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January 27, 2014 – Dr. Brian Kelly, Thomas Aquinas College Dean

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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Dr. Brian Kelly regarding his vantage point of educating Catholic university students; the difference they are making in transforming the culture by exemplifying Catholic values in the public square. Dr. Kelly also shares his personal journey that led to his involvement with one of the foremost, growing Catholic colleges in America. They discuss the great life and influence of the college’s patron, Saint Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church, whose feast day the Church celebrates January 28.

January 20, 2013 – Fr. Greg Bramlage, Founder, Missionaries of the New Evangelization

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Host Kathleen Beckman will dialogue with Fr. Greg, priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, who received the Blessed Gianna Molla Award for his leadership in Pro-Life Ministry. He inaugurated the first Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel in Southeast Indiana and then began incorporating full time healing-deliverance ministry into his parish. He founded the “Word of God Prayer Ministry” and the “Missionaries of the New Evangelization”. He shares the many miracles of healing that he has witnessed in his ministry to God’s people.

January 13, 2014 – Diane Allen, Author of “True Stories of Padre Pio”

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Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Diane Allen about her conversation to the Catholic faith through the powerful intercession of Saint Padre Pio. Diane shares about her subsequent apostolate “Padre Pio Devotions” and her first book entitled, “Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry: True Stories of Padre Pio” wherein miraculous stories of Padre Pio’s intervention are told. She is also the founder of padrepiodevotions.org.

December 30, 2013 – Mary Johnstone, Oakland Diocese Magnificat Coordinator

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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Mary Johnstone regarding her journey of faith, devotion to Eucharistic Adoration and leadership in Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. Mary, a wife and mother of three children, shares how the God of miracles has worked within their family; most recently through the death of her brothers. Mary’s testimony encourages obedience to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and a Marian “yes” to God’s will.

December 23, 2013 – John Nahrgang, Seminarian, Phoenix, AZ Diocese

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Host Kathleen dialogues with Phoenix, AZ diocese seminarian John Nahrgang regarding his conversion to the Catholic faith. John, a former agnostic and graduate of Notre Dame University, was converted through special graces of Our Lady of Guadalupe. His story aired on EWTN’s Marcus Grodi’s “Coming Home” program. After spending 3 years with the Marian’s of the Immaculate Conception he discerned his vocation to diocesan priesthood and is studying at the Pontifical Josephinum College Seminary.

December 16, 2013 – Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DD, Bishop of Orange, CA

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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Bishop Vann regarding the gift of Advent and Christmas seasons; how to spiritually mine the graces available. Bishop Vann shares his Advent and Christmas family memories to encourage all families to bring the light of Christ into their gatherings. He speaks about the blessing of the liturgical seasons, how they help us to pray and draw closer to Jesus. They dialogue on the important role of Marian devotion, the relevancy of his formation in canon law, and the vision for the 10th largest diocese in America at their new home Christ Cathedral. Bishop prays and imparts his blessing upon the global Radio Maria network and all families.

December 09, 2013 – Msgr. John Esseff

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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Monsignor John Esseff, who met Mother Teresa and Padre Pio, about the enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the family. Monsignor shares about the power of divine love healing the domestic church. Father shares his inspiring family testimony of how his 18 year old sister laid down her life so that he could live. Through the agonizing death of this young girl, his family came to know the love of Jesus who laid down His life for them. He speaks to the power of suffering love, and encourages all the baptized to build a kingdom of love. His website is www.msgrjohnesseff.net.

December 02, 2013 – Fr. Ambrose Criste, O. Praem., St. Michael’s Abbey

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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Fr. Ambrose Criste, a Rhodes Scholar who attended Oxford University in England before receiving the call to religious life as Norbertine priest of St. Michael’s Abbey. Father shares his journey to the priesthood, the spirituality of St. Norbert, the founding of St. Michael’s Abbey, the life of prayer at the Monastery and gives recommendations on spiritually mining the liturgical season of Advent.

November 25, 2013 – Dr. Robert Moynihan, Editor, Founder, “Inside the Vatican”

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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Dr. Robert Moynihan upon his return from several months in Rome regarding recent events at the Vatican and with the Holy Father. Dr. Robert shares his inspiration and commitment to publishing the monthly magazine “Inside the Vatican” to bring the pulse of the heart of the Church to the world. Dr. Moynihan also updates his vision for the apostolate and how his book, “Pray for Me”, about Pope Francis helps the lay faithful to become acquainted with the spirituality of our new Holy Father.