515 282-PRAY (7729)

Christ is the Answer with Fr. John Riccardo

Monday – Friday 11:00am-Noon
Monday – Friday 8:00pm-9:00pm

Iowa Catholic Radio’s most popular show!

Fr. John Riccardo was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996.  He is the youngest of five children and a graduate of The University of Michigan.

After working for several years in the professional world, he entered the seminary to begin studies for the priesthood.  He studied philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, studied theology at the Gregorain University in Rome and received a Sacred License in Theology (S.T.L.) from The Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family.

Since 2007, Fr. John has served as pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan.  Prior to that, he was the pastor of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan and served at Divine Child Catholic Church in Dearborn, Michigan.   He formerly served as the Director of the Cardinal Maida Institute located at St. John Center for Youth and Family in Plymouth, Michigan.

Fr. John’s program, Christ is the Answer, focuses on catechical teachings.  He is an expert on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.  He is a very popular speaker and teacher at pro life and church events.




Saint of the Day
  • St. Francis Borgia
    Today's saint grew up in an important family in 16th-century Spain, serving in the imperial court and quickly advancing in his career. But a series of events—including the death of his beloved wife—made Francis Borgia rethink his priorities. He gave up public life, gave away his possessions and joined the new ... […]
Daily Mass Readings
  • Monday, July 21, 2014
    Reading 1Micah 6:1-4, 6-8Responsorial PsalmPsalms 50:5-6, 8-9, 16-17, 21, 23GospelMatthew 12:38-42 […]


Jeanne Wells Weather