February 25, 2021
Deacon Phillip Henneman joins me on today's program to discuss his journey into the Catholic church. He describes his upbringing as a Lutheran and some of the questions he had that never got answered. He then describes his call to the diaconate.
Check out his great podcast at¬†www.anchor.fm/strangecatholics
February 19, 2021
Is there prophecy in the deuterocanon? These are the books that Protestants call Apocrypha. Gary Michuta joins me to go over some of the prophecies that appear to help us understand God in a deeper way. The ones mentioned were cross referenced in early Protestant Bibles.
Gary is an expert on the subject and is an author of multiple books including Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger, and The Case For The Deuterocanon. Check out Gary's awesome YouTube channel titled Apocrypha Apocalypse and visit his website at www.handsonapologetics.com.
February 15, 2021
In this episode Allan Smith joins me to discuss the great Fulton Sheen. Allan founded www.bishopsheentoday.com
and keeps the legacy of Fulton Sheen alive by teaching his message to seminarians, parishes, and schools.
In this video we discuss the call of Fulton Sheen to the priesthood, his rise to fame in radio and TV, his personal devotions, and the cause for his sainthood. We discuss what we can learn from Bishop Sheen and how it can make us better Christians.
February 12, 2021
I am pleased to have Ken Litchfield back on the program today. He is a wealth of knowledge and author of the book "How Old Is Your Church: An Introductory Guide To Catholic Apologetics". We discuss the Jewish roots of Catholicism. Things like Baptism, order of worship, scripture, Eucharist, and clergy are discussed. It is very informative.
February 1, 2021
Have you ever wondered about the meaning of some of the titles for Mary? Author, apologist, and speaker Steve Ray joins us today to discuss some of these titles. We discuss the titles Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, Seat of Wisdom, and New Eve. There are many more and we will do future shows about it.
Steve also did a talk in Ephesus about Mary that you can watch at¬†https://youtu.be/1CHTZL4m014.
Visit Steve's website¬†www.catholicconvert.com¬†to listen to talks, check out his books, and go with him on pilgrimage.
January 23, 2021
Scott Weeman joins me for today's program. Scott has a tremendous testimony about how Jesus and the power of the sacraments helped him overcome addiction. He speaks about what 12 step programs are doing and how the sacraments and church teaching can be implemented into it. He founded a great organization called Catholic in Recover that seeks to help those who are struggling with addiction.
Help is out there and there is hope. Check out www.catholicinrecovery.com to learn more.
January 18, 2021
Philip Kosloski graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and Catholic studies and a master's degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. He is currently a spirituality writer for Aleteia.org and has been featured on such places as The Huffington Post, Crisis Magazine, The Catholic Herald, Catholic Exchange, National Catholic Register and EWTN Radio. His also the founder/creator of Voyage Comics and Publishing and is the author behind the popular comic book series entitled, Finnian and the Seven Mountains.
In this interview we discuss how Voyage comics came to be, how comics can help in evangelization, and some great upcoming projects that are coming up.
Learn more about Voyage Comics at¬†www.voyagecomics.com
January 15, 2021
Nate Tinner-Williams joins me today to discuss how he became a Catholic. He discusses his journey from a preacher's kid, to home churches, Eastern Orthodoxy, and finally to Roman Catholicism. We also discuss how his publication, Black Catholic Messenger, came about and the work they are doing. He has a great story and he has great tips for those who are discerning the catholic faith. He is also discerning the priesthood so keep him in prayer.
January 6, 2021
If your goal is to understand scripture more deeper, or just to develop a better devotional life scripture reading is essential. The volumes listed fit various needs from the one who just wants scripture (The Augustine Bible), the individual who wants an outline of what the church teaches on scripture and its meaning (The Didache Bible), and the person who wants to dive deep into biblical theology (The Ignatius Study Bible). This is only a sampling, but the resources are out there. It is my prayer that this provides some guidance.
December 29, 2020
I am honored to have Dr. Christina Francis as my guest for today's program. Dr. Francis is the Chairman of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or AAPLOG for short. We discuss the need for ethical vaccines that do not use cell strands from aborted children, how this is a human rights issue, and the various COVID vaccines that have been, and are being developed. Which ones use aborted cells and which ones do not?
In discussing this, Dr. Francis references a study by the Lozier Institute which documents this. You can view the report at https://lozierinstitute.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-vaccine/ Also learn more about AAPLOG at www.aaplog.org
December 29, 2020
In October I had the pleasure of being a guest on Tony Agnesi's radio program titled "Storytellers"¬† In this interview we discuss by Christian upbringing, conversion to the Catholic faith, and my ministry.¬†
December 21, 2020
Friend of the show John Kraemer joins us today to discuss his Lego Church Project. The pandemic has thrown a wrench in things to say the least, but good things are happening. John discussed how the project has impacted people and how it is a vehicle for evangelism. We also have a fun Q&A from some social media followers.
Visit https://prayingbricks.blogspot.com/ to learn more about the project and be sure to follow him on social media.
December 14, 2020
I am honored to once again have Steve Ray join me to discuss a very important topic. Today's show is all about the Eucharist.
Steve takes us on a journey from his time as a Baptist and what he thought of the eucharist and how his views started to change. In doing so he discusses the foreshadowing of the Eucharist that appear in different parts of the Old Testament. He then discusses the Last supper narratives and John 6 in great detail. If you want to know more about the Eucharist then this is the show for you.
On another note, Steve has organized a virtual Bible conference on January 8-10 2021 where 50 Bible scholars and teachers teach about various aspects of the Bible. You must check it out at https://www.virtualcatholicconference.com/Bible2021 Also check out Steve's website www.catholicconvert.com for great resources to help you understand and defend the faith.
December 12, 2020
Apologist and author Troy joins me to discuss one of the Solas of the Protestant Reformation.¬† The topic is Sola Scriptura, and we discuss what it is, what it entails, and why in the end it just is not feasible.
Troy gives us several reasons why and it is a good discussion to learn more about why the catholic¬†Church is the church that Christ established.¬† Learn more about Troy and his amazing ministry at¬†www.discoverhischurch.com
November 30, 2020
This episode is my presentation from the "God Is Mercy" conference that took place November 28-29 on www.smartcatholics.com.
We are all in need of God's mercy because we have all messed up. What is holding us back from his mercy and the sacrament of reconciliation? The Lord is waiting for us with open arms.
November 27, 2020
Had a great conversation with Cesar of Growing Up Catolico. We discuss many things in our conversation. We discuss a few things that are important to being the family man that God calls us to be. Things such as prayer, scripture reading, and the proper ordering of vocations are all things that we discuss.
Be sure to check out his podcast at https://anchor.fm/Growingupcatolico And as always check out my website www.williamhemsworth.com for more resources and articles to help you grow in faith. God Bless.