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Epiphany – November 27, 2023

Fr. Alex Kratz and Ron Ward talk about the importance of Catholic Radio.


Segment 1

Fr. Alex Kratz talks about the importance of Catholic Radio.

Father Alex Kratz, OFM, is a Franciscan friar living at St. Benedict the Black Friary (on the grounds of Ss. Peter & Paul Parish [Westside] in the Archdiocese of Detroit). Fr. Alex served for almost 4 years as Associate Pastor at St. Michael’s in Southfield. He has served on the Archdiocesan Evangelization Team from 2006-2009 and 2012-2014. As the Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries, he oversees St. Joseph Chapel and the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Pontiac where the ministry is headquartered. Father assists St. Colette Parish in Livonia on weekends. Fr. Alex enjoys reading about history and spirituality, and watching World Cup soccer and Notre Dame football.

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Segment 2

Ron Ward talks about the importance of Catholic radio and his book “How to Find God in Your Rearview Mirror“.


Ron was born in Oklahoma and has been a practicing Catholic since birth. He had a Catholic education for 12 years in Oklahoma and Louisiana and then graduated with a Mathematics Degree from Central State University in Edmond Oklahoma followed by Post-Graduate work at the University of Michigan in Strategic Growth Planning. He has 22 years as a Corporate Executive in the Automotive Industry as well as 34 years as a Self-Employed Career Coach and Business Growth Specialist showing companies how to grow. A spirit filled dedication to “Evangelization Through Discipleship” from his early Catholic education and involvement with over 40 years of initiating, organizing initiatives and facilitation of over 500 Small Group meetings in Oklahoma and Michigan. Ron is a member of the Archdiocese of Detroit Synod 1969 and their most recent Synod 2016. He also developed the First Evangelization initiative for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1995 which was published in Michigan Catholic bi-weekly newspaper on September 6, 1996.

An active writer and participant in Archdiocese and Parish initiatives to promote spirit filled implementation of strategies for getting my audiences in touch with God. A unique ability for organizing, facilitating and identifying effective personal prayer and out-reach service opportunities. A large platform of influence in the Archdiocese of Detroit. 

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