Episode 357: A billion Catholics and now more & more Protestants are observing the Lenten season which is kicked off by Ash Wednesday. For an in-depth historical account of the development of Ash Wednesday & Lent see here. But why is is this holy day so popular and seemingly gaining in popularity? Tune I ponder this question and more.
Episode 344: So last week the Pope visited the United States. He made many appearances and gave several speeches. Then he hoped on Holiness One and flew back to the Vatican. So what did we learn from the Pope’s visit to the U.S.? Tune in as I point out several things which may be lessons we can learn from the Pope’s visit.
Episode 293: Recent news report seem to indicate that the Pope is waffling and even flip flopping on the issue of homosexuality. One month he’s dogmatic about it; the next month he seems about ready to sign a papal bull welcoming them into the church; the next month he’s saying kids need both a mommy & a daddy. Today I address this flip flopping and show why we should expect this from a mere man who claims to be the head of the church.
Today in Church History: Pope Boniface VIII publishes Unam Sanctum
Question of the Day: What’s wrong with the Catholic Church?
Episode 292: So last month Pope Francis convened a two week long meeting in the Vatican concerning “family life” among Catholics. Hot topic debates were had by a number of bishops while Pope Francis engage in active listening. Tune in as I report on the fallout from that meeting here in the States and what could be in the future for the Catholic Church as a result.
Today in Church History: Gregory the Wonder Worker Dies (270)
Question of the Day: What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
Episode 283: The Catholic Church has said gays have gifts to offer the Catholic Church…er, uh, wait…No, they don’t. What’s going on and do gays have gifts for the (true) church? Hmm…Tune in as I cover this story and discuss how gays might be given gifts by Christ for the church.
238: Is the Catholics Church the church of the New Testament? I continue to probe this question examine the doctrines of saints & priests, celibacy of the bishops, and original sin and compare these to the Bible.
Episode 237: Is the Catholic Church the church of the New Testament? I take a look at several doctrines of the Catholic Church to determine if they are Scriptural including calling priests “father,” rosary beads, and the worship and perpetual virginity of Mary. Prepare for some challenging insights.
Episode 236: So after a year on the job, I take a look back at some of the more controversial moves by the present Pope before taking a closer look at Catholicism in general. The rise of the papacy? Mary the mediatrix? Purgatory? Tune in as I examine these subjects.
Episode 235: It has been one year since the 115 Cardinals of the Catholic Church elected Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio as Pope and he assumed the name Pope Francis. So where are we after one year with Francis as the Pope? Tune in as I breakdown how Francis has shaken-up Catholicism and what it means for us non-Catholics.
Episode 234: I pull a classic out of the LFTP vault where I explain Ash Wednesday. Though the date and place may have changed, the information is still accurate. What is this holy day all about? Tune in as I breakdown the history of Ash Wednesday and why it matters to you.