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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On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we continue the Apologetics Series by looking at what is commonly called, “The Last Four Things” – that is: heaven, hell, purgatory, and judgement. What happens after we die? Is it fitting that we will be judged by God? And is it compatible with our understanding of God that we could either spend an eternity in a paradise beyond our knowledge, or in a place of suffering that will never end? These topics and more will be addressed in this episode.
On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we’ll continue our Apologetics Series by furthering our understanding on one of the more complex issues dividing various Christian denominations – Predestination. We know that God knows all things – so He knows whether we will achieve salvation. So, why does it matter whether we do anything for our own justification, if God already knows the outcome? Protestants will further say we can’t help with our own salvation since we are so damaged. What’s the answer?
On today’s episode of the SSPX Podcast, we’ll continue our Apologetics Series by looking at Justification – or how to get to Heaven. How are we justified? Did Christ do all the work through Redemption? Do we simply need to believe that His infinite merits are enough or do we need to do something more? The Catholic understanding of justification is one of the major dividing points between the Church and Protestantism, and so Fr. Loop is here to assist us in sorting out this critical but often misunderstood theological concept.
This episode of the SSPX Podcast continues the Apologetics Series by examining further one of the fonts of revelation: Sacred Scripture. Having previously discussed the truth of the Bible and its divine inspiration, the Podcast turns to a major point of contention between Catholics and other Christian denominations, namely the interpretation of Scripture and the role the Church plays in safeguarding and disseminating a correct understanding of these sacred texts.
Over the last few episodes, we’ve identified some concerns about the Church – today, we’ll look at the attributes of the Church – or what the Church needs to have in order to be real, and believable. Does the Catholic Church fit all the criteria for believability?
There may not be another singular person who is a source of such controversy throughout the history of the Catholic Church. And, Galileo is the favorite tool that many use to claim that the Church is backwards, anti-science, anti-reason, and more. So what’s the story with Galileo? And why did the Catholic Church react the way she did when Galileo was making his amazing discoveries?
Like last episode, when we faced some of the worst popes we’ve ever had, today, we’ll look at some of the worst instances of human corruption the Church has ever had. From illegitimate indulgences, to clerics throughout history helping their family members, and all sorts of other bad actors, we’ll try to understand how to balance the divine nature of the Church with her very human members.
we’ll continue our Apologetics Series by looking squarely and unapologetically at some of the worst men who have ever sat on the throne of St. Peter. And there have been more than a few. What are we as Catholics to think about this? How can the Catholic Church be true, be inspired by God if these men were at the helm?
For hundreds of years, the critics argue, the Catholic Church spearheaded a cultural genocide across the globe, replacing vibrant indigenous cultures with white European culture. So… is it true? What impact did the Church have on exploratory missions? Did conversion lead to colonization?
It all starts with the basic concept of how should the Church deal with heresies? What does a trial for a crime against truth look like – and what should it look like? Throughout history, were there abuses of this process by the Church or by the civil authorities? Or is it all completely exaggerated? There’s lots of info that Dr. Rao will help us uncover.
- Notes from Episode 41: Judaism
- Notes from Episode 40: Mormonism
- Notes from Episode 39: Islam
- Notes from Episode 38: Paganism
- Notes from Episode 37: Mary and the Saints
- Notes from Episode 36: The Other Sacraments
- Notes from Episode 35: Is the Eucharist Our Lord?
- Notes from Episode 34: Specific & Controversial Topics
- Notes from Episode 33: Morality or Conscience?
- Notes from Episode 32: Does Morality Exist?
- Notes from Episode 31: The 4 Last Things
- Notes from Episode 30: Predestination & Justification
- Notes from Episode 29: Faith or Works?
- Notes from Episode 28: Interpreting Holy Scripture
- Notes from Episode 27: Attributes of the Church
- No Notes 21-26
- Notes from Episode 20: The Miracles of Christ
- Notes from Episode 19: What are the Marks of the Church?
- Notes from Episode 18: Can there be Multiple Religions?
- Notes from Episode 17: Who is the Pope?
- Notes from Episode 16: Why do we need a Pope?
- Notes from Episode 15: Must We Belong to a Church?
- Notes from Episode 14-13: None
- Notes from Episode 12: Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
- Notes from Episode 11: Are Miracles Real?
- Notes from Episode 10: Prophecies About Our Lord
- Notes from Episode 9: Theology of History: History and the Bible
- Notes from Episode 8: How Do We Know the Old Testament is True?
- Notes from Episode 7: Did God Have to Give Man Revelation?
- Notes from Episode 6: Can God Speak to Us?
- Notes from Episode 5: Why Worship God?
- Notes from Episode 4: God and Man
- Notes from Episode 3: Evolution
- Notes from Episode 2: How to be an Atheist
- Notes from Episode 1: Does God Exist?