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Shameless Popery is a witty, entertaining podcast that informs you about your Catholic faith and equips you to better explain Catholicism especially to Protestant or atheist friends.

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Shameless Popery is a witty, entertaining podcast that informs you about your Catholic faith and equips you to better explain Catholicism especially to Protestant or atheist friends.

    #73 The Radical Nature of Jesus’ Teaching on Marriage - Joe Heschmeyer

    #73 The Radical Nature of Jesus’ Teaching on Marriage - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jesus’ teaching on marriage (and particularly on divorce and remarriage) is so radical that his stunned disciples respond, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry” (Matt. 19:10). So what is Jesus’ radical teaching, and why don’t more Christians know about (or follow) that teaching? And is it true that Jesus creates an “exception” for divorce and remarriage in cases of adultery? (Answer: no.)

    #72 What Should Catholics Think About Israel and the Jews? - Joe Heschmeyer

    #72 What Should Catholics Think About Israel and the Jews? - Joe Heschmeyer

    In light of the war between Israel and Palestine, accusations of anti-Semitism in the fight between Ben Shaprio and Candace Owens, and some of your own comments… how SHOULD Christians think of biblical Israel, the Jewish people, and the modern nation-state of Israel? What role, if any, does the Old Covenant play today? And is it heretical to speak of the Jewish people as still the “people of God” in any sense?

    #71 A Pharisee’s Test for Catholics, Protestants, Mormons & Muslims - Joe Heschmeyer

    #71 A Pharisee’s Test for Catholics, Protestants, Mormons & Muslims - Joe Heschmeyer

    In Acts 5, when the Apostles are on trial before the Sanhedrin, a Pharisee named Gamaliel (the same Gamaliel that St. Paul studied under) provided a simple test to determine if a religion really came from God or not. So what was his test, and what does it mean for the credibility and legitimacy of Catholicism, Protestantism, Mormonism, and Islam?

    #70 Are Catholics More Divided Than Protestants? - Joe Heschmeyer

    #70 Are Catholics More Divided Than Protestants? - Joe Heschmeyer

    As Catholics, it’s easy to point out how divided Protestantism is, with all of its different denominations. But what about all of the divisions within Catholicism between “conservative” and “liberal” Catholics, Traditionalists, Charismatics, or a thousand other possible splits? As it turns out, the objection that Catholics are just as divided as Protestants isn’t a new one… and nor is the problem of unity within the one Church. So here’s how St. John Henry Newman, Cardinal Ratzinger, and St. Paul responded to this argument.
     
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    #69 The Biblical Case for Infallibility - Joe Heschmeyer

    #69 The Biblical Case for Infallibility - Joe Heschmeyer

    Catholics (and Orthodox) believe that the Church is infallible, whereas Protestants tend to believe that only the Bible is unerring in this way. But which of these approaches looks more like what we see in the Bible itself? Here’s how Jesus’ teachings only work with Infallibility.
     
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    Welcome back to Shameless Popery. I’m Joe Heschmeyer. So I want to do a two-week series this week and next week on the theme of Christian Unity, and I’m purposely syncing this up to tie with next week being holy Thursday in which we have the last Supper because it’s at…

    #68 Was St. Patrick a Baptist? - Joe Heschmeyer

    #68 Was St. Patrick a Baptist? - Joe Heschmeyer

    Each year on St. Patrick’s Day, certain Baptists will claim that St. Patrick wasn’t REALLY a Catholic, but was instead a Baptist. But what do we learn from listening to St. Patrick in his own words? And what do we know about the world of St. Patrick from those who lived during his lifetime? As it turns out, Patrick was way more Catholic than you may realize… and he was quite explicit about this fact!
     
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    Welcome back to Shameless Popery. I’m Joe Heschmeyer. So St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which means I’m wearing a green shirt, …

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293 Ratings

293 Ratings

Tonka&rexo ,

Eye opening

One of the best things about this show is how sensitive Joe is to the Protestant mindset of sola scriptura. He is always using the scriptures to defend Catholic doctrine which is HUGE for those who use scripture as the highest authority.

Thanks Joe. You’ve helped to open my eyes to a lot.

HunterReviews ,

My Favorite Podcast

This is my favorite podcast!

One millionth reviewer ,

Thank you so much!

Your podcast and your book, The Early Church Was the Catholic Church, have been so helpful to me on my journey to the Catholic Church. I was confirmed this last November, after finding the Patristic Fathers and thereafter, three years of study, discovery, and lots of time on my knees.

With my fundamentalist background, Mary has been my most difficult obstacle. I made a decision to believe what the Church taught about Mary, but I have still struggled with my feelings. This episode and the last have been so helpful to me in this regard. I feel such peace and believe that now I can fully accept Mary as my spiritual Mother. Thank you for all the work you put into your podcast and books. It has been a gift on my journey.

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