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Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Dr. Aaron Kheriaty on the genesis of his new book (written with Fr. John Cihak, STD) on how the saints, sacraments, and psychiatry can help you break the grip of depression and find happiness again. They discuss Blessed JPII’s teaching on the complimentary work of psychiatry/psychology with philosophy/theology, and how the physician and the confessor can offer God’s healing love.
Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Fr. John Hampsch, CMF world renown preacher and teacher on the mystery of divine Providence in his personal life, the meaning and value of suffering that can become co-redemptive, and the six levels of faith related to suffering. They dialogue about Father’s experience of the grace of “baptism in the Spirit” that resulted in the miraculous cure of his speech difficulties. Father also teaches about “healing the family tree”; why we have ancestral problems and how they can be cured. Visit www.catholicbooks.com for Father Hampsch’s vast library of materials.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Cindy Hunt, M.D., a psychiatrist who works in healing and deliverance ministry. They discuss the battlefield of the mind and heart of the disciple of Christ. Dr. Cindy, a Third Order Carmelite, talks about how she incorporates her medical profession in psychiatry into helping people, including priests and bishops, with a Catholic approach to health of body, mind, and spirit. They offer prayers for the mental, physical, and spiritual needs of all in need of healing.
Host Kathleen Beckman and guest, Denise Marie Scalzo, SFO, Vice President of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land discuss “Encountering God in the Holy Land.” They dialogue about the relevancy of Christians walking in the footsteps of Jesus; the conversion of heart they experienced personally, and the plight of Christians who live in the holy land amidst many hardships. Denise discusses the work of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land also.
Guest Host Fr. Nick Scnheider, Doctor and Director of Liturgy, Bismarck Diocese, ND, interviews Michele Duppong, Director of Faith Formation for the diocese of Bismarck on the “Year of Faith”. They discuss the importance of participating in the Year of Faith on a personal and communal level with a desire to grow in expectant and living faith.
Guest Host Fr. Nick Schneider, Doctor and Director of Liturgy, Bismarck Diocese, ND, interviews guest Fr. Brian Gross of the Bismarck Diocese on the subject of “The Importance of Time Away With God”. The two priests discuss the importance of encountering God through retreats and daily prayer. They advise how to begin on the path of personal prayer and how to advance along the way of the interior life.
Kathleen Beckman, John Clote and Susan Tassone discuss Friar John’s “Purgatory Project” and Susan’s latest book, Prayers, Promises and Devotions for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. They share how the Mass redeems souls, rescuing the souls, the love and perfect justice of God, how to pray for the dead, how to escape Purgatory by making satisfaction for our sins in this world, and the scriptural roots of purgation.
Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Fr. Quan Tran about his journey from the District Attorney’s office to Priesthood, how God used various people to awaken his vocation. They discuss the spirituality of diocesan priesthood including the priest’s personal bond to Christ, and how “the sacrament of Holy Orders communicates a “sacred power” which is none other that that of Christ (CCC).” Father discusses prayer also.
Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Deacon Bob and Paullette Brotherton of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico. They discuss the “Living in Love” marriage program that Deacon and Paullette have been teaching in their diocese. The discussion includes how to approach marriage as a proactive “vocation”, how to love “smarter”, being “spiritually naked” in prayer, relating rather than debating, anger, being a couple “first” and being a “living” sign. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body provides the inspiration and motivation to live a life of total mutual self-donation. Conjugal spirituality is a sacramental couple’s way of loving.
Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Lisa Flood, Catholic wife, mother, attorney and host of Focus International TV. They discuss Lisa’s conversion story, the importance of the sacramental life, especially Reconciliation and Eucharistic Life. They comment on the role of Catholic radio and TV for the Church’s “New Evangelization”. They share how the Catholic faith is meant to transform family life; and the necessity of ongoing catechesis and commitment to prayer.