About

The Prodigal Father Productions is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), non-profit Catholic ministry. Founded with a vision to shepherd the faithful into a deeper relationship with God the Father through prayer, the Prodigal Father Productions is dedicated to bringing the reality and love of God the Father to a world that no longer knows or recognizes the love of the Father, the mercy of the Father, or the embrace of the Father.

Through the many prayer aids and resources we offer, from sacramentals such as prayer medals, to autogenic and scriptural relaxation CDs, and even online social media, parish missions, and a Prayer App, Prodigal Father Productions is making known the love of the Father through powerful modern modes of new media communication.

Meet Fr. Michael J. Denk

fr michael 2Fr. Michael was ordained into priesthood for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 12, 2007. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a specialization in video and audio production, from Cleveland State University in 2001.

Fr. Michael is dedicated to helping others encounter Christ through the celebration of the Eucharist, preaching, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spiritual direction, and prayer. He is devoted to the poor, especially in Africa and El Salvador where he has led several mission trips. Through the Global Fellows program, he has visited Madagascar and Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services.

With a focus in communications, Fr. Michael incorporates new media into his ministries. He not only came up with the concept, but was a chief architect in the development of, a mobile application called The “EXAMEN” App, which assists people to connect with God throughout their day. Besides creating content produced and distributed through The Prodigal Father Productions, Fr. Michael has authored articles published in various Catholic magazines.

 

THE PRODIGAL FATHER PRODUCTIONS, INC., IS A TAX-EXEMPT SECTION 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION INCORPORATED IN THE STATE OF OHIO. THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE PRODIGAL FATHER PRODUCTIONS, INC., FILED WITH THE OFFICE OF THE OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE, PROVIDE THAT THE PRODIGAL FATHER PRODUCTIONS, INC., IS AN ORGANIZATION FUNCTIONING IN ACCORD WITH THE TRADITIONS AND THE TEACHINGS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. ALTHOUGH THE PRODIGAL FATHER PRODUCTIONS, INC., IS LOCATED IN THE CLEVELAND, OHIO, AREA, IT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND. A PRIMARY CONTRIBUTOR OF CONTENT TO THE PRODIGAL FATHER PRODUCTIONS, INC., IS FATHER MICHAEL J. DENK, A PRIEST OF THE DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND, BUT THE PRODIGAL FATHER PRODUCTIONS, INC., DOES NOT SPEAK FOR FR. DENK AND THE PRODIGAL FATHER PRODUCTIONS, INC., AND FR. DENK ARE TWO SEPARATE AND DISTINCT ENTITIES. ALL OF THE CONTENT USED BY THE PRODIGAL FATHER PRODUCTIONS, INC., IS USED WITH THE PERMISSION OF, AND UNDER LICENSE WITH, ALL ORIGINAL AUTHORS, INCLUDING FR. DENK.
I'm Father Michael J. Denk, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. I am a contributor of content to The Prodigal Father Productions, Inc., a non-profit corporation functioning in accord with the traditions and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The corporation and I are separate, it doesn't speak for me, the parish, or on behalf of the Diocese of Cleveland, and I do not speak for it.