6 episodes

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!

They That Hope theythathope

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    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

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!

    Birthing 101

    Birthing 101

    Fr. Dave and Bob talk about the miracle of life (and how Bob thinks it is gross), the challenges and blessings of families, scary movies, sad movies, and favorite saints. About “They That Hope”Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Dr. Bob Rice are friends who see humor and hope in a crazy world. Whether they are talking about sports, movies, politics, the Catholic 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! Brought to you by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

    • 34 min
    Episode V: The Hope Strikes Back

    Episode V: The Hope Strikes Back

    Fr. Dave and Bob talk about finding hope in movies, how disagreements need not lead to division, and a fun story about when Fr. Dave met St. John Paul II. Be not afraid!

    • 32 min
    Flavor Town

    Flavor Town

    Bob shares a hopeful story about how a congressman changed his life, Fr. Dave talks about being reconciled with our past (both as a country and with ourselves), and they both talk about the inspiring life of St. Teresa of Avila. Listen to the end of the podcast to hear, “Let Nothing Trouble You,” a song written by Bob based on St. Teresa’s prayer.

    • 38 min
    St. David Pivonka and Companion

    St. David Pivonka and Companion

    Bob shares about how he encountered Jesus, Fr. Dave talks about how St. Francis encountered Jesus in a leper, and they both talk about how to encounter Jesus in others (even in those we don’t agree with). Listen until the end to hear a beautiful song by John Paul Von Arx, “He’s Different,” written about his brother with Down Syndrome. About “They That Hope”Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Dr. Bob Rice are friends who see humor and hope in a crazy world. Whether they are talking about sports, movies, politics, the Catholic 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! Brought to you by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

    • 35 min
    Let the Friar Fall

    Let the Friar Fall

    In this episode, you learn that Bob knows a lot about movies, Fr. Dave knows a lot about politics, and neither of them know anything about chess. Fr. Dave and Bob discuss the Amy Coney Barrett nomination, high school football, inspirational words from St. Therese of Lisieux, and how Franciscans celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.About “They That Hope”Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Dr. Bob Rice are friends who see humor and hope in a crazy world. Whether they are talking about sports, movies, politics, the Catholic 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! Brought to you by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

    • 35 min
    A Jar of Roses

    A Jar of Roses

    In their first podcast, Fr. Dave and Bob talk about the beautiful friendship between Justices Scalia and Ginsburg, the meaning of Christian hope, and what we can learn from the calling of St. Matthew. We also learn that Fr. Dave doesn’t know what a vase is.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

thisiswhereweare ,

A great listen from minute one!

In the first episode Dr Bob Rice passed along the advice that it’s not worth listening to the first coupe of episodes of a new podcast because the hosts are feeling out how to do a podcast. Well he is WRONG! This pod is a great listen from minute one. Hope is in short supply these days. But this podcast is a wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Christian hope with fun stories of life along the way.

ChiRhoJoe ,

Great stuff

These folk know what they’re talking about. The fruit that they, and Franciscan U. bear speaks for itself. The renewal of the Church is underway. God bless you and your efforts!

Chipnvirginia ,

Did not disappoint 👏

Well I’m an alumna, my eldest currently attends FUS, so I guess I was already a fan, but my review should still count. This is EXACTLY, what we all need to hear right now. Truly. AND you guys are hilarious together. Keep it up! 👌

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