074: Taking Your Lent to the Next Level

<scroll to bottom for podcast player> How about if we do it differently this time? I don’t know about you, but it seems like every year Ash Wednesday just sneaks up on me and I’m left scrambling trying to figure out what I’m going to do for Lent. I’m guessing I’m not the only one. […]

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 […]

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? Is there a way to […]

Why You Don’t Want To Go To Purgatory

We’ve all heard it before. The universal call to holiness means we’re supposed to get holy. Every one of us is called to sainthood. And really, what are the alternatives? Well, behind door number 1 is the eternal fire of hell. No thanks. Slightly less warm is behind door number 2 – purgatory – the […]