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Online Catholicism: Radtrads, Integralists, and Anonymous Trolls

  In this episode of Peter’s Field Hospital, Adam Rasmussen and DW Lafferty join me to discuss the odd, extreme, and apocalyptic views of many online Catholics. We discuss the role of anonymity in some of the most harsh rhetoric,...

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Invalid Sacraments: Can you be damned on a technicality?

In light of the recent news from Detroit about a Catholic priest who discovered his baptism as an infant was invalid, Adam Rasmussen and DW Lafferty join me to discuss the Church’s approach to sacramental validity, scrupulosity, and confidence in...

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Stories and remembrance with Sam Rocha

Part 2 of our podcast with Sam Rocha begins with a discussion of his inadvertent role in the launch of Where Peter Is. We discuss a 2017 essay he wrote entitled, “Remember Your Promises: A Note to My Spiritual Elders,”...

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What’s on Sam Rocha’s Mind?

Sam Rocha stopped by the field hospital recently to talk to me and Paul Fahey. We had a wide-ranging conversation on a variety of topics, including Catholicism, socialism, racism, postmodernism, Latin American Catholicism, the message of Pope Francis, and how...

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Was that Paganism in the Vatican?

This is one of the most important—if not the most important—podcasts we have done to date. Pedro Gabriel and I talk about the work he did to unravel and respond to the controversy surrounding the Vatican prayer service before October’s...

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Catholics, COVID-19, pseudoscience, and confirmation bias

This is part two of my conversation with Pedro Gabriel and Claire Navarro about how the differences in our native cultures shape the approach to politics and the Catholic Church in our countries. Pedro provides his insights as a medical...

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Fatima conspiracy theories: A Portuguese perspective

In this episode of Peter’s Field Hospital, Pedro Gabriel and Claire Navarro join me from Portugal. We discuss Pedro’s upcoming talk on July 9 at the online Immortal Combat Men’s Conference on “Pope Francis and Silence — How to Defeat...

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The Danger of a Post-Truth Catholic Schism

This is part two of my discussion with David Lafferty and Nathan Turowsky about the influence of leaders like Archbishop Viganò and Taylor Marshall on ordinary Catholics. In part one, we discussed the influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory on...

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Viganò, QAnon, and the ‘Deep Church’ explained

In this edition of Peter’s Field Hospital, I’m joined by DW Lafferty and Nathan Turowsky. This week, we discuss the origins of some of the more obscure terms used by Archbishop Viganò in his letter to President Trump, and how...

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Black Catholics: History, Evangelization, and BLM

Where Peter Is · Black Catholics: History, Evangelization, and BLM   In this episode of Peter’s Field Hospital, I am joined by Nate-Tinner Williams and Dawn Eden Goldstein to discuss the history of African American Catholicism, racism in the Church,...

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Why Catholics can’t ignore the reactionary fringe

Where Peter Is · Why Catholics can’t ignore the reactionary fringe Continuing our conversation about conversion and growing in the faith, Adam Rasmussen, Rachel Dobbs, and I discuss how a distorted understanding of the faith has been widely promoted by...

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The conversion journey: challenges, temptations, and stereotypes

  For this new edition of Peter’s Field Hospital, I had a conversation with two of my fellow WPI contributors, Rachel Dobbs and Adam Rasmussen. Both Adam and Rachel came into the Catholic faith as young adults, but through very...

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Mike, Paul, and DW talk conspiracy theories and fake news

In Episode 6 of Peter’s Field Hospital, Paul Fahey, DW Lafferty, and I discuss the troubling, paranoid letter composed by Archbishop Vigano and signed by a number of other bishops and cardinals. We go on to discuss the origins of...

Liberalism and the Church’s Response: New Podcast Episode

In this episode of Peter’s Field Hospital, I had a fascinating discussion with DW Lafferty and Dan Amiri about the relationship between the Church and Liberalism. Both recently wrote on how the Church should respond to liberalism (a term that...

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