A resource list of the talks, videos, writings, bibliographies of

FR. JOHN RICCARDO

Topical outline and series lists

 

Excepted from

 

FULLEST ACCESS: CATHOLICISM

 

The Catholic Church provides the greatest opportunity, this side of heaven,

 to know and experience God and his power through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit

 

A  syllabus for a comprehensive overview of the Catholic Faith

drawing from the works of Dr. Peter Kreeft and Fr. John Riccardo

 

 

compiled by Mary P. Wagner

 

A work in progress.   This draft was last updated on 3/11/2014.

 

Green items listed in series indicates that this items are not yet integrated into topical outline.


 

The Fullest Access: Catholicism syllabus, from which this outline was distilled, is available online.

Questions, corrections, and input also welcome via e-mail.

 

 

Fr. John Riccardo has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit since 1996.  He studied philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, then received a Sacred License in Theology (STL) from The Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. He is now pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel also in Plymouth, MI.  Fr. Riccardo's talks are archived at frjohnriccardo.libsyn.com. Homilies, writings, bibliographies, and handouts can be found at Fr. Riccardo's web page at his parish web site.

         Personal testimony can be heard in this parish mission, starting at about 23:09.

         Interview at Anything is Possible with Jack Krasula (Interview on WJR radio)

         "A Voice for the Word" Audio.  Video.  The Choices We Face TV program (April 2008) Interview of Fr. Riccardo.

        Riccardo. Vehicle to the Priesthood Originally published in Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart.

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

TEXTS AND SOURCES                                                                                                                                 

NOTE ON FR. RICCARDO'S PODCASTS                                                                                                   

INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                                              

INTRODUCTION TO STUDY OF CATHOLIC FAITH

GET TO KNOW FR. RICCARDO

 

 

PART I: WHAT DO CATHOLICS BELIEVE?

THEOLOGY

THE CREED (WHAT?) AND CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS (WHY?)

 

UNIT 1:   FAITH AND REASON                                                                                                                  

1A SACRED SCRIPTURE

UNIT 1 BONUS STUDY:  THINKING AS A CHRISTIAN IN POST-CHRISTIAN WORLD                   

UNIT 2:  GOD                                                                                                                                                  

UNIT 3: CREATION                                                                                                                                        

UNIT 4: MAN (Nature of Man, Purpose of Life, Happiness, Evil, Suffering)                           

4A. Man, His Purpose, Happiness

4B. Evil and Suffering

UNIT 5:  JESUS                                                                                                                                               

UNIT 6:  HOLY SPIRIT                                                                                                                                   

UNIT 7:  HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                                                                          

7A. The Church

7B. Authority                                                                                                                                          

UNIT 8: THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS                                                                                                       

UNIT 9:  THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY                                                                                         

UNIT 10:  LIFE EVERLASTING                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

PART II: HOW DO CATHOLICS LIVE?

MORALITY

 

UNIT 1:  INTRODUCTION TO MORALITY                                                                                                 

UNIT 2: THE FIRST THREE COMMANDMENTS                                                                                       

2A. FIRST COMMANDMENT

2B. SECOND COMMANDMENT

3B. THIRD COMMANDMENT

UNIT 3:  THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT                                                                                                 

UNIT 4: THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT                                                                                                       

UNIT 5: THE SIXTH AND NINTH COMMANDMENTS                                                        

UNIT 6: THE SEVENTH AND TENTH COMMANDMENTS                                                                     

UNIT 7: THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT                                                                                                    

MORALITY BONUS UNIT:  THE DIGNITY OF LIFE                                                             

INTRODUCTION

RESPECT FOR LIFE

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

WOMEN

FAMILY

MARRIAGE

SEXUALITY

RELATIONSHIPS

 

 

PART III: HOW DO CATHOLICS WORSHIP?

MASS, SACRAMENTS, AND PRAYER

 

THE  MASS

UNIT 1:  THE MASS                                                                                                                               

SACRAMENTS

UNIT 2: INTRODUCTION TO THE SACRAMENTS                                                                          

UNIT 3:  BAPTISM                                                                                                                                 

UNIT 4:  CONFIRMATION                                                                                                                     

UNIT 5:  THE EUCHARIST                                                                                                                    

UNIT 6:  SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION                                                

UNIT 7:  MATRIMONY                                                                                                                           

UNIT 8:  HOLY ORDERS                                                                                                                        

UNIT 9:  ANOINTING OF THE SICK                                                                                                   

PRAYER

UNIT 10.  PRAYER OVERVIEW                                                                                                           

UNIT 11. PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE                                                                                               

UNIT 12.  PRAYING THE LORD'S PRAYER                                                                                       

UNIT 13. PRAYING WITH MARY                                                                                                         

BONUS RESOURCES:  LIVING IN RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD                                                 

 

 

PART IV: WHY BE CATHOLIC?

 

DIALOGUE WITH PROTESTANTS                                                                                                       

SO WHY BE CATHOLIC?                                                                                                                       

EVANGELIZATION

 

 

SERIES

Same talks as listed in topical outline, sorted by series.

 

RCIA

RCIA FOR CATHOLICS

RCIA 2011-2012

TEN COMMANDMENTS

CATHOLICISM FOR CRADLE CATHOLICS

CATHOLICISM 101

PARISH MISSIONS

NO GREATER LOVE HAS A MAN THAN THIS

TAPPING ON THEOLOGY

THEOLOGY ON TAP

PRAYER SERIES

ROSARY

DIGNITY OF LIFE SERIES

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY  Long series 2010-2011

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY  Short Series 2004-2005

BIBLE STUDY FOR COUPLES

SPIRITUALITY OF MARRIAGE

SPIRIT OF THE LITURGY

MEN'S CONFERENCES

YEAR OF FAITH

HUMAN SEXUALITY

RCIA 2013-2014

ALPHA 201

 

VIDEOS

                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

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TEXTS AND SOURCES

 

CORE TEXTS AND SOURCES

        John Riccardo. Fr. John Riccardo's Podcasts at http://frjohnriccardo.libsyn.com. Using the information in parenthesis in the syllabus, search for titles in the month specified. This is not necessarily the month the talk was given, but rather when it was uploaded. All available podcasts of Fr. Riccardo have been integrated into syllabus.

        Handouts for talks, resources, writings, and bibliographies can be found at http://www.olgcparish.net/about/our_clergy/father_john/bibliographies.html

        Additional handouts for talks at http://avemariaradio.net/archive.php,

        The Holy Bible  Ignatius RSV Second Catholic Edition recommended.  Translation used by Fr. Riccardo in talks. Read online at  jmom.honlam.org/rsvce/.

        The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Read online at scborromeo.org/ccc.htm.

 

 

 

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NOTE ON FR. RICCARDO'S PODCASTS

 

The purpose of this outline is to incorporate, all in one place, all of Fr. John Riccardo's podcasts and videos that could be found on the internet (other than his homilies) and to organize them topically for easy access. Also included are some talks by other speakers hosted by his parishes.   A more comprehensive outline is also available as a syllabus for a course called Fullest Access: Catholicism,  This syllabus uses Dr. Peter Kreeft's book, Catholic Christianity, as its foundation, and then is fleshed out with Fr. Riccardo's talks and the works of select other writers and speakers.

 

Finding talks online

Most of the talks can be found at Fr. John Riccardo's Podcasts web site at http://frjohnriccardo.libsyn.com/,  The syllabus also contains links that should take listeners directly to the talks.  To find a talk through the podcast site, go to the Archives list on the right side of the page and find the month which is specified in parenthesis after the talk name.  This is not necessarily the month in which the talk was recorded. A few of the talks are from different podcast websites and are noted as such.

 

Listening

Some of the earlier talks are in mp3 format and can be heard online without downloading.  Most of the talks, however, are in m4a format and need to be downloaded. Many listeners access the talks through the iTunes store instead of through the podcast web site.  Further instructions can be found in the How to Listen guidelines on Fr. Riccardo's podcast site.

 

Searching

When a listener wishes to find a talk on a particular topic, the fastest approach is to look at the table of contents or do a simple page search on this page you are currently visiting. One may also use search box on the podcast site, but this search feature is limited, able to only yield a handful of results for each search.  The search feature is frequently unsuccessful in finding specific talks, even if the correct words are used. Another effective way to search the talks is to subscribe to Fr. John Riccardo podcasts with iTunes, and then search there. Yet another way to locate talks is to use a search engine to search for frjohnriccardo.libsyn.com and the name of a talk or other desired search terms.

 

Handouts

Links to handouts for talks have been included throughout the syllabus.

        Handouts for talks, resources, writings, and bibliographies can be found at http://www.olgcparish.net/about/our_clergy/father_john/bibliographies.html

        Additional handouts for talks at http://avemariaradio.net/archive.php,

 

Homilies

The only talks missing from this list are Fr. Riccardo's homilies.  Many of his homilies are available at his podcast site  Clicking the Homily link or doing a search for homily on this site will only yield a handful of the most recent homilies.  A more complete way to access all of the homilies on the podcast site is to look at one month at a time.  Better still is to do a search using iTunes, after subscribing to Fr. Riccardo's podcasts.   In addition, transcripts of a large number of homilies are available on Fr. Riccardo's Homilies page on the Our Lady of Good Counsel web site.

 

Christ is the Answer radio show

Many of Fr. Riccardo's talks have been recorded and produced by Ave Maria Radio for a radio show called Christ is the Answer.   Many of the talks listed in this syllabus are also aired on the radio, but there are a few talks, not listed, that can only be heard as Christ is the Answer shows.  Local Catholic radio stations may be checked to see if they air Christ is the Answer or if the show can be heard online.  A few stations where you can hear the show live online are:

 Ave Maria Radio  (web streaming) Sunday through Friday, 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, 5:00 p.m.

 Living Bread Radio (1060 AM, Canton, OH) Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m. (on the air and streaming) and 10:00 p.m. (streaming only)

 St. Gabriel Radio (Columbus, OH) Monday through Friday, 12:00 noon,

 KWKY (Iowa) Sunday 7:00 a.m, 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.;  Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m, and 10:00 p.m.;  Saturday 7:00 a.m.

You can also purchase CD's of these talks at places like the Ave Maria Radio store or at the Relevant Redundancy Recordings.

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

INTRODUCTION TO STUDY OF CATHOLIC FAITH

- Riccardo. Why Be Catholic?  (RCIA for Catholics, Oct 2007)

- Riccardo.  Introduction (RCIA, Sept 2006)

 

GET TO KNOW FR. RICCARDO

- Riccardo.  Parish Mission 2010 Sunday  Personal testimony starts at 23:09

- Riccardo.  Anything is Possible with Jack Krasula (Interview on WJR radio).  (March 2008)

 

SUPPLEMENTAL

- See Fr. Riccardo's RCIA Bibliography in his Articles and Bibliographies page

- Riccardo. A Voice for the Word Audio.  Video.  The Choices We Face TV program (April 2008) Interview of Fr. Riccardo.

- Riccardo. Vehicle to the Priesthood Originally published in Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart.

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PART I: WHAT DO CATHOLICS BELIEVE?

THEOLOGY

THE CREED (WHAT?) AND CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS (WHY?)

 

 UNIT 1:   FAITH AND REASON

 

1A: FAITH

         Riccardo. Introductory Session for the Year of Faith (YOF, Sept 2012)

         Riccardo.  Pillar I of the Catechism:  The Profession of Faith (YOF, Jan. 2013)

 

1B SACRED SCRIPTURE

         Riccardo The Bible (Catholicism 101, Sept 2006) Revelation handout.

 

 

UNIT 1 BONUS STUDY:  THINKING AS A CHRISTIAN IN POST-CHRISTIAN WORLD 

May be used for a separate pre-college course in late high school on thinking clearly through the inevitable challenges that will be faced in college and beyond.

Riccardo

         Riccardo. College Challenges: Faith Under Attack (OLGC men, May 2009)

o        John Paul II. Fides et Ratio

o        Flannery O'Connor. Letter to a college student about faith (bottom of page)

         Riccardo.  Whatever Happened to Spring?  (Tapping on Theology, Living as A Christian in a Post Christian World, Sept. 2006)  (Alternate copy in Nov. 2006)

o        See first handout Living as a Christian and Bibliography

         Riccardo. Moral Relativism: The Truth Will Set You Free (Tapping on Theology, Living as a Christian, Nov 2006)  See handout Living as a Christian 2

o        See handout "Living as a Christian 2"

         Riccardo. Freedom  (Tapping on Theology, Living as A Christian, Nov. 2006)

         Riccardo. It's Both a Privilege and a Challenge to Live as a Catholic in Today's Society (St. Andrew Church, Feb 2010)

         Riccardo. VIDEO Finding True Freedom (The Choices We Face TV show)

         Riccardo. Urgent Need: Men with the Courage to Let the Light Shine  (POITD 2007 Men's Conference, April 2007)

         Riccardo/Kensington Church.  Da Vinci Code Video.  Audio. Q&A. (June 2006)

Other

         George Weigel.  The Catholic Citizen in America Today  (Riccardo podcasts, Dignity of Life series, Dec. 2009)

         Kreeft.  Voting as a Catholic  (Audio from talk at OLGC) (At Sonitus Sanctus)

         Mary Eberstadt. The Loser Letters (highly recommended by Fr. Riccardo for teens)

 

UNIT 2:   GOD

         Riccardo.  The Father (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

-          Paul Vitz. Support from Psychology for the Fatherhood of God

         Riccardo Father or Adversary (RCIA for Catholics, Oct 2007)

         Riccardo. Father or Adversary  (RCIA, Nov 2006)

         Riccard: Father or Adversary (POITD 2005 men's conference, April 2008)

         Riccardo. God's Love  (Life in the Spirit, August 2006)

         Riccardo.  The Prodigal Son and The Father VIDEO from To See Jesus

 

UNIT 3: CREATION

                    Riccardo. The Great Deceiver (No Greater Love, Dec. 2007)

 

UNIT 4: MAN (Nature of Man, Purpose of Life, Happiness, Evil, Suffering)

 

4A. Man, His Purpose, Happiness

         Riccardo. Created to Know God  (VIDEO) The Choices We Face

 

4B. Evil and Suffering

         Riccardo. Redemptive Suffering (No Greater Love, Dec. 2007)

         Riccardo. Redemptive Suffering – The Supreme Power of Prayer by Those Who Suffer  (Cardinal Maida Institute, June 2008)

         Riccardo. Unite Suffering to the Cross (VIDEO) The Choices We Face TV show

 

UNIT 5:   JESUS

        Riccardo.   Who is Jesus?  (VIDEO) (RCIA, Sept 2103)

        Riccardo.  Jesus (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Riccardo.  We Have Reason to Believe: An Apologetic for the Resurrection (May 2008)

        Riccardo. Jesus, God or a Bad Man?  (RCIA for Catholics,  Oct. 2007)

        Riccardo.  Who is Jesus? (from 10/22/06) (RCIA, Nov 2006)

        Riccardo.  Knowing Christ Jesus (Based on Benedict XVI's book Jesus of Nazareth) (Order of Faith Malta Conference, March 2008)

o        Luke Timothy Johnson. The Real Jesus : The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels

o        Paul Barnett. Is the New Testament Reliable?

o        N. T. Wright. The Resurrection of the Son of God

 

 

UNIT 6:  HOLY SPIRIT

         Riccardo.  The Holy Spirit (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

         Riccardo.  The Holy Spirit (RCIA for Catholics, Nov 2007)

         Riccardo. Holy Spirit  (RCIA, Nov 2006)

 

UNIT 7:  HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

7A. The Church

        Riccardo. The Church – The Body of Christ is Not an Image (RCIA, Nov 2006)

        Riccardo. The Church (RCIA for Catholics, Dec 2007)

        Riccardo. The Church (Catholicism 101, Sept 2006)

o                               Catholicism 101 handout.

        Riccardo.  Abuse Scandal  (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, April 2010)

        Riccardo.  Catholicism for Cradle Catholics The Choices We Face

        Riccardo. Catholicism 101: Questions and Answers (general questions about Eucharist, Bible, and Church) (Sept 2006)

        See Fr. Riccardo's Church Bibliography in his Articles and Bibliographies page

        Riccardo. Reflections on the Pilgrimage to Poland (Jan 2011)

 

7B. Authority

        Riccardo. Remembrance of Pope John Paul II (May 2008)

        Riccardo.  Why Rome is Home for Catholics  (Audio or Video) (Scavi tour, July 2006)

        See Fr. Riccardo's John Paul II Bibliography, Articles and Bibliographies page

 

UNIT 8: THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS

        Riccardo. True Forgiveness (No Greater Love, Dec 2007)

        Riccardo. The Power of Forgiveness The Choices We Face TV interview. Audio. (April 2008)  Video. (March 2008)

        Mary and John Lockwood.  Forgiveness (Riccardo podcasts, Dignity of Life Series, Jan 2010)

        Riccardo. Sin  VIDEO from To See Jesus

 

UNIT 9:  THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY

        Riccardo. Death Has No Victory VIDEO from The Choices We Face TV show.

        Patricia McDonald: Life is Christ, Death is Gain: A Journey into the Arms of Christ  (Riccardo          podcasts, Dignity of Life series, Nov 2008)

        Riccardo and Paddy Lynch.  Grief and Hope – Staying in Touch With Our Beloved

        Riccardo. Homily from Memorial Mass for Prenatal and Stillborn Loss  (Homily, Nov 2011)

 

UNIT 10:  LIFE EVERLASTING

         Riccardo.  Four Last Things  (RCIA 2011-2012, Jan 2013)

         Riccardo. Four Last Things  (RCIA, May 2007)

         Fr. Riccardos recommended reading

o        DeStefano. Travel Guide to Heaven. (book)

o        C.S. Lewis The Weight of Glory  (read online)

o        C.S. Lewis. The Great Divorce (book)

o        Dante. Divine Comedy.  (Read online with commentary and illustrations, etc at the Princeton Dante Project.)

         Riccardo. Homily on Hell (Dec 23, 2012)

o        Riccardo. Reflections on Hell

 

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PART II: HOW DO CATHOLICS LIVE?

MORALITY

 

UNIT 1:  INTRODUCTION TO MORALITY

        Riccardo. Why Be Good? (RCIA 2011-2012, Jan 2013)

        Riccardo Why Be Good? I (RCIA podcast from 0:00 to 1:12:00) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

        Riccardo. Vices vs. Virtues  (Family of Faith, Nov. 2007)

        Riccardo. Discovering the Ten Commandments  (VIDEO) The Choices We Face TV show

 

UNIT 2: THE FIRST THREE COMMANDMENTS

2A. First Commandment

- Riccardo  Why Be Good? I (RCIA podcast from 1:12:00-end) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

- Riccardo  Why Be Good? II (RCIA podcast from 0:00-0:3:26) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

2B. Second Commandment

- Riccardo  Why Be Good? II (RCIA podcast from 3:30-23:30) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

3B. Third Commandment

- Riccardo.  Commandment 3: Whose Day Is It Anyway? (Ten Commandments, May 2008)

- Riccardo  Why Be Good? II (RCIA podcast from 26:44-end) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

- Riccardo. Taking Back Sundays: Keeping the Lord's Day  (Faith and Family, Nov 2009)

 

UNIT 3:  THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

- Riccardo.  Commandment 4: Whatever Happened to Honor and Respect? (Ten Commandments, May 2008)

 

UNIT 4: THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT

- Riccardo. 5th and 6th Commandments (0:00-53:44) (RCIA, Feb 2007)

- See  Morality Bonus Unit below

 

UNIT 5: THE SIXTH AND NINTH COMMANDMENTS

- Riccardo. Commandments 6 & 9 Cosmo, Maxim, or the Catholic Church? (Commandments (Older talks), May 2008)

- Riccardo. 5th and 6th Commandments (53:34- end) (RCIA, Feb 2007)

- See  Morality Bonus Unit below

 

UNIT 6: THE SEVENTH AND TENTH COMMANDMENTS

- Riccardo.  Ten Commandments 7 & 10 Striving for Contentment With What We Have? (Commandments, May 2008)

 

UNIT 7:  THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT

- Riccardo. Commandment 8 From The Same Mouth Comes Blessing and Cursing (Ten Commandments, May 2008) 

 

MORALITY BONUS UNIT:  THE DIGNITY OF LIFE

 

INTRODUCTION

        Riccardo.  Inviolable Dignity of the Human Person (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Riccardo. Dignity of the Human Person  (RCIA, Dec 2006)

        Riccardo. Human Dignity Bibliography in his Articles and Bibliographies page

        Riccardo. Marriage and Sexuality Bibliography in his Articles and Bibliographies page

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE

        Riccardo. Inviolable Dignity of the Human Person (RCIA for Catholics, Nov 2007)

        Riccardo. The Most Urgent Crisis of Our Day (Dignity of Life Series, Sept 2008)

        Robert George: Conscience, Justice, and Human Life (Riccardo podcasts, Dignity of Life Series, Oct 2009)

 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

        Riccardo. Theology of the Body (an 11 part series) (Session 1 notes; session not recorded) See handouts in Handouts on Fr. Riccardo's Articles and Bibliographies page at OLGC web site

        Riccardo. Theology of the Body (a four part series from 2004 & 2005) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (February 2008)

        Riccardo. Retreat Teachings on the Theology of the Body (Cardinal Maida Institute Retreat, June 2008)

        Riccardo.  A Priest's Perspective on Couples Responses to the Theology of the Body (Clergy address, June 2008)

        Riccado.  Art: The Theology of the Body (paper)

 

WOMEN

        Riccardo and Teresa Tomeo. Authentic Catholic Feminity (Women's Evening of Reflection, Nov 2009)

        Riccardo Prophetic Vocations of Women: The Urgent Need for Authentic Feminism (RCIA for Catholics, May 2008)

        Riccardo.  ENDOW Facilitator Training  (Oct 2006)

o        ENDOW  Catholic study programs for women, teens, and middle school girls. Aims to educate women toward a deeper, more profound understanding of their God-given dignity and vocation as women.

 

MEN

        Riccardo. Meeting Him for the First Time and All Over Again (POITD 2003 Men's Conference, Mar. 2008)

        Riccardo. Running the Race With Persistence  (POITD 2004 men's conference, April 2008)

        Riccard: "Father or Adversary" (POITD 2005 men's conference, April 2008)

        Riccardo. What Will I Hear on that Day (POITD 2006 men's conference, April 2008)

        Riccardo. Urgent Need: Men with the Courage to Let the Light Shine  (POITD 2007 Men's Conference, April 2007)

        Riccardo. Gripping the Plow with Both Hands  (POITD 2008  Men's Conference, May 2008, doesn't always show in search)

        Riccardo. "Sacrament of the Eucharist" (POITD 2009 men's conference, Feb 2009)

        Riccardo. "The Cure for Salvation Disfunction" (MI Catholic Men's Conference, Sept 2010)

        Riccardo. The Man God Uses (From a men's leadership conference, at CatholicMenToday.org)

        Riccardo.  Male Friendship  (May 2007)

        Riccardo. What Makes Slaves from Kings – Courage (Braveheart Men, Feb 2010)

        Riccardo. Fatherhood (men's gathering, July 2006)

        Riccardo. Confession: A Fireside Chat with the Lord  VIDEO AUDIO (Worchester Men's Conference, May 2008)

        Riccardo. "Prayer: Quality Time with Your Father" (Bravehearts men, Feb 2008)

        Riccardo.  Tirelessly Running the Race (Dropping your nets as intentional disciples)  (Archdiocese of Detroit Mens Event) (March 2013)

        St. Crispin Day Speech from Henry V with Kenneth Branagh. (One of Fr. Riccardo's favorite movie scenes, noted in men's talks)

        Saving Private Ryan  Beginning, especially 2:15-3:17; End of war scenes, especially 6:50-7:25; Closing   (One of Fr. Riccardo's favorite movies; these scenes mentioned in several talks)

 

FAMILY

        Riccardo.  Spiritual Life of a Family (Heart to Heart Women, Feb 2007)

        Riccardo. Fatherhood (men's gathering, July 2006)

        Riccardo. Family Retreat Day  (St. John's Retreat Center, June 2008)

        Riccardo. Catholic Schools (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Feb 2010)

        Riccardo. Mary, Monica, and My Mother (Detroit Central Catholic Mother's Club, May 2010)

 

MARRIAGE

        Riccardo.  Theology of the Body – Premarriage Talk  (Oct 2006)

        Riccardo.  Spirituality of Marriage I (Dec. 2006)

        Riccardo. Marriage: God's Love Made Visible (Jan 2007)

        Riccardo. Spirituality of Marriage II (Jan 2007)

        Riccardo. The Mutual Subordination of Husband and Wife  (Lengthy scholarly work)

        Riccardo. The Four Goods of Marriage: Do You Know What You Have Gotten Into? (Family of Faith, May 2008)

        Riccardo. What Some Wives Want Their Husbands to Know  (June 2008)

        Riccardo.  Overview and Genesis 1 (Bible Study for Couples, June 2008, doesn't show up on searches)

        Riccardo. Genesis 2  (Bible Study for Couples, June 2008, doesn't show up on searches)

        Riccardo.  Understanding Marriage in the Prophetic and Wisdom Tradition (Bible Study for Couples, June 2008)

        Riccardo and Ken Castel.  Marriage (5/31/12) Kresta in the Afternoon in Ave Maria Radio Archives

 

SEXUALITY

        Miriam Grossman.  You're Teaching My Child What? (Riccardo podcasts, Dignity of Life series, Sept. 2010)

        Riccardo. OLGC School – Human Sexuality Presentation  (April 2010)

        Janet Smith: Homosexuality: Why Not? (Riccardo podcasts, Dignity of Life series, May 2009)

        Riccardo. Homosexuality: A Pastoral Response to a Critical Issue for Adolescents (CD purchase)

        OLGC series of homilies on sexuality

o        Riccardo. Introduction. April 21, 2013

o        Mateja. Introduction.  April 21, 2013

o        Riccardo. Pornography. April 27, 2013

o        Riccardo. Temperance. May 5, 2013

o        Mateja.  Parental Vigilance. May 5, 2013

o        Riccardo. Homosexuality.  May 18, 2013

         

 

RELATIONSHIPS

        Riccardo.  Relationships – Chastity  (Theology on Tap, Feb 2007)

        Riccardo. Relationships – Forgiveness (Theology on Tap, March 2007)

        Riccardo. Relationships – Friendship (Theology on Tap, March 2007)

 

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PART III: HOW DO CATHOLICS WORSHIP?

MASS, SACRAMENTS, AND PRAYER

 

THE  MASS

 

UNIT 1:  THE MASS

- Riccardo. The Mass Explained (10/15/06) (RCIA, Nov. 2006)

- Riccardo What Happens at Mass (RCIA for Catholics, May 2008)

- See Fr. Riccardo's Mass Bibliography in his Articles and Bibliographies page

- Riccardo  The Mass Do This in Remembrance of Me (Parish Mission, March 2011)

o Matt Maher Alive Again  Story behind song  (song used on Sunday evening)

o See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

- Riccardo Spirit of the Liturgy 1-4  (July 2008) See handouts.

- Riccardo True Magnificence of the Mass  (ONLINE VIDEO at OLGC web site)

- Riccardo. Sunday Mass...Wake Up! (May 2008)

- Riccardo. This is the New and Everlasting Convenant (No Greater Love, Dec 2007)

- Riccardo.  Series on Prayer – Session 3 (Oct 2012) (focuses on the Mass)

- OLGC Roman Missal Page

- Jeremy Driscoll – What Happens at Mass (book)  (Fr. Riccardo highly recommends)

 

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SACRAMENTS

 

UNIT 2: INTRODUCTION TO THE SACRAMENTS

- Riccardo Sacraments: What Difference Do They Really Make? (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Jan. 2009)

- Riccardo.  Overview of Lent & Introduction to the Sacraments (start around 50 min) (RCIA, Feb 2007)                                                                                                                                         

 

UNIT 3: BAPTISM

- Riccardo.  Sacraments: Baptism (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Jan. 2009) 

o See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

- Riccardo.  Baptism  (RCIA, Feb 2007)

- Riccardo. Easter Vigil Reflection (RCIA, April 2007)

 

UNIT 4: CONFIRMATION

-         Riccardo. Sacraments: Confirmation  (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Mar. 2009)

o See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

 

UNIT 5:  THE EUCHARIST

- Riccardo  Sacraments: The Eucharist (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2009)

- Steve Ray:  Defending the Eucharist (Riccardo's podcasts, June 2008)

- Riccardo  Homily 7/31/11 Miracle of the Eucharist (Homilies, Aug 2011)

- Riccardo. The Eucharist (Catholicism 101, Sept 2006) See Eucharist handout.

- Riccardo. Adoremus: Come Let Us Adore Him (Dec 2006)

- Riccardo. Sacrament of the Eucharist (POITD 2009 men's conference, Feb 2009)

- See this syllabus Part III, Unit 1, The Mass

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UNIT 6:  SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION

- Riccardo.  Confession  (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Feb. 2009)

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

- Riccardo. Confession (No Greater Love, Dec 2007)

- Riccardo. Reconciliation  (RCIA, March 2007)

- Riccardo.  I Will Arise and Go to My Father: Confession (July 2006)

- Riccardo. Confession: A Fireside Chat with the Lord  VIDEO AUDIO (Worchester Men's Conference, May 2008)

- Riccardo. Meeting Him for the First Time and All Over Again (POITD 2003 Men's Conference, Mar. 2008)

 

UNIT 7:  MATRIMONY

- Riccardo. Marriage and the Four Goods of Marriage (RCIA, May 2007) (Abbreviated version at Feb 2008)

o        Instruction on the Day of Marriage and Exhortation before Marriage  Rite of Christian Marriage – 1962 Rituale Romanum.  Fr. Riccardo reads second half,  Exhortation Before Marriage

- Riccardo.  Sacraments: Marriage (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2009)

- See this syllabus, Part II, Morality Bonus Unit

 

UNIT 8:  HOLY ORDERS

- Riccardo. On Reserving the Ministerial Priesthood to Men Alone (Lengthy heavily-footnoted scholarly work)

 

UNIT 9:  ANOINTING OF THE SICK

- Riccardo. Anointing of the Sick (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Feb 2009) 

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

 

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PRAYER

 

UNIT 10.  PRAYER OVERVIEW

-   Riccardo. Series on Prayer: Session 1 (YOF, Oct 2012)

-   Riccardo.  Series on Prayer – Session 2 (YOF, Oct 2012)

-   Riccardo.  Series on Prayer – Session 3 (YOF, Oct 2012)

-Riccardo.  I Thirst. (Prayer series, July 2006)

-Riccardo Why Does God Say 'No'  (Prayer Series, July 2006)

- Riccardo. Prayer, the One Thing Necessary (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2008)

-         See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

- Riccardo. Prayer: Quality Time with Your Father (Bravehearts men, Feb 2008)

- See Fr. Riccardo's Prayer Bibliography in his Articles and Bibliographies page

- Frank Sheed, To Know Christ Jesus  (Highly recommended by Fr. Riccardo)

 

UNIT 11. PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE

- Riccardo Lectio Divina  (Prayer series, July 2006)

o         See Handout 1 and 2 Prayer

- Riccardo  Praying with Scripture (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2008)

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

- See Fr. Riccardo's How to  Read the Bible as a Catholic Bibliography in his Articles and Bibliographies page

 

UNIT 12.  PRAYING THE LORD'S PRAYER

- Riccardo The Lord's Prayer (Prayer Series, July 2006 )

 

UNIT 13. PRAYING WITH MARY

        Riccardo  Praying with Our Lady (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2008)

        Riccardo. Mary the Mother of God  (not Fr. Riccardo) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

        Riccardo. Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Loyola, Santiago de Compostela, and Fatima  (video) (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Nov 2008)

        Riccardo. The Holy Rosary: An Apologetic Reflection

        Riccardo. Rosary: Overview of the Joyful Mysteries

        Riccardo. Rosary: The Joyful Mysteries

        Riccardo. Rosary: Overview of the Luminous Mysteries

        Riccardo. Rosary: The Luminous Mysteries

        Riccardo. Rosary: Overview of the Sorrowful Mysteries

        Riccardo. Rosary: The Sorrowful Mysteries

        Riccardo. Rosary: Overview of the Glorious Mysteries

        Riccardo. Rosary: The Glorious Mysteries

 

 

BONUS RESOURCES:  LIVING IN RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD 

(not organized for course)

- Riccardo.  Knowing God, not Just Knowing About Him  (Kensington Church, 5/28/11) Audio, Full ScreenVideo

- Riccardo. Hope (RCIA for Catholics, Dec 2007)

- Riccardo. Trusting the Lord  (No Greater Love, Dec 2007)

- Riccardo. What Is God's Will For My Life?  (May 2008)

- Riccardo. Created to Know God  VIDEO from The Choices We Face TV show.

- Riccardo. Finding True Freedom  VIDEO from The Choices We Face TV show.

- Riccardo. All That I Have is Yours  Day 1. Day 2. Day 3. (Parish Mission, March 2007)

- Riccardo. What Makes Slaves from Kings – Courage (Braveheart Men, Feb 2010)

- Riccardo. The Cure for Salvation Disfunction (MI Catholic Men's Conference, Sept 2010)

- Riccardo. Sense and Sensibility.  (May 2008, hard to find in search) Beauty and art.

- Riccardo. What Does It Mean to be a Christian? Making the Most Out of Lent (RCIA for Catholics, Feb 2008)

- Riccardo.  Lord, I Believe, Help My Unbelief (or Drop Your Nets)  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday (Parish Mission 2013)

- Riccardo.  Tirelessly Running the Race (Dropping your nets as intentional disciples)  (Archdiocese of Detroit Mens Event) (March 2013)

- Riccardo.  Discipleship: Mission (VIDEO)  Talk to i.d. 916 young adults, May 2, 2013

- Riccardo. The Heart of Discipleship (VIDEO) The Choices We Face TV show

- Riccardo. The True Gift is Christ. (VIDEO) The Choices We Face TV show

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PART IV: WHY BE CATHOLIC?

 

 

DIALOGUE WITH PROTESTANTS

- Riccardo (and Andrews).  Common Ground: What Protestants and Catholics can Learn From One Another.  (DVD)  View to see how respectful dialogue works.  VIDEO   Part 1, Part 2, Part 3;  Audio  (June 2006 podcast)

- Riccardo. That All May Be One - Q& A   (Reformation Conference, Feb 2007)

 

NON CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS

         Riccardo. What About Them: Are They Going to Heaven, Too? (YOF, Nov. 2012)  Based on Nostre Aetate , a declaration from the documents of Vatican Council II on The Relation of the Church to Non Christian Religions.

 

SO WHY BE CATHOLIC?

         Riccardo. Why Be Catholic?  (Family of Faith Meeting, May 2007) Handout.

         Riccardo. Why Be Catholic?  (RCIA for Catholics, Oct 2007)

         Riccardo. What it Means to be Catholic (Homily, July 15, 2007)

 

EVANGELIZATION

- Riccardo. Parish Mission 2010: Turning Up the Flame (Evangelization) Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday.  (Parish Mission, March 2010)

- Riccardo. Orthodox is Not Enough On Catholic Answers Live.

- Riccardo. A Proposal for Our Lady of Good Counsel  Being a prophet, evangelization.  (Jan 2010)

- Our Lady of Good Counsel Evangelization Webpage

 

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MISC

 

 

Riccardo. Open  Q & A (Tapping on Theology, Jan 2007)

Riccardo. Questions and Answers (RCIA 2011-2012, Jan 2013)

 

"Fr. Riccardo's List of 100+ Books to Read"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TALKS LISTED BY SERIES

These talks are all listed in the topical outline above, but are reorganized here for listening by series rather than by topic.

 

 

RCIA

        Riccardo.  Introduction (RCIA, Sept 2006)

        Riccardo. The Mass Explained (10/15/06) (RCIA, Nov. 2006)

        Riccardo. Who is Jesus? (from 10/22/06) (RCIA, Nov 2006)

        Riccardo. Father or Adversary  (RCIA, Nov 2006)

        Riccardo. Holy Spirit  (RCIA, Nov 2006)

        Riccardo. The Church – The Body of Christ is Not an Image (RCIA, Nov 2006)

        Riccardo. Dignity of the Human Person  (RCIA, Dec 2006)

        Riccardo. Mary the Mother of God  (not Fr. Riccardo) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

        Riccardo  Why Be Good? I (Morality and 1st Commandment) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

        Riccardo  Why Be Good? II (Morality and 1st, 2nd, 3rd,  4th Commandments) (RCIA, Jan 2007)

        Riccardo. 5th and 6th Commandments (RCIA, Feb 2007)

        Riccardo.  Overview of Lent & Introduction to the Sacraments (RCIA, Feb 2007)

        Riccardo.  Baptism  (RCIA, Feb 2007)

        Riccardo. Reconciliation  (RCIA, March 2007)

        Riccardo. Easter Vigil Reflection (RCIA, April 2007)

        Riccardo. Four Last Things  (RCIA, May 2007)

        Riccardo. Marriage and the Four Goods of Marriage (RCIA, May 2007) (Abbreviated version at Feb 2008)

 

 

RCIA 2011-2012

        Riccardo.  Jesus (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Riccardo.  The Father (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Riccardo.  The Holy Spirit (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Fr. White.  The Church (Part 1) (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Fr. White.  The Church (Part 2) (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Fr. White.  Scripture and Tradition (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Riccardo.  Inviolable Dignity of the Human Person (RCIA 2011-2012,  Dec 2012)

        Riccardo. Why Be Good? (RCIA 2011-2012, Jan 2013)

        Riccardo. Questions and Answers (RCIA 2011-2012, Jan 2013)

        Riccardo.  Four Last Things  (RCIA 2011-2012, Jan 2013)

 

 

RCIA FOR CATHOLICS

        Riccardo. Why Be Catholic?  (RCIA for Catholics, Oct 2007)

        Riccardo. Jesus, God or a Bad Man?  (RCIA for Catholics,  Oct. 2007)

        Riccardo Father or Adversary (RCIA for Catholics, Oct 2007)

        Riccardo.  The Holy Spirit (RCIA for Catholics, Nov 2007)

        Riccardo. Inviolable Dignity of the Human Person (RCIA for Catholics, Nov 2007)

        Riccardo. The Church (RCIA for Catholics, Dec 2007)

        Riccardo. Hope (RCIA for Catholics, Dec 2007)

        Riccardo. What Does It Mean to be a Christian? Making the Most Out of Lent (RCIA for Catholics, Feb 2008)

        Riccardo Prophetic Vocations of Women: The Urgent Need for Authentic Feminism (RCIA for Catholics, May 2008)

        Riccardo What Happens at Mass (RCIA for Catholics, May 2008)

 

 

 TEN COMMANDMENTS

        Riccardo:  Commandment 1: The Most Frequently Broken Commandment (And the Least Confessed!) (not available online, may purchase)

        Riccardo:  Commandment 2:  Should We Really Pray the Our Father?  (not available online, may purchase)

        Riccardo.  Commandment 3: Whose Day Is It Anyway? (Ten Commandments, May 2008)

        Riccardo.  Commandment 4: Whatever Happened to Honor and Respect? (Ten Commandments, May 2008)

        Riccardo.  Commandment 5: Both in Life and Death You Belong to God (not available online, may purchase)

        Riccardo. Commandments 6 & 9 Cosmo, Maxim, or the Catholic Church? (Commandments (Older talks), May 2008

        Riccardo.  Commandments 7 & 10 Striving for Contentment With What We Have? (Commandments, May 2008)

        Riccardo. Commandment 8 From The Same Mouth Comes Blessing and Cursing (Ten Commandments, May 2008)  

 

 

CATHOLICISM FOR CRADLE CATHOLICS

        Riccardo. Prayer, the One Thing Necessary (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2008)

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page

        Riccardo  Praying with Scripture (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2008)

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

        Riccardo  Praying with Our Lady (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2008)

        Riccardo. Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Loyola, Santiago de Compostela, and Fatima  (video) (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Nov 2008)

        Riccardo Sacraments: What Difference Do They Really Make? (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Jan. 2009)

        Riccardo.  Sacraments: Baptism (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Jan. 2009) 

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

        Riccardo.  Confession  (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Feb. 2009)

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

        Riccardo. Sacraments: Confirmation  (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Mar. 2009)

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

        Riccardo  Sacraments: The Eucharist (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2009)

        Riccardo. Sacraments: Marriage (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Oct 2009)

        Riccardo. Anointing of the Sick (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Feb 2009) 

o        See Handouts at Fr. Riccardo bibliography page.

        Riccardo. Sacraments: Holy Orders  (not available online, may purchase)

        Riccardo. Catholic Schools (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, Feb 2010)

        Riccardo.  Abuse Scandal  (Catholicism for Cradle Catholics, April 2010)

 

 

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CATHOLICISM 101

        Riccardo The Bible (Catholicism 101, Sept 2006) Revelation handout.

        Riccardo. The Eucharist (Catholicism 101, Sept 2006) See Eucharist handout.

        Riccardo. The Church (Catholicism 101, Sept 2006)

o         Catholicism 101 handout.

        Riccardo. Catholicism 101: Questions and Answers (general questions about Eucharist, Bible, and Church) (Sept 2006)

 

 

PARISH MISSIONS

        Riccardo. All That I Have is Yours  Day 1. Day 2. Day 3. (Parish Mission, March 2007)

        Riccardo. Parish Mission 2010: Turning Up the Flame (Evangelization) Sunday