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They That Hope

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Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Bob Rice are friends who see humor and hope in a crazy world. Whether they are talking about sports, movies, politics, the Church, or their own lives, Fr. Dave and Bob try to find Christ in all things, even in the messiness of today’s culture. “They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31). Come be refreshed and renewed!

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Bob Rice are friends who see humor and hope in a crazy world. Whether they are talking about sports, movies, politics, the Church, or their own lives, Fr. Dave and Bob try to find Christ in all things, even in the messiness of today’s culture. “They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31). Come be refreshed and renewed!

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Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Bob Rice are friends who see humor and hope in a crazy world. Whether they are talking about sports, movies, politics, the Church, or their own lives, Fr. Dave and Bob try to find Christ in all things, even in the messiness of today’s culture. “They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31). Come be refreshed and renewed!

Language:

English


Episodes

Thy Will Be Done

5/18/2022
Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob apologize to the sports teams they cursed by rooting for them. They also discuss graduation, replica diplomas, and what it means to pray “Thy will be done.”

Duration:00:37:59

Thy Kingdom Come

5/11/2022
Dcn. Bob gives a spoiler-free review of the new Doctor Strange movie and explains why he shaved his head. He and Fr. Dave discuss the leaked majority opinion in Dobbs and explain what it means to pray, “thy kingdom come.”

Duration:00:35:31

Hallowed Be Thy Name

5/4/2022
It must be spring because Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob break into song a lot this episode. Fr. Dave seems unaware that sports other than baseball are being played. They discuss an op-ed he wrote about transgendered athletes and reflect on the petition of “hallowed be thy name.”

Duration:00:36:50

Our Father, Who Art in Heaven

4/27/2022
Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob begin their series on the Our Father. They also discuss doing parish missions, Disney World, and apologize for jinxing the Phoenix Suns.

Duration:00:34:32

Happy Easter 2022!

4/20/2022
Though the Cavaliers didn’t make the playoffs and the Nationals have lost three of their last four games, Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob have their hope in Jesus! It was Bob’s first Holy Week as a deacon, and he and Fr. Dave talk about the Triduum. They also reflect on the Lenten virtues, and share their Easter theme.

Duration:00:31:55

Lent: Love

4/13/2022
Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob are excited about Holy Week! They discuss basketball (go Cavs!), baseball (go Nats!), and the triduum (go Jesus!). They also answer the question, “What’s love got to do, got to do with it?”

Duration:00:36:02

Lent: Hope

4/6/2022
Grogu has been rescued from Castle Grayskull! Fr. Dave and Bob also discuss NCAA basketball, Dr. Jordan Peterson’s visit to campus, and how the virtue of hope is an important part of Holy Week.

Duration:00:35:26

Lent: Faith

3/30/2022
Now, it is Fr. Dave’s turn to be in Arizona, and he and Dcn. Bob finally figure out Daylight Saving Time. Other topics include sports, the Oscars, Our Lady of Knock, and the virtue of faith.

Duration:00:36:58

Lent: Temperance (and Yoda Pants)

3/23/2022
Fr. Dave is in Austria, Dcn. Bob just got back from Arizona, and neither of them knows what time is. They discuss basketball, how Mass is more than a communion service, and the virtue of temperance.

Duration:00:48:15

Lent: Justice

3/16/2022
Between Brady “un-retiring” and the baseball strike being over, it’s amazing Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob find time to talk about anything else. But they manage to discuss mission trips, liturgical seasons, and continue their Lenten reflection on the virtues, focusing on justice.

Duration:00:39:40

Lent: Prudence

3/9/2022
Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob converse about a wide range of topics, such as tattoos, Franciscan households, the baseball strike, the State of the Union address, the crisis in the Ukraine, and cardinal virtue of prudence.

Duration:00:42:08

Lent: Fortitude

3/2/2022
Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob discuss the crisis in the Ukraine. They begin their Lenten reflection on the virtues by talking about fortitude.

Duration:00:37:34

Countdown to Lent

2/23/2022
Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob talk about the NBA All-Star Game (Bob was there!), offer prayers for the Ukraine, and discuss the best way to prepare for Lent.

Duration:00:34:28

A Whole New World

2/16/2022
Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob talk about the Super Bowl, the Olympics, how sports can be a good source of unity, and how “missionary dating” can be a bad idea.

Duration:00:36:57

Tommy Boy

2/9/2022
Bob is in mourning at Tom Brady’s retirement, and Fr. Dave consoles him with mockery. They also talk about Christian unity and devotion to Mary.

Duration:00:38:54

Dos Amigos

1/26/2022
Bob shares about his birthday/anniversary trip to Mexico, Fr. Dave discusses transgenderism in sports, and they both rejoice for a friend who will be ordained a bishop.

Duration:00:36:06

Nicoli Djokavich?

1/19/2022
Bob wanted the whole podcast to be about sports, but Fr. Dave wisely led the conversation to other subjects, such as the upcoming March for Life and the Franciscan charism of “ongoing conversion.”

Duration:00:38:02

Sleeping at the Movies

1/12/2022
Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob finally got to see the new Spider-Man movie, and Fr. Dave fell asleep at the most important part [SPOILER NOTICE BELOW]. They talk about living in hope (even with COVID still around) and the beauty of Ordinary Time. [*To avoid Spider-Man No Way Home spoilers, skip from 2:33 to 5:08*]

Duration:00:32:34

Death Is Not the End

1/5/2022
Bob has COVID, and Fr. Dave shares about the passing of his father.

Duration:00:29:53

Home for Christmas

12/22/2021
Fr. Dave’s dad passed away this week, so please keep the Pivonka family in your prayers. Dcn. Bob gives a spoiler-free review of the new Spider-Man movie, talks about gift of hope given to us at Christmas, and closes with a new song.

Duration:00:26:08