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Vine and Fig co-founder Pat Gothman and his fiancé Jacob Flores discuss the news and most interesting articles of the week from the perspective of affirming Queer Catholics.


The Catholic Church and the AIDS crisis | feat. Michael O’Loughlin
Dec 5 • 43 min
Fiancés Pat and Jacob talk with Michael O’Loughlin about his podcast PLAGUE: Untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.
Thanksgiving Day queer family dinner
Nov 28 • 82 min
Pat and Jacob and Patrick Weston sit down for an epic AMA set of questions supplied by Vine & Fig community members!
The Gay Bonnie and Clyde
Nov 21 • 30 min
Pat and Jacob discuss Chick-Fil-A kinda sorta deciding it won’t be anti-gay anymore, the U.S. bishops deciding abortion is still the only real issue they care about, Pope Francis adding ecological sins to the Catechism, and the gay penguins at the Dutch…
Go against the pope and God?
Nov 14 • 37 min
Fiancés Pat and Jacob discuss the walkout at a Catholic school, the APA endorsing the use of they/them pronouns, One Day at a Time coming back to TV, and the virtue of prudence.
The Amazon Synod, Explained | feat. Massimo Faggioli
Nov 7 • 31 min
Fiancé’s Pat and Jacob sit down with theologian and Church historian Massimo Faggioli to discuss the recent Amazon Synod and whether there will really be women deacons and married priests.
We love you, old queens
Oct 31 • 25 min
Pat and Jacob discuss the Archdiocese of Indianapolis fires another high school employee for supporting same-sex marriage, the rise in LGBTQ senior centers, and Pope Francis’ call for a Church focused on the poor.
Gay womb to tomb
Oct 24 • 24 min
Vine & Fig co-founder Pat Gothman and his fiancé Jacob discuss fashion as a form of affirmation and anxiety for queer people, the Amazon Synod continuing with the racist destruction of an icon, and what Día de los Muertos can teach us about life
Gay priest James Alison says “Deal With It”
Oct 17 • 59 min
Co-hosts Pat Gothman and Jacob Flores interview gay priest James Alison about his phone call with Pope Francis, the spiritual gifts of Queer Catholics, and why changing the Church is more of an emotional issue than a theological one.
“It boils my blood and gets under my skin”
Oct 10 • 22 min
Pat and his fiancé Jacob discuss Rachel Held Evans’ final blog post, Pope Francis opening the synod on Amazonia, and the Supreme Court deliberations on LGBTQ workplace discrimination.
Be better
Oct 3 • 22 min
Vine and Fig co-founder Pat Gothman and his fiancé Jacob Flores discuss the pope reaching out to priests involved in LGBTQ ministries, Schitt’s Creek creator Dany Levy creating space where everyone belongs, and the HRC trying to be less white.
I’m not going anywhere
Sep 26 • 25 min
Fiancés Pat and Jacob discuss Billy Porter’s Emmy win, the U.S. bishops reaching out to the Nones, JVN coming out as HIV+, and Archbishop Chaput saying Fr. Jim Martin doesn’t speak for the Catholic Church
Existing has been my activism
Sep 19 • 28 min
Vine and Fig co-founder Pat Gothman and his fiancé Jacob Flores discuss Sam Smith changing their pronouns, Pope Francis on schisms, being more intentional on social media, and how queer activists are making change on campus.
What matters most to God?
Sep 11 • 26 min
Vine and Fig co-founder Pat Gothman and his fiancé Jacob Flores discuss the pope’s visit to Africa, a priest supporting gay Catholics, and what is most important to God.