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 73: Be Not Afraid: Novena Days

    May 26th, 2020  |  9 mins 13 secs
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    Need fuel for your prayer?

    In this episode, Fr. John breaks open today’s Scriptures and the prayers that open the Mass, inviting us to pray with them today and in the days ahead as we await Pentecost.

  • Episode 72: The Role of Scripture in the Church and Its Place in the Mass

    May 25th, 2020  |  55 mins 20 secs
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    SPECIAL EPISODE: A conversation with Fr. John and Dr. Scott Hahn

    In this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn and Fr. John Riccardo share the central role that Scripture has played in their lives, especially during quarantine. Discover how we’re called to encounter Jesus both in Scripture and the Eucharist, and be transformed.

  • Episode 71: Be Not Afraid: Going to the Crowds

    May 23rd, 2020  |  7 mins 37 secs
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    What’s our role in the world?

    In this episode, Fr. John reflects on the role of the laity in a dark, confused and anxious world.

  • Episode 70: Be Not Afraid: Don’t Let Anything Steal Your Joy

    May 22nd, 2020  |  7 mins 37 secs
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    What is the fulfillment of all our desires?

    In this episode, Fr. John speaks about joy through the lens of today's gospel and C. S. Lewis' classic, "The Weight of Glory."

  • Episode 69: Be Not Afraid: Live Loyal to God

    May 21st, 2020  |  9 mins
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    Jesus is risen, and oh by the way, there’s work to do!

    In this episode, Fr. John reminds us again that the goal of this life is to do all we can to bring the world into conformity with God’s plan.

  • Episode 68: Be Not Afraid: Recapturing the Christian Imagination

    May 20th, 2020  |  10 mins 6 secs
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    What narrative guides your life?

    In this episode, Fr. John shares excerpts from a new book that he highly recommends entitled, “From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Strategies for an Apostolic Age.”

    The book mentioned by Fr. John can be found at this link:
    https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-Pastoral-Strategies/dp/099887289X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=From+Christendom+to+Apostolic+Mission&qid=1589639816&sr=8-1

  • Episode 67: Be Not Afraid: A Change of Eras

    May 19th, 2020  |  9 mins 3 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Do we recognize that we’re living in a change of eras?

    In this episode, Fr. John continues to unpack the riches of one of his favorite books, “”From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age.
    The book mentioned by Fr. John can be found here:

    https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-Pastoral-Strategies/dp/099887289X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=From+Christendom+to+Apostolic+Mission&qid=1589639816&sr=8-1

  • Episode 66: Stay in (or get in!) Your Lane

    May 18th, 2020  |  30 mins 32 secs
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    Are you in the right lane?

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick and Mary have a conversation about how COVID-19 is providing us an opportunity to be reminded of our unique roles in the Church.

  • Episode 65: Be Not Afraid: From Christendom to Apostolic Mission

    May 16th, 2020  |  10 mins 30 secs
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    Is the attitude of the Apostles ours? If not, why not?

    In this episode, Fr. John shares excerpts from one of the most important books of our times and encourages people to buy it for their pastors.

    The book mentioned by Fr. John can be found at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-Pastoral-Strategies/dp/099887289X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=From+Christendom+to+Apostolic+Mission&qid=1589639816&sr=8-1

  • Episode 64: Be Not Afraid: It’s Always About Love

    May 15th, 2020  |  10 mins 6 secs
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    This “love thing” must be pretty important!

    In this episode, Fr. John unpacks the many dimensions of love and exhorts us to experience God’s love through prayer before the Eucharist and the Word of God and to share it with others.

  • Episode 63: Be Not Afraid: To Will the Good of Another

    May 14th, 2020  |  10 mins 30 secs
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    What does real love look like?

    In this episode, Fr. John exhorts us to press into the grace offered us so as to love as Jesus has commanded us to love.

  • Episode 62: Be Not Afraid: The Fruit of Union

    May 13th, 2020  |  13 mins 46 secs
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    What fruit will we offer to the Lord and the world?

    In this episode, Fr. John exhorts us, as we return to Mass, to bear rich fruit for the Lord and the world by way of our love and our speech.