December 19th, 2018 | 29 mins 52 secs
We're always anticipating the next moment. Looking forward to Christmas, to the New Year, to the day our in-laws leave town. In this episode, Seminarian Will encourages Tom and Alissa to find ways to be holy right now. In this very moment.
Fr. Doug's Homily - https://homilies.fireside.fm/96
November 29th, 2018 | 29 mins 46 secs
We've all had moments of deep restlessness. Thoughts that keep us up at night, worries that prevent us from living full lives, deep concerns about big questions like who we are and where we're going with our lives. What's the deal with all this and why are we so restless? Alissa, Will, and Tom spend some time discussing why we can't be satisfied with what we've got and why that should give us a glimpse of hope.
November 8th, 2018 | 32 mins 35 secs
Catholics LOVE the word "vocation" and this week the Church worldwide is asking all the faithful to consider their vocations--what they're called to do to serve God in the world. How do we begin to hear what God wants from us? Alissa, Will, and Tom say it starts in the family, and break that down a bit in this episode.
November 1st, 2018 | 13 mins 43 secs
Seminarian Will shares his reflections on this Solemnity of All Saints in this BONUS EPISODE of the Being Church Podcast.
October 10th, 2018 | 25 mins 48 secs
God has given us all unique gifts that He wants us to use to build one another up. In this episode, Seminarian Will, Alissa, and Tom talk about how we can identify unique gifts in ourselves and one another and how we can put them to use. Because the world and the Church need you to be you for the glory of God.
August 8th, 2018 | 46 mins 4 secs
Will's back! Just for a day.
The seminarian we all know and love has returned from his summer of travel and he's got so many stories for us. In particular, Will, Alissa, and Tom talk about poverty, solidarity, and the true meaning of charity. This episode also has one of the greatest openers ever...
June 13th, 2018 | 43 mins 15 secs
Seminarian Will is off on a Holy Land Adventure! And Tom isn't jealous at all! Check in with Will and his fellow seminarian Mark as they debrief their first few days in the Holy Land and share what it means to walk where Christ walked and see the Gospel come alive.
June 6th, 2018 | 29 mins
The life of faith is difficult, and sometimes it doesn't feel rewarding. Not sure if you've ever had moments of existential fear, but we have and we think it's pretty common. Will shares about accompanying others through doubt and Tom weighs in on what it means to be fulfilled by God. Since we're extroverts, we try to work it out as we go along.
May 30th, 2018 | 28 mins 56 secs
graduates, graduation, life, life change, new chapter
Alissa, Tom, & Will offer advice for graduates of all ages and anyone else going through a life change. What are a few things that we should keep in mind as we face new horizons? Share this episode with anyone who is facing a new chapter in life!
May 23rd, 2018 | 26 mins 19 secs
The Book of Psalms is a beautiful arrangement of the human heart and the human condition. They give prayerful words to every emotion and situation that we find ourselves in and they remind us that God's got us, and He wants to be with us all the time. No matter what we're feeling. Tom and Will discuss why they pray with the Psalms and give advice for how you can start doing the same today.
May 16th, 2018 | 25 mins 52 secs
In popular Catholic circles, there's a lot of talk about whether parishes are "maintenance" parishes or "mission" parishes. Are we actively growing and sharing the gospel with everyone we meet, or are we so concerned about keeping things the way they've always been that stifle growth? Are we working to change the culture of our community, or are we accustomed to sitting in the same pew with the same people Sunday after Sunday? Important questions to ask ourselves....
May 9th, 2018 | 31 mins 53 secs
Will is taking the next step in his seminary formation by committing to be a Candidate for Ordination, and this leads Will and Tom to consider the importance of committing to a vocation. Why is it so hard to say "yes"? Are we afraid of how great we might become?
May 3rd, 2018 | 43 mins 31 secs
gaudete et exsultate, pope francis
Okay, so we didn't get an interview with the Pope or anything, but when you read his new Exhortation, "Gaudete et Exsultate.," it's like he's talking directly to you! Alissa, Tom, and Will sit around and share their favorite parts of our Holy Father's newest Apostolic Exhortation (not an Encyclical!). The call to holiness applies to all of us, even non-Catholics. So what are you doing about it in your life?
April 26th, 2018 | 43 mins 28 secs
Deacon candidates Peter Barger and Mark Molchen sit down with Tom and Will in this episode to discuss what it means to serve the people of God as a Deacon, using the Street Retreat put on by Mobile Loaves and Fishes as an image for his future model of ministry--encountering the other.
April 18th, 2018 | 28 mins 37 secs
If you've ever felt like a reject at Church, that ain't cool. The Catholic parish isn't only a place of inclusion for the faithful, but it's a warm and welcome place where those who struggle with questions of faith and doubt can come wrestle.
April 11th, 2018 | 41 mins 12 secs
alissa molina, domestic church
Alissa Molina (Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator at St. Louis, Mother, Wife, Daugther of God) sits with Will and Tom and chats about growing a domestic Church in her own family.