Catholics of Oz

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia, where three Catholics discuss Catholic news, faith, science, music, apps and more from an Australian perspective. Join Lindsay Sant, Caroline Knight, and Gerard Trapnell as they explore the intersection of faith and pop culture from an Australian Catholic perspective.

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Recent Episodes

Mass Explosion - Lindsay and Caroline discuss how we can stay spiritually alive and deepen spirituality while waiting out the pandemic, including ways to be less anxious, participate in Mass online, and make a spiritual communion. Caroline also explains the science of soap and hand sanitizer and why both are okay for washing bacteria and viruses.
Ash Saturday - This time, Lindsay, Gerry, and Caroline discuss the Catholic origins of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich; the science behind coronavirus, panic buying, and what the Archdiocese of Melbourne is doing; plus Lindsay and Caroline share how personal family crises at the beginning of Lent brought their families together in prayer.
Forgiveness, Bees, and What’s on TV - As Lent begins, Lindsay, Caroline, and Gerry talk about forgiveness, especially times when our most recent 3 popes have publicly forgiven or asked forgiveness. They also discuss new science that's saving bees and interesting TV shows they've been watching lately.
Slave to Saint and Solar Wind - The whole band is back together! Caroline, Lindsay, and Gerry talk about St. Josephine Bakhita, who went from being trafficked as a slave to freedom as a religious sister. Caroline also shares exciting news about the Sun, and the team shares how they build deeper relationships with their children.
Aussie Day Catholic Honours - Australia Day, Chinese New Year, and the summer holidays kept Lindsay Sant and Gerry Trapnell busy with their families visiting a gondola ride, Legoland, the Melbourne Museum, and a kite festival. They also discuss some Catholics honored for their good works on Australia Day and news reports of mismanagement of charity spending on bushfire relief.