This morning’s Gospel reading is the famous story of the Good Samaritan. After mentioning that we must “love our neighbor as ourself” a scholar asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus tells the story of a man who was beaten by robbers and left by the side of the road to die. A priest and [...]

This morning’s Gospel reading is the famous story of the Good Samaritan. After mentioning that we must “love our neighbor as ourself” a scholar asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus tells the story of a man who was beaten by robbers and left by the side of the road to die. A priest and [...]

I've had the blessed opportunity of collaborating with my friend Bob Lesnefsky, aka "Righteous B", for almost 15 years now. We first met while he was helping with the Steubenville Youth Conferences. He became a youth minister in a neighboring parish to where I was doing youth ministry and we often ran combined retreats and events. [...]

I'm excited to say we've come to the end of another year of videos in the VCAT series. Last year we had twelve videos on the creed, this year twelve on the sacraments. We're half way there! As I travel around the country, it's great to hear how many people are using these in ministry. [...]

One of my favorite moments of the summer was when I got to give a talk called, "God is Real" at the Steubenville Summer Youth Conference. At the very least, it gave me a public opportunity to say what I really feel about those "COEXIST" bumper stickers. http://youtu.be/Tu2dShjQ30U

Sometimes I write scripts and something special happens. I originally wrote this script to introduce the "sacraments of healing": Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. We decided to tell the famous story of Mark 2:12 because it includes both the forgiveness of sins and a physical healing. This Gospel story beautifully shows how the two [...]

Puns make me happy. Why else would I release a CD titled, "The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice"? Truth is, I get excited when I come up with a pun because I don't think of myself as a very good "punster". This script I wrote has some good ones in it. The kind that make [...]

Though I've been delinquent in updating the site, Outside Da Box and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston are doing a great job by creating new videos every month to help teens understand a different element of the Catechism, and I've the honor of writing the majority of those scripts. I really loved this last one they [...]