Very, very informative. Every summer we get missionaries. I right away identify myself as a Catholic and invite them to my front porch to engage them. I always tell them that I will be happy to visit with them but they have to promise me something. I ask if they will pray with me at the end of our visit. They always say, yes. So, at the end, I pray: "Lord, thank you for these young men who are engaged in spreading the Good News of the Gospel. Please plant a seed in them today that someday they will receive the fullness of your Truth. Amen" After that, I wish them the best in their journey.
My opinion is that every Catholic should be familiar with the "Book of Abraham fraud" that was perpetrated by Joseph Smith via four papyrus hieroglyphs (and 4 real Egyptian mummy too!) that he purchased from a road show carnival, and with which he translated and fabricated a text that was later proved to be completely false by authentic Egyptologists.
If Joseph Smith is a proven fraud, why then should time be wasted scrutinizing the Book of Mormon? If the Book of Abraham is proven to be a complete fraud, the Book of Mormon should be a fraud also.
Ex-Mormons have some great presentations of this online, which can be found by Googling: "Book of Abraham fraud". The abundant evidence is quite interesting.
It was so interesting to hear about Mormonism and what we as Catholics can do when they come knocking on our doors. Have you (Joe & Chloe) considered anything about doing a similar podcast topic with Jehovah Witnesses? There's a Lighthouse Catholic CD that intrigued the thought.
Keep up the great podcasts!
Chloe LangrJoe Heschmeyer