Mystery Through Manners Catholic Podcast

Mystery Through Manners Catholic Podcast

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Mystery Through Manners is a storytelling podcast which explores the living expressions of the Catholic faith from the perspective of everyday Catholic Americans Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mystery-manners/support


32: The Met Gala
Sep 4 • 45 min
In 2018, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosted its annual MET Gala, the kick-off to an exhibit under the same theme. Oh…and the theme for the night? “Heavenly Bodies, and the Catholic Imagination.” I mean, was there any chance I WOULDN’T do an…
31: The Cost of Curating Beauty
Aug 21 • 64 min
Many months ago, as I began to create storylines and episode ideas for an entire season on Beauty, I came across an interesting dilemma: how to talk about beauty when our world has so many ideas about it? It seemed to be that the only way to have an…
30: A Prayer and a Pen
Jul 10 • 46 min
Throughout this season, we’ve explored the Catholic arts and the gift of beauty through visuals, and the power of creating alongside our Creator. In today’s episode, we’ll jump into what happens when our BODIES are engaged in the careful beauty of pen to…
29: Wearing Your Faith on Your Sleeve
Jun 26 • 48 min
In this week’s episode, we dive into the world of the graphic arts through one of the most popular mediums: T-shirt design. Through the stories of the three most popular designs of our artists, we get at the heart of why the graphic arts are so important,…
28: Part Two: Praying with Creation
Jun 13 • 37 min
In the second part of our two-part series on creating, Jules tries to answer a question central to her own journey: what now? Now that we understand the spiritual significance of creating with our Creator, what are we to do with the creation itself? How…
27: Part One: Creating with the Creator
May 29 • 37 min
Why are we drawn to create? Why do we spend so much time, money, and dedication to a craft which may (or may not!) end up the way we envision? In today’s episode, we dive into the idea that we were made to participate in the creative act alongside our…
26: The Case for Beauty
May 16 • 45 min
SEASON 2 STARTS TODAY! In the first episode of our new season, we start with a simple question: “WHY DOES BEAUTY MATTER?” Under the guidance of three experts, David Clayton, Elizabeth Lev, and Cory Heimann, we seek to answer that question and why beauty…
25: Dana Gioia, Poetry, and the Accessibility of the Arts
Apr 17 • 45 min
In our final episode of our mini series “On My Bookshelf,” Jules interviews one of the most influential figures in the American arts scene: Dana Gioia. Mr. Gioia has spent his professional life attempting to bring the arts back into the lives of everyday…
24: “Finnian and the Seven Mountains”, in the Age of the Hero
Apr 3 • 25 min
In today’s episode, we talk with the creator of a new Catholic comic book series (and publishing house!), Phil Koslowski, about his new comic book “Finnian and the Seven Mountains.” In our story, we dive into the history of comic books, why learning…
23: Ever Eden: By Women, for the Church
Mar 27 • 39 min
Adding to our series “On My Bookshelf” is a brand new literary journal for Catholics, Ever Eden Literary Journal. Curated, created, and written entirely by women, the Ever Eden Literary Journal is an absolutely delightful addition to the rich tradition of…
22: The Reed of God, and the Resurgence of Sheed & Ward
Mar 13 • 34 min
As we enter into this Lenten season, Jules talks with Dr. Kelley Spoerl, a professor of theology at Saint Anselm College, about a mighty spiritual classic, Caryll Houselander’s “Reed of God.” During their chat, Dr. Spoerl guides the audience through…
21: Father Augustus Tolton, in the Post-Charlottesville Era
Feb 27 • 39 min
In the second episode of our book series, On My Bookshelf, we interview Deacon Harold Burkes-Sivers about his new book, “Father Augustus Tolton.” As we close Black History Month, Deacon guides the listeners through the incredible story of Father Tolton,…
20: “Girl, Arise!” in the Era of Me-Too
Feb 13 • 44 min
Disclaimer: this episode references abortion, sexual assault, and rape. Please be advised when listening with children. In the first episode of our mini-series “On My Bookshelf,” we’re chatting with Catholic Feminist Podcast host Claire Swinarski about…
19: The Real Roseto Effect
Jan 30 • 46 min
In the final episode of our first season, we decided to end with a bang! In the first half of our episode, we journey to the small borough of Roseto, PA, to uncover the secrets to a stress-free life. Using the lessons of Roseto, the second half of the…
18: Humanae Vitae in the Era of Protest
Jan 23 • 39 min
In the third episode of our series on the Catholic subculture, we seek to find out just what happened to the world of American Catholicism that led to such drastic change over the course of a single decade. Using the medium of music, we’ll explore how…
17: The Golden Age, and the Legion of Decency
Jan 16 • 31 min
In our Part II on our series on the Catholic subculture, we dive into the world of the movies in the heart of the Golden Age of Hollywood. We speak to scholars and one of my favorite people to ask just how much the Church influenced the broader American…
16: The Catholic Ghettos, and a Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Jan 9 • 27 min
In the first episode of our four-part series on the Catholic Subculture, we dive into the world of the poor immigrant communities in urban hotspots, using Betty Smith’s classic “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” as our guide. We discuss the physical poverty,…
15: The Immigrant Church: Latino Immigration and the Kino Border Initiative
Dec 19, 2018 • 45 min
In the final episode of our three-part series on the Immigrant Church, we dive into the history of Latino immigration to America. We walk through the journey of Hispanic Catholics as they make their way to the United States, discuss the Church’s response…
14: The Immigrant Church: O Pioneers, Christ in Concrete, and the National Parish Model
Dec 13, 2018 • 28 min
In the second installment of our three-part series on Catholic immigration to the United States, we speak with scholars about the Church’s dilemma of how to respond to Catholic migrants who don’t speak the native language. Should the Church force…
13: The Immigrant Church: Arrival and Chain Migration
Dec 5, 2018 • 28 min
In the first of our three-part series on The Immigrant Church, we dive into the early history of Catholic immigration to the United States. Throughout our story, we speak with scholars from all over the country about the rise of Catholicism as an illegal…
Katie Waldow, and the Power of Connection
Nov 25, 2018 • 25 min
In our final installment of our month-long series on Catholic blogging, we speak with Katie Waldow, a youth minister and wildly popular lifestyle blogger through her blog, HeyKatie. In this episode, we discuss the power of beautiful images, forming…
11: The Sisterhood
Nov 19, 2018 • 34 min
In our fourth episode of our series on Catholic blogging, we speak with four women who have all found communion and friendship with others in the blogging world. These women allow us to journey with them through the isolation of motherhood, the joys of…
10: Simcha Fisher, and the Authenticity Dilemma
Nov 14, 2018 • 27 min
In the third episode of our series on Catholic blogging, we talk to one of the most prolific writers in our digital space, Simcha Fisher. In our interview, Simcha and I discuss her history as a Catholic blogger, changes she’s seen in the blogging…
Spoken Bride, and Pulling Back the Curtain
Nov 11, 2018 • 25 min
In our second FEATURE BLOGGER series, we speak with one of the founders of the immensely popular Spoken Bride, Stephanie Calis, about the gift of marriage, the diversity of weddings in the Church, and the need to know the stories behind the pictures.…
08: The Echochambers
Nov 7, 2018 • 27 min
In our second installment of our series on Catholic blogging, we address the downsides of the blogging community, from the combox wars to the crisis of authority. We’ll talk with bloggers from various backgrounds to get to the heart of the question: who…
A Yarn Along, and the Power of Beauty
Nov 4, 2018 • 23 min
In our first FEATURE BLOGGER episode, we talk to Ginny Sheller, author of the delightful blog “Small Things.” In our story, Ginny shares about her life as a blogger, the beginnings of the “Yarn Along,” and how she wants her audience to understand her…
06: The Rise of the Blog
Nov 1, 2018 • 18 min
In the first episode of our four-part series on the Catholic blogger, we talk to Dr. Katherine Schmidt about the rise of the blog’s influence in Church and broader secular culture, as well as why the medium isn’t dying, but may in fact be on the rise.…
BONUS EPISODE: “A Bloody Habit” and the Case for Gothic Fiction
Oct 21, 2018 • 21 min
In this BONUS episode of our fiction series, we talk with Ignatius Press author Eleanor Bourg Nicholson on her new book, “A Bloody Habit.” In our discussion we speak about the importance of the Gothic tradition, why more people should be reading this…
04: A Prayer in the Furnace
Oct 1, 2018 • 23 min
Fiction Series, Episode Four In our final episode in our series on American Catholic Fiction, I talk with two award-winning authors of fiction about their style of writing and the necessity for some Catholic authors to find their niche writing OUTSIDE of…
03: Giving Thanks for Dappled Things
Oct 1, 2018 • 15 min
Fiction Series, Episode Three After learning about the importance of fiction and one of the greatest literary minds of the modern era, it’s time to dive into the modern Catholic literary world! In this episode, we’ll talk to Regina Doman (Chesterton…
02: Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-haunted South
Sep 30, 2018 • 25 min
Fiction Series, Episode Two Curious about the life and works of one of our country’s most esteemed authors? In this episode, experts will try to convince, me, the ultimate Flannery skeptic, about the genius of this fascinating woman and why her writing…
01: The Case for Fiction
Sep 30, 2018 • 19 min
Fiction Series, Episode One In the first episode of our mini-series on American Catholic fiction, we ask the question of why reading fiction is important for both our spiritual and moral development. We’ll talk to experts from all over the country about…
Trailer: Mystery Through Manners, an Introduction
Aug 31, 2018 • 3 min
Join us for our inaugural season of Mystery Through Manners, a podcast which explores the rich, complicated, and beautiful history of the Catholic faith in America. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mystery-manners/support