On October 19, 1984, three members of Poland’s secret police arrived at Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko’s door. He knew this day had been coming, for he had been speaking out against the Communist regime. Over the next several hours, he was beaten to death and dumped into a river. Why was he deemed such a threat? We discuss his life with Paul Kengor.
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Al Kresta’s Projects
|The Persecution Report||Why Do Catholics Genuflect?||Connect the Dots|
Christian persecution and religious liberty violations take on many forms. The Persecution Report is a project from Ave Maria Radio and is committed to sharing these types of stories. Here, we focus on the universal Church and raise awareness on the plight of our Christian brothers and sisters in the US and around the world. Read more here.
|Are you puzzled by all that “Catholic stuff?” To encounter the Catholic Church is to discover a rich, complex heritage of Christian faith and practice. Its ancient traditions carry deep meaning for some believers – but they raise perplexing issues for others. Read more here.||
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|ACTS XXIX is an organization founded by Ave Maria Radio host Fr. John Riccardo. ACTS XXIX serves the Church by working with parishes and diocese to renew their parish life. They focus on biblical principles, helping clergy and lay people become leaders, and most of all preaching the Gospel|
|Renewal Ministries is an Ann Arbor based organization that seeks to evangelize through a variety of different mediums. Ave Maria Radio airs some Renewal Ministries’ programs, including Fire on the Earth with Peter Herbeck, Food for the Journey with Sr. Ann Shields, and The Choices We Face with Dr. Ralph Martin.|
|The Catherine of Siena Institute is a ministry of the Western Dominican Province the equips parishes so they can evangelize and form lay Catholics for the sake of their mission to the world. They provide innovative resources and programming that are faithful to the teaching of the Church and will enable parishes to become lively and dynamic centers of evangelization and formation.|
|The Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist were canonically established in 1997 in response to Pope St. John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization. They are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and as a Dominicans, their apostolate is preaching and teaching, with prayer and contemplation at the very center of all they do. They are also blessed to be one of the youngest orders in the country, with the average age of a sister being 32.|
|The Servants of God’s Love are a religious order in Ann Arbor, Michigan, affiliated with the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious. They work to images of God’s love to people in the world. Of their many projects, they run the Emmanuel House which provides housing to those who can no longer care for themselves, teach in schools, and are on the radio.|
|The Eden Invitation is a new ministry that works with LGBT+ identifying Catholics to help them understand God’s plan for them and work with them to live chastely in society. The provide event speakers, community, and retreats for those looking to encounter Christ through their struggles.|
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