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Episode 055 – The Reality of Human Evil

Episode 055 – The Reality of Human Evil

The Reality of Human Evil In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the reality of human evil and the cultural disregard for it. We cover:- The denial or diminishing of the reality or gravity of human evil- Erroneous Arguments- Catholic Responses- Flatly against...

What is Education?

What is Education?

Few issues so engage the passions of the public as education — and with good reason. Almost everyone values education and almost everyone has an opinion. We are exposed to an endless stream of articles and commentary about the politics of education, the decline in...

Episode 050 – Knowing God

Episode 050 – Knowing God

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...

Episode 049 – Celibacy and Married Priests

Episode 049 – Celibacy and Married Priests

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...

Women and the Diaconate?

Women and the Diaconate?

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about women in the diaconate.  This is a difficult issue that extends well beyond the question of Church discipline and “small-t tradition.”  It touches on dogma, and if we get it wrong, we’ll have a theological disaster to clean up....

Episode 048 – Purpose in Being

Episode 048 – Purpose in Being

Purpose in Being In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on Metaphysics talking about the aspect of purpose and how it is found in being. We discuss:- Reality, being, and meaning- "Adulting"- Parts and arrangement of reality- Design in nature-...

Episode 047 – Authentic Being And Metaphysics

Episode 047 – Authentic Being And Metaphysics

Authentic Being And Metaphysics In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the importance of metaphysics and the connection of being to truth, beauty, and goodness. We discuss:- What is metaphysics- First Causes and the question of 'Why?'- What is being- Meaning and...

Episode 046 – Shavuot and Pentecost

Episode 046 – Shavuot and Pentecost

Shavuot and Pentecost In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the Jewish Festival of Shavuot and the Christian feast of Pentecost. We discuss:- What is the Festival of Shavuot?- The idea of gift- The Torah as gift- Gift and Reception- Waiting and replacing...

Episode 045 – Authentic Goodness

Episode 045 – Authentic Goodness

Authentic Goodness In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on authenticity, this time addressing Goodness. We discuss:- Authentic Goodness and Ethics- "Shared Ethical Discourse"- Lost Vocabulary- Emotivism- Goodness tied to Reality- Goodness is...

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