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Joe Heschmeyer


Joe Heschmeyer has a long history of public speaking, having been a high school and college debater, an attorney, a seminarian, a religion instructor, and an adjunct professor at a Catholic college. He has run the blog Shameless Popery since 2009, co-hosted The Catholic Podcast for three years, and is a long-time contributor to various Catholic online and print publications.

As a result, Joe is comfortable speaking in front of audiences of a variety of sizes, ages, and backgrounds. His style combines clear, logical presentations of information with humor, analogies, and stories that help drive home the truth. And though Joe enjoys lively debate, his approach to apologetics is to “win the person, not the argument,” and he has employed that approach with success everywhere from coffeeshops to college campuses.


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The Eucharistic Heart of Christianity

Drawing on themes from his book <em>The Eucharist is Really Jesus: How Christ’s Body and Blood: Are the Key to Everything We Believe</em>, Joe explores the essential role of the Eucharist in Christianity. For instance, what is “the New Testament,” and how does the Eucharist make sense of Christ’s new covenant?

Seven Mysteries of the Faith Unlocked by the Eucharist

Instead of treating the Eucharist as just one more doctrine amongst many, Joe shows in this talk how a right understanding of the Eucharist is key for understanding (1) the New Covenant; (2) the Old Covenant; (3) the Mass; (4) Early Christianity; (5) the Church; (6) the lives of the Saints; and (7) your own spiritual life.