The Gospel Explained (8/16/2018)


Welcome to The Gospel Explained Podcast a Catholic Initiative Production where we read the daily Gospel in conjunction with the Church Fathers’ commentaries. Today is the Thursday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time, the Gospel is from St. Matthew 18:21–19:1 and the Fathers’ commentaries are from St. Augustine and St. John Chrysostom.

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Babe Ruth and the Shot He Never Called

The world remembers Babe Ruth as legend for the moment in the 1932 World Series when he called his shot by pointing to the bleachers in Wrigley Field. This story has been reimagined in countless movies and tributes to the Babe, however, most of the historical evidence points against the event ever taking place. Regardless for Catholics there is a much more profound reason for us to remember George Herman Ruth so here is the tale…

The Inquisition: Saving Lives Since the Middle Ages

The Inquisition gets a bad rap. Mainly because Catholics are not the ones writing the history books anymore, but sadly for the Modern historian the Inquisition kept excellent records. Today there is no excuse for the popular narrative that the Inquisition was a blood thirsty abomination against the name of Christianity, yet sadly many Catholics subscribe to this view. The Inquisition is a gigantic topic so this video will be only an introduction.