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Episode 76 – Against Modern Hope: Pope Benedict XVI on Authentic Hope

Episode 76 – Against Modern Hope: Pope Benedict XVI on Authentic Hope

Episode 76 – Against Modern Hope: Pope Benedict XVI on Authentic Hope In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss some distortions of hope or misrepresentations of hope. We cover: – The rival of Christian Hope according to Pope Benedict XVI– “Exiles in the desert”– Progress and Enlightenment philosophy– Bacon and Marx– The Object and Means of Hope– Modern Hope vs Christian Hope In this episode, we use these two books:1. Cardinal Ratzinger, Christianity and

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Episode 75: What is ‘Christian’ about Hope?

Episode 75: What is ‘Christian’ about Hope?

Episode 75: What is ‘Christian’ about Hope? In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss different aspects of hope. We cover:– The idea of hope– The passion of hope according to St. Thomas– The object of kinds of hope– Natural hope– The Virtue of Hope vs Passion of Hope– What hope does for the Christian– Ordering life according to hope Donate to the work of Catholic Studies Academy – catholicstudiesacademy.com/donate-to-csa/     Please subscribe to our

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Episode 74: The Capital Sins, Part 3: Wrath, Sloth, and Pride

Episode 74: The Capital Sins, Part 3: Wrath, Sloth, and Pride

The Capital Sins, Part 3: Wrath, Sloth, and Pride In this episode, Drs. Smith and Bulzacchelli wrap up their series on the capital sins. We cover: – Propensity to wrath and justified anger– Proportionality– Modern Entitlement and wrath– Forgiveness, pain, and wrath– Forms of sloth– The importance of fortitude in all of life– Why sloth is deadly– Priorities and sloth– Pride and morality– Pride and the ultimate end Click here to donate to the work

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Episode 74: The Capital Sins, Part 3: Wrath, Sloth, and Pride

Episode 73: The Capital Sins, Part 2: Envy and Love of Praise

The Capital Sins, Part 2: Envy and Love of Praise In this episode, Drs. Smith and Bulzacchelli continue their discussion of the capital sins talking about envy and vanity. They cover: 1. The place of envy in the list2. Envy in the Parables3. St Thomas and envy – habit of grieving over the good of another4. Being Conscious of sins5. Detraction6. Vanity and praise7. Whose opinion matters?8. Vanity and Modernity Click here to donate and

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Episode 74: The Capital Sins, Part 3: Wrath, Sloth, and Pride

Episode 72: The Capital Sins, Part 1: Greed, Gluttony, and Lust

The Capital Sins, Part 1: Greed, Gluttony, and Lust In this episode, Dr. Smith and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss three of the seven capital sins: greed, gluttony, and lust. They cover: – The origins of the list of capital sins– Capital sins as natural vices– Sins against the proper desire of the good– Greed: Possession– What really is enough?– Gluttony: Consumption– Habitual excess and the good– Lust: a sense of possession and a sense of consumption–

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Episode 71: Lent: To Stand Down

Episode 71: Lent: To Stand Down

Lent: To Stand Down In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss Lent and lenten practices and most importantly, the legitimacy of the Impossible Burger during Lent. We cover:– The meaning of “lentare”– Doing more or doing less?– The example of the monks– Book recommendations for Lent– The Impossible Burger Dr. Bulzacchelli’s article on Lent – https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/wh… Click here to support the work of CSA – catholicstudiesacademy.com/donate-to-csa/     Please subscribe to our podcast on

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