050: Scott Hahn Unleashes the Creed

catholic_FINAL_150We say (or drone through) it every week – “I believe…”

Do we really? Does the amazing truth of the Creed penetrate the fibers of our being the same way it did early Christians who were willing to die for it?

If you aren’t quite there yet, you might soon be. Especially after hearing my latest guest.

GetImageTo help us understand this amazing statement of faith I brought in the Catholic supernova – Dr. Scott Hahn. He has just released an exciting new book from Emmaus Road Publishing titled The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages.

And in this barnburner episode he unleashes incredible insights into what we profess to believe. Among other things, Dr. Hahn dives into:

  • Where the Creed comes from
  • Why its placement in the Mass is extremely significant
  • The “rule of faith”New Headshot 100115
  • The difference between the Apostle’s Creed & Nicene Creed
  • The “Discipline of the Secret”
  • The revolutionary notion we profess each time we say the Creed
  • How the Creed actually encourages and fosters science…(what?)!

All this and a ton more in this special 50th episode of the Art of Catholic. Nobody can explain and expound the faith like Scott Hahn. So buckle up and enjoy the ride!

God bless!

Matthew

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049: The 7 Deadly Sins & How To Crush Them

Featuring Dr. Kevin Vost

catholic_FINAL_150They are the most infamous of sins. Why? Because they will knock you down, beat you up, and kick you to the curb.

To put it bluntly, they can send you to hell.

Thankfully, there are remedies for fighting these 7 Deadly Sins (aka the 7 Capital sins…perhaps due to their abundance in Washington D.C.) And in today’s program, we’re going to discuss the problems and solutions both.

My guest is Dr. Kevin Vost who has written on this very topic. His book titled The Seven Deadly Sins: A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin is a perfect introduction to this vital topic. In this episode we’ll:Bartolomeo_Manfredi_-_Cain_Kills_Abel,_c._1600,_Kunsthistorisches_Museum_(Vienna)

  • Learn the history of the development of the list of the 7 Deadly Sins
  • Identify what moral theologians call the “daughters” of these deadly sins
  • Discover how there’s an actual pattern of relationship between sins…how one almost necessarily leads to another
  • Learn the difference between sin and vice (they’re not the same)
  • Identify the virtues that overcome vice and help us move toward God

This is a topic that is absolutely necessary to your spiritual growth. You’ve got to know your enemy so you can actually fight them.

Matthew

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048: How Almsgiving Can Save Your Life…Now and Later

catholic_FINAL_150Fasting? Powerful.

Prayer? Absolutely necessary.

Almsgiving? Can save you from death!

In our last episode, we discovered the revolution that occurred in the Old Testament with regard to handling the consequences of sin. We saw how it evolved from something we had to wait and endure, to something akin to a debt we could “pay down” proactively.

In other words, we discovered you can actually shave time off of purgatory through almsgiving. It was pretty huge.

Now we’re going to take it one step further.

In today’s program we’re going to unpack the incredible meaning behind a simple little verse in Proverbs: “The treasuries of wickedness provide no benefit, but almsgiving delivers from death” (10:2). 

That’s a pretty amazing sentence. And it’s not hyperbole. It’s not exaggeration. It’s the truth…and we’ll see it in Scripture.

In this powerful episode we’ll:peter-raises-tabitha-from-the-dead

  • Discover the little discussed details in the story of the raising of Tabitha from the dead and how they’re all related to almsgiving
  • Understand why almsgiving before all else is a cry for mercy
  • Discuss the rationale for how almsgiving can help not just ourselves, but our beloved deceased
  • Compare the difference between almsgiving and indulgences
  • Get a new perspective on the Our Father and discover why St. Augustine declared that forgiving others is a powerful form of almsgiving

It’s a pretty powerful episode that will reorder the way you think about how to help your beloved deceased, as well as best prepare for your own departure from this world into the eternal bliss of heaven.

God bless!

Matthew

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