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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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Sep 25, 2018

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This episode with “Marcantonio Colonna” (real name Dr. Henry Sire) is a do-over, owing to poor sound quality. The upside is that  got to hit topics I didn’t get to because of time constraints in the previous episode.

The pontificate of the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, as Pope Francis started off full of promise as one of reform and renewal. Most were happy to learn the new Pope was from Latin America, and many thought the Church could stand some fresh air and energy.

But things have take one bad turn after another. Never has a Roman Pontiff been the source of so much confusion, weaponized ambiguity, nor been seemingly motivated by such a political modus operandi. A spate of books have come out in the last year discussing what can no longer be denied: that the current papacy has been tainted by corruption, scandal, and (to take one example) the Holy Father’s refusal to address the stunning allegations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Space here forbids a full account of the problems Catholics around the world are now awakening to, but this interview with historian Dr. Henry Sire author is the-now worldwide publishing phenomenon, The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy, goes into greater detail, starting with Bergoglio’s handling of predator priests in his native Buenos Aires to to current problems. If you’ve been wincing as you wonder what the next confusing or vexing papal decision or directive is going to be, don’t miss this respectful conversation.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How the political philosophy of Argentine dictator Juan Perón, who ruled the country intermittently in the decades after World War II, strongly influenced young Jorge Bergoglio
  • Why Perónism, as a strategy for implementing an agenda, is neither conservative nor liberal: it is Machiavellian
  • How Pope Francis’s defenders do not answer the evidence, but change the subject or resort to ad hominem attacks
  • The ways in which a climate of fear reigns inside the walls of the Vatican
  • Specific names, places, and facts that must be confronted when assessing the level of dereliction of episcopal duty
  • How to stay hopeful and balanced in the meantime through intensified prayer and renewing the effort at understanding the perennial teachings of the Church

 

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Sep 18, 2018

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The pontificate of the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, as Pope Francis has not exactly met the excited hopes of Catholics around the world. Most were happy to learn the Holy Father was from Latin America, and many thought the Church could stand some fresh air and energy.

But things have not turned out so rosy. Never has a Roman Pontiff been the source of so much confusion, ambiguity, and been motivated by such an obviously politicized modus operandi. A spate of books have come out in the last year discussing what can no longer be denied: that the current papacy has been tainted by corruption, scandal, and (to take one example) the refusal to address the stunning allegations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Space here forbids a full account of the problems Catholics around the world are now awakening to, but this interview with Dr. Henry Sire (pen name Marcantonio Colonna), who wrote what is now a worldwide publishing phenomenon, The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy, goes into greater detail, starting with Bergoglio’s handling of predator priests in his native Buenos Aires. If you’ve been wincing along, wondering what the next confusing or vexing papal decision or directive is going to be, don’t miss this conversation.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How the political philosophy of Argentine dictator Juan Perón, who ruled the country intermittently in the decades after World War II, strongly influenced young Jorge Bergoglio
  • Why Perónism, as a strategy for implementing an agenda, is neither conservative nor liberal: it is Machiavellian
  • How Pope Francis’s defenders do not answer the evidence, but change the subject or resort to ad hominem attacks
  • The ways in which a climate of fear reigns inside the walls of the Vatican
  • Specific names, places, and facts that must be confronted when assessing the level of dereliction of episcopal duty
  • How to stay hopeful and balanced in the meantime through intensified prayer and renewing the effort at understanding the perennial teachings of the Church

 

Resources recommended in this episode:

 

Question of the week

What is one practical thing you can do to strengthen your faith in the midst of the current turmoil in the Church?

 

 

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Sep 4, 2018

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Michael Pakaluk is a father of 15 (not a typo—you can read the fascinating backstory in the memoir The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God about his late wife Ruth, who may one day be raised to the altars, but that’s another story). I mention that he’s the father of a sprawling passel of children because it is germane to this interview and to the essay he wrote in a recent edition of First Things magazine that got my attention.

Pakaluk connects to dots that don’t seem at first to have much in common: the change of phrasing in the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding the death penalty and the passive or abhorrent handling of the priestly abuse scandal.

The basic connection is an inability to exercise fatherly authority when it come to imposing punishments that involve separation, vengeance, and isolation. All of which distinguish true justice from what he calls “regulatory compliance.”

Bad fatherhood leads to weak and passive men, which in turn leads to doctrinal innovations and policies that are weak and passive, and hence dangerous for the Church, not to mention the victims of homosexual predators and other criminally behaving priests and bishops. Both deficiencies have made it harder for non-Catholics to accept the truth claims of the Church, and harder for Catholics to continue to trust their leaders.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why vengeance is a virtue not a vice
  • How vengeance is not opposed to Christian meekness
  • How passivity in the face of evil is not a masculine trait and how this has wreaked havoc in the Church
  • The reason why saying “punishment is never retributive, but only deterrent” is a grave error
  • How the crisis of fatherhood in general helps explain the crisis among men who are called Father by their flock
  • Why a new emphasis on chastity in preaching and teaching needs to take root
  • How the weak passivity has influenced and been influenced by the theory of Hans Urs Von Balthasar of a possibly-empty hell

 

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How has feminist ideology contributed to the crisis of masculinity in the Church and in the culture?

 

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