Pints With Aquinas

By Matt Fradd

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If you could sit down with St. Thomas Aquinas over a pint of beer and ask him any one question, what would it be? Every episode of Pints With Aquinas revolves around a question, a question that St. Thomas addresses in his most famous work, The Summa Theologica. So get your geek on, pull up a bar stool, and grab a cold one. Here we go!

Episode Date
Restoring Sacred Chant in the Liturgy w/ Dominican Brs. Stefan and Alexandre
01:12:12

I talk with Brs. Stefan and Alexandre about restoring sacred chant in the liturgy. Then we take your questions! Go check out their website - https://opchant.com/


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Apr 13, 2021
1-Hour Q&A w/ Fr. Thomas Joseph White , O.P.
01:13:23

In this episode, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. joins me to answer questions from “Pints with Aquinas” patrons! Some of the topics we talk about include:

  • What does “the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” mean?
  • How do you explain the Trinity to a non-believer?
  • How can you deal with unwanted or intrusive thoughts? 

 

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Apr 06, 2021
Cosmological Argument for God's Existence w/ Michael Jones of "Inspiring Philosophy"
01:07:17

In this episode, I talk with Michael Jones who runs the YouTube channel “Inspiring Philosophy” about the Leibnizian Contingency Argument for God’s existence. If that sounds like a mouthful, don’t worry. We break it down and explain the whole thing. 

 

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Mar 30, 2021
From Atheism to Catholicism w/ Pat Flynn
01:19:33

I chat in the studio with Pat Flynn about his conversion from atheism to Catholicism.

 

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Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Mar 23, 2021
The Conversion of Dr. Scott Hahn
01:38:52

I chat with Dr. Scott Hahn about his conversion to Catholicism.

Learn more about Scott Hahn's NEW study, Parousia: The Bible and the Mass - https://stpaulcenter.com/studies-tools/journey-through-scripture/parousia-the-bible-and-the-mass/?utm_source=vanity_url&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=parousia

 

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Mar 16, 2021
BONUS: Is Lying Always Wrong? Fr Gregory Pine Vs. Dr. Janet Smith
02:13:49

Dr. Janet Smith and Fr. Gregory Pine will debate the morality of lying.

 

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Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Mar 10, 2021
How a Bible Study Turned These 3 Protestants Catholic!
01:30:37

These men were all Protestants when they started a Bible study last year to prove Catholicism false. Now they're Catholic.

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

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Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Mar 09, 2021
Orthodox VS Catholic Debate on the Papacy w/ Fr. Patrick Vs Erick Ybarra
02:25:46

The Resolution is: The Doctrine of Papal Primacy given at Vatican I is true to Apostolic Tradition.

Fr. Patrick (John Ramsey) was born in 1970 in New Zealand. He attended the University of Waikato in Hamilton New Zealand, completing Bachelor's degrees in Science, majoring in Mathematics, and in Law with honors. He then completed a Master of Theology in Orthodox Studies at the University of Wales, in 2010 followed by a Ph.D. in Orthodox ecclesiology in 2015 at the University of Winchester, England. He presently works as a distance tutor for the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England. He serves as a priest in the Western Rite deanery in the UK under the Russian Church Outside Russia. He has enjoyed engaging in Facebook discussions for a number of years after contributing to Orthodox blogs before this.

 

Erick Ybarra is a Latin rite Catholic speaker and blogger. Having graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S, he currently works for a global manufacturer in Technology. While entering University as an atheist, he had an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ through the Reformed Baptist tradition. After spending years as a Protestant, he crossed the horizon to high-Church Anglicanism where he prayerfully studied the Bible and Church History leading to his conversion to the Catholic Church. He is a co-host for popular YouTube channel Reason and Theology and has made plenty of public appearances on Catholic social networks. His writings specialize in Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, and he can be found at www.ErickYbarra.org. He is a Husband and Father of 5 children, living in the upper Midwest of the United States.

 

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9 

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4 

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CONTACT

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Mar 02, 2021
Aquinas on Why Philosophy Isn't Enough (We Need Scripture)
37:32

In today's episode, we'll take a look at what Aquinas has to say about the limits of philosophy and the necessity of revelation for our salvation.

 

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Feb 23, 2021
Lent: Do or do not, there is no try!
01:19:30

What are you giving up for Lent? What SHOULD you give up or do?? Be specific, don't be vague. Check out this bonus episode for some advice on how to start Lent right.

 

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Feb 17, 2021
7 Reasons to LOVE St. Thomas Aquinas
50:27

Thomas Aquinas can be a daunting figure to study. In this video, I'll help give you the big picture of his life and works so that YOU can begin to love Aquinas as much as I do.

Download your FREE ebook, You Can Understand Aquinas here: https://pintswithaquinas.com/

and see this list of 10 books by or about Aquinas you need to read: https://pintswithaquinas.com/read-these-10-books-to-understand-and-learn-from-thomas-aquinas/

 

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Feb 16, 2021
Why More Young Catholics are Identifying as "Traditional" w/ Brian Holdsworth
01:09:08

Why are younger Catholics (and not-so-young-Catholics, like me!) identifying more and more with "traditional" Catholicism? I interview my good friend Brian Holdsworth and ask him this very question. If you're interested in learning more about "traditional" Catholicism, then this episode is for you!

 

 

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Feb 09, 2021
Pornography vs. Iconography w/ Jonathan Pageau
01:19:40

In this episode of Pints with Aquinas, I chat with Jonathan Pageau about how porn isn't art, it's an idol; and how icons aren't porn! We also talk about art, the covid lockdowns, and more.

 

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GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

LINKS

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

 

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Feb 02, 2021
The Four Last Things (Death, Judgement, Heaven & Hell) - Legatus Summit Talk
32:03

A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk on the four last things (death, judgement, Heaven, and Hell) to several hundred people at the Legatus Summit in Palm Beach, FL. Here is the meditation on death I read: http://www.cfpeople.org/books/DeSales/MEDITATEp5.htm

 

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn’t be possible without you. I can’t thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

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Jan 26, 2021
From Atheist to Catholic Priest w/ Fr. Mark Goring
01:12:51

Today I chat with Fr. Mark Goring about how he went from being an atheist to a Catholic priest.

 

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

LINKS

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

 

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Jan 26, 2021
241: Why Catholics Can’t Reject Vatican II w/ Timothy Gordon
01:09:55

Today I chat with Tim Gordon about Vatican II and why Catholics can't actually reject it. We'll also be taking your questions!

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

LINKS

Website: https://pintswithaquinas.com/

Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/matt-fradd

FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

 

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

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Jan 19, 2021
240: Vatican on Covid Vaccines w/ Jimmy Akin
01:14:42

Today, I chat with Jimmy Akin about whether it is moral for Catholics (and anyone for that matter) to get covid-19 vaccines.

The main document we will be referencing is "Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines": http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20201221_nota-vaccini-anticovid_en.html

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World: https://sqpn.com/category/podcasts/akin/

FURTHER RESOURCES

Excellent podcast by Trent Horn: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/386-covid-19-vaccines-and-the-usccb/id1354647807?i=1000502716188

 

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GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Jan 12, 2021
239: Why Civilization is DOOMED Without True Religion w/ Dr. Scott Hahn
01:03:28

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Scott Hahn about the importance of true religion for civilization. Then we will take questions from patrons and super chatters (patrons, ask here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/questions-for-dr-45289408)

 

Get Scott's NEW book "It Is Right and Just": https://www.amazon.com/Right-Just-Civilization-Depends-Religion/dp/1645850706/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=true+religion+hahn&qid=1608573334&sr=8-1

 

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GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn’t be possible without you. I can’t thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

LINKS

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Jan 05, 2021
HUGE NEWS on the Future of Pints With Aquinas w/ Cameron Fradd
40:10

Well, here is, gang. I was waiting until we hit 100,000 subscribers but I just CANNOT WAIT any longer. Join my wife Cammie and me to find out what the next chapter of PWA will look like. Super exciting stuff.

Help make what we're planning happen: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

Cam's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/among-the-lilies/id1149976656

Cam’s YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCYQTO2J5S9dlepTN0D7TNAg

Jimmy Akin's (since he showed up) podcast: https://sqpn.com/category/podcasts/akin/

 

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GIVING 

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS

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SOCIAL

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT 

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Jan 04, 2021
Scientific EVIDENCE for Eucharistic Miracles? w/ Fr. Terry Donahue
01:27:00

I'll be chatting with Fr. Terry Donahue about the scientific proof we may have for Eucharistic miracles.

I will be taking questions 🙋 from Super Chatters and Patrons (ask here, Patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/questio...)

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GIVING

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT

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Dec 29, 2020
237: Aquinas on Why There Can't be Many Gods
50:37

Today we'll take a look at what Aquinas has to say about polytheism. Then we'll take five questions from patrons, including a question on the difference between Pelagianism and Semi-Pelagianism. Then, just for fun, I'll share with you my top seven short stories.

 

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GIVING

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn’t be possible without you. I can’t thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

LINKS

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

 

SOCIAL

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Dec 22, 2020
236. Playing Jesus w/ Jonathan Roumie
01:01:52

I interviewed Jonathan Roumie, the actor who portrays Jesus in "The Chosen" TV series. He tells us what it was like playing our Lord and how it has deeply impacted his life.

 

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GIVING

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS

Website: https://pintswithaquinas.com/

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

SOCIAL 

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT 

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Dec 15, 2020
BONUS: FR. Mark Goring on Proclaiming Jesus, Discerning Priesthood, and the Viganò Affair
01:09:52

I chat with Fr. Mark Goring about many, many topics.

You can buy my friends candles here: https://shop.trulykindred.com/

Thank you :)

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GIVING 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously! Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS 

Website: https://pintswithaquinas.com/

Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/matt-fradd

FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

SOCIAL

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattfradd

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT

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Dec 12, 2020
235: Thomas Aquinas on the 8 Daughters of LUST
47:50

We take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about the 8 daughters (or effects) of lust: Blindness of mind, thoughtlessness, inconstancy, rashness, self-love, hatred of God, love of this world and abhorrence or despair of a future world (ST II-II Q. 153, A. 5).

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GIVING

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS

Website: https://pintswithaquinas.com/

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

SOCIAL 

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT 

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Dec 08, 2020
234: Should We Become Eastern Orthodox? W/ Erick Ybarra
01:31:14

I'm joined by Erick Ybarra (bio below) to discuss Eastern Orthodoxy.

We'll spend at least 30 min taking questions from SUPER CHATTERS and PATRONS (Patrons, ask here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44303644)

Check out Erick's website - https://erickybarra.org/

SPONSORS

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GIVING

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS

Website: https://pintswithaquinas.com/

Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/matt-fradd

FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

SOCIAL

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattfradd

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattfradd

MY BOOKS 

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT

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Dec 01, 2020
233: Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?
54:07

Today on PWA we'll take a look at what Sacred Scripture and Thomas Aquinas has to say about the possibility of Christians losing their salvation.

GIVING

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

SOCIAL

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattfradd

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MY BOOKS 

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT

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Nov 24, 2020
232: Will Many be Saved?
01:06:18

Today I'll look at what St. Thomas Aquinas has to say about our Lord's words in Matthew 7:13 regarding the narrow gate. We will look at what he says in the Summa, in his commentary on Matthew, and in the Cantena Aurea.

GIVING

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

SOCIAL

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattfradd

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT

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Nov 17, 2020
BONUS: Do Protestants Have the Correct Old Testament Canon?
02:07:34

In this bonus episode, Catholic apologist Trent Horn and Protestant apologist Steve Christie (author of Why Protestant Bibles Are Smaller) debate whether Protestants have the correct old testament canon.

Bios

Steve Christi: I graduated from a Catholic college, where I converted to a Protestant in August 2004. I also earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology & a Master of Business Administration. I was the Chairman of the Missions Committee at my former church. I have spoken at several churches in the northwest Ohio, northeast Ohio, & southeast Michigan areas on the canon of Scripture, as well as the keynote speaker on the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. I was a guest on Reason & Theology (a Catholic YouTube ministry), and later I debated Gary Michuta on the canon. I have been interviewed on Christian television & radio. I have been teaching home Bible studies for 13 years, and the author of two books: “Why Protestant Bibles are smaller” & “Not really of us: why do children of Christian parents abandon the faith?” I currently worship at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio.

Trent Horn: After his conversion to the Catholic faith, Trent Horn earned master’s degrees in the fields of theology, philosophy, and bioethics. He serves as a staff apologist for Catholic Answers, where he specializes in teaching Catholics to graciously and persuasively engage those who disagree with them. Trent models that approach each week on the radio program Catholic Answers Live and on his own podcast, The Counsel of Trent. He has also been invited to debate at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, and Stanford University. Trent is an adjunct professor of apologetics at Holy Apostles College, has written for The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and is the author of nine books, including Answering Atheism, The Case for Catholicism, and Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and Love.

SPONSORS

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GIVING 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

LINKS 

Website: https://pintswithaquinas.com/

Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/matt-fradd

FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

SOCIAL 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattfradd

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT 

Book me to speak: https://www.mattfradd.com/speakerrequestform

Nov 16, 2020
BONUS: Lila Rose on her Conversion to Catholicism
01:12:59

I chat with Lila Rose about her conversion to Catholicism.

Find Lila’s podcast at https://lilaroseshow.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lilagracerose, Twitter at https://twitter.com/lilagracerose, and Instagram at https://instagram.com/lilaroseofficial.

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Nov 10, 2020
231: Aquinas on Alcohol
49:58

Today we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about alcohol! We'll be looking in the second part of the Summa at three questions in particular:


1. Whether the use of wine is altogether unlawful?
2. Is Drunkenness a sin?
3. Is Drunkenness a mortal sin?

And more!


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STRIVE: https://www.strive21.com/ 

 

GIVING

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!
Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.
 

LINKS

Website: https://pintswithaquinas.com/
Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/matt-fradd
FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/
 


SOCIAL

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattfradd
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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9
Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4
The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx
 

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Nov 10, 2020
230: From Islam to Catholicism w/ Ex-Muslim Jacob Imam
01:05:34

Today I’m joined at the bar table by Jacob Imam — a doctoral student at Oxford University. Together we discuss his conversion from Islam to Catholicism. Jacob shares:

  • How growing up in a split Muslim/Evangelical household led him to start asking some deep metaphysical questions at a very young age
  • Why he went from being an Eastern Orthodox catechumen to choosing Catholicism
  • How the story of the Prodigal Son led to his father’s conversion just weeks before his death

 

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT 

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Nov 03, 2020
229: What Does a Bad Pope Mean for the Church? W/ Joe Heschmeyer
02:04:51

Today I chat with Joe Heschmeyer, author of the new book, Pope Peter, about the papacy, papal infallibility, and the current crisis in the church.

Get Joe's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Pope-Peter-Defending-Distinctive-Doctrine/dp/1683571800/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=pope+peter&qid=1602508105&sr=8-1

Joe's blog: https://shamelesspopery.com/

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT 

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Oct 27, 2020
BONUS: Abortion Debate - Stephanie Gray Connors Vs Abortionist, Dr. Malcom Potts
01:50:40

Catholic pro-life advocate Stephanie Gray Connors debates abortionist Dr. Malcom Potts on whether abortion can ever be justified.

 

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Oct 21, 2020
228: What's the Deal With the 7 Sacraments?
26:27

A non-Thomistic Thomists? Awkward moments with Bishop Robert Barron? And apparently Aquinas loved making lists? We’re going to have a great time in this episode of Pints With Aquinas.

 

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GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Oct 20, 2020
BONUS: Catholic Objections to Voting for Trump w/ Michael Knowles
01:00:41

I sit down with Michael Knowles from the Daily Wire to discuss objections some Catholics have for voting for Trump in 2020.

 

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GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Oct 15, 2020
227. 10-Minute Topics w/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:04:19

Today, I'm joined around the bar table by my good friend, Fr. Gregory Pine, to discuss "10-Minute Topics," based on suggestions from Pints with Aquinas patrons. So, sit back, and learn something. And maybe drink an adult beverage while you're at it!

 

 

GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously! Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Oct 13, 2020
226: The Sword of the Spirit
25:23

Picking up where we left off in last week’s episode, we’re discussing Ephesians 6 and spiritual combat. With Aquinas as our guide, we’ll discover:

  • How to use the Scripture to counter the devil’s temptations
  • The role of sermons in spiritual combat
  • Why sin makes you boring
  • And much more. 

BONUS: I’m also going to share a Byzantine prayer to St. Michael the Archangel! So grab a pen and paper because you’re going to want to write this down.

 

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GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

LINKS

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Oct 06, 2020
225: What is the Armor of God?
30:04

In this episode of Pints with Aquinas, we'll take a look at Aquinas' commentary on St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians. Specifically, we will delve into what he has to say about putting on the armor of God.

 

 

GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

 

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

 

CONTACT

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Sep 29, 2020
224: Ghosts, Demon Babies & Werewolves w/ Jimmy Akin
01:19:06

Today, I'm joined around the bar table by my good friend and Catholic Answers' apologist Jimmy Akin to talk about what Aquinas had to say about the Occult. (Cue spooky music).

Wow, Aquinas has a LOT to say about this topic.

Here are just a few of the things you'll learn about during my conversation with Jimmy:

- What Aquinas had to say about Psychic Powers

- Werewolves

- Crystal Healing

- Astrology

- Ghosts

So, buckle up, turn on all the lights so you don't get scared, and let's talk about the Occult!

Links Mentioned in the episode: 

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World: https://sqpn.com/category/podcasts/akin/

Aquinas & Occult (Part 1): https://tinyurl.com/yxkwddpy

Aquinas & Occult (Part 2): https://tinyurl.com/yypp3l4p Werewolves: https://tinyurl.com/y4a7q7sm

Wizard Clip (Early American Catholic Ghost Story): https://tinyurl.com/y3rh77ud

Acupuncture: https://tinyurl.com/yynbhjwy

Petrus Gonsalvus: https://tinyurl.com/y3aqulex

Hypertrichosis: https://tinyurl.com/yxdlj658

Aquinas on Superstition: https://tinyurl.com/y24enwys

Aquinas on Divination: https://tinyurl.com/y6kxrbfp

Aquinas on Various Practices: https://tinyurl.com/y4flvfc6

Aquinas on the Evil Eye: https://tinyurl.com/y4ow6t27

Aquinas on the Influence of the Stars: https://tinyurl.com/y4faxzg9

Aquinas on Ghosts: https://tinyurl.com/y5oqm2pw

Aquinas’s Letter on the Occult Workings of Nature: https://tinyurl.com/y84wnjwa

GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT

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Sep 22, 2020
223: Aquinas, Pornography & Remedies for Sorrow
01:38:01

In my first talk since our country was shut down by COVID, I address the students at Franciscan University of Steubenville about porn and Aquinas’s remedies for lust and sorrow. 

We tackle:

  •  Aquinas’s underwhelming, yet vitally necessary, remedies for lust
  • Why Aquinas’s remedies for sorrow are essential in the struggle against porn
  • Students’ questions and Aquinas’s answers for beating porn addiction

The texts I’ll be drawing from can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/41347207

Learn more about my new 7-part Augustine Series here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/7-part-course-on-41416872 

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GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

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MY BOOKS

Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT

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Sep 15, 2020
222: Understanding Augustine w/ Chad Engelland
59:01

Today I’m joined around the bar table by Dr. Chad Engellend—professor of philosophy at the University of Dallas, an expert in St. Augustine’s thought, and host of our new 7-part series on the Confessions of St. Augustine.

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Sep 08, 2020
BONUS: A Month Off The Internet
44:43

Many of y'all have asked me to share what it was like going off the grid in August.

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Sep 04, 2020
DEBATE: Does God Exist? w/ Fr. Gregory Pine vs. Ben Watkins
02:14:06

This debate between Fr. Gregory Pine (a frequent guest on Pints with Aquinas) and Ben Watkins took place LIVE on YouTube on Sept. 1, 2020. 

Fr. Gregory, a Dominican Thomist, and Ben Watkins, an atheist "apologist," debated the existence of God. Matt Fradd served as host and moderator. 

DEBATE FORMAT

Opening Statements:
     - Affirmative Opening Statement (15 minutes)
     - Negative Opening Statement (15 minutes)

First Rebuttals:
      - Affirmative First Rebuttal (7 minutes)
      - Negative First Rebuttal (7 minutes)

Second Rebuttals:
       - Affirmative Second Rebuttal (4 minutes)
       - Negative Second Rebuttal (4 minutes)

Cross Examination:
(The cross examiner is allowed to interrupt and move the flow of the argument as he sees fit.)
        - Affirmative cross examines negative (12 minutes)
        - Negative cross examines affirmative (12 minutes)

Audience Questions (30 minutes)
(Each person gets 2 minutes to answer a question addressed to them and their opponent gets 1 minute to respond)

Closing Statements:
         - Affirmative Closing Statement (5 minutes)
         - Negative Closing Statement (5 minutes)

 

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APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE: https://www.virtualcatholicconference.com/earlyapologetics2020

Sep 02, 2020
Coming Soon: Debate - Does God Exist?
Sep 01, 2020
"Has No One Condemned You?" | Bible Study w/ Aquinas
17:55

This is the third and final part of a three-part series we've been doing on John 8:1-11 (The woman caught in adultery).

🔴 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

📖 Here is the text from the ESV: but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning, he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

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Aug 27, 2020
220: 7 Ways To Argue Better w/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:10:06

Have you noticed just how bad we are at arguing these days, especially online?

Take a look at your Facebook feed during this election year or just scroll through the comments on previous “Pints with Aquinas” episodes, and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

Sometimes it feels like we’re overly eager to misunderstand each other.

Today we’re joined around the bar table by my good friend Fr. Gregory Pine. Together we’re going to discuss 7 things you can learn from St. Thomas Aquinas about how to argue effectively, persuasively and charitably.

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Aug 25, 2020
"Jesus Wrote with His Finger on the Ground" | Bible Study w/ Aquinas
15:31

This is the second in a three-part series we're doing on John 8:1-11 (The woman caught in adultery).

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📖 Here is the text from the ESV: but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now din the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

 

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Aug 20, 2020
219: Free Speech & "Cancel Culture" w/ Dave Rubin
01:13:37

I interview Dave Rubin about Free speech, cancel culture, and disagreeing without being disagreeable.

 

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Aug 18, 2020
The Woman Caught in Adultery | Bible Study w/ Aquinas
18:42

Today we'll begin a three part series on John 8:1-11 (The woman caught in adultery).

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📖 Here is the text from the ESV:

but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning, he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

Aug 13, 2020
218: What does the Bible say about priests? w/ Dr. Andrew Swafford
01:29:38

It's a new episode of Pints with Aquinas, and I welcome back my friend, Dr. Andrew Swafford—this time to talk about the Biblical basis for the priesthood.

If you've ever wondered what the Bible says about the priesthood (or if it says anything at all about it), then this episode is for you.

Dr. Swafford and I dive deep into the topic and answer such questions as:

- What does a "priest" really mean?

- Why doesn't the Catholic Church ordain women?

- Why do we call priests "Father" when Christ tells us to call no earthly man your father?

- What is apostolic succession?

- Why do we need another mediator, if Christ is already the mediator between us and God?

- And more!!

I think you're going to really love this episode! Enjoy!

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Aug 11, 2020
Your Father Who is in Secret | Bible Study W/ Aquinas
16:29

Today we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about our Lord's words in Matthew 6:6-7: But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases."

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Aug 06, 2020
217: Why People Become Atheists w/ Fr. James Brent, OP
01:29:53

Today on Pints with Aquinas, I'm joined by Fr. James Brent, O.P. Fr. James is professor of philosophy at the Dominican House of Studies, and one of the most brilliant, articulate, and convincing people I’ve ever met.

During this conversation, we dig into the philosophical soil in which atheism grows — particularly the materialist, mechanicist, nominalist, skeptic, and relativist worldviews so prevalent in our culture. We’ll tackle the BIG issues, like:

• Why saying there is a God or there is no God represent two radically different worldviews

• How atheism is, historically, a minority position, and what’s happened to change this minority position in modern times

• Why true science is actually neutral about the question of God’s existence

• Why it feels like you’re rejecting science when you reject materialism (HINT: You’re not!)

• The five negative positions that constitute “big tent” Platonism, and why this list is invaluable in discussions with atheists...

If you enjoy BIG conversations, then grab your notepad and pen because you’re really going to enjoy this episode!

Learn more about the Thomistic Institute here: https://aquinas101.thomisticinstitute.org/

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Aug 04, 2020
DEBATE: God's Existence - Trent Horn Vs. Alex O'Connor
02:08:23

Trent Horn debates Alex O'Connor (@CosmicSkeptic) on God's existence.

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🔴 DEBATE FORMAT

Opening Statements

Affirmative Opening Statement (15 minutes)

Negative Opening Statement (15 minutes)

First Rebuttals

Affirmative First Rebuttal (7 minutes)

Negative First Rebuttal (7 minutes)

Second Rebuttals

Affirmative Second Rebuttal (4 minutes)

Negative Second Rebuttal (4 minutes)

Cross-Examination

The cross-examiner is allowed to interrupt and move the flow of the argument as he sees fit.

Affirmative cross-examines negative (12 minutes)

Negative cross-examines affirmative (12 minutes)

Audience Questions (30 minutes) Each person gets 2 minutes to answer a question addressed to them and their opponent gets 1 minute to respond

Closing Statements

Affirmative Closing Statement (5 minutes)

Negative Closing Statement (5 minutes)

Aug 01, 2020
Don't Pray Like the Hypocrites | Bible Study W/ Aquinas
15:00

Today we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about our Lord's words in Matthew 6:5: "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward."

That's right ... we're looking at one verse. Why not two? Because you can't handle two! ... and Neither can I.

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Jul 30, 2020
216: What to Do if You Have Doubts About God? w/ Alisa Childers
01:16:18

Are you or someone you know struggling with doubt right now? In this episode I’m joined by Alisa Childers, blogger, author, and former member of ZOEgirl!

Together we discuss:

  • The “Deconstruction Movement” — What it is and how you can avoid it
  • How Christian celebrity can dispose you to “deconstruction”
  • Why the local church is key to maintaining your faith
  • And a whole lot more….

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Jul 28, 2020
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled | Bible Study W/ Aquinas
16:24

Today we talk to our Lord's words, "let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid." And we see what Thomas Aquinas has to say on the matter.

Also, here's the prayer I wanted to share with you.

Father, I give you thanks, for you have qualified me to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. You have delivered me from the dominion of darkness and transferred me to the kingdom of your beloved Son in whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

You are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. By you all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through you and for you. And you are before all things, and in you all things hold together. You are the head of the body, the church. You are the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything you might be preeminent.

For in you all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through you all things have been reconciled, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of your cross.

And though I was once alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, you have now reconciled in your body of flesh by your death, in order to present me holy and blameless and above reproach before you.

Col 1: 12-22

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Jul 23, 2020
215: Why Sola Scriptura is FALSE w/ Patrick Madrid
01:17:03

Today's episode of Pints with Aquinas is all about why Sola Scripture (Bible Only) is FALSE. And I speak with a man who's certainly well-qualified to have a discussion about it: The Pat Madrid.

In this episode, Pat and I will teach you:

- The meaning of Sola Scriptura

- Why Sola Scripture is false

- What is meant by the phrase "Catholic Tradition"

- and more!

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Jul 21, 2020
I Am Not Yet Ascended to My Father | Bible Study w/ Aquinas
15:13

Today we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about our Lord's words to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection: "Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father."

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Jul 16, 2020
214: Muhammad Was a FALSE Prophet w/ David Wood
01:26:00

In this new episode of Pints with Aquinas, I interview David Wood (popular YouTuber, Evangelical Christian, ex-convict, ex-West Virginia trailer park resident, and all-around awesome dude-with-an-amazing-conversion-story).

David has a real passion for apologetics—particularly as it relates to refuting Islam. In this amazing conversation, we pick apart Islam, using Aquinas' writings on Muhammad as our guide.

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Jul 14, 2020
Do Not Commit Adultery | Bible Study W/ Aquinas
23:02

Today we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about the commandment, "do not commit adultery." Matthew 5:27.

I'll also give 5 reasons that our Lord's words do NOT mean the Eucharist is metaphorical. 

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Jul 09, 2020
213: 4 Things Catholics Believe About Mary w/ Tim Staples
01:24:11

In this episode of Pints with Aquinas, I interview Catholic Answers' apologist Tim Staples on 4 things Catholics believe about Mary, the Mother of God.

This episode is sooooo goooood! If you want to learn how to explain Marian devotions to your Protestant friends and family, then this episode is for you! 

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Jul 07, 2020
What Early Christians Believed About The Eucharist
13:48

See Script with references here:

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What the Scripture says about the Eucharist: https://www.scripturecatholic.com/the-eucharist/

See MORE quotes from the early Christians on the Eucharist: https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-real-presence and https://www.churchfathers.org/the-real-presence

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Jul 03, 2020
He Must Increase, I Must Decrease | Bible Study With Aquinas
17:55

Today we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about John 3:30: "He must increase, but I must decrease."

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Litany of Humility https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/litany-of-humility-245 

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Jul 02, 2020
212: Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger w/ Gary Michuta
01:01:08

Ever wonder why Catholic Bibles are bigger than Protestant Bibles?

In this new episode of Pints with Aquinas, I interview a genuine expert on the history of the canon of Scripture, Gary Michuta. We talk about issues like:

• What is the “Deuterocanon” and why do Protestants call it “apocrypha”

• How did Martin Luther justify removing seven books from the Old Testament

• Why St. Jerome rejected the Deuterocanon (and why you shouldn’t)

• What impact did the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls have on this question of the canon of Scripture? • Are there any New Testament “proofs” for the Deuterocanon 

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Jun 30, 2020
BONUS: 3 Huge Announcements
10:17

In this short bonus episode, I want to share with you 3 really exciting things we're doing here at Pints With Aquinas.

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Check out the Pints With Aquinas Español Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMlEcam-zu-maOA718QsFQ 

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Jun 29, 2020
The Light Shines in the Darkness | Bible Study W/ Aquinas
27:39

Today we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about the first few lines found in John 1:4-5

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Jun 25, 2020
211: Socialism, Black Lives Matter, and Systemic Racism w/ Trent Horn
01:18:19

In this special episode of Pints with Aquinas, I talk with Trent Horn about the issues facing America today. Yep, those issues. The ones you're seeing on TV and all over social media right now. What is the Catholic response to these issues? In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • Socialism, and why Catholics just can't be Socialist
  • Capitalism
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Types of racism, including systemic racism

So, let's get to it. We have a lot to cover! 

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Jun 23, 2020
Spirit and Life | Bible Study W/ Aquinas
23:54

Today we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about our Lord's words, "the words I have spoken to you are spirit and life." John 6:63.

I'll also give 5 reasons that our Lord's words do NOT mean the Eucharist is metaphorical.

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Jun 18, 2020
210: An EPIC Debate on Sola Scriptura w/ Patrick Madrid & James White
02:06:44

I'm doing something different today.

I want to share with you a debate between Catholic apologist Patrick Madrid and Protestant apologist James White on the topic of Sola Scriptura.

This debate took place in 1993—I was just 10 years old!!

Watch as James White argues that Christians should view the Bible as the sole, infallible rule of faith. And then watch as Patrick Madrid counters with the Catholic view on the Bible's role in our faith lives.

This debate sent SHOCKWAVES through the Christian church in 1993, and I think it's just as powerful today as it was back then. Big thanks to Pat Madrid for letting us share it.

🔴 Check out Patrick Madrid's assessment of the debate in this article: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/the-white-mans-burden

Enjoy! 

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Jun 16, 2020
All Things Were Made Through Him | Bible Study w/ Aquinas
17:27

In this special Bible Study with Aquinas, we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about the first few lines found in John 1:1-5

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Jun 11, 2020
209: What is God Like? (WARNING: Heavy Philosophy) W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:26:18

In this episode of Pints with Aquinas, Fr. Gregory Pine and I discuss the "3 Omnis": God's omnipresence, His omniscience and His omnipotence. What do they mean, and what are the common objections to them?

In this episode, watch as we:

  • DESTROY Richard Dawkins' argument against God's omniscience and omnipotence
  • Discuss the concept of "Molinism"
  • Talk about Ricky Gervais' comment that "God is in my butthole" (sorry, his words, not mine)
  • Plus, we answer a lot of common questions about the "omnis," like, "If God knows everything, then He knows if I'm going to Hell or not. What can I do about that?"

Buckle up, and get ready for an INTENSE theological episode!

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Jun 09, 2020
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure | Bible Study w/ Aquinas
24:45

In this special episode of Pints with Aquinas, we'll take a look at what Thomas Aquinas has to say about the parable of the hidden treasure found in Matthew 13:44.

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Jun 04, 2020
208: Why Sr. Natalia Became a Nun
01:37:24

In this episode of Pints with Aquinas, I chat with my dear friend, Sr. Natalia, who is a Byzantine nun. We talk about what it's like to be a religious sister.

WARNING: In this conversation, we get real, real quickly.

If you're a young woman discerning God's will in your life, then this conversation is ABSOLUTELY for you. Or if you're someone who just loves conversion stories about people radically loving Jesus, then you're going to LOVE this episode.

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Jun 02, 2020
BONUS: "I have overcome the world!" | A Bible Study w/ Aquinas
21:53

In this special BONUS episode of Pints with Aquinas, I take a look at what St. Thomas Aquinas has to say about John 16:29-33.

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May 29, 2020
207: The Shocking Truth About the Papacy w/ Steve Ray
01:36:33

In this BRAND NEW episode of Pints with Aquinas, I'm joined around the bar table with Catholic-convert Steve Ray to talk all about the Papacy. If you're curious about the role of the pope in Catholicism, then this episode is for you!

During this episode, you'll learn about:

- What the Bible says about the papacy

- What the early Christians believed about St. Peter, the first pope

- Infallibility

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May 26, 2020
206: How to be the Spiritual Leader of your family w/ Dr. Scott Hahn
01:47:22

In this episode, Matt interviews Dr. Scott Hahn on why and how husbands ought to be the spiritual leaders of their homes.

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May 19, 2020
205: God and Atheism
54:20

This is a special two-part episode of Pints with Aquinas.

Part 1: I discuss 10 things that people miss about what Aquinas has to say about God and Atheism.

Part 2: I read from a short story I wrote about a Christian and an Atheist, titled "A Shuttered Universe," in which the Christian becomes and Atheist, and the Atheist becomes a Christian and their correspondence back and forth.

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May 12, 2020
204: Faith and Reason w/ Jimmy Akin
01:32:13

In this episode of Pints with Aquinas, Matt interviews Jimmy Akin on "faith & reason." Among other things they discuss:

- The problem with fideism and rationalism

- What Christians mean by faith

- Aquinas' response to the double-truth theory

- Do Catholics have to believe in a literal Adam and Eve?

- The Galileo controversy

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May 05, 2020
203: Anxiety, Trauma and Addiction
02:47:27

In this episode of Pints with Aquinas, I interview Dr. Gerry Crete, a marriage and family therapist and licensed counselor. Gerry is one of the most brilliant people I know, and you're going to love this episode!

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• Psychology and philosophy

• Freud, Jung and psychoanalysis

• Anxiety, trauma and addiction

• Why you shouldn't be embarrassed to go to a therapist

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Apr 30, 2020
BONUS: Why You Should Consider Homeschooling After Lockdown w/ Steven Rummelsburg
01:16:39

In this special bonus episode of Pints with Aquinas, I talk with Steven Rummelsburg about the benefits of homeschooling and why you should seriously consider homeschooling your kids after lockdown. We take a look at an article that argues for a ban on home schooling.

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Apr 25, 2020
202: 5 Reasons Christ Rose From the Dead (+ 3 HUGE Announcements)
24:25

Aquinas gives 5 reasons Christ rose from the dead. We'll look at each of them in today's episode and then look at 5 reasons Christ rose with his wounds. PLUS I'll share 3 exciting things we're doing here at Pints With Aquinas.

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Apr 21, 2020
201: Is the Resurrection Fact or Fable w/ Dr. Mike Licona
01:20:51

In this episode, I talk with New Testament scholar, Dr. Mike Licona about the reliability of the New Testament and why the resurrection is a fact of history.

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Apr 14, 2020
200: How to Love and Study the Bible w/ Dr. Andrew Swafford
01:25:16

I sit down with Dr. Andrew Swafford (well before the Coronavirus madness) to discuss the Bible, and how you can love it more.

Andrew Swafford is Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and a master’s degree in Old Testament & Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Academy of Catholic Theology, and a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He lives with his wife Sarah and their five children in Atchison, KS.

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Apr 07, 2020
BONUS: The Sacraments in Quarantine w/ Dr. Janet Smith
46:38

I talk with Dr. Janet Smith about her open letter to U.S Bishops. Read and add your signature here: https://weareaneasterpeople.com/

We are facing unprecedented restrictions on the faithful to be able to receive Sacraments during this most difficult time. As many of you are aware there are dioceses that have restricted the reception of the Anointing of the Sick and all have canceled public Masses. Dr. Janet Smith has written a petition to ask the US Bishops to do everything they can to make the sacraments available especially the Anointing of the Sick available to the sick and dying during this COVID 19 pandemic.

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Apr 03, 2020
199: How to Live an Ordered Life in Quarantine
30:36

Today on the show we take a look at a beautiful prayer by Thomas Aquinas in living an ordered life and I get super amped and sound like Tony Robbins except I tell you how pathetic you are a bunch ... you'll love it ... I think.

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Prayer for the Wise Ordering of One's Life

(Written by Thomas Aquinas, tranlated by Paul Murray OP, from his excellent book Aquinas at Prayer: The Bible, Mysticism, and Poetry.)

O merciful God, whatever is pleasing to you, may I ardently desire, wisely pursue, truly recognize, and bring to perfect completion.

For the praise and glory of your name put order into my life, and grant that I may know what it is you require me to do, and help me to achieve whatever is fitting and necessary for the good of my soul.

May my way, Lord, be yours entirely, upright and perfect, failing in neither prosperity nor adversity so that, in prosperity, I give you thanks, and in adversity serve patients, neither exalted in the former not dejected in the latter.

May I not rejoice in anything unless it leads me to you, nor be saddened by anything unless it turns me from you. May I not desire to please or fear to displease anyone but you.

May all passing things become worthless to me on your account, and all things that are yours be dear to me, and you, God, above all things.

May all joy without you leave me tired and weary, And may I not desire anything apart from you.

May all work that is done for you delight me, Lord, and all repose not centered on your presence be wearisome.

Let me, my God, direct my heart to you often and let me grieve over my failure with determination to change.

Make me, my God, humble without pretense, cheerful without frivolity,
sad without dejection, mature without heaviness, quick-witted without levity, truthful without duplicity.

Let me fear you without despair, and hope in you without presumption.

Let me correct my neighbor without hypocrisy, and without pride edify him by word and example: obedient without contradiction, patient without murmuring.

Give me, dearest God, a vigilant heart which no distracting thought can lure away from you.

Give me a noble heart which no unworthy desire can ever debase. Give me an unconquered heart which no tribulation can fatigue. Give me a free heart which no violent temptation can enslave. Give me an upright heart which no perverse intention can hold fast.

Grant me, Lord my God, intelligence in knowing you, diligence in seeking you, wisdom in finding you, conversation pleasing to you, perseverance in confidently waiting for you, and confidence in finally embracing you.

Grant that as penance I may be afflicted with your hardships,
As grace, make use along the way, of your favors, as glory, delight in your joys in the fatherland.

amen

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Mar 31, 2020
198: Matt Walsh on Trump, The Democrats, and Transgenderism & MORE!
01:28:00

I sit down with Matt Walsh from the Daily Wire to discuss his new book, Church of Cowards. We also talk about the 2020 election; transgenderism (if Trump sincerely decided he was a woman would he be our first female president?) and a whole lot more!

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Mar 24, 2020
197: Why The 7 Sacraments? W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:05:02

I chat with Fr. Gregory Pine about the 7 Sacraments!

As stated above, the sacraments of the Church were instituted for a twofold purpose: namely, in order to perfect man in things pertaining to the worship of God according to the religion of Christian life, and to be a remedy against the defects caused by sin. And in either way it is becoming that there should be seven sacraments.

For spiritual life has a certain conformity with the life of the body: just as other corporeal things have a certain likeness to things spiritual. Now a man attains perfection in the corporeal life in two ways: first, in regard to his own person; secondly, in regard to the whole community of the society in which he lives, for man is by nature a social animal. With regard to himself man is perfected in the life of the body, in two ways; first, directly [per se, i.e. by acquiring some vital perfection; secondly, indirectly [per accidens, i.e. by the removal of hindrances to life, such as ailments, or the like. Now the life of the body is perfected "directly," in three ways. First, by generation whereby a man begins to be and to live: and corresponding to this in the spiritual life there is Baptism, which is a spiritual regeneration, according to Titus 3:5: "By the laver of regeneration," etc. Secondly, by growth whereby a man is brought to perfect size and strength: and corresponding to this in the spiritual life there is Confirmation, in which the Holy Ghost is given to strengthen us. Wherefore the disciples who were already baptized were bidden thus: "Stay you in the city till you be endued with power from on high" (Luke 24:49). Thirdly, by nourishment, whereby life and strength are preserved to man; and corresponding to this in the spiritual life there is the Eucharist. Wherefore it is said (John 6:54): "Except you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, you shall not have life in you."

And this would be enough for man if he had an impassible life, both corporally and spiritually; but since man is liable at times to both corporal and spiritual infirmity, i.e. sin, hence man needs a cure from his infirmity; which cure is twofold. one is the healing, that restores health: and corresponding to this in the spiritual life there is Penance, according to Psalm 40:5: "Heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee." The other is the restoration of former vigor by means of suitable diet and exercise: and corresponding to this in the spiritual life there is Extreme Unction, which removes the remainder of sin, and prepares man for final glory. Wherefore it is written (James 5:15): "And if he be in sins they shall be forgiven him."

In regard to the whole community, man is perfected in two ways. First, by receiving power to rule the community and to exercise public acts: and corresponding to this in the spiritual life there is the sacrament of order, according to the saying of Hebrews 7:27, that priests offer sacrifices not for themselves only, but also for the people. Secondly in regard to natural propagation. This is accomplished by Matrimony both in the corporal and in the spiritual life: since it is not only a sacrament but also a function of nature.

We may likewise gather the number of the sacraments from their being instituted as a remedy against the defect caused by sin. For Baptism is intended as a remedy against the absence of spiritual life; Confirmation, against the infirmity of soul found in those of recent birth; the Eucharist, against the soul's proneness to sin; Penance, against actual sin committed after baptism; Extreme Unction, against the remainders of sins—of those sins, namely, which are not sufficiently removed by Penance, whether through negligence or through ignorance; order, against divisions in the community; Matrimony, as a remedy against concupiscence in the individual, and against the decrease in numbers that results from death.

Some, again, gather the number of sacraments from a certain adaptation to the virtues and to the defects and penal effects resulting from sin. They say that Baptism corresponds to Faith, and is ordained as a remedy against original sin; Extreme Unction, to Hope, being ordained against venial sin; the Eucharist, to Charity, being ordained against the penal effect which is malice. order, to Prudence, being ordained against ignorance; Penance to Justice, being ordained against mortal sin; Matrimony, to Temperance, being ordained against concupiscence; Confirmation, to Fortitude, being ordained against infirmity.

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Mar 17, 2020
The Infestation (a short story)
53:51

A different post than usual. Hope you enjoy.

Fr. John Sweeney didn’t believe in demons until he answered a call from one of his parishioners to come and bless her home because “the devil was after her” and discovered through the guidance of an old “traddie” priest how evil should be handled when it shows its face.

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Mar 15, 2020
196: Protestantism, Contingency, and D&D W/ Cameron Bertuzzi
02:59:53

I sit down with Protestant apologist, Cameron Bertuzzi to discuss the contingency argument, properly basic beliefs (and how Aquinas and Calvin hint at that), doubt, Catholicism, and much else besides.

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Mar 10, 2020
195: Marian Devotion W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:04:54

In today's episode with Fr. Gregory Pine I discuss Marian devotion.

How do we grow in grow in our love and devotion of Mary? What did Thomas Aquinas have to say about Mary?

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Mar 03, 2020
194: Byzantine Catholics, Eastern Orthodoxy, and The Schism! W/ Fr. Michael O'Loughlin
02:58:16

I talk with Byzantine priest and co-host of Catholic Stuff You Should Know, Fr. Michael O'Loughlin about the Eastern Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, the Filioque, and much, much more (it's a 3 hour chat, gang).

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Feb 25, 2020
A Meditation for Lent by St. Thomas Aquinas
06:11

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Feb 24, 2020
193: How YOU Can Prepare for Lent W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:11:49

Today I sit down with Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss how YOU can prepare for Lent! Buckle up!

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Aquinas' 3 Reasons We Fast

Fasting is practiced for a threefold purpose.

First, in order to bridle the lusts of the flesh, wherefore the Apostle says (2 Corinthians 6:5-6): "In fasting, in chastity," since fasting is the guardian of chastity. For, according to Jerome [Contra Jov. ii.] "Venus is cold when Ceres and Bacchus are not there," that is to say, lust is cooled by abstinence in meat and drink.

Secondly, we have recourse to fasting in order that the mind may arise more freely to the contemplation of heavenly things: hence it is related (Daniel 10) of Daniel that he received a revelation from God after fasting for three weeks.

Thirdly, in order to satisfy for sins: wherefore it is written (Joel 2:12): "Be converted to Me with all your heart, in fasting and in weeping and in mourning." The same is declared by Augustine in a sermon (De orat. et Jejun. [Serm. lxxii (ccxxx, de Tempore)]): "Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one's flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, kindles the true light of chastity."

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Feb 18, 2020
192: Thomism, indulgences, and the Mother of God, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
02:27:09

I sit down with the one and only Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss Thomism, indulgences, the Mother of God, the priesthood, and a whole lot more.

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Feb 11, 2020
191: Explaining the Trinity ... Without Being a Heretic
52:19

Today I talk about the Trinity ... and ... you know ... How not to be a heretic and stuff.

Aquinas on the Trinity

We must needs admit equality among the divine persons. For, according to the Philosopher (Metaph. x, text 15,16, 17), equality signifies the negation of greater or less. Now we cannot admit anything greater or less in the divine persons; for as Boethius says (De Trin. i): "They must needs admit a difference [namely, of Godhead] who speak of either increase or decrease, as the Arians do, who sunder the Trinity by distinguishing degrees as of numbers, thus involving a plurality." Now the reason of this is that unequal things cannot have the same quantity. But quantity, in God, is nothing else than His essence. Wherefore it follows, that if there were any inequality in the divine persons, they would not have the same essence; and thus the three persons would not be one God; which is impossible. We must therefore admit equality among the divine persons.

The Athanasian Creed

Whoever desires to be saved should above all hold to the catholic faith.
Anyone who does not keep it whole and unbroken will doubtless perish eternally.
Now this is the catholic faith:
That we worship one God in trinity and the trinity in unity,
neither blending their persons
nor dividing their essence.
For the person of the Father is a distinct person,
the person of the Son is another,
and that of the Holy Spirit still another.
But the divinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one,
their glory equal, their majesty coeternal.
What quality the Father has, the Son has, and the Holy Spirit has.
The Father is uncreated,
the Son is uncreated,
the Holy Spirit is uncreated.
The Father is immeasurable,
the Son is immeasurable,
the Holy Spirit is immeasurable.
The Father is eternal,
the Son is eternal,
the Holy Spirit is eternal.
And yet there are not three eternal beings;
there is but one eternal being.
So too there are not three uncreated or immeasurable beings;
there is but one uncreated and immeasurable being.
Similarly, the Father is almighty,
the Son is almighty,
the Holy Spirit is almighty.
Yet there are not three almighty beings;
there is but one almighty being.
Thus the Father is God,
the Son is God,
the Holy Spirit is God.
Yet there are not three gods;
there is but one God.
Thus the Father is Lord,
the Son is Lord,
the Holy Spirit is Lord.
Yet there are not three lords;
there is but one Lord.
Just as Christian truth compels us
to confess each person individually
as both God and Lord,
so catholic religion forbids us
to say that there are three gods or lords.
The Father was neither made nor created nor begotten from anyone.
The Son was neither made nor created;
he was begotten from the Father alone.
The Holy Spirit was neither made nor created nor begotten;
he proceeds from the Father and the Son.
Accordingly there is one Father, not three fathers;
there is one Son, not three sons;
there is one Holy Spirit, not three holy spirits.
Nothing in this trinity is before or after,
nothing is greater or smaller;
in their entirety the three persons
are coeternal and coequal with each other.
So in everything, as was said earlier,
we must worship their trinity in their unity
and their unity in their trinity.
Anyone then who desires to be saved
should think thus about the trinity.
But it is necessary for eternal salvation
that one also believe in the incarnation
of our Lord Jesus Christ faithfully.
Now this is the true faith:
That we believe and confess
that our Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son,
is both God and human, equally.
He is God from the essence of the Father,
begotten before time;
and he is human from the essence of his mother,
born in time;
completely God, completely human,
with a rational soul and human flesh;
equal to the Father as regards divinity,
less than the Father as regards humanity.
Although he is God and human,
yet Christ is not two, but one.
He is one, however,
not by his divinity being turned into flesh,
but by God's taking humanity to himself.
He is one,
certainly not by the blending of his essence,
but by the unity of his person.
For just as one human is both rational soul and flesh,
so too the one Christ is both God and human.
He suffered for our salvation;
he descended to hell;
he arose from the dead;
he ascended to heaven;
he is seated at the Father's right hand;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
At his coming all people will arise bodily
and give an accounting of their own deeds.
Those who have done good will enter eternal life,
and those who have done evil will enter eternal fire.
This is the catholic faith:
one cannot be saved without believing it firmly and faithfully.

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Feb 04, 2020
190: Debating Atheists, Priestly Celibacy, and More W/ Dr. William Lane Craig
01:14:11

Happy Feast Day of Thomas Aquinas. ... Two things we're doing to celebrate. 

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I recently got the chance to sit down with a world-famous Christian debater, Dr. William Lane Craig. Dr. Craig is a man to look up to in many ways; his debates with prominent atheists are are all over YouTube. It was a truly pleasure and a privilege to talk with him about proofs for God's Existence, the story of how he met Dawkins, Thomism, the best Christian and atheist philosophers today, and Pascal.

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Jan 28, 2020
189: 19 Metaphysical terms you should know! W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:15:29

Today I sit down with Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss and explain about 19 metaphysical terms Aquinas uses that will help you understand him more.

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Jan 21, 2020
A Beer Drinking, Aquinas Studying, Restful Retreat (& Dr. Craig Stuff)
09:44

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Jan 18, 2020
188: Apologetics Extravaganza W/ Trent Horn
03:56:28

I talk with Catholic speaker and regular guest of "Catholic Answers Live," Trent Horn, about evangelization, apologetics, and loads of other interesting topics.

Trent brings the thunder for this first episode under the new show title! We talk for almost four hours on a wide range of topics (including an interruption from my dog).

Trent is a heavyweight when it comes to his Catholic faith and few other apologists could preach the gospel as clearly and Gracefully as Trent.

For more information on the change watch, the Announcement Video below. Confused?

Watch the Announcement Video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOpTh...

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Jan 14, 2020
BIG NEWS!
12:09

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Jan 11, 2020
187: How to be gentle with yourself W/ St. Francis De Sales
36:49

Today I sit down with St. Francis De Sales to chat about how to be gentle with ourselves. I think you need to listen to this episode.

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Jan 07, 2020
186: Happy New Year!!! W/ Cameron Fradd
01:10:37

Today I'm joined around the bar table by my wife, Cameron Fradd. . . . You're welcome.

Today we talk about ... You ready:

  • New Year's resolutions!
  • Teresa of Avila
  • Plans for The Matt Fradd Show
  • Why Catholics should marry Catholics
  • How to have a good sex life
  • Advice from Jordan Peterson
  • And much, much, much more

- Here's the book I said you should read: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

- Check out Cam's podcast Among The Lilies 

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Dec 31, 2019
185: A Fireside Chat With Fr. Gregory Pine
52:03

Today I sit down W/ Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss ... well ... him. Fr. Gregory Pine. The Man, The Myth, The Legend!

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Dec 23, 2019
184: The Art of Accompaniment, with Fr. Chris Pietraszko
01:00:48

Today I chat with Fr. Chris Pietraszko about the art of accompaniment. 

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Dec 17, 2019
Regarding My Heretical Nonsense ...
01:07

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Dec 11, 2019
183: Jesus Christ: Lord, Liar, Lunatic, or Legend? (Apostles Creed #3)
47:30

Here is the text from Aquinas we read today:

“And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.”


It is not only necessary for Christians to believe in one God who is the Creator of heaven and earth and of all things; but also they must believe that God is the Father and that Christ is the true Son of God. This, as St. Peter says, is not mere fable, but is certain and proved by the word of God on the Mount of Transfiguration. “For we have not by following artificial fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ; but we were eyewitnesses of His greatness. For He received from God the Father honor and glory, this voice coming down to Him from the excellent glory: ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him.’ And this voice, we heard brought from heaven, when we were with Him in the holy mount” [2 Pet 1:16]. Christ Jesus Himself in many places called God His Father, and Himself the Son of God. Both the Apostles and the Fathers placed in the articles of faith that Christ is the Son of God by saying: “And (I believe) in Jesus Christ, His (i.e., God’s) only Son”.


Errors


There were, however, certain heretics who erred in this belief. Photinus, for instance, believed that Christ is not the Son of God but a good man who, by a good life and by doing the will of God, merited to be called the son of God by adoption; and so Christ who lived a good life and did the will of God merited to be called the son of God. Moreover, this error would not have Christ living before the Blessed Virgin, but would have Him begin to exist only at His conception. Accordingly, there are here two errors: the first, that Christ is not the true Son of God according to His nature; and the second, that Christ in His entire being began to exist in time. Our faith, however, holds that He is the Son of God in His nature, and that he is from all eternity. Now, we have definite authority against these errors in the Holy Scriptures, Against the first error it is said that Christ is not only the Son, but also the only-begotten Son of the Father: “The only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him:” [Jn 1:18]. And again the second error it is said: “Before Abraham was made, I AM” [Jn 8:58]. It is evident that Abraham lived before the Blessed Virgin. And what the Fathers added to the other [Nicene] Creed, namely, “the only-begotten Son of God,” is against the first error; and “born of the Father before all ages” is against the second error.


Sabellius said that Christ indeed was before the Blessed Virgin, but he held that the Father Himself became incarnate and, therefore, the Father and the Son is the same Person. This is an error because it takes away the Trinity of Persons in God, and against it is this authority: “I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me” [Jn 8:16]. It is clear that one cannot be sent from himself. Sabellius errs therefore, and in the [Nicene] Creed of the Fathers it is said: “God of God; Light of Light,” that is, we are to believe in God the Son from God the Father, and the Son who is Light from the Father who is Light.


Arius, although he would say that Christ was before the Blessed Virgin and that the Person of the Father is other than the Person of the Son, nevertheless made a three-fold attribution to Christ: (1) that the Son of God was a creature; (2) that He is not from eternity, but was formed the noblest of all creatures in time by God; (3) that God the Son is not of one nature with God the Father, and therefore that He was not true God. But this too is erroneous and contrary to the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. It is written: “I and the Father are one” [Jn 10:30]. That is, in nature; and therefore, just as the Father always existed, so also the Son; and just as the Father is true God, so also is the Son. That Christ is a creature, as said by Arius, is contradicted in the “Symbol” by the Fathers: “True God of true God;” and the assertion that Christ is not from eternity but in time is also contrary to the [Nicene] Creed: “Begotten not made;” and finally, that Christ is not of the same substance as the Father is denied by the [Nicene] Creed: “Consubstantial with the Father.”


The truth

It is, therefore, clear we must believe that Christ is the Only-begotten of God, and the true Son of God, who always was with the Father, and that there is one Person of the Son and another of the Father who have the same divine nature. All this we believe now through faith, but we shall know it with a perfect vision in the life eternal. Hence, we shall now speak somewhat of this for our own edification.


It must be known that different things have different modes of generation. The generation of God is different from that of other things. Hence, we cannot arrive at a notion of divine generation except through the generation of that created thing which more closely approaches to a likeness to God. We have seen that nothing approaches in likeness to God more than the human soul. The manner of generation in the soul is effected in the thinking process in the soul of man, which is called a conceiving of the intellect. This conception takes its rise in the soul as from a father, and its effect is called the word of the intellect or of man. In brief, the soul by its act of thinking begets the word. So also the Son of God is the Word of God, not like a word that is uttered exteriorly (for this is transitory), but as a word is interiorly conceived; and this Word of God is of the one nature as God and equal to God.


The testimony of St. John concerning the Word of God destroys these three heresies, viz., that of Photinus in the words: “In the beginning was the Word;” that of Sabellius in saying: “And the Word was with God;” and that of Arius when it says: “And the Word was God” [Jn 1:1].


But a word in us is not the same as the Word in God. In us the word is an accident; whereas in God the Word is the same as God, since there is nothing in God that is not of the essence of God. No one would say God has not a Word, because such would make God wholly without knowledge; and therefore, as God always existed, so also did His Word ever exist. Just as a sculptor works from a form which he has previously thought out, which is his word; so also God makes all things by His Word, as it were through His art: “All things were made by Him” [Jn 1:3].


Now, if the Word of God is the Son of God and all the words of God bear a certain likeness of this Word, then we ought to hear the Word of God gladly; for such is a sign that we love God. We ought also believe the word of God whereby the Word of God dwells in us, who is Christ: “That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts” [Eph 3:17]. “And you have not His word abiding in you” [Jn 5:38]. But we ought not only to believe that the Word of God dwells in us, but also we should meditate often upon this; for otherwise we will not be benefitted to the extent that such meditation is a great help against sin: your words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against You” [Ps 108:11]. Again it is said of the just man: “On His law he shall meditate day and night” [Ps 1:2]. And it is said of the Blessed Virgin that she “kept all these words, pondering them in her heart” [Lk 2:19]. Then also, one should communicate the word of God to others by advising, preaching and inflaming their hearts: “Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth; but that which is good, to the edification of faith” [Eph 4:29]. Likewise, “let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another” [Col 3:16]. So also: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine” [2 Tim 4:2]. Finally, we ought to put the word of God into practice: “Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” [James 1:22].


The Blessed Virgin observed these five points when she gave birth to the Word of God. First, she heard what was said to her: “The Holy Spirit shall come upon you” [Lk 1:35]. Then she gave her consent through faith: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord” [Lk 1:38]. And she also received and carried the Word in her womb. Then she brought forth the Word of God and, finally, she nourished and cared for Him. And so the Church sings: “Only a Virgin nourished Him who is King of the Angels” [Fourth Responsory, Office of the Circumcision, Dominican Breviary.].

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Dec 10, 2019
182: Dare We Hope That All Men Be saved? W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:12:00

Today I sit down with Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss Balthasar's theological opinion that we may hope that all will be saved.

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Dec 03, 2019
BONUS | The Thanksgiving Episode, W/ Cameron Fradd
36:55

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Nov 27, 2019
181: The Morality of Meat Eating W/ Fr. Chris Pietraszko
56:26

Today I chat with Fr. Chris Pietraszko about the morality of eating meat. 

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Here's what Aquinas has to say:

Whether it is unlawful to kill any living thing?

Objection 1. It would seem unlawful to kill any living thing. For the Apostle says (Romans 13:2): "They that resist the ordinance of God purchase to themselves damnation [Vulgate: 'He that resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist, purchase themselves damnation.']." Now Divine providence has ordained that all living things should be preserved, according to Psalm 146:8-9, "Who maketh grass to grow on the mountains . . . Who giveth to beasts their food." Therefore it seems unlawful to take the life of any living thing.

Objection 2. Further, murder is a sin because it deprives a man of life. Now life is common to all animals and plants. Hence for the same reason it is apparently a sin to slay dumb animals and plants.

Objection 3. Further, in the Divine law a special punishment is not appointed save for a sin. Now a special punishment had to be inflicted, according to the Divine law, on one who killed another man's ox or sheep (Exodus 22:1). Therefore the slaying of dumb animals is a sin.

On the contrary, Augustine says (De Civ. Dei i, 20): "When we hear it said, 'Thou shalt not kill,' we do not take it as referring to trees, for they have no sense, nor to irrational animals, because they have no fellowship with us. Hence it follows that the words, 'Thou shalt not kill' refer to the killing of a man."

I answer that, There is no sin in using a thing for the purpose for which it is. Now the order of things is such that the imperfect are for the perfect, even as in the process of generation nature proceeds from imperfection to perfection. Hence it is that just as in the generation of a man there is first a living thing, then an animal, and lastly a man, so too things, like the plants, which merely have life, are all alike for animals, and all animals are for man. Wherefore it is not unlawful if man use plants for the good of animals, and animals for the good of man, as the Philosopher states (Polit. i, 3).

Now the most necessary use would seem to consist in the fact that animals use plants, and men use animals, for food, and this cannot be done unless these be deprived of life: wherefore it is lawful both to take life from plants for the use of animals, and from animals for the use of men. On fact this is in keeping with the commandment of God Himself: for it is written (Genesis 1:29-30): "Behold I have given you every herb . . . and all trees . . . to be your meat, and to all beasts of the earth": and again (Genesis 9:3): "Everything that moveth and liveth shall be meat to you."

Reply to Objection 1. According to the Divine ordinance the life of animals and plants is preserved not for themselves but for man. Hence, as Augustine says (De Civ. Dei i, 20), "by a most just ordinance of the Creator, both their life and their death are subject to our use."

Reply to Objection 2. Dumb animals and plants are devoid of the life of reason whereby to set themselves in motion; they are moved, as it were by another, by a kind of natural impulse, a sign of which is that they are naturally enslaved and accommodated to the uses of others.

Reply to Objection 3. He that kills another's ox, sins, not through killing the ox, but through injuring another man in his property. Wherefore this is not a species of the sin of murder but of the sin of theft or robbery.

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Nov 26, 2019
180: The Jesus Prayer
55:37

Today I talk all about the Jesus Prayer.

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Nov 19, 2019
BONUS | Jason Evert | The Matt Fradd Show
02:00:41

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with my long time friend, Jason Evert. We talk Chastity, Dating, Pornography, Birth Control, the AIDs Epidemic, Modesty, and how we can better love ourselves and others.
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Nov 18, 2019
179: 3 Arguments Against Polytheism (Apostles Creed #2)
38:27

Today we look at what Aquinas had to say on the line from the creed, "I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth."

We also take a look at a section of the Summa in which Thomas gives three arguments against the belief in many gods.

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Nov 12, 2019
178: Would Aquinas smoke pot? W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
58:33

Today I chat with Fr. Gregory Pine about the morality (or immorality) of pot.

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Nov 05, 2019
BONUS: Me and the Mrs Answer YOUR Questions
01:25:23

Wow! Today me and Cammie (the Mrs.) answer your questions. Hope you enjoy ... even though it has exactly nothing to do with Thomas Aquinas.

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Nov 04, 2019
177: What is faith? (Apostles Creed #1)
39:45

Over the course of the next few months we are going to go through Thomas Aquinas' commentary on the apostles creed. 

Today we take a look Thomas' prologue in which Thomas discusses 4 goods that faith brings about. You can read text of that here.

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Oct 29, 2019
BONUS: Are we bound to correct Pope Francis?
51:37

Today I take a look at what Aquinas had to say about correcting our Christian friends (and leaders ... like the Pope and stuff ... {crickets} ...)

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Here's what I read from the ST II-II, Q. 33.

Article 1. Whether fraternal correction is an act of charity?

On the contrary, To correct the wrongdoer is a spiritual almsdeed. But almsdeeds are works of charity, as stated above (II-II:32:1). Therefore fraternal correction is an act of charity.

I answer that, The correction of the wrongdoer is a remedy which should be employed against a man's sin. Now a man's sin may be considered in two ways, first as being harmful to the sinner, secondly as conducing to the harm of others, by hurting or scandalizing them, or by being detrimental to the common good, the justice of which is disturbed by that man's sin.

Consequently the correction of a wrongdoer is twofold, one which applies a remedy to the sin considered as an evil of the sinner himself. This is fraternal correction properly so called, which is directed to the amendment of the sinner. Now to do away with anyone's evil is the same as to procure his good: and to procure a person's good is an act of charity, whereby we wish and do our friend well. Consequently fraternal correction also is an act of charity, because thereby we drive out our brother's evil, viz. sin, the removal of which pertains to charity rather than the removal of an external loss, or of a bodily injury, in so much as the contrary good of virtue is more akin to charity than the good of the body or of external things. Therefore fraternal correction is an act of charity rather than the healing of a bodily infirmity, or the relieving of an external bodily need. There is another correction which applies a remedy to the sin of the wrongdoer, considered as hurtful to others, and especially to the common good. This correction is an act of justice, whose concern it is to safeguard the rectitude of justice between one man and another.

 

Article 4. Whether a man is bound to correct his prelate?


Objection 1. It would seem that no man is bound to correct his prelate. For it is written (Exodus 19:12): "The beast that shall touch the mount shall be stoned," [Vulgate: 'Everyone that shall touch the mount, dying he shall die.'] and (2 Samuel 6:7) it is related that the Lord struck Oza for touching the ark. Now the mount and the ark signify our prelates. Therefore prelates should not be corrected by their subjects.

Objection 2. Further, a gloss on Galatians 2:11, "I withstood him to the face," adds: "as an equal." Therefore, since a subject is not equal to his prelate, he ought not to correct him.

Objection 3. Further, Gregory says (Moral. xxiii, 8) that "one ought not to presume to reprove the conduct of holy men, unless one thinks better of oneself." But one ought not to think better of oneself than of one's prelate. Therefore one ought not to correct one's prelate.

On the contrary, Augustine says in his Rule: "Show mercy not only to yourselves, but also to him who, being in the higher position among you, is therefore in greater danger." But fraternal correction is a work of mercy. Therefore even prelates ought to be corrected.

I answer that, A subject is not competent to administer to his prelate the correction which is an act of justice through the coercive nature of punishment: but the fraternal correction which is an act of charity is within the competency of everyone in respect of any person towards whom he is bound by charity, provided there be something in that person which requires correction.

Now an act which proceeds from a habit or power extends to whatever is contained under the object of that power or habit: thus vision extends to all things comprised in the object of sight. Since, however, a virtuous act needs to be moderated by due circumstances, it follows that when a subject corrects his prelate, he ought to do so in a becoming manner, not with impudence and harshness, but with gentleness and respect. Hence the Apostle says (1 Timothy 5:1): "An ancient man rebuke not, but entreat him as a father." Wherefore Dionysius finds fault with the monk Demophilus (Ep. viii), for rebuking a priest with insolence, by striking and turning him out of the church.

Reply to Objection 1. It would seem that a subject touches his prelate inordinately when he upbraids him with insolence, as also when he speaks ill of him: and this is signified by God's condemnation of those who touched the mount and the ark.

Reply to Objection 2. To withstand anyone in public exceeds the mode of fraternal correction, and so Paul would not have withstood Peter then, unless he were in some way his equal as regards the defense of the faith. But one who is not an equal can reprove privately and respectfully. Hence the Apostle in writing to the Colossians (4:17) tells them to admonish their prelate: "Say to Archippus: Fulfil thy ministry [Vulgate: 'Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.' Cf. 2 Timothy 4:5." It must be observed, however, that if the faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate even publicly. Hence Paul, who was Peter's subject, rebuked him in public, on account of the imminent danger of scandal concerning faith, and, as the gloss of Augustine says on Galatians 2:11, "Peter gave an example to superiors, that if at any time they should happen to stray from the straight path, they should not disdain to be reproved by their subjects."

Reply to Objection 3. To presume oneself to be simply better than one's prelate, would seem to savor of presumptuous pride; but there is no presumption in thinking oneself better in some respect, because, in this life, no man is without some fault. We must also remember that when a man reproves his prelate charitably, it does not follow that he thinks himself any better, but merely that he offers his help to one who, "being in the higher position among you, is therefore in greater danger," as Augustine observes in his Rule quoted above.

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Oct 25, 2019
176: Divine Simplicity & William Lane Craig W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:07:10

Today I sit down with Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss the doctrine of divine simplicity. We also take a look at some of Dr. William Lane Craig's objections to the doctrine.

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Oct 22, 2019
175: Aquinas on the Transfiguration
01:05:06

Today I sit down with Fr. Dominic Legge to discuss what Aquinas said about the transfiguration of Christ.

Here's what we were reading from today: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4045.htm

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Oct 15, 2019
174: 7 Misunderstandings About Thomas Aquinas W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:11:04

Today I chat with Fr. Gregory Pine about 7 ways people often misunderstand Thomas Aquinas

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Oct 08, 2019
173: What is prayer? (& How to do it)
59:52

Today I discuss what prayer is, three obstacles I experience when praying, how to develop a prayer rule of life, and 3 reasons Aquinas says we should pray out loud.

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It is not essential to such a prayer as this that it be vocal. And yet the voice is employed in such like prayers for three reasons. First, in order to excite interior devotion, whereby the mind of the person praying is raised to God, because by means of external signs, whether of words or of deeds, the human mind is moved as regards apprehension, and consequently also as regards the affections. Hence Augustine says (ad Probam. Ep. cxxx, 9) that "by means of words and other signs we arouse ourselves more effectively to an increase of holy desires." Hence then alone should we use words and such like signs when they help to excite the mind internally. But if they distract or in any way impede the mind we should abstain from them; and this happens chiefly to those whose mind is sufficiently prepared for devotion without having recourse to those signs. Wherefore the Psalmist (Psalm 26:8) said: "My heart hath said to Thee: 'My face hath sought Thee,'" and we read of Anna (1 Samuel 1:13) that "she spoke in her heart." Secondly, the voice is used in praying as though to pay a debt, so that man may serve God with all that he has from God, that is to say, not only with his mind, but also with his body: and this applies to prayer considered especially as satisfactory. Hence it is written (Hosea 14:3): "Take away all iniquity, and receive the good: and we will render the calves of our lips." Thirdly, we have recourse to vocal prayer, through a certain overflow from the soul into the body, through excess of feeling, according to Psalm 15:9, "My heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced." - Read the rest here.

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Stage 1: Morning offering before your feet hit the floor + Rosary or Jesus Prayer during the day + Examination of conscience at night.

Stage 2: Morning offering before your feet hit the floor + 10 min scripture reading in the morning + Rosary or Jesus Prayer during the day + Examination of conscience at night.

Stage 3: Morning offering before your feet hit the floor + 10 min Scripture reading in the morning + Rosary or Jesus Prayer during the day + 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary’s, 3 Glory Be’s in front of the Blessed Sacrament + Examination of conscience at night.
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Oct 01, 2019
172: The marital debt, W/ Emily Sullivan
01:15:44

Hey! Today I chat with Emily Sullivan about the marital debt! And no, we're not talking about money.

... Do not listen if you have kids around.

Here's a little of what Aquinas had to say about the marital debt. Click the link below to get the full context:

On the contrary, As the slave is in the power of his master, so is one spouse in the power of the other (1 Corinthians 7:4). But a slave is bound by an obligation of precept to pay his master the debt of his service according to Romans 13:7, "Render . . . to all men their dues, tribute to whom tribute is due," etc. Therefore husband and wife are mutually bound to the payment of the marriage debt.

Further, marriage is directed to the avoiding of fornication (1 Corinthians 7:2). But this could not be the effect of marriage, if the one were not bound to pay the debt to the other when the latter is troubled with concupiscence. Therefore the payment of the debt is an obligation of precept.

I answer that, Marriage was instituted especially as fulfilling an office of nature. Wherefore in its act the movement of nature must be observed according to which the nutritive power administers to the generative power that alone which is in excess of what is required for the preservation of the individual: for the natural order requires that a thing should be first perfected in itself, and that afterwards it should communicate of its perfection to others: and this is also the order of charity which perfects nature. And therefore, since the wife has power over her husband only in relation to the generative power and not in relation to things directed to the preservation of the individual, the husband is bound to pay the debt to his wife, in matters pertaining to the begetting of children, with due regard however to his own welfare.

Summa, Suppl. Q. 64, A. 1. (see full question here).

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Sep 24, 2019
171: My Africa Trip + a Big Announcement!
32:27

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Sep 17, 2019
170: Why Love is the cause of Hate, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
49:00

Today I sit down with Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss the passions once more. This is really a two part series so we encourage you, if you haven't already, to go and listen to last week's episode before listening to this one. That said, you'll get a lot out of this one regardless.

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Sep 10, 2019
169: Aquinas on the Passions, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
01:15:25

Today Fr. Pine and I begin a two part series on Aquinas' understanding of the passions.

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Sep 03, 2019
168: Backbiting, Slander, and Calumny
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Today we're going to talk with Aquinas about backbiting, slander, and calumny.

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We're reading from the Secunda Secundae, Q. 73. A. 1;4.

On the contrary, It is written (Ecclesiastes 10:11): "If a serpent bite in silence, he is nothing better that backbiteth."

I answer that, Just as one man injures another by deed in two ways—openly, as by robbery or by doing him any kind of violence—and secretly, as by theft, or by a crafty blow, so again one man injures another by words in two ways—in one way, openly, and this is done by reviling him, as stated above (II-II:72:1)—and in another way secretly, and this is done by backbiting. Now from the fact that one man openly utters words against another man, he would appear to think little of him, so that for this reason he dishonors him, so that reviling is detrimental to the honor of the person reviled. On the other hand, he that speaks against another secretly, seems to respect rather than slight him, so that he injures directly, not his honor but his good name, in so far as by uttering such words secretly, he, for his own part, causes his hearers to have a bad opinion of the person against whom he speaks. For the backbiter apparently intends and aims at being believed. It is therefore evident that backbiting differs from reviling in two points: first, in the way in which the words are uttered, the reviler speaking openly against someone, and the backbiter secretly; secondly, as to the end in view, i.e. as regards the injury inflicted, the reviler injuring a man's honor, the backbiter injuring his good name.

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On the contrary, Jerome says (Ep. ad Nepot. lii): "Take care not to have an itching tongue, nor tingling ears, that is, neither detract others nor listen to backbiters."

I answer that, According to the Apostle (Romans 1:32), they "are worthy of death . . . not only they that" commit sins, "but they also that consent to them that do them." Now this happens in two ways. First, directly, when, to wit, one man induces another to sin, or when the sin is pleasing to him: secondly, indirectly, that is, if he does not withstand him when he might do so, and this happens sometimes, not because the sin is pleasing to him, but on account of some human fear.

Accordingly we must say that if a man list ens to backbiting without resisting it, he seems to consent to the backbiter, so that he becomes a participator in his sin. And if he induces him to backbite, or at least if the detraction be pleasing to him on account of his hatred of the person detracted, he sins no less than the detractor, and sometimes more. Wherefore Bernard says (De Consid. ii, 13): "It is difficult to say which is the more to be condemned the backbiter or he that listens to backbiting." If however the sin is not pleasing to him, and he fails to withstand the backbiter, through fear negligence, or even shame, he sins indeed, but much less than the backbiter, and, as a rule venially. Sometimes too this may be a mortal sin, either because it is his official duty to cor. rect the backbiter, or by reason of some consequent danger; or on account of the radical reason for which human fear may sometimes be a mortal sin, as stated above (II-II:19:3).

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Aug 27, 2019
167: Will pleasure make me happy? W/ Fr. Ryan Mann (part 3)
57:33

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Aug 20, 2019
The Assumption of Mary
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Happy feast of the assumption of Mary, y’all!

Today I talk a little about the assumption of Mary. I respond to what Protestant apologist Norm Geisler has to say regarding Aquinas and the dogma of the assumption.

And then (….drum roll….), I share a portion of a brand new audio book, Pope Pius XII’s apostolic constitution in which he defines as dogma Mary’s assumption into Heaven

Aug 15, 2019
166: Will money make me happy? W/ Fr. Ryan Mann (part 2)
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Aug 13, 2019
165: Aquinas on happiness W/ Fr. Ryan Mann (part 1)
50:50

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Some of Aquinas' text:

Article 1. Whether happiness is something uncreated?

Objection 1. It would seem that happiness is something uncreated. For Boethius says (De Consol. iii): "We must needs confess that God is happiness itself."

Objection 2. Further, happiness is the supreme good. But it belongs to God to be the supreme good. Since, then, there are not several supreme goods, it seems that happiness is the same as God.

Objection 3. Further, happiness is the last end, to which man's will tends naturally. But man's will should tend to nothing else as an end, but to God, Who alone is to be enjoyed, as Augustine says (De Doctr. Christ. i, 5,22). Therefore happiness is the same as God.

On the contrary, Nothing made is uncreated. But man's happiness is something made; because according to Augustine (De Doctr. Christ. i, 3): "Those things are to be enjoyed which make us happy." Therefore happiness is not something uncreated.

I answer that, As stated above (I-II:1:8; I-II:2:7), our end is twofold. First, there is the thing itself which we desire to attain: thus for the miser, the end is money. Secondly there is the attainment or possession, the use or enjoyment of the thing desired; thus we may say that the end of the miser is the possession of money; and the end of the intemperate man is to enjoy something pleasurable. In the first sense, then, man's last end is the uncreated good, namely, God, Who alone by His infinite goodness can perfectly satisfy man's will. But in the second way, man's last end is something created, existing in him, and this is nothing else than the attainment or enjoyment of the last end. Now the last end is called happiness. If, therefore, we consider man's happiness in its cause or object, then it is something uncreated; but if we consider it as to the very essence of happiness, then it is something created.

Reply to Objection 1. God is happiness by His Essence: for He is happy not by acquisition or participation of something else, but by His Essence. On the other hand, men are happy, as Boethius says (De Consol. iii), by participation; just as they are called "gods," by participation. And this participation of happiness, in respect of which man is said to be happy, is something created.

Reply to Objection 2. Happiness is called man's supreme good, because it is the attainment or enjoyment of the supreme good.

Reply to Objection 3. Happiness is said to be the last end, in the same way as the attainment of the end is called the end.

Aug 06, 2019
164: Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? W/ Dr. Francis Beckwith
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Wow! What a fascinating discussion. I sat down with Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy at Baylor University, about something he has spent a lot of time thinking and writing about lately, whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God. He has, I think, a very nuanced and convincing argument.

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Jul 30, 2019
BONUS | Peter Kreeft interview | The Matt Fradd Show
02:15:14

In this episode of TMFS I talk to Dr. Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, about his conversion to the Catholic faith, why he loves Thomas Aquinas, his thoughts about Pope Francis, Dostoevsky (obviously) and the best arguments for God and atheism ... and much else besides.
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Jul 24, 2019
163: 5 (MORE) Reasons For The Incarnation W/ Fr. Gregory Pine (Part 2)
53:03

Today is the second in a two part series on the incarnation I recorded with Fr. Gregory Pine. If you haven't heard the first episode, maybe go and do that first. Not telling you what to do. Just a suggestion. But if you don't do it you're a bad person.

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Here's what we read today:

So also was this useful for our "withdrawal from evil."

First, because man is taught by it not to prefer the devil to himself, nor to honor him who is the author of sin; hence Augustine says (De Trin. xiii, 17): "Since human nature is so united to God as to become one person, let not these proud spirits dare to prefer themselves to man, because they have no bodies."

Secondly, because we are thereby taught how great is man's dignity, lest we should sully it with sin; hence Augustine says (De Vera Relig. xvi): "God has proved to us how high a place human nature holds amongst creatures, inasmuch as He appeared to men as a true man." And Pope Leo says in a sermon on the Nativity (xxi): "Learn, O Christian, thy worth; and being made a partner of the Divine nature, refuse to return by evil deeds to your former worthlessness."

Thirdly, because, "in order to do away with man's presumption, the grace of God is commended in Jesus Christ, though no merits of ours went before," as Augustine says (De Trin. xiii, 17).

Fourthly, because "man's pride, which is the greatest stumbling-block to our clinging to God, can be convinced and cured by humility so great," as Augustine says in the same place.

Fifthly, in order to free man from the thraldom of sin, which, as Augustine says (De Trin. xiii, 13), "ought to be done in such a way that the devil should be overcome by the justice of the man Jesus Christ," and this was done by Christ satisfying for us. Now a mere man could not have satisfied for the whole human race, and God was not bound to satisfy; hence it behooved Jesus Christ to be both God and man. Hence Pope Leo says in the same sermon: "Weakness is assumed by strength, lowliness by majesty, mortality by eternity, in order that one and the same Mediator of God and men might die in one and rise in the other—for this was our fitting remedy. Unless He was God, He would not have brought a remedy; and unless He was man, He would not have set an example."

And there are very many other advantages which accrued, above man's apprehension.

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Jul 23, 2019
162: 5 Reasons For The Incarnation, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine (Part 1)
52:21

Today is the first in a two-part series on the incarnation I recorded with Fr. Gregory Pine.

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Here's what we read today:

 

On the contrary, What frees the human race from perdition is necessary for the salvation of man. But the mystery of Incarnation is such; according to John 3:16: "God so loved the world as to give His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him may not perish, but may have life everlasting." Therefore it was necessary for man's salvation that God should become incarnate.

I answer that, A thing is said to be necessary for a certain end in two ways. First, when the end cannot be without it; as food is necessary for the preservation of human life. Secondly, when the end is attained better and more conveniently, as a horse is necessary for a journey. In the first way it was not necessary that God should become incarnate for the restoration of human nature. For God with His omnipotent power could have restored human nature in many other ways. But in the second way it was necessary that God should become incarnate for the restoration of human nature. Hence Augustine says (De Trin. xii, 10): "We shall also show that other ways were not wanting to God, to Whose power all things are equally subject; but that there was not a more fitting way of healing our misery."

Now this may be viewed with respect to our "furtherance in good."

First, with regard to faith, which is made more certain by believing God Himself Who speaks; hence Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xi, 2): "In order that man might journey more trustfully toward the truth, the Truth itself, the Son of God, having assumed human nature, established and founded faith."

Secondly, with regard to hope, which is thereby greatly strengthened; hence Augustine says (De Trin. xiii): "Nothing was so necessary for raising our hope as to show us how deeply God loved us. And what could afford us a stronger proof of this than that the Son of God should become a partner with us of human nature?"

Thirdly, with regard to charity, which is greatly enkindled by this; hence Augustine says (De Catech. Rudib. iv): "What greater cause is there of the Lord's coming than to show God's love for us?" And he afterwards adds: "If we have been slow to love, at least let us hasten to love in return."

Fourthly, with regard to well-doing, in which He set us an example; hence Augustine says in a sermon (xxii de Temp.): "Man who might be seen was not to be followed; but God was to be followed, Who could not be seen. And therefore God was made man, that He Who might be seen by man, and Whom man might follow, might be shown to man."

Fifthly, with regard to the full participation of the Divinity, which is the true bliss of man and end of human life; and this is bestowed upon us by Christ's humanity; for Augustine says in a sermon (xiii de Temp.): "God was made man, that man might be made God."

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Jul 16, 2019
161: What to do about the scandal in the Church, with Sr. Mary Madeline Todd
01:03:46

Today I interview Sr. Mary Madeline Todd about how to have hope in the midst of scandal. 

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Jul 09, 2019
165: 10 BAD arguments for atheism
53:07

Today I discuss 10 bad arguments for atheism! Enjoy!

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Here are the objections I address:

1. Who created God?

2. You’re only a Christian because you were raised one.

3. Flying spaghetti monster / God of the gaps.

4. I don’t have an onus of proof.

5. Science can’t demonstrate God’s existence.

6. Can God create a rock so heavy that he can’t lift it.

7. Christians are hypocrites.

8. Maybe there’s a first cause but that doesn’t prove christianity.

9. The Bible is filled with contradictions.

10. I believe in one less God than you.



  1. It’s arrogant for you to think you’re rig

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Jul 02, 2019
164: How to study like Aquinas, with Kevin Vost
01:01:20

Today I sit down with Kevin Vost to discuss Aquinas' advice on how to study better.

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LETTER OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS TO BROTHER JOHN ON HOW TO STUDY

Because you have asked me, my brother John, most dear to me in Christ, how to set about acquiring the treasure of knowledge, this is the advice I pass on to you: That you should choose to enter by the small rivers, and not go right away into the sea, because you should move from easy things to difficult things.

Such is therefore my advice on your way of life:

  • I suggest you be slow to speak, and slow to go to the room where people chat.
  • Embrace purity of conscience; do not stop making time for prayer.
  • Love to be in your room frequently, if you wish to be led to the wine cellar.
  • Show yourself to be likable to all, or at least try; but do not show yourself as too familiar with anyone; because too much familiarity breeds contempt, and will slow you in your studies; and don’t get involved in any way in the deeds and words of worldly people.
  • Above all, avoid idle conversation; do not forget to follow the steps of holy and approved men.
  • Never mind who says what, but commit to memory what is said that is true.
  • Work to understand what you read, and make yourself sure of doubtful points.
  • Put whatever you can into the cupboard of your mind as if you were trying to fill a cup.
  • “Seek not the things that are higher than you.”

Follow the steps of blessed Dominic, who produced useful and marvelous shoots, flowers and fruits in the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts for as long as life was his companion. If you follow these things, you will attain whatever you desire.

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Jun 25, 2019
BONUS |Making the Pro-Life Case W/ Stephanie Gray | The Matt Fradd Show Ep. 9
02:29:36

I sit down with pro-life logic ninja Stephanie Gray to discuss abortion.

I think this will be the best interview you've ever heard about how to refute pro-abortion arguments and how to make the pro-life case.

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Jun 20, 2019
163: How was Aquinas educated? How should our kids be? W/ Steven Rummelsburg
01:12:57

In today's episode I chat with my mate Steven Rummelsburg about:

- How Aquinas was educated.

- The problem of public (and many Catholic) schools today.

- The beauty of Homeschooling.

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Jun 18, 2019
162: Aquinas on sexual desire W/ Fr. Jacob Janczyk
01:07:38

Today I chat with Dominican priest Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk about what Aquinas had to say about sexual desire and how our lower desires can help us become a saint.

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Jun 11, 2019
161: Catherine of Sienna on Responding to Church Crises With/ Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, OP
01:13:39

Today I want to share with you a power and beautiful talk given by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, OP, about the current crisis in the Church and what we can learn from St. Catherine of Sienna about how to deal with it.

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Jun 04, 2019
Responding to Criticism (An update on the Matt Fradd Show)
20:50

In this short solo podcast I discuss your feedback on previous episodes of The Matt Fradd Show, tell you what I'm learning, and share some (hopefully) exciting news!

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Jun 01, 2019
160: Bible study with Thomas Aquinas
58:38

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Today we'll take a look at that bit at the end of John's gospel where our Lord asks Peter, "Do you love me more than these?"

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May 28, 2019
159: How to prepare for Holy Mass W/ Fr. Ryan Mann
01:08:13

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Here's a slightly different translation of Aquinas' prayer before Mass:

Almighty and everlasting God, behold I come to the Sacrament of Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: I come as one infirm to the physician of life, as one unclean to the fountain of mercy, as one blind to the light of everlasting brightness, as one poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth. Therefore I implore the abundance of Thy measureless bounty that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to heal my infirmity, wash my uncleanness, enlighten my blindness, enrich my poverty and clothe my nakedness, that I may receive the Bread of Angels, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, with such reverence and humility, with such sorrow and devotion, with such purity and faith, with such purpose and intention as may be profitable to my soul's salvation. Grant unto me, I pray, the grace of receiving not only the Sacrament of our Lord's Body and Blood, but also the grace and power of the Sacrament. O most gracious God, grant me so to receive the Body of Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, which He took from the Virgin Mary, as to merit to be incorporated into His mystical Body, and to be numbered amongst His members. O most loving Father, give me grace to behold forever Thy beloved Son with His face at last unveiled, whom I now purpose to receive under the sacramental veil here below.
Amen.

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May 21, 2019
158: Aquinas on the act of faith
58:07

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Here's the text I read from the Summa II-II, Q.2 (articles 1,2, and 3).

I answer that, "To think" can be taken in three ways. First, in a general way for any kind of actual consideration of the intellect, as Augustine observes (De Trin. xiv, 7): "By understanding I mean now the faculty whereby we understand when thinking." Secondly, "to think" is more strictly taken for that consideration of the intellect, which is accompanied by some kind of inquiry, and which precedes the intellect's arrival at the stage of perfection that comes with the certitude of sight. On this sense Augustine says (De Trin. xv, 16) that "the Son of God is not called the Thought, but the Word of God. When our thought realizes what we know and takes form therefrom, it becomes our word. Hence the Word of God must be understood without any thinking on the part of God, for there is nothing there that can take form, or be unformed." In this way thought is, properly speaking, the movement of the mind while yet deliberating, and not yet perfected by the clear sight of truth. Since, however, such a movement of the mind may be one of deliberation either about universal notions, which belongs to the intellectual faculty, or about particular matters, which belongs to the sensitive part, hence it is that "to think" is taken secondly for an act of the deliberating intellect, and thirdly for an act of the cogitative power.

Accordingly, if "to think" be understood broadly according to the first sense, then "to think with assent," does not express completely what is meant by "to believe": since, in this way, a man thinks with assent even when he considers what he knows by science [Science is certain knowledge of a demonstrated conclusion through its demonstration.], or understands. If, on the other hand, "to think" be understood in the second way, then this expresses completely the nature of the act of believing. For among the acts belonging to the intellect, some have a firm assent without any such kind of thinking, as when a man considers the things that he knows by science, or understands, for this consideration is already formed. But some acts of the intellect have unformed thought devoid of a firm assent, whether they incline to neither side, as in one who "doubts"; or incline to one side rather than the other, but on account of some slight motive, as in one who "suspects"; or incline to one side yet with fear of the other, as in one who "opines." But this act "to believe," cleaves firmly to one side, in which respect belief has something in common with science and understanding; yet its knowledge does not attain the perfection of clear sight, wherein it agrees with doubt, suspicion and opinion. Hence it is proper to the believer to think with assent: so that the act of believing is distinguished from all the other acts of the intellect, which are about the true or the false. (Article 1)

 

I answer that, The act of any power or habit depends on the relation of that power or habit to its object. Now the object of faith can be considered in three ways. For, since "to believe" is an act of the intellect, in so far as the will moves it to assent, as stated above (Article 1, Reply to Objection 3), the object of faith can be considered either on the part of the intellect, or on the part of the will that moves the intellect.

If it be considered on the part of the intellect, then two things can be observed in the object of faith, as stated above (II-II:1:1). One of these is the material object of faith, and in this way an act of faith is "to believe in a God"; because, as stated above (II-II:1:1) nothing is proposed to our belief, except in as much as it is referred to God. The other is the formal aspect of the object, for it is the medium on account of which we assent to such and such a point of faith; and thus an act of faith is "to believe God," since, as stated above (II-II:1:1) the formal object of faith is the First Truth, to Which man gives his adhesion, so as to assent to Its sake to whatever he believes.

Thirdly, if the object of faith be considered in so far as the intellect is moved by the will, an act of faith is "to believe in God." For the First Truth is referred to the will, through having the aspect of an end.  (Article 2)

I answer that, Wherever one nature is subordinate to another, we find that two things concur towards the perfection of the lower nature, one of which is in respect of that nature's proper movement, while the other is in respect of the movement of the higher nature. Thus water by its proper movement moves towards the centre (of the earth), while according to the movement of the moon, it moves round the centre by ebb and flow. On like manner the planets have their proper movements from west to east, while in accordance with the movement of the first heaven, they have a movement from east to west. Now the created rational nature alone is immediately subordinate to God, since other creatures do not attain to the universal, but only to something particular, while they partake of the Divine goodness either in "being" only, as inanimate things, or also in "living," and in "knowing singulars," as plants and animals; whereas the rational nature, in as much as it apprehends the universal notion of good and being, is immediately related to the universal principle of being.

Consequently the perfection of the rational creature consists not only in what belongs to it in respect of its nature, but also in that which it acquires through a supernatural participation of Divine goodness. Hence it was said above (I-II:3:8) that man's ultimate happiness consists in a supernatural vision of God: to which vision man cannot attain unless he be taught by God, according to John 6:45: "Every one that hath heard of the Father and hath learned cometh to Me." Now man acquires a share of this learning, not indeed all at once, but by little and little, according to the mode of his nature: and every one who learns thus must needs believe, in order that he may acquire science in a perfect degree; thus also the Philosopher remarks (De Soph. Elench. i, 2) that "it behooves a learner to believe."

Hence in order that a man arrive at the perfect vision of heavenly happiness, he must first of all believe God, as a disciple believes the master who is teaching him. (Article 3)

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May 14, 2019
157: Discerning and living your vocation LIVE from Washing D.C.
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May 07, 2019
156: Should we be evangelizing the Jews? (Supersessionism) W/ Fr. William Goldin
01:20:13

Today we discuss the doctrine of supersessionism with Fr. William Goldin.

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Apr 30, 2019
155: 5 reasons Christ rose from the dead, W/ Trent Horn
55:40

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Here's the text we read from Aquinas:

I answer that, It behooved Christ to rise again, for five reasons. First of all; for the commendation of Divine Justice, to which it belongs to exalt them who humble themselves for God's sake, according to Luke 1:52: "He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble." Consequently, because Christ humbled Himself even to the death of the Cross, from love and obedience to God, it behooved Him to be uplifted by God to a glorious resurrection; hence it is said in His Person (Psalm 138:2): "Thou hast known," i.e. approved, "my sitting down," i.e. My humiliation and Passion, "and my rising up," i.e. My glorification in the resurrection; as the gloss expounds.

Secondly, for our instruction in the faith, since our belief in Christ's Godhead is confirmed by His rising again, because, according to 2 Corinthians 13:4, "although He was crucified through weakness, yet He liveth by the power of God." And therefore it is written (1 Corinthians 15:14): "If Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain, and our [Vulgate: 'your'] faith is also vain": and (Psalm 29:10): "What profit is there in my blood?" that is, in the shedding of My blood, "while I go down," as by various degrees of evils, "into corruption?" As though He were to answer: "None. 'For if I do not at once rise again but My body be corrupted, I shall preach to no one, I shall gain no one,'" as the gloss expounds.

Thirdly, for the raising of our hope, since through seeing Christ, who is our head, rise again, we hope that we likewise shall rise again. Hence it is written (1 Corinthians 15:12): "Now if Christ be preached that He rose from the dead, how do some among you say, that there is no resurrection of the dead?" And (Job 19:25-27): "I know," that is with certainty of faith, "that my Redeemer," i.e. Christ, "liveth," having risen from the dead; "and" therefore "in the last day I shall rise out of the earth . . . this my hope is laid up in my bosom."

Fourthly, to set in order the lives of the faithful: according to Romans 6:4: "As Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life": and further on; "Christ rising from the dead dieth now no more; so do you also reckon that you are dead to sin, but alive to God."

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Apr 23, 2019
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Apr 18, 2019
154: Atheism, God, and Heaven, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine
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Apr 16, 2019
153: Is it possible to hate God?
40:44

In today's episode we'll take a look at the following questions:

Is it possible to hate God?
Is hatred of God the greatest of sins?
Is hatred of one's neighbor always a sin?
Is hated a deadly sin?
If not, from what deadly sin does hatred arise?

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Whether it is possible for anyone to hate God?

Objection 1. It would seem that no man can hate God. For Dionysius says (Div. Nom. iv) that "the first good and beautiful is an object of love and dilection to all." But God is goodness and beauty itself. Therefore He is hated by none.

Objection 2. Further, in the Apocryphal books of 3 Esdras 4:36,[39] it is written that "all things call upon truth . . . and (all men) do well like of her works." Now God is the very truth according to John 14:6. Therefore all love God, and none can hate Him.

Objection 3. Further, hatred is a kind of aversion. But according to Dionysius (Div. Nom. i) God draws all things to Himself. Therefore none can hate Him.

On the contrary, It is written (Psalm 73:23): "The pride of them that hate Thee ascendeth continually," and (John 15:24): "But now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father."

I answer that, As shown above (I-II:29:1), hatred is a movement of the appetitive power, which power is not set in motion save by something apprehended. Now God can be apprehended by man in two ways; first, in Himself, as when He is seen in His Essence; secondly, in His effects, when, to wit, "the invisible things" of God . . . "are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made" (Romans 1:20). Now God in His Essence is goodness itself, which no man can hate—for it is natural to good to be loved. Hence it is impossible for one who sees God in His Essence, to hate Him.

Moreover some of His effects are such that they can nowise be contrary to the human will, since "to be, to live, to understand," which are effects of God, are desirable and lovable to all. Wherefore again God cannot be an object of hatred if we consider Him as the Author of such like effects. Some of God's effects, however, are contrary to an inordinate will, such as the infliction of punishment, and the prohibition of sin by the Divine Law. Such like effects are repugnant to a will debased by sin, and as regards the consideration of them, God may be an object of hatred to some, in so far as they look upon Him as forbidding sin, and inflicting punishment.

Reply to Objection 1. This argument is true of those who see God's Essence, which is the very essence of goodness.

Reply to Objection 2. This argument is true in so far as God is apprehended as the cause of such effects as are naturally beloved of all, among which are the works of Truth who reveals herself to men.

Reply to Objection 3. God draws all things to Himself, in so far as He is the source of being, since all things, in as much as they are, tend to be like God, Who is Being itself.

- ST II-II, Q. 34, A. 1

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Apr 09, 2019
152: The Marian Dogmas, with Brant Pitre
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Apr 02, 2019
151: Mindfulness, Self-Care, & Dealing W/ Stress, with Dr. Gerry Crete
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Mar 26, 2019
151: Aquinas' 2nd argument for God's existence
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Mar 21, 2019
150: Heresy, Schism, and Apostasy, with Gomer
01:12:52

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- Virtue ethics

- Heresy, schism, and apostasy

- The difference between material and formal heresy

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Mar 19, 2019
149: Did Jesus know he was God? With Fr. Dominic Legge, OP
01:20:50

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Today Fr. Dominic and I take a look primarily at ST. III, Q. 9, A. 1.:

 

Whether Christ had any knowledge besides the Divine?

Objection 1. It would seem that in Christ there was no knowledge except the Divine. For knowledge is necessary that things may be known thereby. But by His Divine knowledge Christ knew all things. Therefore any other knowledge would have been superfluous in Him.

Objection 2. Further, the lesser light is dimmed by the greater. But all created knowledge in comparison with the uncreated knowledge of God is as the lesser to the greater light. Therefore there shone in Christ no other knowledge except the Divine.

Objection 3. Further, the union of the human nature with the Divine took place in the Person, as is clear from III:2:2. Now, according to some there is in Christ a certain "knowledge of the union," whereby Christ knew what belongs to the mystery of Incarnation more fully than anyone else. Hence, since the personal union contains two natures, it would seem that there are not two knowledges in Christ, but one only, pertaining to both natures.

On the contrary, Ambrose says (De Incarnat. vii): "God assumed the perfection of human nature in the flesh; He took upon Himself the sense of man, but not the swollen sense of the flesh." But created knowledge pertains to the sense of man. Therefore in Christ there was created knowledge.

I answer that, As said above (Article 5), the Son of God assumed an entire human nature, i.e. not only a body, but also a soul, and not only a sensitive, but also a rational soul. And therefore it behooved Him to have created knowledge, for three reasons. First, on account of the soul's perfection. For the soul, considered in itself, is in potentiality to knowing intelligible things. since it is like "a tablet on which nothing is written," and yet it may be written upon through the possible intellect, whereby it may become all things, as is said De Anima iii, 18. Now what is in potentiality is imperfect unless reduced to act. But it was fitting that the Son of God should assume, not an imperfect, but a perfect human nature, since the whole human race was to be brought back to perfection by its means. Hence it behooved the soul of Christ to be perfected by a knowledge, which would be its proper perfection. And therefore it was necessary that there should be another knowledge in Christ besides the Divine knowledge, otherwise the soul of Christ would have been more imperfect than the souls of the rest of men. Secondly, because, since everything is on account of its operation, as stated De Coel. ii, 17, Christ would have had an intellective soul to no purpose if He had not understood by it; and this pertains to created knowledge. Thirdly, because some created knowledge pertains to the nature of the human soul, viz. that whereby we naturally know first principles; since we are here taking knowledge for any cognition of the human intellect. Now nothing natural was wanting to Christ, since He took the whole human nature, as stated above (Article 5). And hence the Sixth Council [Third Council of Constantinople, Act. 4] condemned the opinion of those who denied that in Christ there are two knowledges or wisdoms.

Reply to Objection 1. Christ knew all things with the Divine knowledge by an uncreated operation which is the very Essence of God; since God's understanding is His substance, as the Philosopher proves (Metaph. xii, text. 39). Hence this act could not belong to the human soul of Christ, seeing that it belongs to another nature. Therefore, if there had been no other knowledge in the soul of Christ, it would have known nothing; and thus it would have been assumed to no purpose, since everything is on account of its operation.

Reply to Objection 2. If the two lights are supposed to be in the same order, the lesser is dimmed by the greater, as the light of the sun dims the light of a candle, both being in the class of illuminants. But if we suppose two lights, one of which is in the class of illuminants and the other in the class of illuminated, the lesser light is not dimmed by the greater, but rather is strengthened, as the light of the air by the light of the sun. And in this manner the light of knowledge is not dimmed, but rather is heightened in the soul of Christ by the light of the Divine knowledge, which is "the true light which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world," as is written John 1:9.

Reply to Objection 3. On the part of what are united we hold there is a knowledge in Christ, both as to His Divine and as to His human nature; so that, by reason of the union whereby there is one hypostasis of God and man, the things of God are attributed to man, and the things of man are attributed to God, as was said above (III:3:1 and III:3:6). But on the part of the union itself we cannot admit any knowledge in Christ. For this union is in personal being, and knowledge belongs to person only by reason of a nature.

 

Mar 12, 2019
A Meditation For Ash Wednesday by Thomas Aquinas
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Mar 06, 2019
148: How to CRUSH Lent this year (Aquinas' 3 reasons to fast)
40:45

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I answer that, An act is virtuous through being directed by reason to some virtuous [honestum] [Cf. II-II:145:1] good. Now this is consistent with fasting, because fasting is practiced for a threefold purpose.

First, in order to bridle the lusts of the flesh, wherefore the Apostle says (2 Corinthians 6:5-6): "In fasting, in chastity," since fasting is the guardian of chastity. For, according to Jerome [Contra Jov. ii.] "Venus is cold when Ceres and Bacchus are not there," that is to say, lust is cooled by abstinence in meat and drink.

Secondly, we have recourse to fasting in order that the mind may arise more freely to the contemplation of heavenly things: hence it is related (Daniel 10) of Daniel that he received a revelation from God after fasting for three weeks.

Thirdly, in order to satisfy for sins: wherefore it is written (Joel 2:12): "Be converted to Me with all your heart, in fasting and in weeping and in mourning." The same is declared by Augustine in a sermon (De orat. et Jejun. [Serm. lxxii (ccxxx, de Tempore)]): "Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one's flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, kindles the true light of chastity."

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Mar 05, 2019
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Mar 04, 2019
147: Aquinas & Augustine (Best tag team ever), W/ Fr. Damian Ference
01:14:41

Today I'm joined by Fr. Damian Ference to discuss Aquinas & Augustine. How they complement each other, how Aquinas builds upon Augustine, and why you still should be reading Augustine even if you're an Aquinas geek. ... Like me.

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On the contrary, Augustine says (Gen. ad lit. vi, 12): "Man's excellence consists in the fact that God made him to His own image by giving him an intellectual soul, which raises him above the beasts of the field." Therefore things without intellect are not made to God's image.

I answer that, Not every likeness, not even what is copied from something else, is sufficient to make an image; for if the likeness be only generic, or existing by virtue of some common accident, this does not suffice for one thing to be the image of another. For instance, a worm, though from man it may originate, cannot be called man's image, merely because of the generic likeness. Nor, if anything is made white like something else, can we say that it is the image of that thing; for whiteness is an accident belonging to many species. But the nature of an image requires likeness in species; thus the image of the king exists in his son: or, at least, in some specific accident, and chiefly in the shape; thus, we speak of a man's image in copper. Whence Hilary says pointedly that "an image is of the same species."

ST I, Q. 93 A. 2.

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Feb 26, 2019
BONUS |Modern Education: Not Fit For Humans, With Steven Rummelsburg | The Matt Fradd Show Ep. 5
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Feb 22, 2019
146: The unnamed evil of our times (and how to overcome it) With Fr Chris Pietraszko
01:04:21

Today I chat with Fr. Chris Pietraszko about the sin of sloth.

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I answer that, Sloth, according to Damascene (De Fide Orth. ii, 14) is an oppressive sorrow, which, to wit, so weighs upon man's mind, that he wants to do nothing; thus acid things are also cold. Hence sloth implies a certain weariness of work, as appears from a gloss on Psalm 106:18, "Their soul abhorred all manner of meat," and from the definition of some who say that sloth is a "sluggishness of the mind which neglects to begin good."

Now this sorrow is always evil, sometimes in itself, sometimes in its effect. For sorrow is evil in itself when it is about that which is apparently evil but good in reality, even as, on the other hand, pleasure is evil if it is about that which seems to be good but is, in truth, evil. Since, then, spiritual good is a good in very truth, sorrow about spiritual good is evil in itself. And yet that sorrow also which is about a real evil, is evil in its effect, if it so oppresses man as to draw him away entirely from good deeds. Hence the Apostle (2 Corinthians 2:7) did not wish those who repented to be "swallowed up with overmuch sorrow."

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Objection 2. Further, a capital sin is one to which daughters are assigned. Now Gregory (Moral. xxxi, 45) assigns six daughters to sloth, viz. "malice, spite, faint-heartedness, despair, sluggishness in regard to the commandments, wandering of the mind after unlawful things." Now these do not seem in reality to arise from sloth. For "spite" is, seemingly the same as hatred, which arises from envy, as stated above (II-II:34:6); "malice" is a genus which contains all vices, and, in like manner, a "wandering" of the mind after unlawful things is to be found in every vice; "sluggishness" about the commandments seems to be the same as sloth, while "faint-heartedness" and "despair" may arise from any sin. Therefore sloth is not rightly accounted a capital sin.

Reply to Objection 2. Gregory fittingly assigns the daughters of sloth. For since, according to the Philosopher (Ethic. viii, 5,6) "no man can be a long time in company with what is painful and unpleasant," it follows that something arises from sorrow in two ways: first, that man shuns whatever causes sorrow; secondly, that he passes to other things that give him pleasure: thus those who find no joy in spiritual pleasures, have recourse to pleasures of the body, according to the Philosopher (Ethic. x, 6). Now in the avoidance of sorrow the order observed is that man at first flies from unpleasant objects, and secondly he even struggles against such things as cause sorrow. Now spiritual goods which are the object of the sorrow of sloth, are both end and means. Avoidance of the end is the result of "despair," while avoidance of those goods which are the means to the end, in matters of difficulty which come under the counsels, is the effect of "faint-heartedness," and in matters of common righteousness, is the effect of "sluggishness about the commandments." The struggle against spiritual goods that cause sorrow is sometimes with men who lead others to spiritual goods, and this is called "spite"; and sometimes it extends to the spiritual goods themselves, when a man goes so far as to detest them, and this is properly called "malice." On so far as a man has recourse to eternal objects of pleasure, the daughter of sloth is called "wandering after unlawful things." From this it is clear how to reply to the objections against each of the daughters: for "malice" does not denote here that which is generic to all vices, but must be understood as explained. Nor is "spite" taken as synonymous with hatred, but for a kind of indignation, as stated above: and the same applies to the others.

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Feb 19, 2019
145: 5 Lessons from the passion of Christ
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From all this then is seen the effect of the passion of Christ as a remedy for sin. But no less does it profit us as an example. St. Augustine says that the passion of Christ can bring about a complete reformation of our lives. Whoever wishes to live perfectly need do nothing other than despise what Christ despised on the cross, and desire what Christ desired. There is no virtue that did not have its example on the Cross.

So if you seek an example of charity, then, “greater love than this no one has, than to lay down his life for his friends” [Jn 15:13]. And this Christ did upon the Cross. If, therefore, He gave His life or us, we ought to endure any and all evils for Him: “What shall I render to the Lord for all the things that He has done for me?” [Ps 15:12].

If you seek an example of patience, you will find it in its highest degree upon the Cross. Great patience is exemplified in two ways: either when one suffers intensely in all patience, or when one suffers that which he could avoid if he so wished. Christ suffered greatly upon the Cross: “All you who pass by the way, look and see if there is any sorrow like My sorrow” [Lam 1:12]. And with all patience, because, “when He suffered, He did not threaten” [1 Pet 2:23]. And again: “He shall be led as a sheep to the slaughter and shall be dumb before His shearer, and shall not open His mouth” [Is 53:7]. He could have avoided this suffering, but He did not: “Do you think that I cannot ask My Father, and He will give Me presently more than twelve legions of Angels?” [Mt 26:23]. The patience of Christ upon the cross, therefore, was of the highest degree: “Let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us; looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who, having joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame” [Heb 12:1-2].

If you seek an example of humility, look upon Him who is crucified; although He was God, He chose to be judged by Pontius Pilate and to be put to death: “Your cause has been judged as that of the wicked” [Job 36:17]. Truly “that of the wicked,” because: “Let us condemn Him to a most shameful death” [Wis 2:20]. The Lord chose to die for His servant; the Life of the Angels suffered death for man: “He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross” [Phil 2:8].

If you seek an example of obedience, imitate Him who was obedient to the Father unto death: “For by the disobedience of one man, many were made sinners; so also by the obedience of one, many shall be made just” [Rom 5:19].

If you seek an example of contempt for earthly things, imitate Him who is the King of kings, the Lord of rulers, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom; but on the Cross He was stripped naked, ridiculed, spat upon, bruised, crowned with thorns, given to drink of vinegar and gall, and finally put to death. How falsely, therefore, is one attached to riches and raiment, for: “They divided My garments amongst them; and upon My robe they cast lots” [Ps 21:19]. How falsely to honors, since “I was covered with lashes and insults;” how falsely to positions of power, because “taking a crown of thorns, they placed it upon My brow;” how falsely to delicacies of the table, for “in My thirst they gave Me to drink of vinegar” [Ps 68:22]. Thus, St. Augustine, in commenting on these words, “Who, having joy set before Him, endured the Cross despising the shame” [Heb 12:2]. says: “The man Christ despised all earthly things in order to teach us to despise them.

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Feb 12, 2019
144: Are faith and reason incompatible? With Dr. Michael Gorman
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Feb 05, 2019
143: What is life? With Christopher Frey
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Today I sit down with philosopher, Dr. Frey to discuss life. A much more difficult issue than you might think.

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Whether life is properly attributed to God?

I answer that, Life is in the highest degree properly in God. In proof of which it must be considered that since a thing is said to live in so far as it operates of itself and not as moved by another, the more perfectly this power is found in anything, the more perfect is the life of that thing. In things that move and are moved, a threefold order is found. In the first place, the end moves the agent: and the principal agent is that which acts through its form, and sometimes it does so through some instrument that acts by virtue not of its own form, but of the principal agent, and does no more than execute the action. Accordingly there are things that move themselves, not in respect of any form or end naturally inherent in them, but only in respect of the executing of the movement; the form by which they act, and the end of the action being alike determined for them by their nature. Of this kind are plants, which move themselves according to their inherent nature, with regard only to executing the movements of growth and decay.

Other things have self-movement in a higher degree, that is, not only with regard to executing the movement, but even as regards to the form, the principle of movement, which form they acquire of themselves. Of this kind are animals, in which the principle of movement is not a naturally implanted form; but one received through sense. Hence the more perfect is their sense, the more perfect is their power of self-movement. Such as have only the sense of touch, as shellfish, move only with the motion of expansion and contraction; and thus their movement hardly exceeds that of plants. Whereas such as have the sensitive power in perfection, so as to recognize not only connection and touch, but also objects apart from themselves, can move themselves to a distance by progressive movement. Yet although animals of the latter kind receive through sense the form that is the principle of their movement, nevertheless they cannot of themselves propose to themselves the end of their operation, or movement; for this has been implanted in them by nature; and by natural instinct they are moved to any action through the form apprehended by sense. Hence such animals as move themselves in respect to an end they themselves propose are superior to these. This can only be done by reason and intellect; whose province it is to know the proportion between the end and the means to that end, and duly coordinate them. Hence a more perfect degree of life is that of intelligible beings; for their power of self-movement is more perfect. This is shown by the fact that in one and the same man the intellectual faculty moves the sensitive powers; and these by their command move the organs of movement. Thus in the arts we see that the art of using a ship, i.e. the art of navigation, rules the art of ship-designing; and this in its turn rules the art that is only concerned with preparing the material for the ship.

But although our intellect moves itself to some things, yet others are supplied by nature, as are first principles, which it cannot doubt; and the last end, which it cannot but will. Hence, although with respect to some things it moves itself, yet with regard to other things it must be moved by another. Wherefore that being whose act of understanding is its very nature, and which, in what it naturally possesses, is not determined by another, must have life in the most perfect degree. Such is God; and hence in Him principally is life. From this the Philosopher concludes (Metaph. xii, 51), after showing God to be intelligent, that God has life most perfect and eternal, since His intellect is most perfect and always in act.

ST I, Q. 18, A. 3

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Whether death and other bodily defects are the result of sin? 

I answer that, One thing causes another in two ways: first, by reason of itself; secondly, accidentally. By reason of itself, one thing is the cause of another, if it produces its effect by reason of the power of its nature or form, the result being that the effect is directly intended by the cause. Consequently, as death and such like defects are beside the intention of the sinner, it is evident that sin is not, of itself, the cause of these defects. Accidentally, one thing is the cause of another if it causes it by removing an obstacle: thus it is stated in Phys. viii, text. 32, that "by displacing a pillar a man moves accidentally the stone resting thereon." In this way the sin of our first parent is the cause of death and all such like defects in human nature, in so far as by the sin of our first parent original justice was taken away, whereby not only were the lower powers of the soul held together under the control of reason, without any disorder whatever, but also the whole body was held together in subjection to the soul, without any defect, as stated in the I:97:1. Wherefore, original justice being forfeited through the sin of our first parent; just as human nature was stricken in the soul by the disorder among the powers, as stated above (Article 3; I-II:82:3), so also it became subject to corruption, by reason of disorder in the body.

Now the withdrawal of original justice has the character of punishment, even as the withdrawal of grace has. Consequently, death and all consequent bodily defects are punishments of original sin. And although the defects are not intended by the sinner, nevertheless they are ordered according to the justice of God Who inflicts them as punishments.

Reply to Objection 1. Causes that produce their effects of themselves, if equal, produce equal effects: for if such causes be increased or diminished, the effect is increased or diminished. But equal causes of an obstacle being removed, do not point to equal effects. For supposing a man employs equal force in displacing two columns, it does not follow that the movements of the stones resting on them will be equal; but that one will move with greater velocity, which has the greater weight according to the property of its nature, to which it is left when the obstacle to its falling is removed. Accordingly, when original justice is removed, the nature of the human body is left to itself, so that according to diverse natural temperaments, some men's bodies are subject to more defects, some to fewer, although original sin is equal in all.

Reply to Objection 2. Both original and actual sin are removed by the same cause that removes these defects, according to the Apostle (Romans 8:11): "He . . . shall quicken . . . your mortal bodies, because of His Spirit that dwelleth in you": but each is done according to the order of Divine wisdom, at a fitting time. Because it is right that we should first of all be conformed to Christ's sufferings, before attaining to the immortality and impassibility of glory, which was begun in Him, and by Him acquired for us. Hence it behooves that our bodies should remain, for a time, subject to suffering, in order that we may merit the impassibility of glory, in conformity with Christ.

Reply to Objection 3. Two things may be considered in actual sin, the substance of the act, and the aspect of fault. As regards the substance of the act, actual sin can cause a bodily defect: thus some sicken and die through eating too much. But as regards the fault, it deprives us of grace which is given to us that we may regulate the acts of the soul, but not that we may ward off defects of the body, as original justice did. Wherefore actual sin does not cause those defects, as original sin does.

Article 6. Whether death and other defects are natural to man?
Objection 1. It would seem that death and such like defects are natural to man. For "the corruptible and the incorruptible differ generically" (Metaph. x, text. 26). But man is of the same genus as other animals which are naturally corruptible. Therefore man is naturally corruptible.

Objection 2. Further, whatever is composed of contraries is naturally corruptible, as having within itself the cause of corruption. But such is the human body. Therefore it is naturally corruptible.

Objection 3. Further, a hot thing naturally consumes moisture. Now human life is preserved by hot and moist elements. Since therefore the vital functions are fulfilled by the action of natural heat, as stated in De Anima ii, text. 50, it seems that death and such like defects are natural to man.

On the contrary, (1) God made in man whatever is natural to him. Now "God made not death" (Wisdom 1:13). Therefore death is not natural to man.

(2) Further, that which is natural cannot be called either a punishment or an evil: since what is natural to a thing is suitable to it. But death and such like defects are the punishment of original sin, as stated above (Article 5). Therefore they are not natural to man.

(3) Further, matter is proportionate to form, and everything to its end. Now man's end is everlasting happiness, as stated above (I-II:2:7; I-II:5:3-4): and the form of the human body is the rational soul, as was proved in the I:75:6. Therefore the human body is naturally incorruptible.

I answer that, We may speak of any corruptible thing in two ways; first, in respect of its universal nature, secondly, as regards its particular nature. A thing's particular nature is its own power of action and self-preservation. And in respect of this nature, every corruption and defect is contrary to nature, as stated in De Coelo ii, text. 37, since this power tends to the being and preservation of the thing to which it belongs.

On the other hand, the universal nature is an active force in some universal principle of nature, for instance in some heavenly body; or again belonging to some superior substance, in which sense God is said by some to be "the Nature Who makes nature." This force intends the good and the preservation of the universe, for which alternate generation and corruption in things are requisite: and in this respect corruption and defect in things are natural, not indeed as regards the inclination of the form which is the principle of being and perfection, but as regards the inclination of matter which is allotted proportionately to its particular form according to the discretion of the universal agent. And although every form intends perpetual being as far as it can, yet no form of a corruptible being can achieve its own perpetuity, except the rational soul; for the reason that the latter is not entirely subject to matter, as other forms are; indeed it has an immaterial operation of its own, as stated in the I:75:2. Consequently as regards his form, incorruption is more natural to man than to other corruptible things. But since that very form has a matter composed of contraries, from the inclination of that matter there results corruptibility in the whole. In this respect man is naturally corruptible as regards the nature of his matter left to itself, but not as regards the nature of his form.

The first three objections argue on the side of the matter; while the other three argue on the side of the form. Wherefore in order to solve them, we must observe that the form of man which is the rational soul, in respect of its incorruptibility is adapted to its end, which is everlasting happiness: whereas the human body, which is corruptible, considered in respect of its nature, is, in a way, adapted to its form, and, in another way, it is not. For we may note a twofold condition in any matter, one which the agent chooses, and another which is not chosen by the agent, and is a natural condition of matter. Thus, a smith in order to make a knife, chooses a matter both hard and flexible, which can be sharpened so as to be useful for cutting, and in respect of this condition iron is a matter adapted for a knife: but that iron be breakable and inclined to rust, results from the natural disposition of iron, nor does the workman choose this in the iron, indeed he would do without it if he could: wherefore this disposition of matter is not adapted to the workman's intention, nor to the purpose of his art. In like manner the human body is the matter chosen by nature in respect of its being of a mixed temperament, in order that it may be most suitable as an organ of touch and of the other sensitive and motive powers. Whereas the fact that it is corruptible is due to a condition of matter, and is not chosen by nature: indeed nature would choose an incorruptible matter if it could. But God, to Whom every nature is subject, in forming man supplied the defect of nature, and by the gift of original justice, gave the body a certain incorruptibility, as was stated in the I:97:1. It is in this sense that it is said that "God made not death," and that death is the punishment of sin.

- ST I-II, Q. 85, A. 6 

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Jan 28, 2019
142: Excommunicating Andrew Cuomo
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Whether the Church should excommunicate anyone?
Objection 1. It would seem that the Church ought not to excommunicate anyone, because excommunication is a kind of curse, and we are forbidden to curse (Romans 12:14). Therefore the Church should not excommunicate.

Objection 2. Further, the Church Militant should imitate the Church Triumphant. Now we read in the epistle of Jude (verse 9) that "when Michael the Archangel disputing with the devil contended about the body of Moses, he durst not bring against him the judgment of railing speech, but said: The Lord command thee." Therefore the Church Militant ought not to judge any man by cursing or excommunicating him.

Objection 3. Further, no man should be given into the hands of his enemies, unless there be no hope for him. Now by excommunication a man is given into the hands of Satan, as is clear from 1 Corinthians 5:5. Since then we should never give up hope about anyone in this life, the Church should not excommunicate anyone.

On the contrary, The Apostle (1 Corinthians 5:5) ordered a man to be excommunicated.

Further, it is written (Matthew 18:17) about the man who refuses to hear the Church: "Let him be to thee as the heathen or publican." But heathens are outside the Church. Therefore they also who refuse to hear the Church, should be banished from the Church by excommunication.

I answer that, The judgment of the Church should be conformed to the judgment of God. Now God punishes the sinner in many ways, in order to draw him to good, either by chastising him with stripes, or by leaving him to himself so that being deprived of those helps whereby he was kept out of evil, he may acknowledge his weakness, and humbly return to God Whom he had abandoned in his pride. In both these respects the Church by passing sentence of excommunication imitates the judgment of God. For by severing a man from the communion of the faithful that he may blush with shame, she imitates the judgment whereby God chastises man with stripes; and by depriving him of prayers and other spiritual things, she imitates the judgment of God in leaving man to himself, in order that by humility he may learn to know himself and return to God.

Reply to Objection 1. A curse may be pronounced in two ways: first, so that the intention of the one who curses is fixed on the evil which he invokes or pronounces, and cursing in this sense is altogether forbidden. Secondly, so that the evil which a man invokes in cursing is intended for the good of the one who is cursed, and thus cursing is sometimes lawful and salutary: thus a physician makes a sick man undergo pain, by cutting him, for instance, in order to deliver him from his sickness.

Reply to Objection 2. The devil cannot be brought to repentance, wherefore the pain of excommunication cannot do him any good.

Reply to Objection 3. From the very fact that a man is deprived of the prayers of the Church, he incurs a triple loss, corresponding to the three things which a man acquires through the Church's prayers. For they bring an increase of grace to those who have it, or merit grace for those who have it not; and in this respect the Master of the Sentences says (Sent. iv, D, 18): "The grace of God is taken away by excommunication." They also prove a safeguard of virtue; and in this respect he says that "protection is taken away," not that the excommunicated person is withdrawn altogether from God's providence, but that he is excluded from that protection with which He watches over the children of the Church in a more special way. Moreover, they are useful as a defense against the enemy, and in this respect he says that "the devil receives greater power of assaulting the excommunicated person, both spiritually and corporally." Hence in the early Church, when men had to be enticed to the faith by means of outward signs (thus the gift of the Holy Ghost was shown openly by a visible sign), so too excommunication was evidenced by a person being troubled in his body by the devil. Nor is it unreasonable that one, for whom there is still hope, be given over to the enemy, for he is surrendered, not unto damnation, but unto correction, since the Church has the power to rescue him from the hands of the enemy, whenever he is willing.

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Jan 26, 2019
141: Overcoming scrupulosity LIVE from SEEK!
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Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

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Jan 22, 2019
BONUS | Feminism, Postmodernism, & Gender Theory Craziness| Matt Fradd Show Ep 4.
02:35:45

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I sit down with Abigail Rine Favale for nearly 3 hours to discuss her unlikely conversion, why she no longer identifies as a feminist, and postmodernism.

So much postmodernism.

Enjoy!

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Jan 19, 2019
140: Intro to Aquinas (Yeeeey!)
48:38

Watch the next Matt Fradd Show here (click "set a reminder") this Friday at 8pm EST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=932&v=6MfsHlJ1I6E

If you've never listened to Pints With Aquinas, today's episode is a GREAT place to begin.

In today's episode I'll share with you 5 contributions Aquinas made to metaphysics. 

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Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Jan 15, 2019
139: The glories of the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary
51:11

Today we talk all about Mary, the Mother of God. Enjoy!

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THE MOTHER OF CHRIST

The error of Nestorius, who refused to acknowledge that Blessed Mary is the Mother of God, is likewise excluded. Both Creeds assert that the Son of God was born or was made flesh of the Virgin Mary. The woman of whom any person is born is called his mother, for the reason that she supplies the matter for human conception. Hence the Blessed Virgin Mary, who provided the matter for the conception of the Son of God, should be called the true mother of the Son of God. As far as the essence of motherhood is concerned, the energy whereby the matter furnished by a woman is formed, does not enter into the question. She who supplied matter to be formed by the Holy Spirit is no less a mother than a woman who supplies matter that is to be formed by the energy latent in male seed. If anyone insists on maintaining that the Blessed Virgin ought not to be called the Mother of God because flesh alone and not divinity was derived from her, as Nestorius contended, he clearly is not aware of what he is saying. A woman is not called a mother for the reason that everything that is in her child is derived from her. Man is made up of body and soul; and a man is what he is in virtue of his soul rather than in virtue of his body. But no man’s soul is derived from his mother. The soul is either created by God directly, as the true doctrine has it, or, if it were produced by transplanting, as some have fancied, it would be derived from the father rather than from the mother. For in the generation of other animals, according to the teaching of philosophers, the male gives the soul, the female gives the body.

Consequently, just as any woman is a mother from the fact that her child’s body is derived from her, so the Blessed Virgin Mary ought to be called the Mother of God if the body of God is derived from her. But we have to hold that it is the body of God, if it is taken up into the unity of the person of God’s Son, who is true God. Therefore all who admit that human nature was assumed by the Son of God into the unity of His person, must admit that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God. But Nestorius, who denied that the person of God and of the man Jesus Christ was one, was forced by logical necessity to deny that the Virgin Mary was the Mother of God.

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Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

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Jan 08, 2019
BONUS | Lizzie Reezay's public conversion
50:58

Many of you have asked me to interview Lizzie Reezay—who has well over 200,000 subscribers on Youtube! Well, I heard you, and did just that. We talk about what it was like converting from Protestantism to Catholicism in such a public way.

Learn more about Lizzie here.

See her Youtube channel here.

GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show.

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

SOCIAL

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Jan 04, 2019
BONUS | Awesome Stuff Happening, Peeps!
17:23

In this bonus episode I discuss a whole bunch of awesome things.

Liiiiike:

The SEEK conference, Shazam!

Our upcoming pilgrimage to Rome, Boom!

Summa 365, Bam!

The Matt Fradd Show, Kapow!

GIVING

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SOCIAL

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx

CONTACT

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Dec 21, 2018
137: Becoming God (Deification/Theosis), with Fr. James Brent O.P.
58:40

Today I chat with Fr. James Brent O.P. about that very interesting line in the Catechism of the Catholic Church from St. Athanasius, "For the Son of God became man so that we might become God" (CCC 460).

Enjoy!

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Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Dec 18, 2018
3 hr Interview W/ Christopher West TONIGHT!
01:04

My 3 hour interview with Christopher West premieres tonight at 845 EST ... Click here to join the wait list!

Cool? See you there! --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94jYCGGr7JU

GIVING

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This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously!

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LINKS

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FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/

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Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9

Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4

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Dec 17, 2018
136: God, the Big Bang, and the Multiverse, with Dr. Stephen Barr
01:01:25