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 […]

057: The Primacy of Mary’s Divine Maternity & Why It Matters

Why do Catholics exalt Mary? I don’t mean in general. I mean specifically.  The answer may surprise you.  Is it because she’s perfect? Kind of. But there’s a deeper reason. So in this “brief” episode, I’ll dig in a little to the underlying, foundational reason we venerate Our Lady. In this episode we’ll discuss: Why […]

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 it? Didn’t Jesus say to […]

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 […]

052: Catholic Q&A – Mary/Contraception/Suffering

We’ve all got questions. None more important then those dealing with our faith. Not long ago, I invited listeners to send me questions or issues with which they’re dealing. I got some great responses from all over the world. So in this special episode of The Art of Catholic, we’re going to deal with a […]

051: Clearing Up the Crusades

We’ve all heard it before – “The Catholic Church is all about violence and power. Just look at the Crusades! They’re a perfect example!” The problem (for critics of the Church) is that idea is horse-hockey. That said, most of us have little-to-no understanding of the true heart of the Crusades…which is a complete shame. […]