June 9, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic Answers Live host and author Cy Kellett… and what a great time we had! Cy’s the author of a brand new book from Catholic Answers Press called A Teacher of Strange Things. This “foot in the door” introduction to Jesus in fantastic, profound, and uniquely Catholic. And in this episode we unpack all of that. Think you know about Jesus? Cy’s perspective is a uniquely Catholic one and, in… Read more

June 2, 2021

This week on the show I’m so grateful to be joined by Jimmy Akin, Senior Apologist for Catholic Answers. Jimmy has spent nearly three decades cordially explaining, defending, and unpacking the Catholic faith through his books, his weekly appearances on Catholic Answers Live, his speaking engagements and his smattering of podcasts, videos, and other appearances. Check out his website for a list of everything he’s done–it’s a lot! In this episode, Jimmy shares his own conversion story. How he went… Read more

May 26, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby to talk about Catholicism as a relationship between us and Jesus or as a religion. In his new book, Fr. Kirby clearly comes down on the side of religion and explains what *real* religion demands of us, and what rewards we’re bound to receive as a result! It’s a great conversation to help understand what drives Catholicism at its very deepest core: God’s desire for us to… Read more

May 19, 2021

Kenny Burchard was sort of a typical charismatic, evangelical pastor. He had the regular sort of anti-Catholic misconceptions and biases, planted by well-meaning radio evangelists, gospel tracts, and experience. After all, most of the Catholics Kenny could name were the former Catholics that populated the pews at the charismatic churches that he pastored. But with over twenty years in full-time ministry behind him, Kenny and his wife Mary Jo heeded God’s calling to pack up church ministry and move across… Read more

May 12, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic convert and author Father Sebastian Walshe. Fr. Walshe has degrees in theology, philosophy, and is currently the Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, California where he also teaches philosophy. In this episode, Fr. Walshe draws on his experiences in pastoral care, his experience as a convert, and his deep love for the family to give us special insight in how to raise… Read more

May 5, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Dr. Kenneth Howell to talk about the Eucharist in the Early Church. Dr. Howell has doctorates in Linguistics and Church History, was a Protestant pastor and seminary professor, and is a convert to the Catholic faith. In this episode he tells his fascinating conversion story and how the Eucharist played a key role. Then, we dig deep into the Early Church Fathers and the oldest documents next to the Bible… Read more

April 28, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Dr. Richard DeClue, Cardinal Henri de Lubac Fellow of Theology at the Word on Fire Institute to talk about the Second Vatican Council. What did Vatican II really say? What did it set out to accomplish? Did it ruin the Liturgy? The life of the Church? And how can we, as faithful Catholics, learn to evangelize in the true spirit of Vatican II. This is a great conversation which, we… Read more

April 21, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by philosopher and Catholic convert Dr. Robert Koons to talk about his incredible conversion from Lutheranism into the Catholic Church. When faced with the question of which Church was founded by Christ – and where he belonged – Dr. Koons, who traces his Lutheran history right back to the Reformation, applied philosophical principles to try and determine which Church he should belong to. After logically working out the arguments for both… Read more

April 15, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by William Albrecht and Father Christiaan Kappes to discuss the history of transubstantiation in the Bible. As Catholics, we believe that the Eucharist – the elements of the Lord’s Supper – actually becomes the body and blood of Jesus Christ during the Mass but is there evidence that this is true from the Bible and the Early Church? William and Fr. Kappes rejoin me to discuss their incredible new book… Read more

April 7, 2021

In this episode, I’m joined by Catholic historian Steve Weidenkopf to talk about the Middle Ages. What was it really like to be a Christian in medieval times? What about the Crusades? The Inquisition? The political scandals wracking the Church? We dig deep into a largely misunderstood period of time to mine for the truth of Christian history and to correctly interpret the events in light of primary source material. It’s a great conversation! For more from Steve visit his… Read more

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