Awkward Catholics

Awkward Catholics Podcast

Two new Catholics share their journey in faith. Knowledge and laughs will be the order of the day.

Why Do Catholics Do That?
In this week’s episode, we ramble a little - what else is new? We are talking about lots of fun stuff like the Transfiguration of the Lord, the latest with us and “strange” things that Catholics do. If you’ve ever thought about checking out a Catholic Mass but thought you might feel a little lost, this may be helpful for you!   Thanks for bearing with us while we’ve been readjusting our lives. Keep in touch with us on social media or by emailing awkwardcatholics@gmail.com with your feedback or suggestions. ...

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Updates & Scapulars
So we know it has been awhile since we have done a show but we promise it was for a good reason. Check out this weeks show as we give you an update and fill you on what has been going on and we have an interesting discussion on what seems to be a unknown part of Catholic tradition. Well at least unknown to us lol....

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What is Pentecost?
Happy Birthday to the Catholic Church! Today we are chatting about Pentecost, plus the latest news with us. We appreciate your patience while we navigate through the next few weeks, you’ll hear more about why as you listen in. Thanks for listening!  As always, we love to hear from you so please don’t hesitate to drop us a line anytime!...

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What is Ascension Thursday?
In this week's episode, we'll fill you in on the latest about our upcoming big adventure. After that we're chatting about Ascension Thursday and pondering what that might have been like to witness. We cap things off by interviewing the Co-President of B.U.I.L.D. of Lexington, KY. Kabby Akers talks about this incredible social justice ministry, the history and what they'll be focusing on at this week's Nehemiah Action event. You won't want to miss it!...

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The Story of Saint Catherine of Siena
This week we moved things outdoors so we could enjoy some of the lovely Kentucky spring that FINALLY decided to show up. We realized that in the midst of all of the huge changes that have been going on with us these past few weeks, we never finished talking about our Lenten commitments so we’re taking some time to reflect on their impact. After that, we chat about the fascinating story of St. Catherine of Siena. We really strive for sincerity and this conversation is probably a good reflection of that becau...

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What Do You Let Into Your Heart?
In today’s episode, we’re talking about being discerning about the things we allow into our hearts. It’s a learning process - one we will surely never master - BUT we’re figuring out how to listen to those pulls and nudges that help to clue us in along the way.  Be it a television show, books, video games, jobs or even people - when have you felt called to remove something from your life that glorified sin?...

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Movin' On Up!
We’re back! After taking last week off, we’re chatting about making the move from Inquiry to RCIA this week. We’ll tell you all about how it went PLUS we’ll update you on some upcoming changes that are on the horizon....

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What's the Biggest Catholic Celebration?
We're talking about the biggest celebration in the Liturgical year! We had the pleasure of witnessing the first baptism, confirmation and communion of a friend during last night's Easter Vigil Mass. We may have done some awkward stuff...what else is new?...

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What is Holy Week?
Today we’re chatting about Holy Week! Plus, we’ll answer a burning question along with our audience - Which Saint would you like to have dinner with and why?...

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What is an Incorruptible Saint?
This week’s episode takes a look at some interesting supernatural occurrences as we explore the story of the first Incorruptible, Saint Cecilia. We also talk about the Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For more information on the topics in this week's episode, check out: The Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Pope Francis Visits the Birthplace of St. Padre Pio The Incorruptible Saints Saint Cecilia...

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The Story of Saint Patrick
It’s Laetare Sunday! Easter is on the horizon! In this episode we fill you in on Laetare Sunday and then we talk about the story of Saint Patrick, patron Saint of Ireland....

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This Was Not Our Best Episode
Howdy, friends! This week's episode is so awkward. We talk about our week being kinda crummy and the challenge that brings for our Lenten commitments. You'll also hear about our first visit back to Inquiry as RCIA Sponsors and how spending the morning at church refreshed us for the week ahead. It's not our prettiest episode, but if you enjoy transparency then you'll appreciate the reality that some week's are harder than others....

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Everything You Every Wanted To know About RCIA But Were Afraid to Ask
On this week's episode we welcome our very special guest, Cara Johnson! Cara is the Adult Religious Formation Coordinator at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary and she joins us to talk about all things RCIA. Listen in and let us know what questions we missed - we'll do our best to find the answers for you!...

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Things Are Excel-LENT!
What an EVENTFUL week! In this episode, we will fill you in on the ways that God spoke to us this week - it was literally divine. We’ll fill you in on the way things are going with our Lenten commitments and tell you about something new and exciting that is happening! Lastly, we’ll talk about the Chair of St. Peter coming up this Thursday. Thanks for joining us!...

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Ash Wednesday and Lent Prep
In this week’s episode, we talk about getting prepped for Lent. What is Ash Wednesday? What are the ashes all about? What is Lent? When do we abstain and when do we fast? PLUS - what are your friendly hosts doing to observe Lent this year? All this and lots more in the latest episode of the Awkward Catholics!...

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What is a Sacrament?
Today’s episode of the Awkward Catholics explores sacraments - what does it mean to be a sacrament? How many sacraments are there? What are the sacraments? We’ll explain (awkwardly, of course) what the sacraments are and briefly talk about each one. Afterward, we will review a product from our friends over at Catholic Planner and talk about some of the cool features that are going to come in super handy for us here on the podcast. Thanks for joining us!...

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What is Candlemas?
On this week’s episode of Awkward Catholics, we’ll give you a rundown of the things you can expect to hear on our show now that we have finished our conversion story. We’ll let you in on a dream we’re chasing as we talk a little about our trip to Louisville to attend the Boat, RV, and Sportshow. We also talk about the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, or Candlemas, during which we get even more awkward because talking is hard. We appreciate each of you for joining us and hope you have a blessed week....

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Why does the Catholic Bible have more books than the Protestant one?
Welcome back! Thanks for joining us on another episode of the Awkward Catholics. On this week's episode we FINALLY finish our conversion story. We talk about our first confession, our first communion and our saint names. Then we examine the reason that the Catholic bible has seven more books than the Protestant bible. Friend of the show, Steve, helped out with a suggestion for an opportunity to be generous this week. Lastly, we close out talking about another podcast to watch out for in the coming months fr...

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Snow, Advice and a Giveaway Winner!
Welcome back, friends! In this week's episode, we talk about the snow, continuing our conversion (we're almost finished with our story) and Ordinary Time. We also get into a touchy subject as we try to answer the question "When is it okay not to honor your parents?"...

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The Feast of the Epiphany
Happy 2018, folks! In this week's episode, we pick up where we left off in our conversion story. We also chat about Epiphany Sunday and the ability to do awkward things during Mass even after we've successfully done them for years......

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Happy New Year from the Awkward Catholics!
Happy New Year's Eve! In tonight's episode, the Awkward Catholics talk about how God showed up in big ways this year. We also talk about our resolutions for 2018 and the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Thanks so much for joining us. We pray for many blessings and mercies for you all in 2018!...

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Merry Christmas from the Awkward Catholics
Merry Christmas everyone! We hit the metaphorical "snooze" button on recording this week, so you're getting an episode on an irregular day. Sorry to keep you waiting, but if you're Christmas has been anything like ours, you may not yet have had a chance to notice we were missing!  This week we talk about the end of Advent and the start of the Christmas season. We'll also share a little about our holiday with the family and fill you in about the Feast of the Holy Family coming up this weekend. Lastly, we got...

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Third Sunday of ADVENTure
Happy Advent! We are heading into week three of Advent and this year it happens to be our last full week of the Advent season. That's because next week we will be celebrating Christmas immediately after the fourth Sunday of Advent - and maybe that's a good thing. This year has been a doozy and we don't know about you but if the birth of our Savior is coming a little quicker than usual, perhaps that is a great way to remember He knows when we need Him the most!  In this episode, we continue with our conversi...

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The ADVENTure Continues!!!!
The second Sunday of Advent is already here! Wow, this week flew by. In our second episode (this one!) we share more of our conversion story and talk a little more about our Advent. Check it out!...

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Our Very First Episode
Join us for the launch of the Awkward Catholics podcast. In this episode, we tell you our inspiration for starting this show. We also stumble our way through the first part of our conversion story before scratching the surface of Advent....

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