Recently two sources for the Catholic weird, odd, and mysterious came to fruition. No I am not talking about Weird Catholic Twitter.
First off is Thomas L. McDonald’s “Weird Catholic” blog with stories like The Strange Legend of St. Christopher, and Whether or Not He Had the Head of a Dog. It is vey nice to see Tom return to blogging with his new site. This is a great little niche of the weird and the interesting.
Just announced from the Starquest Production Network is Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World.
Domenico Bettinelli, who is he co-host, announces it on his blog.
There’s yet another new SQPN podcast I’m contributing to that I want to share with you: Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World. As the title states, the show features Jimmy Akin, the Catholic apologist, author, and national radio host1, and me discussing the weird, the strange, the unusual, the unexplained from the twin perspectives of faith and reason. Whether it’s paranormal activity, government conspiracies, natural oddities, miraculous events, or something else out of the norm, we’ll be discussing it on the show.
If you’re over a certain age, think of it like Leonard Nimoy’s “In Search Of” or “Unsolved Mysteries,” starring Robert Stack, but from two Catholic guys.
In contrast to other similar shows, we are neither completely skeptical nor completely credulous and we always include our Catholic worldview. And if you know Jimmy at all, you know that he excels at rational, logical explorations and explanations and brings his encyclopedic knowledge to bear on whatever subject he’s discussing.
The first episode is about ghosts and you might be surprised at our conclusions. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be talking about transhumanism, Bigfoot, and Area 51, just to get started.
Plus I will give a plug to SQPN’s podcast The Secrets of Doctor Who which is hosted by Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha. Having finished watching all the still-extent Doctor Who episodes I just love listening to their insights and criticism of each episode. This show spans all the seasons of Doctor Who – but not strictly in sequence.