48 episodes

A podcast exploring the history of the Catholic Church, especially the historical background of contemporary Catholic practices and issues. Hosted by Kevin Schmiesing and Scott Schulze.

Catholic History Trek Scott Schulze & Kevin Schmiesing

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A podcast exploring the history of the Catholic Church, especially the historical background of contemporary Catholic practices and issues. Hosted by Kevin Schmiesing and Scott Schulze.

    The Catholic Plymouth Rock

    The Catholic Plymouth Rock

    Kevin provides an update on the status of his book and offers a preview of one of the book’s chapters: St. Mary’s City, Maryland, the cradle of  Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies.

    • 11 min
    Better than Hollywood: Mother Dolores Hart

    Better than Hollywood: Mother Dolores Hart

    Kevin tells the story of Dolores Hart, who traded the glitz and glamor of the Hollywood film industry for the quiet obscurity of a rural New England monastery.

    • 8 min
    The Norbertines

    The Norbertines

    Scott explores the life of St Norbert, from self-absorbed cleric to holy penitent and bishop. Also covered are the religious order he founded, the Canons Regular of Premontre, commonly known as the Norbertines, who are celebrating their 900th anniversary in 2021.

    • 19 min
    The Beacons Are Lit! Parishes in the Past and Present

    The Beacons Are Lit! Parishes in the Past and Present

    Scott and Kevin use the current reorganization of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as a springboard to discuss the nature and history of the basic elements of the Church’s structure: parishes and dioceses.

    • 39 min
    Saint Gabriel Possenti and the Passionists

    Saint Gabriel Possenti and the Passionists

    Saintly Sharpshooter? Potential patron saint of handguns? Scott explores the history of St Gabriel Possenti and the religious order, the Passionists, of whom he belonged.

    • 18 min
    Squanto and the First Thanksgiving

    Squanto and the First Thanksgiving

    Although the Pilgrims were definitely not Catholic, there was at least one Catholic at the First Thanksgiving: the native guide and interpreter Squanto. Scott and Kevin examine the historical background of Thanksgiving, especially the Catholic side of the story.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

__Matthew_.___ ,

Akin to a Private Study with Excellent Content

I do hope This podcast finds great success as the atmosphere and content are both wonderful. Thank you for the clear audio, historical details, and personalities to put it all together.

Deus_Vult! ,

Good Catholic history podcast

Very informative. Interesting topics and good points.

I like how the two hosts are “on the same page “, but have a different style and focus.

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