The Destructive Effects of Modernism on 20th Century Catechesis In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss Modernism and Anthropocentrism in Catechesis throughout the 20th century. We cover:– The philosophical underpinnings of Modernism– The influence of Kant– What is Modernism?– Condemnation of certain positions in catechesis– Divine Revelation in Catechesis– The Theology of Revelation of Gabriel Moran– Moran’s further influence on catechetical methodolgy– Experiential Catechesis– A Faithful Catechesis Please subscribe to our podcast
Dominicans vs Franciscans: Universals and the Struggle for the Medieval Mind In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the idea of Universals and trace its development in Medieval thought. We cover:– Plato and the Idea of Universals– Universals and Particulars– Christians and universals– How do we access universals?– St. Thomas and knowledge– The Franciscan development– Ockham and Nominalism– “Social Constructs”– The Importance of Medieval Philosophy Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes
Dare We Hope that All Men are Saved? In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss salvation and the idea that all men might be saved. We cover:– Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Bishop Barron– Strict Universalism– Scriptural Passages pointing to universalism and damnation– “Reasonable” Hope– Constant teaching of the Church– What should be our disposition as Catholics? Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
The Importance of Theology for Marriage and Family: The Legacy of John Paul II Dr. Smith and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the legacy of John Paul II and in particular his moral theology. In this episode we cover: – The philosophical project of JP II– The gift of self in married love– The unique value of moral theology– The role of moral theology in understanding Christian marriage– The legacy of JP II in the arena of
Knowing God In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss knowledge and God. Sometimes people speak of heart knowledge and head knowledge, but what is this really? We discuss:– Knowledge and relationship– Knowledge and emotions– Love and knowledge– Doctrine as God revealing himself to us– Simplicity and doctrine– The will and the intellect– The intellect is ordered to truth and relationship Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get
Celibacy and Married Priests In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the issues of celibacy and married priests, We discuss:– Celibacy in Sacred Scripture– Permanent diaconate and Sacred Scripture– Paul to Timothy about bishops– “One woman man”– Church as bride– Understanding celibacy and marriage– Marriage is about the Eschaton– Josephite Marriages– The Holy Family as the Exemplar Family– How we imitate the Holy Family Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or