S1E7 - ¡𝐶𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑚𝑜!
A look at the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Franco regime, and the Catholic Church and the New American Right.
The bad news: extreme wealth has been driving the American Catholic Church to the right for decades. The good news: Catholics won't be on the fascists' side.
In this - the last episode of season 1 - Logan (he/him) talks to Stanley Payne about the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Franco regime, and to Heidi Schlumpf about how extreme wealth has contributed to the American Catholic Church's right-ward slide since the 90s. Payne (he/him) is a world-renowned expert on the modern history of Spain who wrote the "definitive history of the Spanish Catholic church in English." Schlumpf (she/her) is the executive editor of the National Catholic Reporter.
Myles (he/him) has got the (now-old) news (Logan says: "my bad,") and ace reporter/comic artist/funny folk Hannah Jones (they/them) has got the low-down on why the MNGOP don't like democracy (seriously, they got ample documentation.)
Highlights of the episode include the restless souls of David Koch and Andrew Breitbart drinking shandies, gay wolves, and only classy swears.
Bumper music this week is Coastin' by Defy the Mall, Back Row Kids by Normcore, Procrastinating in the Sun by the Spin Wires, and Iguana by Plaga de Baila. All are licensed under an attribution, non-commercial, share alike creative commons license, and are available at Free Music Archive.
Theme song is Sacrilegious by Dan Carroll, with Wes Mitchell on drums.
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