Author and apologist Peter Cavallaro joins me to discuss his faith, apologetics, and the writing of his new book titled "Fragments: A Theological Story". Peter discusses the people that got him interested in learning more about the faith, his apologetics work, and how his book came together.
Mathew recently wrote a good article on the topic https://thesimplecatholic.blog/2020/08/06/a-catholic-guide-to-unity-during-the-covid19-pandemic/
This week's episode is from my appearance on Journeys In Faith with Anne Desantis.¬† The show airs on Fiat Ministry Network Friday nights at 8:30pm EST.¬† Learn more at Annedesantis.com,¬†patchworkheart.org, and¬†fiatministrynetwork.tv.¬† In this episode we discuss my conversion to Catholicism and some basic theology behind the Eucharist.
Learn more about Steve and check out his impressive resources at catholicconvert.com
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Fr. Sebastian Walshe spends some time with me this week to discuss strengthening and defending marriage. He is part of Saint Michael's Abbey in Orange County, California. Learn more about the Abbey and the amazing Abbot's circle at https://www.theabbotscircle.com/
This exclusive Abbot's Circle video series is led by Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem., who is also the author of the recent book, "Understanding Marriage & Family: A Catholic Perspective". The understanding of marriage and family in western culture has changed significantly in the past 30 years. What used to be taken for granted is now challenged and even rejected. The first series in this course of videos will consider the meanings of the terms ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúfamily‚ÄĚ and will answer modern objections to the traditional definitions of marriage and family. Among other things, the course will consider the foundations of marriage and family in human experience and human nature. In a second series, the course will cover marriage as a sacrament, that is, insofar as God has revealed truths in sacred Scripture about marriage and family. Finally, in a third series, the course will give practical advice to Christian couples about how to live a flourishing family life. During a time when U.S. marriage rates have plummeted to the lowest in recorded history, and marriage and the family is under attack -- it's important for Catholics to be educated, enlightened, and knowledgeable on issues of faith, marriage and the family, and this series seeks to be a catalyst during this time in our world.
My guest this week is friend of the show John (JM) Kraemer.¬† He is the founder of The Lego Church Project.¬† We discuss how the pandemic has hampered his project, the state of the faith, how the world needs hope, why we must keep evangelizing, and so much more!¬† It is always fun to have him on.¬† Learn for about John and his amazing ministry at https://prayingbricks.blogspot.com/
This week bestselling author, international speaker, and Catholic Apologist Steve Ray joins me to discuss the Papacy.¬† We discuss the biblical and early church evidence for the papacy, the primacy of Peter, and some common Protestant objections.¬† It was a very enlightening interview.
Check out Steve's books about the papacy¬† "Upon this Rock: Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church‚ÄĚ¬† AND¬† ¬†"The Papacy: What the Pope Does and Why it Matters" AND he has a great documentary and Study Guide titled ‚ÄúMary, Mother of God‚ÄĚ
Nancy Ward Joins me this week.¬† She is the author of a great book titled "Sharing Your Catholic Faith Story".¬† In this great book she gives her story on her journey into the church and it includes the stories of others as well.¬† We talk about how the Holy Spirit helps us, developing our relationship with the Holy Spirit, and our call to evangelization.¬† Learn more about Nancy and her great work at www.nancyhcward.com and www.joyalive.net.
Apologist and author Ken Litchfield joins me on the program this week.¬† We discuss his book and some common objections to Catholicism.¬† He answers the question of what church did Christ establish and where we got the Bible.¬† It os very informative.
¬†About Ken's book:
This book is an introductory guide to the Catholic Faith. It is great guide for new Catholics, fallen away Catholics and cradle Catholics. It would be very useful supplement for a confirmation class or an RCIA class.This book explains what the Catholic Church teaches in plain language for the regular pew sitter. It explains the Old Testament Jewish roots of Catholic teachings and the New Testament references for Catholic teachings. As a bonus I provide quotes from early Christian teachers that give the a Catholic interpretation of the Old and New Testaments before 500AD. The book is laid out to take a person from pagan to Catholic in 100 pages or an individual chapter can be read on its own. This book is a first step into the field of Catholic Apologetics with plenty of references for further study.
This week popular blogger and podcaster Efran Menny of Menny Thoughts and the Priestly Passion joins me. We discuss, and barely touch the surface, of African American influence on Catholicism. Included is a great introduction to the great Saint Peter Claver, Bishop James Healy, Daniel Rudd, and Henriette Delille. So much great information. For more information check out the website of the National Black Catholic Congress at https://www.nbccongress.org/. Also check out the Menny Thoughts blog at mennythoughts.wordpress.com.
In this week's episode Catholic apologist Gary Michuta comes on to discuss his book Hostile Witnesses.¬† We discuss a few historical figures and events that had the opposite effect than intended.¬† We discuss Pontius Pilate, Gamaliel, the Quran, and Martin Luther and how they proved the Catholic faith.¬† Check out Gary's book at¬†https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683570014/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_YOa6EbEVABPZ7
This week Brice Sokolowski of catholicfundraiser.net comes on the program.¬† In this pandemic many ministries have seen donations tank.¬† Brice gives some insight into the does and don'ts of fundraising.
Catholic author, speaker, and evangelist Orlando Javien Jr. Comes back on the program. We discuss the motivation of his book titled "God Moments" and his podcast by the same name. He gives us great advice on how to find God in the everyday circumstances of life.