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
127 Total Abandonment to God's Will - Lesson One
The idea of total abandonment to God can cause a lot of fear and agnst. After all, we like to think we're in control, when we're actually not. Join Matthew Leonard to watch the first full lesson of the FREE Lent series.
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126 How Scripture Teaches the Immaculate Conception of Mary
Don't think the Immaculate Conception is taught in the Bible? Think again. Matthew Leonard shows this dogma of the Catholic Church is present from beginning to end of Scripture.
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125 The Mystical Teaching of St. John of the Cross
St. John of the Cross is one of the most celebrated, yet misunderstood spiritual teachers in the Catholic faith. But the more we understand the mystical and powerful teaching of this spiritual giant, the more deeply we'll move into relationship with Christ. Join Matthew Leonard and Fr. Donald Haggerty as they unveil the beautiful teaching of the Mystical Doctor.
Topics covered include:
• What are some common obstacles to deeper prayer?
• What is the real role of asceticism?
• The importance of "mental austerity"
• The theme of darkness in John of the Cross
• St. John Paul II's love of St. John of the Cross and his fascinating view of the virtue of faith
• and more!
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124 How Catholics Read and Interpret Scripture
Ever wondered exactly how Catholics are supposed to interpret and read the Bible? Is there a pattern or priority order we're supposed to follow?
Matthew Leonard is joined by Father Michael Mitchell and his brother, Father Jason Mitchell, for a highly informative talk on the 4 senses of Scripture and the basics of interpretation.
This is really important because if you don't really know how to approach Scripture properly, not only will your personal reading suffer, but your participation in the mass will suffer, as well...and that would be a tragedy of biblical proportions.
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123 Practicing Prayer - A Powerful Guided Audio Meditation from St. Francis de Sales
Prayer is an art that needs to be practiced properly and authentic meditation is an absolutely necessary part of every Catholic's day. As St. Teresa of Avila declared, "How often I failed in my duty to God, because I was not leaning on the strong pillar of prayer."
In this episode, ScienceOfSainthood.com founder, Matthew Leonard, provides a primer on Catholic meditation and then provides a guided audio meditation based on the spiritual classic "Introduction to the Devout Life" by St. Francis de Sales.
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122 The Most Controversial Catholic Teaching About Mary & the Ray Comfort Problem
Ever wondered why the Catholic Church teaches Mary is the Mediatrix of Graces and Co-redemptix? It certainly sounds controversial doesn't it? Even a lot of Catholics don't fully understand it, much less Protestants.
In fact, famous Protestant evangelist Dr. Ray Comfort - popular for the "Way of the Master" series with actor Kirk Cameron - recently posted a video that maligned Catholics for our beliefs about Our Lady - a video that showed Matthew Leonard teaching about Mary - so Matthew decided to respond.
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Matthew Leonard evangelizes like no other. The guests that he hosts are just as amazing teachers. I am a cradle Catholic and I have learned so much from listening to these podcasts it has changed my prayer life. God bless you Matthew
Very enlightening!!! Mathew Leonard is a great host, and with a great conversion story. He invites influential personalities of the Catholic Church to make a very interesting but also educational show, however, it is still very witty and easy to listen to. Thanks Mathew for this great gift!
Always pops up when I need it!
I don’t know why I don’t make a point to listen religiously (no pun intended), but God knows exactly when I need to hear Matthew Leonard and/or his guests. This podcast seems to pop up at random times as a reminder... and I know I have to hit “play” when it does. Today was no different. I’m about to run out to purchase a book discussed on his show and will make a point to keep Art of Catholic at the top of my podcast list from now on.