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Biblical Teaching on the Eucharist

Biblical Teaching on the Eucharist

October 15, 2019

This episode is one of two that will be posted this week.  The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, and a Pew Research survey published a few months ago showed that a majority of Catholics saw it as symbolic.  This episode examines the scriptural evidence for the Catholic belief.  Please visit my website at tucsonapologetics.org for more articles on the Eucharist. 

Are Suicide Victims Without The Hope Of Heaven?

Are Suicide Victims Without The Hope Of Heaven?

October 8, 2019

In this week's episode I discuss a very sensitive topic.  The topic of suicide.  In this short episode I lay out the teaching of the Church about those who die of suicide.  Please share.  For more info please visit tucsonapologetics.org.

Am I Catholic? With Kendra Von Esh

Am I Catholic? With Kendra Von Esh

October 2, 2019

This week I am honored to have author, podcaster, radio show host, and Shalom News anchor Kendra Von Esh on the program.  Her journey of faith is inspiring, and we discuss how her journey started, some of her challenges, and what God has led her to now.  Her story is inspirational!  You can learn more about Kendra on her website at www.kendravonesh.com

The Beauty of the Mass with Charles Johnston

The Beauty of the Mass with Charles Johnston

September 25, 2019

In this week's episode author Charles Johnston drops by to discuss his book titled "The Beauty of the Mass".  We also discuss his conversion to the Catholic church and how the Eucharist and the liturgy led him tp deeper research and the realization that the church is true.  Charles has a popular blog and his website in www.nowthatimcatholic.com, and his book can be purchased on Amazon https://amzn.to/2leKTr1

We had some technical glitches over the course of this interview so my apologies for the hiccups here and there.

William Hemsworth on Hands on Apologetics with Gary Michuta

William Hemsworth on Hands on Apologetics with Gary Michuta

September 17, 2019

On August 15 I had the opportunity to appear on the Hands on Apologetics radio program hosted by Gary Michuta.  We discussed my conversion to the Catholic faith and the Tucson Institute of Catholic Apologetics.  I hope you enjoy.

The Great Adventure Bible with Jeff Cavins

The Great Adventure Bible with Jeff Cavins

September 12, 2019

Website:
https://ascensionpress.com/pages/tga-events

Bio:
Jeff Cavins is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the most effective and engaging speakers In the Church today. Over the past several decades, Jeff has dedicated his life to developing The Great Adventure: A Journey through the Bible, a practical, interactive program that helps people read the “big picture” of God’s plan in Sacred Scripture and understand its meaning for their lives. The Great Adventure presents the entire sweep of the Bible in a way that is easy to understand and genuinely fun. Its unique Bible Timeline learning system has revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for hundreds of thousands of Catholics Last year, The Great Adventure Bible was published to accompany the timeline.
In celebration of The Great Adventure's 15th anniversary, Jeff will be giving students and enthusiasts of the program a chance to walk through the Bible with him in a day at 2 very special events this fall--Christ Cathedral (Orange County, CA) on Sept 28 and The Museum of the Bible (D.C.) on October 19.

A Storyteller talks Grace with Tony Agnesi

A Storyteller talks Grace with Tony Agnesi

September 8, 2019

Tony Agnesi comes on the program and talks discusses the role of grace in our lives.  He discusses how faith has sustained him through hard times and how faith and grace can sustain us.  It is a very uplifting conversation that will make your day better.  Tony also released a new book recently that is sure to benefit you.  Visit tonyagnesi.com and use the code "friends" to get it signed, a 20% discount, and free shipping!

What is Purgatory? With Matthew Chicoine

What is Purgatory? With Matthew Chicoine

September 6, 2019

Matthew Chicoine comes back on the program to discuss purgatory.  It is a topic that is misunderstood by our Protestant friends, and in many cases in misunderstood by Catholics.  So what exactly is purgatory?  Matthew and I discuss the official church stance. scripture passages, and tradition from the early church.  Matthew has also written a few great articles about the topic which I have included here as a supplement.  

https://thesimplecatholic.blog/2017/07/05/3-childhood-experiences-that-taught-me-about-purgatory/  

https://thesimplecatholic.blog/2017/03/26/3-reasons-why-i-used-to-think-purgatory-was-like-overtime-in-a-football-game/

https://thesimplecatholic.blog/2017/11/17/3-reasons-why-leaf-by-niggle-is-my-favorite-tolkien-treasure/  

http://resources.desmet.org/SophTheology/handouts/Leaf%20By%20Niggle.pdf

What is Apologetics?  with Adherent Apologetics

What is Apologetics? with Adherent Apologetics

September 2, 2019

This week Zac Sechler of Adherent Apologetics is on the program.  Zac is a is an evangelical who founded his ministry a couple years ago.  We discuss what apologetics is and why every Christian should have a basic background in it.  To learn more, his website is adherentapologetics.com.

A Convert’s Quest with Efran Menny

A Convert’s Quest with Efran Menny

August 26, 2019

In this week's show I am honored to be joined my Efran Menny.  Efran is a Catholic convert who has been a part of different variations of Protestantism.  We discuss his journey, some key things that got him thinking about the Catholic church, and some struggles he experienced.  He also has a great blog at www.mennythoughts.wordpress.com and has podcast titled Priestly Passion.  Check it out!

What is the Deuterocanon?  with Gary Michuta

What is the Deuterocanon? with Gary Michuta

August 21, 2019

In this episode Gary Michuta and I discuss the Deuterocanon.  Those are the books that appear in Catholic Bibles, but are missing from Protestant ones.  Gary gives some insight to why they deserve to be in the canon, when they were first disputed, and a couple tips we can all use to show that they are inspired.  Check out Gary's daily radio program titled Hands On Apologetics on Virgin Most Powerful radio.  His website handsonapologetics.com is full of great material to help defend your faith, and check out his books on garymichuta.com

The Eucharist with Matthew Chicoine

The Eucharist with Matthew Chicoine

August 19, 2019

Matthew is a husband, father, and pursuer of truth.  He is a contributor to Epic Pew, Catholic Exchange, Managing editor at Catholic Stand, and runs a blog at thesimplecatholic.blog.  He has earned an Masters in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and recently started pursuing his dream of being a freelance writer.  In this episode Matthew discusses the Catholic teaching on the Eucharist and the biblical evidence to support it.  We attempted to record this episode a couple times had some technology difficulties.  I highly recommend you check out Matthew's article on the Eucharist at https://thesimplecatholic.blog/2019/07/27/3-reasons-why-critically-reading-john-6-will-convert-protestants/

Biblical Principles with Keith Little

Biblical Principles with Keith Little

August 12, 2019

Keith Little joins me this week to discuss his faith journey and some aha moments that changed his life.  We discuss his ministry "Biblical Principles for Growth", and his upcoming podcast that launches on Aug 21 on Breadbox Media.  Check out Keith's website at www.biblicalpriciplesforgrowth.org to learn more.

3 Steps to Evangelizing Your Neighbor

3 Steps to Evangelizing Your Neighbor

August 5, 2019

This week's episode is a challenge to take ourselves out of our comfort zone to fulfil the Great Commission that Christ gave us.  These three simple steps are the starting points for evangelization and by no means an exhaustive list.  Don't forget to visit my website tucsonapologetics.org for articles to strengthen your faith.  God bless!

Interview with Catholic Convert, author, and speaker Orlando Javien

Interview with Catholic Convert, author, and speaker Orlando Javien

July 22, 2019

This week I have the privilege or interviewing Orlando Javien.  He is a Catholic Convert, author, and a catholic speaker listed on catholicspeakers.com. We discuss how he came to Christ, and eventually to his church.  It is an enlightening interview with tips on understanding the communion of saints and how to help teach the faith to middle schoolers.  Visit his website at www.orlandojavien.com to learn more about his ministry.  Also don't forget to checkout tucsonapologetics.org.

Perpetual Virginity and Assumption of Mary with Tom Perna - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith 04

Perpetual Virginity and Assumption of Mary with Tom Perna - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith 04

July 15, 2019

In this week's episode our guest Tom Perna explains two Marian Dogmas that are misunderstood by our Protestant friends.  Those Dogmas are the perpetual virginity of and the Assumption of Mary.  Understanding both has huge implications in explaining and defending the Catholic Faith.  

 

Divine Revelation - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith 03

Divine Revelation - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith 03

July 10, 2019

In this week's episode I discuss what divine revelation is and its desired impact on our lives.  Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition make up the full counsel of God and taught to us by the Magisterium. What is divine revelation?  Through the mercy of God, He has decided to make His will known by various means.  This was necessary so that we can draw near to the Father, through the son, and with assistance of the Holy Spirit to participate in the divine nature (Dei Verbum, para 2).

Don't forget to visit our website at www.tucsonapologetics.org.

Three Ways - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith 02

Three Ways - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith 02

July 10, 2019

Our children are a precious gift from the Lord, and we have a sacred duty to teach them about the Catholic faith.  In this week's episode I give three ways that we can teach our children about our great faith.

Answering Atheism - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith - 01

Answering Atheism - Know the Faith. Defend the Faith - 01

July 10, 2019

Welcome to the first episode of Know the Faith, Defend the Faith.  In this first episode I answer a couple different objections to God that are often thrown the Theist's way.  In this episode I touch on the problem of evil, morality, and reasons for God.   

Visit our website at tucsonapolgetics.org

If you would like William to be a guest on your show or event please mail him at William@tucsonapologetics.org.