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The goal of Forte Catholic is to #MakeCatholicismFunAgain. No matter where you are on your journey with God we want to help you take the next step by inspiring, uplifting, and sharing the Good News...all while laughing along the way. There is a weekly theme discussion, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and the best crew of co-hosts in the biz. 2018 Catholic Podcast of the Year Nominee (Fisher's Net Awards) The host, Taylor Schroll, is a Catholic husband, father, mi ...
 
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Taylor & Jon kick off this week's episode with a conversation on how it's often hard to ask for and receive help, especially in the things we pride ourselves in. We look at Simon helping Jesus carry his cross and the Our Father for insight into how our spiritual lives seem to be harder to take care of these days. The second segment brings us to Chr…
 
Taylor yells at God. Fr. Anthony tries to help. Taylor recently watched a clip of "The Chosen" that he really connected with and gets down to the nitty gritty of why he stays Catholic. In the second segment, the guys play a new game with the help of PodDecks. These are random questions that they haven't seen and have to answer on the show. It led t…
 
WHAT! A! WEEK! Hell has frozen over and now living in Texas has become a frozen hell. Edmund Mitchell steps up to cohost. We discuss what life in Texas has been like this week and get to know our stand in cohost. Taylor asks a ton of very strange theological questions and gets a few other things off his chest his been wondering about including the …
 
This week's episode is brought to you in conjunction with the Seek Conference hosted by FOCUS. Liv Harrison cohosts as she and Taylor reminisce about the good, bad and ugly of their time in college. How did they grow during college? What would they tell their college selves now? How did Taylor get a professor fired? All these questions answered and…
 
Jon "Bearded" Blevins cohosts a show that has hotter topics than usual. We tackle the pro-life issue and tithing for the first time in the history of the show. In regards to the pro-life topic, Taylor has been frustrated with how the pro-life movement has argued things and finally heard a new way of having this discussion that he found helpful. Tit…
 
Taylor starts off the show by asking Fr. Anthony to recount his homily. This leads to a discussion of when holy people have absolutely no idea what's going on but can still do good things in the world whilst clueless. Taylor is fed up with cancel culture on both ends of the spectrum. We can't seem to figure it out as a unit. We wanna cancel some fo…
 
A Texas miracle! It snowed in central Texas where Taylor and Allison live and they share how wonderful it was for them and their families! Taylor also gives an update on "The Decision" he made on last month's episode with Allison. Was it worth it?!? Then they talk about CUSSIN! Is cussing a sin? Does it hinder our growth in holiness? Can a saint cu…
 
In an attempt to rein Liv in, Taylor tries a new approach to the first segment by sharing some of his favorite quotes he's heard recently. It doesn't rein her in but it's entertaining none-the-less. Liv then shares about her new positivity challenge she's running for over 300 people and Taylor asks when she became positive. They argue. Only they ca…
 
Taylor FINALLY made it back to Mass at his home parish and it came with a HUGE surprise that no one else seemed to notice. Jon Blevins cohosts and the guys share their January 2021 Saint Power Rankings. Who are the saints that are most popular and/or most needed today. In the final segment, they use Jen Fulwiler's Word of the Year generator to find…
 
The New Year's Special with Fr. Anthony and Taylor! Taylor looks back on 2020 to try and find something good but instead goes back further cuz he couldn't find anything. The two reminisce about their friendship and how its grown and discuss the balance between poking fun at each other and being genuine. Taylor found the PERFECT new tune for the ABC…
 
Allison Sullivan cohosts our fourth Christmas special wearing a festive hat! The show kicks off with Taylor sharing the most revolutionary insight he's ever had on the show! It will change the course of Christianity FOREVERRR!!! And also talks about a rare occasion in 2020 where he had too much of a good thing and a difficult decision he had to mak…
 
Taylor had one of the most rollercoaster weeks with huge highs and low lows and he's emotionally exhaused from it. So he invited Liv of all people to...help? Buckle up for story time with Taylor to feel better about your week either because you can commiserate or because you can be thankful you're not him. These stories somehow lead to conversation…
 
Jesus played against Mary in a basketball game and the winner determined how we should be praying. Taylor(half a grad theology degree) has a wild theory and Jon "Bearded" Blevins(full grad theology degree (online) tries to correct him. We also brought back two long forgotten segments and had an absolute blast! We rate recent hot takes from our frie…
 
Taylor got his beard trimmed for the first time since the pre-covid era and it was...not what he expected! Terrifying and embarrassing! Fr. Anthony received mail two weeks ago from a listener of the show with the explicit instructions not to open until on the air with Taylor. It was one of the greatest reveals of show history and was fodder to make…
 
Allison Sullivan cohosts our Thanksgiving episode that kicks off with a recent revelation about how we relate to God individually. We ask if us from five years ago would be proud of who we are today and how this exercise is important to know where we stand and how we can grow. The final segment may be one of Taylor's favorites in the history of the…
 
Liv Harrison went to Disney World in the midst of a global pandemic and Taylor has a segment's worth of questions for her. They argue(what's new?) Taylor coaches at the local Catholic school and their football team had a historic win this weekend! He shares with Liv what happened and they have a conversation about the balance between healthy vs. un…
 
Jon "Bearded" Blevins cohosts and Taylor kicks off the show with more Spanish. This time, he's interpreting a son he once sang very differently than what the Scriptures intended and it leads to a convo about God being in control and our free will. Comedian David Studebaker joins the show to share his conversion story from Buddhism to Catholicism at…
 
The guys recorded on election day so just wanted to bring you people joy as you listen today. And we think we delivered ;) We brought back the fan favorite segment "Chicken Soup for the Schroll" with positive and heart-warming stories. At long last, guests are once again a thing on the show as Mark Shea joins us to share the Church's best kept secr…
 
The show kicks off with Taylor sharing the story of two football games that looked very similar on the scoreboard but were very different experiences for him and his players. It made Taylor realize the unhealthy mindset he's had lately(psst....you might have it to) In the second segment, Allison shares her story of adoption: the beauty, the struggl…
 
Taylor went to visit Liv this weekend so they have a lot to share about their adventures together. What went right and what went VERY wrong! Taylor also got the cops called on him this week while trying to do the Lord's work. Wonderful... And finally, he finally has a moment with Jesus instantly ruined by Taco Bell. What a week! Subscribe/Rate Neve…
 
We tried to kick off the show with a beautiful conversation about loving our neighbor but Jon wanted to talk about straws for a while. Taylor talks about Jon's mom(and isn't offensive...wow) and how we can't love a God we can't see if we don't love the people we can. The guys have a conversation about objective and subjective truth in Catholicism a…
 
Fr. Anthony cohosts the four year anniversary show! Taylor kicks it off by looking back at all the ups and downs of the last four years and makes his pitch for re-election as host for four more years of this strange show. Koji de Ramos rejoins the show to discuss being Catholic at work and some much needed mindset shifts for our careers after a yea…
 
Allison Sullivan cohosts and brings way more stories about squirrels than any of us saw coming. She also shares how she got shadow banned on Instagram and Taylor goes into his experience with brain eating amoebas this weekend. They continue with a conversation about subjective vs. objective holiness, getting graded on holiness(lol) and enjoying a s…
 
"Olivia Newton John" cohosts an interesting episode that kicks off with some great news for the show balanced with Taylor bombing his last talk. Taylor made a mistake coaching his football team and it made him remember some very gloomy Scripture passages...that eventually leads to quite a deal of laughter. Finally, Taylor and Liv chat about how som…
 
Jon Blevins cohosts and shares about his lovely weekend with his wife celebrating their anniversary. Taylor yells at him for his actions, tries to take his man card and Jon responds by sharing a minor miracle story. Taylor shares about the tree people who swarmed his home this week which perfectly leads to a discussion on how God interacts with ali…
 
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