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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 • 13 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.

    164: Bishops, Priests, and Deacons in the Early Church (w/ Joe Heschmeyer)

    164: Bishops, Priests, and Deacons in the Early Church (w/ Joe Heschmeyer)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Catholic Answers apologist extraordinaire Joe Heschmeyer to discuss the structure of the Early Church.

    Was the Early Church made up of loosely affiliated groups of believers, or did the Early Church inherit a clear hierarchical structure from the apostles? The question is one of the most important ones to answer, considering it'll help to determine WHICH church Christ founded – out of many different denominations.

    In this episode, Joe takes us into the earliest evidence to show exactly how we know what kind of Church Christ founded, where it is today, and why it's important to find. Plus, we talk about common objections to some of Joe's findings and where they go wrong.

    For more from Joe check out his book The Early Church Was Catholic from Catholic Answers Press and visit his website Shameless Popery where he promises to, someday, be launching a podcast.

    Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    163: How to Talk to Anyone About Abortion (w/ Dr. Steven Christie, MD)

    163: How to Talk to Anyone About Abortion (w/ Dr. Steven Christie, MD)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Dr. Steven Christine, a medical doctor, lawyer, a lecturer and speaker on Catholic social issues, and the author of Speaking for the Unborn: 30-Second Pro-Life Rebuttals to Pro-Choice Rebuttals.

    Here, Steve walks us through how to talk to just about anyone about abortion: those that have had abortions, those that advocate for abortions, the passionately pro-choice, and those that haven't really thought it through. With a vast collection of pro-life evidence and arguments, Steve explains exactly how we can cordially, kindly, and in a Christ-like manner, work through some of these very important issues, on the ground, in every day life.

    Abortion, says Steve, is not only a hot issue in the news and in conversations these days, but a place to really change opinions, minds, and hearts through appealing to medical science and evidence that many people who are pro-abortion simply haven't heard before.

    And while this is a tough topic to talk about, Steve is absolutely the most cordial, kind, and compassionate person to be teaching us HOW to talk is through.

    For more check out Steve's book from Emmaus Road Press.

    Also, check out Steve's website for more resources: https://speakingfortheunborn.org

    Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

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    Christian Nerds UniteWe discusses nerdy media from a Christian perspective and how it impacts our livesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    162: Problems with Protestant Christianity (w/ Keith Nester)

    162: Problems with Protestant Christianity (w/ Keith Nester)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by my good friend Keith Nester to unpack some of the problems with Protestant Christianity that drove us to convert to Catholicism.

    Keith Nester is a former Protestant pastor – he spent over 20 years in ministry before converting to Catholicism. Keith is the host of the Catholic Feedback podcast, the author of a fantastic book for new converts, and has an incredibly popular YouTube channel (that I'm sure you've already heard of).

    To check out Keith's book, A Convert's Guide to Roman Catholicism: Your First Year in the Church visit his website.

    Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

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

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    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.

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    Thank you to those already supporting the show!
    Coffee and Bible Time's PodcastOur goal is to help Christians delight in God's Word & be encouraged in Christian living.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Christian Nerds UniteWe discusses nerdy media from a Christian perspective and how it impacts our livesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    161: How to Die to Yourself (w/ Father Jeffrey Kirby)

    161: How to Die to Yourself (w/ Father Jeffrey Kirby)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD to talk about ascetical theology: the ancient and holy Catholic practice of dying to yourself. We dig deeply, with Fr. Kirby as our guide, into how understanding the purpose of our lives, through a knowledge of Scripture and God's plan, we can more fully and truly live out our Catholic lives and vocations.

    It's a really fascinating, fun, and in-depth conversation – as it always is when Father Kirby stops by! 

    For more from Father Kirby visit his website and be sure to check out Glory Unto Glory: A Primer on Ascetical Theology from Angelico Press.

    Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

    Sign up for our newsletter for my reflections on  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!
    Coffee and Bible Time's PodcastOur goal is to help Christians delight in God's Word & be encouraged in Christian living.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Christian Nerds UniteWe discusses nerdy media from a Christian perspective and how it impacts our livesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 11 min
    160: Thoughts on the Black Catholic Experience (w/ Shannon Wimp Schmidt)

    160: Thoughts on the Black Catholic Experience (w/ Shannon Wimp Schmidt)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Shannon Wimp Schmidt, one of the co-authors of Fat Luther, Slim Pickin’s: A Black Catholic Celebration of Faith, Tradition, and Diversity, to talk about some of her thoughts on the black Catholic experience.

    This is a topic I've had a lot of requests to tackle on the show and I'm so pleased, and grateful, to have Shannon as a guide this week. Her insights are phenomenal and, I hope, helpful for those within the Church who want to learn more about this perspective and those who are considering converting to Catholicism and wondering – as a black person – how their identity, culture, and experience, can fit into the Catholic Church.

    It's a fantastic conversation.

    For more from Shannon, check out her podcast Plaid Skirts & Basic Black everywhere podcasts are found and. her fantastic book Fat Luther, Slim Pickin's: A Black Catholic Celebration of Faith, Tradition, and Diversity. 
    For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

    Sign up for our newsletter for my reflections on 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!
    Coffee and Bible Time's PodcastOur goal is to help Christians delight in God's Word & be encouraged in Christian living.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Christian Nerds UniteWe discusses nerdy media from a Christian perspective and how it impacts our livesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 18 min
    159: The Apostles, Apostolic Succession, and the Early Church (w/ Rod Bennett)

    159: The Apostles, Apostolic Succession, and the Early Church (w/ Rod Bennett)

    In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined once again by my good friend Catholic convert, author, and historian Rod Bennett to talk about the apostles, apostolic succession, and how the Early Church understood the role of these very first Christian leaders.

    Rod always brings incredible insights into Early Christianity and this episode is no different. We dig deep into the historical understanding of the roles of the apostles, how this role was passed on, and how the Early Church grappled with filling the sandals of the leaders appointed by Christ when they died.

    It's a compelling conversation!

    For more from Rod Bennett, check out his numerous previous appearances in the archives of the show including conversations about Catholic Witnesses to the Early Church (Episode 141) and Were the Early Christians Catholic? (Episode 089).

    And check out These Twelve, Rod's latest book from Catholic Answers Press.

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

    Sign up for our newsletter for my reflections on 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!
    Coffee and Bible Time's PodcastOur goal is to help Christians delight in God's Word & be encouraged in Christian living.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Christian Nerds UniteWe discusses nerdy media from a Christian perspective and how it impacts our livesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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