St. Thomas Aquinas defines love as willing the good of the other. In short, loving your spouse means that you want what's best for her, simply because she is.
Fr. Huber made a huge sacrifice when he answered God's call to the priesthood. He had always seen himself getting married and having a family. As a priest, he gets to do "marriage prep" for couples and try to instill in them what God intended when he said "and the two shall become one flesh".
Dennis Holdman shows us that living our call to spread the Gospel is as much about how we live our lives as it is anything. Jesus calls us to "Go and make disciples". This isn't something reserved only for theologians, it's a call directive for all of us. How we live our lives is the start to us living that.
Jake Fowler is a parishioner of the Oratory of Saints Gregory and Augustine in Richmond Heights Missouri. He and his wife, Terri, have seven children, ages 12 to 3 months. Jake holds degrees in business and theology and is currently on the faculty of Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School where he teaches Sacramental Theology.
He challenges us all to understand the gravity of what really happens at each Mass and explains how we should best present ourselves before God.
Have you ever wondered what's really going on at Mass? Do you get frustrated when you don't get anything out of it? How about participation, do you sit back half paying attention, or are you an active participant. Deacon Steve Schissler did a great job unpacking the Mass for us. He said he wasn't a theologian, but after hearing his talk, you might disagree with him on that point.
Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life was the featured speaker at April's CTM event (4/27/2021).
In addition to being President of Missouri Right to Life, Steve is a volunteer teacher with the St. Louis Archdiocesan Right Start Program and he works for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. As the Manager of Growth and Revitalization for the Archdiocesan St. Vincent DePaul Society he knows a thing or two about service and will be sharing some of those experiences with us.
Fr. Anthony Wieck, SJ, is a retreat master at White House Retreat in Oakville. Fr. Anthony's grandfather and father regularly came to White House for their annual silent retreat. Following the advice of a SLU Jesuit, Fr. Anthony's father tried farming in Montana, met his wife, and settled in NE Oregon, where Fr. Anthony was raised as sixth of nine children. Fr. Anthony is a spiritual director at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and teaches a course each fall on the Holy Trinity.
John Heck was born and raised as a Catholic, with 12 years of Catholic education. He is active in St Gerard Majella parish, as an extraordinary Eucharistic Minister; Confirmation preparation Catechist for the last seven years; and has initiated numerous men's programs, including a weekly Men's Faith Program and That Man is You. John and his wife Susan have four children and three grandchildren.
Fr. Maassen opens us up with a discussion on humility. When he was the pastor at Our Lady he was instrumental in the CTMs formation and is always on fire with inspiration. He is currently the pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Valley Park and we're excited that he will be opening 2021 for us.
Fr. Santen’s “no frills’ approach to life and the Gospel are sure to inspire you. He has a unique way of bringing the readings at Mass to life and we’re excited to have him as our guest speaker this month. As men, we face a lot of challenges in life. That’s why we need to ensure that in all that we do, we apply the wisdom of Christ and His Church as we discern the next moves for ourselves and our families.
John Hedrick has spent over 50 years working in the science and mathematics fields. He is a cradle Catholic and remains very committed to his marriage and his faith. His love of both Science and his faith has led to a passion for studying things that science can't explain, Eucharistic miracles. As far back as the year 750AD there are recorded instances of the consecrated host turning into actual human flesh. Find out more about cases where this has happened and their similarities.
Fr. Mason, rector and president of Kenrick /Glennon Seminary discusses Holy Indifference. What we face in life shouldn't be the defining factor of our life, Christ should.
The three words that reflect actions that will get us to heaven; yes, sorry, thanks.
Fr. Ron Hoye tells us what it takes to reach our ultimate goal.
July's event featured Larry Kendrick and an incredible story about his journey with forgiveness.
June's CTM event with John Hedrick, the intersection of science and religion.
Life is a constant struggle between good and evil, light and darkness. How we chose to react and which side we focus on makes all the difference. As Christ has shown us, you can't ignore the darkness, but at the same time, we are called to bring forth the light.
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