Why Catholicism Is True
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We believe: 1) That God Exists, and that this can be rationally demonstrated. We hold to the claim that God as “the sole, ultimate reality” is far more plausibly true than alternatives offered in other religions or its opposite in atheism. 2) That Jesus Is God, and that the evidence surrounding his life, death and resurrection is clear, obvious, and easy to accept given God’s existence. 3) That the Catholic Church is Jesus’ Church and that this can be known through both Scripture and a study of history: That Christ left us with a visible, hierarchical, and sacramental religion. 4) That the majority of objections to Catholicism are quite irrelevant. In other words, what many people argue over with regards to the Christian religion are often unnecessary blockages---evolution, for example, or whether Genesis was literal history, or scandals or whatever. Instead, think of it this way: Answer in the affirmative the three questions above (does God exist, is Jesus God, and did Christ found the Catholic Church?) and you then have all the grounds you need for becoming a Catholic, and (hopefully) wanting to be. Everything else you can then figure out as a Catholic. This we call the Minimum Effective Apologetic. 5) Not only that Catholicism is true, but that everybody should want Catholicism to be true. No other religion so adequately answers the difficulties and mysteries of life; no other religion offers such meaning, happiness, and hope.
||CleanEP 16: Why I Became Catholic and Not Protestant||Pat shares the particular pieces of evidence that convinced him of the truth of Catholicism, and how to defend Catholicism against common Protestant objections. This podcast has a blog post offering additional support...||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 15: How Morality Points to God||Pat gives an explanation of how morality points to the existence of God, and a brief overview of natural law theory||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 14: Does Evil Disprove God?||Short answer: No. Long answer: Listen to today's episode as Pat talks through the "problem of evil", and why the existence of suffering and evil in no way undermines the goodness and power of God. ... Support the Show! 5-Star reviews really help...||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 13: 3 Quick Reasons Why Catholicism Is True||Pat goes through three quick reasons--with a brief defense of each--for why Catholicism is true. Namely that 1) God exists, 2) Jesus is God, and 3) Christ founded the Catholic Church.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 12: What Is Love?||Don't worry, there is no singing in this episode: Only philosophical and theological discussion : )||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 11: The Argument From Contingency - Part 4||Pat wraps up this series on the argument from contingency by reading a summary version of the argument he's prepared for an upcoming talk, which also responds to common objections. Support the Show! 5-Star reviews really help to bring new people to...||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 10: The Argument From Contingency - Part 3||Continuing on with the series, Pat quickly recaps the argument from contingency and some of the defenses made so far, before moving onto an explanation of the second premise. Be sure to listen to part 1 & 2 to ensure you're properly caught...||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 9: Why Did God Create Hell?||Pat explores the question of whether there's an incompatibility between an all-loving God and the existence of hell. ... Support the Show! 5-Star reviews really help to bring new people to the show. If you think we're doing a good job, please consider..||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 8: The Argument From Contingency - Part 2||In part two, Pat defends the principle of sufficient reason as part of the argument from contingency for the existence of God. Support the Show! 5-Star reviews really help to bring new people to the show. If you think we're doing a good job, please...||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 7: The Argument from Contingency - Part 1||The first argument we're going to explore in our series of defending the existence of God is the famous contingency argument: 1) Everything that exists has an explanation for why it exists, either in a necessity of its own being, or an external...||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 6: Send This Episode To Your Atheist Friend||In this episode, Pat shares his story out of atheism from a philosophical perspective and why he thinks the position is (ultimately) absurd. First, he explains what atheism is (along with the implications of metaphysical naturalism). Then, he offers a..||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 5: Michael Voris on Hard Religious Teaching, Catholicism vs Protestantism, and the Real Meaning of Christmas||Michael Voris is a religious educator, politlcal pundit, and CEO of the website Church Militant. Over the years, Voris has attracted much controversy for his hard-hitting and direct calling out of people in the church for evil and corrupt behavior,...||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 4: How to Think About Death, Ethical Decision Making, and More||Pat Flynn is joined by bio-ethicist Peter Koch of Villanova University to discuss some of the deepest and most important questions of life, including: – How to think about death. – How to make ethical decisions. – Whether or not there is an...||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 3: A Quick Response to Sola Scriptura||Pat offers a quick way to respond to the Protestant claim of Sola Scriptura (a manmade doctrine, by the way!!!), which argues against the authority of the Catholic Church. ... Share the Show! 5-Star reviews really help to bring new people to the...||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 2: What Are The Best Arguments For God's Existence?||Pat gives his advice on what the best arguments for God's existence are. Also, the basics of what makes for a good argument to begin with, and what types of arguments you should avoid using when attempting to evangelize. Recommended reading: 5...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: From Atheism to Catholicism, the Minimum Effective Apologetic, and Why Catholicism Is True||In this inaugural episode of Why Catholicism Is True our host, Pat Flynn, shares his conversion story from atheism to Catholicism, and what he calls the "minimum effective apologetic", which attempts to state and answer the three most important...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Getting to the heart of Catholicism: The Truth
I love what this show is doing - showing that faith and reason aren’t just friends but soul mates. And it goes that one, logical step further to show that Catholicism is the ultimate point where faith and reason meet. Keep up the GREAT work!