Archive for February, 2012

Brother Tom Giardino SM – February 29 , 2012

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 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Brother Tom Giardino SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities and the Marianist International Program of Studies at the University of Dayton.

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Jeff Cavins – February 22, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks  with Jeff Cavins  noted Catholic  TV  and radio personality, author and family man, about his  return to Catholicism, his  blessedly effective  Great Adventure Bible Timeline and   his  topic Friday evening Forgiving When You Don’t Feel Like It   March 9,  and Saturday March 10 when he presents The  Bible Timeline Seminar at  Incarnation Parish in Centerville, OH.  Incarnation parishioners Ruth Reeve and Mary Bull  also join  Francesca  in the  studio at the University of Dayton Marian Library.   

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Sr. Celia Chua – February 15, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks  with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC (Missionaries of The Immaculate Conception)  of Montreal,  Canada,  IMRI Faculty Member (Pontifical  International Marian Research  Institute) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Annual  World Day of the Sick and its three  consistent themes celebrated  every year on the Feast of The Immaculate Conception at Lourdes, France, on  February  11 since  1992; the  pertinent Vatican Message of Pope Benedict XVI; Sacraments of Healing and the Scriptures;  the importance of the Catholic Sacraments of the Sick; the writings of St. Augustine  and the Spirituality of Lourdes celebrated  February 11 based on  Sr. Celia’s writings and experiences with the sick citing passages from   Fr. Henri Nouewen’s book relating his pilgrimage to Lourdes!      

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“CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MAKE THE GRADE!” – February 1, 2011

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 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with regional Catholic Educators: Dr. Jim Rigg Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenith Britt, President of Catholic Central High School, Middle School and Pre-School (Springfield), Fr. Jim Manning, President of Altar High School (Kettering), Mr. Matt Sableski, Principal of Carroll High School, (Dayton), Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School (Dayton) and business man George Molinsky about the state of Catholic Schools, maintaining Catholic identity, major and minor challenges in education over all and in particular to Catholic education; fighting rising costs while maintaining quality over all excellent education and environments for students, retaining capable, creative and faith filled faculty/ staff, assisting parents and students in making Catholic education affordable and desirable, while developing and putting forth curriculum conducive to Catholic education offering a wide variety of courses while dealing with ever increasing mandates from the state.

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