How can I learn more about my faith in the midst of my busy life?
First question: have you discovered podcasts yet??
Podcasts are an amazing, FREE way to continue to learn and grow in your understanding of the faith while on the go.
I started listening to Catholic podcasts back when I was working in campus ministry, and it helped me radically and rapidly improve at sharing the faith.
Wondering where to start? Here are 5 super Catholic podcasts:
This one is the grand daddy for me. Listeners of any and all backgrounds calling in to ask Catholic apologists a question about Catholic teachings. Amazing.
One thing that helped me so much in listening to this radio program archived in podcast form is learning both the content of the answers, and the attitude with which hosts and guests responded to callers. Learning how to speak charitably and in a friendly manner with those who disagree with or don’t understand us was an immeasurable blessing.
Same as above in many ways, but different hosts. I really gravitate to the Wednesday and Friday hosts, personally (Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, and Colin Donovan respectively), but you may find others resonate with you.
The podcast of Fr. Robert Barron’s media apostolate, episodes deal with the culture and how to evangelize it in the modern world. Recommended.
Catholic convert Marcus Grodi interviews people from all kinds of backgrounds (many former Protestant pastors) on what drew them to the Catholic Church.
As we discuss within the membership community at U Evangelize, a testimony is such a powerful thing today. And these are often some powerful testimonies.
Formerly of Catholic Answers and EWTN, Patrick Madrid is an incisive mind and erudite communicator and apologist, and he discusses and contextualizes modern news events with a Catholic lens. I listen to his show (Mon-Fri 6am-9am EST) on the Immaculate Heart Radio app, but it is also archived in podcast form.
Can we plug our own podcast here? We will, because there aren’t many podcasts focused entirely on the life of the missionary disciple, and ours is.
There are a lot of times of day that you can play meaningless games on your phone or over-consume fluffy media. But try out some of these resources while you are on your commute or doing chores around the home, and you will be surprised at how enriching a good podcast is.