72 minutes | Apr 24th 2020

Episode 14: Best Virus Pandemic Movies with Father Brent

The Catholic Nerds are going viral! Not to make light of such a dire subject as the current pandemic, the C-Nerds are reviewing our favorite virus pandemic, non-zombie movies. Not talking about zombies, as you will hear, is hard for us, though. We were also joined by the very amazing, Father Brent Maher of St. Anne’s in Morganza. Also, now introducing … Catholic Nerds Trivia!!! With fabulous prize awarded, intermittently and inconsistently, and also sufficiently over-branded. Though for some inextricable reason, we never talked about Stephen King’s The Stand and The Seventh Seal, the C-Nerds (pronounced “Capital C Nerds) performed death-defying deep dives into I Am Legend and its predecessors Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price and Omega Man with Charleston (Charleton?) Heston; plus Contagion and all its weird, uncanny premonitions into the corona-virus pandemic; 12 Monkeys and The Andromeda Strain; and, regrettably, Sharknado. We investigated all the origins of these fictional viruses, like Maze Runner’s Flare, I Am Legend’s Krippin virus, and 28 Days Later’s Rage virus. We also checked in with Father Brent - “Padre” - about parish and priest life in the midst of the pandemic, plus the Divine Mercy Novena and upcoming Novena to the Holy Spirit. We also asked Padre to digitally bless things and us. Cody and Mary, who just had a home birth during the pandemic (!!!), shared their new GoFundMe for women who lack the insurance coverage to have a home birth and are wary of going to the hospital right now: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-access-to-safe-births-during-covid-crisis Plus, Scott showed us his and his wife’s newly published Catholic Prayer Journal for Women: Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry available here: https://amzn.to/350hMdw And here’s the generically Christian version, too: https://amzn.to/352kJKz Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can ... https://teespring.com/catholic-nerds-podcast Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholicnerdspodcast/ Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness: https://www.patreon.com/CatholicNerds/posts Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/scott-smith-3/catholic-nerds-podcast?refid=stpr Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mfka3-80d47/Catholic-Nerds-Podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/catholic-nerds/id1448729420 ListenNotes: https://lnns.co/o1J0IuOeyR_ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-smith677/support
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