I began hosting the Forte Catholic radio show on October 4th, 2016 on RED-C Catholic Radio. Hosting a radio show has always been a dream of mine and I am so grateful that it has finally come to fruition!
The goal of the Forte Catholic Radio Show is to inspire, uplift, and share the Good News in a way that will help you take the next step in your faith, no matter where you are on your journey with God. There is a weekly theme discussion, guest interviews and fun segments like "Things Jesus Never Said" on misunderstandings of Jesus, the ForteFive countdown, Scripture of the Day, and "Who Was Paying Attention in Mass" on the weekly readings and much more.
The show airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm on RED-C radio. You can listen live in Bryan/College Station, TX on 88.5 FM, on 98.3 FM inWaco or streamed online here. There is also a podcast of the show posted each week if you miss it live. Check back here to find the most recent episodes, sign up for the Forte Catholic Newsletter at the bottom of this page to get the show in your inbox each week or subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app below.
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We address this week's big event: the solar eclipse. We also connect it to faith in the return of the "Forte Five" segment, interview Fr Terry Ehrman about his book on manhood and wrap up the show with a conversation with long time producer Jake on his last show.
We cover a wide variety of topics this week including bible study, the RCIA process and Young Adult Ministry in the wake of a gathering with the Bishops of the area to explore how to better serve the young Church.
I start this episode sharing from the depths of my heart some of the amazing things God has done for me in the past couple of weeks. After a long period of spiritual dryness, I feel invigorated in my faith for the first time in months.
I also interview Catholic Hip-Hop artist C2six about his music and tremendous conversion story.
My good ol' pal and youth ministry buddy Joe Mastrangelo drove up from Houston to join me for this whole episode. We chatted about thinking outside the box in the ministry as well as coffee and its connection to faith. We also had a friendly(ish) youth ministry trivia competition.
We had a packed studio of 9 local humans to talk about their experience at a recent Jr High Summer Camp as campers, a high school staffer and parents of the campers. We talk about the impact of youth ministry for teens and their parents. We also play a game that pits the youth against the parents.
In this episode I answer listener submitted questions, interview Trent Horn of Catholic Answers on his new book "Why We're Catholic" and play a quick fire trivia game with the producers of the show.
I had the unbelievable privilege to be on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on Sirius XM's, the Catholic Channel! Tune in as we talk about how the only way I got on her show as the combination of twitter and wine! We also discuss worship, youth ministry and complacency.
In this episode, I discuss listener submitted topics from social media like "Is the Church a business" "I don't get anything Mass" "How do I defend my faith" and more.
I also interview long-time friend Brother Sean Stilson on his preparation for the priesthood and what he is most excited about in his vocation.
Happy 4th of July! In this episode we talk about freedom, walking in the victory Christ won for us and have an interview with Marcus Guevara about technology and faith.
My mom joined me in studio for quite an experience talking about prayer and playing a crazy game. Tune in for some laughs as well as insight into the scriptures, prayer in tough times and the importance of taking a Sabbath.
In this episode, I talk about summer camps, what that has to do with the important and often neglected subject of pre-evangelization and some encouragement for times we struggle to pray consistently.
What happens when you get six Catholics together in a small studio? Hilarity and sharing of faith. Tune in as we play the trivia game "Worship Song or Love Song," interview Marcel LeJeune about bridging the faith gap with millennials and finally, how an R&B song improved Taylor's relationship with God.
I am joined by Tommy Tighe, the Catholic Hipster, for an interview on how we can use social media to build the Kingdom. I also share insights from my recent yearly retreat.
On this episode, the Director of Resource Development at Lifeteen and author of "True North: A roadmap for discernment" Joel Stepanek joins the show as co-host for the whole hour to enlighten us on the topic of discernment.
In the first and third segment of this week's show, we find out how to be "after God's heart" from David in the Old Testament. We look at how David sought God's will, even through trials, and did not hold back in his worship of the Father.
In the second segment, I was pleased to be joined by Catholic Answers author Eric Sammons on his book "The Old Evangelization." He shares how we need to get back to the basics of sharing the Good News the way Jesus did.
This week continues the focus on signs and wonders! So often in the Scriptures, miracles precede people turning to the Lord. We dive in to what we can learn from these stories to improve our prayer and evangelization. I'm also joined by local High School student Ashley Breland to hear her amazing stories of huge answered prayers!
It's good to be back! After missing a week due to illness, I am back at it with full force with a great episode consisting of big show announcements(possibly including an addition to my family), a great interview with the Catholic Drinkie and a fun Bible Trivia Game with some hooligans in the studio.
Tune in for a good mix of games, faith, mixed drinks and scripture! Only on a Catholic podcast!
Huge episode with the winner of the Ministry Madness Bracket revealed live on the air! Tune in now to find out who won and to hear an interview with the fellas from "The Catholic Man Show."
Episode 28 of the show covered a wide range of topics. I talked about the joy of Holy Week and we looked at Sunday's Gospel reading. I also had the pleasure of interviewing popular worship leader Andrew Laubacher and was joined in the studio by some other hooligans to talk about the Ministry Madness bracket.
Introduction of the Ministry Madness Bracket that you can vote on which Catholic Ministry leader would win in a boxing tournament.
I'm also joined by Chris Bartlett to talk about his work with Next Level Ministry and how we can have the best Holy Week possible.
Lent has been a struggle for me this year. I share what has been going on and how a little book written by a monk over 1000 years ago is helping me through it.
I am also joined by "The Catholic Hack" Joe McClane. He shares his amazing life story about how God completely changed his life and what he learned about Fatherhood through it.
We did something special for the 25th episode of the show. Instead of having a guest for 18 minutes in the second segment like normal, I had Rose Sweet as my guest co-host for the entire hour!
The primary reason for having her on the show was to talk about the difficult subject of marriage, divorce and annulments. She has been a speaker and author on the topic for over 25 years and has great personal insight to go along with her deep knowledge of Catholic theology on the issue.
This episode is all about the second most important decision we will ever make: our vocation. Tune in as we discuss what vocations are, how to discern which one God is calling us to and how to live it out. I am also joined by "The Married Catholic Guy" Dean Ouellette to discuss how God saved his marriage from the brink of divorce.
The best show we've ever done! Tune in to hear an interview with Tim Staples about Marian devotion and a conversation with the audience about the best gifts we've ever received and how that connects to giving and receiving mercy.
Mardi Gras show! I talk about stress and Lent and what they have in common. I am also joined by the founder of SPSE to learn about evangelization.
In this episode, I am joined by the "Ragin' Cajun Apologist" Karlo Broussard from Catholic Answers about his conversion miracles. I also dive into two Scripture passages that will help prepare us for Lent.
In what may be the best all-around show yet, I interview speaker and author Trent Horn from Catholic Answers, talk about Pope Francis' thoughts on the Super Bowl as well as discuss the best and worst Valentine's Day stories with those in studio.
In this episode we talk about the Super Bowl, what sports and faith have to do with one another and interview the Pokevangelist.
In this episode I discuss the story of Pentecost, how the Holy Spirit completely changes lives, interview my friend and ministry leader Matt Arismendez and do another "Mass Text" segment about the day's Gospel reading about Jesus healing a possessed man.
On this episode of Forte Catholic, I talk about my experience last weekend on the RED-C Family Retreat, interview the director of the Fullness of Truth Conferences about family ministry and talk about the best advice I have been given for my marriage.
Tune in to this episode of Forte Catholic Radio Podcast for a really fun show about following, twitter, discipleship, an interview with my Twitter friend Lex Lutheran, and counting down my top ten people to follow on twitter.
We focus on the topic of family tonight with what I learned from taking my son to the movie "Sing", an interview with bearded wonder Matt Rice and a reflection on what I learned about marriage as an engaged man.
I tell the crazy story of how she was born on the side of the road and how God was so much a part of that! I'll also reflect on 2016, interview former NET Missionary Sam Shepard about her 2 years on NET and then address the pros and cons of technology for our faith.
First show after Christmas so we talk about favorite Christmas memories, the importance of memories in faith, best/worst Christmas gifts, and the newest Star Wars movie with our guest Brian Lennox, Director of Faith Formation at a newly created parish in the Houston area.
Tune in to this week's show from Red-C Radio for a conversation about finishing Advent strong, some advent/Christmas songs, overcoming failure, and an interview with local youth minister Darren Seibert about celebrating the holidays as a family and more.
This episode is on relationships with Steve Pokorny who started a great ministry called Freedom Coaching and an interview with newly engaged couple. We play the newly made up "Taylor's Marriage Prep Test Game." Tune in to see how they do and learn about Catholic relationships and marriage preparation.
I can't believe I got to interview this giant in apologetics! Tune in to hear the interview with Jimmy Akin about his faith journey and new book as well as a discussion about my trip to the National Catholic Conference of Youth Ministers.
This episode of Forte Catholic kicks off Advent in a special way with Catholic rapper and New York City Youth Minister Brandon Morel, also known as BeTheSymbol. We have an awesome conversation about Advent and inculturation. Ever wondered how the Church and culture mix? Tune in now!
This episode comes during Thanksgiving week and I am very thankful to have such a great guest on the show. Kyle Heimann is from the Catholic Acoustic Humor Rock group Popple and joins us to talk about how music, comedy and storytelling have an impact on reaching people with the Gospel.
We know our nation is in need of healing so that is our topic today! Join for a discussion on Jesus' healings and what they mean for us. Also, a great interview with infectious disease Doctor Seth Sullivan about how he sees God working in his job.
This episode aired in the middle of the election results coverage! We talked about what this election, the Chicago Cubs and Israel all have in common! I was also joined by special guest, Matt Regitz, a professional speaker and youth minister, to talk about hope in our future and how to have hope in tough times. We finished the night by walking through multiple Scripture passages on hope.
A special All Saints Day episode with the obvious discussion on saints, an interview with Alex Gotay and a addressing one of the biggest things keeping us from sainthood.
The podcast for my live show from RED-C Radio on my birthday is available on iTunes now! I spoke about the recent conference I went to for ministry and shared what I learned about the importance of questions, Christian brotherhood with an interview with Missionary Matthew Bachali, answered a few listener questions, and more.
The Forte Catholic show discussion today revolves around three words: discipline, disciple and rebel. This episode was a lot of fun with appearances from Connally Krueger, a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, a segment wrapped around Star Wars and the introduction of the countdown segment, Forte Five.
The second live show podcast on RED-C Radio is now available in podcast form on iTunes and Soundcloud!
Tune in for a discussion on Christian unity, what denominations can learn from each other and how we can love each other through our differences.
Tune in as we kick off the show with a night about Spiritual Warfare. We will discuss my crazy week of travel, what spiritual warfare is, and how we can fight back with special guest, Jennifer Stavinoha.
This pilot episode is focused on mercy as I introduce myself and share how God has shown His mercy to me in big ways. I also interview Dylan Browning about his recent trip to World Youth Day in Poland.