Category: Blog

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!”

Barbara Morgan, friend and mentor

I moved to Steubenville in 1994. Though I got accepted into the Master of Arts in Theology program, it was only as a part time student. My main purpose, or so I thought, was to do youth ministry in the Steubenville area. I wasn’t… Continue Reading “Barbara Morgan, friend and mentor”

Franciscan University: The Next Generation

As you have all heard by now, we have a new president at Franciscan University: Fr. Dave Pivonka. This is something many of us at FUS have been praying for, and it is such a joy to have it happen! I first met Fr.… Continue Reading “Franciscan University: The Next Generation”

Why No Meat?

This is more than an obligation. It is an opportunity to drive out demons and grow in holiness!

Introducing… Steubenville Worship!

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… Continue Reading “Introducing… Steubenville Worship!”

Ready… Set…

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… Continue Reading “Ready… Set…”

Help Me Run Dirty! $10K in 10 Days!

I am trying to raise $10K in 10 days, looking for 100 people to give 100 dollars to Dirty Vagabond Ministries, a group of amazing people who are dedicated to transforming cities one kid at a time. To donate, go to https://www.crowdrise.com/dirtyvagabondpitt2018/fundraiser/therealbobrice Or, you… Continue Reading “Help Me Run Dirty! $10K in 10 Days!”