Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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

Nov 20, 2023

Daniel McInerny joins the podcast to discuss his novel, The Good Death of Kate Montclair, the modern cult of authenticity, the desire for control that tempts people to euthanasia, and what it truly means to accept your death.

Publisher’s description for the novel:

Kate Montclair is dying. She has arrived at late...

Nov 14, 2023

6:51 Franciscan Eyes

14:33 Forbearance

15:52 The Mourners

20:19 Spiritual Combat

25:56 Passage

Compositions and piano by Thomas Mirus; recorded spring 2018, Brooklyn.

Listen to this music on YouTube here:

Download these tracks as lossless .wav files here:

Nov 1, 2023

Holly Ordway continues to break new ground in Tolkien scholarship with her latest book, Tolkien's Faith: A Spiritual Biography. This work sheds important light on the experience of Catholics like Tolkien and his mother in the hostile Anglican establishment of their time, on the crucial influence of the Oratory of St....

Oct 17, 2023

Looking back at highlights from past episodes of the Catholic Culture Podcast and Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. Full episodes below:

Catholic Culture Podcast

Ep. 65—Reason with Stories, Philosophize with Your Life (Vision of the Soul Pt. III)—James Matthew Wilson

Sep 15, 2023

Catholic critics of feminism often start with the assumption that the "first wave" of feminism, led by 19th-century figures such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was basically a good thing and compatible with Catholic teachings; only later in the 1960s and 70s, according to this narrative, was the...