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

March 15, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined once again by the incredible Mike Aquilina, church historian extraordinaire, to talk about the African roots of the Catholic Church. Mike unpacks some of the interesting – and surprising – roots of things we take for granted in Catholic Christianity: the liturgy, the Latin language, some of our most important developments of doctrine and dogma and, of course, some of the most important thinkers in Early Christianity. Mike has a great... Read more

March 8, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Lauren Bacon. Lauren is an “expected Catholic convert” and the wife of John Bacon, a former Anglican priest, and a previous guest on this show. John’s own story featuring exorcisms, a friendship with Dr. David Anders, miracles, and the Early Church – and, this week, we hear it from his spouse’s perspective! Lauren joins us to tell her own unique conversion story and walks us through what it was like... Read more

March 1, 2023

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Shannon Wimp Schmidt, Parish Vitality Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Chicago, to talk about the Catholic parish. What exactly should we expect from a Catholic parish?  How does it compare to an Evangelical church? How can we get more involved? What if nothing is happening in our parish – is it OK to go somewhere else? These questions, and many more, are answered this week as Shannon joins me for... Read more

February 22, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined  by David Patterson from Yes Catholic to talk about his own incredible journey out of, and then back into, the Catholic faith – thanks to some amazing miracles, plenty of grace, and some incredible moments of divine providence! Then we dig into what it means to say “Yes” to Christ and His Church, the beauty of being Catholic, the Eucharist, confession, and so many incredible stories of grace that David has encountered in his life... Read more

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