Godsplaining

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.

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Episodes

2 days ago

As Christians, should sadness be avoided? Are we 'allowed' to be sad at all, understanding God's providence? Is being emotional a bad thing?
In this week's episode of Godsplaining, Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Jacob Bertrand discuss sadness in the emotional sense, spiritual sense, and mental condition, as well as reacting to death and loss, the reality of emotion, and their thoughts on depression.
 
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St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
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To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
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5 days ago

Fr. Gregory and Fr. Bonaventure welcome Ryan Bethea to this week's episode of Guestsplaining! Ryan Bethea is the creator, host, and producer of the Exorcist Files, who, alongside leading exorcist Fr. Carlos Martins, tells the stories of haunting exorcisms.
On this episode of Guestsplaining, we find out what exorcists do, why they can often take weeks or months, how the occult, sexual sin, and unforgiveness can lead to possession, why saints have influence over these demons, and much more.
 
To listen to the Exorcist Files: https://www.exorcistfiles.tv/
 
Interested in attending one of our upcoming one-day events or multi-day retreats? Check out our website for more details! https://godsplaining.org/
 
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Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
Connect on Social Media
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To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org

6 days ago

On this Lectio episode, Fr. Jacob Bertrand, Fr. Joseph-Anthony, and Fr. Gregory discuss the Mass readings for the First Sunday of Lent. The readings remind us of God's covenant with mankind and his faithfulness to that covenant. The friars go on to discuss preparation for Easter, God being with us in the desert, allowing bad habits to die, renewing our Baptismal promises, and much more!
 
Interested in attending one of our upcoming one-day events or multi-day retreats? Check out our website for more details! https://godsplaining.org/
 
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Support the Podcast
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Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
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To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Listen to this episode before your next confession!
How do we make a proper examination of conscience? Do we have to do it? Why do we do it at all? What is the best time and place to examine our conscience? On this week's episode, Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Gregory answer these questions and discuss what a conscience is, if we're born with it, how to form a conscience, and more! This episode is packed with helpful tips and information on all things 'conscience'.
 
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Support the Podcast
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining
 
Shop our store: https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com/
 
Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
Connect on Social Media
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godsplaining/
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To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

On this episode of Livesplaining, Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Patrick Briscoe discuss peace and how to find it within the Lenten season.
 
Make the most of this Lenten season! Take advantage of FREE digital content and resources from the St. Paul Center. In need of a Lenten challenge? Starting on Ash Wednesday, the St. Paul Center is launching, "Exodus and Exile", an opportunity to follow along reflecting on the Book of Exodus with Dr. John Bergsma in this 40-Day Exodus challenge. For the free content and resources from the St. Paul Center, see their webpage here: https://stpaulcenter.com/exodus
 
Interested in attending an upcoming one-day event? Or maybe even a multi-day retreat? Check out our website for more information! https://godsplaining.org/
 
Subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Godsplainin...
 
Support the Podcast
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining
Shop our store: https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com/
 
Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
Connect on Social Media
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godsplaining/
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Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/godsplaining
 
To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org

Barbie Movie Review

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

Why does the Barbie movie matter? Is it offensive to Christians? Who is the movie for? Did the friars even like it? On this episode of Godsplaining, Fr. Patrick and Fr. Bonaventure discuss societal expectations and gender roles, freedom in Christ and Christian philosophy that can be pulled from the film, the main message of the movie, Gloria's famous speech, and more. You won't want to miss this fun, thoughtful episode!
 
Make the most of this Lenten season! Take advantage of FREE digital content and resources from the St. Paul Center. In need of a Lenten challenge? Starting on Ash Wednesday, the St. Paul Center is launching, "Exodus and Exile", an opportunity to follow along reflecting on the Book of Exodus with Dr. John Bergsma in this 40-Day Exodus challenge. For the free content and resources from the St. Paul Center, see their webpage here: https://stpaulcenter.com/exodus
 
Subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Godsplainin...
 
Support the Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining
 
Shop our store: https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com/
 
Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
Connect on Social Media
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godsplaining/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/godsplaining...
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/godsplaining
 
To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org

Monday Feb 05, 2024

This Guestsplaining episode dives into Fr. Patrick Riffle's experience as a Chaplain in the United States Navy, discussing what it means to be a priest in the military, soldiers embodying the faith, finding your purpose, resiliency, the role of death and living in its close proximity, the value of suffering, fraternity, and much more.
 
Interested in attending one of our upcoming one-day events or multi-day retreats? Check out our website for more details! https://godsplaining.org/
 
Subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Godsplainin...
Support the Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining
Shop our store: https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com/
 
Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
Connect on Social Media
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godsplaining/
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Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/godsplaining
 
To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org

Preparing for Prayer

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

This week's episode is all about how to cultivate a lasting habit of prayer. Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Joseph-Anthony each give their own helpful tips for prayer preparation, and discuss how where you pray, when to pray, how to pray, your motivation behind prayer, etc. all impact your prayer life.
It's not too late to make prayer a part of your routine in 2024! If you're trying to grow closer to our Lord this year, you won't want to miss this episode.
 
Subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Godsplainin...
 
Support the Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining
 
Shop our store: https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com/
 
Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
Connect on Social Media
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godsplaining/
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Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/godsplaining
 
To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org

Becoming a Better Friend

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

What exactly is friendship? Is there more to friendship than we think? On this week's episode, Fr. Jacob Bertrand and Fr. Gregory discuss exactly what friendship is, how each others' relationship goals much align, how to determine expectations, the different types of friendships, how to maintain them, and much more.
 
Subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Godsplainin...
 
Support the Podcast
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining
Shop our store: https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com/
 
Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
Connect on Social Media
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godsplaining/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/godsplaining...
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/godsplaining
 
To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org

Monday Jan 22, 2024

Do we have to make a choice between investing in faith-based companies or making money on an investment? How to can we be bold Catholics in the workplace? How do we know that we are investing in a morally good company?
 
In this week's episode, Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Patrick welcome Chris McMahon, CEO of Aquinas Wealth Advisors, to answer these questions and to discuss faith-based investing.
 
Subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Godsplainin...
 
Support the Podcast
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining
 
Shop our store: https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com/
 
Shop Books Written by the Friars
St. Dominic's Way of Life: https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...
Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly: https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...
 
Connect on Social Media
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godsplaining/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/godsplaining...
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/godsplaining
 
To learn more about the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.opeast.org
 
To support the Province of St. Joseph visit: www.dominicanfriars.org #GodsplainingCatholicPodcast #catholic

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