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

February 24, 2021

In our second  crossover episode, I’m joined by Austin Suggs from Gospel Simplicity as we host an incredible conversation with Joe Heschmeyer and Dr. Gavin Ortlund on the papacy: The Pope. Did Christ intend to establish a Church with the Pope at its head? What do we find in the Early Church Fathers? Did the first Christians believe in a Pope? Is  it clear from the Bible? Tradition? These questions, and many more, are tackled in this sprawling and deeply… Read more

February 17, 2021

In this episode of the podcast I’m joined by Early Church expert, author, and popular speaker Mike Aquilina to talk about Mary’s role in the Early Church and in the history of Christianity. From what the Old Testament says about Mary, to her role in the New Testament, to how she was understood by the very Early Christians and how her role helped to shape our Christology – and more! For more from Mike visit his website Fathers of the… Read more

February 10, 2021

In this episode I’m joined by Michael Lofton from Reason and Theology to talk about the Magisterium, the teaching office of the Catholic Church. We talk about where the Catholic Church’s authority comes from, how it traces and understands it, and the incredible, fundamental differences between how Catholic’s understand their faith and how it’s understood by Protestant Christians. It’s an important and fascinating conversation. I hope you enjoy! For more from Michael visit his website Reason and Theology where you… Read more

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