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

August 7, 2019

The authority of the Catholic Church is notoriously hard to understand for non-Catholics—even many Catholics struggle to define exactly how and when the Church is exercising its authority. But one question that Catholics apologists hear often goes something like this, Well, Pope Francis said this during an interview on an airplane so isn’t that infallible Church teaching? To put it simply, no. It is not. But I can see why it can be confusing. I recently had a conversation with Catholic Answers Senior… Read more

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

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