082: Historical Holiness: How Religious Orders Illumine the Path to Perfection

<scroll to bottom for podcast> Yes, some look like Jedi hippies. Yes, their giant rosaries look like medieval weapons. Yes, many haven’t worn socks in a very long time. But they’re the real deal. About whom am I talking? Catholics with a religious vocation. You know…monks, nuns, and such. And while most of us aren’t […]

073: Part 2 Rediscovering the Power of JPII’s Theology of the Body

<Scroll to bottom for podcast.> There are several questions every Christian needs to ask themselves on a regular basis. The problem is that the world has warped most of our minds to the point that even if we answer them, we’re not answering correctly. And there are consequences. (More on the questions themselves later…) In […]

053: The Love That Made Mother Teresa

It’s no surprise. Mother Teresa is the newest saint of the Catholic Church. I became Catholic the year after she died. I hadn’t paid her much attention. And yet along with the rest of the world, I knew she was holy. Sure, there were detractors. There always are. They’re nuts. While most people loved and respected Mother Teresa, she […]

046: St. John Paul II Through the Eyes of a Swiss Guard

Pope St. John Paul II is one of the most beloved popes of all time. He touched the lives of millions. But his impact is far from over. JPII was a world-class philosopher. He taught us truths about ourselves, and humanity in general, in a way that made sense. He understood our deepest longings and turmoil. He […]

035: Saints Who Battled Satan (and Won)! with Dr. Paul Thigpen

Light the blessed candles, grab your crucifix, and find your biggest bottle of holy water. My guest today on the Art of Catholic is author Dr. Paul Thigpen and our topic is spiritual warfare. In particular, we’re discussing his really fascinating book titled “Saints Who Battled Satan: 17 Holy Warriors Who Can Teach You How […]