#236 – The Blessing of Antarctica

As the Year of the Priest comes to an end, CUTH takes a look at a priest, Fr. William J. Menster who truly preached the gospel unto the ends of the world – Antarctica.

Information on Operation Highjump
EWTN show times for the documentary about Fr. Menster “South Pole Padre”

Most of the information for this episode came from Fr. Menster’s Strong Men South published by the Bruce Publishing Company in 1949. Unfortunately, this book is out of print but some used copies do turn up on Amazon.com

SQPN’s Catholic New Media Celebration

Be sure to check out the CUTH blog for more on the history of the Catholic Church

Send e-mail questions and comments to catholicunderthehood@gmail.com or leave voice mail at 1 740 936 4354

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podcasticon#236 – The Blessing of Antarctica



  1. JD
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 11:11 am | Permalink | Reply

    I really enjoyed this podcast! I am a Navy Officer candidate and I am always interested in Naval history.
    I particularly enjoyed hearing about the Line-crossing ceremony. In the documentary series ‘Carrier’ there is an episode about this very tradition. It seems the shaved heads are not so common (perhaps because the female sailors would have none of it) but dunking each other in water or other less desirable liquids seems a popular feature.
    Thanks for the podcast!

  2. sbeshonertor
    Posted June 19, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Glad you enjoyed it!

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