Catholic Podcasts

Day 89: Israel's Cycle of Disobedience (2023) The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Welcome to the book of Judges! Fr. Mike foreshadows the events of Judges, and the cycle of disobedience we'll continue to see Israel go through. He also gives some context on the book of Ruth, and how we can find grace within the frustrating moments of Scripture. Today's readings are Judges 1-3, Ruth 1, and Psalm 133. 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 89: Israel's Cycle of Disobedience (2023)
  2. Day 88: Joshua's Last Words to Israel (2023)
  3. Day 87: God Keeps His Promises (2023)
  4. Day 86: The Real Presence of God (2023)
  5. Day 85: Fighting for Each Other (2023)

970: Do you fast for 40 hours on Good Friday? Ancient Christian practice revealed [Podcast] Dr Taylor Marshall Podcast

Dr. Taylor Marshall reflects on Nashville. Watch this new podcast episode by clicking here: If the audio player does not show up in your email or browser, please click here to listen. Dr. Taylor Marshall’s newest book: Antichrist and Apocalypse: The 21 Prophecies of Revelation Unveiled and Described Also get his #1 Bestselling book: Infiltration: The […] The post 970: Do you fast for 40 hours on Good Friday? Ancient Christian practice revealed [Podcast] appeared first on Taylor Marshall.
  1. 970: Do you fast for 40 hours on Good Friday? Ancient Christian practice revealed [Podcast]
  2. 969: Was this an Anti-Christian Attack in Nashville? What we know and don’t know [Podcast]
  3. 968: NEPHILIM in the Bible? Children of Demons? Expert explains GIANTS in Genesis and Book of Enoch [Podcast]
  4. 967: Pope Benedict’s Secretary DESTROYED His Correspondence, supervises inheritance to heirs [Podcast]
  5. 966: Donald Trump will be arrested: Latest Update [Podcast]

WOF 379: Pope Francis and the Dangers of Technocracy The Word on Fire Show – Catholic Faith and Culture

Friends, one major theme appearing throughout the teachings of Pope Francis is the danger of technocracy. In his 2015 encyclical, Laudato si’, he coined the term “technocratic paradigm,” using the term five times in the encyclical. Should we be concerned about our technocratic society, one dominated by tech and science and which, in turn, aims to dominates nature? That’s what I discuss with Brandon Vogt today on “The Word on Fire Show.” A listener asks, what’s the difference between the Protestant and Catholic understandings of the Church? Links Word on Fire Liturgy of the Hours (Founder’s Discount ends 3/31) Bishop Barron at The Heritage Foundation Bishop Barron w/ Brett McKay on “Art of Manliness” Bishop Barron w/ Alex O’Connor on “Within Reason” Laudato si’ by Pope Francis Letters from Lake Como: Explorations in Technology and the Human Race by Romano Guardini After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man by Michael Ward
  1. WOF 379: Pope Francis and the Dangers of Technocracy
  2. WOF 378: Bishop Barron, Fr. Mike Schmitz, and the Priesthood
  3. WOF 377: How to Live with Joy w/ Chris Stefanick
  4. WOF 376: Peter Kreeft on Socrates vs. the Sophists
  5. WOF 375: The Liturgy and Social Justice

Don’t Stop Believing, Hold Onto That Promise Catholic Stuff You Should Know

Fr. Mike & Deacon Jacob talk about life lessons learned on their annual hut trip, putting trust in God, and the necessity of perseverance in the life of a Christian.
  1. Don’t Stop Believing, Hold Onto That Promise
  2. Instant Gratification and Silence
  3. CSYSKSYSC: Catholic Stuff and Art
  4. Fast Ninja, Prayer Ninja, Alms Ninja
  5. Lent Me Your Ear

#11086 Ask a Priest – Fr. Samuel Keyes Catholic Answers Live

Questions Covered: 02:07 – getting my marriage blessed by the church, should i go through the premarital counseling process?  07:22 – is it always a mortal sin to smoke mamajuana? Resource:   11:26 – What is your advice for discerning marriage with someone who comes from a family with a history of divorce and how to talk to potential children about divorce?  15:29 – what is a sin against the Holy Spirit? Resource:  19:28 – What do we do with used bibles and rosaries?  22:31 – how do you approach the question from non-Catholics about asking for the saints intercession?  29:55 – does Father find it difficult to live out his priestly vocation not living in community with fellow priests?  34:58 – Why is it a sin to smoke mamajuana but not drink alcohol?  39:58 – how can someone in heaven look down on a sinful person– does that taint the glory of heaven?  46:24 – commenting on the power of praying for Mary’s intercession  48:08 – if an adult is not baptized why should they wait for Easter versus getting baptized right away? Why can (but shouldn’t) a lay person baptize someone else?    …
  1. #11086 Ask a Priest – Fr. Samuel Keyes
  2. #11085 Ask a Priest – Fr. Samuel Keyes
  3. #11084 What is the Relationship Between Salvation and Good Works? – Tim Staples
  4. #11083 Does God Us Live in Peace Or Do All Roads Lead to the Cross? – Joe Heschmeyer
  5. #11082 Stations of the Cross – Edward Sri

156 – Can music be sad? The Catholic Culture Podcast

It's universally acknowledged that music effects our emotions. But does it actually make sense to talk about music "expressing", emotions in any intrinsic sense (that is, can music itself be happy or sad)? And even if it does, should we treat emotional expression as the essential purpose of music, or the criterion by which we judge musical beauty? If music doesn't literally contain emotions, how does it still manage to affect our feelings so powerfully? And what is music expressing, imitating or reflecting, if not emotions? If we want to understand the nature and purpose of music, much less its relation to our moral and spiritual lives, we have to give some answer to these questions. Thomas Mirus, drawing on the thought of the 19th-century music critic Eduard Hanslick and psychologist Edmund Gurney, argues against the conventional view that music is essentially a vehicle for emotion. This podcast is listener-funded. DONATE at Go to Catholic Culture's website for tons of written content, including news, articles, liturgical year info, and a vast library of documents:
  1. 156 – Can music be sad?
  2. 155 – Pilgrimage to the Museum – Stephen Auth
  3. 154 – To Muck We Shall Return – Jane Clark Scharl
  4. 153 – The Lost Radical History of the Pro-Life Movement – Randall Terry
  5. 152 – The most Catholic opera: Dialogues of the Carmelites w/ Robert Reilly

We Asked ChatGPT Think About Catholicism… Here's What It Said. The Catholic Talk Show

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Thaddeus Ruszkowski from the Catholic technology firm Fuzati to discuss Artificial Intelligence and the risks and opportunities it presents to the Catholic Church. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  1. We Asked ChatGPT Think About Catholicism… Here's What It Said.
  2. What Catholics NEED To Believe About The Eucharist
  3. Why Be Catholic And Not Just Christian?
  4. How To Discuss Abortion (With Brandon Vogt)
  5. Interview With Bishop Pohlmeier of St. Augustine
Why do we hear the Passion narrative twice during Holy Week? And who gets to participate in proclaiming those Gospels? Fr. Josh answers these questions in today’s episode. He also shares about an incredible woman who is on her way to canonization. Snippet From the Show To help prepare yourself and enter into it more fully, take the time to meditate on the readings prior to Mass. 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. Why We Read the Passion Twice
  2. Why the Rosary Is Essential
  3. How to Pray in Lent
  4. Envy: It’s More Than Jealousy
  5. Why These Sins Can Be Deadly to Our Souls
What are you supposed to do in Adoration? How are you meant to fill that time? Today, Jeff dives into the value of going to Adoration and how you might spend that time in Adoration. He offers a “recipe” for Adoration that will hopefully draw you even closer to Christ. Snippet from the Show At a certain point, each of us must let go and put our faith completely in God. 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. What Do You Do in Adoration?
  2. Find Your Passion in the Church
  3. The Bible Time Challenge
  4. Five Essentials to Overcome Sin
  5. Standing on God’s Word

3 Top Stories | Fulton J. Sheen, NEW Miracle, Dennis Prager's XXX Beliefs The John-Henry Westen Show

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen continues inspiring pro-life and pro-family leaders in the United States, Canada, and across the world as the Culture of Life confronts the radical abortion and progressive LGBT lobbies intent on establishing the New World Order. Fortunately, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen left pro-lifers a powerful gift, the Spiritual Adoption Prayer for Unborn Babies. As pro-life heroes raise their voices to God for the unborn, a new Eucharistic Miracle may have occurred in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Fr. Joseph Crowley, pastor of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish and St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, Connecticut, has reported that the Eucharist miraculously replicated during the Holy Mass. What can this possible Eucharistic Miracle mean? Then, notable conservative talk show hosts Dennis Prager — founder of PragerU — and the Daily Wire's Jordan Peterson recently shocked the conservative world by seeming to justify occassional uses of pornography. Adult films have no place in the Culture of Life, no conservative host should justify pornography to any degree. Now, LifeSite journalist Matt Lamb unpacks all of this and more with LifeSite Editor-in-Chief, John-Henry Westen on this episode of The John-Henry Westen Show.HELP US FIGHT THE CENSORSHIP OF BIG TECH: ALL YOUR FUN AND FAVORITE LIFESITE MERCH! us on social media: LifeSite: Westen: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
  1. 3 Top Stories | Fulton J. Sheen, NEW Miracle, Dennis Prager's XXX Beliefs
  2. Visionary Priest Fr. Michele Rodrigue Reveals End-Times Prophecy of the Antichrist
  3. Pilots Strike Back Against United Airlines Vax Mandate with Lawsuit
  4. Twin Baby Girls: Conjoined And Doomed To Die | A Mother's Moving Testimony
  5. New World Order Religion EXPOSED: Pagan Practices Of Klaus Schwab, WEF, And MORE

2023-03-30 – The Tie With School Shootings and the Lack of Mother Attention. Women of Grace, Radio

Johnnette shares her thoughts of the recent Nashville school shootings. She ties it to birth control and lack of attention in motherhood. Caller Nick bravely calls in and shares his journey from the transgender life back to one close to God with his born sex.
  1. 2023-03-30 – The Tie With School Shootings and the Lack of Mother Attention.
  2. 2023-03-29 – Can Demons Use A.I.?
  3. 2023-03-28 – Does God Want Us to All Be Catholic?
  4. 2023-03-27 – Dr, Chris Stroud OB – GYN – Encore
  5. 2023-03-24 – Women of Grace Friday (Best of)

2023-03-30 – Fr. Mitch Pacwa Catholic Connection

Fr. Mitch Pacwa comments on a recent Wall Street Journal NORC (National Opinion Research Center) article which shows that once traditional American values have taken a nose-dive in recent years. Dr. Joseph Hollcraft from the Avila Foundation shares news about a free online world-side Lenten Retreat. "Ecce Homo: Prayer and the Paschal Mystery".
  1. 2023-03-30 – Fr. Mitch Pacwa
  2. 2023-03-29 – The Seal of the Confessional!
  3. 2023-03-28 – Debbie Cowden's New Book!
  4. 2023-03-27 – Raymond Arroyo
  5. 2023-03-24 – EWTN Radio and Television

2023-03-24 – EWTN Pro-Life Weekly | FULL EPISODE – March 23, 2023 EWTN PRO-LIFE WEEKLY

A U.K. woman has been arrested not once, but twice for silently praying in front of an abortion clinic. State lawmakers are sounding the alarm as pro-abortion activists work to initiate ballot amendments that could enshrine a so-called “right” to abortion in both Missouri and Ohio. Congressman Ken Buck exposes big tech corruption, and how these companies impact the fight to end abortion. Planned Parenthood wants you to thank the people who kill babies. Catholic universities are equipping up-and-coming doctors and nurses to practice pro-life medicine. Pro-life Weekly with Prudence Robertson airs every Thursday night at 10 PM ET and re-airs on Sundays at 10:30am ET and Tuesdays at 1:30pm ET.
  1. 2023-03-24 – EWTN Pro-Life Weekly | FULL EPISODE – March 23, 2023
  2. 2023-03-17 – EWTN Pro-Life Weekly | SPECIAL EPISODE – March 16, 2023
  3. 2023-03-10 – EWTN Pro-Life Weekly | FULL EPISODE – March 9, 2023
  4. 2023-03-03 – EWTN Pro-Life Weekly | FULL EPISODE – March 2, 2023
  5. 2023-02-24 – EWTN Pro-Life Weekly | FULL EPISODE – February 23, 2023

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

War on Virtue | feat. Bill Donohue Catholic Exchange

Longtime culture-warrior and conservative author Bill Donohue joins the podcast to discuss his new book War on Virtue: How the Ruling Class Is Killing the American Dream.Bill shares his opinions on:The "vital virtues" that are prerequisites to successWhy Hollywood's depravity is a coordinated effort to corrupt hearts and mindsWokeism as a replacement religionHow average American Catholics can protect themselves and their children in the culture warSupport the show
  1. War on Virtue | feat. Bill Donohue
  2. The Habsburg Way | feat. Eduard Habsburg
  3. A Conversation with a Catholic Filmmaker | feat. Nicole Abisinio
  4. Author Insights: an Insider Look at Catholic Publishing
  5. A Catholic 12-Step Program
  1. The National Latin Mass Pilgrimage USA
  2. Trad Evangelization with Eric Sammons
  3. The Papacy Debate with Erick Ybarra
  4. Help the Poor, Increase Your Prayer
  5. Trad Lent = Trad Fasting

The Mother of All Vigils Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina

’Twas the night before Easter, and all through the Church every heart was stirring. The early Christians kept a Vigil that made a lasting impression. The symbols were elemental: fire, water, darkness, nakedness, music, dramatic preaching, surprising chalices, and more-than-marathon endurance. Prepare for your Easter Vigil by learning about theirs. LINKS Melito of Sardis, Peri Pascha Melito of Sardis, Peri Pascha (another translation) Eusebius of Caesarea, On the Celebration of Easter St. Augustine, Sermon 227 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  
  1. The Mother of All Vigils
  2. Work of Human Hands: The Fathers and the Revaluing of Labor
  3. Sicily: The Fathers Long Before the Godfathers
  4. The Deep Roots of Consecrated Life
  5. Denis & the Menaces: 3rd-century Pandemic, War, Climate Change

Can a Holocaust film offer hope? Schindler's List (1993) Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast

Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List – which was included on the Vatican's 1995 list of important films – is generally acclaimed as a masterpiece, yet some critics have called it a Hollywood falsification of its subject matter, either because it does not sufficiently show the brutality of the Holocaust, because the story  is told from the point of view of a German, because it has (in some respects) a happy ending, or because (according to the critique of Shoah director Claude Lanzmann) any fictional portrayal whatsoever of the Holocaust is necessarily a transgression. It is true that while Schindler's List conveys not a little of the horror of the Holocaust, it is also the work of a master entertainer, Steven Spielberg. For a 3 hour, 15 minute drama about genocide, it is remarkably watchable; and indeed, compared with many other movies of the same length, it positively flies by. Shouldn't a film about the Holocaust be a bit more…unbearable? In this discussion of the film, James and Thomas take these questions seriously, while ultimately vindicating Spielberg's work. While there are things a popular Hollywood drama is not going to accomplish, it is legitimate to portray terrible events in a way that is honest and yet does not actually traumatize the viewer. A film that exercises more restraint will perhaps be more successful in carrying on the memory of the dead to future generations than one which is such an unrelenting immersion in evil that few can bear to watch it. Meanwhile, the film, while not being unwatchably brutal, offers a real spiritual challenge to the viewer, one which will especially resonate with those who study to imitate the lives of the saints. Those who object to telling the story from the perspective of a real-life German savior of eleven hundred Jews are missing the point. DONATE to make this show possible! Music is The Duskwhales, “Take It Back”, used with permission.
  1. Can a Holocaust film offer hope? Schindler's List (1993)
  2. Catholic review of The Chosen, Season 3
  3. Ordet (The Word) (1955)
  4. The Leopard (1963)
  5. The Sacrifice (1986)