People who are curious about basic Catholic teachings and traditions have a wealth of resources to turn to, from the Catechism of the Catholic Church to various official documents, going back centuries. But when it comes to some questions about morality or belief, the church does not have an official position.
Understanding some topics from a Catholic perspective sometimes means getting familiar with the ongoing discussions that scholars, theologians, and church leaders have had, over the ages—and with the way perspectives and even teachings have changed. And sometimes it means looking at the way the practices of the faithful have developed, from one culture to the next.
These are the kinds of topics that the Glad You Asked podcast explores. In the past two seasons, the hosts and their guests have delved into such topics as whether God has a gender, why God chose Mary, and whether it was absolutely necessary for Jesus to die on the cross. Glad You Asked is back now for its third season, with a new set of questions that are easy to ask but not so easy to answer.
Season three will launch on October 6. Sign up below for updates, or subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.