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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!
 
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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 beauty of the Latin, or Tridentine, Mass. In light of Pope Francis' "Traditionis Custodes," we flesh out 7 reasons why the Latin Mass is truly extraordinary. A few of the 7 reasons are: The primacy of the …
 
In this episode, I talk with his Excellency, Bishop Joseph Strickland, the Catholic bishop of Tyler, Texas about the Catholic Church’s current state spiritually and ecclesiastically in the modern era. We also discuss: What it feels like to be a Catholic layman in today’s world The division in the Catholic laity in present day How to navigate the ev…
 
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 can break free of it with God’s help. We also discuss: - The urgency and scale of the problem of pornography in the world. - The effects of pornography on men. - The evils of pornography. - Understanding …
 
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 hearts in the midst of trauma. We also discuss: - Trauma and how it is stored in the body. - How our wounds affect us today. - How Christ wants us to be healed. - How we can be healed by trusting in Christ a…
 
In this episode of Pints w/ Aquinas, I talk with Seamus Caoughlin, a political cartoon animator, about the Catholic Church and cultural “wokeness”, and how this seeps into different aspects of life. We also discuss: - Catholicism and politics - Abortion - Seamus Coughlin’s political cartoons - Family and Economics Get my NEW book "How To Be Happy: …
 
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, what we can do about it, and what Christ’s will is for us. We also discuss: - The urgency and scale of the problem of abortion in the world. - The importance of understanding our role in life and the goal o…
 
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, about the current state of the Catholic Church in Ireland. We also discuss: - The history of Catholicism in Ireland - How the faith plays into Irish culture - Catholicism vs. Protestantism in Ireland - Th…
 
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 Church teaching and state that they cannot support Pride Month. Now to be clear: the Church does NOT say we should hate people who experience same-sex attraction. It DOES say that we ought to treat them w…
 
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 Saint Vincent Archabbey, about the intimacy of prayer and how to enter into an intimate conversation and relationship with Jesus. We also discuss: - The history of the Benedictine Order and St. Benedict hims…
 
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 me for a conversation that will blow your mind. You’ll learn about how the Catholic priesthood goes back to the Old Testament, starting all the way back in the Garden of Eden! We also talk about how Chris…
 
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 influence and mental health - The process an exorcist must go through to determine if a person is suffering from demonic influence - Fr. Lam…
 
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 man — and we discuss: - Whether you can choose the wrong vocation - How to recognize signs from God - Small “v” vocations and big “V” …
 
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 timely topics, including: - Why more young people are drawn to tradition - Vatican II and the authority of its teachings - The status…
 
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 makes us more stressed, and how to find true rest and leisure. We’re going to look at a pretty hard-hitting argument from Aquinas for why we need to be joyful and get some pleasure in our lives. We’ll …
 
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 Body," and a whole lot more — from Descartes to coffee addictions. We sit back and let the conversation flow about all kinds of things, including: How a philosopher who died over 350 years ago is affecting…
 
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 State University and a Catholic convert. So, top off your glass and listen as he lays out a fascinating argument that answers the questions: - Did Jesus intend to make Peter a pope? - Did the first Ch…
 
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. Learn more about Matt Dillahunty here: https://www.axp.show/ Learn more about Trent Horn here: https://www.trenthorn.com/ FREE E-book "You Can Understand Aquinas": …
 
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/ 🔴 FREE E-book "You Can Understand Aquinas": https://pintswithaquinas.com/understanding-thomas 🔴 SPONSORS Hallow: http://hallow.app/mattfradd STRIVE: https://www.strive21.com/ Catholic Chem…
 
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? FREE E-book "You Can Underst…
 
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. FREE E-book "You Can Understand Aquinas": https://pintswithaquinas.com/understanding-thomas SPONSORS …
 
I chat in the studio with Pat Flynn about his conversion from atheism to Catholicism. FREE E-book "You Can Understand Aquinas": https://pintswithaquinas.com/understanding-thomas SPONSORS Hallow: http://hallow.app/mattfradd STRIVE: https://www.strive21.com/ Catholic Chemistry: https://www.catholicchemistry.com/ GIVING Patreon or Directly: https://pi…
 
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 FREE E-book "You Can Understand Aquinas": https://pint…
 
Dr. Janet Smith and Fr. Gregory Pine will debate the morality of lying. Join my email list and get my FREE ebook! https://pintswithaquinas.com/understanding-thomas/ SPONSORS Hallow: http://hallow.app/mattfradd STRIVE: https://www.strive21.com/ Catholic Chemistry: https://www.catholicchemistry.com/ GIVING Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd T…
 
These men were all Protestants when they started a Bible study last year to prove Catholicism false. Now they're Catholic. Cross The Tiber: A community dedicated to supporting those seeking answers about the Catholic Church: https://www.crossthetiber.org/ Join my email list and get my FREE ebook! https://pintswithaquinas.com/understanding-thomas/ S…
 
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