Forte Catholic

Forte Catholic

The goal of Forte Catholic is to share the Joy of the Gospel! The team of Taylor Schroll, Fr. Anthony Sciarappa, Allison Sullivan, Jonathan Blevins & Liv Harrison bring the laughs, insights and encouragement you need to get through your week and grow in your life of faith. There are weekly theme discussions, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and fun segments like Freestyle Preaching, Forte/Mezzo/Piano, Life Verse and much more. 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. The show appears weekly on YouTube & all podcasting platforms. It was a nominee for the Fisher’s Net Podcast of the Year Award in 2018 and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal.


November 30, 2022 72 min

Jon Blevins cohosts as Taylor shares stories from a fun ministry trip to Seattle. The stories involve funniest ministry moments, worst biblical pronunciations & Catholics invading non-denominational camps.

They also play one of our favorite games: freestyle preaching. They give each other three random words that they have to include in a 60 second sermon which lead to some great points and good laughs.

Finally, they share so...

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Chris Bartlett is our guest cohost and he talks with Taylor about an event they both get fired from lol. Chris also brings a new game where he gives Taylor marvel heroes and asks how they would use their talents to benefit the Church. It's a blast!

Will Hickl joins the show to share about his Catholic record label Novum Records and to share some of their Christmas album. As this is our Thanksgiving episode, we know many peopl...

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Allison Sullivan & Taylor Schroll discuss how expectations can really ruin an experience. They discuss this in regards to movies, video games and people, but it also applies to how we interact with God and the Church. They also go through St. Josemaria Escriva's book "The Way" for tips on the virtues they are best and worst at. It was fun to choose themes we thought the other could work on ;)

Our guest this week is...

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Taylor Schroll & Fr. Anthony Sciarappa have a conversation about holy and unholy things. They discuss what sacrilege is, Taylor tries to toe the line. They also share that a recent hit song might possibly be the most sacrilegious pop song EVER!

Next, they discuss the SURPRISING origins of the term "Yolo" and how it actually lines up with the Christian notion of remembering that we only have one life and should be actin...

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Jon Blevins cohosts as Taylor shares his mixed feelings on music by a former Catholic, now atheist being played at Mass. It was initially frustrating but then ended in hope. They also discuss how Jesus can simultaneously be the seemingly contradictory Lion and the Lamb and what that means for us.

We're also joined today by very special guest Fr. Dave Dwyer of the "Busted Halo Show" on Sirius XM's "The Catholic ...

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There are a lot of "firsts" in this episode! First episode with Taylor in his new recording set up. First time guest cohost Peter Schmidt has been on the show and first time for Catholic comics creator Andy Shaggy Korty!

Taylor introduces Peter and they talk about the online Catholic young adult community he's been able to create through Game of Favorites (on Taylor also has a confession to make about...

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Taylor shares a personal & professional announcement with Allison to kick off the show and then they discuss how they have accumulated enemies at an alarming rate since the pandemmy started. Taylor gets introspective and asks why he has so many enemies, if he needs to change everything, how to deal with enemies internally and struggling to forgive them. Allison gives her wise counsel as always.

They also discuss the recent She...

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Taylor asks Fr. Anthony why he and his brother priests act in persona Christi and not in persona Fathery/Spirity/Trinity.

He also makes Fr. Anthony play the Catholic hymns edition of Finish the Lyrics, proving that we all think we know these classic songs but we mostly just remember a jumbled mess of faith associated words.

Finally, they discuss how the Church could be more welcoming to gay Catholics and better help them on thei...

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Jon Blevins cohosts as Taylor tries to prove to Jon that his barber is lying to him. They also discuss the Four P's and how they affect our professional and spiritual lives.

Next, Taylor has questions about a famous St. Francis story and why he had to do things the way he did. They also discuss a change to the Mass a few years ago that makes very little sense.

Finally, they discuss parish life and Taylor asks Jon for assistan...

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Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress O.P. has been a guest on the show many times but this is his first time in the cohost chair. He is a Dominican priest who serves as the Campus Minister at the University of Virginia. Taylor met him at a conference while Father was dressed up in a dinosaur costume and the rest is history.

They discuss how we are all more equipped to minister to people than we may expect, how Taylor avoids social media bans ...

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Taylor & Allison had very different weeks. He was bed-ridden. She enjoyed a week-long get away on a hidden island off the coast of Seattle. Needless the say they arrived at this week's episode in different moods.

Taylor shares a bit of his struggle while Allison shares the joys of her Orca Isle adventures! Then they have a deep discussion about some of Taylor's internal struggles about things that he should be thrilled...

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Taylor & Fr. Anthony have a HUGE announcement in this week's episode! But first, Taylor has to complain about the flooding in his house and how he blames Fr. Anthony for it.

Once he is done complaining, they announce that Forte Catholic is going on pilgrimage to Rome next summer! We want you all to join us for a wonderful trip to Rome, Assisi, Florence & Tuscany in June of 2023. More info at


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Taylor is finally worthless and he couldn't be more excited!

He & Liv discuss remembering the days that we prayed for what we have now. Taylor has a hard time being thankful for the little wins because he is constantly looking towards the next goal. They have a conversation about how to slow down and look back on how far things have come.

Finally, Taylor shares how the woman at the well story has always bothered him a bi...

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Allison Sullivan cohosts as Taylor shares a big life transition, his trip to lovely Kansas and a bit about taking risks paying off.

Next, they discuss personality tests & the temperaments. Taylor shares some insights with Allison that are particular poignant and she shares her thoughts of loving people well.

Finally, they discuss a modern day Jesus food miracle, change and copycats. Enjoy! :)

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Taylor kicks off the show by sharing a recent parenting win with Jon: he and his son won a game of Fortnite together! They celebrate and share some of their favorite moments of being a parent.

In the next segment, Taylor asks Jon how he should handle regrets in his life. A few regrets keep popping up in his mind and he wants to know how Jon deals with past failures.

Finally, they start with a conversation about the difference be...

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Fr. Anthony Sciarappa & Taylor Schroll share their thoughts on last week's episode 300 celebration. They also discuss the love they received from the episode & the best piece of hate mail the show has ever gotten!

Taylor shares the story about the Sunday Mass he went to on vacation about how it made him feel like he was in the Matrix! Everything about the experience was just a bit odd or strange. He shares the strange...

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All the cohosts together to reminisce, laugh and annoy one another ;)

The Forte Catholic hosts unite for a rare episode recorded with all of them involved! This leads to a lot of hilarity, great stories and a fair amount of insanity. They kick off the episode sharing some favorite memories of the show and how much they've all changed since it launched in 2016.

Next, they play a "get to know the cohosts" game where the...

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OG Cohost Shaun McAfee returns for Episode 299! He has moved back to the USA and shares about that transition and a very difficult thing he and his family had to endure. He talks about how he handled it and how he was able to survive this tough time. Taylor dishes out a rare compliment for how much faith he showed through the trials.

Our guest this week is Keith from Grassroot Catholic. He is a Trad that isn't Mad! He is invit...

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Taylor and Liv kick off the episode by sharing his big news that he has been selected as one of the four audio editors for Catechism in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz!

Everett Fritz rejoins the show to discuss how to make ONE disciple. He says that one John Paul the Second has a larger impact on the world that thousands of mediocre Catholics so how do we create those saints?

Finally, Taylor shares one of the craziest experiences ...

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Allison Sullivan cohosts with Taylor Schroll with the most chaotic episode they've ever done together! They were all over the place & got increasingly grumpy with each other...which they realized was due to them both being hangry. Along the way they tackle work/life balance, professional success, meeting your heroes, marriage and much more.

Our guests this week are the founders of JMJ Missions. They are content creators, ...

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