LOOPcast

LOOPcast

From the creators of the LOOP, LOOPcast takes you inside the week’s top headlines and breaks down the news from a uniquely Catholic perspective. Stay informed while enjoying great conversation, good humor, and thought-provoking analysis.New shows every Thursday!

Episodes

February 2, 2023 66 min

Take that, Merrick Garland. Mark Houck is a free man… but this is only the beginning, so we’re looking to the next generation of Catholics as we discuss school choice, homeschooling, and more with guest Jeremy Tate. And Josh discovers Rolling Stone is still alive and kicking in the Twilight Zone.

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    The battle is on! CatholicVote is leading the charge to end leftist violence against Catholic churches. Media darling Fr. James Martin is shocked, shocked that Catholics expect Catholic priests to uphold (wait for it)... Catholic teaching. Based Russian Orthodox hockey player Provorov says NO to woke, while Benedict XVI speaks from beyond the grave.

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    Turns out bougie Delaware garages might be hiding more than a Corvette. LOOPcast has the 411 on the Biden docs, how MLK Day has morphed (00:10:24), and a modern martyr’s final moments (00:32:41). The two Toms look at the post-Roe Congress and 50th Annual March for Life (00:17:16), before we finish off with an uncensored Twilight Zone (00:42:39).

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    The next frontline for the pro-life battle is… your friendly neighborhood pharmacy? The DOJ informs the USPS they won’t enforce the federal law banning abortion-by-mail. Guest Nate Hochman exposes the trans industry’s hostile takeover of red state South Dakota, and we’re not even in the Twilight Zone yet! Here come robots, obese kids, and something Biden and Trump have in common.

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    LOOPcast bids farewell to Pope Benedict XVI and discusses his legacy, his resignation, and favorite moments from his long life (00:01:14). Then, get the 411 on the battle for Speaker of the House (00:38:29) and why Greta Thunberg prefers her men short (00:44:40). Louisiana’s new porn ID law is based, and are we allowed to debate the COVID jab yet?

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    LOOPcast rings in the New Year with special guest Peter Wolfgang! We’re taking receipts for BOLD PREDICTIONS for 2023. Will DeSantis conquer Disney? What major media monstrosity will Musk purchase this year? Will Pope Francis still be Il Papa next Christmas? And what is the future of the Church in America?


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    The Vatican takes the nuclear option with Frank Pavone. LOOPcast tackles the hot takes, what it says about the Church, and how Catholics can respond. Dig into the embarrassingly obese “Omnibus” bill slouching through Congress. And speaking of excess, here are YOUR votes for the best Christmas cookie EVER.

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    Joe Biden parties with a drag queen, while Catholic doctors score a huge win for religious freedom in court. Get your update on the Hero and Zero of the Year Tournament (00:21:25), then learn about “El LAZO” and CV’s latest Hispanic outreach initiative (00:28:23)! Then discover what LOOPers say is the worst Christmas song ever?  Spoiler alert: Santa Baby gets run over by his reindeer (00:37:50). Straight Dad Story Hour with Kirk Ca...

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    It’s First Amendment week at LOOPcast! First, here’s everything you need to know about the Twitter files bombshell (00:00:48). Star attorney Lori Windham decodes this week’s SCOTUS case, 303 Creative, and what it means for your future (00:15:55). Tom shares that feeling when your clip goes viral (00:45:27), and is this the twilight of free speech (00:49:04)?

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    UNMASKED: We dig deep into the massive Chinese protests against the CCP’s “Zero-COVID” lockdowns (00:02:23)… and why Fauci is still giving them the “okay” (00:15:09). Vatican diplomats discover that Beijing just doesn’t actually care about them (is Cardinal Zen surprised?) (00:29:03). Franciscan University gets creative with its smartphone for scholarship trade-in (00:40:18) while Disney discovers that Americans just aren’t that in...

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    November 23, 2022 52 min

    Have Catholics lost the public debate on marriage…. and why? Tom, Josh, and Erika ask the tough questions surrounding the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act. Then it’s Church politics and the blue wave that didn’t happen at the bishops’ conference last week (00:29:42). Twilight Zone transforms into the Thankful Zone – what is the team most grateful for over the last year of headlines, elections, and cultural chaos (00:37:00)? Find out o...

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    Donald Trump kicks off his 2024 presidential bid to the tune of Les Miserables. Not the theme song we would have chosen. Then LOOPcast debates the merits of early, absentee, and in-person voting (00:19:42) before diving into a Twilight Zone featuring Elon Musk, the USCCB, and the death of the Miss America pageant (00:40:04). It’s all in a day’s work at LOOPcast.

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    The team analyzes the results of the 2022 midterms. We’ll be honest… it’s not what we expected (00:01:10). What happened to the red wave that slammed Florida…. and then dried up (00:05:15)? We take a hard look at the night’s hardest losses and what comes next (00:30:30). We learn about five-finger breathing, and raise a glass to heroes victorious and fallen (00:42:52).

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    CatholicVote president Brian Burch starts us off with the inside story on how he came to share the stage (and golf-cart motorcade) with Gov. Ron DeSantis (00:00:59). Then we ask if it’s time to grant “amnesty” to power-hungry pandemic politicians… spoiler alert: Babylon Bee Star Wars SHOUT OUT (00:17:31). We also look at October’s Heroes and Zeroes (00:31:56) before heading into a Twilight Zone so unreal that democracy and this pod...

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    LOOPCAST VOTE-O-RAMA Take a deep dive into voting: why you should and HOW you should as a Catholic (00:01:12). LOOPcast has reasons and resources – including a breakdown of an incredible homily on conscience, politics, and our non-negotiable principles (00:23:21). Then it’s onto the Twilight Zone where we discuss race relations and… was that **common sense** we saw in New York this week (00:45:27)?


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    “Catholic” President Biden vowed to codify unlimited abortion for any reason up to the moment of birth into law… if he can get the Congressional seats to do it for him. Can he do it (00:00:58)? Election season is HOT, and we give you our quick takes on the most important races and why they matter (00:10:58). Josh Mercer, Oracle of the LOOP, places his bets before we all share our favorite St. John Paul II stories ahead of his feast...

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    Somehow, we morphed this episode into the Dominican podcast. But first, the FBI sends in the big guns, literally, to arrest a pro-life dad again (00:00:52). And it’s our first LOOPcast major interview! Senior Reporter for the Daily Signal, Mary Margaret Olohan, shares with Tom what it was like to get run out of the Women’s March in a post-Roe America (00:21:06). Then Josh, Erika, and Tom share stories of the Rosary, Our Lady of Vic...

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    This week we break down the Supreme Court’s upcoming religious freedom case – and why super LOOPer Fr. James Martin says you shouldn’t trust “anything” we say (00:01:05)! And listeners asked if Catholics should even be involved in politics, so we deep dive on the separation of church and state and what John Paul II had to say about efforts like CatholicVote (00:14:19). Then it’s “Heroes and Zeroes” time – who stood up and who sold ...

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    It’s the feast of the Archangels, and boy, do we need their help! Today we dive right into the shocking arrest of pro-life Catholic dad Mark Houck. What happened and why (00:01:15)? And how should Catholics respond? In search of answers, we turn to “7 Ways to Increase Your Eucharistic Devotion (00:18:45).” Then, viva Italia! We line up devout Catholic world leaders Joe Biden and the soon-to-be elected Italian prime minister Giorgia...

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    What does Martha’s Vineyard have in common with the men in your life, TikTok Timeout, and Biden walkbacks? They’re all in the mix for this week’s LOOPcast. The team breaks down what exactly happened with the progressive meltdown over Gov. DeSantis’ flying 50 migrants to their vacation homes (00:00:45) and how Catholics should respond to the border crisis (00:12:33). We look at the current crisis for men in our culture and how women...

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