February 8, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by the Marlene Watkins, founder of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers, to talk about Lourdes: the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to a poor French peasant girl, the miracles that followed, and, incredibly, the mind-blowing miracles that science and medicine cannot prove which are still happening today! This episode is truly one of my favourites. Marlene shares her experience with leading over 200 pilgrimages, bringing thousands of pilgrims to this incredible holy... Read more

February 1, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Matthew Breuninger, clinical psychologist and associate professor of Psychology at Franciscan University of Steubenville to talk about finding freedom from our wounds in Christ and the Catholic Church. We talk about the healing power of the sacraments, how to begin letting go of what we put in the way of true healing and freedom and, practically, how we can get out of the way and let God do His thing. This was such... Read more

January 25, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Justus Hunter, a Methodist seminary professor, church historian, and theologian to unpack his family’s remarkable story of Catholic conversion. From an “all in for Jesus” faith background, Justus and his wife, both devout and deeply connected Christians, began to find themselves attracted to the Catholic faith and, following an incredible journey eventually became Catholic. Justus spins a fantastic tale this week full of ups and downs, miracles, incredible insights, and a healthy dose... Read more

January 18, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by my good friend Keith Nester to talk about some of the pitfalls new Catholic converts may experience on their journey. Keith is a former Protestant pastor (with 20+ years in ministry), a Catholic convert himself, the author of some fantastic books, and the host of a popular YouTube channel – and he knows a thing or two about this topic! We talk about bad liturgy, bringing kids to Mass, a loss of programs, events,... Read more

January 11, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by one of my favourite people to talk to Erick Ybarra. Erick is a former Reformed Baptist who became Anglican in his search for an authoritative, apostolic Church but didn’t stop there. After carefully examining Catholic vs. Orthodox claims Erick eventually became Catholic – although continued his long and exhaustive search of Scriptures and Church History to be able to fully defend his decision. Erick’s search, and his extensive research into the papacy, is recorded... Read more

January 4, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by the show’s most requested guest Keith from Grassroot Catholic. Keith has a popular Instagram and YouTube channel where he unpacks beautiful, sometimes forgotten practices from the Catholic faith, encourages reverence, and shares awesome insights as someone trying to earnestly live the Catholic life and pursuit Christ. Keith is an awesome guy – of course he is, he’s a Keith – and this is a wonderful conversation about how we can be more reverent as... Read more

December 28, 2022

In this episode, I’m joined by Patrick Callahan, Director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We talk about the Catholic experience on college campuses and dig into some of this wisdom Patrick’s gleaned over years of working with Catholics on campus. We chat about how Catholics often come to college (inoculated against learning more about the Catholic faith), how to meet them and engage them, how relationships trump programs, and how introducing... Read more

December 21, 2022

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Michael Foley, renown author, professor of theology, and one of the best storytellers out there to explain some of the incredibly weird and terribly wonderful Christian roots of our favourite Christmas traditions. Dr. Foley unpacks the dating of Christmas, the roots of Santa Claus, the incredibly weird world of “Mutant Christmas Saints,” and much, much more as we sit down for a glass of egg nog and stir up some Christmas cheer. Listen,... Read more

December 14, 2022

In this episode, I’m joined by author, speaker, and all-around awesome guy Mike Pacer to talk about Advent. What is Advent? How can we best approach Advent? What are some Advent traditions, liturgies, and activities to try for single people and for families? Mike draws on the beautiful history of his Catholic upbringing to share some incredible insights into Advent specifically for new Catholics and non-Catholics looking to understand this ancient Christian tradition. For more from Mike check out Cedar... Read more

December 7, 2022

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Randall B. Smith, theologian, professor, and a Catholic convert himself, to talk about the wonderfully uplifting subject of death, dying, and the afterlife. Actually, we have a great time. Randall has some incredible insights in these areas and draws on history, experience, and the wisdom of the Church to help shape our understanding of how to think about, talk about, and evangelize around these difficult and strange subjects. It’s a great conversation about... Read more

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