Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Dcn. Bob Rice see hope and humor in a crazy world! Sports, family life, theology, and superheroes are recurring topics in their weekly conversations. Join Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob as they see reasons for hope all around us.

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…...


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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…...


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…...


Bob has COVID, and Fr. Dave shares about the passing of his father.


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…...


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