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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015


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The End Of The World ~ VS. ~ The End Of You!

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Some thoughts on the end of the world.

As we see more and more evil happening on TV and around the world, I keep getting asked what I think about the world ending soon. New TV series seem to pop up almost daily dealing with The End Times or “Left Behind” types of Movies.

So I must ask; Is it all just a great big Disney Fun House ride? (Think “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “It’s a Small World After All”)

Perhaps this world and this life is all set up just to see what your actions and reactions will be. Maybe everyone deflates when you leave the room and it’s only you and God all along. Not to say that others don’t matter. Because they do (more than anything), but maybe they’re just part of the big ride.

We are all so concerned about the end of the Fun House itself rather than the end of our individual ride in it. Who cares when the ride is retired and put away? We better care more about when our own Fun House cart pulls up to the exit ramp. What kind of state are we in then? How did we react to the characters along the way?

Maybe the people and situations we meet daily are part of God’s vetting program to see if we are the kind of people with which He wants to share eternity. Of course He loves us, but He is checking to see if we can and will choose to love Him, through others. How do we demonstrate selflessness over selfishness? It’s a learning process.

How many times have we heard stories of saints who helped out a stranger in need and then the stranger disappeared? Or the saint is told by Christ Himself that it was really Him in disguise? What is that all about? If this whole life is not a proving ground for the next?

So, yes pay close attention to those around you. Meet their personal, spiritual, and temporal needs as best you can. But don’t be surprised when the ride is over for you. Keep your eyes on that ending rather than the Fun House burning down!

Hopefully the guy who took your ticket and strapped you in at the beginning, will offer you a hand up and out of your little Fun House cart as He speaks the words we are all “dying” to hear, “Well done good and faithful servant… now enter into the home of my Father”.

Go Mo Go 198

Sunday, May 6th, 2012








Hey All,  I’m working on a tune for and PDHC here in Columbus. Their President Tim Welsh asked me to consider writing something for them at the Catholic Men’s Conference  this year. I recruited Neal Havener to help me with the bridge to the song and off I went.

It is a work in progress with lyrics yet to be written but here it is as it stands today.

The tune is supposed to help a runner or walker in a marathon or 5K or whatever to set a pace. They walk or run to raise money for the Single Mothers who are looking to be able to keep their children rather than abort them. It is a very worthy cause and takes care of those who are here and alive now so please visit their site and pledge to support Tim Welsh as he runs for the cause.

You can make a difference. Let me know what you think!

Michael A. Barone

Oswald And The Herringbones

The RedStar-TM Wheels And Chairs Video

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

This is how we round up and capture our horses for Rollerchairball. (To See Video Click Here) (Click Here for mpeg1 video) (Click Here for quick time video) You can plainly see how inferior Block Chairs are to ours since they “house” their chairs in warehouses. Stacked one on top of the other in “Cardboard” boxes until they are needed.

While we at RedStar-TM Wheels And Chairs believe the horses should be free to roam wild on the range until we bring ’em in for your RCB team. It’s called compassion. That’s why we are now and always will be the largest and best Wheels & Chairs company in the whole world.

That’s “El mundo entero” to you, Senor Lock!

That’s also why we keep reminding all our customers and “signed” league players, “Who Loves You Baby?”.

Love the REDSTAR-TM Champion Team

Mary’s Touch – The Radio Show

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I was asked to be a guest on “Mary’s Touch” a very good radio show featuring the stories of people who were helped in one way or another by The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mary’s Touch is an inspirational 30-minute radio program designed to bring you a greater understanding of Jesus’s Mother, Mary. The program is hosted by Cheri Lomonte and Sally Robb. I really enjoyed speaking with them both as hosts of the show and telling them the story of my re-conversion to the Faith.

Here is my story at least in part. For the show they interviewed me after I told my story. So listen to their show when it comes out to hear more about what happened after I came back to the USA.

The show with me will be airing sometime in the future I don’t know the dates yet. But I encourage you to check out their website. I’m sure they will post it there after it airs.

Click here to hear my Mary’s Touch Story.

My Mary’s Touch Story:

Some of my earliest memories of The Blessed Virgin Mary come from being a cradle Catholic and learning the Hail Mary as a child. I remember thinking that the prayer said she was full of grapes. I guess it made more sense to me as a child. I would not have known what Grace was so I didn’t redily connect that I was not saying the prayer right. I remember being very concerned and attentive as my Grandma Vera showed me and my sister Marie, how to properly hold the rosary and how to make the sign of the cross to start the whole thing off. I was more concerned about how to move the beads through my fingers and keep them folded in a pius manner than I was about what I was praying and who I was asking to intercede for me. Still I think in the Mother’s heart of Mary she probably knew I would grow someday to really embrace my faith through her and that she would lead me to know her Son when I was old enough to understand better who she was.

I knew Mary mostly from pictures and statues which we had in our home and our church. Ofcourse the manger scene was a big even for us every year as we carefully placed all the figures around the Christ Child under the tree. But I really didn’t come to know more about Mary until I was around eight years old. At that time a pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima came to the Ohio State Fair and while I was at the fair with my whole family, for some reason my grandmother singled me out to go see the statue where it was on display.

After we saw the statue of Mary I was impressed that Grandma Vera was so concerned about praying to Mary to help the world. I asked her why she insisted that we needed to pray for the world. I was at the State fair, there was no better place to be as a kid with all the food and rides and sights and sounds I didn’t understand how my grandmother could become so serious just from visiting a statue. Grandma Vera spent the afternoon telling me about Mary’s apparitions in Fatima to the three shepard children and how the world was in a terrible state and why we had to pray as Mary had asked us to so God would not let the whole world go to hell. My grandmother contradicted my eight year old idea that the world was a pretty good place and that people in general were all going to Heaven. Mary was the mother of all of us not just Jesus, and she was very worried about how many people where not following God and were going to Hell. We had to pray the rosary for them because they were falling into Hell like snowflakes.

That night we all went to a restaurant and during dinner I became very ill. It may have been pychosomatic or maybe it was just all that junk food from the fair, but I became very scared, my stomach hurt and I felt like I couldn’t breath. My parents calmed me down and the feeling of fear eventually went away, but I remember it to this day some 40 years later. Of course this is my memory of the event. I’m sure I have probably imbellished it a little but needless to say my grandmother had really gotten to me and left a serious impression about Mary and prayer .

Most of my childhood memories of Mary had faded by the time I was 27 years old. I had drifted from the Catholic Faith in highschool , I never left the Church after Confirmation I just fell away a little and didn’t take it as seriously. I started working a part time job and when it came to missing Mass for work, well that was just expected and par for the course.

Throughout high school I was I was enamored with the idea of being rich and famous as a musician. I had decided early on to be like the Beatles and play music as my ticket to fame. Never being very big for my age I shied away from athletics and I was a bit of a loner. Being alone at that awkward age tended to feed the desire to be an artist as well as the want to be important some day. I saw the athletic guys getting the girls and often felt inferior to them. But I mainly did what everyone else was doing hoping I would fit in and just get by until I could find a way to show the world I was really somebody.

Junior year in highschool I met a great friend named Neal who like me wanted to impress girls by playing guitar. We started playing in our basements and eventually at small parties etc. When we were able to win a spot in our Senior highschool talent show, I finally felt like I belonged.

Through out college Neal and I continued to write songs together build our repatoir and our skills. We met knew three other guys who played music and one day asked them to start a band with us.

I’ll spare you the details of the next few years but the basic story is that we did very well locally and regionally eventually having a success recording and album and winning a statewide contest which helped us land a video on MTV. The success from the video opened many doors for us and by 1988 we were touring an 11 state area of the north central United States of America and well on our way to every thing I had come to believe was important in life. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Life was perfect except that when I was alone I felt terrible and I knew there had to be more to life than what I was experienceing. I went to Church occasionally but often felt guilty because I knew my morals were not squared with the God I had learned about as a child. At one point I had a very bad weekend steeped in the debachery of a want to be rock star. I’ll leave the details out but suffice it to say I was at the moral equivalent of one of those souls falling like snowflakes into Hell that Mary had grieved over at Fatima .

That is when she came back into my life. Loud and clear, intervening as all good mothers will when their children are misbehaving.

I found myself at a Church around 4 in the afternoon on a weekday. I was drawn there out of a sense of emptiness. I went into the day chapel where there was a tabernacle and I sat down and had a talk with God. I arrogantly asked Him to show me that He was still there. I still believed but I couldn’t connect anymore. I liked my sinful life but after the pleasure it brought, I felt empty or guilty and I didn’t want to feel like that if God didn’t care.

Suddenly there were a flock of grandmothers coming into the chapel and basically surrounding me I the pews. I sat there no really knowing what to expect as the daily 4:30 PM Mass began. The readings were all about the prodigal son and how the Father had come to the end of his land every day looking for his wayward son. When the priest gave the homily and invited us all back to union with God I really lost it. I sat in the back pew silently crying like a little boy wanting to be able to come home but still very confused about how.

The Mass ended and as the chapel emptied I walked up and sat next to the tabernacle. I told God that I got it. I understood the message but I was still so arrogant that I asked Him why He didn’t do miracles anymore. I specifically mentioned Fatima and in my worldly mindset I chided God telling Him how it would be better if He would just do something like that again. I said Fatima had happened in 1917 before my grandmother was even born and here it was 1987 with and nothing but radio silence from Heaven for all those years. If God would only allow Mary to appear today we would just video tape the event and play it for the whole world to see. And thus the great conversion would happen and all would be right with the world. Yes I was a real piece of work. Far from the shy kid who wanted to be famous I had become a serious sinner and an arrogant one at that. Before I left, I promised to try to be a better person and to go to confession but I also clearly stated that it was not going to be my fault if I fell back into sin because there was no maintenance of the relationship from His side as far as I could tell.

Now those of you who listen to Mary’s Touch regularly know that when Jesus wants to reach a reprobate like I was, He often sends His Mother , not to scold but to gently break it to us that we are not all that and a bag of chips!

Not twenty-four hours later I was setting up my equipment with my band in a bar when in came two friends who were still in high school. They told me that that day they had been talking in religion class and someone said that The Blessed Virgin Mary had been appearing to some kids in Europe somewhere. The very next day God sent the answer to my arrogance to show me how wrong I was about everything. It hit me like a ton of bricks. No one in the room understood my sudden interest in every detail these two guys gave me. I interrogated them like a dime store detective novel. Where was she appearing in Europe? Yugoslavia somewhere. Who was seeing her? Six or seven children. How often? Daily! How long had this been going on? Since 1981! What where was the Church on this? Why hadn’t I heard about it? Did the Pope know? On and on it went I freaked everyone out because I was so excited about it. The next day I contacted a friend who was a priest and got as much of the details as I could.

Over the next 9 months I prayed the rosary every day. I attended prayer meetings and I went to confession and Mass as much as I could. I heard about Mary’s reported apparitions in Medugorje Yugoslavia and I wanted to go. I fasted on bread and water 3 days a week and I read everything I could about the happenings.
Finally in November of 1988 I was able to go to Medugorje to see for myself. There were all kinds of stories I had heard about rosaries turning gold and miraculous pictures of Mary appearing on film shot at a blank wall. I heard of conversions and healing but the big thing was some people would report seeing the Sun dancing in the sky a direct link in my mind to the miracle at Fatima.

I went to see all this for myself and I will say I was not disappointed. As always we wait for the Church to determine the eventual approval or not of any reported apparition but I want to be clear about Mary’s role in all this.

She came to get me but she never showed up herself, she just called me then stepped aside. As the blessed Mother always does, she led me to her Son Jesus.

I was so hyped up about miracles and golden rosaries that when I got there I found Mary was just the outward attraction. Once she got me there as a pilgrim she gladly stepped aside and reintroduced me to her Son Jesus. Everything in the small town was Christ Centered. There was Mass and reconciliation, there was Eucharistic Adoration, there where praise and worship sessions and there was grace in abundance. I tell people I went hoping my rosary would turn gold and when I got there, my heart turned gold instead.

From that point on I have worked for the Church in some form or another. When I returned to the USA I immediately quit my band even with shows booked for the next 6 months. I went back to college and finished my degree in radio and television communications and I packed up everything I owned into a cheap Chevy citation and moved to Birmingham Alabama to work for a little old Italian nun named Mother Mary Angelica at the Eternal Word Television Network. I worked there for 7 years eventually producing Mother Angelica Live, Life on The Rock, Pillars of Faith and a host of other shows.

Through it all I joined a Medugorje Prayer group and met my beautiful wife Dana. Miracle upon miracle happened and we were eventually married. When I left EWTN in 1997 I came back to Ohio and worked as a Director of Religious Education at my local parish. My family grew too I eventually had 4 daughters, one who is named Regina chaole after Mary the Queen of Heaven. As a DRE and associate Youth Minister, I used the basic format of the Marian Medugorje prayer group I was part of in Birmingham to co-found an international youth ministry called the Dead Theologians Society which eventually reached 148 chapters worldwide while I was the president of the organization. Eventually I got involved in Catholic Radio and started working for St. Gabriel Radio 1580 AM here in Columbus, Ohio on where I now reside with Dana and our 6 children. The last two were boys!

Through it all Mary has remained a huge part of my life. I often feel undeserving of her special attention and as I age I become acutely aware my own sinfulness, but I also know that she is there helping me every day to know Jesus, God the Father, and her spouse the Holy Spirit more and more. She has taken special care of me and often reminds me in not so subtle motherly ways that there is an abundance of Grace in her hands if we just ask for it.

So I encourage all the Mary’s touch listeners to trust that she is listening along with God the Father, for your every need and concern. I’m sure she will be happy to bring any strays listening to my story back into the fold. Because that is her place and her glory as the mother who Christ gave us all from the cross. I assure you that you can trust her to lead you to Jesus her son because she was made full of Grace and she knows how to apply it to all of us her children.


Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Hello To All!

Click Here to listen to this podcast! Or go to to see a video demonstration of the BONEROCKERS!-TM Bone Conduction Headphones!

I have exciting news which I know will be of interest to everyone old or young. has been given a wonderful gift which I want to pass on to all of you.

I want to tell you about something that is very alarming and directly affects us as podcasters and our listeners. We have an obligation to pass this along to all our listeners and to anyone who has ears to hear!

I’m going to tell you something pretty scary now but I’m also going to tell you one excellent way to avoid this thing and to protect all your loved ones from it. Please listen to me and act on my advice. You will save yourself and your loved ones from much future suffering and regret.

I recently did some digging and found many studies which are being done on hearing loss in the USA, and around the world, due to poor listening habits of people using Ipods and other MP3 playing devices. It is easy to see that our whole world is going deaf at a very rapid rate because we listen at levels which can permanently damage our hearing as fast as in 15 minutes. This is hearing loss that is irreversible and heartbreaking. The fact that we own and use our Ipods and Other Mp3 players is a testament to the fact that we love our music and our podcasts too. The studies available on the website clearly show that we are all going deaf quickly and what is worse we are deafening the next few generations as well.

If you are a parent you really need to see these studies.

Study 1
Study 2
Study 3
Study 4

Just look at these Ipod Levels! Thanks to Ciaran Hughes for the graphics!

Ipod Danger Levels!

They are very scary and the predictions for our future are pretty dire unless we begin to do something about the problem. Fortunately I have one of the answers.

I have been watching a certain technology for 20 years now which is finally emerging in a user friendly manner. This technology called Bone Conduction has been around since Beethoven’s time. If you know the story he finished his final symphonies even when he was mostly deaf. Many people attribute this to a false idea that he knew music so well he just remembered where the notes were. Certainly Ludwig van was a genius however those in the know are aware of his use of bone conduction to hear the sounds which enabled him to complete his works. By biting down on a wooden rod placed against the piano he could hear the notes even after his normal hearing was mostly gone.

We know how normal hearing works, sound travels in waves through the air and is collected by the outside of our ears the ear is shaped in a funnel to corral the sound waves into the ear drum. The ear drum actually has a few very tini bones behind it which move back and forth when the drum receives the sound waves. Those bones move tiny nerve endings back and forth generating an electronic impulse which is read and converted into what our brain tells us is sound. With bone conduction technology the sound wave is introduced to the bones around the ear. The jaw bone and other parts of the skull which vibrate the tiny bones in the ear behind the ear drum and we perceive sound that waty. Now because I know this technology may seem foreign to you my listeners let me assure you that you experience it every day. For example if you take just a second right now and lightly scratch the back of your head with your finger nails you will hear it through bone conduction. Go ahead and try it I’ll wait right here….Ok now think about chewing a carrot or eating something crunchy like cereal… you know how loud that is inside your head yet it is hardly noticeable to someone sitting right next to you. (That is if you chew with your mouth closed). So believe me bone conduction hearing is very normal and very familiar to you already.

25 or so years ago I was involved in a marketing project for acompany called JS&A they made a product called a BoneFoneâ„¢. If you are old enough to remember 25 years ago you will recall that we had transitor radios and boom boxes you held on your shoulder with one arm curled around it like a monkey. When JS&A came out with the Bone Foneâ„¢ it was going to be all the rage. It was a tube like device which was made for snow skiers to wrap around their shoulders and it played music through your collar bone. Very cool. You could ski and listen to you favorite tunes hands free. Again, very cool.

Being a young entrepreneur I approached the owners of the BoneFone and asked if I could help market the product. I was given 120 Bone Fones to use for a marketing survey which I conducted on teens and young adults at SnowTrails ski resort in Mansfield, Ohio. I spent two week loaning out BoneFones to the area ski clubs that frequented the resort. After an evening of sking with the bone fone I would ask the skiers to fill out a survey asking things like if they liked the experience, what they didn’t like if anything, how much they would pay weekly to rent a bone fone just like they rented their ski equipment, and how much they would pay to buy one. My survey was they run through a “chi squared analysis” which was a way to show what were called confidence levels of the product or the service being tested. My confidence levels for the BoneFone were astronomical. EVERYONE loved it.

So, I know you are all asking yourselves ok what’s the rest of the story we all know Michael is a poor church worker so why is he not a rich billionaire who owns land in Aspen, CO??? Ok three word answer …THE SONY WALKMAN! AHHHHH! It killed me. About 4 weeks after I had completed my survey I was up at the ski slope getting ready to sell the resort on buying a few thousand bonefones when some young skier who remembered me from the weeks before strolled up to me and said “Hey I remember you, you had that Bone radio thing…Check this out!” and with that my world fell apart as he pulled out a small set of the tiniest earphones I had ever seen connected to a small grey rectangle on his belt THE SONY WALKMAN !!!!!!!

Needless to say I was devastated.

Now I know the walkman is huge compared to our nifty Ipod of today but back then it was the killer thing to have. Within weeks everyone had one for Christmas and the Bonefone although it was a very different and more enjoyable experience, was gone and pretty much forgotten. All that was left for me was some bitter memories every time I bit into a carrot or crunched down on some Captain Crunch cereal.

Gone but sadly not forgotten. ..But wait now fast forward to earlier this year. I was digging through my old stuff and came across the old bonefone. By the way a new set of batter4ies and it still works like a charm I can’t tell you how many walkman units I have lost or trashed but it’s been a lot.

I decided to look into bone conduction technology to see what advances have been made. I have to tell you, and here is the exciting part, bone conduction technology is alive and well and it’s better than ever. And the best part is that it will save your hearing from the dangerous levels of the Ipod and other mp3 listening devices. Please allow me to introduce you to the Audio Bone headphone.

Audio Bone Headphones!
Audio Bone Headphones!

Enter St. Michael’s Pod special code “mike001” (at the check out) to order and get $10 off per pair! Click here to order! But don’t forget to enter my code at the check out! “mike001” You can also call 1-888-788-9088 to order but be certain to tell them to ENTER THE CODE for your $10 disount!

There is a company in Japan called Goldendance, Ltd. which has 7 patents on this new set of Bone Conduction headphones they call the Audio Bone.

WOW! Very Cool!

And I’m telling you they are excellent! Completely compatible with your Ipod they do not, I repeat for your deafening ears do not go in your ears. The audio bone sits right in front and above your ears like you were wearing sunglasses backward on your head. The best part is that the bone conduction technology bypasses your eardrums! The possibility of damaging your hearing is incredibly reduced! And the sound is just phenomenal! Studies being done in Atlanta Georgia show that Bone Conduction is far safer than in ear, or on ear, earphones!

Also, just like the carrot and cereal seem loud to your brain the person sitting next to you usually won’t even be able to hear the Audio bone phones. How many times have you walked past someone with earbuds in and heard the high frequency part of the song and the music leaking out.

With the Audio Bone headphones that doesn’t happen because it is not blasting the other person’s eardrums and bouncing back out. The sound is not even going into their ears it’s transmitting through their bones!

Now, to add some wildness to an already incredible product if you put your fingers in your ears the sound actually gets …louder! I’m not kidding this is an amazing thing. Talk about cool! And Safe! These are seriously a gift from God to help save our hearing.

There are so many applications for these headphones that I get choked up just trying to get them all out. Listen up if your ear buds have not already deafened you beyond hearing me…

With your:
Your Desk top computers
Cell phones
Office workers in close proximity of other workers can each hear their own music with out a cacophony of sound in the office.
Factory workers with ear plugs protecting their hearing can put the Audio Bone on and enjoy music even with their ear plug in their ears. Because the Audio Bone does not go in your ear… it stays outside like wearing sunglasses backward.
You can go to my website at and see them for your self. They come in many great colors black, blue, orange, pink and some other colors coming soon.

Audio Bone Colors

Audio Bone is a smarter way to listen
Don’t Block Your Ears – Listen to your music, without missing what’s going on around you.
Better for your eardrums – Ordinary headphones can cause ear drum damage if turned up too loud. Using Audio Bone protects your eardrums, which are the most sensitive part of the ears.
More comfortable. No pressure on your ears like ordinary headphones, and no ear wax.

The audio Bone is totally waterproof so you can swim and shower wearing them but you need to waterproof you ipod or mp3 player. And there are inexpensive kits which can do that for you. Just like putting you fingers in your ears will increase the volume of the Audio Bone, swimming underwater will do the exact same thing!
Think of computer labs in your library or school where there are many users at once this often requires the use of the old deafening headsets or ear buds.
How about this, since you do not have anything in your ears you can still hear everything around you. You can have a perfectly normal conversation with someone and they don’t ebven know you are listening to music while you speak

Parents, if you children put on ear buds and tune you and the rest of the world out this is the answer to reuniting your family on car trips and around the home.

Runners, walkers, and joggers, I see you listening to your Ipod with one ear bud in and the other dangling so you can hear cars and other possible dangers around you. How do you decide which ear bud to leave in? Some older songs like the Beatles stuff is recorded in early stereo where one ear will be all the singing and the other is all the music. The audio bone is you answer. You can hear the music in stereo in your head and still hear everything going on around you too! All this and with a huge safety factor. Folks I’m not kidding you please take advantage of my 25 years of experience with this technology. Check out the AudioBone head phones on my site and order a pair for yourself and you friends and your children and you grandchildren. I honestly believe that earbuds will be outlawed in a few years as this bone conduction technology comes to light. You don’t believe me? Ok try to find glasses made with non shatter proof glass! 25 years ago we just hoped that folks wearing glasses would not get hit by anything that might shatter them. Now you couldn’t find a pair of glasses with non shatterproof lens if your life depended on it.!

So, why not beat the curve and be the first to have the “IT” thing this year?
And on top of all this I was able to arrange a special deal with the company’s distributor in America a company called Gamechangers Innovations. Ganmechangers has agreed to give $10 off the price to anyone using this stmichaelspod special podcast code. It is simply “mike001” and you enter it when you check out your shopping cart on their page. All you do is go to the Gamechangers website at and you can order them using my special code “mike001” While you are at their website you can see a 2 minute video demo of how they work and you can see the colors which are available too.

You will not be sorry I promise you. Also Gamechangers has a 30 unconditional satisfaction guaranty and they warrenty the Audio Bone for 6 months so you can’t miss with these guys!

Christmas is coming and this would be an excellent way to give a gift that kicks it up a notch without deafening your loved ones.

Please! Please! Please! I’m begging you to get a pair, or two, or three, and save your hearing and the hearing of everyone you know. Tell everyone about this phenomenal new product.

You may pass on my code “mike001” to anyone you know. Please do! Gamechangers will donate a small portion back to me for anyone using my code “mike001” but that is not the main reason I’m so excited about this, I’m excited because we can finally Rock on! Without losing the music.!

God bless you all!

Be Good and be Holy!

Michael A. Barone

Been A While

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

I guess it has been a while since I wrote or posted a podcast. I’ve been appointed as the Station Manager for WUCO 1270 AM Marysville as well as WFOT 89.5 FM Mansfield. Both stations are from the St. Gabriel radio network. Please pray for me as the work is not hard but very demanding. I’ll try to post a new podcast soon. Here is the most recent Catholic Men’s Luncheon , to tide you over. This is Fr. Kevin Lutz speaking on Art and the Church. It is a great talk.


Just a few VBS spots

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Hey Everyone,

Here and here are some spots I’m putting together for a Catholic VBS. If you have a VBS at your parish check these out. At least our VBS will be fully Catholic.

God bless you all. Happy Easter!

Michael A. Barone

On James Cameron’s Finding Christ’s Body

Monday, February 26th, 2007

I think it is time for a class action lawsuit against the people who make these claims. Isn’t there such a thing as public fraud anymore? If Mr. Cameron and friends can not prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they found Jesus Christ’s un-resurrected body, then they should be charged in public fraud for personal gain.

There are so many ways in which they could be wrong and only one way in which they could be right. To make outrageous claims like this and then sit back and watch the money roll in from books and movies is irresponsible at best and downright damnable if they are wrong and they know it. I challenge them to put all their money (book and movie proceeds) up in escrow to be given to charities if they are proven wrong within 2 years. Let’s see how certain they are of their “findings” then. Otherwise, just admit they’re just on the take and in danger of eternal consequences.

Yours in the resurrected Christ,

Michael A. Barone

Catholic Men’s Luncheon

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Recently I was asked to speak at the Columbus, Ohio Catholic Men’s Luncheon. It was a very great honor for me to give a bit of a witness and a state of Youth Ministry and Media all-rolled-into-one Talk. . This podcast is a recording of that talk. I was speaking quickly because the Mass had gone long and the men needed to eat and get back to work. I hope it is enjoyable to you all.

Michael A. Barone