FoC 032: If you like Pope Francis, then you’ll love Jesus! with Brandon Vogt





Today we’re happy to have author, blogger, master of the new media, and content director for Word on Fire, Brandon Vogt. He’s here to discuss Pope Francis’s visit to the United States and to hash out the things you’ve seen in the media and on your Facebook feed with what Pope Francis really said.

We recorded this episode last Thursday, so only two days into the Papal visit, but we think we touched on a lot of important themes from the Holy Father’s visit.

We have Pope Francis fever and we know if you do too you’ll enjoy this episode!


Mentioned in this episode:

Brandon’s new project, Help Them Return

Robert Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

Brotherhood of Hope

Pope Francis’s address to Congress

A little bit more about Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

Christy’s post on Dorothy Day’s autobiography, The Long Loneliness. 

Pope Francis responds to reporter, “…if they want me to recite the Creed, I can!”

Highlights from Bishop Barron’s World Meeting of Families keynote speech

The Onion articles: Pope Francis Reverses Position On Capitalism After Seeing Wide Variety Of American Oreos and Pope Francis Kills 3 Hours Milling Around Atlanta Airport During Layover To D.C.

Brandon’s favorite Catholic news sources: John L. Allen, Jr. on Crux, National Catholic Register

Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato si’


Brandon’s books:

Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World

The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet

To connect with Brandon:

Come hang out with us!

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