Yesterday I officially became a candidate for the diaconate in the diocese of Steubenville. It is a great honor! After posting some pictures of the Candidacy Mass on Instagram, I received a number of congratulations from friends, as well as comments asking, "had you told us about this before?" The answer: not really. Two years [...]

How can I sum my experience at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland this past week? Perhaps a British author said it best: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." I must confess that I generally avoid big papal events. My last (and only) World Youth Day was [...]

One of the best things I've ever created (other my kids, which was not a solo venture) was writing Between the Savior and the Sea, a novel that tells the Gospel story from the eyes of Simon Peter. I'm always thrilled when someone comes up to me at an event and shares how they were blessed by it. [...]

This last weekend was not only the start of a new summer conference season, but the launch of a new ministry... Steubenville Worship! For over the past decade, I have led worship at the summer conferences as "Bob Rice and the worship team" or "Bob Rice and the band". Some summers we came up with [...]

These past few weeks... it is hard to describe the emotions I’ve felt. If someone asked me how I feel, I’d probably say, everything. I’ve felt joy and pain, anger and peace, questions and comfort. My dad was a wonderful man, one of my best friends. I really can’t say more about him right now [...]

So far I've played guitar on an elliptical, played accordion on a treadmill, wore a tux while running, and almost hurt myself so badly I would have had to cancel the race. But the big finish is this weekend where I run 13.1 miles to raise money for Dirty Vagabond Ministries! If you can help [...]