Manotti and I have enjoyed making videos so here are two new installments.
Catholicism and Protestantism. Mostly Protestantism
In this first video I ask Manotti to comment on what he sees as some important differences between Catholics and Protestants beyond the usual responses to that: the “solas”. What ensues in a fairly heavy conversation that introduces Kierkegaard, Karl Barth, negative theology, and more. Manotti is from the Protestant tradition so he enlightened me to a few things I hadn’t known or really thought about.
What does it take to be a saint these days?
In this much shorter clip, Manotti draws on a question a friend asked him: How can one become a saint in these troubled times? The question is delivered to me, so I do my best to answer. I rely heavily on Boethius and Bishop Robert Barron. OK, let’s call a spade a spade: I totally rip off Barron. But in my defense, I think he’s right.