About the show

Join Fr. John Riccardo, Nick, and Mary in their podcast, “You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo” where they will talk about anything and everything that has to do with transforming the Church.

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Episodes

  • Episode 132: Do We Believe Lots of Christian Things or Do We Believe Jesus?

    June 21st, 2021  |  20 mins 18 secs
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    In this episode, ACTS XXIX shares a favorite and inspired homily from Bishop Daniel Flores given many years ago now on Jesus' crucial question, "Do you want to leave me too?"

  • Episode 131: The Distinction Between My Story and The Story

    June 14th, 2021  |  19 mins 19 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary discuss a crucial distinction between our personal story and the story, the importance of stories in general, and some practical things we can do this summer to know the story more deeply.

  • Episode 130: Don’t shadow box!

    June 7th, 2021  |  23 mins 28 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary continue to discuss the transformation God wants to bring to our hearts so that we might be more conformed to Jesus and more credible witnesses in the world.

  • Episode 129: An Examination of Conscience Around 1 Corinthians 11

    May 31st, 2021  |  30 mins 57 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about the upcoming Feast of Corpus Christi and how this is a great week to do some self-reflection on our own lives as regards the Eucharist.

  • Episode 128: How Do We Know it’s the Holy Spirit Guiding Us?

    May 24th, 2021  |  23 mins 17 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary have a follow up conversation to last week’s episode and offer some practical wisdom on how to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit.

  • Episode 127: How Comfortable Would We Be in the First Century Church?

    May 17th, 2021  |  23 mins 5 secs
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    In this episode Fr. John and Mary talk about the normative experience of the early Church found in the Acts of the Apostles and pose a provocative question for all of us as we approach the Solemnity of Pentecost.

  • Episode 126: A Prayer for Repentance, Reconciliation, and Unity in the Church, Especially the Priesthood

    May 10th, 2021  |  20 mins 18 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about what the Spirit has been doing among the priests they've been ministering to and issue a call for prayer as we get closer to Pentecost.

  • Episode 125: Only As Strong As Our Foundation

    May 3rd, 2021  |  34 mins 10 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Nick discuss how values drive culture and propose some apostolic values for leaders and teams to consider as part of the work of transformation.

    To purchase our new book from ACTS XXIX Press, please visit https://www.actsxxix.org/storestock/p/tccn.

  • Episode 124: A Conversation with Archbishop Samuel Aquila

    April 26th, 2021  |  41 mins 33 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary invite Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver to the mic and have a conversation about how the gospel has impacted him personally, the priests of the Archdiocese of Denver, and his hopes for the Church in the U.S.

    Visit https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/04/14/aquila-denver-eucharist-politicians-teaching-240396 to read more.

  • Episode 123: Christ Is Risen: So What? Now What?

    April 19th, 2021  |  18 mins 15 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary reflect upon eight of the practical differences the Resurrection of Jesus makes.

  • Episode 122: Impossible to Describe!

    April 12th, 2021  |  20 mins 3 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about Mary Magdalene’s indescribable response to encountering Jesus and what our response should look like.

  • Episode 121: Death Has Been Destroyed!

    April 5th, 2021  |  15 mins 18 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, easter2021, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode Father John, Nick, Mary, and Dcn. Steve wish the listeners a blessed Easter and Fr. John shares a word of hope.