So October 8 I’ll be in Mpls/St. Paul for an Argument of the Month with Michael Voris

Here is the extremely level-headed and modest flyer the Argument of the Month guys have whomped up 🙂

Oct 8th AOTM Oktoberfest Double Header

First at 6pm:

Two Heavyweights go toe-to-toe:

Mark Shea vs. Michael Voris

One Night. One Fight. Who’s Got It Right?

In a world so militantly secularized that even the Catholic Church cannot escape the dictatorship of relativism, every man must ask himself:  What does Christ expect of me?  Do I speak out?  Do I publicly resist? Do I pray and fast?  What does it mean to be a soldier of Christ in a Christophobic day and age?

Come to the AOTM and watch two heavyweights go toe-to-toe on the issue that matters most: How do we defend the Catholic Church in Crisis?

After the dust settles, who will be left standing: The Investigative Catholic reporter, or the Catholic Apologist?

The AOTM is proud to present THE debate of the year.

Next at 7:30pm

Mark Shea, Michael Voris go at it again but this time they are not alone: AOTM veterans Michael Matt and David Deavel join them in a spontaneous round table debate on “How do Laymen address the Crisis in the Church?” 

During this segment the opponents will go deeper into the issue brought up during the debate.   These men do not agree on this topic and are known for telling it like it is, having passion for what they believe—and this at a time when so many are lukewarm because of a lack of clarity.  Not so with these guys!

We will be taking questions from the audience during this time.

Oktoberfest at AOTM- Special Event- Starts at 3pm

Roll up your sleeves, men, and come hungry—not only for the debate of the year, but also for Oktoberfest beer, brats, cigars, and more in the tent outside and maybe even a dunk tank for whoever loses the debate.  This may not be fun for wimpy, girly men, but the rest of you will want to come early and stay late!   Festivities will begin early outside under the tent so plan accordingly.  By that I mean take off work early and get your but down there!

AOTM General Event Information
3:00pm Event begins -Basement hall is open and tent outside/ Social Hour and Appetizers
6:00pm Debate Voris vs. Shea
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Round Table Battle- Voris, Shea, Matt and Deavel
8:30pm Dessert
8:45pm Wrap up round table discussion with closing remarks.
9:15 Closing prayer

$15 at the door to the hall or at the entrance of the tent.  (The total cost for the night) You will get great appetizers and beverages, hear one of the best debates you have ever heard. Do all this while you listen and enjoy a fabulous   “Manly Meal”. Men of all creeds and ages are welcome to join in the good  humor, food, and fellowship. Priests and seminarians get in free but will not  be shown partiality in debate.


From The


Apps- Beer Cheese Bread dip (with lots of   Bacon!!!)

Dinner- Beer Brats
These Brats are grilled and then slow cooked in onions, peppers, in Bavarian style sauerkraut and of course lots and lots of beer!
Served with German roasted potatoes covered in dill onions, garlic and LOTS OF BACON!
Dessert- Apple Crisp served with REAL whip cream

St. Augustine’s Catholic Church
In the basement of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church.
408 3rd St N.
South St Paul, MN 55075

Click for a Map and Directions

I was going to try for Lincoln/Douglas sobriety, but now I’m trying to decide on whether I want the purple and gold spandex costume with the the Mexican wrestler mask, or just the simple sumo loincloth.

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  • Tom

    Whoever wrote this ought to give Vince McMahon a call.

    • Beefy Levinson


      • Tom

        1-2-HEGOTHIMHEGOTHIM-oh wait, no he didn’t.

  • Klaus

    The constant references to MANLY MANLINESS sound a little, er, insecure to this European’s ears. Maybe it’s an American thing.

    • chezami

      Be nice to Americans or we’ll bring democracy to your country.

    • John

      Oh, do you not have self-aware irony in Europe?

  • Spastic Hedgehog

    Can you at least snag a sister that beer cheese dip recipe?

    • Spastic Hedgehog

      Little known fact. Hedgehogs love cheese dips.

  • Sacrosanctum Concilium sets our ideal as “noble simplicity,” so I vote for the sumo loincloth.

  • LSpinelli

    Aw shucks, I’d make the drive from Hershey (I’m out there that weekend), but the kids have school on the 8th. So back to Jersey it is for me.

  • Michelle

    Good luck and all that, but I’ve just got to say: God, I hate the word “Christophobic.” It seems to be used most often by Catholic Reactionaries who equate hatred of their methods with hatred of Christ himself.

    • Michelle

      On further reflection, this probably wasn’t the thread in which to indulge my peeve. Sorry about that.

  • Just remember, Mark, that you need a top hat, a monocle and a cane with that sumo loincloth, and also that in the interests of modesty a cape is required (I’ve heard that capeless loincloth-clad gentlemen at these events are sometimes embarrassed when some hapless K of C member in full regalia offers his cape with a charitably sympathetic expression of horror that the airline must have lost yours, because he would never be so rude as to assume you didn’t know you were supposed to wear one).


  • Brandon Jaloway

    This is going to be epic!!! I vote Mexican wrestler!

  • vox borealis

    Wow, and with beer mixed in. This should be awesome!

  • Any chance this would be recorded (even for purchase) for those who can’t attend?

    While neither choice seems ideal, I vote for the loincloth.

  • Kathleen M. Ritter

    preparing my disguise . . . heheheh

  • Kathleen M. Ritter

    maybe I could be a serving wench.

  • Steve P

    There’s always the 19th century English bare-knuckle boxer look. Can you convert your facial hair to a manly set of muttonchops before 10/8? Or is that what Voris is already planning to wear?

  • Darren

    I’ll be there from Rochester, MN…if nmy wife lets me go….