February 8th, 2019 | 36 mins 47 secs
archdiocese, bishops, catholic, church, clergy, diocese, pope, subsidiarity, vocations
Stephen and Gomer discuss the benefits and challenges that come with the modern mega-dioceses that we see in the United States. The guys don't hold back on the idea that the current diocesan model in the global church could be reducing vocations, isolating our clergy, and neglecting the principle of subsidiarity in Church governance. Stephen places himself on the Chair of Peter and creates the "Diocese of The Woodlands."
November 28th, 2018 | 49 mins 52 secs
baby boomers, catholic, church, gen x, generations, millennials
Gomer & Stephen explain Baby Boomers, Gen Xer's, and Millennials as they relate to each other and the Church.
October 22nd, 2018 | 33 mins 19 secs
catholic, church, hope, incarcerated, inmates, jail, justice, kolbe, ministry, prison, texas
Stephen and Gomer interview a parishioner on the podcast for the first time! Jerry Trzeciak runs a million ministries but his pride and joy is the Kolbe Prison Ministry. The guys discuss what it's like inside the Ferguson Unit, why Jerry loves this ministry, and how Kolbe Prison Ministry is transforming the lives of the "men in white" (aka the inmates).
October 15th, 2018 | 35 mins 35 secs
advancement, buildings, catholic, church, development, fundraising, money, renovations, tithing
Gomer and Stephen discuss the awkward struggle between growing/maintaining capital assets versus growing the faith of the people in a Catholic parish setting. Gomer makes Stephen shed a tear.
September 28th, 2018 | 20 mins 41 secs
catholic, church, college football, faith, parish, sports
Stretching Gomer's comfort zone - Stephen & Gomer discuss the culture of college football and other sports in the South and how sports played through the lens of faith can bring about world peace.
September 12th, 2018 | 29 mins 24 secs
angels, archangel, catholic, church, demons, evil, prayer, st. michael
Gomer and Stephen welcome back Brian Jones to the "padcast" to discuss the St. Michael Prayer, angelology and the reality of evil.
September 12th, 2018 | 26 mins 3 secs
abuse, bishops, catholic, church, healing, laity, parish, popes, scandal, victims
Stephen and Gomer welcome Brian Jones to the table to recap and dive deeper into the Restore Town Hall addressing Church scandal.