052: Catholic Q&A – Mary/Contraception/Suffering

by Matthew Leonard
by Matthew Leonard
The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard

catholic_FINAL_150We’ve all got questions. None more important then those dealing with our faith.

Not long ago, I invited listeners to send me questions or issues with which they’re dealing. I got some great responses from all over the world. So in this special episode of The Art of Catholic, we’re going to deal with a few of them.

(Some of these I deal with in my first book Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic…the book which inspired the podcast!)

Some of the important issues we’ll discuss include:T1324

  • What to do when you really don’t feel a relationship with Mary.
  • How Mary makes sense in God’s family
  • The underlying reason for contraception in our culture
  • Why contraception isn’t even on the radar of most Protestants
  • The insane end result of a contraceptive culture
  • A response to a Protestant’s inquiry regarding redemptive suffering including why and how it works
  • The problem with “penal substitution” (a Protestant teaching about the Cross) and its relation to redemptive suffering

This is an episode for Catholic and Protestant alike. Share it with friends!

God bless!


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2 Responses

  1. Hi Matthew,

    Happy feast of the Nativity of our Lady!

    Could you please discuss the readings for the various Marian feasts that are celebrated throughout the year? I remember you mentioning their significance in the Bible and the Virgin Mary series during today’s mass. Since these feasts don’t always fall on a Sunday, they aren’t featured by podcasts on mass readings either.

    1. Let me think about how I might make a really interesting podcast out of that, Ashwith. So many people have seen the Bible and the Virgin Mary and I don’t want to go back over similar territory. That said, I’ll think about it. God bless you!

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