Catholics number 1 billion, so there are lots of podcasts that cover ground on this worldwide religion. The Vurbl team has scoured Catholic podcasts to bring you these engaging selections. Regardless of your stance on orthodoxy, there is plenty here to chew on for the faithful or curious.
The Catholic Church certainly needs context if we are to understand its relevance today, but...well, we understand if you want to hit the fast forward button. History buff Patrick D. Dinovo tries to to give a more colorful history, here focusing on Mary becoming pregnant with Jesus.
Fr. Mike Schmitz is a verbally gifted Catholic priest who you may recognize from YouTube. His bite-sized theological insights are a great exercise in faith contemplation. Here Fr. Mike talks about how Catholics can respond to the coronavirus, distinguishing between spheres of interest vs. influence.
Looking for an accessible dive into the intellectual side of Catholicism? Philosopher and author Matt Fradd approaches different topics through the lens of Saint Thomas Aquinas. In this episode, Dr. Stephen Barr discusses the beginning of the universe and reconciling science and religion. Dr. Barr is
Hosts Adam Miniham and David Niles host a podcast about all things man-related when it comes to Catholicism. You'll find some controversial topics broached here, although they do it with humor. In this snippet: How are men called to be "friendly" vs. flattery and what Aquinas has to say about it.
Jeff Cavins is a Catholic evangelist and author who offers weekly, half-hour talks on a variety of Biblical subjects. He roots many of his talks in scripture, and in this snippet, you can hear some inspirational and motivating quotes around fear. If you have anxiety, listen in!
Few priests preach as powerfully as Richard Rohr. In this snippet, Fr. Rohr offers exegesis focused around social sin: the way that societies normalize evil. As Jesus denounces whole cities, Christians are challenged to investigate the toxic beliefs and behaviors we absorb from our communities.
In this episode from the Word on Fire podcast, Fr. Robert Barron addresses arguments raised between well-known podcast host Joe Rogan and infamous atheist/evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. In this clip Fr. Barron addresses the "one God further/everyone is an atheist" objection.
"Memento Mori" is Latin for "remember you must die," and it is an established practice used by Christians to meditate on death. Here Sister Theresa Aletheia of the Daughters of St. Paul, who started a Twitter following on memento mori, explains how she uses the phrase in her spiritual practice.
In this snippet, Fr. Rohr explains what he means by "alternative orthodoxy," which ironically is a return to the most fundamental aspects of religious practice, accessible for all Catholics.
Get a regular infusion of fun and faithfulness (see: twitter segment called Summa Tweetologica) with Clerically Speaking, a podcast hosted by two priests who bring a good banter and Catholic swagger to a number of topics. In this episode, the fathers wrestle with the scourge of bad Catholic media.