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PODCASTS

The Fr. Mike Schmitz Catholic Podcast
Faith, pop culture, and headline reflections from Fr. Mike Schmitz, Chaplain for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Catholic Campus Ministry.

UMD Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
Homilies preached by Fr. Michael Schmitz, Chaplain for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Catholic Campus Ministry

Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons - Catholic Preaching
Weekly homilies from Bishop Robert Barrom, produced by Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture
Join Bishop Robert Barron for a weekly podcast on faith and culture.

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)
In his weekly Catholic Bible study podcast, Jeff shares faith tips and scripture truths to help you live as a modern-day disciple of Jesus Christ.

From the Friars (Catholic Christian Spirituality)
Podcast of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal was founded in 1987 in the Bronx to work with the poor and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are part of the Roman Catholic Church in communion with the pope!

The Walk Humbly Podcast
In his threefold role of teaching, sanctifying, and governing, Bishop Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington is committed to articulating the Good News through all available media.

Pints with Aquinas
If you could sit down with St. Thomas Aquinas over a pint of beer and ask him any on question, what would it be? Every episode of Pins with Aquinas revolves around a question, a question that St. Thomas addresses in his most famous work, The Summa Theologica. So get yoru geek on, pull up a bar stool, and grab a cold one. Here we go!

The Matt Fradd Show
A long form conversation hosted by Matt Fradd with friends and guests that have included philosophers, historians, apologists, and theologians.

Catholic Stuff You Should Know
A lighthearted exploration of various prominent and obscure Catholic topics.

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
Promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition, including reflections on the Sunday Mass readings.

Discerning Hearts
Dedicated to those on the spiritual journey.

The Thomistic Institute
The Thomistic Institute exists to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square. The thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Universal Doctor of the Church, is our touchstone. The TI is an academic institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

The Abiding Together
Hosted by Sister Miriam, Michelle Benzinger, and Heather Khym, Abiding Together provides a place of connection, rest and encouragement for women who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.


 

BOOKS

lists

Best Catholic Books of All Time - A list by Catholic author Brandon Vogt

CIC’s Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan - Courtesy of the Catholic Information Center in Washington DC

Fr. Hardon’s Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan - A list compiled by scholar Fr. John Hardon, SJ

NON-FICTION

Another Sort of Learning by James Schall, S.J.
Assorted essays and reading lists on truth, culture, etc.

The Confessions of St. Augustine (available on Formed.org)
Story of a great saint’s conversion in his own words

The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis
The Pope on the New Evangelization

The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
A personable exploration of the four types of love

The Habit of Being, Letters of Flannery O’Connor
Wit and wisdom of Southern Catholic novelist

St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton
Two short, readable but powerful books about two of the Church’s greatest saints

Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux 
Autobiography of the “Little Flower,” a spiritual giant

The Truth of Catholicism by George Weigel
Ten modern controversies explored and explained


FICTION

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Faith and love in an aristocratic British Catholic family of the early 20th C.

Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
Novels and short stories illustrating the action of grace in the lives of Southern misfits and freaks

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Based on the true, poignant story of one priest’s re-evangelization of the American Southwest

The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos
The struggles and successes of a French country priest

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The dogged faithfulness of the persecuted Mexican “whiskey priest”

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Imagined letters between devils portray spiritual warfare

The Betrothed  by Alessandro Manzoni
A couple in love overcomes many obstacles to marriage

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  (available on Formed.org)
A woman of character perseveres and finds true love

Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
A strong woman of faith keeps her family together


 

MOVIES

Vatican Best Film List - 45 movies recommended by the Vatican

50 Best Catholic Movies of All Time - A good list from catholicculture.org 

Grassroots Films - GRASSROOTS FILMS, INC. is a film production company whose sole purpose is to create entertainment that inspires.

TELEVISION

Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) - EWTN Global Catholic Network airs family and religious programming from a Catholic point of view


 

YOUTUBE

The Matt Fradd Show
The Matt Fradd Show, a long form conversation show where he chats with interesting people about interesting stuff! 

Spirit Juice
Awesome Catholic Videos (Reflections, talks, etc.)

Bishop Robert Barron
These are brief and insightful commentaries on faith and culture by Catholic theologian and author Bishop Robert Barron. The videos complement his weekly sermons posted and podcasted at WordOnFire.org.

Ascension Presents
Ascension Presents is an evangelistic platform bringing faith-filled, entertaining and dynamic presenters straight to your newsfeed. By providing engaging content for our audience that reflects the good, the true and the beautiful we hope to bring their hearts closer to Christ.

Renewal in Motion
Renewal in Motion is an initiative of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal combining the best of creativity and charity...because love is creative.

Icons: Real People. Real Presence.
A show on EWTN that dives into the hearts and the lives of people living their lives for Christ.


 

MUSIC

Matt Maher
Intrinsically linked to the human condition are the desires to be known, understood, and heard: to count for things that matter. Echoes, the newest studio record from Matt Maher (Essential/Sony) is a collection of declarations in the midst of dealing with human suffering. After writing most of the songs for the record, Maher lost his father, and “Echoes” took on a whole new personal dimension for the artist. “Worship music paints with broad strokes for large groups of people, that stem from intimate stories and experiences; the challenge, as a creator, is to somehow let the former come out of the latter.”

Audrey Assad
Sometimes the most compelling art and spiritually-nourishing songwriting comes after a challenging season, though in the case of consistently thought-provoking troubadour Audrey Assad, it appeared after a gut-wrenching deconstruction of her fundamentalist faith foundation, alongside crippling battles against anxiety. In fact, it was that very maze of emotions, coupled with the inability to write worship songs she felt were genuinely authentic, that resulted in the four years between her last original album and the immensely awaited Evergreen (Fortunate Fall Records/Tone Tree Music), which besides chronicling the no-holds-barred transparency of her struggles, buds with rebirth and hope.

Marie Miller
Folk/pop.

Paul J. Kim
Beatboxer. Catholic Speaker.

Father Kevin Goldrick
Bluesy-pop.

Luke Spehar
Acoustic

Mike Lahey
Based out of Nashville, Mike Lahey has created music that speaks to the heart and the feet. With styles ranging from Singer/Songwriter to Jazz, his latest EP, Expectations, defies all expectations.


 

WEBSITES

Institutions

The Holy See (the Vatican)

The Diocese of Arlington

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The Virginia Catholic Conference

catholic teaching

The Catechism of the Catholic Church - Online version of the official summary of Catholic teaching

Catholic Answers - Excellent resource for understanding, explaining and defending the faith

The (Old) Catholic Encyclopedia - A wealth of information about Catholic teaching, history and culture

Catholic Materials

Ignatius Press - Publication and distribution of Catholic print, video, and audio materials, especially books and films

Pauline - Purchase Catholic books and media.

Scepter Publishers - Catholic books for spiritual growth.

Catholic Current - The USCCB’s social media resources for the liturgical year.

Formed.org - Stream Catholic movies, audiobooks, talks, studies, and more! Get your free account through the St. Charles subscription.

Get help & Support

Courage - An apostolate for Catholic men and women who experience same-sex attraction.

Alpha Omega Clinic - Individual, couples and family psychotherapy, as well as psychological and psychoeducational assessments that are integrated with the Catholic faith.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington - Catholic Charities is the charitable arm of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and serves all those in need who live within the Diocese.

Catholic Jobs - Find employment within the Church


Ethics

National Catholic Bioethics Center
The National Catholic Bioethics Center strives to be an effective resource and positive force in the Church and society for promoting and safeguarding respect for the dignity of each human being from conception until natural death by helping those involved in health care to understand how the moral teachings of the Church apply to developments in health care and the life sciences.

Ethics and Public Policy Center


 

APPS

Formed.org (iOS) - Catholic movies, videos, e-books, audiobooks, and more! Sign up for free using St. Charles subscription at stcharleschurch.formed.org.

Headspace - Mindfulness meditations. Useful to prepare yourself for prayer.

iBreviary (iOS) - Get the prayers of The Liturgy of the Hours on your phone.

Mass Times for Travel (iOS) - Find Churches and their Mass times anywhere you go.

The Rosary App

Ignatius Bible

The Roman Catholic Calendar