302 episodes

Father and Joe is a podcast series of a continuing conversation about struggles and successes of being close to God. Father Boniface provides spiritual direction through problems of daily life. According to statistics of the average American's church habits - We went to church when we were forced to but somewhere along the way, we drifted away. The ultimate goal of this podcast is to help us get back to church, regardless of what faith you hold, and create a stronger union with God.

Father and Joe Father Boniface Hicks and Joseph Rockey Jr

    • Religion & Spirituality

Father and Joe is a podcast series of a continuing conversation about struggles and successes of being close to God. Father Boniface provides spiritual direction through problems of daily life. According to statistics of the average American's church habits - We went to church when we were forced to but somewhere along the way, we drifted away. The ultimate goal of this podcast is to help us get back to church, regardless of what faith you hold, and create a stronger union with God.

    Father and Joe E294: Accepting Our Own Death

    Father and Joe E294: Accepting Our Own Death

    Dealing with death is a commonly an avoided topic to discuss. In this episode we crash the barrier and discuss our inevitable passing. What teachings does the church provide with how we should face the end of our journey?
     
    Episode TimeLine:
    00:00 Accepting Our Own Death
    03:28 Saint Maximilian Kolbe Courageous Choice 
    05:24 Being Brutally Forced into the “Starvation Bunker”
    08:04 The Tension of Valuing Suffering
    10:45 Benedictine Monk’s Celebrating the End of a Fellow Monk’s Journey
    12:27 Acceptability of Surrendering to Death 
    15:47 Human Brains Entering Trauma Mode When Seeing Death
    18:42 Personally Approaching Our Death 
    22:48 Finding Infinite Peace in What is Acceptable, Especially Together
     
     
                                              
    The podcast Father and Joe brings us, as individuals, closer to the Holy Spirit and His Church.
    Seek Peace. Be Open to God and Love. Learn from Your Sufferings. 
    Thank you for listening.
    FatherAndJoe@gmail.com
    Also you can find is on twitter @FatherAndJoe
     
     
     
     
    Catholic, Church, God, Life, Jesus, Benedictine Monk, Father Boniface Hicks, Joe Rockey, Relationships, Family, Love, Ready to Die, Maximilian Kolbe, Choice, Boldness, Offering Sufferings, Suffering, Life’s Journey, Surrendering to Death, 
     
    #Catholic #Church #God #Life #Jesus #BenedictineMonk #FatherBonifaceHicks #JoeRockey #Relationships #Family #Love #ReadytoDie #MaximilianKolbe #Choice #Boldness #OfferingSufferings #Suffering #Life’sJourney #SurrenderingtoDeath 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 24 min
    Father and Joe E293: Official Teachings from the Vatican – How the Sausage Gets Made

    Father and Joe E293: Official Teachings from the Vatican – How the Sausage Gets Made

    The Pope and his teachings are an essential part of the Catholic Faith. In this episode we dive into the rich complexities of how these directives are formed. Specifically, we focus on the modern papacy and how new scientific issues get sorted out, in this era of demanding answers instantly.  
     
     
    Episode TimeLine:
    00:00 Official Teachings from the Vatican – How the Sausage Gets Made
    01:20 Why are some statements from Pope implemented immediately and some ignored?
    03:02 Passionately Learning More Jesus Christ
    05:12 What teachings the Pope are NOT allowed present
    09:37 Pope Francis running into the rules of the way the Pope can Teach
    11:45 Teachings from the Pope on Participating in Capitalism   
    15:32 The Hideous Problem of the Modern Economy
    17:42 New Issues of Society Requiring Answers Today and Now
    22:02 Popes using New Technological Knowledge but Not Contradicting Papal Tradition 
    24:12 People Who are Ready to Die – Not Suicide, but Naturally 
     
     
    The podcast Father and Joe brings us, as individuals, closer to the Holy Spirit and His Church.
    Seek Peace. Be Open to God and Love. Learn from Your Sufferings. 
    Thank you for listening.
    FatherAndJoe@gmail.com
    Also you can find is on twitter @FatherAndJoe
     
     
     
     
    Catholic, Church, God, Life, Jesus, Benedictine Monk, Father Boniface Hicks, Joe Rockey, Relationships, Family, Love, Pope Francis, Papacy, Pope, Vatican, Rome, Abortion, Cloning, Stem Cells, Evil, Absolute, 
     
     
    #Catholic #Church #God #Life #Jesus #BenedictineMonk #FatherBonifaceHicks #JoeRockey #Relationships #Family #Love #PopeFRANCIS #Papacy #Pope #Vatican #Rome #Abortion #Cloning #StemCells #Evil #Absolute 

    • 25 min
    Father and Joe E292: Questions and Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

    Father and Joe E292: Questions and Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

    Pope Benedict XVI funeral was on January 5th 2023. In this episode we discuss the unique things about Pope Benedict XVI and the Papacy as Pope. 


    Episode TimeLine:
    00:00 Questions and Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI
    03:03 What is the role of the Pope?
    06:30 The Importance of the Office of Doctrine for Catholics
    08:57 The Catholic Church is a Living Body
    11:34 The Rarest of Exceptions When a Pope Does Not Die In Office
    15:37 The Dangers of Not Having the Pope Retire in This Modern Age
    16:54 Impressions a the Vatican from a Lay Member of the Faith
    19:34 Speculations on Why Pope Benedict XVI Retired
    21:28 The Eternal City Rome – Reflections 
    23:08 Pope Benedict XVI Choice to Intentionally Be Different Than Pope John Paul II
    24:59 What are the Actually Reasons Pope Benedict XVI Retired?
    26:48 The Difference of Pope Benedict XVI Funeral Compared to the Other Popes
    29:01 Preview of the Next Episode




    The podcast Father and Joe brings us, as individuals, closer to the Holy Spirit and His Church.
    Seek Peace. Be Open to God and Love. Learn from Your Sufferings. 
    Thank you for listening.
    FatherAndJoe@gmail.com
    Also you can find is on twitter @FatherAndJoe




    Catholic, Church, God, Life, Jesus, Benedictine Monk, Father Boniface Hicks, Joe Rockey, Relationships, Family, Love, Pope Benedict XVI, Papacy, Pope, Vatican, Rome, 


    #Catholic #Church #God #Life #Jesus #BenedictineMonk #FatherBonifaceHicks #JoeRockey #Relationships #Family #Love #PopeBenedictXVI #Papacy #Pope #Vatican #Rome 

    • 29 min
    Father and Joe E291: Fears of Taking Young Children/Babies to Mass

    Father and Joe E291: Fears of Taking Young Children/Babies to Mass

    On some level, we all have an innate desire to fit in and avoid causing ripples. As Christians, we also have the responsible of bring our children up with faith. In this episode we discuss that cross section and fear that many parents have engaging this problem.  
     
    Episode TimeLine:
    00:00 Fears of Taking Young Children/Babies to Mass
    02:10 Challenges/Fears of Taking an Infant to Mass
    04:26 Foundational Things Families Need To Have For Children to Behave at Mass
    06:50 Cultural Differences of Various Church Cultures 
    08:27 The Range of Noises/Distractions Children Make at Mass
    10:48 Do Not Bring Extra Elements to Distract the Child
    14:28 Wonderful Results from the Catechism of the Good Sheppard 
     
    The podcast Father and Joe brings us, as individuals, closer to the Holy Spirit and His Church.
    Seek Peace. Be Open to God and Love. Learn from Your Sufferings. 
    Thank you for listening.
    FatherAndJoe@gmail.com
    Also you can find is on twitter @FatherAndJoe
     
     
     
     
    Catholic, Church, God, Life, Jesus, Benedictine Monk, Relationships, Family, Love, Relationships, Stressed Out,
     
     #Catholic #Church #God #Life #Jesus #BenedictineMonk #Relationships #Family #Love #Relationships 

    • 18 min
    Father and Joe E290: Mechanisms Inside Ourselves to Overcome Negative Emotion

    Father and Joe E290: Mechanisms Inside Ourselves to Overcome Negative Emotion

    We all have moments of negative emotion.  In this episode we discuss our internal mechanisms to regulate these emotions in the moment, and how to improve ourselves both in terms of overcoming the negativity and preventing it from becoming as bad in the future. 

    Episode TimeLine:
    00:00 Mechanisms Inside Ourselves to Overcome Negative Emotion
    03:30 Who are we really Yelling At?
    05:15 Simplistic Ideas of Jesus Being the Answer
    07:15 Evaluating Ourselves in Relationships
    09:20 Need of Messy (Normal) Relationships
    10:45 Do Not Use God as a Wildcard
    11:50 The Processes Inside Our Brains the Build or Correct Our Actions
    14:00 Evolution Favors Short Term Benefits Over Long Term Solutions
    15:31 Prayer As A Long Term Solution
    18:02 Being Aware of Ourselves in Relationship of God
    20:55 Unconditional Loving Does NOT Mean Universal Approving
    23:18 The Basic Measure of Maturity 
    24:30 Bad Decisions From Thought Process – Cognitive Therapy vs Trauma
    26:15 Loving Does NOT Mean Approving





    The podcast Father and Joe brings us, as individuals, closer to the Holy Spirit and His Church.
    Seek Peace. Be Open to God and Love. Learn from Your Sufferings. 
    Thank you for listening.
    FatherAndJoe@gmail.com
    Also you can find is on twitter @FatherAndJoe




    Catholic, Church, God, Life, Jesus, Benedictine Monk, Relationships, Family, Love, Relationships, Interior Freedom, Maturity, Negative Emotion,

     #Catholic #Church #God #Life #Jesus #BenedictineMonk #Relationships #Family #Love #Relationships #InteriorFreedom #Maturity #NegativeEmotion 

    • 27 min
    Father and Joe E289: Love Overcoming Trauma

    Father and Joe E289: Love Overcoming Trauma

    Society inherently attracts persecutors and victims of abuse together, as those that recognize something is wrong with that person avoid them, let alone have a child with them. In this episode we discuss how the negative cycle of trauma can be disrupted.  

    The podcast Father and Joe brings us, as individuals, closer to the Holy Spirit and His Church.
    Seek Peace. Be Open to God and Love. Learn from Your Sufferings. 
    Thank you for listening.
    FatherAndJoe@gmail.com
    Also you can find is on twitter @FatherAndJoe




    Catholic, Church, God, Life, Jesus, Benedictine Monk, Relationships, Family, Love, Relationship,  Reaching Out,

    • 25 min

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