Francis Effect podcast
By Sandburg Media
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Two theologians walk into a bar... No, seriously: This podcast is about the real world of politics and current events, seen through the lens of Catholic teaching and spirituality. Your hosts, Fr. Dan Horan and David Dault, bring you a mix of perspectives, from Abbey Road to Metaphysical Graffiti. Dan is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest. David is a radio producer and Catholic convert. They both have doctorates in theology. It is the best possible kind of nerdy.
||Clean#1815 - LGBTQI Issues in the Church, with Fr. James Martin, SJ||Fr. Dan and David have a candid conversation about solidarity with LGBTQI persons, both inside and outside the Church, and they welcome Fr. Jim Martin to talk about his experiences of ministry among these communities.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1814 - African American Issues in the Church, with Dr. Kimberly Lymore||We talk with Dr. Kimberly Lymore about the experience and struggles of Black Catholics in Chicago and in the Church||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1813 - Cardinal Wuerl, Migrant Caravans, and Climate Change||Fr. Dan and David tackle three topics being talked about in current headlines from a Catholic perspective||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1812 - Latin@ Issues in the Church, with Dr. Carmen Nanko-Fernandez||Fr. Dan and David talk to CTU professor Carmen Nanko-Fernandez about the multi-leveled identities of Latino/a/x members of the Church||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1811 - Women's voices in the Church: A conversation with Heidi Schlumpf||David and Fr. Dan welcome NCR national correspondent Heidi Schlumpf to discuss the varied experiences of women in the Catholic Church||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1810 - McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report: personal responses||Fr. Dan and David start off the new season with a series of reflections on the summer's unfolding sex abuse scandals||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1809 - Summer Check-In||Fr. Dan and David gather in the studio to catch up on summer activities, and to talk a little bit about the craziness all around us.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1808 - Rejoice and Be Glad, the rule of law, and the shape of things to come||Fr. Dan and David wax enthusiastic about the Pope's apostolic exhortation, and then explore the Michael Cohen subpoena. They also talk about what listeners can expect in season three.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1807 - Synod 2018, Stephon Clark, and Mental Health||Fr. Dan and David welcome their guest Dr. Jessica Coblentz to talk about mental health issues. They also discuss the upcoming Synod on Youth and the killing of Stephon Clark||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1806 - LA Congress, Economic Racism, ICE Targeting Immigrant Activists||David and Fr. Dan debrief the LA Religious Education Congress, and then look at two issues of systemic oppression through a lens of Catholic faith||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1805 - Tariffs, Public Unions, and Archbishop Romero||Fr. Dan and David welcome America Magazine's Jim Keane to talk about the canonization of Oscar Romero. We also talk trade wars and the recent Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1804 - Subsidiarity, Cardinal Marx, and Heidi Schlumpf||The Parkland students stand up to the NRA, same-sex partnerships continue to be a point of discussion, and David and Fr. Dan talk with NCR national correspondent Heidi Schlumpf||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1803 - Teaching Theology, Market Corrections, and Liturgy Translations||Fr. Dan and David welcome Fr. Gil Ostdiek, OFM, to talk about his 15 years of work with ICEL, translating the liturgy. We also talk about teaching theology and the idolatry of the stock market.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1802 - Fake News, Mass Shootings, and the March for Life||David and Fr. Dan discuss the Pope's recent comments on fake news, the rash of mass shootings since the beginning of the year, and the annual March for Life||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1801 - Salvadoran Refugees, Fire, Fury, and Jerusalem||Fr. Dan and David dive into the never ending saga of DACA, we discuss Dan's reading habits, and we examine a very troublesome bit of real estate.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Recap, Masterpiece Bake Shop, and Star Wars||David and Fr. Dan look back at the first season, discuss the recent Supreme Court case, and get nerdy about Star Wars||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNet Neutrality, Catholicism and Science, Faith and Doubt||David and Father Dan get personal as they talk about their faith journeys. They also discuss the Vatican Observatory and Net Neutrality||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe GOP Budget, Roy Moore, and Father Weinandy||David and Fr. Dan look at recent events in the news through a lens informed by their Catholic faith||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack Catholic Theology, Amoris Laetitia, and Spirituality with C. Vanessa White||David and Fr. Dan welcome their first guest on the podcast: Professor C. Vanessa White of Catholic Theological Union||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#MeToo, the Seamless Garment, and World War III||In this episode, Fr. Dan and David look at the current rumblings of nuclear conflict, Pope Francis's recent comments on the death penalty, and the Harvey Weinstein scandal||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGive to the Poor? What about DACA? Who are these guys?||Dan and David dig into the question of Catholics giving alms, and look at the effects of Trump's recent decision to repeal DACA. They also take a few moments to get to know one another better.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealthcare, Catholic Trolls, and the First White President||Fr. Dan and David talk about Graham-Cassidy, the recent attacks on Fr. Jim Martin and M. Shawn Copeland, and a powerful new essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRebels and Ryan and Floods, Oh My||Dan and David discuss Confederate monuments, the perils of Canon 915, and the recent hurricane devastation in Texas||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m Protestant, not Catholic, but I work for Catholic Sisters and I think this helps me understand their perspective. Love the hosts and the topics they cover!
Like a spiritual advisor
I love this podcast. It challenges me to think about my faith and how I live it. It gives me a solid base in theology and I learn a lot about the why and how behind theology and church teachings. It helps me work through my own faith journey with insight and compassion.
Itchy and Scratchy
I’m not Roman Catholic, but I have a deep respect for how the hosts’ deep faith traditions are just that - deep, with long histories of thinking about life and faith and how they connect and bring us to a place with more light. This podcast helped me become aware of an itch I had (to hear explanations of faithful concepts specifically brought to current events) and scratches it in each episode.