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054: Understanding Extreme Violence in the Bible

It’s not a pretty topic. But it has to be addressed. The extreme violence in Sacred Scripture (particularly the Old Testament) understandably causes a lot of people problems. After all, how are we supposed to reconcile this kind of bloodshed with a loving, merciful God? Why did He command it? How could He command […]

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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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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 […]

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041: Pentecost Special! The Amazing Old Testament Backstory of Acts 2

<Scroll to bottom for podcast> The Holy Spirit didn’t just fall out of the sky at Pentecost. Well, I mean, he did, but all those tongues of fire, heavy winds and such weren’t a random occurrence. Nothing God does ever is. There’s a backstory. And once you know it, everything […]

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Why Fast & Furious Loses The Spiritual Race

Fast cars. Fast cash. Fast food. Everybody wants things fast. But in the spiritual life, that’s the fastest way to crash and burn. When becoming serious about spiritual growth, many beginners forget that conforming one’s life to Christ is a lifetime project. Sin cannot be overcome through one fervent reception […]

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