108: Would You Still Convert to Catholicism?

Yes, the Church is in crisis. But should the current problems discourage conversion?

On this episode of the Art of Catholic, I’m joined by EWTN morning host Matt Swaim in a conversation about Matt’s winding road to Catholicism… and a whole lot more.

What started as a conversion story became an honest discussion of where the Church stands today and how to deal with it.

Matt’s in the thick of all the news on a daily basis because of his radio show. He’s also constantly dealing with potential converts through his work at the Coming Home Network, so his is a very interesting take.

For cradle Catholics, our conversation is a unique look into the Evangelical world. For converts (or potential converts), it’s a stroll down memory lane. But at the end of the day, it’s a clarion call for each of us to take a hard look in the mirror.

God bless and please share this with others!

Matthew

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107: Understanding the Crisis of Catholic Men

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Men have become caricatures in modern culture. And it’s had a big impact even inside the Catholic Church.

This has to change…immediately. But for that to happen, we have to recognize the deeper problems. There are issues of language, liturgy, and a true understanding of human nature.

Thankfully, there is a solution.


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Sign up for the FREE Advent Streaming of a Powerful New Series on the Psalms!

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Join Matthew Leonard in an honest, engaging, hopeful discussion with a dynamic young priest named Fr. Patrick Schultz as they discuss issues like:

  • Why evangelizing of men is the top priority of the New Evangelization
  • Why men need to see priests as spiritual fathers (and how church liturgies often discourage this)
  • How a man can be part of the “Bride of Christ” (even though it sounds odd)
  • How St. John Paul II spoke to the issue of manhood
  • Why Jesus Christ came to heal humanity’s “daddy issues”
  • How a priest can actually be “espoused” to the Church
  • What women/wives can do to help men flourish as men

This is NOT an episode for men only. It’s a topic that deeply affects every one of us. God bless and please share this with others!

Matthew

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Correcting My (formerly) Protestant View of Israel

If you’ve ever wondered why so many Evangelicals support the state of Israel, here you go. (And the answer might surprise you.)

This is a short interview I did for the Coming Home Network that compares how a Catholic view of Israel is quite different than how I used to view it in the past as a Protestant.

I still love Israel…just for far different reasons than I did in the past.

And speaking of Israel…if you want to join me for a ridiculously awesome pilgrimage to the Holy Land, join me in March 2021!

Unlike other pilgrimages, we’re checking into one 5 star hotel…and staying there! No more getting up before dawn and trudging down to the buses with luggage to transfer to a different hotel. We’re staying in deluxe accommodations right next to the old city and taking private coaches to all the holy sites.

It’s a trip that will change your life!

After you watch my video on the New Israel, check this one out that details what we’re doing. More info is available at https://www.pilgrimages.com/nextlevel/.

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