Category Archives: Father & Joe Podcast

Please enjoy these podcasts from IMF contributor Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

Father and Joe E161– Liturgy of the Eucharist

Father begins by teaching on the overall structure of the Mass to give each of us a starting point. The focus of this episode is the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We are focusing here because the Eucharist is the center of our spiritual lives, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist is the Eucharist entering into…
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Father and Joe E160 – Importance of Priests

The first and foremost job of a priest is to be dedicated to the Eucharist. Being tied to the Eucharist puts all priests into a divine relationship with Christ. As a result, they are able to perform and bestow the sacraments to the faithful.  We use this episode to dive into the relationship and responsibilities…
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Father and Joe E159– Lukewarm Souls

Many of us can gauge that we are not evil or actively doing bad. The problem is that many people will park there and turn off all of their energy and just stay on the good side but not striving to the end destination, thinking that that is enough. Father directly teaches about “parking” which…
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Father and Joe E158– Easter at Home

With the quarantine in effect Churches were closed. Today we discuss what it was like to experience Easter at home. Father tells what it is like from the priest stand point. We ultimately conclude this episode by discussing what the future holds, and how we can make it better. The podcast Father and Joe brings us,…
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Father and Joe E157– Living Within Quarantine

In the prior episodes we discussed the big picture items of the Coronavirus, and how the Government is dealing with it. We shift the focus to us as individuals upon how to within the quarantine framework. Father gives an example of how he is living within his religious life, and how over the years society…
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Father and Joe E156 – The Spiritual Impact of Coronavirus Precautions

When the consequences are not directly linked to an outcome how should we act? Father discusses the importance of faith in these times. In this episode, we specifically drill down on our fears of what the Church will endure through the period of time that the Priests are quarantined. The podcast Father and Joe brings us,…
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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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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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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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