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There is a weekly theme discussion, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and fun segments like “Unpublished Worship Songs”, the ForteFive countdown, “Who Was Paying Attention in Mass” on the weekly readings and much more.
Taylor Schroll is a Catholic speaker, worship leader, radio host, track coach and avid gamer. He is a full-time missionary in Central Texas where he lives with his smoking hot wife Samantha and three beautiful kids(thanks wife). His goal in life is to Make Catholicism Fun Again by sharing the Joy of the Gospel and how we can live in the freedom that Christ won for us.
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! catholic christian podcast HolySpirit God indifference Avengers
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 catholic Christian podcast sin google game feud relationship ordination seniors
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! catholic christian podcast saint basketball retreat
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. catholic podcast Christian twitter scripture death hope Mass
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! catholic Christian podcast priest ambition scripture