On the Way


The Camino de Santiago is one of the most popular pilgrimages in the world. 500 kilometers of rugged hiking lead to Santiago de Compostela, the shrine of St. James in Spain. This week, Will and Tom chat with Camino Experts Jess Chaffee (St. Louis School's Director of Development) and her friend and best travel buddy Amy Hageman. A great conversation about the parallels between the journey of life that God's planned for each of us and the experience one has on The Way.

Follow Jess and Amy's Adventures: https://findingourway2016.wordpress.com/

Considering the Cross


Ave Cruz Spes Unica! There's some Latin for you nerds out there. This week is Holy Week, and Tom and Will spend some time talking about the Cross and everything that goes with it. Suffering (from allergies and more serious things), the Church's grace, and becoming like Jesus. What else would you expect from a Catholic podcast?! 

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By the way, say a prayer for your parish staff and priests who are working around the clock in preparation for Easter and all those who will be baptized into the Church! :) Thanks!

Current Events and Hoodoos


Tom and Will shoot the breeze in this episode and cover topics like the Austin Bomber, the importance of reading fiction, and the value of hoodoos. 

For the last few weeks, the city of Austin has been on edge. Several explosions across the city have challenged our sense of safety and security. Tom and Will talk briefly about the grip anxiety and fear can have on us. Definitely more to come on this topic. Will spent the week in Zion National Park with the Boy Scouts and he's got some stories to share! Also, Tom learns what a hoodoo is.

An 80's Education


This week on Being Church, Tom and Will host Rochelle Carlin, a parishioner, mother, wife, and marriage prep catechist extraordinaire. Rochelle recounts her journey into the Catholic Church while lambasting Will and Tom for their lack of 80s pop culture knowledge. Hey, we're #millennials and if it's not Taylor Swift or avocado toast, we're not interested.  In all seriousness, we can all identify with Rochelle's authentic and honest journey of faith. Driven by love of her family and love of the Truth, she's found a home at St. Louis where she can use her gifts to serve her community and grow in love for God while emanating the joy of the Gospel. 

Introducing Marie!


In this episode, Will and Tom sit down with Marie, St. Louis Parish's newest staff member. Marie is an essential member of St. Louis's new Media Ministry team, whose goal is to to engage the local community by sharing the gospel and the life of the parish through media. St. Louis is a hot bed of beauty, truth, and goodness, and we want to share that with this community!

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