Today we dove deep into the enigmatic tale surrounding the election of Pope John XXIII and the conspiracy theories that followed. Amidst the intrigue, we debunked the sedevacantist position that challenges the legitimacy of recent Popes and guided listeners towards resources for a more profound Lenten journey. We also celebrated a heartwarming conversion story, as a former Southern Baptist shared his decade-long journey to Catholicism—a testament to faith’s transformative power. Plus, we clarified the Catholic stance on praying to saints with personal anecdotes and addressed a listener’s concerns on the concept of ecclesia suplet in confessional practices.
- Email from Scotland – Question about perfect contrition and dying in a state of grace
- Joe – Were the first Church’s in the East Greek? Does that mean the Church Fathers were not inspired? (11:55)
- Patrick recommends “Were the first Church’s in East Greek? Does that mean the Church Fathers were not inspired?” by Scott Butler, Norman Dahlgren, and David Hess
- Patrick recommends “Four More Witnesses: Further Testimony from Christians Before Constantine” by Rod Bennett
- Patrick recommends “The Early Church was the Catholic Church” by Joe Heschmeyer
- Chuck – Just got confirmed. Thanks for bringing me home to the church!
- Patrick recommends “Pope Fiction: Answers to 30 Myths & Misconceptions About the Papacy”
- Patrick recommends “The Divine Symphony: An Exordium to the Theology of the Catholic Mass” by David L. Gray
- Kevin – Why is there confusion as to why we pray to saints?