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August 15, 2012 – The New Evangelization & the Year of Faith

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about The New Evangelization and the Year of Faith; what the Passion and Death of Our Lord means in a world that is falling away from God and the Church; The Fatima plan of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary both individually and collectively; and Understanding Our Lady’s Militia and the Time of Tribulation. Fr. Tom is Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years. He is affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of the Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL.


August 8, 2012 – Project Congo

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Medical Missionary and Emergency Room Physician (Kettering Health Network) Dr, Sylvia Gleason, DO and Ohio University Medical Student Corinne Salva about PROJECT CONGO and their recent African trip to Uganda, Rwanda and The Congo where Wright State University Engineering Students installed solar panels for electricity at St, Luke’s Hospital; and all participated in medical missionary work sponsored by Project CONGO and The Salesians founded by St, Don Bosco. See:


Divine Mercy in My Soul – April 11, 2012

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Francesca reviews  Divine Mercy in My Soul   chronicling daily entries in the Diary by  St. Faustina Kowalska who Jesus revealed His plan to offer His Mercy to individuals  and the world, through the Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy and establishing  Divine Mercy Sunday on the Sunday after Easter. Why is this Mercy Devotion so important for our time and all time?  Call in to discuss the Diary and your experience with the Mercy Devotion. Great graces flow from the Mercy Devotion.


March 7, 2012 – Bonnie Borel and Mary Britt

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Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. speaks  with Bonnie  Borel and  Mary Britt of  Dayton’s  40 Days 4 Life and  Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Research and Training at Human  Life  International, (HLI)   Co-Author of The Case Against Condoms  with His Eminence Alfonso Cardinal Lopez.  Dr. Clowes is the  guest speaker for  The Evening  Vigil at The Abortuary  on Stroop Rd.   and  will  speak to  Sinclair  Students hosted by The  Traditional  Values  Club  at Sinclair  Community College  in  Dayton, Ohio ; The Vineyard Church  and Carroll  High School  about  The Demographic of Abortion Worldwide; his numerous publications,  research;  articles; defense of human  life, and much more!


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Father  John Fletcher, CC currently serving as Priest Director of Radio Maria Ohio; Mary Pyper, President of Radio Maria USA; Mark Newman RM host of CrossRoads and Doug Schoeninger, Ph.D, Past President of the Association of Christian Therapists(    about the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  announced by  the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission of Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches, highlighting  the ecumenical ministry of Father Duane Stenzel, OFM and his role in  the beginnings of Radio Maria USA. 


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.


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 .