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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Fr. Al Baca, Director of Ecumenical & Inter Religious Affairs for the diocese of Orange and Pastor of St. Cecilia’s Parish regarding the true meaning and value of ecumenical dialogue. Fr. Al Baca discusses the joy and privilege of being able to share the Catholic Faith with other faith leaders and how the leaders respond to Catholic teaching. Fr. Al also shares how Pope Francis is impacting ecumenism.
Guest Host, Annie Karto, dialogues with Joan and David Maroney, Directors of “Mother of Mercy Messengers”, about “Divine Mercy for America”, an outreach program of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception wherein people of faith engage in praying for mercy upon our country as did St. Faustina for her country, Poland.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Rev. Tim Peters, Parochial Vicar of the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano CA. They discuss “What Moses Can Teach Us About The Year of Faith”. Father says, “Even for the most committed members of the Church a deep conversion and recommitment to the Mission of Christ must take place in our own lives if we are to realize a fruitful new evangelization. For this to happen there must be a rediscovery of the ancient truths of the faith so there is always a true encounter with the person of Christ.”
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with guest, Mary Kotob, M.D., on the topic, “Why Not Contraception?” Dr. Kotob says, “With love and respect in honor of caring for women –we need to give full information so that each woman can learn, pray and discern with her spouse how to best fulfill their marriage vows. This is particularly true in the natural law and for good reproductive health. We have greatly underserved our Catholic cohabiting and contracepting couples.” Dr. Kotob explains why Natural Family Planning is such a great help to married couples.
Kathleen Beckman dialogues with John Flynn, Esq., a member and writer for the St. Thomas More Society about how St. Joan of Arc’s trial transcripts affected his faith and brought about a conversion of heart. John shares how Saint Joan of Arc and Saint Therese of Lisieux have impacted his spiritual journey of faith and how the saints truly befriend us.
Radio Maria Presenter, Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Dr. Robert Moynihan, founder, editor of “Inside the Vatican” magazine, a monthly journal on Church and world affairs from Rome. He’s regarded as one of the world’s leading Vatican analysts. They discuss Robert’s new book, “Pray for Me”, The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis. Robert shares biographical information on the new Pope, insights on his first days at the Vatican, and an absorbing collection of Jorge Maria Bergoglio’s most persuasive words.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Charlie McKinney, President of Sophia Institute Press, Crisis Magazine and Catholic Exchange about his vision for the New Evangelization. Charlie shares his personal conversion from a Southern Baptist to Catholicism, and how his family is involved in the work of the apostolates. They discuss some of the most popular releases by Sophia Institute Press.
Radio Maria presenter Kathleen Beckman interviews Andy Lavallee, Founder of “Live the Fast” on the spirituality of “fasting for God”. They discuss what Blessed Pope John Paul II said, “One of the meanings of penitential fasting is to help us recover an interior life”. How can fasting and prayer “stop wars and (one can) suspend the natural laws of nature”? Andy gives his testimony on how he began “Fasting Breads”.
Guest Host Fr. Eric Hastings, JCL, a pastor and Chancellor, Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Duluth, MN, interviews Sister Anna Rose Kolanowski,FSE. Sister is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist based in Meriden, Connecticut. She will speak about the centrality of the Blessed Sacrament in the life of the community and her own life. During the second half of the program Fr. Hastings will speak about the Eucharistic Presence highlighting the Holy Sacrifice as celebrated with beauty and wonder.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with founder, owner of Queenship Publishing Company, Claire Schaefer, a Third Order Carmelite, who shares how the Lord moved her from mediocre to superabundant faith, how her family began a large Catholic publishing company, the miraculous healing in her family and how grace carried her through the death of her husband.