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REPLAY: How to (Not) Become Catholic (w/ Dr. James Tonkowich)

December 23, 2020 K. Albert Little, James Tonkowich
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REPLAY: How to (Not) Become Catholic (w/ Dr. James Tonkowich)
Dec 23, 2020
K. Albert Little, James Tonkowich

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. James Tonkowich, popular commentator on religion in the public square and a convert to Catholicism to share his essay, "How to Not Become Catholic in 9 Easy Steps." 

In aplum and charity, Dr. Tonkowich unpacks his own journey as a Presbyterian pastor into the Catholic Church and shares 9 "rules" to follow if you want to avoid his fate: 

  1. Assume that all Catholics are idiots
  2. Get all your information about the Catholic faith second hand
  3. Avoid being "Deep in History"
  4. Do not read the Church Fathers
  5. Affirm the "Great Tradition" but don't ask what's included
  6. If you're Evangelical–ignore the sin of schism
  7. If you're a Mainline Protestant–assume the schism is someone else's fault
  8. Believe the Catholic Church and the Bible don't mix
  9. Keep insisting that Catholicism is a grace-free, works-based religion

Listen to Dr. Tonkowich share his rules on the podcast.

Dr. Tonkowich's ebook is available for free from the Coming Home Network International.

Visit  Wyoming Catholic College for more information about their programs, including the incredible (and free!) online courses they're offering coming up.

Listen to Dr. Tonkowich on The After Dinner Scholar. A podcast featuring faculty, board members, advisors, and guests talking about their books and the ideas that make up with curriculum at Wyoming Catholic College.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to [email protected]

Please consider financially supporting this show!

For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Mystery of the Altar Giveaway, ends May 15

Producers Post-Roll containing: Tom, Eli, Kelvin and Susan.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

Show Notes

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. James Tonkowich, popular commentator on religion in the public square and a convert to Catholicism to share his essay, "How to Not Become Catholic in 9 Easy Steps." 

In aplum and charity, Dr. Tonkowich unpacks his own journey as a Presbyterian pastor into the Catholic Church and shares 9 "rules" to follow if you want to avoid his fate: 

  1. Assume that all Catholics are idiots
  2. Get all your information about the Catholic faith second hand
  3. Avoid being "Deep in History"
  4. Do not read the Church Fathers
  5. Affirm the "Great Tradition" but don't ask what's included
  6. If you're Evangelical–ignore the sin of schism
  7. If you're a Mainline Protestant–assume the schism is someone else's fault
  8. Believe the Catholic Church and the Bible don't mix
  9. Keep insisting that Catholicism is a grace-free, works-based religion

Listen to Dr. Tonkowich share his rules on the podcast.

Dr. Tonkowich's ebook is available for free from the Coming Home Network International.

Visit  Wyoming Catholic College for more information about their programs, including the incredible (and free!) online courses they're offering coming up.

Listen to Dr. Tonkowich on The After Dinner Scholar. A podcast featuring faculty, board members, advisors, and guests talking about their books and the ideas that make up with curriculum at Wyoming Catholic College.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to [email protected]

Please consider financially supporting this show!

For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Mystery of the Altar Giveaway, ends May 15

Producers Post-Roll containing: Tom, Eli, Kelvin and Susan.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)