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Episode 84  - Simple Advents are Best

Episode 84  - Simple Advents are Best

Topics we discussed:​Introducing Advent to your childrenSimple ways to celebrate the season without setting yourself up for failureThe beauty of the giftAsking your kids meaningful questionsRecognizing the humanity of others this AdventTalking to your kids about St. Nicholas ​​ Resources we...

Episode 83 - Eucharistic Theology with  Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Episode 83 - Eucharistic Theology with  Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Topics we discussed:​​Why the Eucharist is the Source and Summit of our faithThe three categories of Eucharistic theologyThe deeper issues discovered in the recent Pew Research on the Eucharist St. Gregory of Nyssa and the basics of Transubstantiation The connection between the Eucharist and...

Episode 82 -  Inculturation and the Amazon Synod

Episode 82 -  Inculturation and the Amazon Synod

Topics we discussed:​​The background and purpose for the Amazon synodThe two problems behind the Amazon synod from the beginningThe natural human desire for GodSaint John Paul II's thoughts on inculturation ​​Living out our roles of priests, prophets, and kings ​ Resources we...

Episode 81 -   Answering the Protestant Reformation with Catholic Restoration of Art

Episode 81 -   Answering the Protestant Reformation with Catholic Restoration of Art

​Topics we discussed:​​The Catholic art restoration and the Protestant ReformationWhy Catholics take art so seriously in the first place The artists who answered the reformation with beauty The radical and intentional messages artists left for popes, bishops, and lay people ​​ Resources we...

Episode 80 -   The Mass: An Exchange of Hearts

Episode 80 -   The Mass: An Exchange of Hearts

Topics we discussed:​​The Council of Trent and the explanatory MassHow the Mass is an exchange of hearts​Chewing on Scripture before you get to MassHow Christ divinizes our gifts and talentsHow the Mass was named​ Resources we mentioned: ​Reconciliation and Penance by John Paul II ​​​​​​...

Episode 79 -  Preparing for a Marriage, Planning for a Wedding

Episode 79 -  Preparing for a Marriage, Planning for a Wedding

Topics we discussed:​​Planning for a wedding, preparing for a marriageCatholic marriage preparationChloe's brand new book, "Created for Love," published by Our Sunday VisitorIdolatry and the way we view our spouseThe most important piece of advice for engaged couplesSpiritual...

Episode 78 - King Solomon and Sins of the Flesh

Episode 78 - King Solomon and Sins of the Flesh

Topics we discussed:​​Temperance and sins of the fleshSolomon's wisdom and despairLegalism versus freedom found in rules of lifeThe consequences of sin and family legacyThe danger of pride and self-reliance when battling sins of the fleshChristopher West's thoughts on the addict,...

Episode 77 - The Catholic Guide to Messy Hospitality

Episode 77 - The Catholic Guide to Messy Hospitality

Topics we discussed:​​Why hospitality is a Biblical missionHow Christ is both host and guestLeaving margins in your dayReclaiming our neighborhoodsLeading with people, following with beautyThe HGTV myth about hospitalityWhat the Catechism has to say about hospitality as a virtueHow to...

Episode 76 - The 5 Identities of Adam

Episode 76 - The 5 Identities of Adam

Topics we discussed:​​Adam's five characteristics based on John Bergsma's thoughts Understanding our participation in the priesthood of ChristFreedom, boundaries, and legalismWhat C.S. Lewis says about morality and an ordered lifeThe personalistic normThe order of lovesResources we...

Episode 75  - Fighting Temptations with Habits

Episode 75  - Fighting Temptations with Habits

​Topics we discussed:​​What it means to strive for virtueWhat Aquinas had to say about the journey from vice to virtueHow habits make good servants but bad mastersBuilding good habits with cues, triggers, and rewards Self-knowledge and the four tendencies of habit formation ​Keystone...

Episode 74 -  Exploring the Feminine Genius

Episode 74 -  Exploring the Feminine Genius

Topics we discussed:​​What it means to strive for sainthood as a woman todayReceptivity and what a woman's body reveals to everyone about the Lord's desire for usWhy sensitivity and vulnerability are courageous strengthsRejecting the idea that taking care of ourselves is selfishThe...

Episode 73 -  Authentic Catholic Masculinity

Episode 73 -  Authentic Catholic Masculinity

Topics we discussed:​​Join Chad and Joe for 603 Man Mornings every Tuesday morning September 17th through December 10th. Church of the Nativity, Leawood, in the Parish Hall. 6:03 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.What Scripture has to say about masculinity The courage to live virtuously Living a magnanimous...

Episode 72 - How to Stop News and Politics from Destroying Your Soul

Episode 72 - How to Stop News and Politics from Destroying Your Soul

Topics we discussed:​​The changing landscape of today's politicsOur outrage addictionHate-reading and hate-watching ​What C.S. Lewis would have to say about today's extremist politicsChecking the fruits of our conversations and social media usageResources we mentioned: "How...

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...

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