Father Darrin Connall, Vicar General, was ordained May 29, 1992, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane by Bishop William Skylstad. He is a native of Spokane, having attended Trinity Catholic School, Central Valley High School, and Bishop White Seminary at Gonzaga University. He completed his formal studies for priesthood at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Fr. Connall’s first assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Thomas More Parish in north Spokane. After serving there for two years, he served as pastor of the parishes in Colville, Northport and Kettle Falls. During Fr. Connall’s time in Stevens County, he served as co-director of vocations. In 2000, he was assigned as rector of Bishop White Seminary, Director of Vocations, and Director of Seminarians. During his assignment at Bishop White Seminary, Fr. Connall oversaw the construction of a new seminary building that included administrative offices, a chapel, and a residence.
In July of 2011, Fr. Connall was appointed rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, where he continues to serve today. During his tenure, he was diagnosed with cancer, and through his illness he remained dedicated to his parish. In 2013, he began oversight for renovation of the cathedral as it enters its second century, revitalizing the church building and ensuring its vitality for the future.
In 2015, Fr. Connall was appointed vicar general of the diocese and serves as the bishop’s assistant in the executive governance of the diocese. He continues to serve as both rector of the Cathedral and vicar general of the diocese.
March 8th, 2019 | Season 3 | 27 mins 14 secs
bishop, catholic, christian, death, hell, jesus, momento mori, spokane
Join Bishop Daly and the vicars as they discuss hell. While the Far Side and other comics make good fun of hell, what lies behind the jokes and the casual use of the idea of hell? A lively discussion ensues about the reality of eternal separation from God’s love, how everyone in hell has chosen to be there, and even hear about Fr. Pat’s overnight in Gehenna!
February 8th, 2019 | Season 3 | 27 mins 18 secs
bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, our father, spokane
Bishop Daly is joined by the three vicars as they examine the most universal of Christian prayers, the Lord’s Prayer. Recently, Pope Francis and others have questioned the best way to translate the final lines, “lead us not into temptation.” Bishop Daly ...
January 25th, 2019 | Season 3 | 26 mins 35 secs
bishop, catholic, catholic schools, christian, csw, jesus, spokane
Bishop Daly sits down with the vicars to discuss Catholic education, one of the largest ministries of the Church. But what is Catholic education about and how does it fit into our spirituality? As pastors of parish schools, the vicars share experiences f...
January 11th, 2019 | Season 3 | 27 mins 29 secs
belief, bishop, catholic, christian, creed, jesus, nicene creed, spokane
Bishop Daly and the vicars are back for the new year. Before the liturgical season of Christmas finishes out, our hosts tackle the Creed. We say the Nicene Creed at most Sunday Masses; where did it come from, and why is such a statement of faith created ...
December 28th, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 43 secs
Bishop Daly is without the vicars this week. Joining him are the campus ministers at WSU, EWU and Whitworth University. Fr. Lucas Tomson is the pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center at Washington State University. Fr. Paul Heric is the Direct...
December 7th, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 22 secs
bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, mary, spokane
Bishop Daly and the vicars return for a special episode for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a great feast we celebrate during Advent. But what exactly is the Immaculate Conception and why should we care about it? Marian devotion is close to the h...
November 16th, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 35 secs
bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, spokane, usccb
Bishop Daly, recently returned from the USCCB, shares about the most recent Bishop Conference General Assembly. The disappointment that more was not be done and the hope for continued action on the crisis.
Beyond the evil of the abuse crisis, Bishop and ...
November 2nd, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 29 secs
Story after story fill the opinion pages about the heated rhetoric present in our modern culture; how it may be fueling violence, the polarization of politics, even threatening the joy of family gatherings. Bishop Daly and the vicars discuss civility and the need...
October 23rd, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 56 secs
The three vicars are back in the studio and ready to discuss the Synod. What exactly is a synod? How is it different than a council and why is the most recent synod on "the Youth?"
Join Bishop Thomas Daly, Fr. Darrin Connall (Vicar General), Fr. Brian Mee (Vica...
October 8th, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 49 secs
bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, lepanto, prayer, spokane
The summer hiatus is over and the vicars are back to discuss intercessory prayer, the feast of Our Lady of Victory and the Battle of Lepanto.
G.K. Chesterton's Poem Lepanto, about the battle of Lepanto, can be found here: https://www.poetryfounda...
May 14th, 2018 | Season 2 | 27 mins 1 sec
bishop, catholic, christian, crusades, jesus, spokane
This week Bishop Daly and the vicars take a look at the Crusades. Often the Crusades are seen as a war of imperialism, but historical research shows us otherwise. Bishop and the vicars discuss why the Crusades were called, why people went on a crusade and why it ...
April 20th, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 5 secs
bishop, catholic, chivalry, christian, jesus, spokane
This week on Bishop and the Vicars Radio Show, the idea of virtue and men's spirituality is on the table. From calls for a "new knighthood of holy virtue" at the recent Phoenix, Arizona men's conference, to the rise in popularity of Jordan Peterson, the question of ...
March 7th, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 45 secs
This week on Bishop and The Vicars Radio Show, the idea of human dignity is the topic of discussion. In today's society, our understanding of anthropology has been increasingly unmoored from objective standards. The human person is whatever he or she wants to be. ...
February 23rd, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 37 secs
bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, literature, spokane
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." G.K. Chesterton
This episode the Bishop and the Vicars wade into the vast world of Catholic literatur...
February 9th, 2018 | Season 2 | 27 mins 2 secs
bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, lent, spokane, valentine's day
Its a contest of Hallmark vs the Church this Ash Wednesday, as Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday. As the Bishop and the Vicars note Ash Wednesday is in many ways a celebration of love and forgiveness. We can turn towards one another and offer both c...
January 31st, 2018 | Season 2 | 29 mins 14 secs
bishop, catholic, catholic schools, christian, csw, jesus, spokane
In the midst of Catholic Schools Week Bishop Daly and the Vicars reminisce on their school days and share the meaning and value of Catholic Schools in today's church.
Join Bishop Thomas Daly, Fr. Darrin Connall (Vicar General), Fr. Brian Mee (Vicar for F...