May 6, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by two guests from the National Center for Padre Pio in Barton, PA, USA. Nick Gibboni is the Executive Director of the Center and Vera Marie Calandra, Vice President, and daughter of the founders of the National Center. We discuss all things Padre Pio–my favourite saint–including his miraculous life, his incredible charisms and abilities, and the example that this holy saint has left behind for us Catholic Christians to emulate… Read more

April 29, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by author, evangelist, and pilgrimage guru Steve Ray to talk about the biblical roots of the papacy. Steve should know, as a convert to Catholicism himself he’s written two fantastic books on the subject. We discuss the Old Testament precedent for the pope, evidence from Scripture and history, and why we need a pope at all. It’s a great conversation to share with your friends! For more from Steve, check… Read more

April 23, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by evangelist, speaker, and author John LaBriola to talk about how to pray for our friends and family who have left the Catholic Church. We discuss John’s brand new book No Soul Left Behind: How to Pray for Your Loved Ones Who Have Left the Churchwhich is an absolutely fantastic resource for praying for our non-Catholic Christian friends and family or those that were raised Catholic and left the Church…. Read more

April 15, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by the incredible Dawn Eden Goldstein. Dawn, a former agnostic rock journalist, is a convert to Catholicism and a brilliant theologian. She has a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and is the author of a number of fine books on the topic of mercy and redemptive suffering. She joins me, in this episode, for a fantastic conversation about redemptive suffering.  We discuss… Read more

April 8, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined again by Dr. Cheryl White, professor of history at Louisiana State University at Shreveport and an expert on the history of relics, especially the Shroud of Turin. We discuss the relics of Jesus’ passion: the true cross, the crown of thorns, the Shroud of Turin, and more. It’s a fascinating discussion about the importance of these physical reminders of our Catholic faith and the uniquely Catholic history of relics. For… Read more

April 1, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined once again by Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin to help us unpack the problem of evil and suffering. Why would a good, all-knowing, all-powerful God allow evil and suffering to exist? Why do innocent people suffer? Does the existence of evil make God less powerful, less good, or something other than what Christians say that He is? Listen to Jimmy Akin, a veteran apologist, explain what the Catholic Church… Read more

March 25, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m just by theologian and author Dr. John Bergsma to talk about the incredible and ancient Dead Sea Scrolls and what amazing insights these documents provide us into our Catholic Christian faith. In these episode we dig deep into what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, what the community of Jewish believers that collected them were like, and how the way they lived and celebrated their faith has incredible implications for the beginning… Read more

March 25, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by two fantastic Catholic apologists to discuss their joint journey into the Catholic Church. Devin Rose is a Catholic convert, writer, speaker, and app developer. Dr. Douglas Beaumont is an apologist, speaker, and writer as well. Together, these two have written some of the best books in Catholic apologetics and, it turns out, they connected, became friends, and had some great discussions around Doug’s journey into the Catholic Church. In… Read more

March 25, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by writer, speaker, and convert Derek Rotty to take about Lectio Divina – the ancient way of reading the Bible. We also discuss Derek’s own conversion and the necessary process of daily conversion to Christ, his Church, and the Christian way of life. It’s a great conversation! For more from Derek visit his website. His book, A Life of Conversion: Meeting Christ in the Gospels is available from Amazon. Send your… Read more

March 6, 2020

“He had more statues than the Vatican,” Keith relates. “I thought maybe it was his grandmother’s house.” Keith Nester and Devin Schadt laugh as they relate the story of how they first met, a crucial, God-guided meeting, that would eventually led a Protestant pastor of twenty-two years into communion with the Catholic Church. At the time, Keith was a youth pastor, just starting out, and in need of a logo for his growing youth group. A few phone calls led… Read more




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