November 29, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic convert, author, speaker, and, of course, Catholic priest Father Ken Geraci, CPM to talk about the realm of spiritual warfare and the uniquely Catholic tools we have to combat sin, Satan, and the demonic. Father Ken is a truly wonderful priest – with a great conversion story! – and is full of fascinating insights into the spiritual realm and how, as Catholic, we possess the unique tools to draw... Read more

November 22, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Dr. Samuel Klumpenhouwer, an expert in Medieval Catholicism, to talk about the day-to-day realities of what it was like for Catholics in the Middle Ages? Did the Catholic Church really keep the Bible out of the hands of average Catholics? Was doctrine, dogma, and theology out of touch with Scripture and the history of the Church? Did Catholicism really go off the rails? Was the Reformation necessary? We tackle these... Read more

July 12, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by my good friend, Catholic convert, historian, and author Rod Bennett to talk about how someone looking for a new church – especially our Evangelical friends – should go about it. Rod, a fellow convert, has some incredible perspectives on this question and talks about church unity (and shares some incredible statistics), what the ancient church looked like (and agreed upon), and the perils of finding a “biblical” church when you’re... Read more

June 28, 2023

In this episode,  I’m joined by Casey and Erin Phillips from the Bapticatholic Podcast to talk about their journeys out of their fervent Baptist roots into full communion with the Catholic Church. Strongly evangelical from the beginning of their journeys, Casey and Erin explain exactly what drew them to Catholicism – and it’s an amazing story! From miraculous experiences of beauty to asking the tough questions to converting in spite of being in the incredible minority of Catholics in their... Read more

June 21, 2023

In this episode,  I’m joined by Leeanne Thomas to talk about her amazing and seemingly unlikely journey into the Catholic Church. Raised in a small Mennonite town in Northern Canada Leeanne journeyed through Charismatic Christianity, into a deep love for theology and the liturgy, and finally onto a pathway to ordination into the Anglican priesthood before deciding that she ultimately had to become Catholic. Leeanne’s journey is fascinating as she discovers her love for liturgical living while working on a... Read more

June 14, 2023

In this episode,  I’m joined by Renzo and Monica Ortega, podcasters, ministry leaders, authors and the couple behind the apostolate Two Become Family. We’re breaking down exactly what the Catholic Church believes and teaches about marriage, family, and sexuality – and it’s an amazing conversation. We tackle Natural Family Planning, contraception, the Catholic vision of marriage (and the sanctification of spouses), and much, much more. And I couldn’t ask for a better couple to have this conversation with than Renzo... Read more

June 7, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by Olivia Spears, mother, educator, and curriculum creator behind the incredible Into the Deep catechetical series to talk about raising authentic Catholic kids. This conversation, especially for new Catholic families just starting out, new converts, and those looking at the Catholic Church wondering where their family fits in, is filled with incredible insights, ideas, and advice from a seasoned Catholic parent. Olivia is a blast, so wise, and shares some incredible knowledge about how those... Read more

May 31, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by the wonderful Karen Edmisten, author, Mom, and surprised Catholic convert, Karen joins me this week to tell her amazing story from atheism into the Catholic Church. Raised without any religion at all Karen was surprised when she began to ask questions about the meaning of life – to encounter people who caused her to ask these kinds of questions by the way they lived – and ended up becoming Christian. To her surprise, she... Read more

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

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