This show discusses the history of Catholic spirituality. Each week we discuss a major theme or text in the Catholic heritage which illustrate an important dimension of the Christian life. Rooted in the Catholic heritage, we strive to provide Catholics and everyone interested an account of the ways Catholics down through the ages have made the Christian spiritual tradition their own. Come join us as we explore the rich treasures of the Catholic spiritual heritage!
100 Episodes on Catholic Spirituality
We have looked at the lives and works of many doctors and saints, as well as explored the teachings and practices of our faith. It has been a wonderful experience, and we discuss the key takeaways we have gleaned from the Catholic spiritual tradition in 100 episodes of our podcast.
Join us today as we discuss our reflections on 100 episodes.
The Role of Friendship in Spirituality
Spirituality is often presented and understood as a pursuit that involves just one's self and God. In today's episode, we explore this idea and the role friendship has in Christian spirituality.
The concept of friendship is actually a foundational one for the Christian life. So important, in fact, that not only does Christ talk about it, but our ultimate goal in life, as we will see as we look at the Bible and the writings of various saints, should be in pursuit of friendship.
Moderation and Spirituality
What purpose does moderation serve spiritually? Do Catholics still practice mortification today? How is moderation related to temperance and self-control? And how does moderation free us for greater goods? Join us as we discuss moderation and how it manifests itself in external and internal practices in Catholic spirituality.
The Trinity as the Source of the Spiritual Life
In this episode, Mary and Erik Estrada discuss the Trinity as the source of the spiritual life. We use as our point of departure one of Augustine’s sermons. In this sermon, Augustine takes issue with the ideas of Celestius. As a popular student of Pelagius, Celestius defended the idea that human beings were in no way affected by sin of the first parents. Instead, all wrongdoing is primarily the result of the human will and not some defect in human nature. Thus, the solution ....
Five Best Tips for Spiritual Growth
In this episode, Mary and Erik Estrada discuss five practical tips for increasing spiritual growth. Join us as we discuss these key spiritual habits.
The Analogy of Faith as the Foundation of Catholic Thinking
In this episode, Dr. Estrada discusses the analogy of faith and its use down through history. Join us as we discuss this integral theme to Catholic thinking.