093: God & Evolution

Featuring Dr. Jay Richards

The confusion is pervasive. The consequences are catastrophic.

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What is a Catholic supposed to believe when it comes to evolution? Is it okay or not? Can Darwinism be reconciled with Church teaching as many argue (or even assume)?

To answer these (and many other related questions), I brought in a man I consider to have one of the most remarkable minds in the Catholic Church.

His name is Dr. Jay Richards, a New York Times best-selling author and convert to Catholicism (from Calvinism).

Jay is an Assistant Research Professor in the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and the Executive Editor of The Stream.

He’s smart. Very smart. And he’s got a lot to say on the topic of evolution. In fact, he edited and contributed to a powerful book titled “God and Evolution” which I found very interesting.

You will, too.

Among other things, Jay and I discuss:

  • The predominant views of how the world came to be
  • How the Church views the famous “Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin
  • The fundamental difference between a Darwinist and a theist
  • The conundrum of “theistic evolution”
  • Intelligent Design
  • Why there is so much confusion in Catholicism about evolution

This is one of those episodes that’s going to challenge some of your fundamental presuppositions and make you say, “What? Really?” Enjoy!

God bless!

Matthew

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If you’ve ever wanted to deepen your life of prayer and actually make some progress in avoiding vice and growing in virtue, look no further.” Dr. Brant Pitre – Renowned theologian & author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

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092: The Anti-Mary…Exposed!

Featuring Dr. Carrie Gress

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Every now and then you come across someone who opens your eyes to the reality behind the curtain a little bit more.

My guest just tore the whole curtain down.

Dr. Carrie Gress has written an eye-popping exposé titled, The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing Culture from Toxic Femininity.

It’s a barn-burner.

And before any of you men think, “Well, I guess I’ll go find something a little more manly…” STOP! This is something you NEED to hear.

There is a war going on for the hearts and minds of your wives, daughters, sons, friends…even yours!

And you’re about to hear the sounds of battle. In this episode, Dr. Gress and I discuss:

  • The force behind the breathtaking rise of lesbianism and transgenderism
  • The insidious relationship between the Russian Revolution and the Women’s Lib movement
  • The increasingly popular world of goddess worship
  • Who is Lilith and why you need to be aware of “her”
  • What popular publications are dangerous and why (This will surprise you…)
  • Why men aren’t fighting back
  • Why the Virgin Mary is the real point of attack

Of course, we also discuss the antidote to all of this craziness so that we can reclaim what has been lost and get culture back on track.

Go pour yourself a cup of coffee and prepare yourself for an extremely important episode of the Art of Catholic.

God bless!

Matthew

P.S. Doors re-open to the world’s largest online school of authentic Catholic spirituality on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th!

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If you’ve ever wanted to deepen your life of prayer and actually make some progress in avoiding vice and growing in virtue, look no further.” Dr. Brant Pitre – Renowned theologian & author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

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091: Living with Sheen: A Conversation with the Remarkable Msgr. Hilary Franco

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Every now and then you meet a person whose life blows your mind.

I recently met that guy while in Israel.

His name is Msgr. Hilary Franco, a priest of 64 years and unlike anyone you’ve ever encountered.

He’s a living treasure-trove of knowledge spanning the last six decades of Church history.

But it’s his personal history that wows.

(You can read all about it in his incredible memoir Bishop Sheen: Mentor and Friend.)

What makes his life so special?

Only the fact that he lived and worked very closely for years with two of the most incredible Catholics in the history of the modern Church – Pope St. John Paul II and soon-to-be Blessed Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

No joke.

And boy, does he have stories. And you’re about to hear some of them. For example:

  • How Sheen prepared for his Emmy Award winning television show
  • The secret identity of the Angel erasing the blackboard on the Life is Worth Living (Sheen’s program that had 40 million viewers…a week!)
  • The beautiful encounter between Venerable Fulton Sheen and St. John Paul II
  • Some inside scoop on Vatican II

And while he’s lived quite the life. Msgr. Franco isn’t not done yet!

He currently represents the Vatican at the United Nations and is helping promote the Catholic faith around the world.

This guy is a total dynamo and you’re going to love him. Enjoy!

God bless!

Matthew

P.S. Doors re-open to the world’s largest online school of Catholic spirituality at the end of summer 2019!

CLICK HERE to check it out and get on the Wait List! (Wait List members are eligible for big Early Bird Discounts!)

If you’ve ever wanted to deepen your life of prayer and actually make some progress in avoiding vice and growing in virtue, look no further.” Dr. Brant Pitre – Renowned theologian & author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

Ever wanted to visit Poland & Medjugorje? Now’s your chance! Click here for information!