Godsplaining


Godsplaining is a weekly podcast by the Dominican friars. They are contemplative preachers discussing all things Catholic in our contemporary age.

A new Catholic podcast by the Dominican friars.

Join the Dominican friars every week as they muse on all things Catholic. 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.



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Principal Contributors:

Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P.

Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, OP, is a Dominican friar and one of the hosts of the Godsplaining podcast.

Fr. Patrick graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he studied philosophy and French literature. Following his ordination to the priesthood in 2016, he worked on special assignment for the Knights of Columbus in Krakow, Poland, as an organizer at the World Youth Day Mercy Centre. He serves as parochial vicar at St. Pius V Parish in Providence, R.I., and teaches at Providence College. Additionally, Fr. Patrick is the Deputy Senior Editor of the Catholic news website Aleteia.

Fr. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P.

Fr. Bonaventure entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He received an M.Th. in Applied Theology from Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he studied for the Anglican priesthood. Following his ordination in 2017, he was assigned to Providence College, where he taught and served as assistant chaplain. He is presently a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.

Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, OP, is a Dominican friar and one of the hosts of the Godsplaining podcast.

Fr. Jacob Bertrand is the Director of Vocations for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. A native of Connecticut, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010 after studying biomedical sciences at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where he also competed in Division 1 cross country and track. Fr. Jacob Bertrand was ordained a priest in May 2017 after which he served as the assistant chaplain at Aquinas House, the Catholic campus ministry center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. until 2018.

Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P.

Fr. Joseph-Anthony entered the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2010. He made his solemn profession on August 9, 2014 and was ordained a priest on May 21, 2016. In the spring of 2010 he graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a Bachelor of Arts and subsequently received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Masters of Divinity from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. A native of St. Clairsville, OH, he is the youngest of three. He is presently chaplain at the University of Virginia.

Fr. Gregory Maria Pine, O.P.

Fr. Gregory Maria Pine, OP, is a Dominican friar and one of the hosts of the Godsplaining podcast.

 Fr. Gregory is the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. He previously served as an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he studied mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016.