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An award-winning podcast that brings you the people behind the headlines.

    Ep. 96: Running the Race, Keeping the Faith

    Ep. 96: Running the Race, Keeping the Faith

    What does it mean to be both physically and spiritually fit? We talk to super-athlete Sister Stephanie Baliga; Olympian Dominique Dawes; and Bishop Thomas Paprocki, the “Holy Goalie.”

    Shownotes:

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/this-three-time-olympian-wishes-she-could-dine-with-mother-angelica-10533

    https://www.dominiquedawesgymnasticsacademy.com/

    https://missionola.com/marathon.html

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/bishop-paprocki-explores-link-between-physical-and-spiritual-fitness-in-new-book

    • 28 min
    Ep. 95: Ever ancient, ever new

    Ep. 95: Ever ancient, ever new

    This Holy Week, we explore a few of the Church’s earliest Easter pilgrimage traditions in Rome. Producer Jonah McKeown investigates the hymns you won’t hear at Easter Mass this year.

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/holy-week-2021-vatican-issues-guidelines-for-catholics-facing-coronavirus-restrictions-70744

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/beauty-drama-and-pinpoint-silence-easter-triduum-memories-from-rome-93027

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/a-vatican-ambassador-is-visiting-romes-most-ancient-churches-this-lent

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/all-are-welcome-not-a-welcome-hymn-at-mass-usccb-committee-says-54933

    https://www.sourceandsummit.com/

    • 25 min
    Ep. 94: God Save Ireland

    Ep. 94: God Save Ireland

    Travel with us to 17th-18th century Ireland to learn about how Catholicism was nearly stamped out in Ireland...and how Catholics emerged stronger than before.

    https://www.amazon.com/Priest-Hunters-Story-Irelands-Bounty-dp-184717311X/dp/184717311X/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=

    https://twitter.com/ColmFlynn1

    https://youtu.be/3VA9vuId3ds

    http://www.caitrionadunnett.com/portfolio-2/mass-paths/

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/secret-paths-ireland-catholic-forbidden-mass-photography

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/irelands-catholic-bishops-announce-national-synodal-assembly

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-bishops-in-ireland-apologize-for-abject-failure-at-mother-and-baby-homes-21109

    • 34 min
    Ep. 93: Lent Around the World

    Ep. 93: Lent Around the World

    We travel to Lebanon, Timor-Leste, Madagascar, El Salvador and China to hear about the foods and traditions that Christians use to mark the season of Lent.

    https://www.crsricebowl.org/recipe

    https://www.instagram.com/talkaboutaugust4/?hl=en

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/help-save-lebanon-maronite-patriarch-calls-on-international-community-lebanons-maronite-patriarch-called-on-tuesday-for-the-united-nations-to-help-arbiter-the-countrys-crisis-by-convening-an-inte-10229

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/madagascar

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/insides-that-didnt-decompose-and-other-stunning-facts-about-oscar-romero-52016

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/china

    • 33 min
    Ep. 92: Make it personal

    Ep. 92: Make it personal

    In honor of Black History Month, we take a look at a new personal parish in Pittsburgh in the Black Catholic tradition.

    Show notes:

    https://www.ncregister.com/blog/pittsburgh-bishop-why-i-established-a-new-black-catholic-parish

    https://profiles.howard.edu/profile/34901/cheryl-sanders

    • 27 min
    Ep. 91: Mardi Gras (and all that jazz)

    Ep. 91: Mardi Gras (and all that jazz)

    We head down to Louisiana to talk with some Catholics about the Mardi Gras traditions they know and love.

    Show notes:

    https://nds.edu/

    https://www.pelicanpub.com/proddetail.php?prod=9781589804104#.YBCBYpNKh24

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3aitqY-Ee4&t=5s&ab_channel=Rev.PatrickBroussard

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

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Beautiful spectrum of Catholic topics

Thank you for this incredible podcast. The stories and insights are very enjoyable, engaging and memorable. You bring the lived experience of the Catholic faith to the fore. It’s become a weekly habit. Thank you.

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MARVELous!

I always love this podcast, but Episode 68, about the birth of the Marvel comic and about the life of John Paul II, was exceptional! More like this please!
And yesterday’s episode was equally fantastic. Informative, touching, professional, personal and funny! 🇮🇪
CNA newsroom is a must-listen every time!!

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Well Done

This podcast is such a welcome oasis in the desert of what passes for news today. It interweaves our Catholic faith into stories and subjects I rarely hear elsewhere. I’ve often thought there should be a news program that highlights how Christianity brings light into these troubled times and this is it.

I rarely rate anything with 5 stars, but this podcast really deserves it.

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