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Exploring the faith, beliefs, life, and culture of the Catholic Church for curious non-Catholics, and for Catholics who want to know more and share with others. r.

Considering Catholicism (A Catholic Podcast‪)‬ Greg Smith

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Exploring the faith, beliefs, life, and culture of the Catholic Church for curious non-Catholics, and for Catholics who want to know more and share with others. r.

    #34: What Does it Mean to ”Be Catholic?”

    #34: What Does it Mean to ”Be Catholic?”

    Who is, or isn't, "Catholic?" What do you have to believe or do to "be Catholic?" What about people who don't or won't do those things? Are they still Catholic?

    • 27 min
    #33: More Protestant Questions About the Pope (i.e. ”Can He Just Make Stuff Up?”)

    #33: More Protestant Questions About the Pope (i.e. ”Can He Just Make Stuff Up?”)

    In Episode 32, I answered Ed's question, "Why do Catholics have a pope?" But we kept going, and covered the everything from whether the pope can make up new doctrines, to megachurch pastors, to why Pope Francis seems to meddle in politics, and whether papal infallibility means he can tell me who will win the Super Bowl.

    • 46 min
    #32: A Protestant Asks, ”Why Do Catholics Have a Pope?”

    #32: A Protestant Asks, ”Why Do Catholics Have a Pope?”

    Ed asked why Catholics have a pope, which seems crazy to them. I gave him an answer that most "cradle Catholics" wouldn't typically give.

    • 49 min
    #31: Book Club: Is ’The Lord of the Rings’ the Greatest Catholic Story of the 20th Century?

    #31: Book Club: Is ’The Lord of the Rings’ the Greatest Catholic Story of the 20th Century?

    Some argue that the novels of JRR Tolkien, particularly his 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, are the greatest Catholic novels of the 20th Century. Generations of converts to Catholicism have cited it as an important step on their Road to Rome--including Cory and I. In this installment of Book Club, we share why.

    • 52 min
    #30: Welcome to ”Book Club!” What Makes a Story ”Catholic?”

    #30: Welcome to ”Book Club!” What Makes a Story ”Catholic?”

    We're launching a new recurring feature on the podcast: "Book Club." In this first installment, Cory and I talk about what, exactly, makes a story "Catholic."

    • 21 min
    #29: A Protestant Asks About the Virgin Mary

    #29: A Protestant Asks About the Virgin Mary

    My Protestant friend Ed finally got around to asking me about the biggest problem that Protestants have with Catholicism: the Virgin Mary.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

CJECKHAUS ,

Incredibly helpful in clearing Reformed obstacles to Catholicism!

Greg has a fantastic podcast here with a tenor and rapport that makes you want to listen. I feel like Ed is spot on in representing some of my hesitations as I considered Catholicism, and have since started RCIA at a local FSSP parish.

I hope Greg and Cory talk about A Canticle For Leibowitz in the book club soon!

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