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April 9, 2014 – Jack Davis

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. Radio Maria Ohio Programming and program presenter, continues discussion with Jack Davis, retired expert communications executive, focusing on the happenings and remarks by the Council who decided to turn Jesus over to Pilate to die on the Cross by Crucifixion accusing Him of blasphemy. Hear the conversations and steps leading up to Jesus being condemned to death, and what the Blessed Mother Mary, Mother of Jesus, St. John the Evangelist and the three Marys were doing,seeing and saying at this time. Early on Good Friday Jesus was in a dungeon at Caiphas’ house being tortured and taunted by the soldiers. Jesus was pummeled and spat upon, fettered and roped, described and dictated by Jesus’ Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary and communicated to and written by a Spanish nun, Sr. Mary of Agreda in The Mystical City of God: The Divine History and Life of The Virgin Mother of God. This classic four volumes of the Blessed Mother’s personal testimonyof her life and teaching received the Imprimatur and is translated from the original Spanish by Fiscar Marison (Rev. Geo J. Blatter). It is still in print, contact any Catholic Book Store like Veritas in Dayton, OH area or order on line. This is part of a continuing series on the four volumes of The Mystical City of God with Jack Davis. The several other programs that have been aired on The Blessed Mother’s life, conversations, and teachings can be found on the Radio Maria Program Archives, linked on the Home Page, scrolling down to Francesca and Friends to find the various years and program descriptions. The fascinating conversation and discussion today highlights information from the Volume titled: “THE TRANSFIXION.” If you have the book follow along with us, if not listen and learn so much; call in if you have questions or comments. We love to hear from you when we are airing live, and your letters are very much appreciated too.

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April 2, 2014 – Susan Ferguson

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. hosts Susan Ferguson, Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) and Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D. Min. focusing on contemporary education in a digital world and distance education with the internet and digital technologies. Sister Angela Ann is a former member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Director of the UD Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, and Director of the Caribbean School of Communications in Trinidad,is a Professor of Religious Studies and teaches in the UD School of Education. She serves as an international consultant addressing topics related to communications and education and gives workshops, seminars and lectures around the world. Dr. Zukowski, D. Min. serves on several boards related to Catholic education, including the Catholic Leadership Academy Planning Committee (United States), Board of Governors of CREDI (Catholic Religious Education Development Initiative) and as Animator for Mary Queen of Peace (five merged schools/parishes ) as a consultant for cultivating a Beatitude Culture within the school, families and local neighborhood communities. Dr. Zukowski is a Marianist Education Associate (MEA) and has been teaching at UD for 34+ years. Call toll free at 866-333-6279to participate in the program,

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February 26, 2014 – Dr.Benjamin Keyes

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr.Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D; Ed.D,Psychotherapist, Pastor and Professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA and Chair of the Association of Christian Therapists Psychotherapist Specialty Group (www.actheals.org). Dr. Keyes has written books, articles and been published in numerous professional journals including ACT’s Journal of Christian Healing.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS) affects many people suffering the effects of trauma on the body,mind and spirit of all age groups; war veterans, victims of terrorism, catastrophic weather calamities, sex and drug trafficking, addictions, and abuse situations. Professor Keyes not only teaches graduate students, he teaches and trains medical and allied health professionals, first responders, clergy and students throughout the world. Prayer is included in the treatment/healing process and Dr. Keyes speaks about his experiences in recent trips to treat aftermath victims in the Philippines, Haiti and Lebanon to train priests and NGOs to work with Syrian Survivors of Chemical Genocide and War (December 2013);and the upcoming trip to Romania with Regent U Graduate Students for work with gypsy and underprivileged populations. The recipient of many awards for his professional achievements as well as community endeavors, Dr. Keyes is over-the-top able as well as amiable and offers us his vast experience in professional development and acumen coupled with highly effective Christian approaches to dealing with traumatology encompassing inner healing,spiritual healing, physical and mental illness.

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November 27, 2013 – Dr. Mary Chakkalackal, MD

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. Speaks with Dr. Mary Chakkalackal, MD of Canada and THE ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN THERAPISTS.
THE DOCTOR IS IN: SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED AND HEALED! NOW SHE IS LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING FINE…SHE KNOWS SOMEONE UP THERE WAS LISTENING , MOLDING AND MENDING HER THROUGH HER DILEMMA. NOW DR. CHAKKALACKAL HAS A MISSION! What does God want her to do with all her education, professional experience in family practice, psychiatric training and having experience depression, personal trauma and PTSS? A professional member of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) comprised of doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, clergy, religious and associate members, Dr. Chakkalackal is active in ACT Canada and chairs the physicians specialty group in ACT International.. She speaks with Francesca about her personal bout with spiritual warfare, broken marriage, being a single parent and her personal witness of her deeper walk with God, The Holy Eucharist, a popular book by Henry Nouwen and experiencing a three day coma that she miraculously lived to talk about. Dr. Chakkalackal discusses her encounter not only with Henry Nouwen but the Lord Himself on the way to healing through Scripture and Christian Counseling. Having experienced mental, physical and emotional abuse she is recovered and again helping others, she has been there. Now she combines her education and professional training with Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus for all kinds of healing, as a part of the healing of one’s soul. www.actheals.org

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November 13, 2013 – Dr. Clark Power, Ed. D.

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with University of Notre Dame Professor, Dr. Clark Power, Ed. D. South Bend Indiana, about the program he developed and avidly presents: Play Like a Champion, for athletes of all ages focusing on youth and high school students. Hear his advice to student and professional athletes, coaches, parents and teachers in the USA as well as in Uganda and other places throughout the world. Call in with your comments and questions and find out why a university professor got involved with coaching education, the importance of coach education on all levels from youth to professional athletics and what is going on with youth sports today regarding travel, elite teams, bullying and abuse. What effect does this all have on youth sports and athletes? Hear pros and cons: Sports as ministry? What can youth sports teach about spirituality, ministry, living out faith and why should the Catholic Church take an interest in youth sports? Dr. Power addresses Injuries, abuses and advantages of participating in sports at all ages. Dr. Power will present Play Like a Champion at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish Hall in Beavercreek, OH hosted by St. Luke the Evangelist School and The Notre Dame Club of Dayton on Thursday Evening, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Kramer Hall. No reservations necessary. Parents, coaches, youth ministers and interested teen and adult athletes are encouraged to attend.

Francesca shares recipes for living life and faith to the fullest and for filling hungry hearts and tummies with her Italian recipes. Today: Frito Misto; Italian Breaded Broccoli, Cauliflower, Pork & Beef; Delizioso and EZ!

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June 12, 2013 – Fr. John Fletcher

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. converses with Ohio Region Radio Maria Priest Director, Father John Fletcher, CC (Companion of the Cross) about his recent Marian Pilgrimage to Medjugorge, and the conversions, healing and other EVANGELIZING EXPERIENCES pilgrims encounter on travel that is not just a trip but a pilgrimage.

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December 19, 2012 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss the aftermath and healing process of the Newtown CT tragedy, the importance of faith in all situations; dealing with trauma and secondary trauma; triggering of other traumas; talking and listening/effects on children and adults who hear conversation and view tv programs on the tragic deaths, the whys and wherefores and dealing with the effects on all of us. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 – 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing.

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September 26, 2012 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of  The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing discuss Inner Healing: Healing negative beliefs about ourselves, (“I am defective/I am a failure, no one likes me”)  Healing memories of wounding, especially emotional wounding that broke trust; Using  Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for  inner healing; and Generational Healing as part of the inner healing of ones soul; the Mission of The Association of Christian Therapists and its  members in medical and health professions, and the ACT Annual International Conference  to be held October 2012 in Schaumburg, IL. (Romans 8: 26 – 28)

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Fr. Tom Alkire – September 5, 2012

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talk with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about what the message of the Blessed Mother has been at different apparition sites; her titles Rosa Mystica and Our Lady of Fatima and what they have to do with today’s world; her message, her requests and how her messages fit together with The New Evangelization, The Year of Faith, Vatican II,The PEACE Plan From Heaven;Times of Trial, Travail and Tribulation and Our Part In The Harvest. Fr. Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL and will sing one of his inspired Marian songs on this Blessed Feast of the Queenship of Mary. Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.

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Fr. Tom Alkire – August 22, 2012

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talk with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about Miriam, The Blessed Virgin Mary; Her Role in Salvation History and The New Evangelization; The Year of Faith; Bringing Souls to the Father, Son and The Paraclete; What the Passion and Death of Our Lord In a Bombastic World Seemingly Devoid of God; The Fatima PEACE Plan; Understanding Our Lady’s Militia; Times of Trial, Travail and Tribulation and Our Part In The Harvest. Fr, Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL and will sing one of his inspired Marian songs on this Blessed Feast of the Queenship of Mary. Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.

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