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The Center for Evangelical Catholicism is a nonprofit South Carolina-based religious corporation, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and dedicated to the Church’s call for a new evangelization. The Center seeks to form evangelical Catholics through publishing, providing evangelization opportunities, offering adult education programs for the laity, and supplying continuing education for the clergy.
 
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T.J. Nielsen describes the moral imagination of Jane Austen and her use of iconography in Pride and Prejudice.
 
T.J. Nielsen and Tony Owens discuss the concept of the Catholic Moral Imagination in literature.
 
Religious Liberty and the Public Square by Center for Evangelical Catholicism
 
Huge celebration show planned for the 100th episode! We had 8 guests on this episode, all of which have had a huge impact on the show's history. In the first segment, everyone's favorite Forte Catholic Character, "Rocco" the Eagles super-fan, returns to the show to give us an update on the Eagles and his faith. Then Taylor's two favorite priest ...…
 
This week was crazy on the Catholic Twitterverse and we talk about it throughout the show! From producer Sam being a hit on Catholic Twitter without even having a twitter account to my wife Sam(different person) being back on Twitter...it led to a lot of confusion and hilarity.Our guests this week are often at the center of Catholic Twitter...t ...…
 
We kick this week's show off trying to find some levity in the midst of troubling times. Taylor shares some recent realizations(and prank ideas) he's had recently & producer Sam gives him a new challenge.In the second segment, Shaun McAfee rejoins the show to talk about his new book, "Social Media Magisterium" on the proper use of media in our ...…
 
Forte Catholic Ep 97-Emma Fradd of NET Ministries & addressing the priest abuse scandal by Taylor Schroll
 
We kick off the show talking about the new Bible Lens App and how Taylor is using it to laugh non-stop. We share some of our best creations with you and invite you to play along!We also have not one but TWO guests this week! In the 2nd segment, we are joined by Catholic Video Game Streamer extraordinaire, Jonathan "Bearded" Blevins. He is a mem ...…
 
This week’s episode is here! We are joined by professional actress and model, Kalyn Hemphill, to hear her story of living as a Christian in Hollywood. She is from Taylor’s hometown and became so much more successful than him! She is the winner of Project Runway Season 6 and has appeared in Days of Our Lives and NCIS:Los Angeles. She has a great ...…
 
"So you had a bad day" -Daniel Powter (2005)Why yes Daniel, yes I did. And then another...and then another. This week, Taylor talks about his really stupid week that involved a hit and run and everything around him breaking. We address trying to deal with frustrations and stress in our day to day lives and how it creeps into our spiritual life. ...…
 
The epic crossover event is (FINALLY) here! The hosts of Everyday Catholics, Fr. Ryan Higdon & Alyssa Trutter, join the show and I join theirs this week as well!Here in this episode, I tell them they stole my show name and we have interesting quotes such as "I am the chubby weapon," "Taylor has two volumes: off or on" & a possible heresy involv ...…
 
Episode 92 had a large cast of characters!Hunter Batten joins Taylor & producer Sam to talk about the recent Jr High summer camp where we compared the Avengers to our faith.Then we spoke with Taylor’s former Professor and current bro Scott Sollom about RCIA and how to get involved. He uses some pretty hilarious imagery to describe the great pro ...…
 
Ever felt crazy in Mass? Bad Music? Bad Homily? Bad lectors? We all have. We commiserate together and try to come up with a solution for how to fix it and the role we play in the whole deal. We get help from rockstar liturgical musician Kevin Kapchinski as he shares what music at Mass is supposed to be, how he picks songs to bring the Mass to l ...…
 
Producer Sam is back and the intro to this show will blow your mind!!!!Taylor is back from Detroit and boy does he have some stories! From an "interesting" first Mass to hiking in the city to his name being changed, there's a story for everyone.In the second segment, we're joined by Rich Curran of Parish Success Group to talk about the essentia ...…
 
Zac Mabry is here! The actor who starred as "Porky" in every millennials favorite children's movie "The Little Rascals" joins the show to talk about his journey of faith and becoming Catholic. Taylor and Zac also have a showdown in a game of debate about the "Greatest of All Time" in a variety of categories.Taylor also shares his silly insights ...…
 
Sooo many voices on this episode! Producer Sam is back! We catch up with her and talk about this new term Taylor learned called "moral licensing," how it may define his spiritual life...and maybe yours.In the second segment, we are joined by self-proclaimed "Pittsburgh okayest priest" and "gift to the show," Fr. Anthony Sciarappa. He is a hilar ...…
 
Lots of laughs in this week's episode as we have a surprise guest co-host(even a surprise to Taylor!) We kick off the show with not one but TWO Forte Five countdowns of Taylor and the mysterious co-hosts' favorite Holy Spirit songs.In the second segment, Taylor continues his beef with Canada through this week's guest Matt Nelson. But primarily, ...…
 
Taylor had a busy week so we cram a lot of great stuff into this episode from a recent ordination he attended, speaking at a senior's day retreat, attending one of producer Sam's talks and learning a new game called "Google Feud." We cover it in the episode! It is a blend of cool Catholic truth & insight balanced with stupid games and laughter. ...…
 
Howdy! We did a little something new for this bonus content of the podcast. This is a long-form interview with a friend of mine named Dan about his faith journey from growing up in a nominal Catholic family, to priestly formation, to marriage and now an "almost complete de-conversion from Catholicism." He shares his story & the things that led ...…
 
Taylor and Producer Sam are back from retreat and have a lot to share! In the first segment, we ask how saints hear our prayers and do the Forte Five countdown(for the first time in forever!) on the top 5 things Taylor took away from the retreat.In the second, we are rejoined by one of our favorite guests, Karlo Broussard. He yells silly things ...…
 
This week's show kicks off with silly thoughts on the Ascension as Taylor's imagination runs wild.In the second and third segment, we are joined by the one and only Josh Calhoun on his holy desire for marriage and what that looks like as a single man. We also play the “Stranger Kings” game (from DownloadYouthMinistry.com) where we have to ident ...…
 
Taylor is back from his trip to Sioux City, IA for a couple of speaking events and he has stories :) Usually, his "Spiritual Warfare" talk is pretty serious but this group of students made it an absolute blast! In this show, we go through the talk through the eyes of the young lady who took hilarious notes throughout the evening.We also discuss ...…
 
WHAT!?!? It finally happened! After months of publicly calling out my favorite baby priest, Fr. Jared Cooke finally came on the show! He's the Matt Damon to my Jimmy Kimmel.We talked highlights from his first year as a priest, confession, who's holier, ambition, & went toe to toe in a trivia game. We almost lost our voices from laughing so hard ...…
 
Speaker, author, podcaster and man who changed Taylor's life, Paul George joins the show this week to talk about how we all want to be happy and how to find true happiness. Check out his work at paulgeorge.la.Segment 1 has a fun diversion into a conversion on friendship but centers on two crazy stories from Acts, one of which gives Taylor hope ...…
 
This week, producer Sam picks from a plethora of topics! She chose marriage and service....so that is what we talked about! We are also joined by regular guest Trent Horn as he sets the record straight on #FakeNews about the saints! We go through some common sayings attributed to saints or the Bible that aren't actually real. For more on the to ...…
 
Fun show this week as we(finally!) get to the segment on one of the best clips from Spiderman: Homecoming. We will see how eerily similar this clip is to Taylor's spiritual life, and most likely yours as well.Then Everett Fritz rejoins the show to discuss the release of his new book "The Art of Forming Intentional Disciples." But first, Taylor ...…
 
We kicked off this week's show in interesting fashion(hint: Taylor lost his voice). So producer Sam helped him along in the first segment in a discussion of the story of doubting Thomas, the power of art and how Taylor is looking at the story completely differently now.We also have two big time guests this week!In the second segment, we are joi ...…
 
Happy Easters! This week Taylor shared his favorite Easter/Triduum social media posts, unveiled the results of the #MinistryMadness bracket and had a conversation about expectations and when they aren't met.He is also joined by the hosts of the best(or 2nd best...they couldn't decide) Canadian Catholic podcast "The Coaster." The guys all made f ...…
 
Warning: This episode was snow-cone induced. "Much silliness ensues" -YodaCatholicism can be weird and confusing sometimes. We talk about some of the odd parts of Holy Week that really don't make sense, laugh a bit and then talk about the beauty of what the week really has to offer us with the help of one of our new favorite songs.We're also jo ...…
 
Tony Owens and T.J. Nielsen discuss Sts. Charles Borromeo and Pius V, Two great Italian Catholic Reformation saints.
 
Tony Owens and T.J. Nielsen go through the great reform Council of Trent.
 
Tony Owens tells about the great Reformer of England, Reginald Pole, and T.J. Nielsen gives the background history of the Council of Trent.
 
Philip Nielsen describes the Catholic Social Principle of Subsidiarity.
 
Packed show this week with so much to talk about! Kicked off the show with sharing about how Taylor needs a break from an exhausting Spring Break, an update on the closest matchups in #MinistryMadness and "What the hail": when hail strikes your local Mass.In the second segment, we are joined by Catholic artist Michelle Arnold Paine. She shares ...…
 
Taylor went on Sirius XM-The Catholic Channel's "Jennifer Fulwiler Show" to debut his newest "Unpublished Worship Song." It is an ode to the Apostle Paul's greatness but also a few questions for some odd stories surrounding the great saint. Tune in as Jennifer and Taylor have a laugh about Paul's run on sentences, large handwriting and sermons ...…
 
Exciting episode! We talked about the launch of the 2nd annual Ministry Madness bracket where you, the listeners, vote on who you think would win in a boxing tournament amongst Catholic ministry leaders. Fill out your bracket now at ForteCatholic.com/blog/mm18In the second segment, we are joined by a man of many talents, Tony Vasinda. We primar ...…
 
Ever been bored at Mass? Are you Catholic? If you answered yes to the second question, I already know the answer to the first....We've all been there. In this episode, we talk about what to do when boredom strikes, the importance of repetition(with hilarious proof) and preparing for Mass in a way that helps us take the Gospel lessons home with ...…
 
Join T.J. Nielsen as he goes through the seven principles of Catholic social teaching for Catholic business owners to follow.
 
This episode focuses on growing in virtue always, but especially during this focused spiritual season of Lent. Producer Sam shares what virtue truly is and how to grow in it during the first segment.In the second segment, we are joined by Doug Tooke, the host of the "Renovo" podcast. Taylor recently found his show and loves it! He talks about t ...…
 
Learn about the early reform movement in Spain under Cardinal Ximenes, as well as the story of the Rennaisance in Rome.
 
Listen to T.J. Nielsen as he lays out the context and groundwork for the great Catholic Reformaiton of the 16th and 17th Centuries.
 
Welcome to Lent!(0:00-18:00)In the first segment we play Lenten trivia with two local Catholic school 3rd graders, Silas and Hunter. Find out if your Lenten knowledge makes you smarter than a 3rd grader. (18:00-37:01)Then we talk with Taylor's good friend Allison Sullivan. She makes her return to the show after being the guest way back of Episo ...…
 
Taylor had a cold this week but was helped along with the support of the team and two amazing guests: a Winter Olympics Gold Medalist and a film creator! The start of the show was hilarious with Taylor trying to get through a segment without hacking up a lung so producers Sam and Macka helped with conversations about the beginning of Lent, an o ...…
 
We kick off this episode with new jokes from Austin's DCYC, Saturday Night Live and our new friend/character Rocco Cuccozzilio (Eagles Superfan) to talk about the Super Bowl and his faith life.In the second segment, we are joined by Matt Martinusen to play his latest creation, The Catholic Card Game. It is essentially the Catholic version of Ap ...…
 
This episode began with an important public service announcements, a story of Taylor being dumb when he was tired & questions about bilocation.In the second segment, we welcomed Trey Mirenda of the Dominican Youth Movement (sheepdogministriesop.org) to talk about connecting the heart and mind when it comes to growing in our faith.We closed out ...…
 
In this week's episode we share two new "Unpublished Worship Songs" and talk about what the deal is with Ordinary Time and how Taylor is getting through it with the help of the Shepherds from the Nativity story(huh?)We are also joined by best selling author Everett Fritz who talks about discipleship. So many people are talking about the popular ...…
 
The saga of Taylor on the Jen Fulwiler show continues! This time, we talk about the new segment, "Unpublished Worship Songs." This is where Taylor writes comedic songs based around odd or obscure Scripture passages that have never had a song written about them.Two songs played in this interview made their public debut live on the air. We had wa ...…
 
Special episode with double the guests!(Start-17:39)We start the show off talking about our recent staff trip to Top Golf and my observations on what the Church can learn from Top Golf.(17:40-36:44)in the second segment, you will meet the man who blew up my idea of what a monk was! Fr. Augustine is HILARIOUS and wrote a tremendous book on humil ...…
 
Education and Freedom in the Works of C.S. Lewis by Center for Evangelical Catholicism
 
Segment 1 (0:00-18:17)What God may be trying to teach me through my family being sick the past couple of weeks. Segment 2(18:17-36:06)The fantastic Ali Hoffman joins the show to talk about her wickedly hilarious "In the Galli with Ali" videos and Instagram stories. Also, the importance of joy and identity.Segment 3(36:06-Fin)Jesus gave one of t ...…
 
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