The Catholic Canuck Podcast

  • 117. Spiritual Beauty & Solitude in a Time of Subjective Truth

    What is Truth? The question asked by Pontius Pilate to Jesus Christ, the Truth personified. If you ask the world today, the truth is subjective and is defined by an individual's interpretation and feelings at the time. The Catholic Church's answer is that the truth is indeed objective and does not change with the spirit of the age. We talk about some of the ways truth is being revealed to us through church architecture and solitude & contemplation. Donate to the rebuild of St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church in Morinville, Alberta - Joe Mazzulla on the Royal Family: Catholic Canuck Podcast is on social media! Follow, Like, & Share:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastContact Email:
  • 116. When Telling the Truth Becomes Perilous w/Jim McMurtry

    Jim McMurtry is an educator who holds a Ph.D from the University of Toronto in the Philosophy of Education. After spending four decades in various teaching roles, he was censured for questioning false narratives on residential schools. Jim shares how cancel culture came for him after sharing historical truths and how the Church can courageously stand for the good things Catholics and other Christians have done throughout history in Canada.Follow Jim on X @JimMcMurtry01 Catholic Canuck Podcast is on social media! Follow, Like, & Share:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastContact Email:
  • 115. Temperance, Illicit Drug Use & Wacko Politicians

    The virtue of temperance is the focus of this episode as we explore the Church's moral view on moderation of earthly goods and pleasures. We also cover a major social issue in Canada which is the increase in drug usage and addiction through decriminalization and supervised injection sites. The implementation of this policy by the federal government lead to an amusing exchange in Ottawa's House of Commons where the Leader of the Opposition called Justin Trudeau a "wacko" Prime Minister.We point to the virtue of temperance and a Sacramental life as the answer to this issue and all that ills our world.Toxic Drug Statistics and Story from BC Government: Emeritus Charles Chaput on safe injection sites: Power of One Hail Mary: Catholic Canuck Podcast is on social media! Follow, Like, & Share:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastContact Email:
  • 114. Classical Education & Recusancy w/Avellina Balestri

    Avellina Balestri is the author of the upcoming book Gone for a Soldier and her stories, poems, and essays have been featured in over thirty print and online publications. Avellina is also Editor in Chief of Fellowship & Fairydust, a literary magazine inspiring faith and creativity and exploring the arts through a spiritual lens. In this episode, we discuss the merits of a holistic classical education and the history of Catholic martyrs and recusant Catholics in England. We also talk about some of the books that Avellina has authored, including her upcoming book called Gone for a Soldier that will be released later this year, and is the first book in a trilogy.Where to find Avellina:Books at Amazon: avellinabalestri.wordpress.comFellowship & Fairydust: https://fellowdustmag.wordpress.comFollow The Catholic Canuck Podcast on social media:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastEmail:
  • 113. What Every Catholic Should Know About Suffering w/Dr. Mark Giszczak

    Dr. Mark Giszczak is a professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology and is the author of several books including his latest called Suffering: What Every Catholic Should Know. Suffering to some degree is something all of us will encounter at some point in our lives. In this episode, we talk about how we can unite our suffering to Christ and help both Catholics and non-Catholics understand suffering from an eternal perspective.Website: catholicbiblestudent.comBook: Institute: The Catholic Canuck Podcast on social media:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastEmail:
  • 112. False Idols, Forgiveness & Being a Courageous Witness w/Peter Grandich

    Peter Grandich is a renowned author, commentator, speaker, and Youtube host speaking primarily on topics involving finance and money markets. After spending decades as a portfolio manager on Wall Street, he wrote his autobiography called Confessions of a Former Wall Street Whiz Kid, and has presented at investment conferences all around the world. In this episode, we talk about idolatry in sports, the power of forgiveness, the importance of tithing, and to be courageous witnesses of our Faith in Jesus Christ in this fallen world.Where to find Peter:Website: petergrandich.comYouTube: @PeterGrandichFollow The Catholic Canuck Podcast on social media:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastEmail:
  • 111. Is There Salvation Outside the Catholic Church? w/Ken Litchfield

    Ken Litchfield is a Catholic author, apologist, and radio host who joins us to talk about the timely topic of eternal consequence which is whether there is salvation outside the Catholic Church. We cover the history of this important dogma and how to approach non-Catholics with charity and missionary zeal.Link to Ken's book:'s email: kenlitchfield61@gmail.comFacebook: Catholic Canuck Podcast is on social media! Follow, Like, & Share:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastEmail:
  • 110. Venerable Fulton J. Sheen & Lenten Reflections w/Allan Smith

    Allan Smith is an author, speaker, and media host dedicated to spreading the powerful message of the Gospel through the timeless writings and preaching of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. Lent is a penitential time for Catholics around the world and we invite our audience to be encouraged by thoughtful meditations and observations of Sheen on this important season. Bishop Sheen Today - - Videos, audio, free downloads, and books among other thingsArchbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada - archbishopfultonjsheenmissionsocietyofcanada.orgPodcast: Catholic Canuck Podcast is on social media! Follow, Like, & Share:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastEmail:
  • 109. Game Planning for Success in the Spiritual Life w/Trent Klatt

    Trent Klatt is a former professional hockey player who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League with 5 different clubs. Trent shares his insights on mentorship and coaching young athletes and how devotion to his family and the Sacraments have lead to a deeper relationship with Jesus and the Catholic Church. The Catholic Canuck Podcast is on social media! Follow, Like, & Share:Facebook @TheCatholicCanuckPodcastX @canuck_podcastEmail: