Forte Catholic Ep 95-Professional Actress/Model Kalyn Hemphill & new game “Life Verse”

August 10, 2018

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 story to share so tune in!

The rest of the show, we play a new game called “Life Verse,” Taylor tells a joke he might regret and we talk about a new awesome app called Bible Lens that Taylor uses for some comedy.

 

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Forte Catholic Ep 93-Everyday Catholics Crossover Event, Mass Text & Beyond!

July 27, 2018

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 involving "By Girth alone." We get an intro to their show, how its expanding my boundaries and I ask them what a Catholic world view is and how do we get it?

Keep an eye out for part 2 of the crossover on the Everyday Catholics podcast releasing this week!

The rest of the show, producer Sam & I do a deep dive into our long-lost "Mass Text" segment on how hilarious the Apostles can be & the importance of finding rest.

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Forte Catholic Ep 92-Avengers Assemble, Scott Sollom on RCIA and Yoda or the Bible

July 20, 2018

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 process of people becoming Catholic.

Finally, two HS students who were on the mission trip in Detroit with Taylor wanted to make their radio debut so we talked about their experience on the trip and they face off in Yoda or Bible(from downloadyouthministry.com).

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Forte Catholic Ep 91-Bad homilies, bad Church music and what do about it. Guest Kevin Kapchinski

July 20, 2018

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 life and more.

We close out the show with a discussion of Jesus feeding the 5000 and what it teaches us about serving those physically and spiritually hungry.

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Forte Catholic Ep 90-Rich Curran on making parishes come to life & Taylor’s trip to Detroit

July 11, 2018

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 essentials for making your parish as alive and vibrant as it was intended to be.

In the final segment, I talk about seeing Canada and my response to everyone's favorite Canadian Catholic podcast "The Coaster" since they brought up my name is vain so many times in their latest podcast about Canada. Let the "Texas is better than Canada" argument continue! ;)

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Forte Catholic Ep 89-Porky from the Little Rascals joins the show to talk faith & play a new game

June 29, 2018

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 into this last weekend's Gospel story.

This is an episode you absolutely don't want to miss! Tune in, subscribe and leave a review. It really does help. Thanks!

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Forte Catholic Ep 88-Fr. Anthony Sciarappa, Brian Baudoin and moral licensing

June 22, 2018

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 hilarious priest and talks about the things he has done that might have been the first time ever in the eternal priesthood.

In the third segment, the newest Patreon supporter, Brian Baudoin, rejoins the show to talk about why he supports the show, favorite memories, what he would do if he was in charge AND invents a new segment specifically to mess with producer Sam.

This was a fun one! Hope y'all enjoy listening as much as we all did recording. Please rate and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts and share the show with a friend.

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Forte Catholic Ep 87-Matt Nelson & the collision of the Holy Spirit and the Avengers

June 15, 2018

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, the conversation is about the role indifference plays in the faith(or lack there of it) in people's lives. He explores this in depth in his new book "Just Whatever." ...but we also try to convince him to move to Texas and away from "Canadia"...and it just might work!

In the final segment, we explore the term "forgotten God" in regards to the Holy Spirit and compare our view of the Holy Spirit to Earth's Mightiest Heroes, "The Avengers."

If you enjoy today's episode, please like/rate/subscribe and share it with your friends/social media followers. Everything helps. Thanks!

 

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Forte Catholic Ep 86-Pam Marvin on Root Sin, Google Feud game & the importance of relationships

June 8, 2018

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.

We are also joined by everyone's favorite "second mom" Pam Marvin. She talks about her work with "root sin", what the term means and how recognizing our areas of struggle can help us in our search for holiness and healing.

Sneak Peek...
Ordination=long and awesome!
Seniors day retreat=the older people surprisingly don't hate Taylor
Google Feud=wth!
Relational Ministry=Taylor's ridiculous notes during producer Sam's talk

 

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Forte Catholic Ep 85-Karlo Broussard, Forte Five, overcoming obstacles, saints & basketball

June 1, 2018

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 and then talks about the best ways to overcome obstacles in sharing the faith. For more from Karlo, check out his book "Prepare the Way" from Catholic Answers.

In the final segment, I talk about my first love of basketball and a spiritual breakthrough I had while playing the game a few days ago.

Thanks for listening! Please rate & subscribe in your podcasting service and share with a friend you think may enjoy the show!

 

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Forte Catholic Ep 83-Guest Joe Sikorra, Taylor sharing traveling stories & a Twitter Mass debate

May 18, 2018

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 a recent twitter debate to end a Mass controversy.

In the second segment, I was honored to be joined by Joe Sikorra. His biography alone is impressive...definitely vying for the title of "Most Interesting Man in the World." He shares his moving story of how his family found joy after their hopes and dreams were shattered by the rare, fatal neurological illness of their two sons. What initially seemed to be a tragedy for Joe’s family became a story of human triumph, an outcome made possible by the compassion and mercy of God.

 

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Forte Catholic Ep 82-Fr. Jared Cooke Co-hosts as we talk confession, priesthood, ambition & more

May 10, 2018

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. Tune in for this extra special episode of Forte Catholic!

 

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Forte Catholic Ep 81-Paul George on finding happiness, crazy Acts stories & Catholic guilt

May 10, 2018

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 for sainthood(crazy right?!?!)

In the final segment, Taylor has a convo with producer Sam and Catholic Guilt, shame and how to get out of it.

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Forte Catholic Ep 80-Trent Horn on #FakeNews about the saints. Topics: Marriage, service & bad puns

May 10, 2018

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 topic, check out his newest book "What the Saints Never Said: Pious Misquotes and the Subtle Heresies They Teach You."

Next week, YOU decide the topic! Leave a comment in an iTunes review of which of the following topics you would like to hear about next or let Taylor know on social media

Topic ideas:
-Ambition
-Crazy stories from the book of Acts
-Taylor thinking about other religions
-Taking risks
-Producer Sam on Guilt/Shame
-(Insert your topic here)

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Forte Catholic Ep 79-Everett Fritz, Spiderman & Purgatory

April 26, 2018

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 teaches him how to open a radio segment(hilarity ensued.) We talk practicals of how to actually get started with discipleship in your parish.

Then Taylor planned on talking about marriage but instead tells his favorite Purgatory joke instead and runs out of time. Totally worth it!

 

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Forte Catholic Ep 78-Guests Daniel Glaze from “That Catholic Couple” & Katie Hartfiel

April 19, 2018

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 joined by Katie Hartfiel, a popular speaker and author and one of Taylor's newest friends. She shares the powerful story of how her and her husband met and fell in love. Everyone in the studio got goosebumps when we heard it because of how it exemplifies the power of prayer. If you like the story, you can hear more in her book "Woman in Love" or buy it for a friend. She also shares about another book she just released on the Marian consecration prayer called "Totus Tuus"

In the final segment, we are joined by Daniel Glaze from "That Catholic Couple," one of the leading Catholic YouTube channels. We talked about how they got started, the greatest moments in the show's history, donuts, him losing to his wife in #MinistryMadness and how they deal with haters.

 

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