Proponents of women's ordination—to both the priesthood and to the diaconate—are hoping that the upcoming Synod on Synodality will support their cause. Is this wishful thinking on their part? Can the Synod even do such a thing?
In this age of confusion, we see many competing ideas on how Catholics should understand the papacy. The most extreme forms—hyperpapalism and sedevacantism— both include an overexaggerated sense of the papacy. Synodality, at least on paper, appears to be the opposite extreme. Is there a better way forward?
This past weekend Pope Francis beatified an entire family of nine, including their unborn child. We'll look at the theological implications of raising an unborn— and therefore unbaptized— child to the altars.
The Book of Genesis proposes answers to some of life's most important—and most controversial—questions. But often readers misunderstand or miss those answers. How can we properly interpret this most important Biblical text?
Some Catholics argue that vaccines—whether the flu shot or the Covid vaccine or any other vaccine—are morally obligatory to receive. We will dissect the many flaws in this argument in today's podcast.
In April of this year, the body of Sr. Wilhelmina Lancaster, founder of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, was found to be incorrupt four years after her death. Who was Sr. Wilhelmina and what is God trying to tell us through this miracle? We'll talk to a member of the order she helped found to discover what made this woman so remarkable.
Pope Francis was recently asked his opinion of American Catholics, and he didn't hold back in his criticisms. But are his criticisms legitimate?
Perhaps the greatest apologetical challenge for Catholics today is defending the papacy when its occupant is doing such a poor job. How can Catholics still support the papacy from the attacks of Protestants, Orthodox, and others?
Conspiracy theories have always been with us, but lately they are on the rise as many conspiracy theories have become conspiracy facts. How should Catholics approach these theories?
Wokeness surrounds us, from government to Hollywood to corporations to social media, and it impacts us in negative ways big and small. What are practical ways we can escape its grasp in our own lives?
For the past sixty years, Catholics have been imitating Protestants in our liturgy, youth outreach, and other aspects of Catholic life. How has this impacted the Church, and is there a better way forward?
"Sola Scriptura" (Scripture Alone) is the foundational doctrine of Protestantism. But the doctrine itself is based on certain false presuppositions, which makes the whole doctrinal house of cards fall apart.
A recent survey shows the Covid pandemic caused a dramatic decrease in religious belief and practice by Gen Xers. Why did this happen, and can Catholics do anything to reverse the trend?
Since its inception in the 1980's, World Youth Day has drawn millions of young Catholics to its events for the purpose of strengthening the faith of the next generation. But do WYDs accomplish their mission? Should they continue to be held?
The inclusion of a sex scene with nudity in the movie "Oppenheimer" recently generated huge controversy in the Catholic world. What are the moral implications of watching such scenes and supporting such movies?
How can we put our current situation in Biblical, historical, and theological context? What is the antichurch? Are we seeing the possible coming of the Antichrist in our lifetime? This is Part 2 of a two-part series.
Catholic bishops are called to be shepherds of souls. But Our Lord warns against hirelings and thieves watching over the flock instead. What is your bishop—a shepherd, a hireling, or a thief?
How can we put our current situation in Biblical, historical, and theological context? What is the antichurch? Are we seeing the possible coming of the Antichrist in our lifetime? This is Part 1 of a two-part series.
Recent papal appointments have revealed a clear agenda at the Vatican, and it's one that threatens to upend the Church. Eric Sammons & Timothy Flanders discuss what these appointments mean and how Catholics should respond.