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A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith.

A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith.
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Canada

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A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith.

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English


Episodes

016: St. Thomas Aquinas and the Five Ways (w/ Dr. Robert Delfino)

7/17/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Robert Delfino, author of Does God Exist: A Socratic Dialogue about the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas. We dig deep into who St. Thomas Aquinas was, his importance to the Catholic Church, Christianity, and philosophy in general. We discuss the apparent rift between science and religion – what would Aquinas say? And we dive deeply into Aquinas's Fifth Way of proving God's existence. One of the resources mentioned in the show...

Duration:00:59:04

015: Typology and the Catholic Church in the Old Testament (w/ Dr. Lawrence Feingold)

7/10/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by the one and only Dr. Lawrence Feingold philosopher, theologian, and author to talk about typology and how the Catholic Church was prefigured in the Old Testament. This is absolutely an episode for the record books as Dr. Feingold takes us deep into biblical typology which begins, we learn, through looking at how Jesus Himself used the Old Testament. Through unpacking the biblical texts and with a deep knowledge of Scripture, Dr....

Duration:00:59:29

014: Protestant Reformation or Revolution? (w/ Steve Weidenkopf)

7/3/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Steve Weidenkopf, author and lecturer in History at the Christendom College Graduate School of Theology, to talk about the Protestant Reformation. Was it truly a reformation of the Christian Church or a revolution? Was the Catholic Church in need of reform? And what did the Reformers actually intend? For more from Steve, visit his website and check out his videos, books, and blog articles. Steve's books are highly accessible and...

Duration:01:02:53

013: Is the Eucharist Just a Symbol? (w/ Steve Ray)

6/26/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I talk to Steve Ray, author, speaker, and Catholic evangelist about the Eucharist. Is it a sign and symbol like Protestants say that it is, or something more? What did the Early Church believe? We unpack Steve's conversion story to find out how a Bible-believing Baptist of 30 years could ever become a Catholic–and the central role of the Eucharist and the Early Church in his conversion story. For more from Steve, visit his website at...

Duration:01:06:20

012: What Catholics Believe About Salvation (w/ Dr. Michael Barber)

6/19/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by theologian and scripture scholar Dr. Michael P. Barber to talk about the Catholic view of salvation. Dr. Barber's new book Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know was an instant bestseller and it's no surprise. Dr. Barber talks passionately, enthusiastically, and with an intense clarity about how Catholics should understand their salvation – and how we often misunderstand it as well. We tackle the idea that all of our works...

Duration:00:52:17

011: How (Not) to Become a Catholic (w/ Dr. James Tonkowich)

6/12/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. James Tonkowich, popular commentator on religion in the public square and a convert to Catholicism to share his essay, "How to Not Become Catholic in 9 Easy Steps." In aplum and charity, Dr. Tonkowich unpacks his own journey as a Presbyterian pastor into the Catholic Church and shares 9 "rules" to follow if you want to avoid his fate: Listen to Dr. Tonkowich share his rules on the podcast. Dr. Tonkowich's ebook is...

Duration:01:04:58

010: The Shroud of Turin – Everything You Need to Know! (w/ Dr. Cheryl White)

6/5/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Cheryl White, a historian with 30 years of experience studying the incredible Shroud of Turin – the supposed burial cloth of Jesus! Dr. White unpacks the incredible history and origins of the Shroud, it's seemingly miraculous qualities, and the unbelievable amount of scientific research which has gone into making the Shroud the "most studied object in history." We also discuss the impact of the Shroud on our Christian...

Duration:00:43:26

009: How the Saints Can Help Us Be Holy (w/ JonMarc Grodi)

5/29/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I speak talk to JonMarc Grodi from the Coming Home Network International about the role that saints can play in the life of a Christian. JonMarc unpacks the role of saints as examples of God's grace and holiness, how we can have real relationships with saints, and gives an incredible analogy of what worship is not. We tackle some common Protestant objections to saints to help explain the importance of their role in the Catholic faith. You...

Duration:01:05:12

008: Out of Islam and Into the Catholic Church (w/ Dr. Derya Little)

5/22/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I speak with Derya Little. Derya grew up in as a Muslim in Turkey. After a life-shattering experience she became an avowed Atheist but through a series of personal encounters and a powerful mystical experience, she found her way into Christianity and ultimately into the Catholic Church. She shares her incredible story with us, and provides some helpful context for how we can share our Catholic faith with Muslim family, friends, and...

Duration:01:13:30

007: Debunking the Great Apostasy (w/ Rod Bennett)

5/15/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk with author Rod Bennett on the idea of the "great apostasy." Did the Church that Jesus founded fall away from the true faith he taught and into a "great apostasy"? Did the ancient Church become corrupt when it mixed with politics? Did pagan rituals creep in and distort the simple faith that Jesus began? Did the church lose its way, only to be "re-discovered" by the Protestant Reformers? Bennett argues that everyone who isn't a...

Duration:01:16:00

006: How to Dialogue With Non-Believers (w/ Dr. Randal Rauser)

5/8/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk with Dr. Randal Rauser, evangelical theologian and apologist about how to dialogue with non-believers. Do we approach atheists differently than agnostics? What about the "nones" and the "dones" – those non-believers who either used to believe or have never been exposed to religion at all. Dr. Rauser is easily one of the most poignant and thoughtful apologists working on this topic and his insights in this episode are invaluable. For...

Duration:01:01:00

005: The Problem With Sola Scriptura (w/ Ken Hensley)

5/1/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk to Ken Hensley, a former Baptist pastor and an adjunct professor of Biblical studies, about the idea of Sola Scriptura – the "Bible alone" approach to Christianity. Is the Bible what Jesus left us to help guide us in our Christian faith? Can we each read and interpret the Bible correctly for ourselves? Did the authors of the New Testament even intend their letters to be used this way? It's a fascinating discussion. For more from Ken,...

Duration:00:57:49

004: Why Do Evangelicals Become Catholic? (w/ Dr. Doug Beaumont)

4/24/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk to Dr. Douglas Beaumont, author of Evangelical Exodus, about how and why evangelicals become Catholic. We touch on the idea of paradigm shifts, proof-texting from the Church Fathers, and Flat Earth Theory. It's a great episode. For more from Dr. Beaumont visit his website, where you can also buy his book. I highly recommend it. We also talk about Rome Sweet Home by Scott and Kimberly Hahn, a wonderful and highly influential account of...

Duration:00:50:26

003: 6 Myths About Easter

4/17/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast we tackle six of the myths that pop up every year about Easter. Is the origin of Easter pagan? Does the name come from a Mesopotamian or Anglo-Saxon goddess of fertility? Are Easter eggs a symbol of spring and fertility? And, more seriously, what about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus? Can the history of this narrative be trusted? For more, including the resources used in this episode, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback...

Duration:00:38:40

002: What is the Church?

4/10/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast we talk about the nature of the Christian Church. Did Jesus intend it to be an invisible collection of believers? Is this how the Early Church understood itself? Is this how the whole of the Christian Church understood itself to be for the first 1,500 years of church history? Spoiler alert: the answer is, no. Instead, I argue, the Church always thought of itself as visible, singular, and united in a hierarchical structure until the Protestant...

Duration:00:37:07

001: Scripture and Tradition

4/2/2019
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast we talk about how my journey from being a non-denominational Christian into the Catholic Church began when a pastor friend of mine asked me a probing question about Scripture and Tradition. Which is more important, Scripture or Tradition? The question led me to uncover the roots of the New Testament canon and the authority of the Early Church which put it all together – an Early Church which looked, and sounded, very Catholic. For more,...

Duration:00:39:53