This episode is the second installment in the Mormon Matters “Encountering Other Traditions” series that explores the fruits that come from bringing Mormonism into dialogue with other faiths. The focus of this conversation is an exploration of Mormon and Catholic connections as well as differences, and the ways that intimacy with the other tradition can enhance one’s own understanding and spiritual life. Panelists Fiona Givens and Mark de St. Aubin, two cradle Catholics who converted to Mormonism while they were young adults, along with Mathew Schmalz, a Catholic scholar of religions with a strong interest in Mormonism, are wonderful guides. In what ways has their familiarity with both traditions enriched their worldviews and spirituality? What do they see that they might not otherwise notice? Where there are differences, do these lead to in any areas to “holy envy”?
Please listen and share your own experiences and thoughts in the comments section below!