May 24, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by author, educator, and Catholic convert Lorelei Savaryn to talk about her incredible journey out of Evangelical Christianity into the Catholic Church. A passionate Evangelical, Lorelei and her husband began questioning the foundations of their faith when they encountered questions of “Once Saved, Always Saved,” the example of the Early Church, and the beauty of the liturgy. These questions, and more, tugged at Lorelei’s conscience and eventually moved her to declare that either Christ founded... Read more

May 17, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by Father Daniel-Maria Klimek, T.O.R. to talk about Mary. Father Klimek has a fantastic new book all about this subject and we dig in deeply. From topics like Mary’s role as the New Ark of the Covenant, her power of the demonic realm, her prayers on our behalf, and exactly how and why we can – and should – grow more deeply in love with the Mother of Jesus, all in this fantastic episode. If... Read more

May 10, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by Casey Chalk, a Catholic convert/revert and author of The Obscurity of Scripture, to talk about one of the great big problems with the bedrock of Protestantism and the interpretation of Scripture. We’re talking about the Protestant doctrine of the clarity of Scripture – the perspicuity of Scripture – or the idea that the Bible is so clear that any Christian can understand it for themselves. This idea, which Chalk argues is foundational to Protestant... Read more

May 3, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by my good friend Keith Nester and his wife Estelle to talk about their Catholic journey. Keith and Estelle met as Keith was beginning his work as a Protestant pastor; work that would take up 22 years of life his. Estelle, raised Catholic but not practising, was happy to follow Keith into Evangelical Christianity, to get married, raise kids, and live and serve as a pastor’s wife. So, what was it like when Keith began... Read more

April 26, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by author, radio host, podcaster, and mother extraordinaire, the wonderful Katie Prejean McGrady, to talk about the ridiculous, terrible, and downright crappy ways Catholics can (and do) share the faith. Katie is an incredible human being and puts herself out there, on the radio and social media, every single day. She’s an evangelizer, authentic to the core, and not afraid to share what she’s thinking; and this is a topic she’s... Read more

April 19, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by The Miracle Hunter, Michael O’Neill, to share some of his fantastic insights and stories from years of gathering, cataloging, and investigating miracles around the world. Miracles, for me as an Evangelical Christian, were one of those things that challenged my paradigm – especially when it came to miracles involving the Eucharist, apparitions of Mary, and the prayers of the saints, things we didn’t believe in as non-Catholic Christians. This week,... Read more

April 12, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, for our 200th episode, I’m joined by Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin to share some of the reasons why the Protestant doctrine of Sola Scriptura is problematic – and what a reasonable alternative, in the Catholic Church, may be! For me, as an Evangelical struggling with divisions over the interpretation of Scripture within my own faith communities,  the very bedrock of my faith – the Bible as the sole, infallible rule of... Read more

April 5, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by my friend – the guy who got me into podcasting in the first place! – Matt Pana to talk about the Kingdom of God. Matt was raised Catholic in a Filipino-American household but drifted into Evangelical Christianity as a young adult. He came enthusiastically back into the practice of Catholicism after being exposed to Catholic apologists like Patrick Madrid and Scott Hahn and, today, joins me to share a bit... Read more

March 29, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, in one of the most enjoyable episodes to date, I’m joined by Daniel and Steven from The Catholic Brothers to talk about their journey out of and back into the Catholic faith. Raised in a devout Catholic home, Daniel and Steven unpack exactly what drew them out of the Catholic faith and into Evangelical Christianity, then Anglicanism, and finally back into full communion with the Catholic Church. It’s an amazing story that touches... Read more

March 22, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic convert Mike Sharp to tell the incredible conversion journey him and his wife experienced – culminating in their decision to join the Catholic Church! Mike’s journey touches on so many interesting points like the insufficiency of Sola Scriptura, the Early Church and apostolic succession, the liturgy, the Eucharist, confession, authority, and so much more. You name it, Mike wrestled with it, and his thoughtful, deeply spiritual engagement with all... Read more

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