The Bad Catholic Dads Podcast is first and foremost, a podcast where two lay (not ordained by the church) Catholic men, husbands, and dads hangout “on air” and talk with you: the listener about faith & family. We're a sort of "podcast ministry/community" where we hope to pray together, talk with each other, laugh together, even maybe cry together, but we’re not even professionals or experts, just two best dad-friends on a podcast who talk about life. Our mission: to spread the Gospel and to show authentic Catholic fatherhood through our podcast and witness.
Why are we doing this and how might this apply to you?
I know, I know: Catholic Fatherhood? Who might want to listen to that? Go to mass and daily prayer? Change diapers, play with kids, sit on the couch, watch sports, read, etc? Yes, but there's so much more to being a dad in addition to that! It’s about sharing our stories of the everyday miracle of parenthood, but also to show that hey, being a father and being catholic isn’t uncool; it's way we live our lives that is quite the opposite.
It’s real, challenging, and authentic, showing our love for our faith and family. It also goes beyond that. Our job isn't to convert, but to converse. It's about having real conversations with each other. We may talk about entertainment or other things, all through the lens of fatherhood and faith. It’s imitating Christ’s love for the church. We want to give you something different, we hope this podcast can give you that.
“We strive to help Catholic men, in particular husbands and fathers, so that they can have a place digitally to hangout with others who may have the same struggles with the purpose of building a community of Catholic fathers who can 1) relate to each other, 2) help each other grow, 3) empower like-minded fathers to keep going forward.”
Patreon is the platform we're using to fund this podcast. It works like Netflix or Hulu in that you can support on a monthly basis. Podcasting isn't cheap, and we don't pretend it is. Not only does it take a vast amount of resources to get a good quality sounding show, but it also takes a lot of our time as well. Your support not only helps this podcast and community, almost every dollar goes back into the show hopefully making our content better. Each month, you can support us on this platform in any way possible. A little goes a long way to supporting this podcast and this community we're building. With that said, our podcast content at this moment on BCD is free!
When can you expect our content?
You can expect our content, our podcast to be released EVERY SINGLE FRIDAY at 9AM ET. Our podcast episodes are topical, so you can expect each podcast to have some sort of topic that relates to our faith and fatherhood.
Bad. Catholic. Dads.
What kind of name is that?
Bad? Okay. Let’s start with the bad. We don’t mean bad in the sense that we’re doing bad things or that we’re bad people, it’s more that we have accepted that we’re not perfect fathers, husbands, and men in general. We’re flawed. We sin. But we strive to do our best. That through this podcast, and through sharing our stories we can help those who are seeking answers, seeking a direction -- if not those two, we just want to be here for support because we are not alone in this. Oh, and of course we like to think we’re pretty baaad, you know, like hip/cool, just like all dads think they are. (Dad jokes will definitely be on this podcast!)
Catholic? We’re Catholic. We won’t shy away from that in this podcast. Our podcast isn’t intended to try and convert you. We promise. It is simply to share with you the everyday joys and struggles of being a parent and a spouse as a man of God, man of faith. We will have different topics such as looking ahead to the readings for upcoming Sunday Mass, gentleman tips, discerning your vocation, sharing about our vocations, parenting adventures, church teachings, and much more. In all of those things we pray that Our podcast will always point to Christ, His Church.
Dads? We're men. We’re fathers. We’re husbands. More than ever our world is need of real men. Our world gives off the message that being holy isn’t manly. The world can often give men the impression that we’re selfish because we are husbands and/or that having kids is a burden. Prayer, faith, and vocation are commonly left in the dust and we get left with mixed messages of what it means to be a husband, father, and a man of God. Be though as it may, we are here to affirm you - we believe striving for sainthood, striving to lead in our vocation (or whichever vocation you are called to) - dying on the cross” daily is the most manly thing there is.We believe Catholic fatherhood entails “dying to self” daily for our family, and even for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ (even those we disagree with!). So we hope, wherever you are in your state of life, you can find something out of this podcast -- whether it's inspiration, laughs, fraternity, community, or just coming for the hilarious (or really bad...) dad jokes. So for whichever reason it is, we thank you for your time, support, and prayers from the bottom of our hearts.
Three Ways You Can Support Us:
- Pray for us! Your prayers help us immensely. No prayer goes unanswered. Pray that the Holy Spirit may always guide us in our work.
- If you feel called to, you can even support us financially. At this moment, there is no “pay wall” for our content so don’t worry about that. But if you would like to support this podcast, your support can make our community, and content better. Please prayerfully consider any financial support you can offer. We would be grateful for any amount. You can support us at: https://www.patreon.com/badcatholicdads
- Send in your comments, questions, or topics to be read on the show! We’d love to hear from you or even have you on as a guest if you feel called, so feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or tweet us @badcatholicdads.
Again, thank you for supporting our passion. We hope you can find something through this podcast that will help you along our shared pilgrimage to heaven. You will be able to listen to episodes for free on Youtube, iTunes, SoundCloud, and Google Play podcast services. Also, if you want to get involved with our podcast, you can email us, follow us on our social media (YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook). Know your support not only helps this podcast, this passion project of ours, but goes beyond helping others as well. Thank you for supporting the Bad Catholic Dads Podcast!
- Jon & Derek
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