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071: Understanding Indulgences…Finally

<scroll down for podcast> We’re not supposed to talk about them. They’re supposed to be like that embarrassing uncle no one mentions by name at family functions. But that’s crazy. In this episode of the Art of Catholic podcast we’re going to unveil the beautiful theology and practice of indulgences. […]

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048: How Almsgiving Can Save Your Life…Now and Later

Fasting? Powerful. Prayer? Absolutely necessary. Almsgiving? Can save you from death! In our last episode, we discovered the revolution that occurred in the Old Testament with regard to handling the consequences of sin. We saw how it evolved from something we had to wait and endure, to something akin to […]

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047: The Secret Back Door Out of Purgatory Nobody Talks About

If I was to ask you the quickest way out of purgatory, or even perhaps the quickest way into heaven, what would you say? “Be a saint.” Good. But what should we do when we fall short? What about when we sin? “Get to confession,” you reply. Excellent. But then what? […]

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The Very Best Way To Honor Veterans…

Parades, picnics, and patriotism are all well and good. In the United States, they provide a kind of Memorial Day ritual through which we honor those who have served our country. Other countries have similar days of remembrance. But there’s an even more important way we can honor those who […]

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Why You Don’t Want To Go To Purgatory

We’ve all heard it before. The universal call to holiness means we’re supposed to get holy. Every one of us is called to sainthood. And really, what are the alternatives? Well, behind door number 1 is the eternal fire of hell. No thanks. Slightly less warm is behind door number […]

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