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Dog with halo. Original artwork by Sarah McKeown (IG @barahsurns).

All Creatures Great and Small

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Aug 24, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Most of us associate St. Francis of Assisi with animals. But did you know St. Philip Neri also cared for... Read more

East Boston.

Cheers to Summer Break!

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Jul 2, 2020

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

Six segments - all about the 4th of July. Read more

Discovery Network’s former headquarters in Silver Spring Maryland.

Discovering God’s Plan

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Jun 29, 2020

By Kate Olivera

Jim McNulty was one of three people held hostage in 2010 at the Discovery Network headquarters in Maryland. He shares... Read more

A scientist examines the result of a plaque assay, which is a test that allows scientists to count how many flu virus particles (virions) are in a mixture.

Atom and Eve

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Jun 22, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Dr. Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health talks about the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, and... Read more

Sister Thea Bowman (Courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration) and Venerable Augustus Tolton (

'We Shall Overcome'

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Jun 15, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

We share the stories of two Black Catholics on the path to sainthood. Read more

Faith leaders pray June 2 at the spot where George Floyd died.

“I can’t breathe”

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Jun 8, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

This episode features the voices of a couple Black Catholics. They tell their own stories. They come from different parts... Read more

Theater stage.

Paradigm Shift

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Jun 1, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

We share stories about major life shifts— stories of people whose lives took a dramatic and unexpected turn from what... Read more

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More than just recycling

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May 26, 2020

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

We share some stories about the things Pope Francis writes about in his encyclical about the environment. Read more

St. John Paul II takes a break during one of his many secret ski trips. Photo courtesy of Lino Zani.

JPII, who were you?

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May 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

Biographer George Weigel and a former Swiss Guard detail the legacy of St. John Paul II. An Italian mountaineer talks... Read more

A man walks the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Pilgrims’ (Perilous) Progress

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May 11, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

A group travels to the Holy Land as the coronavirus reaches pandemic levels; a proposal gone wrong on the Camino... Read more

A frame from Marvel's comic book about Pope St. John Paul II.

Saintly Superheroes

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May 4, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Nearly four decades ago, Marvel produced several religious-themed comic books, including a comic about the life of Pope St. John... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

City of Angels

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Apr 27, 2020

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

Rome correspondent Courtney Mares takes us on a deep dive into the history of Our Lady of Loreto. Producer Jonah... Read more

A man sits inside a McDonald's. Photo courtesy of Chris Arnade.

Death Row and the Back Row

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Apr 20, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Bishop Richard Stika tells the story of the time St. John Paul II intervened in the life of a man... Read more

A young woman prays in a church.

Waiting for Conversion

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Apr 16, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

JD Flynn interviews his mother about her conversion. Then, many RCIA candidates and catechumens are waiting much longer than they... Read more

A priest holds palms on Palm Sunday.

Keep Palm and Carry On

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Apr 6, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Millions of people were affected - in some way or another - by the coronavirus pandemic this Palm Sunday. We... Read more

Princeton Professor Robert George plays the banjo.

Listen at Your Leisure

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Mar 30, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

We hear from a couple in Ohio who write fiction; Princeton professor Robbie George talks about why he plays the... Read more

A woman sits alone in a Catholic church.

Coronavirus Comes to America

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Mar 24, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

We talk with priests who are navigating Mass cancellations; a homeless shelter in Washington D.C. that continues its life-saving ministry... Read more

A red cross ambulance passes in front of the Vatican as Italy prepares for the coronavirus, March 9, 2020.

Italy in the time of coronavirus

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Mar 23, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown,Hannah Brockhaus

Rome correspondents Hannah Brockhaus and Courtney Mares share personal essays of their experience living under lockdown in Rome. A former... Read more

Jeff Schinstock and his daughter, Regina Maria. Photo courtesy of Jeff Schinstock.

The Church and disabled Catholics (Part 2)

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Mar 16, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Jeff Schinstock talks about his daughter, Regina Maria, who has severe autism. The director of the National Catholic Partnership on... Read more

Pope Francis with Peter Lombardi at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 28, 2018.

The Church and disabled Catholics (Part 1)

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Mar 9, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

A Catholic priest shares about his diagnosis of autism. Then, we ask how the Catholic Church can better serve Catholics... Read more