The “Three Great Things” are part of the mission directive of the Cathedral of Christ the King parish, and “Catholic Inspiration” evolved from the daily homilies and presentations that are part of the everyday work of a parish priest.
We can talk about Jesus Christ when we know him; through study we discover who God is and how we can become fully and authentically human.
We can say that we follow Christ if we spend time with him; the different opportunities to pray allow us to encounter God in personal and meaningful ways.
We can proclaim that Christ is Lord by living as he taught; as we serve one another we allow the Holy Spirit to work through our unique lives to further the Kingdom of God here and now.
A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, Wisconsin, and the pastor of 4 other area Catholic parishes: Holy Assumption Church, Superior; St. Anthony Church, Superior; St. William Church, Foxboro; and St. Anthony Church, Lake Nebagamon. He earned a BA in Classical Languages from the University of St. Thomas, as well as an MA in Theology and a Master of Divinity from St. John’s University. A lifelong learner, Fr. Andrew enjoys all things Italian as well as cooking, wine making, reading, travel, astronomy, and music.
These weekly blogs are part of his study, prayer, and service to prepare for the Sunday homily; once the homily has been given the blog is updated to include the homily for that weekend. In addition, extra talks, retreats, and reflections are occasionally included.
The archive for all his podcasts can be found at
or at “Catholic Inspiration” in Apple Podcasts.