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Jesuitical is a podcast from America Media hosted by three young, hip and lay editors: Ashley McKinless, Olga Segura and Zac Davis.

Each episode brings some of the top (and maybe more obscure) Catholic news of the week, and an interview with a guest who offers a unique perspective on world events, culture or faith. At the end of the show, Zac, Ashley and Olga invite the listener into their faith lives by sharing their consolations and desolations from the week.

Jun 14, 2019

Pat Gothman is committed to creating welcoming spaces for L.G.B.T. Catholics. Pat, who is gay and Catholic, is a writer and editor of Reaching Out, an online publication that highlights the stories of L.G.B.T. people of faith. In December, Pat co-launched Vine & Fig, an online community where the lives and experiences of queer Catholics are “affirmed as true, holy, and beautiful.” Vine & Fig provides community members with books, videos and other resources and gives them a digital space—via Slack—where “queer Catholics can safely get to know one another and grow together.”

We talk to Pat about Vine & Fig, his experience as a gay Catholic man and why he stays in the church.

In Signs of the Times, David Haas, a composer of Catholic hymns, releases a new refrain for Pride Month; 90 Catholic airport chaplains meet in Rome; Joe Biden retracts his support for the Hyde Amendment; and the Toronto Raptors forward who almost became a priest.

Finally, we discuss the Vatican’s most comprehensive statement yet on gender theory.

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This week’s episode was sponsored by the Catholic Travel Centre.

 

Links from the show:

Catholic Composer Pens Song For Pride Month Because ‘We Are Called To Love’

Vatican issues new document criticizing ‘gender theory’

Over 90 Catholic airport chaplains gathered at the Vatican this week. Airport chaplains have special ministry, pope says

W.Va. bishop gave powerful cardinals and other priests $350,000 in cash gifts before his ouster, church records show

Joe Biden says he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment

Pascal Siakam: How a Toronto Raptors star got his start in seminary

 

What’s on tap?

Ginger beer