BFFs and Virtue: What's a good friendship look like?


In an age when "friend" means a lot of different things and in a time when we'd rather have "followers" than companions, do we lose out on what real, authentic friendship is? Will and Tom take a brief survey of the Philosopher Aristotle's ideas of friendship and talk about what his ideas have to do with our relationships and our faith.

This podcast is an initiative of St. Louis Catholic Church in Austin, TX and the Adult Formation and Evangelization Ministry.

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What's Your Story?


Has anyone ever asked you, "How has God worked in your life?" Maybe not, because that's a pretty weird, churchy question. But it's an important one to consider. God's working in your life, and sometimes it's only possible to see that by reflecting on your story. In this episode, Will and Tom share their faith journey stories and invite you to consider yours.

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Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas! Tom and Will end their first podcast series by talking about the beginning: The Incarnation and the Nativity of Jesus. What does this mean for our lives? They also talk about random Christmas things... their favorite hymns, some solid Jesus quotes, and consumerism. 

Will and Tom will be back next week! The podcast is set to continue. Still nameless, but awesome.

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Advent Reflections - The Father's Merciful Pursuit


It's the last week of Advent! And the Church is anxiously anticipating the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus. In this fourth week, Will and Tom discuss the Father's obsession with His children. Why doesn't He just leave us silly sinners alone?  Why does He spend our entire lives (and most of salvation history) pursuing us?  Love sure is silly, am I right?  #forthelifeoftheworld


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Reflections on Advent - Tethered to Christ


In the second week of Advent, the Church reminds us that our God is a loving, patient God who wants to liberate us from the tether of sin. Using John the Baptist and John of the Cross as guides, Will and Tom reflect on the bondage of sin, and what it might look like to be tethered to Christ instead of sin.  Christ is our freedom, and we anxiously await His coming in the celebration of the Incarnation.

Reflections on Advent - Actively Waiting


Happy Advent! Join Tom Carani and Seminarian Will Rooney as they begin a 5-part reflection on the prayers we will pray at Mass during Advent. These prayers can deepen the way we approach the season of Advent, and bring us to a better understanding of how to welcome Christ at Christmas.