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
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!
Sept. 15, 2017
Shannon Swenson lives in Austin and is heavily involved with Catholic media and in his local parish. These resources were put to use recently in Houston as he figured out on the fly how to coordinate and effect rescues in both Houston and Louisiana during Harvey. In this show, he talks about his experiences on the front lines of this recent tragedy. The sponsor for this episode is The Bearded Savant. Live handsome! Please rate us on iTunes.
Aug. 30, 2017
Ryan Scharber talks with Doug about Catholic alternatives to our political/economic system. Ryan is an estate planning attorney who studied political science and law at Notre Dame. Also, going forward, Ryan will be one of our contributors and content managers. The sponsor for this week is liturgicalcalendars.com-Modern calendars for a timeless faith. Please rate us on iTunes.
Aug. 23, 2017
Alex Julian joins the show to talk about Rome the Middle Ages and St. Gregory's efforts to convert the tribes in southern Britain. Additionally, going forward, Alex will be assisting as a recurring contributor and also behind the scenes helping Catholic Phoenix develop and curate content. Our sponsor for this episode is Caritas Press-Great Catholic Reading for Everyone! Review us in iTunes!
Aug. 14, 2017
Bobby is the president of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, as well as the brother of Terri. He talks today about Sen. Jeff Flake's comments on Face the Nation about Terri being a "wedge issue" for conservatives, as well as some other details and misconceptions about the case. The sponsor for this episode is The Eddie Mortgage Team. Please rate us on iTunes.
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