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
How to Make This Lent the Best Lent Ever
Father Craig goes through the best practices and mindset anyone can have to make sure that Lent is as meaningful and as impactful as possible.
The Most Abused Word In the English Language: Freedom. And Three Ways to Define Freedom
Father Craig and Jimmy discuss what Real Freedom truly means and more importantly what True Freedom is not. They discuss these three Catholic ideas on freedom: freedom to pursue excellence vs freedom from constraint disciplining desire so that the good becomes inevitable freedom to pursue what we ought to do.
The Monk and the Meat Head Discuss the Hero's Journey at the Exodus 90 Kick Off
Father Craig and Jimmy Vreeland team up to discuss the Hero's Journey during the MQP Exodus 90 Kickoff.
How to Put Christ Back into Christmas
Father Craig discusses the traditions, dates, and rituals that represent the Christmas season, and he shows how all of them point back to Jesus. He also brings up the point that Advent is a time to prepare for Jesus' coming by reflecting on how we have been living, repenting, and pursuing the adventure of Christian Spirituality
THE WHOLE RELIGION OF CHRISTIANITY IS THE CALL TO TAKE ON SELF SACRIFICIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
Father Craig and Jimmy discuss the concept that to truly find the adventure of your life you must first start with responsibility and self sacrifice. On the surface it does not seem like self sacrifice and responsibility creates adventure, but throughout the podcast Fr Craig reminds listeners that this is exactly what we are called to do as Christians and that Jesus was the best example of Self Sacrafice.
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.
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.