A sampling of keynote addresses and retreat talks
Adoration: The Sacrament of Love
Why is Adoration the first virtue of religion? What does Adoration have to do with our relationship with others? How does Adoration impact our evangelization and catechesis? Find out answers to these questions and more as Dr. Hollcraft explores Adoration as the Sacrament of Love. Listeners will come away with a greater desire to spend more time with God in the Blessed Sacrament.
Memory: Wired for God in the Eucharist
Is the faculty of our memory just for games like Trivial Pursuit? How does the Church Remember? What are we to do about our own difficult memories? Find out answers to these questions and more as Dr. Hollcraft explains how in our memory we are wired for God in the Eucharist. Listeners will come away with a deeper understanding of Christ’s words “Do this in remembrance of me” (Lk.22:19) and a greater desire to receive our Lord in the Eucharist.
Prayer: Perpetual Courtship with God
How are we to pray without ceasing” (1 Thes.5:17)? Why is faith so instrumental to our life of prayer? What does prayer have to do with our ministry? Find out answers to these questions and more as Dr. Hollcraft explains prayer as perpetual courtship with God. Listeners will leave this talk wanting to increase their life of prayer and service to God.
Mercy: Gift and Task
Why is mercy the chief attribute of God? What does mercy have to do with our own call to holiness? Why has a country like Poland taken center stage on the discussion of mercy? Find out answers to these questions and more as Dr. Hollcraft explores mercy as gift received and at once a task to be shared. Listeners will come away with a deeper conviction to live in the merciful heart of God.
God and the Story of His Chosen People
Is it possible to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation like we would read any book? Is the God of the OT different from the God of the NT? Why is the word Catholic not found in Scripture? Find out answers to these questions and more as Dr. Hollcraft explores the God who is Love and the meaning of this love throughout salvation history. Listeners will come away with a clearer picture of God’s divine genius in Sacred Scripture.
Understanding Key Biblical Texts to the Catholic Faith
How are we to read Sacred Scripture to better understand the meaning of key texts to the Catholic faith? What are the nuts and bolts behind the key passages on Mary, the Pope, the Eucharist, and Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition? Find out answers to these questions and more as Dr. Hollcraft examines some of these essential topics in the life of the Church. Listeners will leave this talk with a deeper understanding of the tools necessary to properly interpret Scripture.
Evangelizing Catechesis: Restoring Sonship
Why is it important to understand that evangelization and catechesis are two separate modes of transmitting the good news of Jesus Christ? What does John Paul II intend to mean when he calls us to evangelize within the catechetical setting? What lies at the heart of Christ’s own evangelization and Catechesis? Find out answers to these questions & more as Dr. Hollcraft explores why the subject matter of evangelizing catechesis & forgiveness lies at the heart of the new evangelization.
Feel free to contact me to discuss other topics for talks and retreat work. Those topics might include:
Theology of the Body.