August 7, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Catholic Answers apologist extraordinaire and author Trent Horn to discuss finding the real Jesus amongst the imposters. Was Jesus just a myth, a conglomeration of pagan myths and legends? Did he perform miracles? Are the gospel accounts reliable? Trent expertly tackles all of these questions and more. Plus, we dig into Trent’s trademark and highly apologetic approach on how we can discuss, clarify and correct these false understandings of… Read more

July 31, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by the incredible Dr. Abigail Favale to talk about feminism, gender identity, and the Catholic Church. Abigail has written a number of fantastic articles at the Church Life Journal on these very topics and unpacks them here, for us, brilliantly. We tackle the ideas of masculinity and femininity as expressed by Pope St. John Paul II, how a Catholic should understand feminism, and how becoming a mother (and a Catholic)… Read more

July 26, 2019

I first met Jesus at the age of fifteen. As a teenager, I “accepted Christ” and began to live as best a Christian life as I could muster. And it was great. I was happy as an Evangelical Protestant. I didn’t so much as reject Catholicism as much as I simply didn’t know about it. Worse, what I did know about the Catholic Church came from poorly catechized Catholics. From Catholics who, themselves, didn’t know much about their faith. Bad… Read more

July 24, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin to talk about how to understand authority and the Catholic Church. We discuss the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Bible, papal infallibility, theology, doctrine, and dogma, and how best to understand what the Church teaches on any given topic. It’s a fantastic episode; Jimmy provides an absolute ton of information – you’re going to want to listen twice! For more from… Read more

July 17, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Robert Delfino, author of Does God Exist: A Socratic Dialogue about the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas. We dig deep into who St. Thomas Aquinas was, his importance to the Catholic Church, Christianity, and philosophy in general. We discuss the apparent rift between science and religion – what would Aquinas say? And we dive deeply into Aquinas’s Fifth Way of proving God’s existence. One of the resources mentioned… Read more

July 10, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by the one and only Dr. Lawrence Feingold philosopher, theologian, and author to talk about typology and how the Catholic Church was prefigured in the Old Testament. This is absolutely an episode for the record books as Dr. Feingold takes us deep into biblical typology which begins, we learn, through looking at how Jesus Himself used the Old Testament. Through unpacking the biblical texts and with a deep knowledge of… Read more

July 3, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Steve Weidenkopf, author and lecturer in History at the Christendom College Graduate School of Theology, to talk about the Protestant Reformation. Was it truly a reformation of the Christian Church or a revolution? Was the Catholic Church in need of reform? And what did the Reformers actually intend? For more from Steve, visit his website and check out his videos, books, and blog articles. Steve’s books are highly accessible… Read more

July 1, 2019

A liturgist that I respect very much once said something to the effect that a good priest, who respects the Liturgy of the Mass, should never insert himself into it. Instead, a good priest acts in the background of the Liturgy. He performs the various components: the prayers, the rites, and even the homily, without being an overwhelming presence. Without taking over. I wondered aloud, when I first heard this comment, what that might look like. What might it look like for a priest… Read more

June 26, 2019

In this episode, I talk to Steve Ray, author, speaker, and Catholic evangelist about the Eucharist. Is it a sign and symbol like Protestants say that it is, or something more? What did the Early Church believe? We unpack Steve’s conversion story to find out how a Bible-believing Baptist of 30 years could ever become a Catholic–and the central role of the Eucharist and the Early Church in his conversion story. For more from Steve, visit his website at… Read more

June 19, 2019

In this episode I’m joined by theologian and scripture scholar Dr. Michael P. Barber to talk about the Catholic view of salvation. Dr. Barber’s new book Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know was an instant bestseller and it’s no surprise. Dr. Barber talks passionately, enthusiastically, and with an intense clarity about how Catholics should understand their salvation – and how we often misunderstand it as well. We tackle the idea that all of our works are underpinned by God’s grace… Read more

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