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The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and levity. If you’re tired of politically correct mediaspeak, you want to see God back in the public square, and you’re not allergic to having a laugh, this is the place to be.
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Jul 3, 2019

Down to the wire for the $100 OFF Early-Bird Special to our pilgrimage to Oberammergau. This ends on July 5th.

This is the best priced pilgrimage you will ever find, not to mention the spiritual direction of Fr. Willy Raymond and the amazing itinerary. Check it out: www.patrickcoffin.media/pilgrimage 

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The news satire site The Babylon Bee has run into a problem: the crazy world has become harder and harder to satirize. Aimed primarily (at least originally) at evangelical readers, “the Bee” has amassed a much larger audience including many Catholics who also enjoy Eye of the Tiber. 

A few headline examples: 

Christian Extremists Hit Downtown London; Dozens Of Tracts Passed Out

Sheltered Atheist Kid Not Allowed To Watch 'VeggieTales'

Christian Rushes To Get HIV Test After Brief Eye Contact With Gay Person

Out-Of-Touch Youth Pastor Still Saying 'WASSSSUUUUUP!?!?!'

Planned Parenthood Defends Bill Cosby: 'Sexual Assault Is Only 3% Of What He Does'

But as editor-in-chief Kyle Mann (this week’s guest) points out, there’s always a nugget of truth beneath the crust of comedy. Satire serves more than one purpose. Poking fun of Christian foibles and “worst practices” is not only fun, it reflects a certain confident humility. And it may even plants seeds of faith. Enjoy—and hey, lighten up!

 

In this episode you will learn

  • How Kyle came to his commitment to Christ
  • The origins of The Babylon Bee idea
  • Why so few Christians appreciate self-critical humor
  • Why satire is so hard to pull off today
  • How the Bee editors decide what “going too far” means
  • Possibilities of increased interfaith understanding based on what Protestants and Catholics both find hilarious
  • Why comedy is “divine”
  • How the best comedy draws close to reality but spins it into a manageable off-beat direction

 

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