This is podcast from Father Craig Holway of Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Webster Groves, Mo. This podcast will consist of Father Craig's homilies and he will also be discussing different topics around Catholic Spirituality. The goal of the podcast is the Open the Tent and invite as many people as possible to explore the Catholic Church
No more playing spiritual prevent defense: Going back on the attack and the Exodus 90 Program with Steve Schaefer and James Chalmers
Father Craig and Jimmy are joined by two guests, Steve Schaefer and James Chalmers to discuss the Exodus 90 Challenge. Steve brought the program a few years ago to the parish and it has resulted in a revival around Mary Queen of Peace. James Chalmers is taking over leadership of the program for this year. Steve and James talk with Father Craig about the grace opening benefits of these spiritual exercises.
Setting the Record Straight: Everything secular society claims they value is actually Christian - The whole Society is in the GAP
Father Craig and Jimmy discuss three values that secular society holds Sacred: Freedom, Equality, and Women's rights and shows how all of these values are distinctly Christian. No other society other than Christian society every thought of holding these concepts and something to aspire to.
The Parable of the Talents and the importance of Stewardship
Father Craig discusses the parable of the talents and the importance of being a good steward in order to honor and glorify God.
What is Cheap Grace
Father Craig discusses how intellectual ascent is not necessarily faith. He also discusses the concept of cheap grace and virtue signaling and how that is pulling your punches when it comes to the great faith adventure.
Finally, a truly offensive Catholic idea the podcast about: The Real Presence on Jesus in the Eucharist
In this podcast Father Craig reviews "This is My Body", Bishop Barons latest book. The book describes and explains to the believer and skeptic the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Father Craig explains the theology behind the Real Presence and how it is is the culmination of the Incarnation.
Father Craigs book club #1:: And There Was Light - Abe Lincoln Biography
In this episode Father Craig discusses the importance of intellectual formation and that those seeking a closer relationship with God need to constantly be nurturing and feeding their mind. He then moves on to discussing one of his new favorite books: And There Was Light by John Mecham. This book shows the fascinating story of Abraham Lincoln's spiritual journey during the Civil War and how his faith informed and the faith of all the Abolitionists sustained them in their fight to end slavery.
You get a good understanding of this even from a young age
Great podcast Jimmy and Father Craig. I get what you are saying and there is a great message that you are sending.
Great discussion on real topics
ideas articulated and the discussion is perfect! opening up the tent is exactly what’s needed for young men today
A practical summary of why and what we Catholic Christians try to do
Fr. Craig and Jimmy Vreeland take the time to explain some tough and complex concepts. I appreciate the practical explanations. I especially liked the explanation of striving for moral excellence even though we are all imperfect and sinners. And the way the Church Community and Sacraments help us on that journey.