SQPN: Catholic Insider
By Father Roderick Vonhögen
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In his award-winning travel podcast, Roman Catholic priest Fr. Roderick takes you on a journey of discovery to fascinating places all over the world. From ancient ruins in Ireland to mysterious monasteries in France, from the hills of Hollywood to the heart of the Vatican, Fr. Roderick will bring you where no podcaster has gone before.
||CleanCIV20: Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, part 2||Fr. Roderick takes you to Saint Peter's Square for the Mass of the Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II.||4/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV019: Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II||Fr. Roderick takes you to Saint Peter's Square for the Mass of the Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II.||4/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV018: Blessing and Te Deum||The Papal blessing and the Te Deum at the end of the inauguration Mass of Pope Francis.||3/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV017: Inauguration Mass of Pope Francis||Fr. Roderick takes you to a sunny Saint Peter's Square for the inaugural Mass of Pope Francis.||3/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV016: The First Angelus with Pope Francis||Fr. Roderick takes you to a jam-packed Saint Peter's Square to witness Pope Francis' first Angelus address.||3/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV015: Habemus Papam!||Fr. Roderick brings you to St. Peter's Square and lets you experience the presentation of the new Pope.||3/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV014: No Smoke, but Something Is in the Air||Fr. Roderick reports from a sea of umbrellas on St. Peter's Square. No smoke yet, but something is definitely in the air.||3/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV013: The Bird on the Chimney||Everybody was expecting smoke, but they got a bird instead.||3/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV012: Surprise and Confusion at Saint Peter’s Square||The Cardinals took everyone by surprise by showing us the results of the first two voting rounds this morning half an hour earlier than expected. Was the smoke black? Why did we get smoke twice? What does this mean for the predictions of the outcome of...||3/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV011: No Smoke, No Pope||Fr. Roderick waits for the result of the second voting round during the Conclave and talks with Kerry Myers from Sydney's Catholic Weekly.||3/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV010: Thick, Black Smoke!||Experience the reaction of the crowd on Saint Peter's Square when the chimney of the Sistine Chapel emits smoke for the first time!||3/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV009: Extra Omnes!||Fr. Roderick takes you to Saint Peter's Square to witness the start of the Conclave!||3/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV008: Mass for the Election of the Roman Pontiff||Fr. Roderick takes you to Saint Peter's Basilica for the Mass for the Election of the Roman Pontiff with all 115 cardinal electors.||3/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV007: The 2013 Conclave – One More Night||Which cardinals are seen as the most important candidates for the papacy on the eve of the Conclave? Fr. Roderick talks about the buzz in Rome the night before the big day!||3/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV006: The Balcony and the Chimney||Fr. Roderick reports from Saint Peter's Square where the balcony and the Sistine Chapel are being readied for the Conclave and the presentation of the new Pope.||3/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV005: Arrival at Castel Gandolfo||Witness the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo and hear his final words on the balcony at the end of his pontificate. Subscribe to the feed | Subscribe via iTunes||2/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV004: Pope Benedict’s Departure||Fr. Roderick takes you to Saint Peter's Square and shares his impressions of the farewell of Pope Benedict XVI on the evening of February 28.||2/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV003: Farewell to the Cardinals||Fr. Roderick reports from the Vatican about the last meeting of Pope Benedict XVI with the Cardinals and describes the atmosphere on Saint Peter's Square just hours before the end of the Pope's pontificate.||2/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV002: Pope Benedict’s Final General Audience||Fr. Roderick gives a live commentary during Pope Benedict XVI's final General Audience on February 27, 2013 at St. Peter's Square.||2/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCIV001: The Week Pope Benedict XVI Shocked the World||Fr. Roderick reports live from the Vatican at the end of the week during which Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation on February 28. What will happen in the next 10 days? When will the Conclave start?||2/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
CI is engaging and entertaining...if it ever gets updated.
The Catholic Insider is what launched Father Roderick into international fame as a tech-saavy Catholic priest from the Netherlands. CI is not about Catholicism, but is Father Roderick's "sound-seeing" tours from his hometown, Rome, and once, his vacation to Ireland. His accent and quirkness make this podcast an engaging use of your time. But now that Roderick has his fame and SQPN network of other podcasts, CI is all but forgotten. Busy with 4 parishes, and nearly a dozen other podcasts, Father Roderick has only been updating CI about once every two months. CI is the only that gives you a look at his life and religion from an outside view. The other podcasts seem geared toward more specific subjects, and if you aren't Catholic or into Harry Potter, you won't be interested in them. The CI audience was what made SQPN possible. But now it's like the jilted first girlfriend that was used so he could get to it's best friend. But every two months, he calls up to say hi.
Fun, Fun, Fun!
I enjoy this show very much! Fr Roderick is intelligent, humble, cheerful and creative and these qualities shine through in his podcasts. He provides a taste of Old Europe and discusses modern movies, books and culture. I have never been to Europe so I thoroughly enjoy the "sound seeing" tours of places that he, as a native guide, takes us. No tourist traps here! Be sure to check out his website for past episodes!
This is a modern Catholic podcast that is fun to listen to and just makes you feel good!