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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Were the Crusades Bad? – Apologetics # 21

We’re starting to look at some of the more controversial aspects of Church History. Over the next 6 episodes, we’ll have Dr. John Rao join us to look at the “hot button issues” that are commonly used to attack the faith. Today we’ll start by looking at the Crusades. Were they good, or were they bad? Or, is it a lot more complicated than that? How did the Crusades impact the growth of Roman Catholicism, and how did they impact the relationship between East and West?

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Christ’s Miracles: Exaggerated Stories or Real? Is There Proof? – Apologetics #20

Fr. Ian Palko will join us again to look specifically at the Miracles that the New Testament says Our Lord performed.  Did he actually perform these, or are these just made up stories, passed from word of mouth, and finally collected in the New Testament as fodder for a new religion? How can we possibly prove these fantastic stories from nearly 2,000 years ago as being accurate? 

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Why Do We Need a Pope? – Apologetics # 16

In this episode, Fr. MacGillivray will look at the concept of the papacy itself. We’ve already seen that Jesus set up the Catholic Church, but he left us with 12 Apostles, who would be the first bishops. Did he actually set up St. Peter as the most important of the Apostles? And what was the reason for putting one fallible, hot-headed, uneducated man at the head of His Divine Church?

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Are We Meant to Belong to a Church, or Just Worship Jesus? – Apologetics #15

We’ve seen that Jesus is God, that He rose from the dead, and performed miracles, but what about after He went back to Heaven? Did He just leave us with His teachings, or did He expect us to do something else? Some would claim he wants us to belong to a visible, real, hierarchical Church, but didn’t He say that His kingdom was not of this world? So why belong to a church here on earth?

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How We Know Jesus Rose From The Dead – Apologetics #14

We know that the New Testament is credible, but what about its most important event? Is it logical that a man died and then rose from the dead by his own power? Is there another way to interpret or explain what we read in the Scripture? Maybe the Apostles misunderstood it – or they exaggerated the story, or just made it up… But by the end, we’ll see that the simplest explanation is that it actually happened.

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Is the New Testament Credible, or Just Stories? Apologetics #13

Fr. Franks will join us to examine whether we can believe what is written in the New Testament, or, like critics allege, whether it is just a collection of pious stories. Are the Gospels anonymous, or can we prove they were written by the Evangelists? And can we really show that over 2,000 years, they have not changed or been embellished at all? We’ll dive into that and more.

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