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He and Doug met training in Austin and in this episode talk about combat, martial arts, masculinity and how it all might relate to Catholicism. But, since they aren't experts, they make no warranties. But, the intersection of these subjects doesn't have many experts anyway. Some of the articles they discuss in The Christian Boxer by Fr. George Rutler and Why MMA Strips Human Dignity by Fr. Mike Schmitz. And here is the quote Tommy references about St. Gregory of Nazianzus. The sponsor for this episode is The Eddie Mortgage Team. Please rate us on iTunes.
Sept. 25, 2017
Anthony works in development for the Augustine Institute, a organization based in Denver that has its hands in a lot of pots regarding the New Evangelization. They are know primarily for their graduate school and the formation material, Formed. He stops by the show to talk about the group and their efforts to advance the Gospel. Our sponsor for this episode is Caritas Press-Great Catholic Reading for Everyone! Review us in iTunes!