Eric Sammons

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...

13: A Better Bitcoin?

13: A Better Bitcoin?

Bitcoin might be the first – and biggest – cryptocurrency, but it isn’t the only one. Other cryptocurrencies are trying to fulfill Bitcoin’s original vision better than Bitcoin itself. Today I’m going to discuss one...

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...

9: Comparing MLB Ballparks

9: Comparing MLB Ballparks

I recently went on a road trip with my son and daughter to some different MLB ballparks, and so I thought I’d compare the ballparks I’ve visited over the years: the good (Progressive Field, Camden Yards), the bad (Tropicana Field, RFK...

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...

7: The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate

7: The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate

What is the Bitcoin Blocksize Debate and why should you care? In this episode, I discuss the civil war going on in the Bitcoin community, and how it might impact the future of Bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies. Resources: Fulfilling...

6: Mass Evangelization

6: Mass Evangelization

What is the relationship between the liturgy and evangelization? How does an impoverished liturgy harm evangelization efforts? How does a beautiful liturgy help evangelize? I’ll be discussing this in today’s episode: “Mass...

5: My 10 Favorite Active Baseball Players

5: My 10 Favorite Active Baseball Players

Top 10 List! I reveal my 10 favorite active baseball players in the game today. I’ll give you a hint: neither Brandon Phillips nor any Yankee or Cardinal make the list. Resources: Original Article: My 10 Favorite Active Baseball Players My...

4: What is the Old Evangelization?

4: What is the Old Evangelization?

Everybody is talking about the “New Evangelization,” but I want to talk about the “Old Evangelization.” What is it? How is it different from the New Evangelization?

3: What is Bitcoin?

3: What is Bitcoin?

A short explanation of Bitcoin, how it works, and how it differs from government-backed currencies like the U.S. Dollar.