Forte Catholic Ep 104-I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends Guest/TeaWithTolkien

October 12, 2018

Producer Sam is in the Holy Land so Taylor is all alone in the studio.....sooooo this week's show was crowd sourced! We got tons of questions and topics submitted by you the listeners. From CrossFit to Fortnite to chicken nuggets to Vatican III, we have something for everyone this week!

I also throw absolute shade at my frenemies at the Roman Circus podcast with the help of Fr. Anthony Sciarappa and throw shade at said priest with the help of his brother, producer Nick Sciarappa. Producer Sam wasn't around to carry the show so creativity and assistance from everyone involved was needed.

In the second segment, I am joined by my co-nemesis @TeaWithTolkien to talk about our "beef", her Catholic Twitter title & of course....tea & Tolkien.

Tune in to this very different but super interesting(I'm biased) episode! Let me know what you think of today's format and content on social media.

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Forte Catholic Ep 103-Two Year Anniversary Show w/guest Chris Mueller

October 5, 2018

Celebrating two years of Taylor talking too much! This episode marks the two year mark from the first Forte Catholic episode airing on RED-C Radio. We start off with a mini-celebration, update on Producer Sam and talk about her upcoming trip to the Holy Land.

In the second segment, Chris Mueller of joins the show. He's essentially the successful & better looking version of Taylor. We talk about what speaks to a regular Catholic and how to lead from the pews.

In the final segment, we talk about how Beyoncé's "Halo" & Taylor's recent lunch choice apply to a few of this week's feast days. We also talk about #InternationalPodcastDay, give away a prize & Taylor's conversation with a Catholic Twitter bot.


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Forte Catholic Ep 102-Laughing Thru the Pain. Crossover event w/Young Catholics Respond

September 28, 2018

Taylor had a crazy week. Producer Sam had a rough week. So what did we decide to do? Share stories and laugh through the pain with a conversation about a car wreck, the power going out in the middle of ministry and start a new segment where we answer questions from Curious Cat.

In the second segment, we are joined by Bill Snyder, the host of the "Young Catholics Respond" podcast. This is another podcast crossover event as Taylor joins this week's episode of Bill's show this week as well. We get to know Bill and hear his story of how three open heart surgeries have impacted his faith.

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Music by Taylor Schroll & Brandon Morel



Forte Catholic Ep 101-Between a Rock & a Hard Place. Guest Tony Vasinda w/Project YM

September 21, 2018

We kick of this week's show(THE FIRST TRUE PALINDROME EPISODE IS SHOW HISTORY!!!) by talking about the Captain Marvel Trailer release and our reactions to it. We talk about how the Avengers post-Infinity War are stuck between a rock and a hard place. This is our theme for the day as we begin a conversation about the Israelites being stuck between a rock and a hard place at the Red Sea here and finish it in the 3rd segment. We talk about the "Red Sea Rules"; the lessons we learn from looking at how God worked in this story.
*Spoiler Alert for Infinity War...well....and the Old Testament*

In the second segment, we are rejoined by Tony Vasinda, this time to talk about the work of Project YM and what they are doing to support youth ministers around the world. Tony gives us a peek into the lives of a youth minister that most people don't see and how we can support them as well.


Forte Catholic Ep 100 Celebration! Fun convos with 8 show favorite guests!

September 14, 2018

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 priests, Fr. Anthony Sciarappa and Fr. Jared Cooke, face off to see if one of them can reign supreme by the end.

In the second segment, the bros Lance Rosen of the Catholic Coaster Podcast and Alex Gotay rejoin the show. We all make fun of each other, talk faith and culture & of course continue the Texas vs. Canada debate.

In the final segment, Chris Bartlett and J.P. Quinn rejoin the show with our surprise guest to talk favorite podcasts, Forte Catholic memories, Fortnite & more.

A huge thank you to everyone who has ever listened to the show, supported, shared, reviewed, etc. I couldn't have made it to 100 episodes without you. I hope you continue to enjoy as we #MakeCatholicismFunAgain together!



Forte Catholic Ep 99-Roman Circus Podcast Crossover, Catholic Twitter Craziness & show bloopers

September 7, 2018

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 led to a lot of confusion and hilarity.

Our guests this week are often at the center of Catholic Twitter...the hosts of the Roman Circus Podcast, Matt Baker & Zac Mabry. We talk about their show, our Twitter beef and share a special instant classic Forte Catholic moment in regards to their intro. We died laughing. We're all dead now...

In the final segment, we share some bloopers and behind the scenes into how the show is made.

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Forte Catholic Ep 98-Shaun McAfee on Social Media, Light in the Darkness & DMX

August 31, 2018

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 time. It helps that since his first appearance on episode 76, Shaun and Taylor have spent countless hours playing video games & becoming great friends. Tune in for this laughfest with nuggets of truth bombs throughout from señor McA4!

In the final segment, Taylor shares how one of his favorite rap songs from High School has ironically been helping him through the tough last few weeks.

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Forte Catholic Ep 96-Bearded Blevins, Bible Lens Hilarity & Chris Agron’s Catholic Memes

August 17, 2018

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 member of the "Royal Family of Twitch Streamers(a title bestowed by Taylor)" as the eldest brother of Ninja and Invictus. By day, Jonathan is a full-time Director of Evangelization and Catechesis at a parish up north and by night he is living out the New Evangelization in a special way by sharing the Gospel & the love of God on his Twitch stream(@BeardedBlevins). He is also answering people's questions about faith while playing. His work is so refreshing in a place that is not usually uplifting. Jonathan is a fascinating dude and was a blast to speak with!

In the final segment, Taylor is joined by fellow podcaster Chris Agron to talk about his obsession with Catholic memes. We hope you enjoy this double dose of people not named Taylor talking on the show!



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.



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.


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

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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! ;)


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.

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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.


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."

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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



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.

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