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Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Dr. Margarett Schlientz, Director of the Healing and Deliverance Conference at Mundelein Seminary, Assistant Director of the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton, doctor in psychiatric nursing. They discuss the spiritual battle, discernment of spirits, and what is being done to catechize bishops, priests and laity about spiritual warfare. They share why the sacramental life is so necessary as spiritual armor, and how to pray against diabolical attacks.
Visiting Host Annie Karto interviews guests, Dave and Joan Maroney about the apostolate of the Mother of Mercy Messengers and their initiative called “Divine Mercy for America” an outreach of the Marian’s of the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge, Mass. The discuss the urgent spiritual needs of America and how Divine Mercy for America can address those needs.
Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Fr. Skonezny, a priest of the diocese of Orange, CA who spent 17 years of his life as a Trappist Monk at Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery and who served as the diocesan director of Cursillo for 26 years. Father Ray shares many personal stories about the power of prayer and how to grow in the interior life of union with God. They dialogue about various forms of prayer according to the CCC. Father offers prayers for all.
Host Kathleen Beckman speaks about the Eucharist and spiritual warfare, discernment of spirits and the armor of God. She explains personal spiritual warfare and provides prayers approved for the laity. Giving examples of spiritual warfare in the lives of the saints, and using the Church’s teaching on how to receive liberation and healing, she gives practical tools to help us “fight the good fight”. During the program she offers approved deliverance prayers to break curses, etc.
Host Kathleen Beckman interviews award winning Catholic singer/songwriter and retreat leader, Mrs. Annie Karto who is seen and heard on EWTN. They will discuss Annie’s personal testimony to the power of Eucharistic life and the profound healing she experienced by the grace of Divine Mercy. They will dialogue about the sacramental life, marriage, and motherhood, coupled with servanthood; and share how “rekindling Eucharistic amazement” is relevant to the Year of Faith. Annie will tell about the new mission of “Divine Mercy for America” sponsored by Marians of the Immaculate Conception of Stockbridge, MA.
Host Kathleen Beckman discusses the distinction between Adoration and contemplation according to reflections by Fr. Raniero Cantelmessa, O.F.M.. She reflects on the precise meaning of Eucharistic contemplation and makes suggestions on how and why to make a “holy hour” according to the recommendations of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. She gives a personal testimony as to why she has made daily Mass and holy hour the center of her life for 22 years.
Host, Kathleen Beckman will discuss why the Mass is a distinct occasion of sacramental grace because in the Eucharist we have direct physical contact with Jesus. This is the most important distinction from other forms of healing prayers. At the bottom of the hour, she will offer insights from George Weigel’s reflection on “What Voting Means” given at the OC Catholic Prayer Breakfast; and then share insights from Magnificat’s “Day of Faith” where Fr. Peter Cameron, O.P., Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat gave a keynote address on “Your Faith Has Saved You!”
August 30, 2012 – Dr. Mary Healy, STD, Professor at Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, MI, Co-Author of the book: “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” (ICCRS Doctrinal Commission)
Kathleen Beckman and Dr. Mary Healy discuss article# 17 in JPII’s encyclical “Ecclesia de Eucahristia” that states, “By the gift of his body and blood Christ increases within us the gift of his Spirit. They dialogue about the the grace called “baptism in the Holy Spirit” and how, in the words of Saint Ephrem, “He who eats his living body, he who eats it with faith, eats Fire and Spirit!” With each worthy reception of Holy Communion, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. How are we changed by this gift of God?
Kathleen Beckman interviews Vinny Flynn, best selling author of “7 Seven Secrets of the Eucharist” and “21 Ways to Worship” on developing the art of worship before the Blessed Sacrament. They will discuss how the Adoration chapel is a “classroom of silence” where we find answers, peace, and divine friendship. They will review article #25 of Blessed John Paul II’s “Ecclesia de Eucharistia” on the worship of the Eucharist outside of Mass.
Kathleen Beckman interviews San Diego Diocese Coadjutor Bishop Cirilo Flores on how the Church is built up by the Eucharist (article 26 of JPII’s Ecclesia de Eucharistia). They will discuss the connection between the Eucharistic life of the Church and the upcoming “Year of Faith”; the “new evangelization” and the universal call to holiness. The bishop shares his personal experiences of Eucharistic devotion.