Bishop and the Vicars

Faith and Life in the Light of Christian Joy

About the show

Bishop Thomas Daly and the Vicars of the Diocese of Spokane, Wash. discuss the faith and life in the spirit of joy and humor.

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  • 402: Replay: Teaching Transcendentally

    January 24th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 35 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, schools, 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 from their youth and from today of how the search for truth, goodness, and beauty permeate teaching and learning in our Catholic schools.

  • 401: Ad Limina: Bishop Daly prepares to go to Rome

    January 10th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  27 mins 9 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, spokane

    Bishop Daly and two of the vicars discuss the upcoming ad limina visit. The ad limina visit traditionally occurred every five years. Bishops would travel to Rome to share with the Pope the work of their dioceses. As the number of dioceses has grown the visits have transitioned to an eight-year rotation. Bishop Daly speaks with his vicars about his upcoming trip, churches to visit, questions he hopes to ask the pope and much more.

  • 323: Christmas Traditions

    December 20th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 48 secs
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    This week’s episode of Bishop and Vicars is all about Christmas. The vicars share some of their favorite Christmas memories, both as children and as pastors. Bishop and the vicars also explore the connection between the incarnation and the paschal mystery; the wood of the manger leads to the wood of the cross.

  • 322: Evangelization

    December 13th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 25 secs
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    This week on the podcast Bishop Daly and Vicars talk about the need for evangelization. With an increasing number of Catholic young people becoming nones the issue of sharing the faith is a pressing concern. Our hosts speak about the missionary nature of the church, beauty as a means to evangelize, the need for parishes to be welcoming, and the laity's call to mission.

  • 321: Vocations Awareness Week: Is God Calling Me?

    November 15th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 17 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, consecrated life, jesus, priesthood, spokane, vocations

    Is God Calling Me? An Interview with Diocesan Vocations Director, Father Kyle Ratuiste.

    Father Kyle Ratuiste joins Bishop Daly this week on the Bishop and the Vicars radio show. Fr. Ratuiste is the newly appointed diocesan Vocations Director. Bishop and Fr. Ratuiste discuss the role of a vocations director, how vocations are nourished in families and parishes, and the need for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life here in the diocese of Spokane.

  • 320: Saints and their Spirituality

    November 1st, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 20 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, spokane

    The Saints show us that death does not have the final word in our lives; that Christ's saving work on the Cross is applied again and again in the lives of the Faithful. The Saints show us the way to follow Christ and become Christ-like in many different cultural settings and times. This week, the Bishop and Vicars share their favorite Saints and spiritualities that they find encouraging and helpful.

  • 319: End of Life Decisions

    October 18th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 39 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, end of life, faith, jesus, medical ethics, science, spokane

    End of life and medical decisions can be fraught for Catholics trying to stay true to their beliefs in a culture that often sees the value of human life, of suffering and care of the body after death differently than the Church.

  • 318: Diversity’s Endgame: Interview with Fr. Bill Watson, SJ

    October 4th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 1 sec
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    Join Bishop Daly and special guest Fr. Bill Watson as they discuss the unifying nature of God and the mission of Sacred Story Institute.

  • 317: Stewardship and Gratitude

    September 20th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 54 secs
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    Bishop Daly and the vicars of the diocese discuss St. Vincent de Paul and ‘stewardship’ - and how there is much more to the term than material things. Stewardship is an attitude and a way of life - and trusting in God.

  • 316: What is the Purpose of Education?

    September 6th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 11 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, education, jesus, spokane

    As students begin another academic year, Bishop Daly and the vicars sit down and discuss the true purpose of an education and how it's a moral and intellectual privilege to come to know our world - and all the color and beauty within.

  • 315: Illuminated By Love: St. Augustine

    August 23rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 17 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, confessions, conversion, jesus, spokane, st. augustine

    Join Bishop Daly and Fr. Luke Tomson as they discuss the brilliant life and unifying work of St. Augustine whose personal transformation has profoundly impacted Western Civilization for the last 16 centuries by providing a captivating template for knowing God.

  • 314: Chesterton Academy of Notre Dame

    August 9th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 48 secs
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    Join Bishop Daly and Board Members of the new Chesterton Academy of Notre Dame: Dr. Chris Dewing, Laura Kolbe, and Zach Malahan to learn about a new Classic Catholic Education opportunity coming to Spokane in 2020.

  • 313: The Circle of Life with Fr. Tom Lamanna, SJ

    July 26th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 17 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, jesuit, jesus, spokane, st. aloysius, st. ignatius

    In this summer episode of the Bishop & Vicars Bishop Daly and Father Pat Kerst enjoy a lively interview with Father Tom Lamanna, S.J. Fathers Kerst and Lamanna discuss their experiences as classmates growing up in Spokane and at Gonzaga Prep, Jesuit influences, and reminisce about their vocational discernment.

  • 312: Bishop & The Vicars Top Ten Summer Reading Picks

    July 12th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 55 secs
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    In this episode of the Bishop and the Vicars, summer reading is on the table. Throughout the summer many take up a few books to read on the beach, or in the backyard as the summer days stretch late into the evening. Bishop Daly and our three vicars share some of their favorite books.

  • 311: Heretics, Heresies, Villains, and the Church's Response to Them

    June 28th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 13 secs
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    Heresy has profoundly affected the Church throughout the ages, leading many far from the true faith in Christ. Heresies served to help the Church to develop and refine her teachings. Join the Bishop and the Vicars as they dive into the topic of heresy, and explore many of the historical heresies that have shaped the history of the church and her theology.

  • 310: Gloria in excelsis Deo

    June 14th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 55 secs
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    Join Bishop Daly and the vicars as they continue their series on the Mass. The Introductory rites gather the clergy and people together for worship, in this episode Bishop and Vicars continue the conversation begun in episode 309 on the introductory rites and discuss the Gloria and the Collect prayer. The hosts speak about how this part of the liturgy developed and the role it plays in the spirituality of the Mass.