From the daily readings for Mass to saint-of-the-day podcasts, from devotionals to Catholic news and commentary, there is a remarkable variety of Catholic material available in podcast form. But there are only so many hours in a day; how can you decide which Catholic podcasts are worth your time? Let the readers of the About.com Catholicism GuideSite help you out! Here are their finalists for Best Catholic Podcast. Read a brief description of each of the finalists for Best Catholic Podcast, then scroll down to vote for your favorite!
Best Catholic Podcast Finalists:
- Catholic Answers LIVE - This Week (iTunes Preview)
Declaring as its mission to "serve Christ by sharing with the world the fullness of Catholic truth," the Catholic Answers LIVE podcast packages the popular radio show for the Catholic crowd on the go.
- Catholic Stuff You Should Know (iTunes Preview)
Billing itself as a "lighthearted exploration of various prominent and obscure Catholic topics," Catholic Stuff You Should Know is an eclectic blend of history, doctrine, biography, and current events.
- Catholic: Under the Hood (iTunes Preview)
Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, TOR, is a "Franciscan priest podcasting about the Pope, the Bible, Catholic spirituality, theology, history, and news—everything that has to do with the Roman Catholic Church. Faithful, funny, and entertaining."
- Discerning Hearts (iTunes Preview)
Kris McGregor interviews "today's best authors/teachers/spiritual leaders discussing topics that affect our everyday life." This single podcast includes a variety of shows covering many topics, "from lives of the saints to the basics of Catholic social teaching, from the Sacred Liturgy to prayer in everyday moments of our lives."
- Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (iTunes Preview)
"Daily prayer and scripture readings including music and psalms that follow in the ancient traditions of the Roman Catholic Church yet made to feel contemporary through talented readers and remarkable music."
You know what they say: Four is the loneliest number. Oh, wait—that's one. Better save this next one from loneliness: Best Catholic Magazine.