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Day 277: My Favorite Power Couple

Two of my most favoritest priests were back together again for an episode of Catholic Stuff You Should know: Success is Not a Name of God. Someone asked me what I thought of the episode and I realized I couldn't remember any of it, so I re-listened while I made applesauce at nap time today. I was so delighted to hear them back together the first time that I didn't really listen. You can almost hear them smiling at the beginning. All the heart emojis.

Background: CSYSK is a podcast by (now) 4 priests from the Archdiocese of Denver. Right now there are two in Denver (Father Nathan and Father Michael) and two studying in Rome (Father John and Father Mike). They alternate weeks, so there's an episode from Denver one week and Rome the next. This summer, the Fathers John and Mike returned to Denver and they mixed it up a bit. They all seem great and I totes want to hug them all right now. But there is something special about the dynamic between Father John and Father Nathan. They are close friends and their chemistry on the podcast is unbeatable.

They recently did a Facebook Live video to celebrate them all being together. Father John mentioned that one of his favorite episodes was Fix You, so I re-listened to that today, too. If you're going to choose one of the episodes I linked to, choose Fix You. I say this knowing full well that half of my readers have already listened to both episodes, and the other half either don't listen to podcasts, or wouldn't listen to one called Catholic Stuff. Whatevs. I didn't know I needed to hear that today, but I did. Well played, Holy Spirit.

I think what I appreciate about Father John and Father Nathan (whom I've also proclaimed is my spirit animal) so much is their willingness to be vulnerable, not only with their priestly fraternity, the Companions of Christ, but with the podcast listeners, too. They have both mentioned sins they struggle with, like pride, but in their willingness to share there is a humility. They are real, authentic, and relateable, and I totally dig them for it. Someone please find me an in to have a beer with them sometime. I know they prefer bourbon, but I think they'll give me a pass if I opt for a banquet beer.

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