The Catholic Arsonist

From a parish staff with a mission to set the world on fire

About the show

A weekly conversation brought to you by a parish staff with a mission to set the world ablaze. Two priests and two laywomen sit around the proverbial fire to find Christ's light amidst a dark world. TCA engages people and topics cooperating with the mission of Jesus, the true Catholic Arsonist.

Episodes

  • And Shaina Wept

    May 27th, 2022  |  51 mins 29 secs
    catholic, church, evangelization, jesus, parish

    Shaina shares her heart for the people of St. Clare as she tells us of her adventures ahead. We all cry.

  • Jonah at St. Clare

    May 13th, 2022  |  43 mins 17 secs
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    The Holy Spirit is doing something at St. Clare

  • Proposing Abundant Life

    May 6th, 2022  |  52 mins 26 secs
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    Alyssa leads Fr. Andrew and Shaina through some post-Resurrection thoughts on living as witnesses

  • A Walk Through the Holy Land with Alyssa

    April 22nd, 2022  |  40 mins 36 secs
    catholic, church, evangelization, jesus, parish

    We sit at the feet of Alyssa as she walks us through her pilgrimage in the Holy Land.

  • Know Your Mission

    April 15th, 2022  |  37 mins 19 secs
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    Shaina's heart is burning again for everyone to know their mission and to help people realize theirs. Fr. Andrew helps her to break down how to uncover your mission while helping other people to find theirs and all while remembering that we are loved and a child of God!

  • Chastity, Sobriety, Excellence...Oh My!

    April 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
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    Desiring lives of heroic virtue

  • Liturgical Musings

    April 1st, 2022  |  46 mins 1 sec
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    We are not the same as the World

  • Peace + Freedom

    March 25th, 2022  |  48 mins 21 secs
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    "If he wants to exercise this ministry toward others, the priest himself must have received this grace of reconciliation and peace: he must be at peace with God (living in the freedom and joy of knowing that he is a child of God), he must be reconciled with himself (freely accepting his own weakness), and he must be reconciled with others (capable of accepting them as they are, forgiving their errors, holding no grudges against anyone). He must also be reconciled with life as it is, not being bitter or resentful toward existence. Even if life's paths are sometimes dark, painful, or deceiving, he must always maintain this trust that the Lord, like a good shepherd, "leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake" (Ps 23:3). It seems to me that the deepest meaning of the seventh beatitude could be expressed like this: blessed are those who are capable of welcoming and keeping in themselves the peace of God, in order to transmit it later to others - not spreading fear, worry, division, agitation, or bitterness around themselves, but radiating the great, kind, divine peace. May all our lives be a conduit of the Risen Christ's gift to his disciples: "Peace be with you" (Jn 20:19).

  • College Kidz

    March 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    Fr. Andrew and Alyssa take the show to the University of Missouri to hear about how faith is being lived out on a college campus. We talk All Things New from a college kid's perspective, what growing up in a parish looked like, and how transformation is taking place in the lives of young people today. We hope this one blesses you.

  • Mediocrity

    March 11th, 2022  |  47 mins 18 secs
    catholic, church, evangelization, jesus, parish

    Fr. Andrew and Alyssa head to the seminary to chat with Fr. Kris Teater, Director of Spiritual Formation, on the call to renounce mediocrity in our lives.

  • Conversion of Mind pt. II

    March 4th, 2022  |  49 mins 36 secs
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    We're back! Shaina, Alyssa, and Fr. Andrew discuss more on what the culture looks like and how we can engage it with the good news of Jesus Christ.

  • Conversion of Mind

    February 18th, 2022  |  51 mins 26 secs
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    Fr. Andrew and Shaina join Alyssa as she leads us through a discussion regarding our outlook on culture and the times in which we find ourselves.

  • Conversion of a Parish

    February 11th, 2022  |  59 mins 40 secs
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    This week we're joined by Fr. Yates as we discuss various elements pertaining to parish renewal in light of the launch of "All Things New", the strategic pastoral planning initiative for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

  • Conversion of Heart

    January 28th, 2022  |  51 mins 48 secs
    catholic, church, evangelization, jesus, parish

    Conversion seems to be popping up everywhere. In this episode, Alyssa, Fr. Andrew, and Shaina jump into the nitty gritty of conversion and invite you to dig a little deeper to strength that relationship you have with Jesus.

  • Down in Adoration Falling

    January 21st, 2022  |  47 mins
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    Shaina leads Alyssa and Fr. Andrew through a discussion on devotion to the Blessed Sacrament

  • Catholicism and Mental Health (Part 2)

    January 7th, 2022  |  50 mins 54 secs
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    This is the second part of our conversation with Fr. Conor Sullivan. If you missed part one, be sure to check out our previous episode on the Church and mental health.