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 […]

How To Achieve Constant Prayer

Did you know that every part of our life is meant to be powered by prayer…everything! Is that even possible? Since “with God all things are possible” (Mt 19:26) , the answer is a resounding “Yes!” How? Well it starts with what we call “finite prayer.” A finite prayer is one that has a beginning and […]

043: (More) New Testament Basics with John Bergsma

There are 27 books in the New Testament…19 of them came from just two guys. Sts. Paul and John are two of the most influential men in the history of the world. 14 of the books of the most popular book in the history of the world (the Bible…just in case you were scratching your head) are traditionally […]

035: Saints Who Battled Satan (and Won)! with Dr. Paul Thigpen

Light the blessed candles, grab your crucifix, and find your biggest bottle of holy water. My guest today on the Art of Catholic is author Dr. Paul Thigpen and our topic is spiritual warfare. In particular, we’re discussing his really fascinating book titled “Saints Who Battled Satan: 17 Holy Warriors Who Can Teach You How […]

019: The Kenosis Of Christ As Model For Us…What?

The entire Catholic faith boils down to one thing – be like Christ. That’s the point of prayer and the purpose of the sacraments. It’s the whole enchilada. And if you want to know what it means to be like Christ, look no further than Philippians 2. The opening verses of St. Paul’s letter to […]

Is It Okay To Complain To God?

Children have a reputation for being complainers. “John wrecked my fort!” “Why can’t I have more ice cream?” “There’s too much jelly on this sandwich!” But before you pull a muscle nodding your head in agreement, don’t forget that we’re all children of somebody. Which means we’re all complainers. And the older we get, the […]