Apologetics Series

30+ Episodes Released throughout 2023 on Apologetics

EPISODES:

The Final Thought: Why Should I Become Catholic? Apologetics #42

On the final episode of the Apologetics Series, we answer one last remaining question, “How do we know with certainty that we should join the Catholic Church?” Over the past 41 episodes we have shown that God exists, that His Word is true, that we can find Him, that Jesus is Him, and that the Church was given to us for our salvation. Yet we may still wonder if we should join an institution that has had corrupt leaders throughout history and today appears to be self-contradictory at points. Fr. David Sherry will join us for the final word.

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Judaism: Is the Old Covenant still valid? Apologetics #41

On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we continue with the “Why Not” questions about what is reasonable to believe. In this episode, we turn our attention to Judaism. The Jewish people were the chosen people of God with whom He made a divine Covenant. Given this, is it true that this Covenant is still valid? Following the coming of Jesus Christ and the founding of the Church, is it right to practice Judaism today?

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Mormonism: A False American Religion – Apologetics #40

On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we continue with the “Why Not” questions about what is reasonable to believe. In this episode, we examine Mormonism or, as it is officially known, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. On the surface, there are many similarities between Mormon families and traditional Catholic families. Their values seem to match up. But even though the surface is similar, there are substantial differences between Mormon beliefs and Christianity.

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Is the God of Islam the Same as the God of Abraham? Apologetics #39

On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we continue with the “Why Not” questions about what is or is not reasonable to believe by examining Islam. Islam is the second largest religion in the world behind Christianity and therefore warrants special attention. To help unpack this religion, we review the so-called “Five Pillars of Islam” while exploring whether it has some of the same basic roots as Judaism and Christianity.

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False Pagan Religions: Animism, Hinduism, and Buddhism -Apologetics #38

Today we’ll be looking at the basic premise of Paganism – why Polytheism, animism, spiritualism, even if they have been at times very popular in history, and seem to be trendy now, simply don’t make sense to the reasonable person. We’ll see how, based on logic, the ideas inherent in Hinduism, Buddhism, and native or aboriginal spiritualities simply won’t match up to reality.

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How Can We Prove the Eucharist is Our Lord? – Apologetics #35

On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we begin the first of two episodes on the sacraments, and show that not only are they necessary, but they are rooted in Scripture. In this installment, we look specifically at the concept of the Mass as a sacrifice and the priesthood. Does God really require sacrifice? And what about the Mass itself? Did Our Lord intend us to take Him literally when he declared that the Eucharist really is His Body and Blood? By examining Scripture and Tradition, show this to be true.

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Sexual Morality, Transgenderism, LGBTQ+, Abortion, Euthanasia – Apologetics #34

On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we continue discussing the concept of morality with Fr. Palko. In the last two episodes, we looked at morality in a theoretical and principled way. Today, we examine specific moral issues while tackling traditional moral positions that contemporary society views as “outdated” regarding sexuality, abortion, euthanasia, organ transplants, and more.

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What’s More Important, Morality or Conscience? – Apologetics #33

Last episode, we saw that an objective moral law exists. Now we begin to explore what this means for our lives. Are there circumstances where the same action can be more or less bad? What role does conscience play in making moral choices? Does an individual’s conscience “reign supreme,” as is often said? Finally, there is often talk about how we should not judge someone’s motivations, but is that true?

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Is There Such a thing as Morality?- Apologetics #32

On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we continue our Apologetics Series by looking at the concept of morality. This is the first of three episodes on the morality, with each one examining a unique spect of this topic. First, we explore if there is such a thing as objective and universal moral truth. For instance, are moral rules the same for all people across cultures? If there is universal morality, how do we know what it is and who is in charge of enforcing these rules?

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