Restoring Catholic Weirdness


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"The truth shall make you odd." Flannery O'Connor. With Ash Wednesday only just gone, it's easy to recall why Catholicism is often criticised for being strange and set apart. In this week's episode we discuss why that is no bad thing.

Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Rachel Sherlock and Matthias Conroy

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Paradise Lost, Preface by C.S. Lewis

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Summa Theologiae: The power of sensuality (Prima Pars, Q. 81), St. Thomas Aquinas

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"Thanks to Salvador Dalí" by Frank Weathers

God in the Gallery by Matthew Milliner

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I Confess, The Wrong Man, Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

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