Catholic-Link Podcast

The podcast formerly known as Catholic Bytes. A podcast for busy Catholics. A mix of short, informative episodes, long form interviews, and interesting historical episodes. Wherever you are in your faith, we have content for you!

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob discusses how Easter is more than just another day. Easter is the culmination of our faith. We should live "Easter" all the days of our lives. We do this through acts of mercy and charity. By living in this way,...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Easter and St. John’s Understanding: A Throwback

Easter: So, it is the Triduum…we have done well(ish) with Lent, but how to we celebrate Easter? Tune in and hear Fr. Rampino explain how the Gospel of St. John explains Easter. How we should live it out! Christ desires to bring us to the Father and save us. St. John...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Finale Recap 6: 264 Popes (for now). In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad recaps and reflects on all of the Habemus Papam podcast series. You can listen to the previous episode about Pope Francis: Our current successor of St. Peter, the first Pope from the New...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Christian Initiation with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss Christian initiation of adults at the Easter Vigil and Pentecost. Baptism is how Christians become adopted sons and daughters of God. To wait for the Easter Vigil or Pentecost for...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Francis: Habemus Papam– Episode 264

Francis: Our current successor of St. Peter, the first Pope from the New World, with a heart for the poor and the marginalized. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Pope Francis, who succeeded Pope Benedict XVI: One of the great Theologians of the...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Stations of the Cross with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss the Lenten devotion Stations of the Cross and how it can augment Lenten prayer. During this Holy Week, take the time to pray the Stations of the Cross and meditate on the final moments...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Benedict XVI: Habemus Papam– Episode 263

Benedict XVI: One of the great Theologians of the 20th Century, a mover in the Second Vatican Council, and a Papal Resignation. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Benedict XVI, who succeeded Pope John Paul II: One of the great papacies in history,...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Veiling Images During Lent with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss veiling sacred images. Beginning with the 5th Sunday of Lent until Good Friday. also known as Passiontide. This is a means of preparing the faithful for the most sacred time of year....

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

John Paul II: Habemus Papam– Episode 262

John Paul II: One of the great papacies in history, a sainted theologian who stood up to communism, envigorated the youth, and brought the Church into the Third Millenium. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Saint John Paul II, who succeeded Pope...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Scrutinies with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss the Rites of Scrutinies, which are celebrated on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent for those who are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil....

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Silent Retreat for 30 Days: A Throwback

Silent Retreat: No, we were not on a silent retreat while taking a break from podcasting, but Fr. Chris Seith was, and now he’s back! Tune in and learn about this practice and what fruits poured forth in this throwback episode from Catholic Bytes. Listen to a recent...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Temptations of Jesus in the Desert with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss the temptations of Jesus in the Desert. The temptations of Jesus give us an understanding of how Christ experienced every facet of the human life, except sin. These temptations are...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Bld. John Paul I: Habemus Papam– Episode 261

Bld. John Paul I: The Smiling Pope with a brief papacy. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Bld. John Paul I, who succeeded Pope Saint Paul VI: A papal diplomat who concluded and implemented the Second Vatican Council.  You can listen to the podcast...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Repentance with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss repentance as a way of life. This means that repentance is a life long journey by which we are sorrowful to God for our actions and we are met with his mercy. Lent is the time of year...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Paul VI: Habemus Papam– Episode 260

Paul VI: A papal diplomat who concluded and implemented the Second Vatican Council. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Pope Saint Paul VI, who succeeded John XXIII: A “caretaker pope” who surprises the world and calls the Second Vatican Council....

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Lent as Preparation for Heaven with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss a brief history of Lent. So, how we should not only think of Lent as a time for penance. But also think of Lent as a preparation in the Heavenly mysteries. Originally the 40 day fast...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

John XXIII: Habemus Papam– Episode 259

John XXIII: A "caretaker pope" who surprises the world and calls the Second Vatican Council. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses John XXIII, who succeeded Pius XII: Pope during the Second World War and the definer of the Assumption.  You can listen...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Penance as Reparation for Sins with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss why, even after we've confessed our sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, it is encouraged to perform acts of penance as a means of repairing the broken relationship with God and...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Pius XII: Habemus Papam– Episode 258

Pius XII: Pope during the Second World War and the definer of the Assumption. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Pius XII, who succeeded Pius XI: The Creation of Vatican City State, and a defiant antifascist Pope, who was also a world class...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Loneliness and Christmas with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss how the Christmas season can be a lonely time for a lot of people. Firstly, priests may experience a particular loneliness when they celebrated multiple liturgies in a short time and...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Pius XI: Habemus Papam– Episode 257

Pius XI: The Creation of Vatican City State, and a defiant antifascist Pope, who was also a world class mountain climber. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Pius XI, who succeeded Benedict XV: Peacemaker Pope during the First World War  You can...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Silence and the Spiritual Life with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss how silence is an essential aspect of the spiritual life whereby one comes to a deeper knowledge of the truth of the present moment and increasingly aware of God's presence in their...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Benedict XV: Habemus Papam– Episode 256

Benedict XV: Peacemaker Pope during the First World War. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Benedict XV, who succeeded Pius X: A saint! And the reason why you received first communion in second grade instead of after confirmation. You can listen to...

Easter is Not Just Another Day with Fr. Rob

Fasting During Advent with Fr. Rob

In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob and Fr. George Elliot discuss how the season of Advent is a preparation to celebrate the birth of Christ. One means of preparation for the Solemnity could be to practice fasting. Fr. Rob makes the distinction...

The Finale: Habemus Papam– Episode 265

Saint Pius X: Habemus Papam– Episode 255

Saint Pius X: A saint! And the reason why you recieved first communion in second grade instead of after confirmation. In this episode of Habemus Papam, Fr. Conrad discusses Saint Pius X, who succeeded Leo XIII: The second longest serving Pope since Peter and a great...

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