Author: Mike Lewis

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A Heart Conquered by Christ: Rodrigo Guerra on Pope Francis

Dan Amiri and I continue our conversation with philosophy professor Rodrigo Guerra, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and the founder of the Center for Advanced Social research in Mexico. In this discussion, Rodrigo sheds some light on...

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Aparecida: We cannot reduce the faith to moralism and ethics

Those who have followed Pope Francis’s papacy closely have likely heard many references to his role in creating what is known as the “Aparecida document.” Released in 2007 by the Episcopal Council of Latin American Bishops (CELAM), then-Cardinal Bergoglio was...

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Pope Francis and the Latin American Church with Rodrigo Guerra

In this new podcast, Dan Amiri and I talk to Rodrigo Guerra about the Church in Latin America. Rodrigo is a professor of philoshopy in Mexico. He has a Ph. D. from the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. He...

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Was that Paganism in the Vatican?

This is one of the most important—if not the most important—podcasts we have done to date. Pedro Gabriel and I talk about the work he did to unravel and respond to the controversy surrounding the Vatican prayer service before October’s...

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Catholics, COVID-19, pseudoscience, and confirmation bias

This is part two of my conversation with Pedro Gabriel and Claire Navarro about how the differences in our native cultures shape the approach to politics and the Catholic Church in our countries. Pedro provides his insights as a medical...

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Peter is the Church’s source of unity

Today is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, so obviously we could not let today go by without mentioning the patronal feast for our website! Pope Francis delivered a wonderful homily today, recalling how today’s First Reading, from the...

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Fatima conspiracy theories: A Portuguese perspective

In this episode of Peter’s Field Hospital, Pedro Gabriel and Claire Navarro join me from Portugal. We discuss Pedro’s upcoming talk on July 9 at the online Immortal Combat Men’s Conference on “Pope Francis and Silence — How to Defeat...

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The Danger of a Post-Truth Catholic Schism

This is part two of my discussion with David Lafferty and Nathan Turowsky about the influence of leaders like Archbishop Viganò and Taylor Marshall on ordinary Catholics. In part one, we discussed the influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory on...

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Viganò, QAnon, and the ‘Deep Church’ explained

In this edition of Peter’s Field Hospital, I’m joined by DW Lafferty and Nathan Turowsky. This week, we discuss the origins of some of the more obscure terms used by Archbishop Viganò in his letter to President Trump, and how...

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The Sacred Heart and Prayers for Priests

“The solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: a feast so dear to the Christian people. I invite you to discover the riches that are hidden in the Heart of Jesus, to learn to love your neighbor. I address my...

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Richard John Neuhaus on obedience to the pope

One of the alarming aspects about the sometimes overwhelming resistance by conservative Catholics against Pope Francis is that they are not only putting their political and religious ideologies above the Church, but they are—unwittingly or not, and apparently without awareness...

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Black Catholics: History, Evangelization, and BLM

Where Peter Is · Black Catholics: History, Evangelization, and BLM   In this episode of Peter’s Field Hospital, I am joined by Nate-Tinner Williams and Dawn Eden Goldstein to discuss the history of African American Catholicism, racism in the Church,...

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The extremist reactionaries have all the oxygen they need

This evening, the President of the United States of America amplified a voice that is basically calling for the downfall of the entire Catholic hierarchy. So honored by Archbishop Viganò’s incredible letter to me. I hope everyone, religious or not,...

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A behind-the-scenes look at WPI

Exclusively for our Patreon supporters! This is the latest exclusive podcast conversation that we will be releasing in the coming days and weeks. Sometimes our most interesting, frank discussions happen before the podcast, when we’re planning out the show. Our latest...

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Why Catholics can’t ignore the reactionary fringe

Where Peter Is · Why Catholics can’t ignore the reactionary fringe Continuing our conversation about conversion and growing in the faith, Adam Rasmussen, Rachel Dobbs, and I discuss how a distorted understanding of the faith has been widely promoted by...

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The conversion journey: challenges, temptations, and stereotypes

  For this new edition of Peter’s Field Hospital, I had a conversation with two of my fellow WPI contributors, Rachel Dobbs and Adam Rasmussen. Both Adam and Rachel came into the Catholic faith as young adults, but through very...

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Why we call her Mother of the Church

She conceived, brought forth and nourished Christ. She presented Him to the Father in the temple, and was united with Him by compassion as He died on the Cross. In this singular way she cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope...

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In the Holy Spirit, there is harmony

The Lord comes to meet us with his promise: I will send you the Spirit, the Comforter, the One who speaks to you in the depths of your being. I will send you the Holy Spirit. This is obviously an...

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Bonus Podcast: Austen Ivereigh talks about Pope Francis as a man

Exclusively for our Patreon supporters! This is the first of several exclusive podcast conversations that we will be releasing in the coming days and weeks. During our interview with papal biographer Austen Ivereigh, DW Lafferty and I asked him about...

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Saint Paul VI: Announce the Gospel with love, zeal, and joy

Today, May 29, is the feast of Pope Saint Paul VI, who was canonized in 2018 by Pope Francis. The papacy of Saint Paul VI has been described by many as the most pivotal of the 20th century, and not...

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