133 episodes

A lighthearted exploration of various prominent and obscure Catholic topics.

Catholic Stuff You Should Know J. 10 Initiative

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 3.6K Ratings

A lighthearted exploration of various prominent and obscure Catholic topics.

    The Longest Thanksgiving Day Ever

    The Longest Thanksgiving Day Ever

    Fr. Mike & Jacob discuss the penitential season of Advent and practicing gratitude throughout the liturgical season.

    • 48 min
    The Liturgical Ideal of the Church

    The Liturgical Ideal of the Church

    Fr. Sean and Fr. John welcome their friend Fr. Eric Gilbaugh from Helena, Montana in an extended discussion on the purpose of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, the "big five" issues in liturgy today, and lastly, propose a vision of the liturgical ideal of the Church today.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Philosopher Wars, Episode 6: The Return of the Narrative

    Philosopher Wars, Episode 6: The Return of the Narrative

    In this episode, Jacob and Fr. John discuss the topic of the personal narrative of our lives, in light of God's greater story.

    • 48 min
    A Priest Without Pockets

    A Priest Without Pockets

    In episode #551, Fr. Mike & Fr. Sean discuss the history and theology of tithing.

    • 59 min
    7 Fruitful Gifts That Aren't Fruitcake

    7 Fruitful Gifts That Aren't Fruitcake

    In this week's episode, Fr. Mike & Jacob take a deep dive into the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

    • 57 min
    Pilgrims on a Journey

    Pilgrims on a Journey

    In this episode, Father Sean and Jacob discuss that a pilgrimage isn't so much about the destination, rather about the transformation along the way.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

LaurenRFM ,

Love you always!

Love this show and really appreciated the last episode on the Liturgy. Very helpful!! Thanks so much!

Leonardo D.V. ,

Fun & Humorous

A fun and humorous way to learn more about the Catholic faith.

training for a race ,

Started great, deteriorated to really bad

Bottom line:

*If you are exploring Catholism and would like answers, go to ANY Catholic Church and ask about faith formation. There are also great resources online and excellent books. We are a Christ-centered and caring community full of flawed humans: there is a place for you*

That said, no one cares about von Balthasar.

I’ve followed this podcast for at least ten years. The original “cast” of young seminarians-turned-priests provided an amazing insight for a freshly minted Catholic convert. Some of the topics were way over my head, but the non-judgmental tone and friendly banter kept me engaged.

Then a couple hosts went to Rome, a couple went to work, and there was some sort of fight.

I am blessed to have found the show when I did; new to the faith, looking for answers to stuff I should know and intimidated by the formal nature of our clergy, I was very impressionable. The original cast, the original format, seemed open and welcoming and dedicated to both entertaining and informing.

I really hate it for those finding this show now, as you’ll get a lot more of “Catholic opinions of a narrow minded priest and only those he’ll let on because they agree with him” and a lot less of “Catholic Stuff You Should Know.”

This show started as an answer to a call from the See, but has turned in to tedious pontification against the Pontiff.

The last straw for me was hearing a guest priest offer “I’m no Francis apologist” around the time he launched into a tirade about how women should have NO part in the mass and feminism is an enemy of the Church. All based on the idea there is “no precedent” for women in the celebration of the Eucharist.

I’ll pray a Hail Mary or ten and no longer visit this podcast. If you’ve read this far, I recommend you start with the first five episodes before you listen to the last five, or avoid altogether.

TLDR: this podcast has become at best tedious and at worst offensive and off-putting.

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