Category Archives: podcast

Tactical Catholic Podcast Preview

Tomorrow at 9pm central we will have as our special guest, James Sowder, who will be discussing missions, service, and possibly My Little Pony. Don’t miss it.

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On the road to sainthood and not silent about it

hypocrites in church

I had an interesting conversation with a podcast listener about a week ago.  They had listened to some of the podcasts and were accusing me of being “holier than thou” when in fact I was a hypocrite.  Their conclusion was that I was in no position to tell anyone anything related to faith and morals because of my own imperfections.

Were they right?

Saints did not get that way because God zapped them and suddenly all their imperfections were gone.  They are saints because they cooperated with the grace of God and grew in holiness.  Read their stories.  You’ll find real people with real struggles.  You’ll also find that they were still sharing their faith as they struggled.  People didn’t only start listening to them after they had been canonized saints by the Church.  Folks were listening to them the whole time, even in the tough times.

Here’s what I have to say to the ones wishing to point out my faults.  Do I have them?  Loads of imperfections and lots of mistakes are mine on a near daily basis.  Here’s the difference: I don’t claim perfection.  In fact, I tend to use my constant idiocy as proof that God’s grace and mercy still work.  Listen to the podcast often enough and you’ll hear it.  His discipline and correction in my life is proof to me that God still loves me and wants me to be part of his kingdom.  Otherwise, He’d leave me alone to pursue whatever and end up dead and separated from Him forever.  But He doesn’t.

I’m not perfect.  I sin often.  But I go to confession.  I do penance.  I work at growing in holiness.  All the while I share the faith. I’m fortunate to have been taught a great deal by the saints, my pastors, my spiritual director, and scads of good books.  When I fail I cannot plead ignorance.  So I struggle on.  God has been good to me, not only to forgive me and put me on the right path, but also to provide me with a community in which to grow.

For those who wish to be left alone and not be faced with a moral obligation, be it from me, the Pope, or anyone else, let me encourage you to avoid isolation.  Let me further encourage you to seek Christian community where you can be challenged to be the person you were created to be.  Community makes the difference, and you need it as much as I do.

Chances are good that there are opportunities for building community in your home parish, and there are good places online to find additional folks to help you with whatever you might be facing.  Of course, you can always hook up with us at The Tactical Catholic Podcast or any of the programs at the Fiat Ministry Network.  We would love to talk to you, pray with you, and get to know you.  Just don’t go at it alone.

And don’t wait until you’re perfect before you share your faith.  Your real struggles might be the key to helping someone else find the hope they need.

 

Tactical Catholic Podcast 030: RACK Em!

Tonight on the Tactical Catholic Podcast we are talking about Random Acts of Christian Kindness. This is the simplest way you and I can share the faith. Join us tonight at 9pm central with your own ideas. http://www.fiatministrynetwork.tv/live

Catch us on Player.FM now

Tactical Catholic Podcast is now available on Player.FM. Point your podcast aggregator to https://player.fm/series/tactical-catholic-podcast-catholic-mens-issues-manliness-christian-living or click and listen from the site.

Tactical Catholic Podcast: The Catholic Cafe

Wednesday night we welcome the hosts of The Catholic Cafe, Deacon Jeff and Tom Dorian. These men are true SUPERSTARS of the web and I am glad to count them among my friends.

There will be lots of fun to be had on the live show, so I hope you will join us Wednesday at 9pm central on the Fiat Ministry Network.

Tactical Catholic Podcast #027 is Available for Download

Episode 027 is ready for download.  You can get it at iTunes or you can download it directly from the rss feed.  In this episode we talk about Age of Ultron, Bass Pro Pyramid, and the Bass-o-Vator!

Please subscribe and never miss an episode at work, while you drive, or gathered around the family internet radio.  And leave us some feedback, would ya?

Tactical Catholic Podcast Episode 028: Wonder and Awesome at Mass

What is your beef with the Mass in your parish?  Do you find yourself wishing you could get more out of Mass?  Tonight’s Tactical Catholic Podcast LIVE is all about the Mass, and I want to talk to you about the things that bother you.  Read the rest of this entry

Tactical Catholic Podcast Episode 027

Tonight we will be discussing the Bass Pro Pyramid, the Bass-o-Vator, Yul Brynner, Age of Ultron, and a lot more.

Put fresh batteries in your Big Mouth Billy Bass and join us at 9pm central. Http://www.fiatministrynetwork.tv/live

 

Scheduling Good Catholic Podcasts

We have been working hard to get our Tactical Catholic Podcast schedule complete through the summer. We are all set through end of July now. Every topic and every guest is set, with a little flexibility built in in case we need to adjust on the fly.

We are grateful to all of our listeners and podcast subscribers for making the Tactical Catholic Podcast so much fun to do each week.

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Lots of Catholic Podcasts being added today!

Catholic Podcast Directory is adding a stack of new podcasts this afternoon. Thank you all for submitting your podcasts as well as those podcasts by others you enjoy.

Let’s keep the podcast directory growing. The submission process takes only seconds to complete. Submit your podcast here..