The Counsel of Trent
Summary: In this podcast, Trent Horn gives you an entertaining, informative, and practical explanation of the Catholic faith as well as interviews with the best writers and speakers in the Church today.
Workshop Wednesday is a new feature of the Counsel of Trent where listeners get to hear about Trent's latest projects. In this week's episode Trent shares tips for engaging in public debates and describes his preparation for an upcoming debate with atheist Dan Barker.
In light of the recent Serena Williams cartoon controversy and free speech debates on college campuses, Trent asks whether we should be "politically correct" or just "correct."
Trent is debuting a new feature of the podcast: Friday discussions of subjects that are just really interesting. In this episode Trent talks about a tool of psychology called Crew Resource Management that facilitates teamwork and was invented in response to plane crashes in the 1970's.
In this episode Trent examines two recent Pew surveys about the reasons young people left Christianity including the theory of evolution and the claim that "religion is the opiate of the people."
In this episode Trent answers questions from premium subscribers on the reliability of the early Church fathers and the Catholic view on the Eastern Orthodox's "Holy Fire."
Are some teenagers more likely to adopt a transgender identity because they see their peers doing it or even people on social media? Trent examines a recent study from Brown University and their decision to not publicize it.
"Why do I need religion when I can just be a good person?" "Isn't the Church full of hypocrites?" In this episode Trent examines common attitudes among the "nones" or people who don't belong to any religion.
In this episode Trent addresses the accusations Archbishop Vigano made against Pope Francis and the role of the laity in response to the escalating scandal, including the practice of "adopting priests" and the establishment of independent review boards.
In this episode Trent sits down with Fr. Paul Check, the previous director for Courage, and talks about how to understand and explain the Church's teachings on same-sex attraction and homosexual behavior.
In this episode, Trent airs his thoughts on the recent abuse scandal unfolding in Pennsylvania and addresses the claim that the Church should change its teachings on celibacy for priests in order to prevent abuse in the future.
In this episode Trent explains the deuterocanonical books of scripture, gives three arguments for why they should be in the Bible, and answers a common argument against them.
In this extra episode of the Counsel of Trent, Trent breaks down the controversy surrounding the recent changes to the Catechism related to the death penalty.
What is excommunication? Does it send someone to hell? Is it still used today? In this episode Trent takes on questions about this commonly misunderstood penalty in the Church's canon law.
In this episode Trent answers common objections to the New Testament's reliability including the issue of the authorship of the Gospels and the need for the text to be corroborated by non-biblical sources.
In this episode Trent answers anonymous questions from couples wondering about what are the right and wrong ways to share their love in the marital act. NOTE: This episode contains mature subject matter and is only appropriate for adult audiences.