The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard
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Join internationally-known Catholic author and speaker Matthew Leonard for joyful, passionate (and often humorous) explanations of the deep truths of the faith, as well as interesting interviews with Catholic luminaries. This is the art of living. This is the Art of Catholic. MatthewSLeonard.com.
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066: Crushing Modernism & Regaining a Catholic Worldview
Ever wonder how we got into the mess we’re in?
Why is the modern world so opposed to the Christian faith?
What went wrong and how do we get back on track?
These are pretty tough questions, which is fine because I’ve got a pretty smart guest.
Today on the Art of Catholic I brought in Dr. Andrew Jones. He’s got a PhD in Medieval History and is an expert on the Church in the High Middle Ages. He’s also the Executive Director at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
Some of you will remember him from Episode 51 when he spoke about the Crusades.
But as big a topic as that was, this is even bigger.
Dr. Jones is going to use his deep knowledge of Catholic history to drop a bomb on the modern world. Namely, he’ll expose some of the underlying reasons things are the way they are (a fat mess), and give some direction as to the solution.
He spells it all out in his new, fat book titled “Before Church & State” that took 10 years to write. (Yes, 10 years.)
Here’s the thing I love about Andrew. He’s a contrarian. Not just because he likes to argue, but because he loves the truth. Andrew lives to totally destroy the anti-Catholic paradigms and false narratives with which we were all taught to believe…stuff we didn’t realize was anti-Catholic!
Among other things, we’ll discuss:
* Why the modern categories of Church and State are totally anti-Catholic
* The lie of “public” and “private” in the realm of faith
* How the modern world has re-defined religion and boxed us in
* Why modernism wants everyone to be the same (even while preaching “individualism”)
* Why the term “religion” is code for “things that don’t really matter” to the modern world
* How 13th century France points to a better structu