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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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!

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101: The Virgin Mary & the Catholic Conversion of Harvard Professor Roy Schoeman

I’ve heard a lot of conversion stories…but not like this one.

I’m joined on the Art of Catholic by Roy Schoeman, a former atheist/agnostic Harvard professor who not only had a full-on theophany (i.e. appearance of God), but also an apparition of Our Lady at a time when he had zero intention of ever even considering Christianity.

Raised in the Jewish religion, he has an incredible story of how God used the Virgin Mary to draw into the Catholic faith.

But we don’t just talk about his story. Roy and I also discuss the role played by the Jewish people in salvation history and why it’s important for us to continue our loving evangelization of all people.

In fact, he’s the author of a great book titled “Salvation is from the Jews” which shows how Catholicism is really an extension and fulfillment of Judaism.

This is an interview you’re going to remember!

God bless,

Matthew

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