About this Podcast

Since 1982, Crisis Magazine has been America's leading source for Catholic perspectives on religion, culture, and politics. Join editor-in-chief Eric Sammons and leading Catholics on "The Crisis Point."

Don't miss an episode

Subscribe to receive email notices of new episodes

Crisis Point Podcast

Recent Episodes

How Many Roman Rites?

A recent series of articles by three respected Catholic scholars argued for the superiority of the new rite of the Mass over the old. We'll talk to a liturgical expert about the two rites, their relationship, their development, and how they compare.

The Catholic Marriage Crisis

The number of Catholic marriages are plummeting, and the bishops have a solution: Extend the time for marriage preparation. Why does this solution badly miss the mark and what should be done to address the Catholic marriage crisis?

Make Advent Great Again

Advent is the forgotten liturgical season, lost in the secular Christmas season insanity. What can we do to reclaim Advent, to help us be truly prepared for the coming of Christ at Christmas?

The FTX Implosion and the Future of Cryptocurrency

The sudden collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX has raised a lot of uncomfortable questions about the cryptocurrency industry. What happened, and what does this implosion mean for the future of Bitcoin and other cryptos?

The Role of Fathers in Their Daughters’ Lives (Guest: Leah Darrow)

The role of a father in a woman’s life cannot be overestimated. Today we’ll talk to a woman whose father was a great example to her about what fathers should do to be good fathers for their daughters. We’ll also look at what women can do who might not have had the best fathers.

Catholics, Voting, and Election Day 2022

Today is Election Day in the United States, so let’s talk about Catholics, voting, and the current electoral situation: Do Catholics have to vote? If so, who should we vote for this year?

Holiness Isn’t What You Think It Is (Guest: Scott Hahn)

The Christian life could be summed up in a nutshell as the pursuit of holiness. Holiness is also the framework of the Sacred Scriptures? But what is holiness? We’ll ask Scott Hahn to break down what the Bible and Catholic tradition say about holiness.

The Past, Present, and Future of Crisis Magazine

This month Crisis Magazine celebrates its 40th anniversary, and in honor of that we’ll look back at the last 40 years as well as look to the future: how should Catholics live in the midst of today’s deep crisis in both the Church and the world?

The Continuing Legacy of G.K. Chesterton (Guest: Dale Ahlquist)

G.K. Chesterton is one of the great Catholic literary figures of the early 20th century. His legacy continues to this day, particularly in the field of education. Chesterton expert Dale Ahlquist joins Crisis Point to talk about how Chesterton still has an impact today, particularly in the “Chesterton Schools.”

The Scandalous Vatican

Every week it seems a new scandal comes out of the Vatican, from financial mismanagement to controversial appointments to officials promoting heresy. What is a Catholic to do in the face of such corruption at the highest levels of the Church?

The Aging Vatican II

On the 60th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, we’ll look at its impact on the Church as well as its future.

What Does It Mean to Resist the Pope? (Guest: Timothy Flanders)

During the pontificate of Francis there have been increasing calls to “resist” him, including a recent press conference announcing a “formal declaration of resistance to Pope Francis.” Can Catholics resist the pope, and if so, how do they do that without becoming Protestants?

When the FBI Comes Knocking…

The FBI swatting and arrest of a Catholic pro-life leader sent a clear message to the pro-life community: the government wants us to be silent. How will we respond?

The Queen is Dead. Long Live the King?

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III, Catholics are once again asking: Is there any value to a monarchy that is built upon anti-Catholic foundations?

The End of Democracy?

President Biden and the Left are warning that democracy is under attack from Trump and the MAGA Republicans. But is the threat actually from the Left, and more importantly, is democracy worth defending?

Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00

Orthodox. Faithful. Free.

Signup to receive new Crisis articles daily