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The Catholic Culture Podcast

A weekly podcast hosted by musician and writer Thomas V. Mirus, exploring everything Catholic, with a special focus on arts and culture. Dedicated to the Holy Family. An extension of

Feb 22, 2024

Gregory Roper, a professor of literature at the University of Dallas, joins the podcast to discuss medieval “mystery plays” (also called “miracle plays”). In England these plays, often grouped together in cycles spanning all of salvation history, were performed by town guilds for the festival of Corpus Christi....

Feb 15, 2024

Erik Varden, bishop of Trondheim, Norway as well as Trappist monk, joins the podcast to discuss his new book Chastity: Reconciliation of the Senses.

Topics discussed include:

  • Recovering the true meaning of the word “chastity”
  • Continence and chastity are not the same thing
  • What the Desert Fathers can teach us...

Feb 8, 2024

The renowned English theologian Fr. John Saward makes his podcast debut to discuss his new book on angels, the role of art and beauty in his theological work, and his turn away from the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar after years of studying and translating his works.

Fr. Saward’s books named in this episode:


Jan 26, 2024

Is Jesus Christ God? Is he a man? Is he both? Spoiler alert: the mainstream Church answered with the both/and, but the factions on the fringes tended to choose one or the other. For our first heresy, we take a look at the Ebionites, and their New Testament-era predecessors, the so-called Judaizers. These concluded that...

Jan 10, 2024

This episode collects highlights from episodes 74-76 of the Catholic Culture Podcast. Links to full episodes:

Ep. 74—What Is Classical Christian Education?—Andrew Kern

Ep. 75—Don’t Scapegoat the Nouvelle...