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Monthly Archives: November 2015

021: Medieval to Modern: From Hope To Despair…And Back Again

This one may be better than the first (which is saying something). In Episode 020 of The Art of Catholic, I began an interview with Dr. Andrew Jones about the very different world of the High Middle Ages. (By different, I’m not only referring to their penchant for body armor […]

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For Love Of Our Lady

It seems appropriate. After all, this morning in Adoration as I was praying the Liturgy of the Hours, I realized it was the feast of Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro, one of the martyrs of Mexico’s famous Cristero War in the late 1920s. More than 90,000 people died in this war, perhaps […]

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020: The Most Important Church Council You’ve Never Heard Of

Okay. I’m about to ask you a question. Be honest…Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of the Fourth Lateran Council. Okay…How about Pope Innocent III? For those of you with your hands still up, how many of you can give me any details on either?…Anyone? Bueller? (That never gets […]

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019: The Kenosis Of Christ As Model For Us…What?

The entire Catholic faith boils down to one thing – be like Christ. That’s the point of prayer and the purpose of the sacraments. It’s the whole enchilada. And if you want to know what it means to be like Christ, look no further than Philippians 2. The opening verses […]

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Is It Okay To Complain To God?

Children have a reputation for being complainers. “John wrecked my fort!” “Why can’t I have more ice cream?” “There’s too much jelly on this sandwich!” But before you pull a muscle nodding your head in agreement, don’t forget that we’re all children of somebody. Which means we’re all complainers. And […]

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018: The Bible & the Church Fathers (Part 2)

Do you believe in the Trinity? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is both all God and all man at the same time – consubstantial with the Father? Do you believe the Bible is the Word of God? Most of you are nodding your internal head, saying “Yes, Matt, of course we do.” […]

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