Podcasts from America Media
Hark! The stories of our favorite Christmas carols
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The cookies, the mistletoe, the lights...oh, and the music! For Christians, Christmas carols mark a season of hope and the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Even in popular culture, these iconic jingles capture a warmth, a cheer and a nostalgia that transcends religious belonging.
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
“The Gloria Purvis Podcast” is a new podcast from America Media hosted by radio personality and Catholic commentator, Gloria Purvis. The podcast centers the opinions, stories and experiences of individuals who have been marginalized in the Catholic Church and in society. A consistent ethic of life informs the conversations and honestly critiques narrow applications of church teachings or ideological attitudes. It's all about fostering a culture of charitable dialogue around the most complex and contentious issues in the Catholic Church today.
Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church
In “Plague,” journalist Michael O’Loughlin investigates the untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church from the 1980’s. Mike is America’s national correspondent and he has covered Catholicism for more than a decade. Mike is also gay and Catholic—and he is curious how others manage this sometimes complex identity. Through dozens of interviews and archival research, he has found that no time in modern history was more volatile for gay Catholics than the height of the AIDS epidemic.
Will the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis ever end? That's a question everyone has been asking since the latest wave of news in 2018. In Deliver Us, host Maggi Van Dorn is a Catholic committed to healing the church from the inside. She wants to know: How did this happen? And what, if anything, can we do to help? Hear from experts, advocates, and survivors to learn what the church can do to move forward. Because you can’t fix something until you know how it’s broken.
Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer
Pray with your imagination! In this series, Tucker Redding, SJ, guides you through the practice of Ignatian Contemplation, in which you use your imagination to place yourself in scenes from scripture. Journey with Jesus from his baptism in the Jordan River to his death and resurrection in Jerusalem.
The Examen with Father James Martin, S.J.
The examen is a centuries-old prayer practice that helps you find God in your daily life. Our podcast is based on a technique that St. Ignatius Loyola outlined in the Spiritual Exercises, his classic manual for prayer. Each week Father Martin will provide you with a new reflection and guide you through the examen prayer.
The Word: Scripture Reflections from America Media
The Word is America’s weekly reflection on the readings you’ll hear at Mass. Since the 1950s, we have provided insightful commentary from leading scriptural scholars on the Sunday readings. Now you can listen to an audio version of these reflections, published every Wednesday. As an added bonus, we publish daily reflections during Advent and Lent to help you pray during those important liturgical seasons.
Jesuitical is a weekly podcast featuring Ashley McKinless and Zac Davis—the “young, hip, lay editors” of America Media. On each episode, they discuss the Catholic news of the week and speak with an interesting guest from the world of faith, politics or culture. Drawing from the insights of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the hosts create a fun, relatable atmosphere that invites young adult Catholics to become a part of an interactive online faith community.
Inside the Vatican with America Media
Each week, Colleen Dulle goes behind the headlines of the biggest Vatican news stories with America’s Rome correspondent Gerard O’Connell. They'll break down complicated news stories that have a whole lot of history behind them in an understandable, engaging way. Colleen and Gerard will give you the inside scoop on what people inside the Vatican are thinking, saying—and planning.
Church Meets World: The America Magazine Podcast
This is where the Catholic Church meets the most interesting and consequential issues of our time. Each episode explores a different topic through immersive stories told by America’s editors. Church Meets World is the best of our magazine content reimagined in podcast form. It’s not only what you read in our pages but how you hear it. Presented by Maggi Van Dorn and Sebastian Gomes.
*Formerly the America This Week Podcast.
When it comes to voting, Catholics in the United States are split down the middle. Some cast their vote on a single issue. For others, the decision is more complex. So, what are the deciding issues for Catholics and how will they stack up in the 2020 election? This podcast series explores the top voting issues in the United States, from abortion to immigration to racial justice, by sharing the voices of experts and activists on the front lines. How Catholics vote will help determine the election. Here’s the case for each issue and how they are connected. Hosted by Sebastian Gomes.