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Father and Joe E155 – Pennsylvania’s Response to Coronavirus

Both Father and I live in Pennsylvania. We talk specifically from our realms of our knowledge bases. Father focuses on the spiritual issues with the government mandated shut in, while I focus on the economic side. We recognize that the majority of our audience does not live in PA, however the problems imposed upon us…
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MFP 129 : Parenting During Crisis – The Corona Diaries

Day 1: No big deal. We can do this. Day 2: Did school with kids. Ended in tears. Argued with teenagers. Day 3: Screens all day. Gave up on abstaining from alcohol for Lent. Day 4: What are we doing??? … Continue reading The post MFP 129 : Parenting During Crisis – The Corona Diaries…
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Father and Joe E154 – Coronavirus within the Church

Coronavirus is a very public event going on right now. Father Boniface just returned from the Holy Lands, and he provides a firsthand account of his travels in regards to the impact corona is having on him. We also discuss points and counterpoints about the Church’s reactions to coronavirus in both terms of practicality and…
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MFP 128 : Make Love not War: A Field Guide for Marriage

    “Man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, can fully find himself only through a sincere gift of himself.” ― St. John Paul II Men and women approach sex from two very different … Continue reading The post MFP 128 : Make Love not War: A Field Guide…
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Father and Joe E153 – God is Constantly Everywhere

Starting from a physics conversation on the fact that energy is everywhere and yet constantly defined relatively differently; we discuss how God is constantly around us. Father shows how God’s fingerprints are on everything and at all times. This conversation is not specifically limited to the Christian understand of God, and more an general understanding…
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Father and Joe E152 – Implicit and Explicit Relationships with God

As we discussed in the prior episode, we need something to live for. Today we specifically focus on God being what to live for. Sometimes we are already doing that and do not realize it. The discussion dives into the implicit and explicit relationship we can have with God. The podcast Father and Joe brings us,…
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Father and Joe E151 – No Pain No Gain

As human beings we have been granted free will, which grants us the capabilities to do great evil or good. Today, we have a frank discussion of importance suffering and overcoming problems. As the conversation evolves we discuss the importance of recognizing people as equal individuals, and how each of us need a reason and…
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MFP 127 : Celebrating Lent and Easter with your family

   “Parents are, through the witness of their lives, the first heralds of the Gospel for their children.” ~St. John Paul II This Lent and Easter why not walk on the path of holiness that God has laid out for … Continue reading The post MFP 127 : Celebrating Lent and Easter with your family…
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Summer Conferences On Spiritual Direction

Saint Vincent Seminary faculty members Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., professor of theology, and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., director of spiritual formation, will conduct two weeklong summer conferences in 2020, Spiritual Direction I: Art of Accompaniment, May 18 to 22, and Spiritual Direction II: Advanced Topics In Spiritual Direction, June 22 to 26. The conferences are…
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Father Boniface And Father Tom Author Book On Prayer

Two Saint Vincent Seminary faculty members who collaborated on a book about spiritual direction have just released a second book, on prayer. Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love, was published this spring by Emmaus Road Publishing. Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., professor of theology, and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., director of spiritual formation…
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