With election season passions heating up, Catholics are more willing than ever to excommunicate each other online. But what, exactly, does it take to be put out of the Church? We asked the king of careful distinctions, Father Sebastian Walshe.
Father Hugh Barbour helps us get ready for the Feast of St. Michael with a reflection on angels. Who are they? What do they do? And how, without having bodies, do they get anything done?
Itâ€™s one thing to believe in God based on philosophical proofs. But what about the claim that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the true God who has intervened in history? What justifies belief in this claim? Jimmy Akin explains.
What if you could get a personal message each day from beyond this world? Millions of people seek such messages in astrology charts and readings. But the Church has a better â€śastrology,â€ť in which God really does have a message for you each day of the year.
Jimmy Akin joins us and we gave him two simple tasks â€” explain the Kalam Cosmological Argument and tell us whether it proves that God exists. Jimmy obliged.
If I do not know who I am, I cannot know what to do or even what will make me happy. Joe Heschmeyer explains why Christ has the definitive answer on each personâ€™s identity, and how meeting him settles our identity questions.
A recent survey is heartbreaking for those who know Jesus is God come among us. Larger percentages of Christians no longer believe this. Karlo Broussard explains why we can be confident that Jesus is, in fact, God.
If you can think, you can pray. If you can desire, you can pray. Father Hugh Barbour explains why including God in the things you are already doing can turn your life into a life of prayer.
How can the Catholic Church teach that we need to worry about losing our salvation through mortal sin when the Bible teaches that we have been sanctified once and for all? Karlo Broussard tackles another Protestant challenge.
The recent story of a priest who discovered he had never been baptized unleashed a torrent of anxieties and questions aroundÂ the sacraments. We ask Father Hugh, why is the Church so inflexible about how sacraments are celebrated?
How can the Catholic Church teach that our justification is a process when the Letter to the Romans says that our justification is a one-time event? Karlo Broussard canâ€™t help himself, he just has to keep meeting Protestant challenges to Catholic belief.
From ancient times, Christians have celebrated the Assumption of Mary on August 15. In modern times, the celebration of the Coronation of Mary has been joined to that feast. Father Hugh Barbour reviews the history and theology of these Marian celebrations, and explains why they should fill you with joy.
Popes are not saints. They are not prophets. They are not world leaders, or media stars, or even theologians. They can be these things, but none of these things are essential to the popeâ€™s job. Joe Heschmeyer, author ofÂ Pope Peter, explains why this is good news.
These days one can almost feel that God is asleep. Does he not see the chaos, confusion, and injustice of the modern world? Father Sebastian Walshe, the author ofÂ Secrets from Heaven, joins us to consider todayâ€™s realities in the light of the gospel stories of Jesus asleep in the storm.
Apologist and author John DeRosa tackles the idea that the God of the Bible is violent and unworthy of being worshiped. As he does in his bookÂ One Less God Than You, DeRosa shows how this meme-level argument against God comes up short.
Father Hugh Barbour takes us on a tour of the role ofÂ Christâ€™s TransfigurationÂ in the life of the Church. Starting with what happened, and explaining where the feast originated, he helps us grasp the relationship of the Transfiguration to our own spiritual lives.
Taking our cue from his new bookÂ One Less God Than You, we ask author and apologist John DeRosa how to respond when we are told that religion is for the weak-minded! Also, Cy does some role-playing as a German atheistâ€¦