Tag: Catholicism

20: The USCCB and Economics Don’t Mix

20: The USCCB and Economics Don’t Mix

Recently, the USCCB released a statement regarding the possible repeal and replacement of Obamacare. It reminded me, once again, that most Catholic bishops don’t understand economics and should refrain from speaking about topic. Resources...

14: Catholic Patriotism

14: Catholic Patriotism

What does it mean to be a Catholic patriot? What are the obligations of a Catholic towards his or her country? Are there limitations to our patriotism? If so, what are they? In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, I’ll be...

12: Where We Got the New Testament

12: Where We Got the New Testament

How was the New Testament formed? Who decided which books were inspired, and which books were not? What criteria did they use? I’ll be discussing these questions in today’s podcast. Resources: The Formation of the New Testament Canon...

11: Catholicism and Islam, Part 2

11: Catholicism and Islam, Part 2

In Part 2 of this two-part series, I look at the similarities and differences between Catholicism and Islam. I also discuss the question: “What should be the Catholic response to Islam?” (Hint: see Matthew 28:19-20.) Resources...

10: Catholicism and Islam, Part 1

10: Catholicism and Islam, Part 1

With the rise of radical Islamic terrorism, everyone’s talking about Islam. Among Catholics exists a wide variety of opinion regarding Islam: from complete acceptance and tolerance to declaring it diabolical. How should a Catholic view...

8: Why Are People Leaving the Catholic Church?

8: Why Are People Leaving the Catholic Church?

Millions of people have left the Catholic Church in the past few decades. Why? We all have our guesses, but in this episode I look at some of the actual numbers to see what reasons former Catholics give for leaving the Church. I also give some...