September 18, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk to Matt Swaim about how to evangelize our non-Catholic family and friends. Matt, like me, is a convert to the Catholic faith. He also works at The Coming Home Network’s Outreach Manager and hosts the daily Catholic radio show, The Son Rise Morning Show, on EWTN. Matt shares some really–truly–incredible insights into how we can witness with our Catholic faith to those that don’t necessarily share it. For more about… Read more

September 11, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk with Pat Flynn to talk about one of the most important and fundamental questions about Catholicism: Do Catholics have a personal relationship with Christ? We also hear a bit of Pat Flynn’s fantastic conversion story out of faith and into atheism, philosophy, evangelical Christianity and finally into the Catholic Church based, in part, on the very question we tackle today. It’s a fantastic episode and I know you’ll love it…. Read more

September 7, 2019

As a non-denominational evangelical Protestant I remember sitting in pew one morning while the pastor played a video created by a member of the church. It was a short, funny video made out of Lego dramatizing the appointment of Matthias from the Book of Acts. The video followed the text from Acts but ended with a pithy, “…and he was never heard from again.” We all laughed. As evangelical Christians most of us, I would wager, had a fairly murky… Read more

September 6, 2019

As a non-denominational evangelical Christian I thought the Catholic Church was just another denomination. Just another expression of Christianity. And, for the most part, a pretty crappy and corrupt one. I thought that Catholics worshiped statues, they elevated the Virgin Mary beyond a reasonable degree, and they didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. Not like I had, anyway. But as I began to dig into history my perspective on denominationalism and Catholicism began to change. I was shocked, in fact, to… Read more

September 5, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk with Dr. Stacy Trasancos about the supposed conflict between faith and science. Dr. Trasancos, a PhD chemist with a degree in dogmatic theology, is the author of Particles of Faith and a sought after speaker on the intersection of Catholicism and science. We discuss how science points towards a creator, how and why we need to be careful with relying too much on science to back up our faith, and… Read more

September 5, 2019

Ever since I first heard her speak on an episode of Catholic Answers Live I was dying to chat with Dr. Stacy Trasancos. A convert to Catholicism, Dr. Trasancos received her PhD in Chemistry and, at the height of her career, had a conversion to Christ and His Church. She’s gone on to receive an MA in Dogmatic Theology and now writes, speaks, and leads other in how to evangelize—especially through science. Her fantastic book is Particles of Faith. And… Read more

August 29, 2019

When I had a radical conversion to Christ in high school I knew nothing about denominations or apostolic succession or the history of the Bible. So, a few days after accepting Christ I bummed a ride over to the local Christian bookstore where I picked out the coolest looking Bible I could find—a big black faux-leather Xtreme Teen Study Bible, New King James Version. So extreme it was missing an “e.” Ridiculous as the whole thing sounds now that Bible was,… Read more

August 28, 2019

  In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk with author Rod Bennett about the origins of the Bible. We dig deep – way deep – into the history of the Biblical canon. Why are some books in Catholic Bibles and not in those read by Protestants? How did those decisions get made? What role did the Early Church and the Pope play in these important decisions. We also wrestle with the question of Tradition vs. Scripture and… Read more

August 27, 2019

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by apologist, speaker, and author Dr. Douglas Beaumont to give us a crash course in apologetics. With his trademark insight, Dr. Beaumont discusses how we can share proofs and evidence for God with everyone from Atheists to Anabaptists and everyone in between. He provides insights and some of his favourite theological, philosophical, and scientific arguments and evidence for God’s existence and why, historically, the Catholic Church makes the most sense… Read more

August 14, 2019

  In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by the incredible Marcus Grodi, host of The Journey Home on EWTN and the Founder/President of The Coming Home Network International, an apostolate which supports non-Catholics finding their way into the Catholic Church. Marcus shares his own conversion story and the founding of The Journey Home and The Coming Home Network. Then, Marcus shares some of the wisdom he’s gleaned from 20 years listening to the stories of Catholic… Read more

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