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 94: Preach It!

    September 21st, 2020  |  38 mins 11 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary invite Dcn. Steve to the mic and have a conversation about preaching and offer some helpful thoughts when preaching on difficult topics.

  • Episode 93: How to Think, Speak, Act, and Pray When People Hate Us

    September 14th, 2020  |  35 mins 17 secs
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    Never forget the dignity of the one who may be your enemy!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about the current cultural climate of contempt and a way forward to navigate difficult conversations with love.

  • Episode 92: A Real Conversation About Where We are in the Church

    September 7th, 2020  |  31 mins 48 secs
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    A Real Conversation About Where We are in the Church

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary have an honest conversation about where we are in the Church and the role each of us can play to bring about transformation.

  • Episode 91: We Need a Win!

    August 31st, 2020  |  30 mins 1 sec
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    There’s a lot of newsreel out there. Make sure you’re watching the right reel!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about the fact that there’s a lot of newsreel out there but the only reel worth watching is the gospel.

  • Episode 90: Friends are useless!

    August 17th, 2020  |  25 mins 27 secs
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    Friends are useless!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about the ever-increasing importance of friendship in our uncertain times.

  • Episode 89: An Interview with Fr. John About His New Book

    August 10th, 2020  |  25 mins 8 secs
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    An Interview with Fr. John About His New Book

    Fr. John has a new book coming out!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about Fr. John’s new book, “Rescued: The Unexpected and Extraordinary News of the Gospel.”

  • Episode 88: Being Priests for Our Country

    August 4th, 2020  |  30 mins 51 secs
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    Being priests for our country, and oh, by the way, that means all of us!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick and Mary talk more about the National Day of Prayer and Fasting asking for God’s mercy and the healing of our hearts and offer some practical ideas on what to do this day.

  • Episode 87: Pray and Fast for Our Nation on September 24, 2020

    July 29th, 2020  |  18 mins 27 secs
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    The only remedy for our nation’s wounds!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick and Mary invite the nation to pray and fast for our nation on September 24, 2020.

    To read President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation, visit https://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/proc-3.htm

  • Episode 86: Be a Caleb!

    July 20th, 2020  |  32 mins 35 secs
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    Feel like the odds are against you? Be a Caleb!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary break open the book of Numbers 13 and 14 and encourage their listeners to pray for the grace courage.

    To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/.

  • Episode 85: Why We Need to Reimagine Our Parishes Now, Part III

    July 13th, 2020  |  31 mins 49 secs
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    What can and should we do to reach the fallen-away and the nones?

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue to talk about the white paper and speak specifically about how to reach the fallen-away and the nones.

    To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/.

  • Episode 84: An Examination of Conscience for Mission

    July 6th, 2020  |  17 mins 42 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue to break open the white paper and begin to tackle the topic of reimagining our parishes to reach the nones and fallen-away.

    Please visit https://actsxxix.org/media/podcasts/ to access the pdf mentioned in the podcast.

  • Episode 83: Why We Need to Reimagine Our Parishes Now, Part II

    June 29th, 2020  |  23 mins 22 secs
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    Your parish is probably broken and you might not know it, round 2!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue their discussion around why parishes need to be reimagined now.