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JesuiticalApril 08, 2022
In this Feb. 9, 2020, photo, the Whitfield family, wife Alli, left, daughters Zoe-Catherine, 5, second from left, and Maggie, 9, second from right, receive communion from their dad and husband, The Rev. Joshua Whitfield, right, during Sunday Mass at St. Rita Catholic Community in Dallas. In 2009 the Whitfields, who were Episcopalian, converted to Catholicism. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Father Joshua Whitfield is a priest of the Diocese of Dallas and the author of The Crisis of Bad Preaching. He’s also a married man and a father of six. This week, Father Joshua joins Ashley and Zac to talk about his vocation as a husband, father and father, why most Catholic homilies are just plain awful and why he still has hope for the upcoming synod on synodality. Ashley and Zac also discuss a recent semi-secret gathering of bishops, theologians and journalists and whether or not God still speaks to us in our dreams.

Links from the Show:

Register to join Ashley, Zac and Father Eric in Italy this September
Not many Catholics care about the synod. But I’m not ready to give up on it yet.
Father Josh: A married Catholic priest in a celibate world
Bishops have frank conversations with lay theologians about Pope Francis, U.S. Church and Vatican II in semi-off-the-record meeting
The Crisis of Bad Preaching
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