099: Understanding Suffering through the Eyes of St. Paul

It’s impossible to read St. Paul’s letters without coming across the topic of suffering. It’s everywhere. And it’s because the question of suffering is constantly nagging us. Why do we suffer? What does it mean? If God loves us, how come we suffer? Enter St. Paul. His teaching is absolutely essential to the understanding of suffering and […]

Did You Have a R-ASH Wednesday?

“I’m giving up all tv (except for March Madness), Facebook, and coffee is a thing of the past. In fact, nothing edible will grace my gullet for forty days. And I’m going to read the entire Bible front to back in Hebrew and Greek while wearing a hair shirt that would bring Bigfoot to tears.” […]

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. […]

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 […]

028: Part 2 – The (Very) Ancient Origins of Marian Devotion

I told you it was good. Part one of my interview with Mike Aquilina about his book Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady Through the Ages was awesome. The conclusion is even better. You’ve got to hear Mike because he really gets fired up showing how even heretics and atheists understood early Christian devotion to the Mother of God, […]

015: Exploring The Mystery of Redemptive Suffering with Jeff Cavins

You can have all the money in the world, but you can’t buy suffering insurance. Doesn’t matter if you’re Catholic, Protestant, Pagan or Martian. Everybody experiences it. And when Jesus offered himself back to the Father for our sake, he didn’t merely deal with the consequences of sin. Rather, he struck at the root of suffering […]