Author: paul

  • Father Kapaun Jeep Mass August 1st, Prairie Star Ranch, Williamsburg, Kansas

    The SaintCast is pleased to announce a very special celebration. Come celebrate Mass with us Saturday evening, August 1st, 2015 at Camp Tekakwitha at the Prairie Star Ranch in honor of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun, who celebrated Mass on the hood of his jeep in the Korean War. Celebrant will be military chaplain Fr. Peter […]

  • SC 147 Soundseeing in Molokai, in the Footsteps of Father Damien Play in new window | Download This week, Paul travels to the island paradise of Molokai, Hawaii. From 1866 to 1969 thousands of men, women, and children diagnosed with leprosy were forcibly exiled to this island to die here in anonymity.  Two Catholic saints, Fr. Damien de Veuster and St. Marianne Cope ministered to […]

  • SC 146, Servant of God Jerome Lejeune, Physician, Pro-life advocate Play in new window | Download In the wake of the 42nd annual March for Life, we revisit the life and work of Servant of God Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist and pediatrician.  The first to discover the genetic basis of a disease, Trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. Lejeune was a tireless defender of human […]

  • ‘Twas the Night Before Conclave. . .

      When I had a difficult time sleeping last night, I put this together and posted to Twitter after my cable Internet went down.  All composed in stanza’s 140 characters or less. . . With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore . . .   ‘Twas the night before conclave & throughout all the nations, The […]

  • SC 145 Pope St. Celestine V, “The Pope who Quit” Play in new window | Download On February 27, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the faithful in his last General Audience saying, “The Lord is calling me to ‘climb the mountain’, to devote myself to prayer and meditation.” In that moment, I believe he was giving a nod to one of his predecessors, who truly […]

  • The SaintCast is back with Seven New Saints Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of the SaintCast, Paul travels to Rome for the canonization of 7 new saints, including the North American Saints Kateri Tekakwitha and Mother Marianne Cope. Hear the sights and sounds of the beautiful fall day in Rome, the excitement in the crowd of tens of thousands […]

  • SC 143, Holy Chalice of Valencia. The Holy Grail Play in new window | DownloadFrom the Cenaculum, to St. Laurence in Rome, to Spain. . . this small stone cup has been tenaciously protected and revered for centuries.  This week on the SaintCast we interview Janice Bennett, author of “St. Laurence and the Holy Grail,” a book that traces the history of the […]

  • SQPN welcomes Jimmy Akin!

    The Star Quest Production Network (SQPN) welcomes the Jimmy Akin Podcast to its network of Affiliate productions. And wait till you hear his version of The Saint Song! The Jimmy Akin Podcast features in-depth answers to questions from listeners on a wide range of topics: Scripture, theology, morality, philosophy, apologetics, Church Fathers, liturgy, canon law. […]

  • SC 142, Soundseeing in Athens at the Areopagus Play in new window | Download               Paul takes SaintCast listeners on a tour of ancient Athens, touring the Acropolis, and especially the Areopagus hill, where St. Paul preached his sermon on the unknown god, found in the Acts of the Apostles. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha miracle approved, more […]

  • Everyone’s talking about “The Saint Song”

  • The all-new SaintCast home coming soon!

    Working on a new SaintCast website. . . coming soon. Until then . . . visit the old SaintCast site here There you can access all previous SaintCast episodes by clicking on the episode list on the right menu.

  • SC 138, St. John Fisher, plus Canonization 101 Play in new window | DownloadDoes the Catholic Church ‘make’ a saint?  Of course not, but in this episode of the SaintCast, learn the intricate details of the canonization process from square one. Also, a profile of the great English martyr, St. John Fisher. The Saint news segment features new on the relics of […]

  • SC 137 Ven. Michael McGivney, founder of K of C Play in new window | DownloadHe’s responsible for the fact that nearly 2 million Catholic men are closer to their faith and families today – He’s Venerable Michael McGivney and today on the SaintCast we learn about the founder of the Knights of Columbus from the postulator for his canonization cause in Rome, Father […]

  • SC 136, St. Paul Miki and companions Play in new window | DownloadThis week we profile St. Paul Miki and companions, and discuss the moving story of the Catholic Church in Japan.  New book on John Paul II, and a new Blessed from the Spanish Civil War . . A new Saint Jeopardy question, saintly jokes, an appearance by the iPadre, […]

  • SC 135, St. Anthony’s Feast, Boston Play in new window | DownloadIt’s called the largest religious festival in the America, St. Anthony’s Feast in Boston’s North End. Paul takes you there to witness the sights, sounds, and festivities on the last weekend in August, simultaneously celebrated in Montelfalcione, Italy. Saint news on a possible Pius XII miracle, a new movie […]

  • SC 134, St. Benildus, Patron of Daily Grind Play in new window | DownloadEver wonder to whom to pray to help you get through the daily grind? Here’s the man – a saint for the rest of us. No visions, miracles while alive, no extraordinary penances – just did his daily duty with love for God. Get to know St. Benildus. Is […]

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