The Catholic Underground

Reviews For The Catholic Underground

This podcast is like a weekly mini-retreat for the soul. Father Chris is intelligent, wise, and funny with just the right amount of geek; content is always relevant and interesting; panelists are smart, personable, and down-to-earth; and the picks of the week always dynamic. Truly the best part of the podcast for me is that I don’t feel alone in my faith as a ‘young adult.’ Deo Gratias. Thanks CU crew.
Thank you for the podcast. Going through RCIA and enjoy hearing perspective from folks who have knowledge of the church and bring it to the forefront in this modern age. As I absorb the teachings (and opinions) of the church from so many perspectives, thank you for helping me to cut through the noise!
Father Chris I am not far from your Parish. Right down the road in Lakeland. Father Todd talked about you at mass because you were coming for our Divine Mercy Novena and said you had a podcast. I actually added y’all on my Roku as well. I absolutely love this podcast. I find myself listening in my car. Putting y’all on as I clean my house. Y’all are funny and in the same sentence Y’all challenge us to deepen our Faith at the same time. Thank y’all for all y’all do. I have been telling all my friends about y’all show. Much love in Christ, Ann
I stumbled upon this podcast after Googling "Top Catholic Podcasts" and I have to say it doesn't disappoint. I was immediately drawn in by the community and light-hearted banter between the hosts, and I love learning bits of trivia, picks of the week, and how to better engage as a Catholic in today's world. Thanks guys!
Tech tips for my Mac... book and art recommendations... news from the Vatican... Christian doctrine and history... what an eclectic and amazing collection. I'm a fan for years.
I was introduced to this podcast by a friend of a friend... I've listened for about 2 years now, and it continues to be a podcast for which I eagerly await a new episode!
"The Revelation of St. John the Divine" is not "The Book off Revelation".
The CU Crew is always looking for new ways to freshen the show and each week there are interesting topics, you can tell that they enjoy what they're doing, and getting better at it with every show! Keep up the good work!
Great podcast! I've stopped listening to my paid secular subscription podacst and look forward to the CU. Thanks and keep it up.
Fr. Ryan sounds much better with the telephone now, smart improvement. Keep up the good work!
Love it also go below me I just wanted to say much like you I am a high-school student but you have no clue to spark up a religious debate.. There were bishops in the bible! In revelations talks about praying to saints which Mary is a saint and in John it talks about Eucharist and how priest got the ability to forgive sins! Look up the Irgun of Protestant. You didn't come around until the 16th century so Catholics wrote the bible in like 300a.d. That being said your sola scriptura is based of a Catholic message that says: not by faith alone, not by scripture alone.
Thank you for providing this awsome podcast!
The Catholic Underground is one of the best podcasts on the internets. Funny, informative, lively, faithful, what a blessing for us Catholics!
I discovered this podcast when i was going through chemotherapy. Their jolly and fun delivery of catholic perspective on just about every thing has made my journey easier. Keep up the great work.
CU is a bizarre, but winsome and successful, blend of computer nerd chat and orthodox piety. Quite a heady brew, but somehow it works, partly due to the good temper and good cheer of the hosts, two priests, two laity.
A very "with it" but still orthodox Catholic podcast. The format's not for everyone, but I listen every chance I get.
nice format and interesting content. not too sure about the interjection of politics into some of the discussions. it seems to be a distraction. makes me fast forward...
I don't mean to be overly-critical, but I found after listening to the Catholic Underground that I would have prefered a certain amount of professionalism. The host and guests bring up many, interesting issues, and they are obviously having a blast, but the informal style leads to some meandering conversation and pointless jokes. They have some great stuff, but this podcast is not for me.
This podcast has just the right balance of everything in it! Not too heavy, not too light, always informative, always fun to listen to, always a shame when it's over. Keep up the good work!!!
A great podcast that discusses, faith, life, and technology.
Great mix of the Faith and tech. Definitely one of my favorite podcasts. At first I didn't realize they were Roman Catholic, I thought they were Geek Orthodox :) (sorry about the bad pun). So spread the Word and then spread the word that these guys are great!
Guys, keep up the great work, always fun, and informative, and educational ( in that sneaky "Catholic Underground" way) Mark
I love it. Fr. Decker, Fr. Humphries, and Mr. LeBLanc are some of the most relatable sound Catholics out there for the average Joe. This podcast is a must!
A really great podcast, with a good mix of Catholic stuff, current events, and geeky tech stuff (but not TOO geeky). These guys would be great to have over for dinner or just hang out with... they play off each other so well. I always learn something new, and I'm always glad that I've listened.
Given our penchant for the indulgences of the information age, this podcast blends nicely the issues that affect practical Catholics and the technology that surrounds us. It takes the fundementals of our Christianity and frames them nicely with the contmporary issues that having access to vast amounts of information brings upon us.
I love that tagline! I find this podcast to be informative on many issues, both "tech" stuff, and life stuff. It is refreshing to hear priests express what the Catholic church really teaches! Great podcast!
Great banter, deep discussions on Catholic issues (and tech toys!) Love it.

5/5

By crmcaf
Being neither catholic or technically inclined I often don't have a clue what you guys are talking about but I always have a laugh and always learn something new! Thank you very much and please keep 'em coming. : 0 ) Thanks and keep up the great work
This podcast is very well put together teaching the faith in a way that young people can understand. I'm middle-aged but faithfully subscribe to this podcast and learn a lot from each episode. Thanks for your ministry.
Funny and Orthodox...Who'd believe you could do that?
The cu podcast is my favorite. Being in the IT industry, I enjoy the technical "geeky" content with a Catholic spin. This is one of my primary sources for what's hot in computing and consumer electronics. The chemistry between the Fathers, Joshua and guests give the impression that they are always together in the same studio.

5/5

It is great to hear the friendly banter of these friends and "techno geeks." They always seem to be having fun while they share their faith and experiences. The faith of these young people is an inspiration.
I'm not quite into all the technology that our CU podcasters are, but that's not really the main focus of the show. The show features a great mix of technology, current events, Catholicism and humor. And I couldn't be happier that young, orthodox priests and laity are using the new media to spread the Gospel. This is a "must-subscribe" podcast.
I really enjoy this podcast. I've been a regular listener since about episode 30 and it's been great to hear discussions about the Catholic faith. I also must credit my conversion from Windows to Mac to Fr. Chris and Fr. Ryan (sorry Josh). I love my MacBook, I love my faith, and I love this podcast!
This show is the best. Informative in a hip and clever way. Please keep the shows coming!
They have a great format that began as a couple priests and friends sitting around talking about tech stuff and theology. You get current events and canon law. You get tech geek stuff and catechism. They have a great rapor with each other and lots of humor. Check it out.
Great insight into the faith by people that strive for fidelity, accuracy and technicity (I don't think that's a real word). High five guys.
I was unsure if I liked this podcast at first because of my close-mindness Lutheran self, but could not get enough of the great discussions wich turn out to be the same struggles that I face as I continue in my call to be a Lutheran minister. This podcast has provided with much fun while I enter my senior year of college. The relationship between faith and new media is very thought provoking and should be discussed.
Very current information, lots of good info on Catholicism. God Bless!
This podcast is awesome! Anyone who truly wants a great Catholic podcast should immediately download all the prievious episodes. It's really for anyone. (It's the one of the only podcasts that my mom and me both agree on) =)
This podcast is the first Catholic podcast I've subscribed to and it has been awesome. I only happened upon cu by chance in a promotional Envoy mag. I am slowly going through the archive of past podcasts. Keep up the great work!
A great podcast that is not too technical, but always interesting. The move seamlessly from faith to Web 2.0 to new media to cool gadgets. Highly recommended.

5/5

By *21*
Fun podcast, good topics. They knew just when to get deep. At times, the tech stuff gets a little thick, but it's worth downloading the podcast and then just fast forwarding through those parts.
I have to admit that I didn't like this podcast at first. I was expecting something different, more religious. The first podcast I listened to was all about the new iPhone and wondered what in the world were they "wasting" the whole time talking about the iPhone. But I figured I'd give the treo another chance and it turned out that I really enjoy listening and look forward to the each podcast. Thanks guys! I invite others to give this podcast a chance.
I only just recently discovered the joys of free podcasts, and am in awe of the technology. I truly enjoy listening to the reverence and at time, irreverence, these priests offer. Keep up the good work, for it truly is the Lord's work you do. Spread Christ's word as He commanded.
This is a fantastic podcast for anyone interested in Catholicism, however, it is definately not limited to Catholicism. There are many topics that are covered, most importantly (after Catholicism), technology. Very well produced.
As a Seminarian, a Webmaster, and a Podcaster (St. Irenaeus Ministries Podcast) I found Catholic Underground to be absolutely amazing. If you don't enjoy technology this probably won't be your favorite, but if you're the type of person who regularly discusses theological quandaries such as "would confession via video conferencing be licit or even valid?" this is for you.
My original review of this show is below, but I wanted to update my feelings as this show took a little time to grow on me. It is now one of the podcasts I look forward to each week. Much of what is discussed is very relevant and it is presented in an easy going format that I beleive has improved greatly. I've changed my reveiw rating from 3 start up to 5 stars. This show is really worth listening to! ORIGINAL REVIEW: I've just started listening to this podcast and after listening to several of the more recent shows I'm not sold on this one as one I will continue with. Its pretty good but seems to be very inconsistent. At times it is very interesting and fun at the same time, but it can drop into a lull of lose its entertainment value and simply become boring. There is no reason Catholics can't be educational, informative and fun at the same time. Some of the banter back and forth breaks up the lulls and brings back the entertainment value. I also found the sound levels to be inconsistent with some of the speakers being at higher volumes than others. In my mind the jury is still out on this one, but it does have potential and will appeal to some who are interested in some of the techno issues.
These men do a fantastic job: Faithful tho the Church, current in their tech knowledge, and light-hearted in their delivery.