Taylor Schroll 2018-05-29T23:00:32+00:00

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There is a weekly theme discussion, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and fun segments like “Unpublished Worship Songs”, the ForteFive countdown, “Who Was Paying Attention in Mass” on the weekly readings and much more.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.

Forte Catholic Ep 112-Finding rest in the season of hustle & bustle. Seminarian life w/Travis Crotty

Taylor is joined by Shaun McAfee to kick off the Advent season with ample reminders to slow down and find rest in God. Taylor shares from one of the weirdest weeks he’s had in a while that led into Advent. From travel, to being pulled over, to tech difficulties, to being a guest on an atheist’s podcast, it was an interesting one for sure. And there’s an Advent connection to all of it!
In the second segment, seminarian Travis Crotty joins the show to share what “A Day in the life of a Seminarian” is like to give us a behind the scenes look into preparation for the priesthood. He shares particularly about the media fast he took and its implications for us this Advent season.
In the final segment, we chat about what we are doing for Advent & how it is one of our favorite seasons to draw us back into the life of Christ.
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By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: Forte Catholic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forte Catholic Ep 111-Using half a brain, Drinking w/St. Nick by Michael Foley & Free Speech Booths

Fr. Anthony Sciarappa cohosts as we start the show talking about not only using half your brain but instead using all God(and yo mama) gave you! Padre’s quote at the end of the segment is worth more than gold lol.
In the second segment, we’re joined by Michael Foley to discuss the connection between preparing for Christmas and drinking a lot…..in a Catholic way! It’s perfect!
And in the final segment, Taylor rants about his “free speech booth” encounter and the guys discuss encouragement and end the show by being nice to each other. Twas’ quite odd.
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By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Forte Catholic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forte Catholic Ep 110-Chris Stefanick! Pride comes before the fall & everyone roasting everyone!

Taylor returns from a trip to St. Louis for the National Youth Workers Convention with content for daeaaaays & a HUGE guest in Chris Stefanick!
Chris, the internationally acclaimed author and speaker, shares about his new book “I Am ___; Rewrite Your Name, Reroute Your Life.” This book is all about seeing yourself as God sees you, infusing our inner monologues with Scripture & understanding how our words and identity are extremely powerful in how we interact with the Lord and others.
Shaun McAfee co-hosts and guest producer Thaddeus Romansky provide witty banter and insightful feedback(they’re much smarter than Taylor) throughout the first and third segments. We talk pride, humility, the reason Satan fell and what it means for our mission in life. We also chat about Taylor’s visit to the BEAUTIFUL Cathedral in St. Louis, his experience there & how it compared/contrasted with the worship experience at the conference. It got into some pretty insane back and forth where all three seem to just roast each other for half a segment. It was a beautiful experience and we hope you enjoying it as much as we did!

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Forte Catholic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forte Catholic Ep 109-Coolest Monk Ever rejoins the show, keeping things simple & humble

Fr. Anthony Sciarappa co-hosts(WHAT!?!?!) as we talk about what Taylor learned about keeping things simple from the high school students he was on retreat with this weekend. (The students may or may not have been a little comically confused)
In the second segment, we are joined by a listener favorite Fr. Augustine Wetta. He rejoins the show(from his high school classroom with actual students in it) to talk about his new novel “The Eighth Arrow” which explores what it would be like if Odysseus from the Odyssey was in Dante’s Inferno. The book is a thoroughly entertaining jailbreak story, full of allusions to great works of old and the lessons contained. A segment with the monk who breaks all monk stereotypes is always entertaining.
In the final segment, Taylor and Fr. Anthony bring back the “Mass Text” segment to revisit this past Sunday’s readings, see how Father’s homily went, discuss being bad at humility & why truths survive the test of time.
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By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Forte Catholic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forte Catholic Ep 108-Crazy 24 hours & finding God in secular songs w/Theresa Zoe Williams

All in 24 hours Taylor gets hurt, has a strange dining experience, is confused by the elections, is frustrated by a doctor’s visit and stumped by a Gospel passage.
In the second segment, Theresa Zoe Williams makes her triumphant podcast debut as we explore finding connections to faith in secular songs. She’s a tremendous blogger and Tweeter(is that a word?). Check her out at PrincipessaMeetsWorld.com & @TheresaZoe on Twitter.
In the final segment, we answer more listener questions and make an announcement about changes coming to the show.
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By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Forte Catholic, Uncategorized|0 Comments