083: Archbishop Vigano & the Power of Fear

<Scroll to bottom for podcast player.> Not sure if you caught it, but Archbishop Vigano recently told the American bishops they’d better be afraid…very afraid. Why? Because if you want to become a saint, the first thing you need is fear. Fear isn’t typically the first thing that pops into your mind when you think […]

072: Rediscovering the Power of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

<Scroll to bottom for podcast> Tick…tick…tick… Famous Catholic author, George Weigel, said Pope St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body is  a “theological time bomb set to go off with dramatic consequences sometime in the third millennium of the Church.” That time has come. In fact, we’re practically past time. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the […]

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. Far from being an indefensible […]

070: How Mary Can Save Civilization…again

<Scroll to bottom for podcast> Have we lost? Because a lot of people think so. Earlier this year a book came out called The Benedict Option. It’s a runaway bestseller written by a famous former Evangelical named Rod Dreher. He basically says we’ve lost the culture war and radical change in lifestyle is needed if […]

067: The Catholic Crisis of Masculinity…and what to do about it

I’m tired of people asking, “Where have all the good men gone?” It’s not really all that hard to figure out. They’ve gone where they’ve been told to…out. Men are meant to play a God-given, pivotal role in the family, in the Church, and in culture at large. It’s a role that’s too often abandoned […]

065: Ascending to Pentecost with Pope Benedict XVI

It’s one of the most overlooked miracles in Scripture. All too often we focus so much on the Passion, death and Resurrection of Our Lord that we breeze right over a pivotal event in our eternal pilgrimage – the Ascension. That would be a huge mistake. Not long ago I picked up one of my […]