Catholic Podcasts

Day 292: The Power of Words The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

As we continue our journey in 1 Maccabees, Fr. Mike explains that this book of the Bible is unlike others because it narrates stories and events without providing any interpretation. In Sirach, Fr. Mike stresses the teaching on the power of our words and the gravity of gossip and slander. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 11, Sirach 28-29, and Proverbs 23:9-12. For the complete reading plan, visit Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
  1. Day 292: The Power of Words
  2. Day 291: The Rise of King Alexander
  3. Day 290: Judas Maccabeus Dies
  4. Day 289: Wise Influences
  5. Day 288: Battling Against Gossip

766: Viganò: New World Order Religion Threatens Society [Podcast] Dr Taylor Marshall Catholic Show

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s released a special video message for the October 15, 2021 “No Fear Day” in Turin, Italy. Dr. Taylor Marshall reads and comments are Archbishop Vigano’s statement on the New World Order regarding globalized religion contrary to Christianity. Watch this new podcast episode by clicking here: Or listen to the audio mp3 […] The post 766: Viganò: New World Order Religion Threatens Society [Podcast] appeared first on Taylor Marshall.
  1. 766: Viganò: New World Order Religion Threatens Society [Podcast]
  2. 765: Did Pope Francis just begin Vatican III? Synodality as Third Vatican Council [Podcast]
  3. 764: Freemason Handshake? Pope Francis and Nancy Pelosi Display Odd Handshake [Podcast]
  4. 763: Texas A&M Upset #1 Alabama AFTER Priests Bless Field with Holy Water (College Football) [Podcast]
  5. 762: Top 10 Lies/Heresies about Jesus Christ, PLUS what is “heresy”? [Podcast]

WOF 306: The Genius of St. Irenaeus The Word on Fire Show – Catholic Faith and Culture

Pope Francis just announced he’s planning to declare a new Doctor of the Church, St. Irenaeus of Lyon. Who was he? What were his key ideas? Why does he still matter? That's what Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss in today's episode. Topics include: What’s a Doctor of the Church, and why should Irenaeus be declared one? How did Bishop first become acquainted with Irenaeus? What was Irenaeus’ approach to battling Gnosticism? Irenaeus taught that God has no need of anything outside of himself. What does this mean, and why is it good news? How to understand Irenaeus’s pithy line, “The glory of God is man fully alive”? Irenaeus’ theology of recapitulation How Irenaeus remains a great spiritual and theological bridge between Eastern and Western Christians Why Irenaeus is still relevant today A listener asks, how should I respond to the idea that nothing really exists because we can’t prove that it exists? Links New editions of Bishop Barron's books: NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!
  1. WOF 306: The Genius of St. Irenaeus
  2. WOF 305: For Teachers, Evangelizing is Priority One
  3. WOF 304: Understanding Genesis: Creation
  4. WOF 303: Which of C.S. Lewis's Books Was His Favorite?
  5. WOF 302: How to Keep Our Kids Catholic

First Communion in Tents?! Catholic Stuff You Should Know

Remembering the simple things
  1. First Communion in Tents?!
  2. Can I ask you something?
  3. Jesus is the Answer for a Mark-hearted Catholic
  4. Trim Your Nose Hairs
  5. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Spiritual Exercises

#10327 Why Believe in Jesus? – Karlo Broussard Catholic Answers Live

Questions Covered: 13:10 – I heard a skeptics’ claim saying that the predictions Jesus made about his death and resurrection were actually made up after the fact in order to make Jesus look more credible. Is there a Catholic response to that?  21:14 – How do Christians resolve the inconsistencies between the four gospels?  44:03 – Why should I believe in Jesus?  …
  1. #10327 Why Believe in Jesus? – Karlo Broussard
  2. #10326 Tips for Defending the Faith – Trent Horn
  3. #10325 Panel Show – Christopher Check
  4. #10324 Panel Show – Joe Heschmeyer
  5. #10323 Open Forum – Jimmy Akin

117 – Maritain's Art and Scholasticism, Pt. 2 The Catholic Culture Podcast

This is a crossover episode in which Thomas joins forces with Scott Hambrick and Karl Schudt from the Online Great Books Podcast,  to discuss the classic essay Art and Scholasticism by Jacques Maritain. This episode covers beauty as a transcendental and its role in the fine arts, and intuition as the way we experience artistic beauty. The beauty of a work does not depend on the emotional effects it produces, nor can it be proven by analysis. We experience beauty intellectually, but by intuition rather than by thought. The hosts also digress into arguments over photography as a fine art, Glenn Gould, and craft beers. Links Pt. 1 of this discussion Buy Art and Scholasticism Read Art and Scholasticism for free online (inferior translation) Learn more about Online Great Books Join Online Great Books with 25% off your first three months via this link This podcast is a production of If you like the show, please consider supporting us!
  1. 117 – Maritain's Art and Scholasticism, Pt. 2
  2. 116 – Maritain's Art and Scholasticism, Pt. 1
  3. 115 – A Bishop's Stand on Gender Ideology – Fr. Stephen Schultz
  4. 114 – A Children’s Book About Accepting Your Nature – Matthew Mehan
  5. Is realism in modern fiction an aberration? w/ Joshua Hren

5 Things You Didn't Know About Catholic Candles The Catholic Talk Show

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys shed light on the use of Candles in Catholicism, including Baptismal, Advent, Votive, Paschal Candles and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  1. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Catholic Candles
  2. A History of Papal Assassinations
  3. The Hidden Meanings Of Catholic Sacred Vessels
  4. 10 Things You Didn't Know About Catholic Vestments
  5. Who Is The Best Movie Jesus?

Possessing vs. Loving Others and Understanding Modesty Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Fr. Josh answers questions about the difference between possessing others versus authentically loving them, and how to properly understand modesty, and why how we dress matters. Snippet From the Show Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at
  1. Possessing vs. Loving Others and Understanding Modesty
  2. Coping with Grief, Naming Children, and Discerning the Contemplative Life
  3. Retreat Highs, Fear of Marriage, and Facing An Unplanned Pregnancy
  4. Be My Guest: Cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle (with Megan and Jared Braud)
  5. Waiting to Enter the Church, College Greek Life, and Feeling Alone in the Faith
Do you ever feel like you’re different from everyone else? Today, Jeff invites us to marvel at the reality that each person is unrepeatable and a unique masterpiece of God’s creativity and love. Snippet from the Show “God has the ability to create billions of people and no two are the same.” Email us with comments or questions at Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get Jeff’s shownotes delivered straight to your email! Or visit for full shownotes!
  1. You Are Unrepeatable
  2. What If Jesus Told Stories About You? (Part Two)
  3. What if Jesus Told Stories About You? ( Part One)
  4. Faith Without Works, Doesn’t Work
  5. Stop Complaining: Don’t Be Doug and Wendy Whiner (Part Two)

Prayer update: LifeSite co-founder's daughter improving The John-Henry Westen Show

John-Henry Westen provides another update on his daughter Mary-Catherine. See for privacy and opt-out information.
  1. Prayer update: LifeSite co-founder's daughter improving
  2. Is it true that Ivermectin and HCQ are abortion-tainted just like COVID jabs?
  3. 'Soap star who went from atheism to Christianity risks career calling out anti-life, pro-vax Hollywood
  4. Prayer update on LifeSite co-founder John-Henry Westen's daughter
  5. Only a false Christ would ban healthy unvaccinated people from churches

2021-10-15 – When Should You Leave a Marriage? Women of Grace, Radio

At what time is it ok to leave your marriage? This is the question caller Jackie has for Johnnette. Her husband has filed for divorce but she thought as a Catholic wife she should stay. Johnnette finds out that they have been separated for 2 years after Jackie husband got violent and she feared for her life. She is frightened of him with these outbreaks. Listen to Johnnette's advice.
  1. 2021-10-15 – When Should You Leave a Marriage?
  2. 2021-10-14 – Looking For A Miracle
  3. 2021-10-13 – Why Acupuncture Remains Scientifically Unconvincing
  4. 2021-10-12 – Anxiety and the Power of the Rosary
  5. 2021-10-11 – Testing the Spirits

2021-10-14 – Life Perspectives Catholic Connection

Founder and CEO of Life Perspectives Michaelene Fredenberg talks to Vanessa Dena-Garmo about October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month.
  1. 2021-10-14 – Life Perspectives
  2. 2021-10-13 – "Seriously, God? Making Sense of Life Not Making Sense."
  3. 2021-10-12 – (F-S-I)
  4. 2021-10-11 – Michael O'Neill
  5. 2021-10-08 – Vanessa Denha-Garmo/EWTN Radio and Television

2021-10-15 – | FULL EPISODE – Daniel Cameron at SCOTUS, Eric Schmitt, Billie Eilish’s Abortion Statement EWTN PRO-LIFE WEEKLY

The Supreme Court this week took on an abortion case to decide whether Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can defend his state’s dismemberment abortion ban – Daniel Cameron joins us in studio to discuss the case and oral arguments. We speak about the important role of pro-life state attorney generals and this Supreme Court term with Susan B. Anthony List’s Prudence Robertson and The Heritage Foundation’s policy analyst Melanie Israel. Singer Billie Eilish slams Texas’ heartbeat law during an Austin concert – Catherine Hadro ‘Speaks Out’. And we’re joined by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt who tells us how he’s working to protect babies in the womb with Down syndrome as we commemorate Down Syndrome Awareness Month this October. EWTN Pro-Life Weekly with Catherine Hadro airs on EWTN every Thursday night at 10 pm ET. It re-airs on Sundays at 10:30 am and Tuesdays at 1:30 pm ET.
  1. 2021-10-15 – | FULL EPISODE – Daniel Cameron at SCOTUS, Eric Schmitt, Billie Eilish’s Abortion Statement
  2. 2021-10-08 – | FULL EPISODE – Rep. Virginia Foxx, Archbishop Cordileone, Abortion Trauma
  3. 2021-10-01 – | FULL EPISODE – Katrina Jackson, Marilyn Musgrave, Pregnancy Loss Awareness
  4. 2021-09-24 – | FULL EPISODE – Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Amy Howe
  5. 2021-09-17 – | FULL EPISODE – Governor Kevin Stitt, Rep. Stephanie Bice, Br. Columba Thomas, O.P.

2021-09-07 – CATHOLIC EPISTLES Mother Angelica Live Classics

Mother explores the wisdom and instruction found in the Epistles.
  1. 2021-09-07 – CATHOLIC EPISTLES
  2. 2021-08-31 – MODESTY
  5. 2021-07-13 – THE OUR FATHER

Meet Pope St. Pius V: The Legendary Rosary Pope (Prof. Roberto De Mattei & Fr. Edward Looney) Catholic Exchange

Today's short episode is guest hosted by Fr. Edward Looney who interviews Prof Roberto De Mattei, author of the new book Saint Pius V: The Legendary Pope Who Excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I, Standardized the Mass, and Defeated the Ottoman Empire.We discuss the legacy of Pope Pius V, a saintly figure who encouraged devotion to the rosary while he changed the history of Western Civilization. Support the show (
  1. Meet Pope St. Pius V: The Legendary Rosary Pope (Prof. Roberto De Mattei & Fr. Edward Looney)
  2. When Bad Things Happen to Good People: A Catholic Answer (Paul Chaloux, author & professor)
  3. The Bible as a Great Adventure (Jeff Cavins, author & teacher)
  4. A Catholic Answer to Suffering | Paul Chaloux, author and professor
  5. The Sculptor Bringing Dante to Life | A Conversation with artist Timothy P. Schmalz
  1. Holy Face against the Marxists with RTF Mike
  2. Charles Coulombe on TLM, Ordinariate and the Triumph of Senile Screamers
  3. How to Unite the Clans against the St. Gallen Mafia
  4. 1P5 Podcast Ep. #77 – What Happened in Washington?
  5. 1P5 Podcast Ep. #76 – The Crisis of Meaning | Guest: Kale Zelden

49—Romanus the Melodist: Through Hymns, with Hymns, in Hymns Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina

Romanus the Melodist looms large from his lifetime in the sixth century. Today he is much sung and little known—at least with certainty. Beautiful legends have filled in the cracks of his biography. According to one, he was tone-deaf and non-musical when heaven granted him the gifts of composition and vocal performance. He went on to compose many verse homilies, kontakia, which are still sung in the Eastern churches today. Having lived in Homs, and then Beirut and Constantinople, he introduced Syriac forms and methods into Byzantine liturgical music.     LINKS Romanus the Melodist page at Pope Benedict XVI on Romanus the Melodist Romanus on the Resurrection, sung performance Mike Aquilina’s website Mike Aquilina’s books Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed Donate today!  
  1. 49—Romanus the Melodist: Through Hymns, with Hymns, in Hymns
  2. 48—Leo the Great: Who Roared with the Voice of Peter
  3. 47—Vincent of Lerins: Believed Everywhere, Always, by All
  4. 46—Cyril of Alexandria: The Fifth-Century Man from Uncle
  5. 45—John Cassian, Monk on the Move, Solitary in the City

The Chosen, Season 2: characters and controversies Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast

Oratorian brother and visual artist Joshua Vargas joins Thomas and James to discuss Season 2 of The Chosen. The series continues to set a high imaginative standard in its portrayal of the Twelve Apostles, each of whom has a distinctive personality and several of whom have beautifully fleshed-out backstories (the calling of Nathanael being one of the standout episodes of this season). Jonathan Roumie continues to shine in his performance as Jesus, and we also find the filmmakers stretching their cinematic chops and experimenting with various methods of storytelling. The Protestant-written show also ventured into more problematic theological territory this season, so a review would be incomplete without an evaluation of its controversial treatment of the Virgin Mary and of Jesus' human knowledge. While falling short of a Catholic view, these allow for some nuance; but the portrayal of John the Baptist is purely disappointing. Watch discussion on YouTube: Links The Chosen, Season 1 discussion Thomas’s interview with Jonathan Roumie on the Catholic Culture Podcast Buy Brother Joshua’s work on Etsy Music is The Duskwhales, “Take It Back”, used with permission. This podcast is a production of If you like the show, please consider supporting us!
  1. The Chosen, Season 2: characters and controversies
  2. Mental Preservation – Dekalog: Eight (1988)
  3. Drama of Holiness: Monsieur Vincent (1947) w/ Steven Greydanus
  4. Therese (1986), and What Makes a Good Saint Movie?
  5. The Mission (1986)