THE CATHOLIC PODCAST

Episode 71 - Did Christ Found the Catholic Church?

Episode 71 - Did Christ Found the Catholic Church?

Topics we discussed:​​How American Christians do theology wrong Saint Jerome's test for seeing what Church is founded by ChristWhy Catholicism isn't just another Christian denomination ​How Christ established the Catholic Church and why we should participate in it​Flannery...

Episode 70  - Barstool Theology  and Crafting  the Good Life

Episode 70  - Barstool Theology  and Crafting  the Good Life

Topics we discussed:​​The theology of drinkingWhy answering whether it's "good" or "bad" to drink is the wrong question to askWhat Aristotle's three levels of friendship teach us about our own friends and how we drink with themThinking of alcohol as a work of...

Episode 69  - Interior Life Hacks

Episode 69  - Interior Life Hacks

Topics we discussed:​​Why your interior life is importantWhat the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about the three types of prayerHow a daily examen can change your lifeWhy you shouldn't put prayer on your to-do listWhy there isn't one perfect way to pray Resources we...

Episode 68 - Presenting a Pro-Life Message to a Pro-Choice World

Episode 68 - Presenting a Pro-Life Message to a Pro-Choice World

Topics we discussed:​​Steve Wagner's 10-second pro-life argumentAvoiding the abortion "double-bind"Learning argumentative martial artsLetting those who are pro-choice argue for the pro-life causeThe moral act and double effectHow to answer common pro-choice objections with...

Episode 67 - Beating the Summer Noon Day Devil

Episode 67 - Beating the Summer Noon Day Devil

Topics we discussed:​​What acedia isHow we battle against the noon-day devilWhy acedia is rooted in an idolatry of ourselvesWorking with our handsTaking a cue from Christ and fighting the devil with Scripture Resources we mentioned: Daily Rosary Meditations with Holy Family School of Faith...

Episode 66 - What Draws Young Catholics to the Church

Episode 66 - What Draws Young Catholics to the Church

Topics we discussed:​​Why young adults are CatholicWhat draws young adults to Mass (both a particular Mass or a particular parish)What young Catholics wish the powers that be knew or did differently What young Catholics think is being done well in the Church todayWhat recommendations young...

Episode 65 - Finding Hope Through Scandal: One Priest's Response to the Abuse Crisis

Episode 65 - Finding Hope Through Scandal: One Priest's Response to the Abuse Crisis

Having lived through the scandal as a newly-ordained priest, Fr. Joseph Scholten, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, offers a Christological perspective on the sexual abuse scandal from which the Catholic Church is still reeling. Along the way, he offers some good advice on...

Episode 64 - Blessed Are The Persecuted: "Deplatforming" and the Abortion Debate

Episode 64 - Blessed Are The Persecuted: "Deplatforming" and the Abortion Debate

One of the tactics being used in an increasing way within the "culture wars" is "deplatforming," trying to cut people whose ideas you disagree with off from having a platform with which to speak. In today's episode, Joe talks with a Catholic artist named Brett Lempe...

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...

Comments(0)

Log in to comment