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The Cordial Catholic

K. Albert Little

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A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith. Hosted by K. Albert Little, a non-denominational Evangelical convert to Catholicism.
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Father Gregory Merkley, a diocesan priest of the Diocese of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. We talk about Father Greg's spiritual journey, the blessing of the priesthood, and the incredible impact that the sacraments have had on his life.
Father Gregory was baptized Catholic, fell into practical atheism, and was eventually led back into the Catholic Church where his faith was absolutely set on fire–and eventually called him into the priesthood.
It's a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it thoroughly!

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by two guests from the National Center for Padre Pio in Barto, PA, USA. Nick Gibboni is the Executive Director of the Center and Vera Marie Calandra, Vice President, and daughter of the founders of the National Center.
We discuss all things Padre Pio–my favourite saint–including his miraculous life, his incredible charisms and abilities, and the example that this holy saint has left behind for us Catholic Christians to emulate and follow. Plus, Vera Marie discusses the miracles which she herself was a recipient of–and it's an incredible one!
For more from the Center please visit their website.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by author, evangelist, and pilgrimage guru Steve Ray to talk about the biblical roots of the papacy. Steve should know, as a convert to Catholicism himself he's written two fantastic books on the subject.
We discuss the Old Testament precedent for the pope, evidence from Scripture and history, and why we need a pope at all. It's a great conversation to share with your friends!
For more from Steve, check out his fantastic website for all of his resources including his two books Upon This Rock and The Papacy: What the Pope Does and Why It Matters.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
TikTok: @cordialcatholic

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by evangelist, speaker, and author John LaBriola to talk about how to pray for our friends and family who have left the Catholic Church.
We discuss John's brand new book No Soul Left Behind: How to Pray for Your Loved Ones Who Have Left the Church which is an absolutely fantastic resource for praying for our non-Catholic Christian friends and family or those that were raised Catholic and left the Church. John walks us through the right kind of mindset we need to have, how to get our ego out of the way, how to let go of responsibility for our friends and family and allow God to work, and the incredible role that the souls in purgatory can play in the conversion–or re-version–of our loved ones.
It's a fantastic interview. You're not going to want to miss it.
For more from John LaBriola and to purchase his fantastic book visit his website at Onward Catholic Soldier.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
TikTok: @cordialcatholic

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by the incredible Dawn Eden Goldstein. Dawn, a former agnostic rock journalist, is a convert to Catholicism and a brilliant theologian. She has a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and is the author of a number of fine books on the topic of mercy and redemptive suffering.
She joins me, in this episode, for a fantastic conversation about redemptive suffering. We discuss what it means, how it works, how the Catholic Church has understood our suffering throughout time, and how we can "offer up" our suffering for others while mining the incredible, beautiful traditions of the Church. It's a truly incredible conversation and, ironically, full of lots of laughs and humour.
For more from Dawn visit her website The Dawn Patrol.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
TikTok: @cordialcatholic

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined again by Dr. Cheryl White, professor of history at Louisiana State University at Shreveport and an expert on the history of relics, especially the Shroud of Turin.
We discuss the relics of Jesus' passion: the true cross, the crown of thorns, the Shroud of Turin, and more. It's a fascinating discussion about the importance of these physical reminders of our Catholic faith and the uniquely Catholic history of relics.
For more from Dr. White visit her website, check out the fantastic podcast Who is the Man of the Shroud, and visit The Man of the Shroud website.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
TikTok: @cordialcatholic

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined once again by Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin to help us unpack the problem of evil and suffering.
Why would a good, all-knowing, all-powerful God allow evil and suffering to exist? Why do innocent people suffer? Does the existence of evil make God less powerful, less good, or something other than what Christians say that He is?
Listen to Jimmy Akin, a veteran apologist, explain what the Catholic Church says about suffering, why it exists, and how to understand it.
For more from Jimmy visit his website. Be sure to check out his fantastic podcast Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World, available everywhere.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
TikTok: @cordialcatholic

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by theologian and author Dr. John Bergsma to talk about the incredible and ancient Dead Sea Scrolls and what amazing insights these documents provide us into our Catholic Christian faith.
In these episode we dig deep into what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, what the community of Jewish believers that collected them were like, and how the way they lived and celebrated their faith has incredible implications for the beginning of the Catholic Church and the Catholic faith today. It's an amazing interview with a truly brilliant scholar – you aren't going to want to miss this one!
For more from Dr. John Bergsma visit his website. His fantastic book, Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of Christianity is available on Amazon in print, digital format, and audiobook as well.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
TikTok: @cordialcatholic

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by two fantastic Catholic apologists to discuss their joint journey into the Catholic Church. Devin Rose is a Catholic convert, writer, speaker, and app developer. Dr. Douglas Beaumont is an apologist, speaker, and writer as well. Together, these two have written some of the best books in Catholic apologetics and, it turns out, they connected, became friends, and had some great discussions around Doug's journey into the Catholic Church.
In these episode they unpack how asking questions about the Bible, the biblical canon, authority, and the nature of the Christian Church led them to eventually leave Protestant Christianity to become Catholic.
For more from Devin visit Lionheart Catholic where he even offers his book for free.
For more on Doug visit his website where you can find more information on his speaking, by his fabulous books, and follow him on his upcoming pilgrimage.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
This show is sponsored by Select International Tours. To learn more about their pilgrimages and tours and to organize your own group tour visit their website. And thank you to Select International Tours for sponsoring this show.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
TikTok: @cordialcatholic

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by two returning guests, Matt Swaim and Keith Nester. Matt and Keith are both Catholic converts and we get together to discuss the problems we encountered with Sola Scriptura – the idea that the Bible is the sole rule of faith for Christians.
We talk about the problem of everyone interpreting things differently, of major issues like salvation and authority and the canon of the Bible, and how finding the Catholic Church was the solution for all the problems of disunity that existed in Protestant Christianity.
This is an absolute doozy of a discussion and I really, really think you'll enjoy it.
For more from Keith Nester visit his website and check out his fantastic new book, A Convert's Guide to Roman Catholicism: Your First Year in the Church.
For more about Matt listen to his morning radio show, The Son Rise Morning Show, and check out The Coming Home Network International.
For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.
Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material.
If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Church Potluck: A Smorgasbord of Christian Curiosity
A variety of topics. A variety of academic disciplines. A variety of Christian traditions.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

This podcast is brought to you in a special way by our Patreon Co-Producers Gina, Eyram, Susanne, Elli and Tom, Kelvin and Susan, and Stephen.

Support the show

Find and follow The Cordial Catholic on social media:
Instagram: @cordialcatholic
Twitter: @cordialcatholic
YouTube: /thecordialcatholic
Facebook: The Cordial Catholic
TikTok: @cordialcatholic

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