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Audiobooks of Catholic classics, including the Church Fathers and St. John Henry Newman, read by actor James T. Majewski. Go to ________ to subscribe for free access to the full archive beyond the most recent 15 episodes.

Audiobooks of Catholic classics, including the Church Fathers and St. John Henry Newman, read by actor James T. Majewski. Go to ________ to subscribe for free access to the full archive beyond the most recent 15 episodes.
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Audiobooks of Catholic classics, including the Church Fathers and St. John Henry Newman, read by actor James T. Majewski. Go to ________ to subscribe for free access to the full archive beyond the most recent 15 episodes.

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The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp

11/12/2019
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"The uproar in the stadium was such that nobody could be heard at all." We first heard a letter addressed to Polycarp by St. Ignatius of Antioch, followed by a letter composed by Polycarp himself; now, we conclude with an authentic, firsthand account of St. Polycarp’s martyrdom on February 22, 156. Among other things, the account attests to the veneration of saintly relics by early Christians. The letter puts forth a clear defense of the veneration of saints as distinct from the worship...

Duration:00:24:33

St. Polycarp - Letter to the Philippians

11/8/2019
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"The letter of Ignatius sent to us by himself and all the others we have here we send you... and from them you will greatly profit." Earlier in the week, we heard Ignatius’ Letter to Polycarp; today, we hear from Polycarp himself. Bishop of Smyrna in the 2nd-century, Polycarp is known to have composed numerous letters, though his Letter to the Philippians is the only one that has survived. Perhaps most significant to the work of this podcast is Polycarp’s insistence on the value of close...

Duration:00:18:37

St. Ignatius of Antioch - Letter to Polycarp

11/5/2019
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"Copy the ways of God in speaking to each as an individual person... Not every wound is healed by the same salve." Coming off our celebration of All Saints' Day, today's reading is of a letter written from one to saint to another: St. Ignatius’ Letter to St. Polycarp. Polycarp was bishop of Smyrna, and alongside Ignatius of Antioch and Clement of Rome, he is regarded as one of the chief figures among the Apostolic Fathers. What distinguishes this from other letters by Ignatius is that, as...

Duration:00:14:29

St. John Henry Newman - Use of Saints' Days

11/1/2019
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"We crowd these all up into one day; we mingle together in the brief remembrance of an hour all the choicest deeds, the holiest lives, the noblest labors, the most precious sufferings, which the sun ever saw." Happy Solemnity of All Saints! Today's reading is of a sermon from St. John Henry Newman’s Anglican period, given while he was vicar at St. Mary’s of Oxford and on the occasion of the Feast of All Saints. Newman was renowned for these sermons, and congregants would flock to...

Duration:00:22:03

The Didache - Teaching of the Twelve Apostles

10/29/2019
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"Do not abandon the commandments of the Lord, but keep what you have received, without adding or subtracting." The Didache is one of the most important sources from the age of the Apostolic Fathers; so instrumental, in fact, that some of the early Fathers considered it to be a part of the New Testament. Effectively the oldest extant written catechism, it provides both moral and liturgical instruction, including the oldest recorded Eucharistic prayers. In a time sometimes characterized by...

Duration:00:25:18

St. John Henry Newman - Hope in God, Creator

10/25/2019
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"God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another." One of the prayers most commonly associated with St. John Henry Newman comes directly from this excerpt of St. Newman’s Meditations and Devotions, entitled Hope in God, Creator and written less than two years after his conversion to Catholicism. Newman would eventually choose ‘Cor ad Cor Loquitur’ as his cardinal motto, ‘Heart Speaks to Heart’. With Hope in God,...

Duration:00:16:45

St. John Paul II - Letter to Artists

10/22/2019
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"Artists are constantly in search of the hidden meaning of things, and their torment is to succeed in expressing the world of the ineffable. How then can we fail to see what a great source of inspiration is offered by that kind of homeland of the soul that is religion?" Today, in honor of the feast of St. John Paul II, we take a brief departure from Newman and the Fathers to bring you his Letter to Artists. Karol Wojtyla, as he was known prior to his election to the papacy, was an artist...

Duration:00:41:52

St. Ignatius of Antioch - Letter to the Romans

10/17/2019
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October 17th is the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch and we’re marking the occasion with a reading of St. Ignatius’ Letter to the Romans, our very first Patristic work featured on this podcast. The Letter to the Romans is perhaps the most well known of St. Ignatius' letters. It’s certainly the most striking. In it, St. Ignatius implores the Church at Rome not to intervene in his impending execution. Translation courtesy of Catholic University of America Press:...

Duration:00:16:10

St. John Henry Newman - The Salvation of the Hearer the Motive of the Preacher

10/13/2019
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We’re kicking things off with the Saint whom this podcast has taken for its patron, none other than the newly canonized St. John Henry Newman. This reading comes from one of Newman’s earliest publications after his conversion, a volume entitled Discourses to Mixed Congregations, and is the first of the eighteen discourses contained in that volume. It reads as a sort of orator’s mission statement, and it’s a mission we’d like to make our own at the outset of this audiobook series. Text to...

Duration:00:43:49

Trailer: Newman on the Church Fathers

10/2/2019
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Welcome to Catholic Culture Audiobooks, a brand new podcast and production of CatholicCulture.org, bringing you professionally-produced audio recordings of great Catholic literature from throughout the centuries! Starting with the Church Fathers and St. John Henry Newman. Read by James T. Majewski. Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for free access to the full archive beyond the most recent 15 episodes. Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher...

Duration:00:07:30