Praying for Vocations and Promoting the Culture of Life

If you were asked to name the biggest difference in the Catholic Church in the United States between this year, 2010, and a half-century ago, 1960—what would your answer be? Perhaps you’d think of the number of people entering the priesthood and religious life 50 years ago, compared to today.

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Treasuring the Season and its Stories

The days right after Christmas always bring back for me those wonderful childhood memories of unwrapped presents, new toys, and the time off from school to enjoy the gifts. I can especially remember the pleasure of reading the new books which were always a part of my collection of Christmas presents.

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Discovering Hope and Joy in Advent

American Catholic Radio is blessed with some great "go-to" people for the variety of topics we treat under the heading of "faith formation." That blessing comes in part through our relationship with the other product lines offered by St. Anthony Messenger Press. This year, the Press continued its popular series

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Advent Captures our Joyful Waiting

The Season of Advent is upon us! It’s time to prepare—liturgically—for Christmas. You already know Christmas is coming; since Thanksgiving, and even before, we’ve been hearing ads and being prompted to get ready commercially for the holiday. Here at ACR, we’re thinking about your spiritual preparation. To prepare for

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

When the American Catholic bishops began the Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) in 1970, they gave it a mandate: to fund "such projects as voter registration, community organizations, community-run schools, minority-owned cooperatives and credit unions, capital for industrial development and job training programs, and setting up of rural cooperatives."

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio