Cheese Packers

As we finished this week’s episode of They That Hope, my friend and guitar player John Paul Von Arx came into the studio.

“Hey, can you turn the camera off for me?” I asked.

He looked at my iPhone on the tripod. “It wasn’t on.”


I’ve been recording the video for They That Hope since January, and I guess I should be more surprised that I haven’t made this mistake already. Fr. Dave looked at me and asked, “what should we do?”

I shrugged. “I guess no video this week.” Most people listen to the audio anyway. But then I remembered that some people like to listen through YouTube, even if there isn’t any video to watch. So my plan B was to record an apology, put up a static image, and leave it at that.

And then… plan C. A good friend of mine does video animation. You can check out his stuff at I told him I had an “animation emergency” and needed his help. He jumped right in! If you don’t know this, animation is a lot of work. We originally hoped to have the lips move with the audio, but for a 40 video that would have taken a lot more effort and time than we had. So, using the original show artwork, he made us move a bit and it is WAY more interesting than looking at a picture. Thanks, Will!

Here’s the title and description of the episode. Hope you enjoy it!

Cheese Packers

Fr. Dave and Bob share their thoughts on the Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians Confer… uh, Retreat, the bishops’ upcoming statement on the Eucharist, and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

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