049: The 7 Deadly Sins & How To Crush Them

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by Matthew Leonard
The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard

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.


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