106: Backstories from Fatima Movie

Fatima movie

<Scroll down for Audio Only version.> 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 […]

086: Dr. Brant Pitre Blows Your Mind on Mary

I’ve got ten bucks that says you’ve never heard a lot of this stuff. When I was coming into the Church 20 years ago, I struggled mightily with the Virgin Mary. Partly, it was because I couldn’t find Marian doctrine and devotion in Sacred Scripture. I was blind. Eventually, I came to realize how deeply […]

077: Next Level Queenship of Mary

<Scroll to bottom for podcast> You may think you’ve heard it all when it comes to Mary. Think again. I’m betting that my buddy Curtis Mitch is going to lay some new thoughts on you about Our Lady as we continue to celebrate May, the month of Mary, on this episode of the Art of […]

Fullest of Grace

Oftentimes we think of Our Lady as completely perfect right out of the box, so to speak. And it’s true. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t progress in sanctity. “Wait a minute,” you’re thinking. “Didn’t the Angel Gabriel say she was ‘full of grace’ at the Annunciation?” Yes, he did. But St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that she […]

Mary’s New Name

Every time we pray a “Hail Mary,” we’re repeating the words of the Angel Gabriel. Kind of… The Angel Gabriel never says, “Hail, Mary.” Instead, he says, “Hail, full of grace” (Lk 1:28). In other words, he calls her by a new name. Just like other figures in salvation history whose name change denotes something […]