Category: Blog

Summer Vacation

This week, I was the one who wasn’t in Steubenville! I called in from Grantham, New Hampshire (where my mom has a place) while Fr. Dave called from in his spartan dwelling in the Holy Spirit Friary. My surroundings inspired a brief conversation about… Continue Reading “Summer Vacation”

Our Need for Healing

This is one of my favorite podcasts I’ve ever recorded. I got to talk to Sr. Miriam Heidland, who is an amazing woman of God, and I got to do it in front of an amazing audience of priests and deacons at the Priests,… Continue Reading “Our Need for Healing”

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… Continue Reading “Cheese Packers”

Certificate of Courage

Fr. Dave and Bob tell stories of courage and cowardice, discuss the importance of religious liberty, and reflect on what it means to be restored in Christ. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/they-that-hope/id1533311457 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RoZXl0aGF0aG9wZS9mZWVkLnhtbA?sa=X&ved=0CAYQrrcFahcKEwig3bX8kt7uAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Podbean: https://theythathope.podbean.com

Paradigms of Parish Renewal

Renewing a parish isn’t about changing what we do, but changing how we think. In this episode, Dcn. Keith Strohm shares five paradigms for parish renewal that are essential to move the Church from maintenance to mission.  Deacon Keith Strohm is the former Director… Continue Reading “Paradigms of Parish Renewal”

A Labor of Love

I’ve got something that I’m really excited to share with you that I’ve been working on for the past few months. It is a new podcast called, “Speaking With Deacons”, which I hope will give inspiration and insight for those who are ordained to,… Continue Reading “A Labor of Love”

A Night of Hope… and Healing

The “Night of Hope” that was live-streamed last evening from Franciscan University exceeded our wildest expectations. There were 30,000 individual viewers, over a million page hits, and many who didn’t watch it last evening are now watching the video and sharing it with friends.… Continue Reading “A Night of Hope… and Healing”

The Rant of Skywalker

Yesterday was May the Fourth, and today we celebrate the Revenge of the Fifth. So it seems like a good time for me to share my definitive conclusion about the latest Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker. Also, Tim Hepburn (my drummer) just… Continue Reading “The Rant of Skywalker”

Ohio, the Land of My Exile

My parish is closed until Easter. Disney World is shut down. It looks like Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots. They closed my local Bennigan’s on St. Patrick’s Day. I haven’t read the book of Revelation in a while, but I’m pretty sure these… Continue Reading “Ohio, the Land of My Exile”

Holy Land… for Haiti!

Have you ever been to the Holy Land? I’ve had the chance to have visited there three times so far. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I believe that every disciple of Jesus Christ should try at least once in their life to… Continue Reading “Holy Land… for Haiti!”