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What is SmartCatholics?

SmartCatholics is one of the fastest-growing communities to support Pope Francis, help Catholics regroup, and create resources to renew our hope. We’re free of trolls, ads, and toxicity. Let’s get smarter!


Get truthful, faithful, and inspiring content each month to help you sound smarter, and think deeply with Christ, the Catechism, and Sacred Scripture.


Meet monthly with Catholic speakers, authors, and creators. Get practical, inspiring advice that thinks with the Church. Start on-demand courses.   


Chat with speakers and special guests. Go deep. Hang out with your favorite hosts in the community. Chat live with members like you.

We are...

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!

Supporting 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! 

Groups that inspire us:

Founder & Host

Dominic de Souza is your founder, host, & learner-in-chief, a young dad with a small family and a smaller corgi, passionate about all things Catholic, watching movies, and reading the mystics.  

Why you should join this community:

We need somewhere online that's ours, where we can 

  • Uplift and inspire each other, and make new friends
  • Swap stories and ideas (not just advice!) 
  • Be free of toxicity, trolls, and ads. (Bye bye, Facebook. We love you, but...)

Dip in and out of discussions whenever you want! But most exciting is this - the veterans and new voices that you meet in the events are sticking around. They'll host group chats, share tips, and accompany your journey.

We need more than just information. We need insights we can trust. We need friendship to help us live lives of hope and meaning.

Code of Conduct

1. Commit to respect and kindness

I understand that respect and kindness build trust. Trust is needed so that everyone can thrive and discover their personal best.

2. Protect my community

I will build the community I want to be a part of, one conversation at a time. I will champion the needs of others, while striving to keep my activities welcoming to everyone.

3. Be my own last line of defense

I will help SmartCatholics keep me safe. I will be responsible with my activities, personal information, and conduct.

Read the full code of conduct here. Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Our community exists for a clear goal: unity, friendship, and formation. 

Please don't enter if you reject Pope Francis and the 2nd Vatican Council, thrive on impending apocalyptic prophecies, polarised politics, and constant argument. 

Offenders are warned and/or removed. 

See you inside!

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