FR. JOHN RICCARDO is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, ordained in 1996. He is the founder of Acts XXIX, a ministry to help pastors and their teams transform their parish culture and reclaim the Church's missionary identity. His popular show, Christ Is the Answer, is broadcast daily over the EWTN radio network, and his groundbreaking work in parish renewal has drawn national attention. In addition to his work in Detroit, Fr. Riccardo has served as a member of the USCCB National Advisory Council and is currently a member of the Alpha USA Pastors Forum.