Giving a Human Face to Natural Disasters

Living and working in the inner city as I do, I am confronted daily with life's triumphs and tragedies. When I hear of poverty in other parts of the globe or listen to stories of violence, I don't necessarily have to picture some faraway land. Poverty is all around me

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Sacramental Life: Fatherhood and Marriage

On an upcoming ACR program, author Roy Petifils talks about his latest book, What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage (St. Anthony Messenger Press). I recently brought a copy of the book to a wedding I was witnessing. I presented it to the

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Keeping Timely with American Catholic Radio

Recently, my youngest brother made me aware of something which happens every spring, something I’d never thought much about. Over the past months, he and his son, my oldest nephew, have been wrapping up college plans. In the past year, they’ve spent time thinking, investigating, planning—about where my nephew will

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Rooted in Human Life and Living

American Catholic Radio strives to be "incarnational," in the broadest sense of that word. Because our Christian faith roots us in humanity, where God embraces us in Jesus, we strive to discover the presence of God in our world as we choose topics and themes for the program. Our

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

More Than a Century of Media Ministry

For over 100 years, the Franciscans and their co-workers at St. Anthony Messenger Press have been telling stories. They began with immigrant Catholics, who found themselves in a strange new country, where their faith and way of life were mocked on the streets and in the popular press. The Franciscans

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Walking With You on the Emmaus Road

The Easter story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus is among my favorite Gospel stories. I think we can all identify with these followers of Jesus, devastated by his crucifixion, still unable to accept the challenge to believe the story told by the women at the tomb

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

An Easter “Mystery”

As the Easter season begins to unfold before us, Catholics are challenged by mystagogy. This Greek term, used to describe the 50 days of Easter, means “going deeper into the mystery.” What’s the mystery? It’s not a “Sherlock Holmes” mystery story, with a clever detective trying to figure out a

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Conversion: Does It Ever End?

I don't know about you, but, to me, Lent seems to be the longest of the Church's liturgical seasons—probably because it's the only one that puts real demands on us. Catholics are working hard during Lent (more about "working Lent" in a moment)! We're helping to "make" new Christians. The

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

In a “Lenten Rut”?

The third and fourth weeks of Lent might find us a bit weary of our Lenten routine. After all, conversion (our ACR theme) is an ongoing process, but changing long-time habits, getting out of our “ruts” can be difficult! In fact, it’s impossible without God. So, be honest:

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio

Let Us Walk With You on Your Lenten Journey!

Welcome to Lent! Each week during this season, our ACR shows will center on the theme of “conversion.” We’ve got a great line-up of guests to inspire you in the ongoing faith journey that helps us turn from sin and accept the Good News of Jesus Christ. Throughout Lent, Judy Zarick

Judy Zarick

American Catholic Radio