Dr. Joseph R. Hollcraft

About Dr. Joseph R. Hollcraft

Dr. Joseph Hollcraft earned his B.A. and M.A. from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and received his PhD from Graduate Theological Foundation with studies being completed at Oxford University. Over the past fourteen years, he has taught at the Middle School, High School, and University level, as well as teaching diocesan catechists and deacons. Dr. Hollcraft is the founder of Seeds of Truth Ministries, an Adjunct Professor to the Avila Institute, and host to the "Seeds of Truth Radio" program (which airs daily to the north state of California and can be found as an ITunes Podcast where it reaches thousands of listeners in over 40 countries); he is the author of A Heart for Evangelizing (Emmaus Road, 2016), and a contributor to "The Catechetical Review" and www.spiritualdirection.com. Most importantly, Joseph is a devoted husband to Jackie and father of their four children: Kolbe, Avila, Isaac, and Siena.

The Work of a Master Carpenter

I just finished watching, for a third time, the movie: The Passion of the Christ. After this latest viewing, I was deeply moved by the particular scenes involving Christ and the cross: the wooden beams he was made to carry; the wooden beams … [Read more...]

Memory: Wired for God in the Eucharist

So, as we reflect on the principle of memory, we are drawn into what lies at the center of it all, Christ and his words in the institution of the Eucharist: “Do this in remembrance of me” (Lk 22:19; 1 Cor.15:25). No Ordinary … [Read more...]

A Luminous Point for the New Evangelization

She is the singular star that draws us into the will of the Father by reminding us to “do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:10). Star and Sure Guide At the close of his Apostolic Letter, Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the New … [Read more...]

Getting a Grip on Gossip

The Church reminds us that we have the obligation to correct our brother’s fault for the sake of righteousness out of love ...  We are called to do this in a spirit of gentleness and humility. A First Down Broadmoor Drive Growing up in … [Read more...]

The First Beatitude: A Blessing to the New Evangelization

The quintessential focus, of identifying man’s holiness as the threshold to all evangelization, has been essential to the last four papacies because Pope Paul VI, John XXIII, Blessed John Paul, and Benedict have all stressed our call to … [Read more...]