Pints With Aquinas

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

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

Today we look at what Aquinas had to say on the line from the creed, "I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth." We also take a look at a section of the Summa in which Thomas gives three arguments against the belief in many gods. Please support Pints With Aquinas...

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

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

Over the course of the next few months we are going to go through Thomas Aquinas' commentary on the apostles creed. Today we take a look Thomas' prologue in which Thomas discusses 4 goods that faith brings about. You can read text of that here. Please consider becoming a patron and...

BONUS: Are we bound to correct Pope Francis?

BONUS: Are we bound to correct Pope Francis?

Today I take a look at what Aquinas had to say about correcting our Christian friends (and leaders ... like the Pope and stuff ... {crickets} ...) Please support our work here and get COOL rewards as a thank you! Here's what I read from the ST II-II, Q. 33. Article 1. Whether fraternal...

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

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

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. Please consider supporting us and getting cool stuff in return! --> https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

175: Aquinas on the Transfiguration

175: Aquinas on the Transfiguration

Today I sit down with Fr. Dominic Legge to discuss what Aquinas said about the transfiguration of Christ. Please consider supporting us (and getting cool gifts in return!): https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd/posts Here's what we were reading from today: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4045.htm

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

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

Today I discuss what prayer is, three obstacles I experience when praying, how to develop a prayer rule of life, and 3 reasons Aquinas says we should pray out loud. Please support our work here. It is not essential to such a prayer as this that it be vocal. And yet the voice is employed in such...

172: The marital debt, W/ Emily Sullivan

172: The marital debt, W/ Emily Sullivan

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. Please consider supporting all the word we do here by supporting us on Patreon --> Patreon.com/mattfradd Here's a little of what Aquinas had...

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

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

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

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

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

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 https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd/posts So be sure to check that out. Also, if you're not yet a patron of PWA,...

168: Backbiting, Slander, and Calumny

168: Backbiting, Slander, and Calumny

Today we're going to talk with Aquinas about backbiting, slander, and calumny. --- Become a patron to support our work and get access to our upcoming Flannery O'Connor book study! --- We're reading from the Secunda Secundae, Q. 73. A. 1;4. On the contrary, It is written (Ecclesiastes...

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

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

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. Read what Aquinas has to say on happiness here: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/2002.htm

The Assumption of Mary

The Assumption of Mary

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 apologist Norm Geisler has to say regarding Aquinas and the dogma of the assumption. And...

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

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

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. Read what Aquinas has to say on happiness here: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/2002.htm

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

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

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 Aquinas' text: Article 1. Whether happiness is something uncreated? Objection 1....

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

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

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 Baylor University, about something he has spent a lot of time thinking and...

BONUS | Peter Kreeft interview | The Matt Fradd Show

BONUS | Peter Kreeft interview | The Matt Fradd Show

In this episode of TMFS I talk to Dr. Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, about his conversion to the Catholic faith, why he loves Thomas Aquinas, his thoughts about Pope Francis, Dostoevsky (obviously) and the best arguments for God and atheism ... and much else besides. ---...

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

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

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

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

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

Today is the first in a two part series on the incarnation I recorded with Fr. Gregory Pine. I'd like to bring Fr. Gregory Pine on to PWA every other week. To make that happen we need 40 more patrons. Please help this happen by going to https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd --- Here's what we...

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

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

Today I interview Sr. Mary Madeline Todd about how to have hope in the midst of scandal. If you want to support all the work we do here at Pints With Aquinas would you please go to --> https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd Or you can support me directly (if you hate Patreon) -->...

165: 10 BAD arguments for atheism

165: 10 BAD arguments for atheism

Today I discuss 10 bad arguments for atheism! Enjoy! Also, please consider supporting me on Patreon so I can keep doing all this amazing work --> https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd Three cool things we want to do are: 1. Bring Fr. Gregory Pine on PWA twice a month. 2. Create a PWA app. 3. Record...

164: How to study like Aquinas, with Kevin Vost

164: How to study like Aquinas, with Kevin Vost

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 patron here. Thank you, thank you, thank you! --- LETTER OF ST. THOMAS...

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

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

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 our sponsors! ---------- 😃 Covenant Eyes (use promocode...

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

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

In today's episode I chat with my mate Steven Rummelsburg about: - How Aquinas was educated. - The problem of public (and many Catholic) schools today. - The beauty of Homeschooling. --- Please consider becoming a patron, it really helps a great deal. https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd ---...

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

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

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. Please support my work on Patreon and get free stuff! https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

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

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

Today I want to share with you a power and beautiful talk given by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, OP, about the current crisis in the Church and what we can learn from St. Catherine of Sienna about how to deal with it. Please consider supporting my work today at https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

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

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

In this short solo podcast I discuss your feedback on previous episodes of The Matt Fradd Show, tell you what I'm learning, and share some (hopefully) exciting news! Please consider supporting this work: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd

160: Bible study with Thomas Aquinas

160: Bible study with Thomas Aquinas

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?" Enjoy! Please support me (Thank you!) on Patreon here or directly here.

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

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

Thanks for listening! Please support me (Thank you!) on Patreon here or directly here. Here's a slightly different translation of Aquinas' prayer before Mass: Almighty and everlasting God, behold I come to the Sacrament of Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: I come as one...

158: Aquinas on the act of faith

158: Aquinas on the act of faith

Thanks for listening! Please support me on Patreon (Thank you!) here. Check out that photo of me and Br. Joseph here. 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...

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

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

Support me on Patreon here or directly here. Get Counterfeit Christs by Trent Horn here. Get Hidden in Plain View by Lydia McGrew here. Listen to that debate on Unbelievable? Between Tim McGrew and Peter Boghossian here. Here's the text we read from Aquinas: I answer that, It behooved Christ...

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

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

Hey all, This is an episode of The Matt Fradd Show that just came out last week. 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 listen to the shows instead of watch them. Become a patron here (or, if you...

153: Is it possible to hate God?

153: Is it possible to hate God?

In today's episode we'll take a look at the following questions: Is it possible to hate God? Is hatred of God the greatest of sins? Is hatred of one's neighbor always a sin? Is hated a deadly sin? If not, from what deadly sin does hatred arise? We'll also be reading a lot from...

150: Heresy, Schism, and Apostasy, with Gomer

150: Heresy, Schism, and Apostasy, with Gomer

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 difference between material and formal heresy - Bishop Robert...

149: Did Jesus know he was God? With Fr. Dominic Legge, OP

149: Did Jesus know he was God? With Fr. Dominic Legge, OP

Sup, Thomists! Please support me on Patreon here (Thanks!): https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd If you HATE Patreon, support me directly here (seriously, thank you!): https://pintswithaquinas.com/donate/ --- VOTE on a new Matt Fradd Show set here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-matt-fradd-25131402...

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

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

Sup! Today we chat with Aquinas about the 3 reasons we should fast. If you'd like to support me and get a bunch of FREE stuff in return, go here. When you give me $10 or more a month you'll get access to Aquinas' meditations for Lent! Thanks for your support, y'all....

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

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

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

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

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

Today I chat with Fr. Chris Pietraszko about the sin of sloth. Please support me and all my work at PintsWithAquinas.com/Donate Here's the texts we read: I answer that, Sloth, according to Damascene (De Fide Orth. ii, 14) is an oppressive sorrow, which, to wit, so weighs upon man's mind,...

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