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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Episodes

  • Introíbo ad altáre Dei: The Introductory Rites of the Mass

    May 24th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  24 mins 9 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, spokane

    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. The hosts speak about how this part of the liturgy developed and the role it plays in the spirituality of the Mass.

  • Hope in the Midst of Persecution and Tragedy

    May 10th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  28 mins 6 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, hope, jesus, persecution, spokane, suffering, tragedy

    Join Bishop Daly and the vicars as they discuss tragedy and persecution. From the recent tragic fire at Notre Dame to the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Christians experience suffering and persecution. With the visual images we see on the news, loss can seem all around us even if we are secure in our own communities. We as Christians are called to have hope knowing that, "the people [of God] will not be defeated because Christ is not defeated." In Christ, we know the victory is won, and in His cross, we can have hope.

  • Happiness

    April 17th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 23 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, happiness, jesus, spokane

    Join Bishop Daly and the vicars as they discuss happiness. Where does happiness come from? Does the Christian life lead to happiness? Bishop and the vicars dive into the topic of happiness and find Christian joy possible in the midst of good times and suffering.

  • BONUS EPISODE: End of Life Issues, Dr. Tom Curran interviews Fr. Darrin Connall

    April 17th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  22 mins 19 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, jesus, sacred heart radio, sound insight, spokane

    Dr. Tom Curran, host of Sound Insight - a Sacred Heart Radio Program - interviews Fr. Darrin Connall to discuss the Church's teaching on end of life issues: medical life support, cremation vs. burial, Funeral Mass and more. Learn more about the Sound Insight Program here: mycatholicfaith.org/sound-insight/

  • Living a Life of Virtue

    March 22nd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 18 secs
    bishop, catholic, christian, eucharistic prayers, jesus, virtue

    Join Bishop Daly and the vicars as they discuss the virtues. The Christian life requires we grow not only in prayer, a life of virtue is needed too. What are the virtues and why do they matter for us as Christians?

  • The Burning Question: What is Hell?

    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!

  • Our Father Who Art in Heaven: What are we praying when we pray the Lord's Prayer?

    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 ...

  • Teaching Transcendentally: Catholic Education and Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

    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...

  • Credo in unum Deum: What do we believe?

    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 ...

  • "Challenges Working on Campus" Campus Ministry Part 2

    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...

  • Behold Your Mother

    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...

  • Campus Ministry Part 1

    November 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 30 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...

  • USCCB Meeting

    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 ...

  • Civility and Public Discourse

    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...

  • Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

    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...

  • Intercessory Prayer, the Battle of Lepanto, and Our Lady of Victory

    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...