Catholic Phoenix Podcast
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.

Episodes (Total: 234 / Page: 1)
March 10, 2017 · 01:12:59
After being drawn into a brief conversation about the ills of Facebook, repeat guest Leila Miller talks with Doug about her book Raising Chaste Catholic Men: Practical Advice, Mom to Mom. Also, please visit her blog, Little Catholic Bubble. Our sponsor for this week is Connolly Asset Management-Financial Stability Starts With You! Rate us in iTunes.
March 4, 2017 · 00:42:42
Actually, the full name is the Arizona Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and Brad Kidd is the founding president of the AZ chapter. He discusses their mission to preserve and restore Vatican art and how you can help out, wherever you might live. The website for Arizona is www.azpatrons.org and the main website is www.vatican-patrons.org. Our sponsor for this week: Eddie Mortgage-Call them today and experience the difference! Rate us in the iTunes store!
Feb. 24, 2017 · 00:40:46
Fr. Muir is the pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas in Avondale, AZ. He grew up in the Phoenix area. In his almost ten years as a priest, he has had assignments ranging from campus ministry to parishes to diocesan work. In this episode, he discusses his latest initiative, Catholic Breakfast. Our sponsor for this week is liturgicalcalendars.com. Modern calendars for a timeless faith. Please rate us in iTunes.
Feb. 17, 2017 · 00:35:53
Jenna Guizar is the founder of Blessed Is She, an online (and real world) community of women that promotes fellowship and prayer. She lives in Tempe, and until recently, was a respiratory therapist at a local hospital. Now, she is working on her ministry full-time. On this episode, she discusses how the site came about and the various ways for women to get involved, from getting emails to joining and starting small groups. Among other things, Blessed Is She has a very active Instagram presence and can be found here. This epsiode is sponsored by... Caritas Press-Catholic reading from rosary meditations to children’s fiction! Visit them at www.caritaspress.org. Rate us in iTunes.
Feb. 11, 2017 · 00:48:09
Carl Fougerousse is the founder and owner of Red Fern Stained Glass and Fine Art Studio in Savannah, GA. He does Catholic-themed art in a variety of disciplines, from painting to stained glass. He does work for people and parishes across the world. He talks about his work and art in general, in particular, some of the issues with figures and modern art. This week's show is sponsored by The Bearded Savant-Live Handsome! Rate us in iTunes.
Feb. 3, 2017 · 00:49:42
Dr. Vigen Guroian was a Professor of Religious Studies in Orthodox Christianity at the University of Virginia. He has also written books on subjects ranging from theology to gardening to fairy tales. His book Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination was widely acclaimed and was featured on NPR'S Talk of the Nation. He has contributed more than 200 articles to journals, encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers. On this episode of the show, he talks with Doug about fairy tales and instructing children in virtue. His full bio can be found here. Our sponsor for this week is The Eddie Mortgage Team- Call them today and experience the difference! Please rate the show in iTunes.
Jan. 27, 2017 · 00:42:52
This episode is an interview with Fr. Bochanski talks of Courage, a Catholic apostolate that serves those with same-sex attraction. Courage is not an attempt to "fix" or "heal" them, but exists to promote chastity, service and fellowship. Fr. Bochanski is the newly appointed executive director, but has been with Courage for about 6 years, both in Philadelphia and at the home office in Connecticut. Our sponsor for this week is: Connolly Asset Management-Financial Stability Starts With You! Please rate is in iTunes!
Jan. 20, 2017 · 00:48:48
Holy Family Healthcare is a small clinic in Hartford, MI that operates according the Catholic principles. Using the corporal and spiritual works of mercy as a guide, it attempts to restore a covenant relationship with doctors and patients as it serves the poor of the area, including many migrant workers. Dr. Bouchard is the staff pediatrician as well as the founder. He is also a deacon aspirant who hopes to be ordained in Sept 2017.
Jan. 12, 2017 · 00:57:35
Brian Melton is the Chief Network Growth Office and General Counsel for the Cristo Rey Network, which operates Catholic schools for low income students based on a work study program. They have 30 schools across the country and hope to have 40 by 2020.Brian was a founding partner of Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton, LLP, a law firm with offices in Dallas, Nashville and Austin. Brian also served as Chair of the Education Task Force of the Greater Dallas Chamber and Chair of the Community Symposium for Justice in Education of the Dallas Bar Association. He is a graduate of the SMU's Dedman School of Law. Cristo Rey can be found online www.cristoreynetwork.org. The sponsor for this episode is Caritas Press. Get great Catholic reading at www.caritaspress.org. Please rate the show on iTunes.
Jan. 6, 2017 · 00:57:35
Michael Austin teaches humane letters at a Phoenix charter school. He studied at Thomas Aquinas College and the University of Dallas. He and Doug jump around a bit as they discuss teaching methods, the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom and philosophy. Sponsors for this episode: Eddie Mortgage-Try them and experiences the difference The Bearded Savant-Live Handsome! Please rate us in iTunes.
Dec. 23, 2016 · 01:20:34
Prof. Bonevac is teaches philosophy at the University of Texas-Austin. His did his undergraduate work at Haverford and got both his masters degree and PhD. from the University of Pittsburgh. Recently, his decision to stop teaching the course "Contemporary Moral Problems" due to a combination of student apathy and uncivil discourse. Bonevac has written five books, the first of which (Reduction in the Abstract Sciences) was the winner of the Johnsonian Prize from The Journal of Philosophy. He is also the Co-founder and Principal Advocate at BriefLogic. He can be found online at www.bonevav.info. Eddie Mortgage-Try them and experiences the difference at www.eddiemortgage.com. Caritas Press-Catholic reading from rosary meditations to children’s fiction! Visit them at www.caritaspress.org. Get your Catholic calendars at www.liturgicalcalendars.com-classic calendars for a timeless faith.
Dec. 15, 2016 · 01:33:57
Steve is the founder/editor/publisher of One Peter Five, a website dedicated to preserving Catholic tradition, teaching and culture. He and Doug chat about how he got started, the current issues in the Church and the toll his job can take. You can find him online at www.onepeterfive.com. This week's sponsors: Connolly Asset Management-Financial stability starts with you! For investment advisory services and life insurance, visit the CAM website. The Bearded Savant-Get your fine men's grooming products here and Live Handsome!
Dec. 9, 2016 · 01:08:39
Phoenix-area Catholic extraordinaire Jamie Hanson shares his reading suggestions with Doug, who returns the favor. The each give 10 or so accessible and enjoyable books that might appeal to a wide variety of people and serve as great gifts it you get caught in a lurch. Jamie is a founding member of Catholic Phoenix. Right now, however, his efforts are focused on creating and running The Kindling, a website that showcases Phoenix-area Catholic writing. In his spare time, he is a husband, father to six, and a lawyer. Sponsors for this week: Eddie Mortgage-Try them and experiences the difference at www.eddiemortgage.com. Caritas Press-Catholic reading from rosary meditations to children's fiction! Visit them at www.caritaspress.org. Get your Catholic calendars at www.liturgicalcalendars.com-classic calendars for a timeless faith. List of books mentioned in this episode: True Grit by Charles Portis The Dog of the South by Charles Portis Arizona Outlaws and Lawman by Marshall Trimble The Last Gunfight by Jeff Guinn The Four Cardinal Virtues by Josef Pieper Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone Linchpin by Seth Godin Steal Like and Artist: 10 Things No One Ever Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon Freddie Steinmark: Faith, Family, Football by Bower Yousse and Thomas Cryan The Big Scrum by John J. Miller Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual notetaking by Mike Rhode Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel and Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love by Joseph Pearce Literary Converts by Joseph Pearce A First Glance At Thomas Aquinas (A Handbook for Peeping Thomists) by Ralph McInerny Until Lily: The First in a Trilogy by Sherry Boas Please rate us in iTunes.
Dec. 8, 2016 · 01:08:40
Phoenix-area Catholic extraordinaire shares his reading suggestions with Doug, who returns the favor. The each give 10 or so accessible and enjoyable books that might appeal to a wide variety of people and serve as great gifts it you get caught in a lurch. Jamie is a founding member of Catholic Phoenix. Right now, however, his efforts are focused on creating and running The Kindling, a website that showcases Phoenix-area Catholic writing. In his spare time, he is a husband, father to six, and a lawyer. Sponsors for this week: Eddie Mortgage-Try them and experiences the difference at www.eddiemortgage.com. Caritas Press-Catholic reading from rosary meditations to children's fiction! Visit them at www.caritaspress.org. Get your Catholic calendars at www.liturgicalcalendars.com-classic calendars for a timeless faith. List of books mentioned in this episode: True Grit by Charles Portis The Dog of the South by Charles Portis Arizona Outlaws and Lawman by Marshall Trimble The Last Gunfight by Jeff Guinn The Four Cardinal Virtues by Josef Pieper Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone Linchpin by Seth Godin Steal Like and Artist: 10 Things No One Ever Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon Freddie Steinmark: Faith, Family, Football by Bower Yousse and Thomas Cryan The Big Scrum by John J, Miller Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual notetaking by Mike Rhode Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel and Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love by Joseph Pearce Literary Converts by Joseph Pearce A First Glance At Thomas Aquinas (A Handbook for Peeping Thomists) by Ralph McInerny  
Dec. 3, 2016 · 00:44:29
Chris is the CEO and fund manager of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, which is supports the growth of VC in Michigan while bridging the gap between Michigan's emerging innovation community and it's commercial/industrial base. Chris has a background in accounting and law, and previously co-founded Ardesta. LLC and Avalon Investments. He is also the finance chair of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. And, in his spare time, he is a soul music fan and created soultracks.com from scratch. He and Doug talk about his business and his deep Catholic faith. This week's sponsors are: Eddie Mortgage-Try them and experiences the difference The Bearded Savant-Live Handsome! Please rate us in iTunes.
Dec. 2, 2016 · 00:44:30
Chris is the CEO and fund manager of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fun, which is supports the growth of VC in Michigan while bridging the gap between Michigan's emerging innovation community and it's commercial/industrial base. Chris has a background in accounting and law, and previously co-founded Ardesta. LLC and Avalon Investments. He is also the finance chair of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. And, in his spare time, he is a soul music fan and created soultracks.com from scratch. He and Doug talk about his business and his deep Catholic faith. This week's sponsors are: Eddie Mortgage-Try them and experiences the difference www.eddiemortgage.com   The Bearded Savant-Live Handsome! www.thebeardedsavant.com    
Nov. 25, 2016 · 00:42:12
For our show this week, Dr. Carlin discusses medieval matrimony and its implications for the modern sacrament. He and Doug discuss the changes in the ceremony throughout the years and it's importance in the public square. Dr, Carlin did his undergraduate work at Williams, and his graduate work in Fordham. He earned is PhD in Medieval Studies from the Catholic University of America and his specialties include medieval monasticism, sacramental theology and historical theology. As promised, here is a selected bibliography: Bethune, Brian. “The Text of the Christian Rite of Marriage in Medieval Spain.” Ph.D. diss., University of Toronto, 1986. Brooke, Christopher N. L. The Medieval Idea of Marriage. Oxford, 1989. Brundage, James A. Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Centro italiano di studi sull’alto Medioevo, ed. Il Matrimonio nella società altomedievale: 22-28 aprile 1976. Spoleto: Presso la sede del Centro, 1977. Molin, Jean-Baptiste and Protais Mutembe. Le rituel du mariage en France du XIIe au XVI siècle. Paris: Beauchesne, 1974. Reynolds, Philip Lyndon. Marriage in the Western Church: The Christianization of Marriage During the Patristic and Early Medieval Periods. Turnhout: Brill, 2001. Searle, Mark, and Kenneth W. Stevenson. Documents of the Marriage Liturgy. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992. Sheehan, Michael M. Marriage, Family, and Law in Medieval Europe: Collected Studies, ed. James K. Farge. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1996. Stevenson, Kenneth W. Nuptial Blessing: A Study of Christian Marriage Rites. Alcuin Club Collection 64. London: Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, 1982. And our sponsor for this episode is www.liturgicalcalendars.com-classic calendars for a timeless faith.
Nov. 24, 2016 · 00:42:13
For our show this week, Dr. Carlin discusses medieval matrimony and its implications for the modern sacrament. He and Doug discuss the changes in the ceremony throughout the years and it's importance in the public square. Dr, Carlin did his undergraduate work at Williams, and his graduate work in Fordham. He earned is PhD in Medieval Studies from the Catholic University of America and his specialties include medieval monasticism, sacramental theology and historical theology. As promised, here is a selected bibliography: Bethune, Brian. “The Text of the Christian Rite of Marriage in Medieval Spain.” Ph.D. diss., University of Toronto, 1986. Brooke, Christopher N. L. The Medieval Idea of Marriage. Oxford, 1989. Brundage, James A. Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Centro italiano di studi sull’alto Medioevo, ed. Il Matrimonio nella società altomedievale: 22-28 aprile 1976. Spoleto: Presso la sede del Centro, 1977. Molin, Jean-Baptiste and Protais Mutembe. Le rituel du mariage en France du XIIe au XVI siècle. Paris: Beauchesne, 1974. Reynolds, Philip Lyndon. Marriage in the Western Church: The Christianization of Marriage During the Patristic and Early Medieval Periods. Turnhout: Brill, 2001. Searle, Mark, and Kenneth W. Stevenson. Documents of the Marriage Liturgy. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992. Sheehan, Michael M. Marriage, Family, and Law in Medieval Europe: Collected Studies, ed. James K. Farge. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1996. Stevenson, Kenneth W. Nuptial Blessing: A Study of Christian Marriage Rites. Alcuin Club Collection 64. London: Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, 1982.   And our sponsor for this episode is www.liturgicalcalendars.com-classic calendars for a timeless faith.    
Nov. 11, 2016 · 00:55:47
Just in time for the election (almost), Erik Twist chats with Doug in some of the internal conflicts with liberal democracy. Their discussion s based largely on a book called The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko, a Polish philosopher at Jagellonian University in Krakow. Erik is a long time Catholic Phoenix board member as well as a former president of the board. He has lived in Phoenix for most of his life and works in the education field. He studied political science at Trinity University in San Antonio and has a Masters in Divinity from Oxford. Our sponsor for this week is: Caritas Press-Catholic reading from rosary meditations to children's fiction! Visit them at www.caritaspress.org. Visit us in iTunes!
Nov. 11, 2016 · 00:55:47
Just in time for the election (almost), Erik Twist chats with Doug in some of the internal conflicts with liberal democracy. Their discussion s based largely on a book called The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko, a Polish philosopher at Jagellonian University in Krakow. Erik is a long time Catholic Phoenix board member as well as a former president. He has lived in Phoenix for most of his life and  works in education. He studied political science at Trinity University in San Antonio and has a Masters in Divinity from Oxford. Our sponsor for this week is: Caritas Press-Catholic reading from rosary meditations to children's fiction! Visit them at www.caritaspress.org.
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