Join internationally-known Catholic evangelist and filmmaker Matthew Leonard for joyful, passionate (and often humorous) explanations of the deep truths of the faith, as well as interesting interviews with Catholic luminaries. This is the art of living. This is the Art of Catholic. MatthewSLeonard.com
112 Developing a Powerful Theology of Home with Carrie Gress
Matthew Leonard and Dr. Carrie Gress discuss the power and evangelistic necessity of a proper theology of home. This is a huge topic for both Catholic men and women. After all, we all live in homes!
The relationship between "home" and your spiritual life How modern culture asks men to become like women (and vice-versa) How a Catholic theology of home is different from Protestantism and other faiths The prime role of beauty in the home • Why Scripture emphasizes hospitality and the importance of its role How Our Lady teaches us a theology of home 🔴 2 FREE WEEKS of the SCIENCE OF SAINTHOOD! Text SAINT to 66866 (US Only) OR go to https://www.nextlevelcatholicacademy.com/2-week-free-trial
111 Church Crisis and the Path Forward with Ralph Martin
It's a legitimate question. Is there a crisis in the Catholic faith? And if so, what exactly is it and where did it come from?
Of course, there are a lot of facets to that question, some of them easier to see than others. So I brought in Dr. Ralph Martin, a man with a great deal of experience and insight, to help understand what's happening and why.
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"Seriously! Why weren't we taught this before!"
But we're not stopping there. The Catholic faith is all about hope and salvation. So we're not just talking problems. We're talking solutions.
Among other things we discuss:
What is universalism & why is it so dangerous Is Vatican II to blame for our problems? What role has the sexual revolution played? Why the desire for divinity is at the root of it all What are the different kinds of oppressions present in the Church today? Is the New Evangelization dead? The only path forward to solve the crisis We're not pulling punches, nor chasing boogie-men. It's time to get real.
God bless and enjoy the show.
110 Junkies Jail and Jesus - The Wildly Beautiful Conversion of John Edwards
There are conversion stories and then there are conversion stories. This is one you really want to hear.
It’s the story of how a guy named John Edwards, co-founder of Virtual Catholic Conference, hit absolute rock-bottom...and I mean falling into the cracks at the rock bottom... even while everyone else thought he was living the dream.
In reality it was a nightmare...until Jesus entered the building.
That’s about all that can be said, except that you need to hear it for yourself.
109 Deep Prayer and the Power of Redemptive Suffering
Don’t leave it on the table. Don’t walk away from the transforming power of two of the most important things in the spiritual life…deep prayer and the almost “too good to be true” opportunity of redemptive suffering.
They will change your life.
So if you’re anxious or uneasy, wondering what in the world has happened and what exactly is to come, take a listen. This is a conversation that will bring you some peace and help you re-focus on the essentials that can change both your life, and the lives of others.
108: Would You Still Convert to Catholicism?
The Catholic Church is facing a lot of serious difficulties. But should the current problems discourage conversion? Join Matthew Leonard and EWTN morning host Matt Swaim in a conversation about Matt's winding road to Catholicism and an honest discussion of where the Church stands today.
Matt’s in the thick of all the news on a daily basis because of his radio show. He’s also constantly dealing with potential converts through his work at the Coming Home Network, so his is a very interesting take.
For cradle Catholics, it's a unique look into the Evangelical world. For converts (or potential converts), it's a stroll down memory lane. But at the end of the day, it's a clarion call for each of us to take a hard look in the mirror.
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107 Understanding the Crisis of Catholic Men
Men have become caricatures in modern culture. And it’s had a big impact even inside the Catholic Church. This has to change...immediately. But for that to happen, we have to recognize the deeper issues. There are issues of language, liturgy, and a true understanding of human nature. But there is a solution.
Join Matthew Leonard in an honest, engaging, hopeful discussion with a dynamic young priest named Fr. Patrick Schultz. This is NOT an episode for men only. It’s a topic that deeply affects every single Catholic.
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