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The Hosts of Godsplaining

Meet the Dominican Friars behind our Catholic podcast! Join hosts Fr. Gregory Pine, Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk, Fr. Patrick Briscoe, Fr. Bonaventure Chapman, and Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress as they delve into meaningful, faith-based discussions, share personal stories, and explore the richness of Catholic faith and tradition. Get to know the voices guiding you through inspiring conversations, rooted in Christian spirituality and community. Tune in to connect with our passionate hosts and deepen your understanding of the Catholic faith.

Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

Adjunct Professor, Dominican House of Studies

From Pennsylvania, Fr. Gregory graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC, and associate pastor of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught at Bellarmine University. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of dogmatic theology at the Dominican House of Studies and an Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute. He is a contributor on the Pints with Aquinas show and a co-host of the Catholic Classics podcast.

Fr. Gregory is the author of Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly (Our Sunday Visitor, 2022) and co-author with Matt Fradd of  Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God (TAN Books, 2020).

Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk, OP

Pastor, St. Denis Catholic Church, Hanover, NH

From Connecticut, Fr. Jacob-Bertrand graduated from Marist College. He previously served as the Director of Vocations for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph from 2018-2022 and as the assistant chaplain at Aquinas House, the Catholic campus ministry center at Dartmouth College from 2017-2018. He is a co-host of the Catholic Classics podcast.

With Fr. Patrick Briscoe, he is the author of St. Dominic’s Way of Life: A Path to Knowing and Loving God (Our Sunday Visitor, 2021).

Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP

Editor, Our Sunday Visitor

From Indiana, Fr. Patrick graduated from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He previously served as associate chaplain and taught at Providence College, and as associate pastor of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Providence, RI.

With Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk, he is the author of  St. Dominic’s Way of Life: A Path to Knowing and Loving God (Our Sunday Visitor, 2021).

Fr. Bonaventure Chapman, OP

Doctoral Candidate (Philosophy), Catholic University of America

From New York, Fr. Bonaventure graduated from Grove City College and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He previously served as assistant chaplain and taught at Providence College. 

Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress, OP

Campus Chaplain, University of Virginia

From Ohio, Fr. Joseph-Anthony graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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