Archive for November, 2011

Pam Long – November 30, 2011

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Pam Long, Regional Director of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Social Action Office, Dayton, OH about her ADVENTURESOME trip to Africa this past summer, visiting  artisans who  design and make the unique handmade, holiday gifts of jewelry, clothing, home décor items, toys, ornaments  and   farmers who raise the coffee, chocolate  from more than twenty five developing countries for The Fair Trade Sale held at Bergamo/Mount St. John; 4400 Shakertown Rd.; Beavercreek, OH, 45430 on  Saturday, December 3, 2011 from   9:00 AM ­ 4:00 PM.   Local area residents from these developing countries  provide entertainment throughout the day. All products are sourced from a nonprofit, 100% fair trade organization to ensure the artisans and farmers are treated with dignity and respect. Do your Christmas shopping and  help support the Fair Trade artisans and farmers!   Encore airing Monday December 5, 2011  at  2:30 AM and 8:30 PM and pod cast on Radio Maria. 


Roy Schoeman – November 16, 2011

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FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed.  talks with author  Roy Schoeman, son of German  Jewish Holocaust refugees  about growing up in New York in a traditional Jewish family, studying Judaism under some of the most  prominent Jewish rabbis  in contemporary American Jewry;  and how through a series of  dramatic conversion experiences  he came to embrace the Catholic faith “enthusiastically.”  Roy speaks to “What we know about the Jewish people from the Catechism and  Scripture regarding the Second Coming and  why he wrote his books:  Salvation Is From the Jews  and  HONEY FROM THE ROCK; Sixteen Jews Find the Sweetness of Christ.  ( 


Sr. Celia Chua – November 9, 2011

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FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STD of Montreal, Canada and Visiting Professor/ Faculty Member of the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute  at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Second Asia Oceania Mariological Conference, Mary and the New Evangelization: Perspectives for An Integral Human Development held September  8-12, 2011 in the Philippines at Liba, the site of  the  Marian Apparition Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in preparation for the 2012 Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome. Sr. Celia will discuss her presentation Mary, Woman of Gratuitousness for an Integral Human Development  and the  elements and  challenges  presented by Mary and The New Evangelization, and the connectors discussed  in the conference that have a meaning for all of us.


Yolanda Bello – November 2, 2011

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FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with artist/ sculptress Yolanda Bello  of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mary Popp of Dayton, Ohio, founder of Sporch,  focusing on the world of art and artists; liturgical and church art; the climate that sets the tone for appreciating inspired Catholic art propelling artists into the realm of evangelization and discipleship. How  can parents, grandparents, teachers  and artists  make a difference in the lives of their young and their own lives,  through the liturgical feasts and seasons of the Church and the art that accompanies them or should accompany them? What Christian art can do in their homes, schools, offices and the marketplace. Tune in; find out and share your  art experiences, stories and tried and true ideas about art and sacramentals.