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A summary of the teachings of the Catholic Church, given to you in short, easy-to-digest episodes, uploaded fortnightly.

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A summary of the teachings of the Catholic Church, given to you in short, easy-to-digest episodes, uploaded fortnightly.

    32 - Faith, Works, and Justification

    32 - Faith, Works, and Justification

    How are we saved? Through faith, works, or both? What is grace? Can I earn grace or is it just a free gift from God?

    Today we wrap up our introduction to Catholic morality by looking at one of the most significant areas of division between Catholics and Protestants. 

    This episode covers Part Three, Section One, Chapter Three of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (pts 1949-2055).

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    References and further reading/listening/viewing:

    Prayer for Christian Unity
    Ephesians 2:8-9
    John 15:5
    Romans 8:29
    Mark 10:17-23
    1 Corinthians 12:1-12
    The Compendium of the Catechism pt. 424
    Martin Luther, "Preface to the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans"
    Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will  
    Tom Nash, "The Reformers’ Distorted View of Salvation", Catholic Answers
    Tom Nash, "Catholic and Protestant Views on Justification and Sanctification" Catholic Answers
    Mark Brumley, "Is Justification Ongoing?" Catholic Answers.
    Tim Staples, "Justification: Process or One-Time Deal?" Catholic Answers.
    The Catholic Encyclopedia, "Justification"
    The Catholic Encyclopedia, "Charismata"
    Pope Leo XIII, Libertas
    Jacques Philippe, Interior Freedom
    Jacques Philippe "Freedom"
    Aleteia, "What is the difference between the Catholic and Protestant understandings of grace?"
    Peter Kreeft, Catholic Christianity
    Fr Mike Schmitz, "Do All Good People Go to Heaven?"
    Gerard Manley Hopkins "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"

    • 32 min
    31 - The Person and Society Pt. 2

    31 - The Person and Society Pt. 2

    What are human rights? Does everyone have the right to the same things? What does 'equality' mean? 

    In this episode, we round off our discussion of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church.

    This episode covers Part Three, Section One, Chapter Two, Article 3 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (pts 1918-1948).

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    References and further reading/listening/viewing:

    1 Corinthians 13
    The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church.
    John XXIII, Mater et Magistra and Pacem in Terris.
    JPII, Centesimus Annus
    Pope Paul VI, Gravisimum Educationis
    Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes
    Bishop Robert Barron "Pope Francis and Our Responsibility for the Common Good." and "Social Justice and Evangelisation"
    Australian Catholic University. The Principles of Catholic Social Thought & The Common Good.
    Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Social Teaching 101
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Human Rights"
    Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South
    United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    We Can Be Heroes: "Ja'mie King"
    Mary Ann Glendon, Seth D. Kaplan, "Renewing Human Rights", First Things
    John Finnis, "Human Rights and the Common Good", and Natural Law and Human Rights
    Samuel Moyn, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World 
    Michael Novak, Paul Adams, Elizabeth Shaw. Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Is

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    30 - The Person and Society Pt. 1

    30 - The Person and Society Pt. 1

    What is a society? What's more important: my individual rights or the common good? Do all societies need authority figures?

    In this episode, we begin our discussion of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church.
     
    This episode covers Part Three, Section One, Chapter Two, Articles 1 and 2 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (pts 1877-1917).

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    References and further reading/listening/viewing:

    The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church.
    Pope Leo XIII Rerum Novarum
    Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno
    St John XXIII, Mater et Magistra and Pacem in Terris.
    Pope Paul VI, Populorum Progressio and Octogesima Adveniens
    JPII, Letter to Families; Laborem Exercens; and Sollicitudo Rei Socialis
    Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes
    Bishop Robert Barron "Pope Francis and Our Responsibility for the Common Good."  YouTube.
    Australian Catholic University. The Principles of Catholic Social Thought & The Common Good.
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. "The Common Good"
    Charles De Koninck, On the Primacy of the Common Good.
    I Am Sam
    William Golding, The Lord of the Flies
    Razzle Dazzle
    The Catholic Encyclopedia, "Civil Authority"
    The Catholic Encyclopedia "Society"
    Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Social Teaching 101.
    Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues

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    29 - Sin and Virtue

    29 - Sin and Virtue

    What's the difference between mortal and venial sin? How do I know when I've committed a sin? What does it mean to be a virtuous person?

    In this episode, we discuss the personal dimension of our relationship with God.

    This episode covers Part Three, Section One, Chapter One, Articles7 and 8 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (pts 1803-1876).

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    References and further reading/listening/viewing:

    Ethics Finder.
    1 Corinthians 13
    Matthew 5:21-23
    Matthew 22:34-40
    Kevin Vost, The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
    The Catholic Encyclopedia. "Sin".
    The Catholic Encyclopedia. "Virtue".
    C.S. Lewis. Mere Christianity.
    G.K. Chesterton. Orthodoxy.
    Kevin Vost. The Seven Deadly Sins.
    Fulton Sheen. The Seven Capital Sins.
    Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. The Rescue.
    Catholic Answers. "When is drinking a mortal sin?"
    Stacy Mitch. Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women
    CatholicSaints.Info. "Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori"
    Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird.
    The Thomistic Institute. "Virtue". YouTube.
    Bishop Robert Barron. "Seven Deadly Sins; Seven Lively Virtues". YouTube.
    Fulton Sheen. "Sin and Penance." YouTube.
    Philippa Foot. Virtues and Vices: And Other Essays in Moral Philosophy.
    Candace Vogler. "The Place of Virtue in a Meaningful Life."
    The University of Chicago. "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life". YouTube.

    • 31 min
    28 - Morality and Conscience

    28 - Morality and Conscience

    What makes an action right or wrong? How do I know if I'm doing the right thing? Can my conscience always be trusted?

    In this episode we discuss the sources of morality and the role of the conscience.

    This episode covers Part Three, Section One, Chapter One, Articles 4, 5, and 6 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (pts 1749-1802).

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    References and further reading/listening/viewing:

    Bishop Robert Barron, "Catholic Morality 101"
    Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor
    John Henry Newman, Letter to the Duke of Norfolk
    Catholic Encyclopedia, "Conscience"
    Catholic Encyclopedia, "Intention"
    Catholic Encyclopedia, "Morality"
    Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes
    Benedict XVI, Conscience and Truth
    Francis Fernandez,"3rd Week of Easter: Purity of Intention" In Conversation with God.
    Fr Mike Schmitz, "Do I Have a Good Conscience?"
    Fulton Sheen, "Conscience"
    George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

    • 31 min
    27 - Freedom!

    27 - Freedom!

    Welcome to Part Three of the Catechism!

    In this episode, we discuss freedom and the call to holiness. What does it mean to be free? What are the limits to freedom? Should everyone have the right to act and speak freely?

    This episode covers Part Three, Section One, Chapter One, Articles 1, 2, and 3 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (pts 1691-1748).

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    References and further reading/listening/viewing:
    Galatians 5:13
    Gerard Manly Hopkins, "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"
    Jaques Philippe, The Eight Doors to the Kingdom: Meditations on the Beatitudes (Book)
    Jaques Philippe, "The Eight Doors to the Kingdom, Part 1" (Video)
    Jaques Philippe, "The Eight Doors to the Kingdom, Part 2"(Video)
    Peter Kreeft "The Meaning of Freedom in Aquinas"
    Fr Mike Schmitz, "Freedom and its Consequences"
    The Thomistic Institute, "Freedom w/ Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (Aquinas 101)"
    Fulton Sheen, "Freedom"
    Ascension Presents, "What True Freedom Looks Like"
    Tim Staples, "Religious Liberty", Catholic Answers.
    Catholic Encyclopedia, "Free Will"
    Pope John Paul II, Homily: Sunday, 8 October 1995

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