106: Backstories from Fatima Movie

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If there’s one thing that’s certain, Hollywood has no love for Christianity. In fact, it’s ardently opposed to the Gospel. That’s why productions like Fatima are so important. They are rare gems in a sea of garbage.

On this Art of Catholic episode, Matthew Leonard is joined by producer Dick Lyles, to talk about some of the little-known backstories of how the movie was made and the impact it’s having on the world.

Dick is a former EWTN and Relevant Radio host, now serving as producer for Origin Entertainment, the group behind the Fatima movie.

We’re talking about:

  • Stories of changed lives
  • Difficulties in making the movie
  • Who in the Catholic world was involved
  • What did the Shrine of Fatima think of the movie?
  • What is the response from the Protestant world?
  • What new movies are coming

Enjoy the interview and then watch the movie! God bless!

Matthew

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105: Harnessing the Awesome Power of Catholic Mysticism & Deep Prayer

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It’s a fact. Far too many Catholics are unaware of the transformative power of the Catholic mystical tradition and deep meditative and contemplative prayer.

This has to change…fast.

Why? Because developing a deep, authentically Catholic spiritual life is the only thing that will heal you personally, heal the Church, and heal the entire world.

Christ himself said it’s the “one thing” necessary in Luke 10.

Which means we need to understand and practice the spiritual life. We need to dive head-first into the teaching of spiritual giants like Sts. Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, and so many others.

And to that end, I’d like to share with you a conversation on the topic I recently had with two guys – Josh Mazrin and Kyle VanDuser – both working for the Church down in Florida. Among other things, we discuss:

  • Why everyone is called to the mystical life…everyone!
  • The 3 modes of Catholic prayer
  • The absolute importance of Catholic meditation
  • Developing your interior life
  • The powerful role of the Holy Spirit in the life of grace

This is a really powerful conversation. And if by the end you’re not inspired and motivated to step up your spiritual game then you need to check your pulse.

God bless and enjoy!

Matthew

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104: Should A Catholic Always Obey?

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The question of obedience seems to be lurking in the background of a lot of Catholic conversation these days.

When is it no longer a virtue? Is there a point at which we can rebel or abandon ship? What about when there are doubts concerning particular matters or teaching?

These are real issues.

And while there’s no way to address all the facets of obedience on one podcast, there are some basic principles we need to keep in mind.

So after some preliminary remarks and practical advice, I’m going to share with you a lesson on the virtue of obedience from the Science of Sainthood in Next Level Catholic Academy.

Among other things, I’m going to cover:

  • Why should authority be followed in the first place?
  • Does the Bible have anything to say about obedience?
  • What should we do when an issue isn’t clear?
  • What is a spiritual key to obedience?

To be honest, when I filmed this, I had no idea how important the topic would become. But given all the confusion in the Church right now, we need to know our responsibility as faithful Catholics.

God bless and enjoy.

Matthew

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