About SmartCatholics

Get smarter and renew your faith.

We’re building the fastest-growing community for Catholic creators, learners, and millennials who want to regroup, discuss, and explore our faith. We are faithful to the magisterium of Pope Francis, free of trolls, ads, and toxicity.

Let’s get smarter!

SmartCatholics Community

Are you tired of feeling lost in your faith?

Do you wish you could better understand Pope Francis’ teachings and how they apply to your life? SmartCatholics connects you with inspiring content, practical courses, and live classes. Join the movement to rebuild and renew our Church.

Don’t let the noise and toxicity of social media and ‘Big Catholicism’ drown out the wisdom of Christ. Join us today to get updates on events and new courses, and start your journey towards a stronger, smarter faith.

Together, let’s ignite the fire of renewal and be a beacon of hope for our Church.


Get truthful, faithful, and inspiring content 

Find posts and videos from our collaborators and friends, here to help you live more faithfully, and think deeply with the magisterium of Pope Francis. 


Shows & courses

Follow Catholic creators who share practical, inspiring advice that thinks with the Church. Start our on-demand courses, or explore our growing podcast network.


Chat with speakers and special guests

Go deep. Hang out with your favorite hosts in the community. Chat live with members like you. You’re not alone anymore!

Free of ads, trolls, & toxicity

We don’t track you, manipulate news, or sell data. Join a friendly community center built for Catholics, by Catholics!

Support Pope Francis

We are grateful for the gift of our Holy Father. We work to follow his spiritual guidance for modern Catholics.

A culture of kindness

The kingdom of God should build up and inspire. Discover new friends to enrich your faith, and make life better!

“Life grows by being given away…

“those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others.”

‘Evangelii Gaudium’, The Joy of the Gospel

partners we love to work with

We are everyday Christians, the frontier of witness with the world.

The smartest thing we can do is rediscover the ability to celebrate what is noble, true, good, and beautiful, wherever we find it.

All truth comes from God, no matter the time, place, or voice.

Let’s renew our sight to see Christ in the arts, sciences, and history, in our own lives and the lives of our neighbors.

We are not masters, kings, or generals. We are servants, guardians, and stewards.

We are not bystanders, but first-responders.


We are faithful to the magisterium of Pope Francis and the need of renewal in our modern world.


We are grounded in the traditions of the Church, and know that renewal and re-learning is part of growth.


With so many young people leaving the faith, we are reconstructing how we talk about and live the Gospel.

Our Mission

When Catholics understand how to live our faith in the modern world, we experience greater personal joy, and confidence in being Christ to others.

Meet our team

SmartCatholics is a one-man passion project. So far. 

Dominic de Souza

Founder, Learner-in-Chief

A cradle-Catholic passionate about how Faith, history, and science meet in today’s world. Born in New Zealand, studied in Fiji and France, raised in Australia, and now living in the USA.

My conversion from radical traditionalism in 2012 launched a personal pilgrimage to rediscover my Faith. I wanted to love and understand Catholicism in the ‘space age’. My guides have been WherePeterIs, Word on Fire, and our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

I begin to realize how much of that must be done in a state of hope. Not resignation. Not revolution. But renewal.

Catholics must rediscover the inner life we are baptized into, and let that life out. Life is worth loving. And living!


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