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The Cale Clarke Show is a place where faith, facts, and fun collide! - The word “Catholic” means “universal”. Our faith is for everyone, and touches on every aspect of our lives — our worship, our work, and the world around us. Cale unpacks how a Catholic perspective affects the nitty-gritty of everyday life. Cale also looks at what’s happening in the culture through a Catholic lens, and answers your questions, live! You’ll learn fascinating facts, hear candid conversations, and have some laughs to lighten your day.

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    St Matthew, The Secret Bank, And Earth, Wind, & Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 51:04

    Cale looks at parallels between Jesus' call to you and the way he called St Matthew on this, his feast day. Since Matthew's the patron saint of bankers, Cale also reveals the massive, secret bank that's hiding in plain sight in your neighborhood; and today is Earth, Wind, & Fire Day! But is there really a secret meaning to the song, “September”?

    I Survived The InQUIZition!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 51:04

    Cale guts out a desperate victory over Josh Raymond on Patrick Madrid's InQUIZition game show. Get the scoop on all the behind-the-scenes drama. PLUS: the surprising secret to staying Catholic in an aggressively secular age.

    The Queen's Funeral, a Bohemian Rhapsody, and an Opportunity Missed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 51:06

    Why Queen Elizabeth's funeral was a missed opportunity for evangelization, Justin Trudeau hits all the wrong notes on the world stage (again), and the Relevant Radio Bowl (Part 1) is all “Packed” up for now.

    “It Ain't So, Joe”.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 51:07

    Cale deals with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough's claim that “Jesus never talked about abortion”.

    Our Lady of Sorrows/Rich Gannon & the “Relevant Radio Bowl”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 51:05

    Our Lady of Sorrows: How can Mary be the “Queen of Martyrs” without shedding her own blood for Christ? Today's feast holds the key. PLUS: Former NFL MVP and Relevant Radio superfan Rich Gannon joins Cale to break down all the early action in the 2022 NFL season, including this weekend's “Relevant Radio Bowl” between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football! SEAL the deal...with yourself! How Navy SEALs can help you cultivate an unbeatable mind, as mindset is so key...(Teddy Mitrosilis)

    The InQUIZition of Patrick Madrid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 50:50

    Patrick Madrid joins Cale live to talk about his (FREE!) new book, InQUIZition, to test listeners on their Catholic knowledge, and to chat about why he thinks the Beatles are the GOATS!

    The Golden Mouth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 51:05

    St. John Chrysostom was one of the greatest preachers ever, but dealt with a possessive mother. Has your family ever stood in the way of God's call in your life?

    Money Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 51:06

    The topic makes some uncomfortable, but Jesus talked about money matters—because money matters! Relevant Radio's own Preston Allex joins Cale to talk about Catholic financial stewardship, and having a healthy attitude towards finances. PLUS: Today is the Feast of The Holy Name of Mary. Does Mary's holiness detract from God's?

    The Apostle Bartholomew/The Best Advice You Ever Received

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 50:24

    Are Nathaniel and the Apostle Bartholomew the same person? Cale discusses this. Plus, What's the best advice you ever received? Callers weigh in! 

    2 Canucks in Catholic Hollywood

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 51:05

    Peter Atkinson of the Merry Beggars joins Cale to discuss Catholicism in the Arts; PLUS: The passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

    Gas Station Screens & Soul Sickness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 51:06

    Cale talks about the insidious wars FOR our attention and AGAINST our attention, keeping us from discovering God in the middle of the world.

    The Baddest Bad Girl of the Bible

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 51:05

    Cale delves into the life and times of the wicked Queen Jezebel, and how to ensure we don't end up like her: bad to the bone!

    Books, Bomb Shelters, and Big Macs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 50:54

    Cale shares the inspirational story of a Ukrainian publisher still producing books amidst the bombings; the man who's eaten a Big Mac per day for 50 years and counting; Cale dips into the listener mailbag and takes phone questions about the Bible.

    Jesus, A Walk, And A Beer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 51:06

    Did Jesus really reject Moses and the Law? How can movement help our bodies, brains, and maybe even our souls? And, an all-important existential question: is beer a sports drink?

    Dancin' in September

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 51:04

    Will the real Bethsaida please stand up?  A dispute about the hometown of St. Peter. Also, Cale welcomes the month of September with some fall classics:  Serena Williams moves the needle, and Notre Dame Head Coach Marcus Freeman restores Mass for the Irish. How to volunteer for Holy Land Excavation Projects:  

    Did Jesus Really Demand Perfection from Us?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 51:07

    CAle tackles a listener question about Matthew 5:48: "Be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect".  Plus:  why you really don't want to spend time alone...but you should!  And, a hilaroius lesson about the dangers of reading the Bible out of context. 

    The "Billy Graham Rule"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 51:05

    The late Protestant evangelist Billy Graham is trending Twitter because of his "rule" of never being alone with a woman other than his wife.  Strong reactions both for and against this "rule" abound.  Cale asks his listeners, "Where do you stand on this?"

    The Passion of the Baptist

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 51:07

    The beheading of John the Baptist is like something out of a Hollywood horror flick, but Cale shares the spectacular archaeological evidence that it happened, and also how it debunks one of the most egregious lies about Jesus. Plus: a famous broadcaster loses her job because she dared to “go grey”. Have you ever been discriminated against because of your age?

    Where's LaBeouf?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 51:05

    In a viral interview, “Padre Pio movie” actor Shia LaBeouf says converting to Catholicism “saved his life”. How do you feel about this, in light of his violent past? 

    Tyrannicide Rex

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 51:04

    But, what happens when your ruler isn't quite as nice? Is it ever morally permissible to take down a tyrant? Plus: The Creedence Clearwater Revival...Revival!Tyrannicide: CCR: St. Titus Bradsma  

    Solitude Deprivation/The Best Advice You Ever Received

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 51:03

    Are you suffering from “solitude deprivation”? If you are, chances are you probably don't even know it! Plus, what's the best advice you ever received? Callers weigh in! 

    The Engineer Nun/Tuesday Trivia/Double Effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 51:05

    Cale introduces you to the ”engineer nun” who just might give Elon Musk a run for his money! Plus: the long-awaited return of Bible Trivia Tuesdays! And, Cale gets cornered by a tricky question on morality! Nun builds power plant:

    Queen Mary

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 51:07

    Cale shows you one way you can explain and defend the Queenship of Mary using the Bible. Plus: The Week That Was, and much more!

    The Elixir of Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 52:35

    Cale discovers that a famous holy site might not be so legit after all! Plus, Michaela returns for another set of kid jokes, and we'll celebrate the 40th Anniversary of #DietCoke! Let's crush it! 

    What did Adam and Eve know?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 53:34

    Cale fields a question about the Garden of Eden. Plus: not to alarm you, but if you're tired from thinking, your brain just might be poisoning itself! And, why Happy Gilmore has reason to smile!

    Violence in the Old Testament: A Different God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 53:39

    A listener asks Cale how, given the apparent “harshness” and “violence” of God displayed in the Old Testament, this can possibly be the same God of Divine Mercy we see in the New Testament.

    Tom Holland, Adam Smith, and Being Loved for All Eternity

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 53:40

    Spider-Man actor Tom Holland quits social media, citing mental health. How the 18th-century economist Adam Smith (of all people!) might be able to help Tom (and us) focus on the right things. Plus: a nun builds something truly “powerful”, and a question about whether or not a Catholic who leaves the Church can go to heaven.

    “Making an Assumption”.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 53:37

    One of the most challenging—and challenged—Catholic dogmas is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. How can we explain and defend it today?

    “Crushing on Jesus”...or Sour Grapes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 51:05

    Popular Bible teacher Beth Moore gets dragged on social media for a controversial post. Did she really go too far, or are people simply being too harsh? Callers jam the phone lines with passionate takes on either side of the debate. Plus: Cale takes calls from non-Catholics intrigued by our way of worship and Eucharistic realism.

    Why History Matters with Dr. Christopher Shannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 51:06

    Cale is joined by Christendom College professor Dr Christopher Shannon to discuss the passing of the legendary David McCullough, the value of history and salvation history, and Dr Shannon's new book “American Pilgrimage”, which traces the growth of Catholicism in the New World.

    Sabbath, Sacrifice, and Synchronicity

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 51:05

    In an age of rush and the never-ending quest for constant productivity at all costs, Cale examines the human need for “Sabbaths” — and how God in his wisdom knew that we would need them to be “forced” upon us. Also: a preview of the 2nd annual “Field of Dreams” game in the cornfields of Iowa, and its nostalgic slice of Americana. “If you build it, they will come!”

    Stop Resisting A Rest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 51:07

    Cale returns from his east coast vacation and talks about the spiritual lessons he and his family learned while on holidays: the gift (and necessity) of God-given rest, and the crucial importance of the oft-neglected spiritual gift of hospitality. Plus: the legacy of one of the greatest saints of the 20th century on this, her feast day: St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, perhaps better known as St. Edith Stein.

    "Zero Dark Conscience"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 51:05

    “Zero Dark Thirty” depicted torture at Guantanamo Bay. Meet a Catholic who was an interrogator there—and learn why a well-formed conscience isn't optional in life. And, an all-important existential question: is beer a sports drink?  

    “Is the Zodiac Killer to Your Faith?”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 50:28

    Cale uncovers the mysterious archaeological discoveries of zodiacs in Galilee. Did the people of God fall prey to paganism, or is there something else going on here? Plus: more faith, facts, and fun!

    What's in a (Biblical) Name?/Why You Can't Get Anything Done

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 50:58

    Shakespeare said names are no biggie, but when it comes to people's names in the Gospels, it's absolutely HUGE when establishing the authenticity of the Gospels. PLUS: The real reason you're working so much but can't get anything done.

    Having Fortitude and and Running for Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 48:53

    This year marks the 10 year anniversary of journalist Austin Tice's abduction in Syria. Guest host Brooke Taylor is joined by Austin's mother Debra Tice to discuss efforts which are underway for her son's release. Dr. Pat Castle joins Brooke Taylor on the Cale Clarke show to talk about Life Runners and the importance of Faith and Fitness.

    Faith and Fitness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 50:05

    Dr. Kevin Vost joins guest host Brooke Taylor to discuss his upcoming book: You Are That Temple! A Catholic Guide to Health and Holiness.  

    Pssst! Do you know “The Secret”?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 51:05

    IT'S BA-ACK! “Manifesting”, that is—attempting to manipulate “the universe” into giving you what you want. Even some Catholics & other Christians have taken the bait.

    Top 10 Bible Verses For When You're Lonely/Elon Out?/5 Surprises From Coffee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 50:29

    Cale shares his Top 10 Bible verses to combat loneliness; PLUS: Elon, over and out? Why Musk may want out of the Twitter deal; and, 5 surprising things coffee does to you! 

    God's Got A Job For You!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 51:06

    People have always complained that “no one wants to work anymore”. But if we don't, we miss out on one of God's great purposes for our lives. Plus: There's a new priest in town: how Jesus bridges God and humanity. And: if you're an investor in—or fan of—Bed, Bath and Beyond, you might just want to pull the covers up over your head.  

    A Bishop, the Papal Visit, and the “Digital Continent”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 51:06

    Joining Cale live from Pope Francis' pilgrimage across Canada, Bishop Thomas Dowd shares his first-hand experiences of Francis' powerful actions and words of reconciliation. Plus, as one of the first “blogging priests” of the internet age, Bishop Dowd tells us what it takes to reach what Pope Benedict XVI called “the digital continent”. 

    The Gospel of Jesus' Grandparents/Be a Brutal Friend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 51:08

    On this Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, Cale shares the surprising ways Jesus' grandparents may have influenced Our Lord, beginning with their intriguing hometown! Plus: Finding—and being—a “brutal friend”. Being willing to value truth and virtue over a friendship itself (even if it costs you that very relationship) is the key to being a good friend. Callers also share how our Relevant Radio shows have pointed them to the truth of Catholicism.   Resources mentioned    

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