Tech Talk: Grexly, a New Source for Catholic Podcasts

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Our friends at CatholicTV recently announced a new venture in Catholic podcasting: Grexly.com. They coined the term “grexly” from a Latin word meaning “flock,” because the audience for the podcasts at Grexly is the flock: the Catholic faithful (or anyone interested in joining them).

Currently at Grexly.com, listeners can find seven podcasts on a variety of topics: pop culture, living the Faith, and mental health are among them. You can listen and subscribe to individual podcasts on iTunes or Spotify, or you can listen right from the Grexly site.

"Tech Talk: Grexly" by Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS (CatholicMom.com)

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CatholicMom.com contributor Tommy Tighe hosts St. Dymphna’s Playbook on Grexly. A marriage and family therapist, Tommy helps listeners find mental well-being as a Catholic with the help of community and the saints. Tommy uses social media to collect listener questions: tweet or DM him at @theghissilent. His advice is solid — but before offering any advice, he begins by offering a prayer for the listener who submitted that question. St. Dymphna’s Playbook episodes run about 20 minutes, and 20 archived episodes from summer and fall 2019 are currently available, with a second season in production.

Pray while you go about your day! Let Us Pray is the prayers of the Church in podcast form, taken directly from the television recordings of Bishop Robert Reed. Whether you’re driving to work, cooking dinner, or going for a run, Let Us Pray makes it easy to pray along with all your favorite Catholic prayers. Currently available: all 4 sets of Mysteries of the Rosary, running 18 to 25 minutes.

K&J offers an often-humorous view of everyday life, as Kevin Nelson and Jay McFadden discuss life experiences, family, and coping with the challenges of today’s world. We hope the podcast makes you laugh, think, and feel like part of the conversation. One 30-minute episode of this new podcast is available as of this writing.

In Never a Dull Movie, film buffs Fr. Chip Hines and Brian Swift are here to talk about their favorite subject … the movies! They chat films, cinematic trends, and movie news while also highlighting some Catholic themes and lessons that can be gleaned from any film if you only look hard enough. This is a brand-new podcast, with one 73-minute episode available as of this writing.

To the Heights will introduce you to young Catholics (and those who minister to them) who have a fire for Christ and are reaching for the heights. Olivia Colombo shares her conversations with these inspiring people in hopes that their stories might inspire you to climb the mountains in your own lives for the glory of God. Episodes run from 27 to 71 minutes, with 13 episodes currently available.

Archives and information are not yet available for Paper Cranes and Daughters; check the website soon for updates on those.

You can listen to all Grexly content free of charge, but the website is Patreon-supported; signing up as a sponsor via Patreon offers listeners extra benefits including exclusive content, stickers, and podcast-themed T-shirts.

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Copyright 2019 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS

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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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