Francis Effect podcast
Summary: Two theologians walk into a bar... No, seriously: This podcast is about the real world of politics and current events, seen through the lens of Catholic teaching and spirituality. Your hosts, Fr. Dan Horan and David Dault, bring you a mix of perspectives, from Abbey Road to Metaphysical Graffiti. Dan is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest. David is a radio producer and Catholic convert. They both have doctorates in theology. It is the best possible kind of nerdy.
Fr. Dan and David talk with Dr. Kate Ward of Marquette University about the reality of economic inequality and the role of the Church in addressing it
Fr. Dan and David have a candid conversation about solidarity with LGBTQI persons both inside and outside the Church, and they welcome Fr. Jim Martin to talk about his experiences of ministry among these communities.
We talk with Dr. Kimberly Lymore about the experience and struggles of Black Catholics in Chicago and in the Church
Fr. Dan and David tackle three topics being talked about in current headlines from a Catholic perspective
Fr. Dan and David talk to CTU professor Carmen Nanko-Fernandez about the multi-leveled identities of Latino/a/x members of the Church
David and Fr. Dan welcome NCR national correspondent Heidi Schlumpf to discuss the varied experiences of women in the Catholic Church
Fr. Dan and David start off the new season with a series of reflections on the summer's unfolding sex abuse scandals
Fr. Dan and David gather in the studio to catch up on summer activities, and to talk a little bit about the craziness all around us.
Fr. Dan and David wax enthusiastic about the Pope's apostolic exhortation, and then explore the Michael Cohen subpoena. They also talk about what listeners can expect in season three.
Fr. Dan and David welcome their guest Dr. Jessica Coblentz to talk about mental health issues. They also discuss the upcoming Synod on Youth and the killing of Stephon Clark
David and Fr. Dan debrief the LA Religious Education Congress, and then look at two issues of systemic oppression through a lens of Catholic faith
Fr. Dan and David welcome America Magazine's Jim Keane to talk about the canonization of Oscar Romero. We also talk trade wars and the recent Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME
The Parkland students stand up to the NRA, same-sex partnerships continue to be a point of discussion, and David and Fr. Dan talk with NCR national correspondent Heidi Schlumpf
Fr. Dan and David welcome Fr. Gil Ostdiek, OFM, to talk about his 15 years of work with ICEL, translating the liturgy. We also talk about teaching theology, and the idolatry of the stock market.
David and Fr. Dan discuss the Pope's recent comments on fake news, the rash of mass shootings since the beginning of the year, and the annual March for Life in Washington, DC.