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

March 31, 2021

In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Michael Pakaluk to talk about his fantastic new commentary on the Gospel of John and how we can, and should, hear Mary’s voice in the writings and recollections of John. It’s a really interesting story which highlights the importance of Mary. As a Catholic convert, Dr. Pakaluk discusses John 6, the Eucharistic Discourse, the Wedding Supper at Cana, and many other interesting accounts – and how Mary, as John’s companion, may have offered… Read more

March 24, 2021

In this episode, I’m joined by fellow Catholic convert, author, and biblical theologian Dr. Scott Hahn from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology to talk about the Eucharist. In this discussion, we climb the summit from an Evangelical understanding of Communion as merely symbol up to the Catholic view of the Eucharist as the Real Presence of Christ. We discuss the transformative power and incredible reality of the sacraments and how better understanding the Old and New Covenants and… Read more

March 17, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Catholic Answers apologist Karlo Broussard to talk about what Catholics really believe about purgatory – one of the most misunderstood Catholic beliefs. We dig into purgatory in the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Early Church, and the logical case of why purgatory must exist in the plan of salvation. For more from Karlo visit his website. Also see Catholic Answers. Check out Karlo’s new book Purgatory is for Real. For… Read more

March 10, 2021

In this 100th episode of the podcast, we’ve opened up the lines for past guests, patrons, and friends of the show to tell us why they love being Catholic. It’s a special celebration of our Catholic faith – and one you don’t want to miss! Listen to guests like Dr. John Bergsma, Steve Ray, Sonja Corbitt, Joe Heschmeyer, Bishop Thomas Dowd, Jimmy Akin, and many more talk about what they love about the faith. For more, visit The Cordial Catholic…. Read more

March 3, 2021

In this episode, I’m joined by Reformation scholar and historian Dr. Brad Gregory to talk about the Reformation and its unintended consequences – a fantastic discussion! We discuss what Christianity was like during the Middle Ages, leading up to the Reformation, what the Reformers intended with their actions and, maybe most importantly, what the lasting consequences have been of the Protestant Reformation for the unity of Christianity and the secularization of Western society. For more from Dr. Gregory check out… Read more




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