Official Party Planner and Social Chair of Super Fun Things. Part of the Meme Triumvirate. Lauren Daigle's best friend, sort of. Queen of theology indexing.
March 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 29 mins
catholic, discernment, marriage, priesthood, professors, religious life, students, theology, vocation
SNES vs. N64/What is a Vocation/The Counsels and the Married Life/Advice for Discerning Vocation
The Dunces try to release some steam for those caught in the vocation discernment pressure cooker.
May 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
catholic, culture, hollywood, media, movies, netflix, streaming, the good place, theology, tv
The Dunces on the Good Place/"Guess the Plot" Game
In the concluding half of the special double-episode, Dr. Pedraza, Dr. Meinert, Catherine, Brady, Elise, and Trey analyze the Good Place by giving out various awards; they talk philosophical ethics; and Dr. Meinert and Trey play the "Guess the Plot" game.
April 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
catholic, culture, hollywood, media, movies, netflix, streaming, theology, tv
How Catholics Should Approach Media/Our Favorite Movies and Shows
Amidst procrastination, Catherine stumbles upon a video about how Catholics should approach movies and TV shows and it lights her on fire. She, Dr. Pedraza, Dr. Meinert, Brady, Elise, and Trey talk about it, and then they offer some of their favorite picks. Part 1 of 2.
March 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 48 mins
Life in the time of Coronavirus/The Loneliness Epidemic/St. Thomas and JPII on Community
Dr. Pedraza, Dr. Meinert, Catherine, Elise, and Trey talk life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic, then share stories of loneliness and trying to form community. Dr. Meinert sheds a little wisdom via St. Thomas on friendship, and Dr. Pedraza sets the record straight on JPII's anthropology while emphasizing the pontiff's understanding of solitude and participation in community. Finally, the crew offers advice on how to live in these potentially isolating times.
January 23rd, 2020 | 59 mins 28 secs
evangelization, nones, theology
Introducing the Dunces / How I Got into Theology / Bishop Duca / Evangelizing the Nones
Dr. Pedraza, Dr. Meinert, Catherine, Elise, Ansleigh, and Ally talk about the "Nones," why they stayed in the Church when so many of their peers are leaving, and what to do about it.