Godsplaining

By Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph

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Welcome to Godsplaining: a podcast featuring contemplative preachers and their contemporary age. Considering topics philosophical, theological, cultural, and beyond, Godsplaining presents ideas from the Church’s tradition and brings them to bear on our lives’ most urgent questions. Each week, join the Dominican friars as they muse on all things Catholic.

Episode Date
044 - Mary, Mother of the Church
00:34:24
Just can't get enough of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Well, you're in luck. Join Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Bonaventure as they discuss the history and theology of the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.
Jun 04, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Pentecost (Year A)
00:34:13
Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the Mass readings for the 8th Sunday of Easter - the Solemnity of Pentecost.
May 30, 2020
043 - Church Buildings and Sacred Signs
00:30:20
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Joseph Anthony chat about the architecture and symbolism of the new Church of St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlottesville, VA as the project nears completion.
May 28, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Easter Week 7/The Ascension (Year A)
00:33:12
Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the Mass readings for the 7th Sunday of Easter - the Solemnity of the Ascension.
May 23, 2020
042 - Reacting to the Past
00:38:35
In this episode Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Patrick discuss different ways of reacting to the past. If you come across a tradition, do you hand it on or tear it down? Who’s to say, and what to do?
May 21, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Easter Week 6 (Year A)
00:31:49
Join Fr. Gregory and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the Mass readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter.
May 16, 2020
041 - Freedom and Christianity
00:32:09
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Jacob Bertrand inquire into what it means to be free. What does the prevailing culture think of freedom? What does Christianity think of freedom? What does freedom have to do with options and choice? What has it to do with virtue and commitment?
May 14, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Easter Week 5 (Year A)
00:32:43
Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the Mass readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter.
May 09, 2020
040 - The Blessed Virgin Mary
00:32:17
In this episode, Fr. Patrick and Fr. Gregory consider the Blessed Virgin Mary. Especially during this month of May, we turn to our Lady in veneration and for intercession. Listen in to learn why . . .
May 07, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Easter Week 4 (Year A)
00:32:54
Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the Mass readings for the 4rd Sunday of Lent.
May 02, 2020
039 - Pope Saint Pius V
00:32:41
In the episode, Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Patrick recount stories of St. Pius V, a Dominican saint of the 16th century who is commemorated today on the Church calendar. Listen in to hear more about a man who popularized the rosary and won the Battle of Lepanto.
Apr 30, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Easter Week 3 (Year A)
00:33:34
Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the Mass readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent.
Apr 25, 2020
038 - The Catholic Church and Climate "Justice"
00:33:21
In this episode, Fr. Patrick and Fr. Jacob Bertrand examine the question of what we owe to the environment. In what sense is the contemorary concern for climate "justice" in accord with the Christian understanding of stewardship? In what sense is it not?
Apr 23, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Easter Week 2 (Year A)
00:30:43
Join Fr. Patrick and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the Mass readings for Divine Mercy Sunday.
Apr 18, 2020
037 - Exodus 90
00:34:07
In this episode, Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Gregory discuss the method and merits of Exodus90 within a theology of fasting and feasting. What's for a time and what's forever? How do we open our hearts to the graces that God gives by a spirit of habitual asceticism?
Apr 16, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Easter Sunday (Year A)
00:33:25
Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the Mass readings for the Easter Sunday.
Apr 11, 2020
TRIDUUM RETREAT - Holy Saturday: Seven Stories Of Salvation
00:36:34
In this episode, Fr. Gregory, Fr. Jacob Bertrand, and Fr. Patrick take you through a virtual tour of the seven Old Testament readings of the Easter Vigil. Together, we'll meditate upon these different moments in the story of salvation that lead the People of God to the revelation of Christ in the fullness of time.
Apr 10, 2020
TRIDUUM RETREAT - Good Friday: Seven Last Words
00:35:38
In this episode, Fr. Gregory, Fr. Jacob Bertrand, and Fr. Patrick take you through a virtual Seven Last Words--a traditional devotion for the afternoon of Good Friday. Together, we'll meditate upon each of the Lord's words from the cross.
Apr 10, 2020
TRIDUUM RETREAT - Holy Thursday: Seven Church Walk
00:42:12
In this episode, Fr. Gregory, Fr. Jacob Bertrand, and Fr. Patrick take you through a virtual Seven Church Walk--a traditional pilgrimage for the night of Holy Thursday. We'll make "stops" at each of the great Churches of Rome, meditating on the mysteries of the Lord and his salvation.
Apr 09, 2020
036 - Back to Basics: The Priesthood
00:32:51
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Jacob Bertrand conclude our Back to Basics series with a conversation on the priesthood. All are priests (common priesthood) by baptism. From these, some are consecrated priests (ministerial priesthood) by ordination. But, what does priesthood have to do with holiness?
Apr 09, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Palm Sunday (Year A)
00:32:11
Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob Bertrand as we meditate on the mass readings for the 6th Sunday in Lent.
Apr 04, 2020
035 - Back to Basics: Holy Hour
00:33:58
In this episode Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Patrick give perspective and practicals on mental prayer and how best to open our hearts to the graces that God gives in his Eucharistic presence.
Apr 02, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Lent Week 5 (Year A)
00:33:03
Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob as we meditate on the mass readings for the 5th Sunday in Lent.
Mar 28, 2020
034 - Back to Basics: The Mass
00:32:42
In this episode, Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Bonaventure take us through the next theme of our Back to Basics series. Why is the mass so efficacious? How can I be better disposed to receive the grace it makes available and applies to my life?
Mar 26, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Lent Week 4 (Year A)
00:28:55
Public masses are canceled all over the USA and shelter-in-place is becoming the new normal. Though it's devastating, it's still possible to become a saint, and the Word of God is living and effective. Join Fr. Gregory, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Jacob as we meditate on the mass readings for Laetare Sunday, the 4th Sunday in Lent.
Mar 21, 2020
033 - Back to Basics: Friendship
00:33:08
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Patrick chat through another episode of Back to Basics, this time on friendship. It's easy to see how prayer and sacraments encourage us in holiness, but friendship? What does friendship have to do with Christ, with grace, and with heaven?
Mar 19, 2020
BONUS: Sunday Lectio - Lent Week 3 (Year A)
00:31:11
With new precautions in place to stop the spread of Coronavirus, it is difficult or impossible for many to get to mass. To help those who find themselves in this situation, we're sharing this and future bonus episodes with lectio divina on the Sunday readings. We pray that it helps you to make a fruitful spiritual communion. This episode includes commentary from Fr. Jacob Bertrand, Fr. Gregory, and Fr. Patrick.
Mar 14, 2020
031 - Back to Basics: Prayer
00:33:30
In this episode, Fr. Patrick and Fr. Jacob Bertrand continue our Lenten theme of back to basics with a discussion of the place of prayer in the spiritual life. What is prayer? Why is it so vital? And, why the emphasis on prayer during Lent?
Mar 05, 2020
032 - Back to Basics: Fasting
00:30:23
In this episode, Fr. Patrick and Fr. Gregory continue with the next theme in the Back to Basics series: fasting. How does fasting contribute to spiritual growth? How does it grow our hunger for the Lord?
Mar 05, 2020
030 - Back to Basics: Confession
00:34:44
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Joseph Anthony kick off our Lenten Backs to Basics series with an episode on Confession. What is confession, and how do we make the best use of it? What's a sin, and what's not? How can we mature in my practice of the sacrament this Lent?
Feb 27, 2020
029 - Dragons
00:32:01
In this episode, Fr. Patrick and Fr. Bonaventure discuss dragons as they appear in life, literature, and Scripture. Nots sure how this applies to the spiritual life? Listen in to find out how!
Feb 20, 2020
028 - What's the News?
00:30:36
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Patrick discuss a healthy approach to keeping up to date on current events. How can we hope to stay apprised without getting thrown for a loop by sadness or anger? More fundamentally, what is the good at stake?
Feb 13, 2020
027 - The Virtue of Chastity
00:31:54
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Jacob Bertrand discuss the virtue of chastity and how each person can appropriate it in his or here state of life. How is chastity a denial of self? How is it a renunciation of self? How is it an affirmation of love?
Feb 05, 2020
026 - St. Thomas Aquinas
00:32:08
In this episode, Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Gregory discuss the life, sanctity, and theological contribution of St. Thomas Aquinas? Why is he such a big deal, and why should we care?
Jan 30, 2020
025 - The Pro-Life Movement
00:30:42
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Jacob Bertrand discuss what it means to be Pro-Life. Is it simply to be against abortion or is there more to the discussion? Together, we'll appeal to the tradition of the Church for situating this important issue.
Jan 23, 2020
024 - Is Speeding a Sin?
00:34:04
In this episode, Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Gregory discuss the rules of the road. It seems that practically everyone speeds, and yet doesn't that count as breaking the law and even as sin? Join us as we chat through prudence, law, and the goods of driving.
Jan 16, 2020
023 - St. Thomas Aquinas and the Historical Jesus
00:33:42
In this episode Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Gregory discuss the quest for the historical Jesus and how we can find resources for identify the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith in the writings of the Angelic Doctor.
Jan 09, 2020
022 - New Year's Resolutions
00:32:11
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Patrick discuss the time-honored tradition of making New Year's resolutions and discuss how to make resolutions that help us to respond to the grace of God at work in our lives.
Dec 31, 2019
021 - Christmas Cheer
00:35:32
In this episode, Fr. Patrick and Fr. Joseph Anthony discuss the high points of the Christmas season. From Christmas mass to kitschy decorations, we've got it all covered.
Dec 24, 2019
020 - On David Foster Wallace
00:34:47
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Bonaventure talk about one of their favorite contemporary authors--David Foster Wallace--and his commitment to truth as a new sincerity.
Dec 19, 2019
019 - Living Advent
00:30:15
In this episode Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Bonaventure discuss the connection between Advent and the Four Last Things, discussing ways to prepare for both Christmas and death.
Dec 12, 2019
018 - Coaching Virtue
00:30:56
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Joseph Anthony discuss what makes for a good coach and how those gifts translate to mentorship, ministry, friendship, and beyond.
Dec 05, 2019
017 - Franciscans and Dominicans
00:34:02
In this episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Bonaventure compare and contrast the Franciscan and Dominican charisms. What is the common inspiration? Where do they depart in their pursuit of evangelical perfection?
Nov 28, 2019
016 - On Marriage and Commitment
00:31:18
In this episode, Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Gregory Pine discuss the difficulties couples experience in preparing for marriage and how to commit in an uncommitted world.
Nov 21, 2019
015 - Christ on Campus
00:31:02
In this episode, Fr. Bonaventure Chapman and Fr. Joseph Anthony Kress explore their experience of serving as chaplains on college campuses.
Nov 14, 2019
014 - McCarthy and Literature
00:30:05
In this episode, Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Gregory discuss contemporary author Cormac McCarthy and his approach to story telling--the good, the bad, and the violent. Is there meaning on offer, or is it all void of purpose?
Nov 07, 2019
013 - On Pilgrimage
00:33:45
In this episode, Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Gregory describe the place of pilgrimage in the Christian life. What makes a particular site holy? Why is there greater importance assigned to some places rather than others? How can we benefit from this devout manner of being "on the way?"
Oct 31, 2019
012 - Discernment
00:34:28
In this episode, Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Jacob Bertrand discuss what discernment means for Christians, how to think well about the matter, and how to take practical steps on our own journey.
Oct 24, 2019
011 - The Holy Rosary
00:34:28
In this episode Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk discuss the rosary, its history, its connection with the Order of Preachers, and its place in Catholic life and devotion.
Oct 17, 2019
010 - The Real Presence
00:32:42
In this episode, Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Bonaventure Chapman walk through why so few believe in the Real Presence, and how we ourselves can bolster our understanding and belief in the source and summit of our faith.
Oct 10, 2019
009 - The Virtues of Catholic Social Teaching
00:33:27
In this episode Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk offer a fresh perspective on Catholic Social Teaching by considering the virtues at work in the heart of the mission.
Oct 03, 2019
008 - Teaching and Learning
00:31:40
In this episode Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Patrick Briscoe consider what it means to teach, examine what sets a good teacher apart, and discern how we can cultivate the virtues of a good teacher.
Sep 26, 2019
007 - Intentional Discipleship
00:35:58
In this episode Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk and Fr. Joseph Anthony Kress discuss the heart of discipleship as described in the Gospels, the letters of St. Paul, and the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Sep 19, 2019
006 - Virtue, Vice, and Sport
00:33:05
In this episode, Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk explore parallels between sports and the spiritual life, considering whether sports cultivate virtue, reveal virtue, or undermine virtue.
Sep 12, 2019
005 - Literature and Chesterton
00:32:32
In this episode Fr. Bonaventure Chapman and Fr. Gregory Pine discuss the nature of literature and the merits of G. K. Chesterton.
Sep 05, 2019
004 - Loneliness and Friendship
00:37:40
In this episode Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk discuss the Christian understanding of loneliness and the place of Christian friendship as a help to live well in the midst of lonely times.
Aug 29, 2019
003 - Cosmic Shift: The Ancient to Modern View
00:38:54
In this episode, Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Bonaventure Chapman discuss the big difference between how ancients and moderns think about the world.
Aug 22, 2019
002 - True Leisure and the Good Life
00:32:00
In this episode Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Gregory Pine discuss leisure, its connection to a contemplative life, and its role in cultivating human happiness and a worshipful spirit.
Aug 15, 2019
001 - An Apology for Apologetics
00:32:28
In this episode, Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Gregory Pine discuss the inspiration and purpose of apologetics.
Aug 08, 2019