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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

Dec 17, 2021

Originally published as episode 59 on December 21, 2019, this popular episode is being rerun in a slightly improved version.

This is a love letter to the great English Christmas carols, from “There Is No Rose” to “The Boar’s Head”.

Did you know that not just any Christmas song is a carol? The true carol, in...

Dec 9, 2021

Mary Lou Williams: one of the outstanding jazz pianists of all time, composer, Catholic convert, visionary, performer of works of mercy.

Because Williams's career lasted and her style adapted through many changes in jazz from the swing era to the early 1970s, and because she mentored two of jazz's most influential...

Nov 23, 2021

This episode contains clips of highlights from episodes 45 and 47-49 of the Catholic Culture Podcast.

Episode 45—Libertarianism vs. Natural Law on Private Property

Episode 47—Our Lady’s Habit: Wearing and...

Nov 18, 2021

Unlikely as it may sound, Catholic fiction has a certain amount of mainstream appeal in Japanese literature. Sono Ayako, one of Japan’s most famous novelists, wrote a novel about St. Maximilian Kolbe called Miracles, which has just been translated into English.

Miracles is a semiautobiographical account of...

Nov 4, 2021

Etienne Gilson's Metamorphoses of the City of God traces the quest of philosophers for a universal human society, as it gradually degraded from the heavenly city of which Augustine wrote to modern-day secular humanist globalism. It began with well-intentioned medieval thinkers who were overconfident in the capability of...