Help us bring 4,500 Catholics together!

The SmartCatholics team is building a community for faithful, ordinary Catholics, and supporters of our Holy Father. As an audience-backed (crowd-funded ) project, any gift is welcome! 

Note: SmartCatholics is not a non-profit at this time. We do not provide tax-deductible receipts.

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Help us bring 4,500 Catholics together!

The SmartCatholics team is building a community for faithful, ordinary Catholics, and supporters of our Holy Father. As an audience-backed (crowd-funded ) project, any gift is welcome! 

Join the Insider Society

Hi friend, I’m Dominic de Souza, SmartCatholics’ founder and learner-in chief. Supporters of SmartCatholics get a private membership, and you’re invited.

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Like you, I’m not the kind of person to sit and wait. We stand up and take charge.

The pandemic in 2020 changed many things. But one thing will never change: Christ Jesus wants to meet people through you, and through me. Our witness, kindness, and compassion matters. So with no funds in the bank or a solid job, I launched an online community. A home away from Facebook, to renew our hope. 

SmartCatholics was, and will always be, crowd-funded. Audience backed. Grassroots.  

And then this community expanded. 

SmartCatholics has become the fastest growing network to support Pope Francis and his vision, celebrating kindness as the norm, and encouraging learning and discussion!

And we’re just getting started. 

SmartCatholics is more than just a free community. More than relaxing with friends. We’re regrouping for mission. We’re not retreating from the world.

When Catholics understand our faith in the modern world, we feel more joy and confidence in sharing the good news. Insider Society is a private group for SmartCatholics supporters.

  • Join a group of friends who believe in keeping SmartCatholics free and accessible to the world.
  • Support the volunteers behind the ministry building the future of free, online Catholic education.
  • Enjoy a private space to ask questions and share your insights. This is a place for friends to questions that might not feel right in the general, free community.

Your generous membership at any amount helps us:

  • Create more of the content you believe needs to be made, rooted in the genius of Vatican II’s renewal and adaptation of the truth to the modern world, without losing the Gospel or our identity.
  • Redefine how to be Catholic with charity and clarity, free of hysteria and division. To build a culture of kindness and learning – the best of the early Christians and latest research!
  • Keep resources free to share with friends and family, so that everyone can enjoy beautiful, free, Catholic education.

Your membership helps us bring 4000+ Catholics together who thought they were alone, or weird for being faithful to the Holy Father.

Thanks to you, we are the fastest online community to support the Holy Father, create resources to renew our hope, and build a home to help modern Catholics get smarter.


I love our Smart Catholics Family! Thanks for creating an environment of kindness, respect, learning and support!” – Ruth A.


“Being a part of SmartCatholics is my very FAVORITE social media hangout, and I… thank all those who are helping in so many ways! I love that SmartCatholics is global so that I can make friends with other Catholics around the world.” – Beth S.


“SmartCatholic family only consists of friends.”  -John W.


“I loved your comment that it’s the Facebook for Catholics, but no ads! :)” – Yvette L.


I am impressed by the quality and range of discussion and the app is quite versatile and user-friendly. Keep going; this is a contemporary way to engage Catholics to come forward! Awesome work!” – Adam P.


” In my quest to grow in my faith and practice I have found one particular phrase tumbles off my lips over and over again.  “Wait!  How did I not know that???!!”  But that is part of the beauty and joy of being a smart Catholic.  No matter our age, stage of life, or closeness to sainthood we will always have questions… Being a smart Catholic means engaging our Catholic communities, the Church’s teachings, the help of the saints and our Holy Mother, and the gifts of the Holy Trinity to become even smarter Catholics.” – Nicole S.


The reason why I joined was just so I can scroll a newsfeed and it being beautiful and Catholic rather than Facebook which can be negative or secular. I want to be looking and scrolling something when I’m free that will uplift me. I have now talked with a couple people and it’s super cool being able to network with others.” –  Cassie S.


“Shout out to everyone. I just love to be at SmartCatholics. Thank you all. So inspired of you.” – Hermelyn C.


Smart Catholics are faithful Catholics. It’s important to me to be faithful to the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church founded by Jesus Christ… He taught us how to be smart Catholics in the first place! If it was important to Him, it should be important to us.” Tiffany B.

“Let us not give up on great dreams.

Let us not settle only for what is necessary. The Lord does not want us to narrow our horizons or to remain parked on the roadside of life. He wants us to race boldly and joyfully towards lofty goals. God made us capable of dreaming, so that we could embrace the beauty of life.

– Pope Francis, Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe – Sunday, 22 November 2020

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