Question of Faith

Can a Taylor Swift Concert be a Religious Experience?

September 18, 2023 Mike Hayes and Fr. Damian Ference with Emily Ahlin Season 1 Episode 90
Can a Taylor Swift Concert be a Religious Experience?
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Question of Faith
Can a Taylor Swift Concert be a Religious Experience?
Sep 18, 2023 Season 1 Episode 90
Mike Hayes and Fr. Damian Ference with Emily Ahlin

Emily Ahlin, Diocesan Archivist joins us after going to the Taylor Swift Eras Tour Concert in Pittsburgh.

0:35:   Emily is only a mild Swiftie....but her friends....

1:19:  There are costumes??

2:11:  Comparisons to the 1935 Eucharistic Congress.

4:11:  Insider info:  Emily was a Focus Missionary and would people show up for the Eucharist again?

4:40:   World Youth Day comparision.

4:50:   A sports fan comparison.

6:14 :  Swift's Long live speaks to Mike

7:00:  Swift's Enchanted is Emily's favorite from the concert.

8:36:  She's a genuine artist, can we find that kind of authenticity in the Church?

9:15:  Our last 5 Popes all emphasized genuineness.

10:00 Christian witness is important.

10:20:  A homiletics example is given about authenticity.

13:00:  Taylor's brother went to Notre Dame.

13:26:  A bunch of Taylor Swift conspiracy theories.

15:25:  FD prays for Taylor every day and her mom.

16:11:  Emily's ticket buying experience.

17:40:  Church Search: St Luke's in Lakewood.

19:15:  Readings for the 25th Sunday are here.

19:50:  Mike's got tickets for the Taylor Swift movie.

20:50:  Softball League All Star Game update.

Show Notes

Emily Ahlin, Diocesan Archivist joins us after going to the Taylor Swift Eras Tour Concert in Pittsburgh.

0:35:   Emily is only a mild Swiftie....but her friends....

1:19:  There are costumes??

2:11:  Comparisons to the 1935 Eucharistic Congress.

4:11:  Insider info:  Emily was a Focus Missionary and would people show up for the Eucharist again?

4:40:   World Youth Day comparision.

4:50:   A sports fan comparison.

6:14 :  Swift's Long live speaks to Mike

7:00:  Swift's Enchanted is Emily's favorite from the concert.

8:36:  She's a genuine artist, can we find that kind of authenticity in the Church?

9:15:  Our last 5 Popes all emphasized genuineness.

10:00 Christian witness is important.

10:20:  A homiletics example is given about authenticity.

13:00:  Taylor's brother went to Notre Dame.

13:26:  A bunch of Taylor Swift conspiracy theories.

15:25:  FD prays for Taylor every day and her mom.

16:11:  Emily's ticket buying experience.

17:40:  Church Search: St Luke's in Lakewood.

19:15:  Readings for the 25th Sunday are here.

19:50:  Mike's got tickets for the Taylor Swift movie.

20:50:  Softball League All Star Game update.