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Flint Catholic Podcast

Flint Catholic Podcast

By Fr. Anthony Smela
Providing you with a great podcast to encourage your Catholic faith. Drawing you into deeper discipleship and a more active participation in your faith.

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The Four Last Things Part I
As we prepare for Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, we take some time to remember the Four Last Things; Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. Today, we focus in on the first two; death and judgment, and next week we will look at the last two.  Announcments From October 10-25, St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center in Flint will host its annual Octoberfest fundraiser virtually. To help support their job training, social enterprise, literacy, food pantry and other programs, please participate in the Octoberfest Auction and Impact Giving campaigns. Find out how to participate here: For more information about the Center, visit Questions - contact Lisa Hirsch at Thank you for your support! If you know of any announcements that your parish has that should be said on this podcast, please let us know! You can email Fr. Tony at  Please don’t forget to like, subscribe, review, and share this podcast with others!
October 22, 2020
The Election Episode
As some of you may be aware, there is an election happening in a few weeks. In this episode, we look at the USCCB document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. What are the principles that we should be voting with? The United States Conference of Bishops speaks clearly and forcefully in this document, and we talk about it so you don't have to read it.  Announcements this week Holy Hour on October 23rd at St. Mary/St. Joseph in Durand. The Diocese of Lansing podcast.
October 15, 2020
The Encyclical Episode
Today, we talk about the encyclical that Pope Francis just dropped, Fratelli Tutti! We bring back Tim Goodrich to have a roundtable discussion about what we thought of the Pope's encyclical. There are no announcements today - unfortunately, not a lot is happening in the Catholic world right now due to Covid-19. If you hear of anything that you think should be mentioned in this podcast, please feel free to reach out to us with the message button or at
October 8, 2020
Interview Episode: Tim Goodrich
Today we speak to the owner of Sutorial Shoes in downtown Flint. 
October 3, 2020
We Take Questions From 8th Graders
In the first segment, we answer questions from the 8th graders at St. John Vianney. As a reminder, you can ask your own questions from the website when you click the Message button ( You can also send me an email directly at Announcements this week: Launch! All college students in Flint are invited to Launch at Dorothy's on Tuesday evenings. Oremus Monthly Holy Hour at St. Matthew in Flint. Religious Education is starting up all over the diocese, don't forget to sign up! In the final segment, we play a portion of the interview with Tim Goodrich (Sutorial Shoes). The full interview will be released on Satuday, October 3rd.  
October 1, 2020
The First Episode! Interview: Fr. Tom Firestone
This is the historic moment! The first episode! In the first segment, Fr. Tony and Michael discuss the good things they see happening in Flint. Then, we give some general announcements at around the ten minute mark.  After that, we have the interview with Fr. Tom Firestone, Pastor of the Catholic Community of Flint.
September 24, 2020
Introduction to the Flint Catholic Podcast
Here is what the Flint Catholic Podcast is all about! First episode on September 24th.
August 26, 2020