THE CATHOLIC PODCAST

Episode 63 - Protestantism's False Start

Episode 63 - Protestantism's False Start

How did Martin Luther's confidence in his understanding of Aristotle impact the Protestant Reformation? This week on The Catholic Podcast, we're talking about the Dunning-Kruger Effect and how it impacts science, philosophy, and theology in the history of the Catholic Church and in...

Episode 62 - Evangi-Dating or Unequally Yoked? Conversion When One of You isn't Catholic

Episode 62 - Evangi-Dating or Unequally Yoked? Conversion When One of You isn't Catholic

From claims of "evangi-dating" to being "unequally yoked," a lot is said about Catholics dating non-Catholics. But what does Catholic conversion look like in a relationship (dating or marriage) when one of you is Catholic, and one isn't? To get a better look at that up...

Episode  61 - Conversion Through Suffering: Chad Pirotte's Journey to Catholicism

Episode  61 - Conversion Through Suffering: Chad Pirotte's Journey to Catholicism

Topics we discussed:Catholic and Protestant views on Redemptive SufferingImputed vs. Imparted JustificationThe need for TraditionResources we mentioned:Christian Smith, How to Go from Being a Good Evangelical to a Committed Catholic in Ninety-Five Difficult Steps...

Episode 60 - Sunday Will Never be the Same: The  Conversion of Dawn  Eden Goldstein

Episode 60 - Sunday Will Never be the Same: The  Conversion of Dawn  Eden Goldstein

As part of our Easter series on conversion stories, we're profiling Dawn Eden Goldstein, author of the book Sunday Will Never Be the Same. She's a convert from Reform Judaism to Christianity: first to Protestantism, and then to Catholicism. Along the way she's been everything...

Episode 59 - Proclaiming the Resurrection

Episode 59 - Proclaiming the Resurrection

Topics we discussed:​​Why the proclamation of Christ's Resurrection is essential to the proclamation of the Gospel True crime and Christ's Resurrection Why Jesus is in fact God, and how the Resurrection points to this truthPersonal encounters and transformations in ChristResources...

Episode 58 -  The Crucifixion

Episode 58 -  The Crucifixion

Topics we discussed:​​​The world's definition of successPersevering with Christ at the crossHow Christ's cross gives our suffering hope and purpose Resources we mentioned:​​Way of the Cross at the Colosseum meditations by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger​​​​Interviews in this episode:Mark...

Episode 57 -  The Women of the Way

Episode 57 -  The Women of the Way

Topics we discussed:​Our Lady of SorrowsWhat Mary can teach us about ministering to those who sufferThe reality of human traffickingResources we mentioned:​​Way of the Cross at the Colosseum meditations by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger​The Catholic Podcast Episode 24 - Natural Family Planning...

Episode 56 - The Falls of Jesus

Episode 56 - The Falls of Jesus

Topics we discussed:The three falls of ChristSelf-sufficiency in our battle against sinOur fall into secularismGetting God back on people's radarsResources we mentioned:​​Way of the Cross at the Colosseum meditations by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger​The Catholic Podcast Episode 34,...

Episode 55 - Taking Up the Cross

Episode 55 - Taking Up the Cross

Topics we discussed:Christ's invitation to take up the crossHow suffering allows us to join in solidarity with others suffering in the worldHow we can unite our own pain and grief to all the Christ went through Overcoming fear of suffering Resources we mentioned:​​Way of the Cross at...

Episode 54 - The Condemnation of Jesus

Episode 54 - The Condemnation of Jesus

Topics we discussed:​The condemnation of ChristPraying and meditating on the Stations of the CrossAbortion clinic workers and healing from condemnation Times when Joe and Chloe shared (or struggled to share!) their faith in face of the crowdResources we mentioned:​Way of the Cross at the...

Episode 53 - Catholic Answers to Methodist Objections, Part 2

Episode 53 - Catholic Answers to Methodist Objections, Part 2

Last week we looked at major differences in how Methodists and Catholics look at the Church, at the papacy, and Church history. But in today's episode, we take a closer look at Scripture, Tradition, which books belong in the Bible, Purgatory, the saints, and the sacraments (especially the...

Episode 52 - Catholic Answers to Methodist Objections, Part 1

Episode 52 - Catholic Answers to Methodist Objections, Part 1

How should we respond when the pastor of the nation's largest United Methodist Church and an ex-Catholic priest team up to do a four part series on Catholicism and Methodism? Topics we discussed:Our conversation is guided today by Acts 18:24-26 ​Pastor Adam and Father Joe...

The Spiritual Life of Cholerics

The Spiritual Life of Cholerics

Joe discusses the spiritual life of cholerics with Father Kreidler. the_catholic_podcast_-_ep_51.mp3File Size: 70670 kbFile Type: mp3Download File

Episode 50 - The Spiritual Life of Phlegmatics

Episode 50 - The Spiritual Life of Phlegmatics

​A day late, but worth the wait: Joe Heschmeyer sits down with Fr. Andrew Mattingly ("the most productive phlegmatic I know") to talk about the spiritual life of phlegmatics, with all of its pros and cons. the_catholic_podcast_-_ep_50__1_.mp3File Size: 74799 kbFile Type:...

Episode 49 - The Spiritual Life of Melancholics

Episode 49 - The Spiritual Life of Melancholics

Perhaps the most misunderstood of the four temperaments is the Melancholic. Are they just brooding pensives, or does their temperament reflect something of how God wants to call them to sanctity? the_catholic_podcast_-_ep_49.mp3File Size: 57739 kbFile Type: mp3Download File

Episode 48  - The Spiritual Life of Sanguines

Episode 48  - The Spiritual Life of Sanguines

Joe discusses with Dr. Troy Hinkel about the spiritual perks and perils of the sanguine temperament. the_catholic_podcast_-_ep_48.mp3File Size: 62385 kbFile Type: mp3Download File

Episode 47 - Temperaments and the Spiritual Life

Episode 47 - Temperaments and the Spiritual Life

What's your temperament? And how does temperament impact the way you - and those around you- grow spiritually? Topics we discussed:A brief overview of the four temperaments How Christ has the strengths of all four temperaments and none of the weakness The saints and the four...

Episode 46 -  Joining the Heavenly Social

Episode 46 -  Joining the Heavenly Social

Whether we're striving for sainthood here on earth or learning about the lives of the saints who've gone before us, we each have a beautifully unique story and path to sainthood. Topics we discussed:The lives of lesser known saints The road to canonization in the Catholic...

Episode 45 - Understanding Christmas Mysteries through Jewish Eyes

Episode 45 - Understanding Christmas Mysteries through Jewish Eyes

Two of the most important Bible passages at this time of year are Luke 1:26-38 and Matt. 1:18-25, which trace the angel’s message of the Incarnation to the Virgin Mary and Joseph. But as familiar as these passages are to most of us, most of us don't understand what’s going on in either...

Episode 44 - Getting Heaven Right

Episode 44 - Getting Heaven Right

We talk about wanting to get to Heaven, but we spend terribly little time thinking about Heaven or taking it seriously. In fact, most of what we think about heaven is boring and wrong. Topics we discussed:Why our conceptions of Heaven are usually too small and too selfishWhat our top five...

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