117 episodes

A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith. Hosted by K. Albert Little, a non-denominational Evangelical convert to Catholicism.

The Cordial Catholic K. Albert Little

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith. Hosted by K. Albert Little, a non-denominational Evangelical convert to Catholicism.

    114: Why Not Anglican, Why Not Orthodox, Why Catholic? (w/ Michael Lofton)

    114: Why Not Anglican, Why Not Orthodox, Why Catholic? (w/ Michael Lofton)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Michael Lofton from the popular YouTube channel and podcast Reason and Theology to discuss his fascinating conversion story.

    Raised nominally Christian, and then Jewish, and then as a devout Evangelical, Michael looked into Anglicanism, Orthodoxy, and Catholicism and had experiences in all of these Christian traditions. Ultimately, it was Catholicism that Michael came back to and he joins us in this episode to explain his reasons why.

    We touch on the ancient Church, the papacy, tradition, and the magisterium plus so much more as we mine Michael's experiences and deep knowledge of Christianity, Christian history, and theology.

    For more from Michael visit his website Reason and Theology where you can find links to his podcast and YouTube channel as well.

    For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter for my reflections on each episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests!

    To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.

    Please consider financially supporting this show!

    For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

    If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

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    Producers Post-Roll: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    113: The Catholic Guide to Jesus (w/ Cy Kellett)

    113: The Catholic Guide to Jesus (w/ Cy Kellett)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Catholic Answers Live host and author Cy Kellett... and what a great time we had!

    Cy's the author of a brand new book from Catholic Answers Press called A Teacher of Strange Things. This "foot in the door" introduction to Jesus in fantastic, profound, and uniquely Catholic. And in this episode we unpack all of that.

    Think you know about Jesus? Cy's perspective is a uniquely Catholic one and, in fact, ramps up the "strangeness" of who Jesus said that He was and how Catholics and non-Catholic Christians have some very different ideas about who He was.

    Check out A Teacher of Strange Things and listen to Cy daily on Catholic Answers Live.

    For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter for my reflections on each episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests!

    To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.

    Please consider financially supporting this show!

    For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

    If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

    Thank you to those already supporting the show!
    Producers Post-Roll: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    112: An Apologist's Journey into Catholicism (w/ Jimmy Akin)

    112: An Apologist's Journey into Catholicism (w/ Jimmy Akin)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin to unpack his own incredible story as a convert to the Catholic faith. Marked by tragedy and the amazing and miraculous work of the Holy Spirit Jimmy's story is truly unique – and not to be missed.

    In this conversation we dive deep into some of the issues  the prompted Jimmy to look deeper into his Christian faith and, eventually, consider Catholicism including: authority, the papacy, the Bible, and the nature of the Church as Jimmy tells the story of his conversion from New Age to Protestant Christianity and through a rigorous study, into the Catholic faith.

    You really don't want to miss this episode.

    For more from Jimmy visit his website. And make sure to check out Why Be Catholic: An Exercise for Evangelicals as well as Jimmy's previous appearances on this program.

    For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter for my reflections on each episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests!

    To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.

    Please consider financially supporting this show!

    For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

    If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

    Thank you to those already supporting the show!
    Producers Post-Roll: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    111: Catholicism – Relationship or Religion? (w/ Father Jeffrey Kirby)

    111: Catholicism – Relationship or Religion? (w/ Father Jeffrey Kirby)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby to talk about Catholicism as a relationship between us and Jesus or as a religion. In his new book, Fr. Kirby clearly comes down on the side of religion and explains what *real* religion demands of us, and what rewards we're bound to receive as a result!

    It's a great conversation to help understand what drives Catholicism at its very deepest core: God's desire for us to become more like Him and live, ultimately, in relationship with us!

    To check out Fr. Kirby's book please visit Catholic Answers.

    For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter for my reflections on each episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests!

    To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.

    Please consider financially supporting this show!

    For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

    If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

    Thank you to those already supporting the show!
    Producers Post-Roll: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    110: A Charismatic Pastor Hears God's Call to Catholicism (w/ Kenny Burchard)

    110: A Charismatic Pastor Hears God's Call to Catholicism (w/ Kenny Burchard)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Catholic convert Kenny Burchard. Kenny spent 33 years as an Charismatic, Evangelical Christian, more than twenty of those in full-time ministry, including planting and pastoring churches, before becoming Catholic in dramatic fashion!

    In this fantastic discussion we unpack the call Kenny heard to become Catholic, what drew him in, and what questions he had about the Bible, authority, and the nature of the Church even before he decided to attend his first Catholic Mass.

    This is a great conversation not only for those considering Catholicism but for those, like Kenny and his family, who honestly and earnestly are seeking after the leading of God's spirit – and are willing to follow no matter what it means, or where He leads.

    For more from Kenny Burchard visit his website. Also be sure to check him out at ThinkTheology.org and you can watch a short video of his conversion story on YouTube.

    For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter for my reflections on each episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests!

    To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.

    Please consider financially supporting this show!

    For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

    If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

    Thank you to those already supporting the show!
    Producers Post-Roll: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    109: A Convert's Guide to Raising (and Keeping!) Your Kids Catholic (w/ Father Sebastian Walshe)

    109: A Convert's Guide to Raising (and Keeping!) Your Kids Catholic (w/ Father Sebastian Walshe)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Catholic convert and author Father Sebastian Walshe. Fr. Walshe has degrees in theology, philosophy, and is currently the Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, California where he also teaches philosophy.

    In this episode, Fr. Walshe draws on his experiences in pastoral care, his experience as a convert, and his deep love for the family to give us special insight in how to raise and keep kids Catholic – especially for us young, Catholic convert families.

    This is a truly great episode with some stellar advice so please listen and share with any friends or family members who may be struggling to raise their kids in the Catholic faith.

    To check out Fr. Walshe's book please visit Catholic Answers.

    For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter for my reflections on each episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests!

    To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.

    Please consider financially supporting this show!

    For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

    If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

    Thank you to those already supporting the show!
    Producers Post-Roll: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

willy ; ,

Catholicism made understandable

I love this podcast! It is honestly the one thing I look forward to every day during work (for now- I’m going to run out of episodes pretty soon at the rate I’m listening 😂) I just finished the first year program at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College, which gave me access to most of the things Mr. Little and his guests discuss, but I didn’t even know where to begin to sort through it. This podcast presents the Catholic points of view in a way that is both coherent and, quite frankly, really enjoyable. A+!!!

Four Crowns ,

Informative and "cordial"

I'm a Catholic revert but I was so poorly catechised that I am basically a convert and I have loved learning more about my faith from this podcast. K. Albert Little has done a great job finding excellent guests who are really able to discuss topics that are interesting to anyone, at any stage of their journey into Catholicism or for Catholics who want to understand their faith in a deeper way. Keep up the great work!

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