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If you could sit down with St. Thomas Aquinas over a pint of beer and ask him any one question, what would it be? Every episode of Pints With Aquinas revolves around a question, a question that St. Thomas addresses in his most famous work, The Summa Theologica. So get your geek on, pull up a bar stool, and grab a cold one. Here we go!
 
The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others. Thanks for listening! John DeRosa jderosa@cla ...
 
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Especially in times of upset within the Church, we might well ask just what the Holy Spirit is doing. Does the Spirit really lead the Church? And if so, why so many problems and confusions? Jimmy Akin responds.Cy Kellett:How does the Holy Spirit lead the church? Jimmy Akin next. Hello, and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, …
 
The Book of Revelation describes a terrifying beast with the number 666 and that people had to take the mark of the beast on themselves. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli consider what the mark is: a literal tattoo, a computer chip, a vaccine, or even the Covid vaccine? The post What is the Mark of Beast? (RFID, chip, vaccine?) appeared first on SQPN.c…
 
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. Questions Covered:01:01 – Is it within the bounds of Catholic orthodoxy to believe that God is somewhat in time rather than simply timeless…
 
Today, I chat with Jimmy Akin about whether it is moral for Catholics (and anyone for that matter) to get covid-19 vaccines. The main document we will be referencing is "Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines": http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20201221_nota-vaccini-anticovid_en.ht…
 
How do you structure your course on Catholic apologetics? What arguments do you include for God's existence? How do you defend the Resurrection differently than others? What do you emphasize regarding Christ founding the Catholic Church? What else can listeners expect from the course? Jimmy Akin joins us to discuss his full-length course on Catholi…
 
Questions covered:17:27 – What is the most appealing way to reach someone deep into internet atheism? 28:38 – My granddaughter doesn’t want to make her confirmation and doesn’t believe in the real presence. She goes through the motions for her parents but now their priest is saying she shouldn’t receive communion if she doesn’t believe. Now she fee…
 
How did a geneticist get so interested in writing about faith and philosophy? Why think God exists? What does science say about the matter? Why think there is a personal first cause? How might one argue for God from universals? If God is all-powerful and almighty in his universal causation, then how can we have free will? Dr. Gerard Verschuuren joi…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.Questions Covered:16:19 – I do frequently think about my death, but not in a productive or helpful way. I think about how I could do more for people when I die. I look forward to it.…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.Questions Covered:29:04 – I am disabled and am so worried that the doctors will convince me to sign away my life. I live in fear that my daughter will not be able to help me. What ca…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.Questions Covered:18:50 – Did Mary Magdalene have children? 31:18 – Is there evidence in the New Testament for women being priests? 43:30 – I don’t understand why women today look ba…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.Questions Covered:16:28 – I might be a father someday and I worry about providing monetarily for them. Do you think that people put off being a mother or father because they worry to…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.Questions Covered:06:25 – How do we respond to people who say, why is abortion bad if the baby goes straight to heaven anyway? 11:45 – My friend says that Planned Parenthood provides…
 
What is up with Germany’s bishops and their attempts to re-write some basic Church teachings? Is a schism in the offing? We asked Ed Condon, one of the founders of the The Pillar, a new “Catholic media project focused on smart, faithful, and serious journalism, from committed and informed Catholics.”Cy Kellett:What is up with the German bishops? Ed…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.Questions Covered:09:00 – How do we work with young men and women in chastity to prevent unwanted pregnancies? 14:52 – The right of life shouldn’t wait for the Supreme Court to overt…
 
What did Augustine and Aquinas teach about the Triune action of God? What is meant by the 'indivisible operations axiom'? How do Augustine and Aquinas employ the idea of 'appropriation'? What implications does this have for how we interpret various events in Scripture? David Moser joins us to answer these questions and more. The Classical Theism Po…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.Questions Covered:21:20 – I’m a guy who just came out of a relationship that ended, that was very serious. I struggled to make my girlfriend happy. What is the man’s responsibility f…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church, and everything in between.Questions Covered:24:11 – Is it appropriate for me to invite my friend, who is living with her girlfriend, to my wedding? 32:40 – How do you live with this? I am a married mother of…
 
Today I chat with Tim Gordon about Vatican II and why Catholics can't actually reject it. We'll also be taking your questions! ARISTOTLE COURSE Go to https://www.timothyjgordon.com and click “enroll” SPONSORS EL Investments: https://www.elinvestments.net/pints Hallow: http://hallow.app/mattfradd STRIVE: https://www.strive21.com/ GIVING Patreon: htt…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church.Questions Covered:20:22 – How can you say that no human has ever been born into the world without distinct genitalia? There are plenty of cases of people being born with ambiguous genitalia and I am horrified…
 
This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church.Questions Covered:19:39 – What is your idea of how the feminine genius comes through in certain roles (teacher, leader, etc.)? How can men step up in the Church? 31:12 – How do you reconcile the verse “women …
 
Tim Staples joins us for a conversation about just where things stand regarding the alleged apparitions to Ida Peerdeman given new communications from the Vatican. Also, what does all this have to do with the push to dogmatically define Mary with words such as co-redemptrix and mediatrix of all graces?Cy Kellett:The Lady of All Nations, Mediatrix o…
 
What is apophaticism and why is it relevant to the Christian tradition? Isn't apophaticism self-contradictory since it talks about God and says we can't talk about God? How should we understand Scripture with an eye on apophaticism? What philosophical analysis can we bring to bear in our examination of apophaticism? Dr. Hewitt joins me to discuss h…
 
Questions Covered:01:17 – How can I explain to my Protestant friend that Mary is holy and full of grace? She wants biblical evidence. 13:18 – How can Catholics know if they are asking for intercession from saints who are really in God’s presence? 18:52 – The Catholic Old Testament has 39 books, but the Jews have 24 books. How can the Catholic Old T…
 
Questions Covered:05:30 – If Mary had to be free of the stain of original sin in order to conceive Jesus, then wouldn’t her mother have had to be free also in order to conceive Mary, and so on? 12:12 – Why is there a ten-month preparation for baptism and initiation into the Church when you baptize infants with no preparation? 19:08 – If Mary was pe…
 
Throughout the ages, grieving people have sought contact with the dead, including through the use of mediums. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask whether mediums really can contact the dead, whether we should trust them, and what the Bible has to say about it.
 
Throughout the ages, grieving people have sought contact with the dead, including through the use of mediums. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask whether mediums really can contact the dead, whether we should trust them, and what the Bible has to say about it. The post Communication with the Dead (Séances, Mediums, Channelers, Spiritism, Spiritualism…
 
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. Questions Covered:03:50 – In Exodus 3:2, the angel of the Lord appears to Moses in the burning bush, but that when he saw the bush, he saw …
 
As a leader in New Age thought, Deepak Chopra has taken it upon himself to explain the real meaning of Jesus. But does he shed light on the real Jesus or invent a new Jesus of his own? We asked Trent Horn.Has Deepak Chopra cracked the Jesus code? Trent Horn is next.Cy Kellett:Welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding,…
 
Purgatory is real and Karlo Broussard is here to answer listeners questions about it.Questions Covered:07:27 – If we receive a plenary indulgence at the moment of death, will we go straight to heaven if we are not yet morally perfect? 21:01 – Is it possible that some of us who appear to be living on earth are actually going through purgatory right …
 
Who was Jesus and what was he like?Questions Covered:19:27 – It seems like today people see Jesus as a lovey dovey hippy, but the language in Scripture from him can be really strong. Why does he use such harsh analogies and words at times? 29:26 – How can we better understand why Jesus talks about not judging other people’s hearts? 31:51 – Do we kn…
 
Questions Covered:01:25 – If a Baptized Catholic gets married outside of the church to a non-Catholic, do they need to get an annulment if they get a divorce? 03:57 – How do you glorify God in a morally neutral jobs? 12:20 – How are we supposed to spread the Gospel? 18:00 – I am wondering about the ecumenical council that Pope John Paul in, the Ass…
 
Questions Covered:04:56 – After the second coming of Christ will we be able to explore other planets in the universe? 07:43 – Can there be a law that you are not able to practice witchcraft or black magic or anything of that sort- my family is getting harmed by people doing black magic to us- I want to create a law that prevents people from doing t…
 
Questions Covered:21:22 – What is a “right and just” that you have found in the Catholic Church that Protestant and Lutheran preachers today, in North America, just don’t seem to see?31:45 – Practically speaking, is it going to take a change of our political party in order for us to build a civilization orientated towards God?41:38 – I realize that…
 
Questions Covered:18:48 – Do we take the ages of people in the bible literally?33:30 – How can I read the Bible in larger doses? How do I handle more than just a small dose?40:00 – Given the more recent non-literal interpretations of the Bible, why would I not think Jesus’ resurrection was interpretive as well?44:30 – If Aliens do exist, does that …
 
We’re not kidding with this title. Catholic Answers Director of Publishing, Todd Aglialoro joins us for a conversation about the role sex robots could play in the destruction of civilization. Warning: this conversation includes a strong defense of Christian teaching on sexuality.Cy Kellett:We really need to talk about the danger posed by sex robots…
 
What is classical theism as opposed to other theistic views? How can we answer objections to simplicity, immutability, and impassibility? If God has multiple attributes, then how can he be simple? If God is absolutely simple, then how can he be a Trinity of persons? If God is immutable, how can he do anything? If God is impassible, then how can he …
 
Questions Covered:15:40 – I want to thank John for giving me the right words to promote and discuss with other people. You’ve enabled me to have a conversation with people.27:44 – I wanted John to know that I took courses from him and I wanted to commend you both for how great you both are.Resources Mentioned:Life-Craft.org……
 
Questions Covered:15:35 – Are there resources or exercises for prayer to ask for peace? I have the desire but do not know how when there is so much chaos around me.23:31 – How can I find peace when I don’t find peace in doing the right thing or the wrong thing?31:19 – I come from a large family and I am the middle child. How do I gain peace and kee…
 
The World Economic Forum has proposed to use the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to have a "Great Reset" to fundamentally transform the way the world works. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore what the WEF is, what the Great Reset is, and whether this is a sinister conspiracy.
 
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