Episode Archive

58 episodes of Thoughts from the Trailer with Fr. John Riccardo since the first episode, which aired on January 25th, 2023.

  • Episode 10: Getting a New Address

    March 29th, 2023  |  4 mins 45 secs
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    Few things can compare for me with baptizing an adult. Most of us standing in the font on that wondrous night are filled with a holy jealousy, as we watch men and women walk into the water one way and leave another.

  • Episode 9: The Mission and Task of Fatherhood

    March 22nd, 2023  |  5 mins 12 secs
    acts xxix, actsxxix, encouragement, faith, fr. john riccardo, hope, inspiration, mission, prayer, reflections, weekly

    It’s often said about parents that they’re only as happy as their least happy child. I have always admired this about the moms and dads I know. There is no time off, or away from, their children – no matter how old they are. Indeed, their hearts ache for their children.

  • Episode 8: Taking Back Ground in Our Own Lives for the Kingdom

    March 15th, 2023  |  4 mins 23 secs
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    A Jewish son, heir to his father’s significant wealth, runs out of that wealth and then hires himself out – sells himself to another – to feed … pigs. Pigs! A Jewish man enslaves himself to feed an unclean animal that he himself cannot eat. This is a truly pathetic state.

  • Episode 7: The New Moses

    March 8th, 2023  |  6 mins 33 secs
    acts xxix, actsxxix, encouragement, faith, fr. john riccardo, hope, inspiration, mission, prayer, reflections, weekly

    On Calvary, just as at the Red Sea, God was fighting.

  • Episode 6: Here

    March 1st, 2023  |  5 mins 34 secs
    acts xxix, actsxxix, encouragement, faith, fr. john riccardo, hope, inspiration, mission, prayer, reflections, weekly

    Fr. John shares how pilgrimage highlights the reality of the Incarnation, and why here matters.

  • Episode 5: This is Serious

    February 22nd, 2023  |  5 mins 10 secs
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    Fr. John reflects on the challenge and the call to forgive others even - or especially - when we have been hurt deeply.

  • Episode 4: Eating Well for Lent

    February 15th, 2023  |  4 mins 26 secs
    acts xxix, actsxxix, encouragement, faith, fr. john riccardo, hope, inspiration, mission, prayer, reflections, weekly

    Fr. John Riccardo shares rich fare for the upcoming Lenten season

  • Episode 3: Oh, for a Great Soul!

    February 8th, 2023  |  4 mins 18 secs
    acts xxix, actsxxix, encouragement, faith, fr. john riccardo, hope, inspiration, mission, prayer, reflections, weekly

    Fr. John reflects on magnanimity which is the great call for every disciple of Jesus.

  • Episode 2: Getting Ready for Lent

    February 1st, 2023  |  4 mins 18 secs
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    Fr. John reflects on a prayerful discernment approach to getting ready for Lent.

  • Episode 1: Did Paul Have a Staff?

    January 25th, 2023  |  6 mins 8 secs
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    There are many components to this “Pauline vision” of priesthood, but on this feast Fr. John Riccardo reflects on how he thought of those on mission with him.