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Advent 2014

December 1, 2014

desales altar

The Catholic Church: Keeping Christ and the Mass in Christmas for 2000 years.

Things Jesus Never Said …

July 8, 2014


T-shirt Humor…

May 1, 2014




Sr. Sarah Burdick’s Doughnut Button

April 7, 2014

During our Spring Membership Drive, while Deacon Tom Loewe was urging listeners to go to our website and click on the “Donate Button,” Sr. Sarah Burdick thought he said click the “Doughnut Button.” So, in her honor, here is the official Ave Maria Radio Doughnut Button (be sure to click it):

Doughnut button


Try the Chowder…

April 1, 2014

fish fry humor

Statue Worship?

March 13, 2014


When I arrived one evening at a suburban Chicago parish to conduct an apologetics seminar, I noticed a life-sized statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the rectory lawn.  Kneeling before that statue were three smaller statues of Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta – the children to whom Our Lady appeared.  Their statues were kneeling in prayer, heads bowed before the larger statue.  Turning to my colleague in the car, I joked, “What a great religion Catholicism is.  Not only can we worship statues, but our statues can worship statues.”

Patrick Madrid


The Catholic Church Will Survive

February 12, 2014


The Catholic Church: Surviving Tyranny and Oppression since 33 A.D.

The Pope’s Challenge

August 21, 2013

Pope Francis Challenge - Humor2


“To follow Jesus means to be involved, because faith is not something decorative. It is the strength of the soul!”

“Live for self or live for God and others; be served or serve; obey self or obey God.”

“To follow Jesus requires renunciation of evil, of egoism, and choosing good, truth, justice. It also requires sacrifice and a renunciation of self-interest.”

Pope Francis

Scripture Can Save Your Life

August 1, 2013

RELCL190A woman had just returned to her home from an evening church service, when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: ‘Stop! Acts 2:38!’ (Repent and be Baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ , so that your sins may be forgiven.)

The burglar stopped in his tracks and just stood there. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar: ‘Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a Scripture verse at you.’

‘Scripture?’ replied the burglar. ‘I thought she said she had an Ax and Two 38s!’

Ave Maria Radio Fun Quiz

April 1, 2013

amcg-the-guild-bearTake this quiz to test your knowledge of Ave Maria Radio hosts and staff.
Answers are below the quiz.

1. Who was a cheerleader in high school and college?
a. Sr. Ann Shields b. Henry Root c. Teresa Tomeo d. Dr. Ray Guerendi

2. Whose program broadcast the 4,800th episode in 2012?
a. Teresa Tomeo b. Al Kresta c. Sr. Ann Shields d. Fr. John Riccardo

3. Who plays the harmonica and sings frequently throughout the year in a band?
a. Teresa Hofer b. Deacon Tom Loewe c. Sr. Sarah Burdick d. Sandra McDevitt

4. Who prayed that Henry Root would become Catholic in 1975?
a. Fr. Pat Egan b. Fr. John Riccardo c. Sandra McDevitt d. Sr. Ann Shields

5. Who once managed a chain of bookstores?
a. Coleen Kelly Mast b. Greg Popcak c. Al Kresta d. Dr. Ray Guerendi

6. Who’s father was an executive at Chrysler?
a. Sr. Ann Shields b. Fr. John Riccardo c. Lisa Popcak d. Henry Root

7. Who served as a boxing coach for the University of Michigan men’s boxing club?
a. Al Kresta b. Deacon Tom Loewe c. Fr. Pat Egan d. Greg Popcak

8. Who has worked in radio since 1957?
a. Sr. Ann Shields b. Al Kresta c. Henry Root d. Sandra McDevitt

9. Who once pumped gas and cleaned windshields at a gas station?
a. Al Kresta b. Sr. Ann Shields c. Deacon Tom Loewe d. Dr. Ray Guarendi

10. How old is Office Manager Cheryl Nael’s stapler?
a. 10 years old b. 15 years old c. 20 years old d. 25 years old

11. Which Ave Maria Radio staff member was awarded a full scholarship at the University of Michigan?
a. Deacon Tom Loewe b. Steve Clark c. Gene Leger d. Mike Jones

12. Who once worked as a night club musician?
a. Peter Herbeck b. Dr. Ray Guarendi c. Sandra McDevitt d. Coleen Kelly Mast

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