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Pints With Aquinas

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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 sto… read more

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How to be Holy w/ Dr. Scott Hahn

November 23rd, 2022


Dr. Hahn spills the beans on Holiness, and how only God is truly holy, but through Him, by grace, we can also share in His holiness.

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Cameron Bertuzzi CONVERTS to Catholicism (Here's how it happened)

November 18th, 2022


Cameron Bertuzzi discusses how and why he converted to Catholicism with Matt Fradd overlooking the Vatican. ... Please support Cameron Bertuzzi here:

Discerning the Priesthood? Watch This! w/ Edem Kabasa

November 14th, 2022


Edem is a student at Franciscan University, discerning entering the priesthood.



5 Big Things! + Q&A

November 8th, 2022


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Philosophy, Philosophy, Philosophy w/ Dr Alex Plato

November 3rd, 2022


Matt chats with Dr. Alex Plato (professor of philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville) about philosophy, and philosophy, and philosophy.

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Radical Traditionalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Pope Bashing w/ Michael Lofton (Reason & Theology ​)

October 28th, 2022


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Deleting Twitter LIVE! (An argument against Twitter + Deleting my account)

October 21st, 2022


I'll be giving an argument for quitting Twitter, then deleting my account live. Who's with me?

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Marriage, Todays Culture, and Catholic Living w/ Jackie Francois Angel

October 19th, 2022


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Come to France with us! (May 31 – June 9, 2023)

October 11th, 2022


Pints With Aquinas Seine River Cruise in France (with an Optional Extension to Lourdes)
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The Society-Shaking Power of Christian Friendship w/ Mike Aquilina

October 11th, 2022


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Social Media, Converting to Catholicism & Being Married to Candace Owens w/ George Farmer

October 4th, 2022





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Mother Natalia & Mother Gabriella

September 14th, 2022


Matt chats with Mr. Natalia and Mr Gabriella from Christ the Bridegroom Monastery. Learn more:
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Forcing Matt to Watch Everything He Missed in August (+ a BIG Announcement)

September 5th, 2022


Matt takes the month of August off; in this stream we're going to catch him up on everything from Corn Kid to Shia LaBeouf's apparent conversion.

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Movies, Cheese, and Love for Our Lord w/ Fr. John Parks

August 19th, 2022


In this great episode Matt talks with diocesan priest and public speaker Fr. John Parks about "a Quiet Place," Chesterton on Cheese, methods of prayer, booba (not boba) and kiki, picking interview guests, Tom Bombadil, …

LOTR, Family Life, and Ring-Tailed Lemurs w/ Bill Donaghy

August 12th, 2022


Matt chats with The Theology of the Body Institute's Bill Donaghy about their Catholic faith, the meaning of life, and their shared love of Tolkien.

Is it generally immoral to invest in 401k's for retirement? w/ Jacob Imam Vs Trent Horn

July 26th, 2022


Jacob Imam debates Trent Horn on whether it is generally immoral to invest in 401k's for retirement.

Affirmative: Jacob Imam
Negative: Trent Horn

I Stopped Listening to Music.

July 11th, 2022


Fr. Pine shares why he doesn't listen to secular music and avoids watching movies or shows for entertainment, and why he thinks other Christians …

Healing and Constructive Conversation about Roe V. Wade w/ Dr. Gerry Crete

June 27th, 2022


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I'll talk with psychotherapist Dr. Gerry Crete about how we can heal after 50 years of the abortion …

A Chat with Bishop Scott McCaig

June 16th, 2022


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How to Build a Memory Palace! w/ Dr. Kevin Vost

June 14th, 2022


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Dr. Kevin Vost is a psychologist, and Aquinas, Stoics, and memory …

Transgenderism is the Fruit of Sexual Revolution w/ Dr. Jennifer Morse

June 10th, 2022

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The Problem with Critical Race Theory w/ Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

May 27th, 2022


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Suffering, The Bible Timeline, and The Meaning of Life w/ Jeff Cavins

May 17th, 2022

I got to chat with Jeff Cavins of "Bible in a Year with Fr Mike Schmitz,' "Life on the Rock," "The Great Adventure Bible Timeline," and "The Jeff Cavins Show"

In addition to being one of the greats, Jeff is a great …

Ab0rtion is Healthcare ... and other INSANE ideas w/ Steven Rummelsburg

May 7th, 2022


Me and Steve will discuss Roe vs Wade, the insanity of being for child slaughter and how we got here.

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Navigating the Crises Facing the Catholic Church and Society w/ Fr. Gerald Murray & Diane Montagna

May 2nd, 2022


Unless you've been living under a rock, you're bound to be aware of various crisis the Church is facing today. How can the laity navigate these crises? In today's episode, I interview Fr. Gerald Murray and Diane …

DEBATE: The Marian Dogmas Contradict Scripture, Trent Horn Vs. Steve Christie

April 23rd, 2022


Trent will debate Steve about whether or not dogmas about the Blessed Virgin Mary contradict the Bible.

15 minute openings, 7 and 4 minute rebuttals, 10 minute cross examination, 30 minute audience Q+A, 5 minute closing …

Conversion to Catholicism, the Papacy, and Cameron Bertuzzi's Journey (w/ Dr Scott Hahn)

April 12th, 2022


A chat about Catholicism, Protestantism, and conversion with Cameron Bertuzzi & Dr. Scott Hahn.

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Why I Started a LOFI Channel 🎧😊

April 1st, 2022


I'll share with you why I started a Catholic lofi channel. We'll also look at what St Thomas Aquinas says are 4 characteristics of joy.

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Did Jesus Christ Bodily Resurrect from the Dead? Dr Robert M. Price VS William Albrecht

March 31st, 2022


Dr. Robert Price and William Albrecht debate the resolution, Did Jesus Christ bodily resurrect from the dead.

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God is Beauty w/ Christopher West

March 24th, 2022


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Raising Kids in Sodom w/ John Henry Spann

March 2nd, 2022

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Young Earth Creationism: Gideon Lazar VS Jimmy Akin

February 28th, 2022


Gideon Lazar and Jimmy Akin will debate the resolution "the earth was created a few thousand years ago". Format for debate below.

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Catholic Morality Explained w/ Dr. Matthew Minerd

February 27th, 2022


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Rejecting Secular Dogma w/ (Best Selling LGBTQ Author) Matt Walsh

January 28th, 2022


I chat with Matt Walsh (from the Daily Wire) about wokeism, leftism, his interview with Dr. Phil, Twitter banning him, his thoughts on the Pope's crackdown on the Latin Mass, and when he'll convert Ben Shapiro.

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Our Lady of Fatima Made Me Catholic w/ Gideon Lazar

January 19th, 2022


Matt chats with Gideon Lazar about his conversion from secular Judaism to Eastern Orthodoxy to Catholicism. They also talk about the apparitions of …

Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy w/ Derek Cummins

January 15th, 2022


I chat with Derek Cummins about his decision between Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. Timestamps below.


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From Antifa to Catholicism w/ Daniel James

January 11th, 2022


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10,000 Objections to Catholicism ANSWERED w/ Jimmy Akin

January 6th, 2022


Today we discussed a BUNCH of objections to Catholicism ... I'll add a link or two under each topic if you want to do more research. Make sure you …

The BEST of Pints With Aquinas in 2021

December 31st, 2021


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Real Love for the Poor w/ Bob Lesnefsky

December 21st, 2021


Local legend Bob Lesnefsky and I chat about tattoos, the hidden good and other side of Catholic celebrity, and learning to truly love and be with the …

An Intro to Philosophy w/ Dr. Alex Plato

December 18th, 2021


Matt sits down with Jacob Imam and Dr. Alex Plato to discuss philosophy. Think of this as an introduction to the introduction to philosophy. You're welcome.

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Catholic and Protestant DEBATE The Eucharist w/ Dr. Brett Salkeld & Dr. Steven Nemes

December 11th, 2021


A Catholic and Protestant debate the eucharist.

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Catholic Teaching on Alcohol w/ Jacob Imam & Rob Praetzel

December 9th, 2021


Sitting down with my good friends Jacob Imam and Rob Praetzel, and as many different whiskeys as we can get our hands on to taste test and discuss …

Is Yoga Evil? w/ (Former Yogi) Alex Frank

December 7th, 2021


Alex and I sit down and discuss his search for truth, discovering Yoga, uncovering the evil behind Yogic teaching.

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Atheism, Boobs, and Swearing w/ Jonathan Pageau

December 6th, 2021


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Inspiring Stories from The Church in Haiti 🇭🇹 w/ Fr. Louis Merosne

November 22nd, 2021


Fr. Louis is a Catholic Priest from Haiti, we got the chance to sit down and talk about life in Haiti, the history of the Haitian people, exorcising …

Technology, Politics, and Radical Christian Living w/ Marc Barnes

November 19th, 2021


Me and Marc rant about technology. On Youtube. On the Internet. You're welcome.

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A Church in Crisis w/ Dr. Ralph Martin!

November 14th, 2021


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How to Become Catholic! w/ Benjamin Handelman

November 13th, 2021


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Matt and his Wifey/Wife

November 6th, 2021


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From Cocaine to Christ W/ John Edwards

October 30th, 2021


John Edwards shares his powerful life story of finding mercy and God's forgiveness.

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3 Months w/ NO Smart Phone! (How It's Been)

October 22nd, 2021


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Aquinas' MANY Arguments For God's Existence w/ Dr. Joseph Trabbic

October 15th, 2021


Here are the PDFs that Dr. Trabbic and I discussed today: Dr Joseph Trabbic earned his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University in New York in 2008. He is currently associate …

From Baptist Leftist to Conservative Catholic w/ Suan Sonna

October 12th, 2021


In this episode of “Pints with Aquinas,” writer Suan Sonna drops by the studio to chat about his Baptist upbringing, his initial embrace of leftist …

Fatherhood, Devotion to Mary, and Catholic Pet Peeves w/ Sam Guzman

October 5th, 2021


From holding hands during the “Our Father” to lovey-dovey couples at Mass, there’s plenty of stuff to grind a Catholic’s gears. In this episode, …

DEBATE: Is it WRONG to pray to the Saints in Heaven?

September 28th, 2021


In this episode, Cameron Bertuzzi joins me for another debate - this time about praying to the saints.

We discuss:
 - Catholic versus Protestant …

Protestant Pastor Quits to Become Catholic w/ Shane Page

September 21st, 2021


Pull up a barstool with me and Shane Page, a former United Methodist pastor, as he tells us the story of his conversion to Catholicism! You don’t …

DEBATE: Is it WRONG to pray to the Saints in Heaven? Matt Fradd Vs Cameron Bertuzzi

September 20th, 2021


I debate with Protestant, Cameron Bertuzzi, whether or not praying to the saints in heaven is Biblical. We're now on TikTok ... so if you're an idiot …

Why Does God Love Mary So Much? + Q&A w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

September 17th, 2021


Fr. Pine is back with another Q&A, this week focusing on the surprisingly deep question: "Why does God love Mary so much?"

Protestant Pastor Quits to Become Catholic w/ Shane Page

September 15th, 2021


I chat with former Protestant pastor Shane Page about what it was like resigning from his church and becoming Catholic

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Here's what happened without the Internet for 30 days!

September 14th, 2021


I’m back in the studio after an ENTIRE MONTH away from the internet, and I have loads to tell you. Tune in as I share some insights I picked up while I was off the grid, as well as answer your questions about:

 - How …

What to Make of Death + Q&A w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

September 10th, 2021


Fr. Pine answers questions on all things death: what to expect in death, how to understand death as Christians, how death is both natural and unnatural, and more!

Non-Catholics Can Pray the Rosary, Too!

September 10th, 2021


Have you or a Non-Catholic Friend wanted to learn more about the rosary? Can Protestants pray the rosary? Of Course! Matt explains the basics of the …

Eastern Catholicism w/ Sr. Natalia

September 8th, 2021


Sr. Natalia and Matt chat about Eastern Catholicism, Favorite Books, Monastic Life, Pride, Being a Bride of Christ, Eastern Wisdom, and Much More!


Brazilian Jiu-Jietsu & The Spiritual Life w/ Andrew Swafford

September 7th, 2021


In this episode, I chat with Andrew Swafford about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its relation to the spiritual life. We discuss:

- The particular …

Why Pray the Rosary? + Q&A w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

September 2nd, 2021


Fr. Pine explains why we pray the rosary and answers questions on relativity, vanity and fitness, theological details of the resurrection, and more!

Aquinas, Philosophy, and Stuff w/ Fr. Gregory Pine

August 31st, 2021


In this episode, I welcome back Fr. Gregory Pine. Rather than focus on a single topic, we just kick back and talk about all sorts of things, such as:

 - St. Thomas Aquinas’ tips for memory retention.
 - What priests …

Apologetics Ninja w/ Trent Horn

August 24th, 2021


In this episode, Trent Horn joins me once again around the bar table to talk about... well... all kinds of things! As a man on the front lines of …

Tolkien, Philosophy, and Jokes w/ Dr Peter Kreeft

August 17th, 2021


In this episode, I talk with Dr. Peter Kreeft, a Catholic author and philosopher. We talk about God, philosophy, and even some puns!

We discuss:
- …

How to Quit the Internet w/ Dave Rubin

August 10th, 2021


In this episode, Dave Rubin and I have a chat before we go off the grid for the month of August. As two people whose careers are intertwined with the internet and social media, we’ve found that a month disconnected …

Does the Kalam Argument Work? w/ Dr. William Lane Craig & Jimmy Akin

August 3rd, 2021


In this episode, I talk with Dr. William Lane Craig and Jimmy Akin, two Christian apologists, about the philosophical version of the Kalam argument.

Women Struggle With Pornography Too w/ Rachael Killackey

July 27th, 2021


As much as we hear about pornography in today’s world, there’s something we don’t hear about all that much: how women struggle with it.

This week on “Pints with Aquinas,” I welcome Rachael Killackey, who shares her …

Why we LOVE the Latin Mass w/ Jacob Imam

July 22nd, 2021


Jacob Imam and I are not what is described as "trads" and neither of us attends the Latin Mass on a regular basis, but we LOVE the reverence and …

The State of the Church w/ Bishop Joseph Strickland

July 20th, 2021


In this episode, I talk with his Excellency, Bishop Joseph Strickland, the Catholic bishop of Tyler, Texas about the Catholic Church’s current …

Breaking Free From Pornography w/ Fr. Sean Kilcawley

July 13th, 2021


In this episode, I talk with Fr. Sean Kilcawley, a Catholic priest, about the Catholic stance on pornography, what we can do about it, and how we …

The Healing Christ Wants For You w/ Sr. Miriam James Heidland

July 6th, 2021


In this episode, I talk with Sr. Miriam James Heidland, a Catholic sister and public speaker, about wounds, healing, and Christ’s will for our …

Wokeness and Catholicism w/ Seamus Coughlin

June 29th, 2021


In this episode of Pints w/ Aquinas, I talk with Seamus Caoughlin, a political cartoon animator, about the Catholic Church and cultural “wokeness”, …

DEBATE: Did Christ Establish an Infallible Magisterium? Suan Sonna and Dr Steven Nemes

June 23rd, 2021


Suan Sonna debates Protestant, Dr Steven Nemes on whether Christ established an infallible magisterium.

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Abortion Q&A w/ Lila Rose

June 22nd, 2021


This week’s episode of “Pints with Aquinas” is about abortion. I talk with Lila Rose, a pro-life author, about the Catholic stance on abortion, …

The State of Catholicism in Ireland w/ Mattie Harte

June 15th, 2021


This week’s episode of “Pints with Aquinas” is all about Ireland and Catholicism!

I talk with Mattie Harte, a husband to one and father of three, …

BONUS: Catholics should NOT support Pride Month

June 11th, 2021


I felt it was important to record this video. This is airing in the middle of Pride Month, and Catholics need to have the courage to stand up for …

Prayer and Intimacy with Jesus w/ Fr. Boniface Hicks

June 8th, 2021


This week’s episode of “Pints with Aquinas” is all about prayer!

I talk with Fr. Boniface Hicks, a Catholic priest and Benedictine Monk of the …

The Biblical Basis for the Priesthood w/ Dr. John Bergsma

June 1st, 2021


Did you know Jesus was a priest? How about Adam? If that’s a surprise to you, then pull up a barstool with Scripture scholar Dr. John Bergsma and …

Interview with Exorcist Fr. Vincent Lampert

May 25th, 2021


This week’s episode of “Pints with Aquinas” is all about demons. I talk with Fr. Vincent Lampert about what it is like being an exorcist and how he became one.

We also discuss:

 - The difference between demonic …

How to Discern God's Will (and Your Vocation) w/ Fr. Vincent Yeager

May 18th, 2021


In this episode, I chat with Fr. Vincent Yeager, a Franciscan priest, and vocations director, about how to find your vocation. We share tips and examples from our own journeys — his as a priest and mine as a married …

BONUS: The Beauty of Tradition w/ Cardinal Burke

May 13th, 2021


In this bonus episode, I’m honored to welcome His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke to the show!

The cardinal shares his thoughts on the beauty of the liturgy, the importance of tradition in the Church today, and other …

Overcoming Toxic Productivity (and the Virtue of Play)

May 11th, 2021


Pull up a barstool with me and relax. I mean it! We need to relax.

This week’s episode of “Pints with Aquinas” is all about overwork, why technology …

Sex, God, Beauty, and TOB w/ Christopher West

May 4th, 2021


In this episode, Christopher West of the Theology of the Body Institute comes on the show to chat about Pope St. John Paul II's "Theology of the …

Why The Papacy Is Biblical w/ Suan Sonna

April 27th, 2021


What can the Bible tell us about the papacy? A lot, actually.

That’s what I talk about today with my guest Suan Sonna, a philosophy student at Kansas …

Trent Horn Vs Matt Dillahunty: Is belief in the Resurrection reasonable?

April 20th, 2021


Trent Horn will debate Matt Dillahunty on whether It is reasonable to believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Then we'll be taking questions from patrons and super chatters.

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Restoring Sacred Chant in the Liturgy w/ Dominican Brs. Stefan and Alexandre

April 13th, 2021


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

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1-Hour Q&A w/ Fr. Thomas Joseph White , O.P.

April 6th, 2021


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 …

Cosmological Argument for God's Existence w/ Michael Jones of "Inspiring Philosophy"

March 30th, 2021


In this episode, I talk with Michael Jones who runs the YouTube channel “Inspiring Philosophy” about the Leibnizian Contingency Argument for God’s …

From Atheism to Catholicism w/ Pat Flynn

March 23rd, 2021


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


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The Conversion of Dr. Scott Hahn

March 16th, 2021


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

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BONUS: Is Lying Always Wrong? Fr Gregory Pine Vs. Dr. Janet Smith

March 10th, 2021


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


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How a Bible Study Turned These 3 Protestants Catholic!

March 9th, 2021


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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Orthodox VS Catholic Debate on the Papacy w/ Fr. Patrick Vs Erick Ybarra

March 2nd, 2021


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 …

Aquinas on Why Philosophy Isn't Enough (We Need Scripture)

February 23rd, 2021


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.





Lent: Do or do not, there is no try!

February 17th, 2021


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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7 Reasons to LOVE St. Thomas Aquinas

February 16th, 2021


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.

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Why More Young Catholics are Identifying as "Traditional" w/ Brian Holdsworth

February 9th, 2021


Why are younger Catholics (and not-so-young-Catholics, like me!) identifying more and more with "traditional" Catholicism? I interview my good friend …

Pornography vs. Iconography w/ Jonathan Pageau

February 2nd, 2021


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 …

The Four Last Things (Death, Judgement, Heaven & Hell) - Legatus Summit Talk

January 26th, 2021


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:

From Atheist to Catholic Priest w/ Fr. Mark Goring

January 26th, 2021


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



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241: Why Catholics Can’t Reject Vatican II w/ Timothy Gordon

January 19th, 2021


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


240: Vatican on Covid Vaccines w/ Jimmy Akin

January 12th, 2021


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 …

239: Why Civilization is DOOMED Without True Religion w/ Dr. Scott Hahn

January 5th, 2021


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:

HUGE NEWS on the Future of Pints With Aquinas w/ Cameron Fradd

January 4th, 2021


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.

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Scientific EVIDENCE for Eucharistic Miracles? w/ Fr. Terry Donahue

December 29th, 2020


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

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237: Aquinas on Why There Can't be Many Gods

December 22nd, 2020


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 …

236. Playing Jesus w/ Jonathan Roumie

December 15th, 2020


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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BONUS: FR. Mark Goring on Proclaiming Jesus, Discerning Priesthood, and the Viganò Affair

December 12th, 2020


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

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235: Thomas Aquinas on the 8 Daughters of LUST

December 8th, 2020


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 …

234: Should We Become Eastern Orthodox? W/ Erick Ybarra

December 1st, 2020


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:

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233: Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?

November 24th, 2020


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.


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232: Will Many be Saved?

November 17th, 2020


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.

BONUS: Do Protestants Have the Correct Old Testament Canon?

November 16th, 2020


In this bonus episode, Catholic apologist Trent Horn and Protestant apologist Steve Christie (author of Why Protestant Bibles Are Smaller) debate …

BONUS: Lila Rose on her Conversion to Catholicism

November 10th, 2020


I chat with Lila Rose about her conversion to Catholicism.

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231: Aquinas on Alcohol

November 10th, 2020


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 …

230: From Islam to Catholicism w/ Ex-Muslim Jacob Imam

November 3rd, 2020


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 …

229: What Does a Bad Pope Mean for the Church? W/ Joe Heschmeyer

October 27th, 2020


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.

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BONUS: Abortion Debate - Stephanie Gray Connors Vs Abortionist, Dr. Malcom Potts

October 21st, 2020


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


Largest Catholic …

228: What's the Deal With the 7 Sacraments?

October 20th, 2020


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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BONUS: Catholic Objections to Voting for Trump w/ Michael Knowles

October 15th, 2020


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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227. 10-Minute Topics w/ Fr. Gregory Pine

October 13th, 2020


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 …

226: The Sword of the Spirit

October 6th, 2020


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:

225: What is the Armor of God?

September 29th, 2020


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 …

224: Ghosts, Demon Babies & Werewolves w/ Jimmy Akin

September 22nd, 2020


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 …

223: Aquinas, Pornography & Remedies for Sorrow

September 15th, 2020


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 …

222: Understanding Augustine w/ Chad Engelland

September 8th, 2020


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. …

BONUS: A Month Off The Internet

September 4th, 2020


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


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DEBATE: Does God Exist? w/ Fr. Gregory Pine vs. Ben Watkins

September 2nd, 2020


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. …

"Has No One Condemned You?" | Bible Study w/ Aquinas

August 27th, 2020


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).

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220: 7 Ways To Argue Better w/ Fr. Gregory Pine

August 25th, 2020


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 …

"Jesus Wrote with His Finger on the Ground" | Bible Study w/ Aquinas

August 20th, 2020


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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219: Free Speech & "Cancel Culture" w/ Dave Rubin

August 18th, 2020


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




The Woman Caught in Adultery | Bible Study w/ Aquinas

August 13th, 2020


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

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218: What does the Bible say about priests? w/ Dr. Andrew Swafford

August 11th, 2020


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 …

Your Father Who is in Secret | Bible Study W/ Aquinas

August 6th, 2020


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 …

217: Why People Become Atheists w/ Fr. James Brent, OP

August 4th, 2020


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 …

DEBATE: God's Existence - Trent Horn Vs. Alex O'Connor

August 1st, 2020


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


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Don't Pray Like the Hypocrites | Bible Study W/ Aquinas

July 30th, 2020


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 …

216: What to Do if You Have Doubts About God? w/ Alisa Childers

July 28th, 2020


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 …

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled | Bible Study W/ Aquinas

July 23rd, 2020


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 …

215: Why Sola Scriptura is FALSE w/ Patrick Madrid

July 21st, 2020


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 …

I Am Not Yet Ascended to My Father | Bible Study w/ Aquinas

July 16th, 2020


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 …

214: Muhammad Was a FALSE Prophet w/ David Wood

July 14th, 2020


In this new episode of Pints with Aquinas, I interview David Wood (popular YouTuber, Evangelical Christian, ex-convict, ex-West Virginia trailer park …

Do Not Commit Adultery | Bible Study W/ Aquinas

July 9th, 2020


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 …

213: 4 Things Catholics Believe About Mary w/ Tim Staples

July 7th, 2020


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

What Early Christians Believed About The Eucharist

July 3rd, 2020


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What the Scripture says about the Eucharist:

He Must Increase, I Must Decrease | Bible Study With Aquinas

July 2nd, 2020


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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212: Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger w/ Gary Michuta

June 30th, 2020


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 …

BONUS: 3 Huge Announcements

June 29th, 2020


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

You can help make it all happen:

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The Light Shines in the Darkness | Bible Study W/ Aquinas

June 25th, 2020


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



211: Socialism, Black Lives Matter, and Systemic Racism w/ Trent Horn

June 23rd, 2020


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 …

Spirit and Life | Bible Study W/ Aquinas

June 18th, 2020


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 …

210: An EPIC Debate on Sola Scriptura w/ Patrick Madrid & James White

June 16th, 2020


I'm doing something different today.

I want to share with you a debate between Catholic apologist Patrick Madrid and Protestant apologist James White …

All Things Were Made Through Him | Bible Study w/ Aquinas

June 11th, 2020


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



This show (and all the plans …

209: What is God Like? (WARNING: Heavy Philosophy) W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

June 9th, 2020


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 …

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure | Bible Study w/ Aquinas

June 4th, 2020


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.



This …

208: Why Sr. Natalia Became a Nun

June 2nd, 2020


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 …

BONUS: "I have overcome the world!" | A Bible Study w/ Aquinas

May 29th, 2020


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.



This show (and all the plans we have in …

207: The Shocking Truth About the Papacy w/ Steve Ray

May 26th, 2020


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 …

206: How to be the Spiritual Leader of your family w/ Dr. Scott Hahn

May 19th, 2020


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

Get Dr. Hahn's new book, …

205: God and Atheism

May 12th, 2020


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 …

204: Faith and Reason w/ Jimmy Akin

May 5th, 2020


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 …

203: Anxiety, Trauma and Addiction

April 30th, 2020


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!

In the …

BONUS: Why You Should Consider Homeschooling After Lockdown w/ Steven Rummelsburg

April 25th, 2020


In this special bonus episode of Pints with Aquinas, I talk with Steven Rummelsburg about the benefits of homeschooling and why you should seriously …

202: 5 Reasons Christ Rose From the Dead (+ 3 HUGE Announcements)

April 21st, 2020


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 …

201: Is the Resurrection Fact or Fable w/ Dr. Mike Licona

April 14th, 2020


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 …

200: How to Love and Study the Bible w/ Dr. Andrew Swafford

April 7th, 2020


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 …

BONUS: The Sacraments in Quarantine w/ Dr. Janet Smith

April 3rd, 2020


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

We are facing …

199: How to Live an Ordered Life in Quarantine

March 31st, 2020


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 …

198: Matt Walsh on Trump, The Democrats, and Transgenderism & MORE!

March 24th, 2020


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 …

197: Why The 7 Sacraments? W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

March 17th, 2020


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 …

The Infestation (a short story)

March 15th, 2020


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 …

196: Protestantism, Contingency, and D&D W/ Cameron Bertuzzi

March 10th, 2020


I sit down with Protestant apologist, Cameron Bertuzzi to discuss the contingency argument, properly basic beliefs (and how Aquinas and Calvin hint …

195: Marian Devotion W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

March 3rd, 2020


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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194: Byzantine Catholics, Eastern Orthodoxy, and The Schism! W/ Fr. Michael O'Loughlin

February 25th, 2020


I talk with Byzantine priest and co-host of Catholic Stuff You Should Know, Fr. Michael O'Loughlin about the Eastern Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, …

A Meditation for Lent by St. Thomas Aquinas

February 24th, 2020


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193: How YOU Can Prepare for Lent W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

February 18th, 2020


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


Aquinas' 3 Reasons We Fast

Fasting is practiced for a …

192: Thomism, indulgences, and the Mother of God, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

February 11th, 2020


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.


191: Explaining the Trinity ... Without Being a Heretic

February 4th, 2020


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 …

190: Debating Atheists, Priestly Celibacy, and More W/ Dr. William Lane Craig

January 28th, 2020


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

1: 10 book giveaway going on at

2. Post your best PWA pic on Twitter using #PintsWithAquinas


I …

189: 19 Metaphysical terms you should know! W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

January 21st, 2020


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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188: Apologetics Extravaganza W/ Trent Horn

January 14th, 2020


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


January 11th, 2020


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187: How to be gentle with yourself W/ St. Francis De Sales

January 7th, 2020


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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186: Happy New Year!!! W/ Cameron Fradd

December 31st, 2019


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!

185: A Fireside Chat With Fr. Gregory Pine

December 23rd, 2019


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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184: The Art of Accompaniment, with Fr. Chris Pietraszko

December 17th, 2019


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



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183: Jesus Christ: Lord, Liar, Lunatic, or Legend? (Apostles Creed #3)

December 10th, 2019


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 …

182: Dare We Hope That All Men Be saved? W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

December 3rd, 2019


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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181: The Morality of Meat Eating W/ Fr. Chris Pietraszko

November 26th, 2019


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

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180: The Jesus Prayer

November 19th, 2019


Today I talk all about the Jesus Prayer.

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BONUS | Jason Evert | The Matt Fradd Show

November 18th, 2019


I recently had the opportunity to catch up with my long time friend, Jason Evert. We talk Chastity, Dating, Pornography, Birth Control, the AIDs …

179: 3 Arguments Against Polytheism (Apostles Creed #2)

November 12th, 2019


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 …

178: Would Aquinas smoke pot? W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

November 5th, 2019


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


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BONUS: Me and the Mrs Answer YOUR Questions

November 4th, 2019


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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177: What is faith? (Apostles Creed #1)

October 29th, 2019


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' …

BONUS: Are we bound to correct Pope Francis?

October 25th, 2019


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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176: Divine Simplicity & William Lane Craig W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

October 22nd, 2019


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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175: Aquinas on the Transfiguration

October 15th, 2019


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:


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174: 7 Misunderstandings About Thomas Aquinas W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

October 8th, 2019


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


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173: What is prayer? (& How to do it)

October 1st, 2019


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 …

172: The marital debt, W/ Emily Sullivan

September 24th, 2019


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.

170: Why Love is the cause of Hate, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

September 10th, 2019


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 …

169: Aquinas on the Passions, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

September 3rd, 2019


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

I've posted a document which will help you better understand what we go into today at So be …

168: Backbiting, Slander, and Calumny

August 27th, 2019


Today we're going to talk with Aquinas about backbiting, slander, and calumny.


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 …

167: Will pleasure make me happy? W/ Fr. Ryan Mann (part 3)

August 20th, 2019


This is the first part in a three part series on happiness. Buckle up! We take you into the writings of Aquinas and show how his advice can help you today.


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The Assumption of Mary

August 15th, 2019


Click here to listen to Munificentissimus Deus, by Pope Pius XII (PATRONS ONLY)


Happy feast of the assumption of Mary, y’all!

Today I talk a little about the assumption of Mary. I respond to what Protestant …

166: Will money make me happy? W/ Fr. Ryan Mann (part 2)

August 13th, 2019


This is the first part in a three part series on happiness. Buckle up! We take you into the writings of Aquinas and show how his advice can help you today.


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165: Aquinas on happiness W/ Fr. Ryan Mann (part 1)

August 6th, 2019


This is the first part in a three part series on happiness. Buckle up! We take you into the writings of Aquinas and show how his advice can help you today.

Please consider supporting me on Patreon, here.

Some of …

164: Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? W/ Dr. Francis Beckwith

July 30th, 2019


Sup gang, please consider becoming a patron here to support all of this work I'm doing at PWA at The Matt Fradd Show.

Wow! What a fascinating discussion. I sat down with Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy at …

BONUS | Peter Kreeft interview | The Matt Fradd Show

July 24th, 2019


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 …

163: 5 (MORE) Reasons For The Incarnation W/ Fr. Gregory Pine (Part 2)

July 23rd, 2019


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 …

162: 5 Reasons For The Incarnation, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine (Part 1)

July 16th, 2019


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


Here's what we read today:


On the contrary, What frees the human race from perdition is necessary for the salvation of …

161: What to do about the scandal in the Church, with Sr. Mary Madeline Todd

July 9th, 2019


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


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165: 10 BAD arguments for atheism

July 2nd, 2019


Today I discuss 10 bad arguments for atheism! Enjoy!

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164: How to study like Aquinas, with Kevin Vost

June 25th, 2019


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

We also listen to a brand new awesome song by the one and only Emma Fradd.

Get Kevin's new book How To Think Like Aquinas

Become a …

BONUS |Making the Pro-Life Case W/ Stephanie Gray | The Matt Fradd Show Ep. 9

June 20th, 2019


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.

Thanks to …

163: How was Aquinas educated? How should our kids be? W/ Steven Rummelsburg

June 18th, 2019


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

- How Aquinas was educated.

- The problem of public (and many Catholic) schools …

162: Aquinas on sexual desire W/ Fr. Jacob Janczyk

June 11th, 2019


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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161: Catherine of Sienna on Responding to Church Crises With/ Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, OP

June 4th, 2019


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 …

Responding to Criticism (An update on the Matt Fradd Show)

June 1st, 2019


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 …

160: Bible study with Thomas Aquinas

May 28th, 2019


Thanks for listening!

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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159: How to prepare for Holy Mass W/ Fr. Ryan Mann

May 21st, 2019


Thanks for listening!

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Here's a slightly different translation of Aquinas' prayer …

158: Aquinas on the act of faith

May 14th, 2019


Thanks for listening!

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 …

156: Should we be evangelizing the Jews? (Supersessionism) W/ Fr. William Goldin

April 30th, 2019


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


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155: 5 reasons Christ rose from the dead, W/ Trent Horn

April 23rd, 2019


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154: Atheism, God, and Heaven, W/ Fr. Gregory Pine

April 16th, 2019


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If you'd like to subscribe to my Youtube channel, do that here.

You can also subscribe to The Matt Fradd Show on iTunes if you want to …

153: Is it possible to hate God?

April 9th, 2019


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 …

152: The Marian Dogmas, with Brant Pitre

April 2nd, 2019


Today I'm joined around the bar table by Dr. Brant Pitre to discuss the Marian dogmas!



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151: Mindfulness, Self-Care, & Dealing W/ Stress, with Dr. Gerry Crete

March 26th, 2019


Today we're joined around the bar table by Dr. Gerry Crete to discuss mindfulness, self-care, and dealing with stress.

Please support Pints With …

150: Heresy, Schism, and Apostasy, with Gomer

March 19th, 2019


Today we're joined around bar table by my good mate, Michael Gormley (Gomer) of Catching Foxes to discuss a wide range of topics through a Thomistic lens.

We discuss:

- Virtue ethics

- Heresy, schism, and apostasy

- The …

A Meditation For Ash Wednesday by Thomas Aquinas

March 6th, 2019


To Listen to the rest of St. Thomas' meditations click here and support me for $10 or more a month on Patreon.

Once a patron, this link will give you the list of meditations.

148: How to CRUSH Lent this year (Aquinas' 3 reasons to fast)

March 5th, 2019



Today we chat with Aquinas about the 3 reasons we should fast.

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147: Aquinas & Augustine (Best tag team ever), W/ Fr. Damian Ference

February 26th, 2019


Today I'm joined by Fr. Damian Ference to discuss Aquinas & Augustine. How they complement each other, how Aquinas builds upon Augustine, and why …

BONUS |Modern Education: Not Fit For Humans, With Steven Rummelsburg | The Matt Fradd Show Ep. 5

February 22nd, 2019


Here's a bonus episode, The Matt Fradd Show, Ep. 5.

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146: The unnamed evil of our times (and how to overcome it) With Fr Chris Pietraszko

February 19th, 2019


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, …

145: 5 Lessons from the passion of Christ

February 12th, 2019


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From all this then is seen the effect of the passion of Christ as a remedy for sin. But no …

144: Are faith and reason incompatible? With Dr. Michael Gorman

February 5th, 2019


Today I sit down with philosopher Dr. Michael Gorman to discuss faith and reason. What a great episode. Great a beer, here we go!


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143: What is life? With Christopher Frey

January 29th, 2019


Today I sit down with philosopher, Dr. Frey to discuss life. A much more difficult issue than you might think.

Here's two of the main texts' from …


January 28th, 2019


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First, we’re giving away this FREE audio book, Aeterni Patris: On the …

142: Excommunicating Andrew Cuomo

January 26th, 2019


Below is the entire text from Aquinas I wrote, but before that...

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BONUS | Feminism, Postmodernism, & Gender Theory Craziness| Matt Fradd Show Ep 4.

January 19th, 2019


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I sit down with Abigail Rine Favale for nearly 3 hours to discuss her unlikely conversion, why she no …

140: Intro to Aquinas (Yeeeey!)

January 15th, 2019


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139: The glories of the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary

January 8th, 2019


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

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The error of Nestorius, who refused to acknowledge that Blessed Mary is the Mother of …

BONUS | Lizzie Reezay's public conversion

January 4th, 2019


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 …

BONUS | Awesome Stuff Happening, Peeps!

December 21st, 2018


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137: Becoming God (Deification/Theosis), with Fr. James Brent O.P.

December 18th, 2018


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 …

3 hr Interview W/ Christopher West TONIGHT!

December 17th, 2018


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136: God, the Big Bang, and the Multiverse, with Dr. Stephen Barr

December 11th, 2018


Today I sit down with theoretical particle physicist, Stephen Barr to discuss God, the Big Bang, and the Multiverse.


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BONUS | Conversion, Crisis, & Spiritual Warfare | Matt Fradd Show Ep 2.

December 5th, 2018


Matt Fradd sits down with Dr. Paul Thigpen to discuss a whole host of interesting things: how he became an atheist at the age of 12; why he gave his …

135: How to make friends, with. Dr. John Cuddeback

December 4th, 2018


Today we're joined around the bar table by Dr. John Cuddeback, philosopher at Christendom College, to discuss the importance and beauty of friendship.

134: 7 reasons I love Thomas Aquinas (and you should too)

November 27th, 2018


Today I share with you 7 reasons I love Thomas Aquinas and you should to.


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BONUS | Loving the beautiful this Black Friday, with Jimmy Mitchell

November 23rd, 2018


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133: Aquinas on Evangelizing Muslims with Dr. David Bertaina

November 20th, 2018


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In today's episode of Pints With Aquinas we're joined around the bar table by Dr. David Bertaina to discuss how to evanelize Muslims. We take a look at a lesser known …

132: Did Jesus really claim to be God? With Brant Pitre

November 13th, 2018


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131: The problem of evil and suffering, with Eleonore Stump

November 6th, 2018


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130: Why curiosity is the enemy of wonder

October 30th, 2018


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Today we discuss the virtue of studiousness and the vice of curiosity.

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129: Aquinas on Anger, with Fr. Chris Pietraszko

October 23rd, 2018


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Today I interview Fr. Chris Pietraszko about what Aquinas had to say about anger (or wrath). 

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BONUS | Catholic and LGBT? | Matt Fradd Show Ep. 1

October 16th, 2018


Here is the very first episode of The Matt Fradd Show (you should watch it here) in which I interview (for nearly 3 hours!) Dan Mattson, author of …

127: What is papal infallibility? With Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

October 9th, 2018


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Today on Pints With Aquinas I interview Fr. Gregory Pine about papal infallibility!

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126: The 4 Marks of the Church, 5 Really BAD Popes, & Your Questions

October 2nd, 2018


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125: How to order your life, with Fr. Ryan Mann

September 25th, 2018


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BONUS | Interview with Matt Walsh

September 20th, 2018


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124: Do we really have guardian angels?

September 18th, 2018


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123: The role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christ, with Fr. Dominic Legge, OP

September 11th, 2018


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122: Aquinas' 4th proof for God's existence, with Karlo Broussard

September 4th, 2018


Today I sit down with the one and only Karlo Broussard to discuss Aquinas' argument for God's existence from degrees of being. You're gonna love it.

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BONUS | From scandal to hope, with Raymond Arroyo

August 30th, 2018


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118: Aquinas on sex, pleasure, and the body with Cameron Fradd

August 7th, 2018


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Bonus Episode: Quitting the Internet

August 1st, 2018


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117: What's the deal with confession?

July 31st, 2018


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116: Aquinas' 5 Ways, with Robert Delfino

July 24th, 2018


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114: Did Adam and Eve actually exist? With Fr. Nicanor Austriaco

July 10th, 2018


Today I sit down with Dominican priest Fr. Nicancor Austriaco to discuss evolution, genesis and Adam and Eve.

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco is a Catholic …

113: How do we rejoice in the Lord always?

July 3rd, 2018


Hey thomists, today I'm going to be reading a portion of Aquinas' commentary on Philippians. 

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109: Would Aquinas listen to Metallica? (What makes music beautiful), With Fr. Gregory Pine

June 5th, 2018


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107: How do we know stuff (Thomas' epistemology), with Fr. Damian Ference

May 22nd, 2018


Today I'm joined by Fr Damian Ference to discuss epistemology (how we know stuff).

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106: How do I begin reading the Summa Theologiae?

May 15th, 2018


Today's episode will help you navigate the Summa. At least, that's the plan.

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105: How should we understand morality? With Fr. Dominic Legge

May 8th, 2018


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104: What is the argument for God's existence from possibility and necessity

May 1st, 2018


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103: From Islam to Christ, with Derya Little

April 24th, 2018


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Here's the excerpt from the Summa Contra Gentiles that I read:

[Muhammad] seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. …

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April 21st, 2018


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102: What is Pascal's Wager

April 17th, 2018


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101: What is predestination? With Fr. Thomas Joseph White

April 10th, 2018


Today we're joined around the bar table by Father Thomas Joseph White to discuss predestination.

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100: How do we know Christ rose from the dead?

April 3rd, 2018


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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 …

Bonus: The Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

April 1st, 2018


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A Good Friday meditation by Thomas Aquinas

March 30th, 2018


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99: Why should I honor my parents?

March 27th, 2018


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Perfection for man consists in the love of God and of neighbor. Now, the three Commandments which were written on the first tablet pertain to the love of …

97: Bishop Barron and William Lane Craig on divine simplicity

March 13th, 2018


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96. What is divine simplicity? With Fr. Chris Pietraszko

March 6th, 2018


Hey all, today I chat with my mate, Fr.Chris Pietraszko about divine simplicity. This is fun one!

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BONUS: Meditation for Ash Wedesday

February 14th, 2018


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90: Why did Jesus descend into Hell?

January 23rd, 2018


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Here's Thomas' text for this week:

There are four reasons why Christ together with His soul descended to the underworld. First, He …

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November 22nd, 2017


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81: Can philosophy prove the beginning of the universe?

November 21st, 2017


In today's episode we talk with Thomas about whether or not the universe could be eternal and created. Thomas thinks it can, even though he thinks …

77.5 Is it okay for Christians to celebrate Halloween?

October 30th, 2017


Today we discuss Halloween! 

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75: How Scott Hahn was first introduced to Thomas Aquinas

October 9th, 2017


Today I chat with Scott Hahn about how he was first introduced to Thomas Aquinas.


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73: Why I don't call myself Gay, With Daniel Mattson ... Also Fr. James Martin's new book

September 26th, 2017


This is the second part in a two part series we've done on homosexuality. Be sure to listen to last week's episode before this one.

Today we talk …

72: What do you think about homosexuality? With Daniel Mattson

September 19th, 2017


Today I'm joined by author Daniel Mattson to discuss homosexuality.

This is part 1. of our discussion so be sure to tune in next week to hear part 2.

71: What's the point of the sabbath? (Leisure vs Vegging)

September 12th, 2017


Today I chat with Aquinas about the third commandment, Keep holy the sabbath day.


Before I share Aquinas's text, a big thanks to the following …

70: What are the 7 deadly sins? (Part 2)

September 5th, 2017


Today we'll be discussing the 7 deadly sins. In particular I'll be drawing from a famous work of Pope St. Gregory the Great entitled The Books of the …

69: What are the 7 deadly sins? (Part 1)

August 29th, 2017


Today we'll be discussing the 7 deadly sins. In particular I'll be drawing from a famous work of Pope St. Gregory the Great entitled The Books of the …

67.5 Why Norm Geisler is wrong about Aquinas and the assumption of Mary

August 15th, 2017


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 …

67: What is the incarnation? (Also 8 heresies get slammed!)

August 1st, 2017


Today's text is taken from The Aquinas Catechism which is essentially homilies giving by Aquinas on the Nicene Creed. We'll take a look at 2 analogies Aquinas gives to explain the incarnation and 8 heresies regarding it.

66: Why Ricky Gervais is wrong about God, knowledge, science, and religion, with Trent Horn

July 25th, 2017


In this episode of Pints With Aquinas I allow Trent to respond to some comments Ricky Gervais made recently in an interview he had with Stephen …

65: Should I drink to the point of hilarity? With Sam Guzman

July 18th, 2017


Today I chat with my mate Sam Guzman of The Catholic Gentleman about 5 tips to drinking beer like a connoisseur. 

Here's an article Sam wrote on the …

64: Does the Church teach that Limbo is a real place?

July 11th, 2017


Today we chat to Thomas about Limbo. What is it? Are Catholics bound to believe in it? If it does exist what do the souls there experience?


63: Aristotle's 3 Types of Friendship, With Emily Barry

July 3rd, 2017


Today I chat with my pal, Emily Barry, about what Thomas has to say about friendship.



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62: How do we know stuff? (an intro to Thomas' epistemology)

June 27th, 2017


In today's episode of Pints With Aquinas we ask Thomas about knowledge and stuff (that sounded smart right? "and stuff").


On this point the philosophers held three opinions. For Democritus held that "all knowledge …

61: 15 (or so) stories about St Thomas we hope are true, with Fr Ryan Mann

June 20th, 2017


Today I chat with Fr Ryan Mann about 15 (or so) stories about St Thomas Aquinas that we really hope are true. It's a fun episode. :)



60: Let's talk about sex, baby. ... I mean, uh, Thomas.

June 13th, 2017


Today I'll be drawing from what Aquinas has to say about sex in the Summa Theologiae. Since I'll be drawing from multiple questions, I won't put up …

59: How do I better acquire knowledge?

June 6th, 2017


Today we discuss a letter Aquinas supposedly wrote to someone who asked how he could better acquire knowledge.

You'll love it.


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58: Why did Christ ascend into Heaven?

May 30th, 2017


The feast of the ascension of Christ is in two days! For that reason I decided to ask St. Thomas about why Christ ascended into heaven and why it was …

57: What does it mean to say that God's essence is existence? With Fr. Damian Ference

May 23rd, 2017


I chat with Fr. Damian Ference about essence, existence, and why Thomas taught that God's essence is existence!

Buckle up.


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56.5: Is porn harmful? Matt Fradd vs. Charlottee Rose and Adam Scarborough

May 15th, 2017


In this podcast I share a recent radio debate I participated in on the topic, is pornography harmful? After the podcast I share my reflections on the …

56: What are the 4 causes of Aristotle? How do they apply to your 5 ways?

May 9th, 2017


Today we look at Aristotle's 4 causes and see how they apply to Aquinas' 5 proofs for the existence of God.


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55: What does it mean to fear the Lord?

May 2nd, 2017


If faith casts out fear and fear is the beginning of wisdom, does that mean faith casts out the beginning of wisdom?

We'll talk about three types of fear: servile, filial, and reverential.


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54: Tell us about the hymns you wrote for Corpus Christi? With Emily Barry

April 25th, 2017


Today I'm joined with my friend Emily Barry to discuss the four hymns Thomas wrote for the feast of Corpus Christi.


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53: Did Jesus Christ rise from the dead?

April 18th, 2017


Today we chat with Thomas about why Christ rose from the dead and then go from there to take a look at how one might argue for the resurrection of …

52: Why is the blood of Christ precious?

April 9th, 2017


In today's episode we talk to Thomas about the blood of Christ and why it is important


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51: How do I love and forgive my enemies?

April 4th, 2017


Today we will talk to St. Thomas Aquinas about how to love and forgive our enemies.


Love of one's enemies may be understood in three ways. First, as though we were to love our enemies as such: this is perverse, and …

50.5: Peter Kreeft shares 12 stories about St. Thomas Aquinas

March 30th, 2017


Pints With Aquinas has been around for 1 year!!!!

To celebrate, Peter Kreeft will share with us 12 quick stories about St. Thomas Aquinas.



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50: Should we call Mary the "Mother of God"?

March 28th, 2017


In today's episode we chat with Thomas about Mary, and whether or not it's appropriate to call her the Mother of God (instead of the Mother of Jesus or something).

In this episode I read from Aquinas's Shorter Summa …

49.5: Does God Exist? Michael Nugent v William Lane Craig

March 26th, 2017


Michael Nugent, chair of Atheist Ireland, debates William Lane Craig, of Reasonable Faith, in University College Cork, Ireland, on March 21, 2017.


49: What are the 4 cardinal and 3 theological virtues? With Dr. Kevin Vost

March 21st, 2017


Today I chat with Dr. Kevin Vost about the 4 cardinal and 3 theological virtues.



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48: What is sloth? When does it become a mortal sin?

March 14th, 2017


Today we discuss with Thomas the sin of sloth. What is it? When does it become a mortal sin?


Sloth, according to Damascene (De Fide Orth. ii, 14) is an oppressive sorrow, which, to wit, so weighs upon man's mind, …

47: Can the demons read our minds?

March 7th, 2017


Today we'll take a look at one of Aquinas' lesser known works, On Evil. In it, among other things, he addresses the question, can the demons read our thoughts. That's what we'll be discussing.


Here is the Anima …

46.5 Are Sundays part of lent?

February 28th, 2017


Back when I worked as an apologist with Catholic Answers we received a lot of questions around this time of year. Perhaps the most common was, “are …

46: Can you explain your argument for God from design? With Dr Robert Delfino

February 27th, 2017


Today I chat with Dr. Robert Delfino about Thomas' 5th argument for God's existence.


Here is the translation from the Fathers of the English Dominican Province (ST 1, Q. 2, A. 3.):

"The fifth way is taken from the …

45: What are relics? Why should we venerate them?

February 21st, 2017


As Augustine says (De Civ. Dei i, 13): "If a father's coat or ring, or anything else of that kind, is so much more cherished by his children, as love for one's parents is greater, in no way are the bodies themselves to …

44: What is grace? Why is it important? With Michael Gormley

February 14th, 2017


I chat with my mate, Gomer, about what St. Thomas (and the Catholic Church teaches) about grace.


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43: Isn't it foolish to believe in what you cannot see?

February 7th, 2017


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Today I read from The Aquinas Catechism. You can get that …

42: Is it possible to pray at all times?

January 31st, 2017


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We may speak about prayer in two ways: first, by …

41.5: Jesus Christ, the fulfillment of all desire

January 24th, 2017


This is an unusual episode. Instead of looking to Aquinas we look to the Song of Songs and I share a few thoughts on it and how it relates to the spiritual life.


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41: 4 arguments from atheists refuted, with Dr. Randal Rauser

January 24th, 2017


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40: Is Jesus just a copy of pagan gods? Was his incarnation necessary?

January 17th, 2017


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I answer that, A thing is said to be necessary for a …

39: Aquinas' 5 remedies for sorrow, with Fr. Damian Ference

January 10th, 2017


In this episode Dr. Damian Ference and I discuss Aquinas' four remedies for sorrow.

Since go quickly through 5 articles, I won't post his text here. Instead read them online here:

38: Can I know for sure whether I'm in the state of grace?

January 3rd, 2017


There are three ways of knowing a thing: first, by revelation, and thus anyone may know that he has grace, for God by a special privilege reveals this at times to some, in order that the joy of safety may begin in them …

37: If God knows what I'm going to do, how can I be truly free?

December 27th, 2016


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It is written (Sirach 15:14): "God made man from the beginning, and left him in …

36.5: Can you tell me something about the angels? (A talk by Peter Kreeft)

December 26th, 2016


Merry Christmas, everyone. This podcast contains a talk by philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft on the holy angels.

Learn more about Kreeft and listen to …

36: Can you explain to me the Hail Mary?

December 20th, 2016


Thomas Aquinas
translated by Joseph B. Collins

“Hail Mary”

We must now consider concerning the first part of this …

35: Should we pray to the saints in heaven?

December 13th, 2016


Objection 1. It would seem that the saints in heaven do not pray for us. A man's action is more meritorious for himself than for others. But the …

33: What's the contingency argument for God's existence?

November 29th, 2016


The third way is taken from possibility and necessity, and runs thus. We find in nature things that are possible to be and not to be, since they are found to be generated, and to corrupt, and consequently, they are …

32: Why do I need to confess my sins to a priest?

November 22nd, 2016


Objection 1. It would seem that it is not necessary to confess to a priest. For we are not bound to confession, except in virtue of its Divine …

31: Is flattery a sin?

November 15th, 2016


Objection 1. It seems that flattery is not a sin. For flattery consists in words of praise offered to another in order to please him. But it is not a sin to praise a person, according to Proverbs 31:28, "Her children …

30: Has science done away with the need for God? With Trent Horn

November 1st, 2016


[I]t is superfluous to suppose that what can be accounted for by a few principles has been produced by many. But it seems that everything we see in the world can be accounted for by other principles, supposing God did …

29: MORE logical fallacies ... and how to win an argument without being a jerk!

October 25th, 2016


In this third part of our series on logic and argumentation I discuss 7 more logical fallacies as well as 3 things necessary for constructive …

27: Is arguing a good thing? What makes for a sound argument?

October 11th, 2016


You've been asking me for some episodes on logic and argumentation so here you go! This is the first part in a three part series on logic and …

26: What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem?

October 4th, 2016


I answer that it must be said that gifts of grace are added to those of nature in such a way that they do not destroy the latter, but rather perfect them; wherefore also the light of faith, which is gratuitously infused …

25: Does Hell exist? Is it eternal? With Fr. Chis Pietraszko

September 27th, 2016


On the contrary, It is written (Matthew 25:46): "These," namely the wicked, "shall go into everlasting punishment."

Further, as reward is to merit, so is punishment to guilt. Now, according to Divine justice, an eternal …

24: Are you cool if I get hammered drunk?

September 20th, 2016


Objection 1. It would seem that the use of wine is altogether unlawful. For without wisdom, a man cannot be in the state of salvation: since it is …

23: Is baptism necessary for salvation?

September 13th, 2016


It is written (Ezekiel 36:25): "I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness."

I answer that, As the Apostle says (Romans 6:3), "all we, who are baptized in Christ Jesus, …

22: Why can't women be priests?

September 6th, 2016


Objection 1. It would seem that the female sex is no impediment to receiving Orders. For the office of prophet is greater than the office of priest, …

21: What do you think of Islam?

August 30th, 2016


[Muhammad] seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to …

20: What are the 8 attributes of God?

August 16th, 2016


St Thomas Aquinas, in the first part of his Summa Theologica, after having enumerated five proofs for the existence of God, proceeds to outline and …

19: Give me an argument for the existence of God?

August 9th, 2016


The first and more manifest way is the argument from motion. It is certain, and evident to our senses, that in the world some things are in motion. Now whatever is in motion is put in motion by another, for nothing can …

18: Understanding Thomas' metaphysical lingo

August 2nd, 2016


In today's show we discuss the following metaphysical terms:

Essence, existence, being (contingent, necessary, substantial), potency, act, motion, …

17: Is the ontological argument for God's existence sound?

July 26th, 2016


[Even a] fool, when he hears of … a being than which nothing greater can be conceived … understands what he hears, and what he understands is in his …

16: Can honors and fame make me happy?

July 19th, 2016


It is impossible for happiness to consist in honor. For honor is given to a man on account of some excellence in him; and consequently it is a sign and attestation of the excellence that is in the person honored. Now a …

15: Will money make me happy?

July 12th, 2016


It is impossible for man's happiness to consist in wealth. For wealth is twofold, as the Philosopher says (Polit. i, 3), viz. natural and artificial. …

14: Is it possible for me to be happy?

July 5th, 2016


Happiness is the attainment of the Perfect Good. Whoever, therefore, is capable of the Perfect Good can attain Happiness. Now, that man is capable of the Perfect Good, is proved both because his intellect can apprehend …

13: Does evil disprove the existence of God?

June 28th, 2016


Objection 1. It seems that God does not exist; because if one of two contraries be infinite, the other would be altogether destroyed. But the word …

12: Was the crucifixion necessary for our salvation?

June 21st, 2016



Article 2. Whether there was any other possible way of human deliverance besides the Passion of Christ?

Objection 1. It would seem that there was …

11: Is the death penalty always wrong?

June 14th, 2016


Article 2. Whether it is lawful to kill sinners?
Objection 1. It would seem unlawful to kill men who have sinned. For our Lord in the parable …

10: A pint and chat with Fr. Chris Pietraszko

May 31st, 2016


In this episode I speak with Fr. Chris Pietraszko about why he loves St. Thomas, and why you should too!

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09: What makes an act good or evil?

May 24th, 2016


“The good or evil of an action, as of other things, depends on its fullness of being or its lack of that fullness. Now the first thing that belongs …

08: Was there death before the fall of man?

May 17th, 2016


Objection 2: Further, it is unfitting that elements hostile to one another should be brought under the mastership of one. But many animals are …

07: Who created God?

May 10th, 2016


First, whatever a thing has besides its essence must be caused either by the constituent principles of that essence (like a property that necessarily …

06: Why didn't you accept the immaculate conception, St. Thomas?

May 3rd, 2016


Objection 3. Further, as it has been stated above, no feast is celebrated except of some saint. But some keep the feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin. Therefore it seems that in her very Conception she was …

05: Are wet dreams/sexual dreams sinful?

April 26th, 2016


"Nocturnal pollution may be considered in two ways. First, in itself; and thus it has not the character of a sin. For every sin depends on the …

04: Does purgatory really exist?

April 19th, 2016


Whether there is a Purgatory after this life?

Objection 1. It would seem that there is not a Purgatory after this life. For it is said (Apocalypse …

03: Why are there 7 sacraments?

April 12th, 2016


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, …

02: Do we need faith to know that God exists?

April 3rd, 2016


It is written (Romans 1:19), "That which is known of God," namely, what can be known of God by natural reason, "is manifest in them."

Our natural knowledge begins from sense. Hence our natural knowledge can go as far as …

01: Who are you, St. Thomas?

March 29th, 2016


Because the doctor of Catholic truth ought not only to teach the proficient, but also to instruct beginners (according to the Apostle: As unto little …

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