FoC 141: Why the Idols in Your Life Might Surprise You with Elizabeth Scalia

09.22.2020 - By The Fountains of Carrots Podcast

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How do you know when you’ve made an idol of something? Why are we prone to creating idols and how do they interfere with our relationship with God? That’s what we’re talking about today with the wonderful Elizabeth Scalia!

Elizabeth has been one of our favorite Catholic writers for over a decade. She’s a Benedictine Oblate and the author of Strange Gods and Little Sins Mean a Lot. She’s the Editor at Large over at the Word on Fire blog and you can find her at her site The Anchoress.

Idols are certainly a timely topic as we watch politics become an idol to so many during this election year. But there are other things we can turn into idols. In fact, humans are great at turning anything into an idol–even good things!

We’re diving in to some of these pitfalls and what to do when we recognize idols in our lives, so grab a cup of something seasonally appropriate for the fall weather and enjoy the episode!

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Elizabeth’s books

Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday LIfe

Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us

To find Elizabeth:

* her blog* Twitter

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