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

First Service and Galactic Halos - Lindsay Sant and Gerry Trapnell discuss the role the Catholic laity can take in evangelisation in the wake of the recent federal election; celebrate the ordination of Australia’s first Torres-Straight-Islander priest; and discuss an international tennis tournament for priests. In the science segment they celebrate the scientific research of Jesuit priest, Fr Richard D’Souza, and his new job at the Vatican Observatory. Lindsay and Gerry close the show with a sigh of relief after learning that the French senate voted to restore Notre Dame Cathedral to how it looked before it was damaged by fires earlier this year.
Cats in Heaven? - We’ve made it to ten episodes! Lindsay Sant and Caroline Knight discuss whether pets can go to Heaven; Lindsay relates his experience of a city retreat with students to explore the problem of poverty in Melbourne; Plus Caroline on why the moon is shrinking.
Father Fournier at Notre Dame Focus on Hope - Lindsay and Gerry reflect on the Notre Dame Cathedral fire and the actions of hope that came out of it; share a fun fact about beehives on the cathedral roof; and do a wrap up of the main themes of the Australian Bishops’ Easter messages and reflect on what these messages mean after the sadness of the attacks on Easter services in Sri Lanka. Gerry shares his hopes for the International Day of the Family and Lindsay reviews the National Geographic documentary, Secrets of the Tomb of Jesus.
LEGO Movie 2 The Secrets of The LEGO Movie 2 - It's an Australian perspective on the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, as Lindsay Sant, Caroline Knight, and Gerard Trapnell of the Catholics of Oz podcast discuss the pop cultures references and in-jokes of this sequel, whether it measures up to the original, and the themes the movie explores.
Share God with Care Share God with Care - Lindsay, Caroline, and Gerry discuss the Israel Folou controversy; their personal Lenten journeys and how their faith has been challenged in unexpected ways; and the amazing black hole photo and where to find God in it.