Archive for September, 2011

Heidi Bratton – September 28, 2011

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FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Heidi Bratton ( ) Catholic wife, mom of six, prolific author of faith filled parenting books, and fifteen (15) children’s books about being a writer in a family situation and tight time frame and her new book. Homegrown Faith: Nurturing Your Catholic Family is an insightful humorous book of weekly reflections that can be used as a personal assist or group discussion tool, about raising families filled with familiar situations and scriptures, to reveal unexpected sacramental riches even in chaotic hectic dilemmas published by Servant Books; St. Anthony Messenger Press ( ) Link on to to hear the program live and for the Encore airing Monday October 3 at 2:30 AM and 8:30 PM and pod cast on Radio Maria Francesca and Friends Program Archives . Music Break: God Has Made Us a Family. Francesca and Friends programs are available for your listening and personal or group study on the Radio Maria Archives of Francesca and Friends at See the programming link on for Encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. Radio Maria broadcasts in over 60 countries across the world and eleven radio stations in the USA in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and Illinois


“Set Out Into the Deep!” – September 21, 2011

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Set Out Into the Deep!” 

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with  Rosary Rally Founders Joe Beyerle and  Bob O’Connor and  organizer  Don Coty about the  Rosary held across the country and in our Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Dayton, OH on Sunday October 9th  at The University of Dayton Arena; focusing on  how the mission and vision of The  Knights of Columbus  meshes into outreach and Catholic social action for  the New Evangelization promulgated by Blessed John Paul II and his directive (in the words of Jesus) to “Set Out Into the Deep.”   Link on to to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives . 


Immaculee Ilibagiza – September 14, 2011

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FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Immaculee Ilibagiza, author, motivational speaker  and the recipient of the 2007 Mahatma Gandhi Reconciliation and Peace Award about her experiences during the genocide in Rwanda, Africa; her books Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust; Led by Faith:Rising From The Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide and Our Lady of Kibeho: Mary Speaks to The World from The Heart of Africa and the upcoming Freedom & Healing Through Forgiveness” Conference featuring Immaculee to be held Saturday October 15, 2011 in St. Leon, IN.  (812-623-8007) hosted by Fr. Gregory Bramlage and the Word of God Prayer Ministry an outreach of Missionaries  of the New Evangelization.  Link on to to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives . 


Kate Wicker – September 07, 2011

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FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Kate Wicker, mom, author and health advocate about  replacing what the media teaches us about how we should view our bodies with what God teaches us, raising healthy happy daughters relating to body image, eating disorders; temperance/food and more. Kate is a Catholic wife, mother of four, and author. When she’s not eradicating her home of hazardous waste, Kate serves as a senior writer and health columnist for Faith & Family magazine. She has written for numerous regional and national media, including Atlanta Parent, Catholic Exchange,, Catholic News Agency, Children’s Ministry Magazine, Crisis Magazine, Family Fun, Fathers For Good, Pregnancy, Pittsburgh Parent, and Woman’s Day. In addition, Kate is a regular voice on the Faith & Family LIVE! podcast.To learn more, please visit her web site at