Just two Oklahoma priests sitting down for a weekly conversation on the joys of the priesthood, Payne County, and the evangelization of the world.
With the arrival of the new St. Teresa of Calcutta statue at St. Francis Xavier, our Stillwater priests jump into to the old arguments about Catholics and our use of images in our churches and homes. Do Catholics worship graven images? Listen and find out (hint: NO!).
Father O'Brien and Father Kerry continue their series on the Eucharist in the life of the Church. They explore New Testament passage about the Eucharist and dive into the early Church fathers and what they had to say about this great Sacrament.
After a recent Pew Research survey noted that many Catholics don't believe or don't know what the Church teaches about the Eucharist, Fr. O'Brien and Fr. Kerry break down the survey and give listeners the basics on what we know to be true about The Eucharist. Pew...
It's time for school! Stillwater is about to be jumpin' with students and St. John Catholic Student Center and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church are ready! Father Kerry gives students a run down of all that's going on at St. John's as the school year gets going. Pass...
The Pastors of Payne love to read and listen to books! Father Kerry and Father O'Brien open up about the books they've read this summer on subjects like introverts, technology, The Charleston Church Shooting, dark passages of Scripture and more.
July 28th is the Memorial of Blessed Stanley Rother. Father O'Brien and Father Kerry celebrate this feast by telling the story of this Oklahoma priest and martyr who was killed in 1981 for standing with his people in the face of opposition.
It's not easy being a priest (no vocation is easy!) but Father Kerry and Father O'Brien try to live their priesthood with joy and zeal. In this episode of "Pastors of Payne", our priests share stories of their 21 combined years of priesthood in the Diocese of Tulsa.
Summer is a time of rest but that rest can quickly become laziness. We often get spiritually lazy even leading to acedia (or spiritual sloth). Father O'Brien and Father Kerry explain what acedia is, how to avoid it, and how to get out of it if you're in it.