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Go to Joseph – Ite ad Joseph – new program from Katie Moran

Many of you know Katie Moran from her programs, Home School Lifeline, Am I Not Here? , and Beyond Fatima.

We are proud to announce that on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, Katie will be presenting a new program titled Go To Joseph – Ite ad Joseph.

Katie is an author, and president of the World Apostolate of Fatima-Byzantine Division, and a board member on the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Over the years, she has been asked to speak many times on topics related to the Fatima message, and has been a guest on EWTN. In honor of this Year of St. Joseph, it is fitting that Katie has prepared a program regarding the Litany of St. Joseph. Each week, she will explain one of the 24 litanies, guiding us and helping us to foster a devotion to St. Joseph. Her program will cover historical and background information on each litany, helping us to develop a stronger bond with beloved St. Joseph.

We invite you to tune in beginning Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 8:30am Central/9:30am Eastern, for this special program.

Thomas Zordani returns to Radio Maria

We are pleased to announce the return of Mr. Thomas Zordani to Radio Maria.
Thomas is a published author of 7 books, including his best-seller Faith Finances.  His book is unique, in that it received the Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat from Archbishop Samuel J.Aquilla of the Archdiocese of Denver.
He is an active member of St. Gianna Baretta Molla Catholic Church in Denver, Colorado, a Eucharistic Minister, and highly active in Stewardship, Family Life, Men’s and Marriage Preparation ministries. After falling away from his faith in college, finding himself and his family in an unimaginable swamp of debt, and experiencing a period of homelessness for him and his family, he began a painstaking journey to learn about personal finances from the ultimate learning source — The Bible!
Since 1994, he has conducted extensive research on biblical-stewardship concepts, is a gifted public speaker, and a renowned personal-finance counselor.

We invite you to tune into Faith and Finances with Thomas Zordani, beginning Friday, May 28, 2021, at 1:00pm Central/2:00pm Eastern, and let Thomas teach us about these learned and proved stewardship concepts.

 

New program – Medjugorje: Message of Hope for the World

We are pleased to announce a new program on Radio Maria, Medjugorje: Message of Hope for the World, hosted by Ann Vucic.

Ann has been closely connected with the events of Medjugorje since the first days of the apparitions. She has devoted her life to evangelization, especially spreading the messages of Medjugorje through her work as a pilgrimage coordinator and guide, conference/retreat speaker, interpreter for Medjugorje priests and visionaries, writer and radio/tv guest and host. In the midst of the turbulent, morally confusing times in which we live, it is easy to believe that darkness has conquered the world. Many wonder when God is going to intervene.

There is good news, however; God IS intervening already.  He has sent His mother to us in Medjugorje to bring messages of tremendous hope for the world.
Ann’s program will air on alternating Fridays, at 10:30am Central/11:30am Eastern. We invite you to join her as she explores the phenomenon of Medjugorje more deeply and discusses the meaning and significance of these apparitions for our times.

 

(While the apparitions of Medjugorje are not yet officially approved, the Church has taken positive steps forward in the approval process. Archbishop Henryk Hoser (retired Archbishop of Warsaw, Poland) Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje, oversees the running of the shrine and reports directly to the Vatican, effectively placing Medjugorje under direct Vatican supervision.)

New program, Beyond Fatima!

Many of your know Katie Moran from her programs, Home School Lifeline and Am I Not Here?  We are proud to announce that on Monday, December 7, 2020, Katie will be presenting a new program titled Beyond Fatima.
Katie is president of the World Apostolate of Fatima-Byzantine Division, and a board member on the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Over the years, she has been asked to speak on topics related to the Fatima message.
This show will cover the Church’s teaching on these topics, along with historical and background information and material taken from the writing of the Saints.

We invite you to tune in beginning Monday, December 7, 2020, at 1:00pm Central/2:00pm Eastern, and learn how the message of Fatima is the summation of the gospel message and the teaching of the Church.

Home School Lifeline

So many of you are faithful followers of one of our special and distinctive programs, Home School Lifeline, hosted by Katie Moran. Katie is a highly recognized veteran homeschooling mom who travels the country speaking at home schooling conferences.
The show covers all issues concerning homeschooling, from the person considering homeschooling, to the novice homeschooler, all the way to the veteran homeschoolers. In keeping with our home schooling topic, Katie is bringing back to Radio Maria several rotating presenters, each of whom brings their own unique perspective, with a focus on homeschooling in these unprecedented times.

The first returning presenter is Melissa Savage. Melissa has been married to Jerome for 23 years and they are the parents of 6 children. She is involved in many ministries through her diocese and parish in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she resides. The Savages began homeschooling after realizing the public school system would not work for their eldest child. Melissa was reluctant to home school at first because she thought she lacked what it would take to accomplish the task. As it turns out, God has given her what she needed at every stage. Melissa’s work has been published on CatholicHousehold.com, and she is co-author of Planting the Seeds of Faith. She is also a featured speaker at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Home School Conferences. She speaks on topics relating to homeschooling, Catholic parenting among the chaos, and loves to share how to find God’s grace and love through it all.

We invite you to join us beginning Wednesday, December 9th, at 5:00 pm Central/6:00 pm Eastern, as Melissa assists us in successfully navigating home schooling waters by helping to hone leadership skills, prioritizing your life, tips on choosing the right curriculum, and
achieving a peaceful home school.

BATTLE READY WITH FR. DAN REEHIL

Battle Ready with Fr. Dan Reehil is a new program on Radio Maria that strives to fortify, strengthen, and embolden the people of God, making them battle ready to advance the Gospel and the Kingdom of God.

Battle Ready will study the scriptures and Church Tradition to form devout and holy soldiers for the Church Militant. The program seeks to guide ordinary people into the extraordinary future that God is currently unfolding before our very eyes.

We are living in the most exciting of times as the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart is imminent, and the time is fast approaching for Our Mother and Queen, The Blessed Virgin Mary, to crush the head of the serpent. The clarion call of Our Lady is sounding to “rouse the warriors to arms” (Joel 3:9) and take up the battle for souls. Won’t you please join in this battle?

Battle Ready airs at 9:00a.m. Central/10:00a.m. Eastern, Tuesday through Friday mornings, beginning December 1, 2020.

SPECIAL ADVENT PROGRAM!

We invite you to join Radio Maria at 11:00am Central/12:00pm Eastern, on Monday, November 30, for Think on These Things. 

The host, Dr. Dominic Aquila, will have three special guests for this Advent program.

The show will focus on how families can live the rhythms of the liturgical seasons, with a special focus on Advent.

Carmelite Teresian Spirituality

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest presenter, Dr. Patrick J. DiVietri.  Dr. DiVietri is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has been in the field of mental health as a professional since 2009, with an extensive background in individual counseling, marriage counseling and family counseling for a wide range of issues. He is the founder and Executive Director of The Family Life Institute, and is recognized by the Pontifical Council for the Family as an authority in marriage and family.  Dr. DiVietri has had a devotion to Teresa of Avila most of his life. He spent 8 years as formation director for the Carmelite OCDS community in Marinwood, California, and covered all three of St. Teresa’s major books. He is also a musician, having written more than two hundred ballads in the Christian idiom. As he continued to work and study Teresa’s writing, he used her work to help others overcome the symptoms of mental illness. His program will look at Teresa of Avila, presenting her spirituality and its simplicity.

 

We invite you to join us on Saturdays, 10:00 am Central/11:00 pm Eastern, beginning October 31, 2020, for Carmelite Teresian Spirituality, and let Dr. DiVietri  demonstrate how all humans are called to the contemplative life, how contemplation transcends what words cannot express, and how music and the fine arts express the essence of God.

Mary, Mother and Queen of the Divine Will

Radio Maria is bringing a new program to its lineup, Mary, Mother and Queen of the Divine Will, hosted by the trio of Cynthia Zack, Laura Riccardi, and Brother Nicholas Riccardi. Cynthia has been studying the writings of Luisa Piccarreta since 1994. With a strong love for Our Heavenly Mother, she wanted to find out what more has been revealed to us about Our Lady’s life beyond the scriptures. She is a singer/songwriter, having performed at the Divine Will International Conference in Florida. At the direction of former Radio Maria priest director, Fr. Robert Young, she began a Divine Will cenacle in her home. She has been in prison ministry, both federal and state, throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, for the past 10 years, performing worship concerts. She is CEO/CFO of a steel structural business, and resides in Cresson, PA.

 

Laura Riccardi was a public elementary school teacher, with a Master’s degree in Language Arts. Early in her marriage, she and her husband made the Saint Louis deMontfort consecration to the Blessed Mother, and consecrated each of her four children to Her. Her youngest son, Nicholas, is a seminarian of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. She was inspired to pursue the Divine Will life when she encountered Luisa Piccarreta’s writings in 2016. Since then, she has fervently poured over her volumes, and begun a Divine Will cenacle. She currently works as a hospital chaplain in New Brunswick, NJ.

 

Brother Nicholas Riccardi, son of Laura Riccardi, is a professed brother in the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. He currently resides in Steubenville, Ohio, studying pre-theology and the classics at Franciscan University. Introduced to Luisa’s writings by his mother, they made a profound impact on both his person journey, and with his own vocation.

 

We invite you to join us on Fridays, 6:00pm Central/7:00pm Eastern, beginning October 30, 2020, for Mary, Mother and Queen of The Divine Will, as Cynthia, Laura, and Br. Nick lead us into the rich and deep revelations of the Divine Will.

Think On These Things

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the Radio Maria family of presenters – Dr. Dominic A. Aquila, D.Litt et Phil., Ed.D.  Dr. Aquila is currently Professor and Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness at St. Thomas University, Houston, Texas. Prior to this, he served as Dean of Arts and Sciences, and then Provost of St. Thomas University in Houston, Texas from 2007 to 2017. He has also held faculty and administrative appointments at Ave Maria University, Schoolcraft College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He took his Bachelor’s Degree from The Juilliard School of Music, an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU, and his doctorate in Literature and Philosophy/History from the University of Southern Africa. In each episode of Dr. Aquila’s program, Think On These Things, he will interview an important writer or leader in the Church, or in society. As an author, and prior radio host, he has wide experience, and is well networked in the Catholic community in the United States and abroad.

We invite you to tune in starting Monday, October 26, 2020, at 11:00am Central/12:00pm Eastern, for Think On These Things, and be inspired, informed, and enlightened by Dr. Aquila and his guests.

The Face of Hope: The Catholic World Mission

We are pleased to announce a new program on Radio Maria, The Face of Hope: The Catholic World Mission. This program will be hosted by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg and Deacon Rick Medina. Fr. Daniel was ordained a priest with the Legionaries of Christ on December 22, 2007, and currently serves as chaplain of the Lumen Institute chapter and chaplain of Regnum Christi men in Atlanta, GA. He is the chairman of the board of directors for Catholic World Mission. He holds summa cum laude licentiate degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. In 2016, Fr Daniel survived a heart attack, and in 2018 was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. The experience of suffering and brushes with death has colored his outlook on life. He strives to live each day as a gift from God.  Fr Daniel is the author of four published books: The New Fundamentalists (2007), Better with God? (2012), Until Christ be Formed in You (2017) and Journey to Joy: Reflections on the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2019). Deacon Rick Medina has served Catholic World Mission as its Executive Director since 2011. 

Catholic World Mission is a Catholic international relief and development organization that seeks to alleviate material and spiritual poverty in underdeveloped areas around the world. Before the Catholic World Mission, Deacon Rick was Director of GRACE Scholars for the archdiocese of Atlanta and diocese of Savannah, Georgia. wHe was ordained a deacon of the archdiocese of Atlanta in 2013. He currently serves at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, Georgia. Deacon Rick and his wife Christy have been married for over 30 years. They have three children – all girls.

We invite you to join us starting Friday, October 16, 2020, at 1:00pm Central/2:00pm Eastern for The Face of Hope: The Catholic World Mission, as Fr. Daniel and Dcn. Rick bring us to an appreciation for the missionary mandate from our Lord.

Find Your Way Home with Christine Watkins and Christine Bacon

We are pleased to introduce a new-comer to Radio Maria, Dr. Christine M. Bacon, Ph.D.  She will join current presenter, Christine Watkins, and assist her by co-hosting the Thursday evening program, Find Your Way Home with Christine Watkins and Christine Bacon. Dr. Bacon is a communications expert, author, international speaker, and trainer, having extensive experience in radio. She is a self-described “Cradle Catholic” unashamedly on fire for and in love with the Lord. Dr. Bacon received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication from Regent University, and her B.A. in Communication from Old Dominion University. Her doctoral dissertation merged marital humor with her own experience and her desire to teach individuals and couples how to build and nurture what Bacon calls “Super” marriages. Her past radio experience has included interviews with governors, priests, nuns, and 3-Star generals, to name a few. Whether on the platform, in a book, or riding the airwaves, additionally, Bacon is a sought-after relationship coach who actively works with couples (or individuals) seeking to reconcile during or after infidelity, divorce or other marital trauma. As owner and president of CMB Communication, Inc., and the wife of a retired Naval officer, Dr. Bacon also brings a twenty+  years’ experience as a trainer and life-skills facilitator with the U.S. Navy’s Fleet and Family Support Center. She and her husband, Dan, reside in Virginia and enjoy time with their daughters and six perfect grandchildren.

Please tune in at 9:00pm Central/10:00pm Eastern, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, and join us in welcoming Dr. Christine Bacon to the Radio Maria Family.

Winning Souls for Christ

Many of you are familiar with our current presenter, Mr. Isaac Longworth, and his program, Winning Souls for Christ.  We are pleased to announce that Isaac will be offering a new program, Heroes of the Faith, which is set to begin on Friday, October 9, 2020, at 4:00pm Central/5:00pm Eastern.  Isaac is originally from Woodstock, Ontario, where he comes from a large Catholic family having six younger siblings, and apart from a few years of Catholic public school, he was home-schooled for most of his life. After graduating high school, he went to Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, Ontario for two years before entering seminary with the Companions of the Cross. He is now in his sixth year of formation with the Companions of the Cross, and studies theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. While in formation, he has been a part of many evangelical-focused retreats and programs, either as a speaker, prayer minister, worship team member, leader/organizer. In his new program, Heroes of the Faith, he will focus on one Saint in particular each episode. The listener will hear about the details of his/her life and learn of the virtues or life lessons that we can learn from the Saint’s life.

Please join us for this inspiring new program, Heroes of the Faith, at 4:00 pm Central/5:00 pm Eastern, beginning Friday, October 9, 2020, and learn about the varied role models the Church holds up for us in her canonized Saints.

 

The School of Mary (A Kindergarten of The Divine Will)

We are pleased to announce a new program on Radio Maria, The School of Mary (A Kindergarten of The Divine Will). This program will be hosted by Mr. Peter DePalma, with Laurence (Larry) Samuel Leopold, and presenting Fr. Elijah John Joseph of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Fr. Elijah John Joseph of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Superior of the Benedictine Monks of Divine Will and the Pastor of the Parish of San Giovanni di Battista in Carpegna, Italy.

A native of New York, Fr. Elijah studied for the priesthood at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce in Rome, and St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He is also an accomplished musician and songwriter.  Peter was born and raised in New Jersey. He is the former co-host of Crisis of Truth Shield of Faith on Holy Spirit Radio, a Benedictine Oblate of Divine Will (Third Order), and custodian of Mary’s Hill Divine Will Cloister and The School of Mary at Mary’s Hill. He is also the current host of The School of Mary at Mary’s Hill Contemplative Divine Will Cenacle, broadcasting into 15 countries. Peter resides in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. Larry Leopold resides in Prospect Park, PA, where he owns and operates Leopold Creative Marketing. Larry is also a professional multi-media painter and artist with a BA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Larry began learning and committing to Living in the Gift of the Divine Will over 20 years ago. He attended Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction, and is a Certified Life Coach for Spiritual Journey.

Please join us starting Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 10:00am Central/11:00am Eastern for The School of Mary (A Kindergarten of The Divine Will), and learn more about a practical and fun approach to understanding, developing and applying the truths contained in The Gift of Living in The Divine Will.

Cross Roads is back!

We are pleased to announce the return of one of our former presenters, Mark Newman.

Mark was born and raised in a Christian family. His father was an American Baptist Minister, and Mark was very active in church activities all through his youth, graduating from Judson University, a Baptist College, in 1982. His conversion to Catholicism was both unexpected and profound. Through the RCIA process, he came to believe in the Catholic Church as “The Church.” It was also through this process that his real conversion to Christ took place. Since then, he has had a deep desire to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be an instrument of evangelization in any way He desires.

In Mark’s program, Cross Roads, he will bring the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ to listeners through personal conversion stories, catechetical teaching, inspirational music and scriptural discussion. More than simply telling stories of how people became Catholic, he will share conversions to Christ from both cradle Catholics and those who did find Him in His Church. The program will also reach out to Catholics who are no longer practicing their faith, as well as those who may be considering coming into the Church. By utilizing conversion stories of both the laity and religious, Cross Roads will proclaim the Gospel in a very personal, down to earth way listeners will be able to relate too.

We invite you to tune in to Cross Roads, starting Monday, August 24, 2020, at 5:00pm Central/6:00pm Eastern, and be inspired by the stories Mark will share.

Summer Mariathon 2020

Join us for our SUMMER MARIATHON as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of when we first announced “Welcome listeners to the first broadcast of Radio Maria, a Christian Voice in your Home!”

Don’t miss this special event as your favorite presenters share their stories!

Tune in August 12 – 15 
Wed – Fri 9:00 AM CT – 7:00 PM CT 
Sat. 8:30 AM* CT – 3:00 PM CT 
 *A special Mass celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15th 8:30 AM CT to be broadcast live from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin, home of the only approved Marian Apparition Site in America.
Please support our Blessed Mother’s Radio so we can continue to bring the Good News of her Son to reach as many souls as possible, especially during these unprecedented times.

Please call 1-888-408-0201 to make a pledge or click HERE to make your secure donation online at radiomaria.us.

Radio Maria,Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

God Bless you all,
Your Radio Maria Family

Winning Souls for Christ – New Program

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the Radio Maria family of presenters, Mr. Isaac Longworth. Isaac is from Woodstock, Ontario, where he comes from a large Catholic family – having six younger siblings – and apart from a few years of Catholic public school, he was home-schooled for most of his life.
After graduating high school, he went to Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, Ontario for two years before entering seminary with the Companions of the Cross. He now is in his sixth year of formation with the Companions of the Cross and studies theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI.
While in formation, he has been a part of many evangelical-focused retreats and programs, either as a speaker, prayer minister, worship team member, leader/organizer. In his program, Winning Souls for Christ, Isaac will give practical tips and tools that everyone will be able to implement into their lives to become evangelists wherever they are.
He will teach us to understand what evangelization is; its importance; learn new practical skills to evangelize; foster a new passion and zeal to evangelize; and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to actually evangelize rather than just learn it for ourselves.

Please join us for this inspiring new program, Winning Souls for Christ, at 4:00 pm Central/5:00 pm Eastern, beginning Friday, November 8, 2019.

Shield of Faith with Matthew Arnold

We are pleased to announce the return of presenter, Matthew Arnold.  As part of Radio Maria’s expanding evening hours, Matthew agreed to re-join us for his program, Shield of Faith. Matthew is a lay Catholic speaker who has informed, inspired, and entertained audiences on four continents for over twenty years, and the author of Confessions of a Traditional Catholic (Ignatius Press, 2017). He has appeared on EWTN Television and hosted programs for their Global Catholic Radio Network, as well as the Radio Maria Network. He is also a popular contributor to the Augustine Institute’s Lighthouse program, which provides CDs and DVDs on the Catholic faith to 8,000 parishes around the world.

A husband and father of six, Matthew was honored with a “Catholic Man of the Year” award (March 2017) presented by Bishop Timothy Freyer of the Diocese of Orange, California. We invite you to join us beginning Tuesday, June 18th, at 9:00 p.m. Central/10:00 p.m. Eastern, for Shield of Faith, and hear Matthew’s “no nonsense” approach to Catholicism.

 

John Preiss returns to Radio Maria with “Power of the Present Moment”

As part of Radio Maria’s expanding evening hours, we are pleased to announce the return of presenter, John Preiss. As President of The Fatima Family Apostolate, John has written countless articles on Fatima, family, and the spiritual journey.
He has also authored three books on the message of Fatima, the latest of which, “The Miracle and the Message: 100 Years Of Fatima,” was an Amazon best seller. John has hosted radio programs, appeared on EWTN Television, and has been interviewed on Catholic Radio throughout the word. He currently resides in Hanceville, Alabama, with his wife and eight children (with number nine due any day).

Please join us beginning Wednesday, June 19th, at 9:00 p.m. Central/10:00 p.m. Eastern, for this new program, Power of the Present Moment, and allow John to enhance your spiritual life through the understanding of living in the present moment with God.

“Catholic and Enjoying It!” returns on Radio Maria

Many of you may recall former presenter, Mark P. Shea, and his program, Catholic and Enjoying It!. Due to professional responsibilities, Mark had to leave Radio Maria, but he is now in a position to return, and we are proud to have him back with us.
He is a popular Catholic writer and speaker, whose most recent works include Mary, Mother of the Son (Marytown), Salt and Light: The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life (Servant), The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary (Our Sunday Visitor) and The Work of Mercy:  Being the Hands and Heart of Christ (Servant).  He is also the author of Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did (Basilica), By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition (Ignatius), and This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence (Christendom).

An award-winning columnist, he contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his weekly column for The Catholic Weekly for the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio, as well as his podcast “Connecting the Dots.” He also maintains the popular blog Catholic and Enjoying It.  In addition, Mark is an internationally known speaker on various issues in Catholic faith and life.  He lives in Washington State with his wife, Janet, and their sons.  We invite you to tune in beginning Monday, June 17, 2019, at 9:00 pm Central/10:00 pm Eastern, for the return of Catholic and Enjoying It!

Home School Lifeline

So many of you are faithful followers of one of our special and distinctive programs, Home School Lifeline, hosted by Katie Moran. Katie is a highly recognized veteran homeschooling mom who travels the country speaking at home schooling conferences. The show covers all issues concerning homeschooling, from the person considering homeschooling, to the novice homeschooler, all the way to the veteran homeschoolers.  In keeping with our home schooling topic, Katie is bringing to Radio Maria 4 rotating presenters, each of whom will bring their own unique perspective to the topic of home schooling.

The fourth of our rotating presenters is Melissa Savage. Melissa has been married to Jerome for 23 years and they are the parents of 6 children. She is involved in many ministries through her diocese and parish in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she resides. The Savages began homeschooling after realizing the public school system would not work for their eldest child. Melissa was reluctant to home school at first because she thought she lacked what it would take to accomplish the task. As it turns out, God has given her what she needed at every stage. Melissa’s work has been published on CatholicHousehold.com, and she is co-author of Planting the Seeds of Faith. She is also a featured speaker at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Home School Conferences. She speaks on topics relating to homeschooling, Catholic parenting among the chaos, and loves to share how to find God’s grace and love through it all.

We invite you to join us on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Central/6:00 pm Eastern, as Melissa assists us in successfully navigating home schooling waters by helping to hone leadership skills, prioritizing your life, tips on choosing the right curriculum, and achieving a peaceful home school.

New Program: Am I Not Here?

We are proud to announce that one of our current presenters, Katie Moran, is hosting a new program on Radio Maria, titled Am I Not Here? Katie is not only a highly recognized veteran homeschooling mom, but she is also a devotee of the World Apostolate of Fatima, Byzantine Division, and she has done a vast amount of research on Marian apparitions. Her program will teach us about the private revelations and Marian apparitions which are valid and have been approved by the Church. She will introduce us to several rotating co-hosts, each of whom will convey their own extensive knowledge about these fascinating apparitions as they occurred through the ages.

The first co-host is David Carollo. David is the Executive Director of the World Apostolate of Fatima USA. His responsibilities include overall operations of the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, located in Washington, NJ; the Apostolate’s hotel & retreat center, Domus Pacis, located in Fatima, Portugal, and the Apostolate’s mission of spreading the message of Fatima in collaboration with the New Evangelization. A lifelong Blue Army member, he served on the National Board in various capacities including as president, and is a member of the International Board of the World Apostolate of Fatima. As one of the leading Fatima experts, he has been a frequent guest on EWTN, including The Church Universal, Jim and Joy, and Primetime Sunday with the late Fr. Andrew Apostoli. He is a regular speaker at Marian conferences, Fatima events, Catholic universities and parishes, and the Fatima Shrine in Portugal.

We invite you to join us, beginning Monday, January 21, 2019, at 1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern for this enlightening and informative program.

 

 

Radio Maria opened Houston Studio on Dec. 12

Radio Maria US President Carlo Di Maggio, Director Fr. Emilio Garreaud and World Family President Vittorio Viccardi along with several volunteers arrived in Houston on December 12th to partake in the opening of our new studio.  A Mass was celebrated followed by a small reception.
Since there is still no frequency in Houston, listeners can still listen online at radiomaria.us or on their smartphones.
President Carlo Di Maggio, Director Fr. Emilio Garreaud and World Family President Vittorio Viccardi at the opening ceremony.
President Carlo Di Maggio and World Family President Vittorio Viccardi at the opening ceremony.
 Director Fr. Emilio Garreaud celebrating mass

Home School Lifeline new rotating presenters

So many of you are faithful followers of one of our special and distinctive programs, Home School Lifeline, hosted by Katie Moran. Katie is a highly recognized veteran homeschooling mom who travels the country speaking at home schooling conferences. The show covers all issues concerning homeschooling, from the person considering homeschooling, to the novice homeschooler, all the way to the veteran homeschoolers.  In keeping with our home schooling topic, Katie is bringing to Radio Maria 4 rotating presenters, each of whom will bring their own unique perspective to the topic of home schooling.

The third of our rotating presenters is Mary Ellen Barrett. She is a mother of eight children and wife to David.  She is a lifelong New Yorker and an active member of her parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst, New York. Mary Ellen owns a home school consulting firm wherein she helps homeschooling parents craft the best home school experience for their children.  She is also a columnist for The Long Island Catholic, editor of Seton Magazine, and chronicles the journey of living a faithful, but imperfect, Catholic family life on her weblog; Tales From the Bonny Blue House (www.maryellenbarrett.com) is on the editorial review board of Mater et Magistra Magazine and has had her work published in Faith and Family Magazine; Catholicmom.com, Catholic News Service, and Catholic Digest. She has guest blogged on Faith and Family Live; CatholicVote.org; and Catholic Cuisine, and also blogs about the occult and the New Age at www.amazingcatechists.com.

Mary Ellen speaks and writes on issues pertaining to homeschooling, Catholic family life, bereavement, and special needs issues. She is passionate about good books and the Catholic faith infusing and informing her family’s home school life and is always willing to share her knowledge and experience. We invite you to tune in on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 5:00 pm Central/6:00 pm Eastern, and let Mary Ellen advise you regarding curriculum, book lists, transcript building, outside classes, and scheduling.

Home School Lifeline – new presenter

So many of you are faithful followers of one of our special and distinctive programs, Home School Lifeline, hosted by Katie Moran. Katie is a highly recognized veteran homeschooling mom who travels the country speaking at home schooling conferences.
The show covers all issues concerning homeschooling, from the person considering homeschooling, to the novice homeschooler, all the way to the veteran homeschoolers. In keeping with our home schooling topic, Katie is bringing to Radio Maria 4 rotating presenters, each of whom will bring their own unique perspective to the topic of home schooling.

The second of our rotating presenters is Virginia (Ginny) Seuffert. Ginny was born in New York, where she lectured, debated, and wrote for the Pro-Life movement. Currently living in Illinois, she became a founding member of the Illinois Association of Roman Catholic Home Educators, helped establish a Catholic home school leadership discussion group, and became a founder and officer of the Catholic Home School Network of America.
In addition to appearing on EWTN, Ginny is a frequent guest on Catholic radio, lectures at Catholic family conferences all over the United States and Canada, and has authored hundreds of articles on such topics as home education, teaching children the virtues, and modern household management.

The Seton Magazine regularly features her columns, and Seton Press published her five books. Ginny and her husband, Ed, have 12 children, and are expecting grandchild #25 in April, 2019.
We invite you to join us, beginning Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 5:00 pm Central/6:00 pm Eastern, and let Ginny teach you about home management, essentials for teaching your preschooler, and layout a modern Catholic parent’s guide to home schooling.

Mind & Spirit, a new program with Jeff Sandoz

We are proud to introduce our newest presenter, Templeton Prize nominee, Jeff Sandoz, Ph.D.  Dr. Sandoz is an author, columnist, clinician, researcher, and educator.
He was an Associate Professor at UL-Lafayette and now teaches at Troy University in Dothan, Alabama. His background is rather diverse having attained the level of Diplomat with the American Psychotherapy Association, National Institute of Sport Counselors and the American College of Counselors. His 400 newspaper, magazine, and journal publications span a variety of topics including mental health, mental retardation, Alzheimer’s disease, organization development and two books on alcoholism recovery based upon his research.  His notable presentations include the Smithsonian and Homeland Security. Dr. Sandoz has given conference presentations at numerous national and international locations.
In 2004, he was presented with the American Mental Health Counselor Association’s Researcher of the Year award and an international award for innovative teaching in 2006.
He is a professional speaker, having attained the level of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International and is a religious retreat master having received training by the Jesuits in spiritual direction.

Dr. Sandoz will be skillfully guiding, exploring and connecting aspects of mental health and spirituality in his program, titled Mind & Spirit” which will air on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m. Eastern, starting October 8, 2018.

Catholic Answers Today – New Program

On Monday, September 10, 2018, we will be introducing a new program titled Catholic Answers Today, hosted by Cy Kellett.

This program will have a live, call-in premise, designed to answers questions from, and converse with listeners. Cy is a gifted communicator, and has vast experience in both print and broadcast media. He is the radio host at Catholic Answers, an apostolate dedicated to explaining and defending the Catholic Faith, and formerly hosted The Bright Side with Cy Kellett on the Immaculate Heart Radio network.

For more than a decade, he was editor of San Diego’s diocesan newspaper, The Southern Cross. Before that, he taught high school, and then spent several years working with the homeless mentally ill at a Catholic Worker house.

We invite you to tune in on Mondays, at 11:00 am Central/12:00 pm Eastern, and call in with your questions about the faith. You will be met with genuine love and concern.

Jon and Evelyn Bean: change of day, name and time

For nearly two years, you have been listening to The Master’s Money, hosted by Jon and Evelyn Bean, on Mondays, at 11:00 a.m. Central/12:00 p.m. Eastern.

We are pleased to announce an upcoming change.  Effective September 5, 2018, the program is moving to Wednesdays, at 1:30 p.m. Central/2:30 p.m. Eastern.

Also, Jon and Evelyn will be going from a 1-hour program to a 1/2 hour program, and along with this change, they have chosen a new program name, Manage Your Money God’s Way.

We invite you to catch them at their new time as they skillfully put their professional experience to use, teaching us how to apply biblical financial principles to our secular and spiritual lives.

Live With Passion!

We are pleased to announce a new program titled Live With Passion!, starting Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 10:00 am Central/11:00 am Eastern. This program is hosted by Fr. Cedric Pisegna. Fr. Pisegna was born in Massachusetts, and currently resides at the Holy Name Retreat Center in Houston, Texas.

Touched by the grace of God when he was 19 years old, Fr. Cedric surrendered his life to Jesus and had a life changing experience. Filled with the Holy Spirit, he desired to make a difference in people’s lives. Fr. Cedric dedicated his life to God as a Passionists religious and Catholic priest. He now travels across the U.S. and Canada preaching, writing, and producing for television.

His message is practical, inspirational, and orthodox. Fr. Cedric is well known for his evangelical missions, he airs on several Christian television networks, and has authored 21 books. His program is religious, inspirational, and encouraging, and will bring you closer to God and help you live passionately by covering many relevant topics in practical ways.

Please tune in on Thursdays, at 10:00 am Central/11:00 am Eastern, beginning August 2nd, and get to know Fr. Pisegna.

The Catholic ‘Take’ on Truth and Culture – schedule change

We want to notify all of our listeners about an upcoming change to our schedule. Fr. Peter Pilsner is moving to a new day. His program, The Catholic ‘Take’ on Truth and Culture, formerly aired on Sundays, at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern. Beginning May 1, 2018, the program will move to Tuesdays, at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern. We invite you to tune in to this program and receive Fr. Pilsner’s distinctive, and Catholic, ‘take’ on dealing with today’s culture.

Broken Hearted

Many of you may recall former presenter, Dan Jurek, and his program, Broken Hearted. Dan had to leave Radio Maria due to professional responsibilities, but is now in a position to return, and Radio Maria is proud to make this announcement.
Dan is a pastoral counselor, certified spiritual director, strategic life coach, licensed professional counselor, and marriage and family therapist. He specializes in working with couples and helping individuals through life transition issues: especially grief, loss and trauma, and has built a unique and diversified clinical, ministerial and professional portfolio. He has been a Catholic high school educator, counselor, administrator and campus minister, a collegiate campus minster and lay spiritual director, as well as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Personnel for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Currently, Dan is the founder and director of the Pax Renewal Center for counseling in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is also a Lay Franciscan(S.F.O.). He and his wife Jane have been married for 34 years. They have 4 children and two grandchildren. His mission in life is inspired by the words of St. Francis of Assisi:

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart and to bring home any who have lost their way.” We invite you to tune in beginning Thursday, April 12, 2018, 8:00 pm Central/9:00 pm Eastern, for the return of Broken Hearted.”

A Light in the World, new program

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the Radio Maria family of presenters, Ms. Christine Rossi.
Christine is a nationally recognized inspirational speaker whose reputation as a warm and witty trainer follows her everywhere.
She is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and she walks her talk. Her background is in education and business, but her best schooling came from the University of Life.
She has travelled and lived in different areas of the United States and Europe, but feels at home no matter where she is speaking. During her travels, she heard many stories of negativity in the work place, as well as in personal lives.
In her program, A Light in the World, it is Christine’s intent to bring hope and love to all who feel fragile when negativity visits. She has been in compassionate ministries with hospice for 23 years, as well as serving as a regional director of the movement started by Saint Maximillian Kolbe, the Militia of the Immaculata.
Christine will use some of his powerful meditations in her broadcasts as she seeks to bring all souls to Jesus’ sacred heart through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Please join us for this inspiring new program, A Light in the World, at 2:00 pm Central/3:00 pm Eastern, beginning Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Forming Faithful Families

We are pleased to bring a former host back to Radio Maria – James Littleton. Many of you may remember his program, Forming Faithful Families.

James skillfully re-vitalizes and inspires us as to all things “Family.”

We invite you to tune at 1:30 p.m. Central/2:30 p.m. Eastern, beginning Friday, February 16, 2018, and let James reveal how our awesome and merciful Father is constantly performing “marvels of love” in our lives.

Discovering Your Hope and Purpose

We are proud to introduce a new host to Radio Maria – Deacon Larry Oney.  Deacon Oney is a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, an author, and founder and president of Hope and Purpose Ministries.

He is also the chairman of HGI Global (a risk management and project management firm, headquartered in New Orleans, LA). He is married to Andi, a fellow international evangelist.

The Deacon is a dynamic Catholic preacher and teacher, who brings a message of hope and purpose to people across the globe, from Europe and Africa to Brazil, Canada, and throughout the United States.

Please tune in at 1:00 p.m. Central/2:00 p.m. Eastern, on Fridays, starting February 16th, 2018, for Discovering Your Hope and Purpose, and let Deacon Oney encourage others that God has a plan and purpose for their lives.

New Program “An Hour With Mary Dr. Amore”

We are pleased to announce that a former presenter, Dr. Mary Amore, returns to Radio Maria on Monday, November 20, 2017, with a new program, titled An Hour With Mary. Dr. Amore holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union.

She is the author of Primary Symbols of Worship and the Call to Participation, and the newly released DVD titled Eucharist: A Journey to Transformation, Healing and Discipleship. A Cardinal Bernardin Scholar and distinguished member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Mary is a highly sought after presenter of parish missions in the area of the Eucharist and Pope Francis Year of Mercy, plus workshops, seminars and retreats. She is a monthly columnist at Ministry and Liturgy Magazine. She is a wife, mother and grandmother!

Twenty years ago, God called her out of the kitchen and into ministry, and over the course of the next ten years, she earned two graduate degrees in theology, while juggling work and family commitments. Before taking on her current role as Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries in Downers Grove, Illinois, she served as full time Director of Liturgy and Adult Formation for twelve years at a large suburban parish.

As a Catholic wife, mother and grandmother, Mary truly understands the spiritual need of the people in the pew. We invite you to tune in on Mondays, at 10:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m. Eastern, beginning November 20, 2017, to hear Dr. Amore discuss relevant reflections and stories on the ways we can draw closer to Jesus by drawing closer to Mary, His Mother. Welcome back, Dr. Amore!

Rafael’s weekly journeys

Please meet Rafael Fernandez, our newest presenter in the Radio Maria family. Rafael is a self-proclaimed prodigal son, who was made into a lecturer, Eucharistic minister, lay minister and preacher for many groups and parishes, not to mention, being on the radio worldwide for 27 years!
The son of Cuban parents, he was born in New York, raised in Miami and Seville, Spain, happily married to his lovely bride, with 5 kids and 4 grand kids, and many gray hairs! Rafael describes his program, Words of Confidence, as one “in which he will share the Word, then take a real life situation which he has just encountered through that week (by the way, it could be changing a tire to watching how they fix his roof, to putting down tile, or my daughter’s car blowing up for lack of oil, or better yet my wife nagging me for years to do my program in English and thus Radio Maria!)
Then somehow God does the miracle of putting it all together, in the mix of laughter and sometimes tears, He never ceases to amaze me!” We invite you to experience Rafael’s weekly journeys on Wednesdays, at 1:30 pm Central/2:30 pm Eastern.

It’s a Ponderful Life

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Central/2:00 p.m. Eastern, we will
introduce a new program to Radio Maria, presented by two inspirational hosts,
Deacon Adrian Marchi and Susan (Suzy) H. Kelly. Deacon Marchi is assigned to Prince
of Peace Catholic Church in Chesapeake, VA. Apart from his many duties at the
parish, he is the COO of Jo-Kell, Inc., and is married with three children.  Dcn. Marchi
grew up in a Jewish home in Argentina, but as a young teen, heard the call to learn
more about Jesus Christ. He was baptized into the faith in 1990. This began a life of
dedicated service on a parish level, including Bible studies, retreats, workshops and
spiritual direction, as well as radio appearances.  In 2012, he was ordained a Deacon
for the Diocese of Richmond, VA. He is co-founder of Catholic Passion Ministries, a
non-profit organization bringing the beauty of the Catholic faith to all. He has a Ph.D.
in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Theology, and has earned a CPA.

Suzy Kelly is CEO of Jo-Kell, a woman-owned business specializing in Navy shipboard
and high-tech industrial automation products, systems and services. Under her
leadership, Jo-Kell has become a world class electrical distribution firm.  Suzy is
connected to the community in many ways, including being an elected member of
the Chesapeake City Council. In addition to her community engagement, Suzy is
passionate about her faith. Along with Dcn. Marchi, she co-founded Catholic Passion
Ministries, and has a blog where she writes about issues of faith and culture. Suzy is
married and has four children and six grandchildren.  We invite you to join us on
Wednesday, September 20th, at 1:00 Central/2:00 Eastern, for It’s a Ponderful Life,
and let Suzy and Dcn. Marchi introduce you to current events of catholic interest.
We promise you high-spirited sharing, and inspirational conversation. You will be
blessed by it.

Catholic Disciples in the Public Square

In August, we will be introducing a new program to Radio Maria, Catholic Disciples in the Public Square, hosted by Felipe Vizcarrondo, M.D. After medical school, Dr. Vizcarrondo completed a residency in pediatrics and subspecialty training in pediatric cardiology. He completed a Master’s Degree in bioethics, and has written on a variety of issues ranging from freedom of conscience of healthcare workers, the doctor/patient relationship, to end of life issues. He is currently affiliate faculty , Institute of Bioethics, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics (voluntary) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is president of the Miami Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Vizcarrondo has a calling to form and inform the Catholic laity of Church doctrine, and where the culture conflicts with the church teaching. The doctor feels that an informed public will be able to stand for the truth with courage and determination in the public square. Along with Dr. Vizcarrondo, special guests, all of whom are medical doctors, will explore cultural issues and the corresponding church doctrine. If there is a conflict, this will be explained.

We invite you to tune in on Tuesdays, at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern, and let Dr. Vizcarrondo and his team of medical professionals inform us, and inspire us, to get involved in the public square.

THE EPIC HOUR

Radio Maria is excited to introduce our listening audience to a new program.

Starting Friday, June 2, 2017, at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern, get ready for

The EPIC Hour!
This new program emanates from the Miami, Florida area, and

will be hosted by a number of speakers, all of whom are uniquely qualified in

youth ministry. As an added bonus, these speakers comprise a musical group

entitled “Epic the Band.”
Be prepared to hear their inspirational sound

throughout the program. The group will focus on a high school and college

audience, with topics and messages based on the daily challenges that youth go

through. They will deliver a message for love, compassion, and service, with the

intent to build the future leaders of our beautiful Catholic Church.

Mark your

calendars and tune in on Fridays, at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern, starting

June 2 nd , for “The EPIC Hour.”

Fr. John Fletcher presents “Hot Topics”

Our long-time presenter, Fr. John Fletcher, will be presenting a brand new program, entitled “Hot Topics.”

The time and days will not change, so we invite you to continue tuning in on Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 8:30 am Central/9:30 am Eastern, for Father’s informative discussion regarding controversies facing Catholics in these times.

New Program “HEARTY RECIPES FOR LIFE AND LOVE”

Our long-time presenter, Francesca Franchina, is changing direction.
Beginning April 26, 2017, we invite you to tune in on Wednesdays, at 11:00am CDT/12:00pm EDT for her delectable, motivational, reparational, inspirational and educational program, “HEARTY RECIPES FOR LIFE AND LOVE” in body, mind and The Holy Spirit!
Francesca will share Biblical Wisdom, Biblical Healthy Foods, and her own “TYBO Tactics and Project TOTL” to help “Turn Your Brain On and Turn On To Life.” Francesca shares the way with bread crumbs from heaven and the fruit of the Holy Spirit, helping to solve personal, communal, national and multicultural situations and challenges with her special “Recipes For Living Love!”

Have your pen and TYBO:)TOTL Notebook and recipe cards handy and ready to roll; Mamma Francesca is back in town!

 

The Way of Beauty will start in May

We are proud to introduce Dr. Jem Sullivan to our listening audience. Dr. Sullivan is a wife and mother, professor and author. She writes for a variety of Catholic publications on faith and culture, including art essays in Magnificat. Jem holds a doctorate from the Catholic University of America and serves as professor in the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
Jem is the author of three books, A Study Guide to the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults; The Beauty of Faith: Christian Art and the New Evangelization; and Opening the Door of Faith: A Catechists’ Guide to the New Evangelization. She has also written an illustrated children’s book on Saint John Paul II titled, Karol: The Boy Who Became Pope. She is a catechetical consultant for various dioceses. Jem is a featured guest on EWTN News Nightly television program where she discusses masterpieces of Christian art. She has served as a docent at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC., where she led tours of the museum’s masterpiece collections.

Beginning in May, we invite you to listen for THE WAY OF BEAUTY, a daily sacred art devotional segment which invites listeners to ponder masterpieces of Christian art as a source of daily inspiration, and a path to encounter the Lord Jesus in the beauty of faith.

“Living on Purpose” is back!

We are happy to announce the return of two former hosts to Radio Maria – Dr.

Rick Sarkisian and Michael Wick. Many of you may remember their program,

Living on Purpose. We are pleased to be bringing this excellent program back to

the airwaves.

Host, Dr. Rick Sarkisian, was born and raised in Fresno, California. He is the

founder and president of Valley Rehabilitation Services, Inc., specializing in

vocational and career guidance since 1976. He earned his BS and MBA in Business

Administration from California State University-Fresno, and his MA and Ph.D. in

Education from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Rick is the author of

LifeWork: Finding Your Purpose in Life; The Mission of the Catholic Family; The

Real St. Joseph and the Tools for Real Manhood in the Home, the Church and the

World. He has produced a number of Catholic videos, and writes for various

Catholic publications, including Religious Life, Lay Witness, Guardian of the

Redeemer, and Vocations and Prayer magazine.

He has been active in Catholic scouting, and works closely with the Oblates of St.

Joseph, California Province, promoting devotion to St. Joseph, as well as the

Institute of Religious Life, in helping to form a culture of vocations. He and his

wife, Cheryl, have five children.

Returning co-host, Michael D. Wick, is the executive director of the Institute on

Religious Life, located in Chicago, Illinois. Mike is married and the father of four

children. He has a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) and is

completing a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the

Lake – Mundelein Seminary. Mike is an author of several books, including

Powerful Channel of Divine Grace:Meditations on the Most Holy Rosary from the

Writings of Servant of God Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J., and Lord of the

Harvest:Vocation Prayers of Pope John Paul II. Mike is also involved with the

Knights of Columbus, Militia of the Immaculata Movement (National Vice

President/Past Board Member), and Catholic Knights/Catholic Financial Life, St.

Peter’s Parish, Volo, Illinois.

We invite you to tune in at 10:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m. Eastern, every Saturday,

beginning on April 15, 2017, for Living on Purpose. You will truly enjoy the lively,

uplifting and informative dialogue between Dr. Rick and Mike.


Regional Meeting Lafayette, LA February 4, 2017

Fr. Emilio Garraud, Priest Program Director for Radio Maria  was  main speaker at his first Regional Meeting of Radio Maria to discuss the future of the commitment to evangelize the Truth of the Church through radio media.  It was hosted in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Holy Trinity Catholic Resource Center with Carolyn Abdalla, Glenda Mathers and their  faithful  volunteers. 
Mass preceded the day celebrated by Fr. Keith Landry who is the laision priest for Radio Maria and  the Diocese of Lafayette and was concelebrated by Fr. Emilio Garraud.
Fr. Emilio gave the history of Radio Maria around the world which is the most important Catholic radio in Italy.  He also  stated how Vatican Radio uses Radio Maria for their networking around the world and how  the founder,  Mr. Emanuel Ferrario,  brought it to the US.  Radio Maria is in 86 countries of the world.  His amazing schedule involves travels from Italy to Houston, Miami, Cuba, etc. this month as an octogenarian. 

Respresentatives from different broadcasting areas gave their proposed Liturgical events and fund-raising ideas for this year.  Networking on a personal basis at the meeting stimulated ideas and created the unity necessary  to  keep Radio Maria as a vibrant and innovative family.

Terry Peco
Fr. Emilio Garraud
Mike Daigle
Fr. Keith Landry
John Tuminello
Fr. Emilio Garraud
Deborah Tuminello
Staff from RM Alexandria
Herb Jacobsen
Denise Smith
Shellie Slocum

 

Heart Warming 2017

I am writing from Alexandria, where Radio Maria has its office, a warm chapel, a friendly group of volunteers and all together are living as a family of Radio Maria.

Many of these people have shared with me their very heartwarming life stories and they are so happy to have reached peace and joy through Radio Maria.

Unfortunately, there are still people with a “Cold” soul and heart and I am trying to get them every day through Radio Maria. They need Our Lady’s message of hope, healing and peace to warm up their hearts.

Radio Maria today is launching a Heartwarming Campaign to share stories of people that put their hearts in the warm hands of God and our Blessed Mary.

We are going to share their voices and stories in a few videos on our website www.radiomaria.us and Facebook account.

During the Heartwarming Campaign, your “warm” donations to Radio Maria will give extra warmth!

Thank you in advance for helping Our Lady to help us!

Director
Padre Emilio

Please call us now with your donation at 1-888-408-0201 or visit our website at radiomaria.us/donate

 

Vigilant Heart is back! With Annie Karto

We are proud to re-introduce a former member of our Radio Maria family of inspiring presenters, Annie Karto.  Annie is an award winning Catholic singer/songwriter and inspirational speaker.  Called the “Catholic Joan Baez” by her contemporaries, Annie has traveled the country extensively these past 15 years, her ministry taking her to Europe, New Zealand, Rwanda, Africa, Guatemala, and Trinidad.  Annie weaves her songs in and out of her testimonies.  If you want to be brought out of the darkness of this world into the light of Christ, Annie will do that not only with her magnificent voice, but also by being Annie.  Her program, Vigilant Heart, will focus on having our hearts ready to receive the Lord on a daily basis, and fine tuning our hearing for the Holy Spirit to guide us.  Please tune in for Vigilant Heart, starting Monday, February 13, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Central/7:00 p.m. Eastern, and let Annie give us ways to uplift and heal our souls.


New program “Good Night, Good Day” with Marta Vargas

We would like to introduce our listeners to Marta Vargas, a new presenter on Radio

Maria. Marta is a singer, songwriter and speaker, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto

Rico. Although music is a huge passion of hers, her greater passion is simply being

present to the moment as God takes her on her journey, regardless of what that might

look like, what she may be doing, or how. She currently moves in the corporate world in

the field of sales and has served in a wide range of industries from hospitality and

conference planning, to consumer products, television advertising, and medical sales.

Prior to that, she worked 10 years for the Archdiocese of Miami in various roles for the

offices of Campus Ministry, Family Life, and Youth and Young Adult Ministry. During her

time there, she served as blogger, TV Mass Cantor, and Producer/Host for two radio

programs. She continues to serve the Archdiocese of Miami in various ways including

teaching for the School of Lay Ministry and singing at two parishes. We invite you to join

Marta on Fridays, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern, beginning February 10, 2017,

for Good Night, Good Day, and let her guide us on our path as she helps us discover

that our greatest passion is to simply share God’s love and hope and be an instrument

of peace and unity.

 

Father Loya is back with a new program

We are so happy to re-introduce a former host to Radio Maria – Fr. Thomas J.

Loya. Many of you may remember Father Loya’s program, Beyond the Veil. Fr.

Loya is currently the pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine

Catholic Parish in Homer Glen, Illinois.  Father is a wonderful and inspiring

preacher, and we are blessed that he was able to return to Radio Maria. Before

entering the seminary, Fr. Loya earned a degree from the Cleveland Institute of

Art and pursued a career in commercial art and design.  He later completed his

studies for the priesthood in both Pennsylvania and Rome where he attended the

North American College earning an STB from the Angelicum University.  Ordained

in 1982, he later added to his Bachelor of Fine Arts by earning a Masters in

Counseling and Human Services.  Fr. Loya has served the Church in youth and

young adult ministry, as well as an artist and design consultant.  He has directed

many retreats and has been a guest speaker at several conventions including

World Youth Day 2002.  We invite you to turn in at 10:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m.

Eastern, every Tuesday, starting February 14, 2017, and let Fr. Loya teach and

enlighten us about Eastern Catholic spirituality.

 

A new host for Radio Maria US

We are pleased to introduce a new host to Radio Maria – Fr. Anthony Mario Saliba.  Father Saliba was ordained a priest in 2001 for the Diocese of Gozo (Malta).  He has studied in Rome, first at the Pontificia Universita Angelicum, and then at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana.  He currently resides in East Meadow, New York.  Father has a deep love for Our Lady.  It is through this love that he will guide us to a better understanding of Our Heavenly Mother.  Each program will contain information and teaching about Marian topics and Mariological issues, news from important sanctuaries dedicated to Mary around the world, and some beautiful Marian music.  Please tune in on Fridays, at 1:00 p.m. Central/2:00 p.m. Eastern, for Hail Holy Queen: Learning to Love Mary, Our Heavenly Mother!  and let Fr. Saliba teach us about “all things Mary.”

Radio Maria for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Recently Radio Maria USA, together with the Spanish Radio Amigos de Radio Maria, started to broadcast in Miami in both English and Spanish. A New Frequency (91.9 FM HD3) and a new technology (HD) will allow us to expand our Mission of Evangelization.
This #GivingTuesday help us to reach new areas and more listeners.

DONATE THIS #GIVINGTUESDAY TO SUPPORT THE NEW FREQUENCY IN MIAMI

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SPREAD THE WORD!

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Dear Friends of Radio Maria, …It is time to get together!

To reach more listeners. To strengthen our presence in our communities and to broadcast in new areas.

From Oct 3rd to Oct 7th TUNE in and JOIN us for the 2016 Fall Mariathon.

Invite your family and friends to join us to volunteer, call in, pray and donate. Spread the word.

LET’S GET TOGETHER to continue our Mission of Evangelization and reaching souls for Christ.

Summer with Radio Maria

Dear Friend of Radio Maria,

Summer is here and we hope that all of our listeners will have the opportunity to find joy, rest and peace during this season!

Radio Maria wants to be there with all of you, our Radio Maria family, during this summer, to bring serenity and peace everywhere and to everyone. To those who go on vacation and to those who cannot afford one. To those who just need a voice of comfort and to those who cannot leave their home because they are sick or old. To our loyal listeners and to those who just discovered our frequencies.

This is Radio Maria: a daily spiritual comfort for millions of people in our country. Hopefully for you too.

We are here every day, 24/7 without any advertisement, because of the continuous support of our donors.

Each summer, we experience a decrease in donations. That is why I am appealing to you today.

Every donation is precious. Today more than ever.

Your donation, along with those of many others who answer this appeal, will allow us to get through this summer with serenity and to continue to bring Radio Maria’s mission of evangelization everywhere.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Sincerely
Carlo Di Maggio

President of Radio Maria US

Please donate online at radiomaria.us/donate, by calling 888-408- 0201,

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Join our staff

Radio Maria is looking for a Business Operations Coordinator who will manage, supervise and coordinate the administrative office in New York.

Please read the the Job posting pdf here.

To apply send your resume and cover letter at info.nye@radiomaria.us

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The 4th Worldwide Mariathon of Radio Maria is starting today!

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Dear Friend,

Encouraged by the charisma of Pope Francis, I want to invite you to support the 4th World Mariathon of Radio Maria, which will take place from May 10th to May 13th.

Radio Maria US is one of the now 78 Radio Maria associations around the world. We all share the same mission: the message of peace, hope, and prayer, which we spread through our microphones, is also broadcast in Africa through Radio Maria Rwanda and Radio Maria Burundi, in Latin America through Radio Maria Argentina and in Asia through Radio Maria Philippines, just to name a few.

We are an international family!  This Mariathon is an opportunity for all listeners to unite and support Radio Maria worldwide and especially here in the United States.

Your gift during the 4th World Mariathon will be a tangible way to continue our mission of Evangelization.  It will be a global collaboration, organized with all the other Radio Maria associations from all continents, in various languages, offering the same message of love and hope, listener testimonies and faithful prayers.

Your contribution will help us strengthen the mission in our country, where we already have a presence in States such as in Louisiana, Ohio and Texas. 
It will also help in the furthest areas of the world, such as Radio Mariam, the new station that reaches Catholics living in Arab countries, which are currently affected by war and terrorism

In a spirit of solidarity, please join together to pray as a worldwide family, with a live broadcast of the Rosary and Holy Mass all the way from Lebanon, on Friday, May 13th with our persecuted Christians from Lebanon and from around the world.
The slogan for this event is “Let us help Our Lady to help us”. Do not miss out on this important event!
May the Lord recompense you and your loved ones with His blessings for your generosity in helping Our Lady.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. John Tino

You can donate online at radiomaria.us/donate or by calling 888-408-0201. Don’t forget that you can also become a monthly donor, choosing a recurring payment in our website.

Thanks again for being our precious supporter!

Radio Maria, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is fully tax-deductable as allowed by law.

 

SAVE THE DATE – 4th WORLDWIDE MARIATHON, May 10th -13th

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RELIGION AND ARCHITECTURE EVERY MONDAY AT NOON

Michael Molinelli is hosting a program here at RadioMaria on the topic of “Religion and Architecture.” It premiered on Monday, February 8th at noon and is running in the same slot for 12 weeks.

The series, based on Molinelli’s live presentations of the same name, explores how dominant philosophies/theologies created the most popular architecture movements of the western hemisphere. It will also examine how many religions across many cultures from around the world use the same three basic architectural techniques. Finally the series explores Catholic liturgical history specifically and how it forms the church buildings we use today

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ONLINE You can also call in with questions or comments by phoning 1-866-333-6279 1 866-333-6271-866-333-6279(Mary). Tune in Mondays at noon EST: SAME CATholic TIME; SAME CATholic CHANNEL!

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SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD

With Mary let us say yes to the will of God to collaborate in the great plan God has for us through His Son Jesus Christ who for His great love has given us Jesus, taking our human nature, to be saved from our sins.

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CHRIST IS RISEN ALLELUIA!

CHRIST IS RISEN ALLELUIA!!!

FROM RADIO MARIA, A CHRISTIAN VOICE IN YOUR HOME

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PRAY THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA BEGINNING ON GOOD FRIDAY

Tune in at 6:45AM CT, 7:45AM ET and before the Director’s Catechesis.

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY SUNDAYAPRIL 3, 2016

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Fundraising Gala – Become a special supporter of Radio Maria

Dear Friends,

I would like to present you with an opportunity to become a special supporter of Radio Maria.

Radio Maria was launched in the United States in 1999 and can be heard in several states via AM and FM frequencies and throughout the country via the Internet. Radio Maria is supported by its listeners and volunteers; the Fundraising Gala is held only once a year and is one of our biggest fundraising efforts.

The Radio Maria Fundraising Gala will take place Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 12:30 PM at Floral Terrace, 250 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY.

The invitation provides information on this year’s honorees and the different ways you can order a placement in the journal (email, telephone or regular mail). 
Please call us at (212) 233-8040 for more information.  We look forward to welcoming your tribute to our roster of respected contributors.

Blessings,

Maria Biancavilla
Gala Chairperson

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PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

Please join us in praying for persecuted Christians around the world

Father in Heaven, you make your sun shine
on good and bad alike.
Your Son Jesus Christ died for us all
and in his glorious Resurrection
He still retains the five wounds of his Passion.
With his divine power he now sustains
all those who suffer persecution and martyrdom
for the sake of their fidelity
to the faith of the Church.
Merciful and mighty Father,
do not allow Cain to return again to murder
helpless Abel, innocent Abel.
May persecuted Christians around the world
remain, like Mary, their Mother,
together at the foot of the cross
of Christ the Martyr.
Comfort those menaced by violence
and those oppressed by uncertainty.
May your Holy Spirit of love
make fruitful the witness and the blood
of those who die forgiving.

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 file photo, a blood-spattered poster of Jesus Christ is seen inside the the Coptic Christian Saints Church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt, which killed some 21 people. Despite his rhetoric and promises to uphold the civil nature of Egypt, Shafiq seemed to some Egyptians an odd choice for Christians who suffered attacks under Mubarak's near 30 year-rule, culminating in the bombing of a church in Alexandria that killed 21 people attending a New Year's Even Mass more than a year ago. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

RADIO MARIA INVITES YOU TO CONFESSION

THIS LENT RADIO MARIA INVITES YOU TO CONFESSION

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RADIO MARIA IS COMMITTED TO PRAYER AND CONVERSION

DURING LENT DEEPEN YOUR LIFE OF PRAYER

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Listen to the program tonight at 10pm Central Time – The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle – The Teaching Authority of the Pope based on St. Matthew 16:13-19

Fr. Michael Gaitley Interview on Meet The Author

Fr. Michael Gaitley is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. Father Gaitley’s book 33 Days to Morning Glory has been largely responsible for renewed interest in Marian Consecration – one of the most popular movements in the Church today.

His books The Second Greatest Story and Consoling the Heart of Jesus have spread the word of St Faustina and Divine Mercy.

Fr Gaitley will also be talking about his latest book 33 Days to Merciful Love.

Fr. Gaitley will be Ken Huck’s special guest, Thursday February 11th  on Meet the Author – here on Radio Maria at 3pm ET/ 2pm CT.

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LENTEN REGULATIONS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent In order to assist us during this Lenten season, the Church reminds us of some of the minimal requirements that are to be observed:

ABSTINENCE: All the faithful who have reached 14 years of age are required to abstain totally from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. FASTING: All the faithful between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive are bound to fast on

FASTING: All the faithful between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This practice involves limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Light sustenance may also be taken on two other occasions during the day.

EASTER DUTY: After having reached the age of discretion, members of the faithful are bound to confess once a year grave sins which have not already been absolved and to receive Holy Communion once a year. 
This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter Season, unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time of the year. The faithful are encouraged to celebrate the sacraments of the Eucharist and Penance frequently during the Lenten season. Reading the Scriptures, prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, generosity toward the poor and the needy are additional means of becoming more involved in the Lenten season.

Are excused from fast or abstinence, besides those outside the age limits, those of unsound mind, the sick, the frail, pregnant or nursing women according to need for meat or nourishment, manual laborers according to need. They can substitute in whole or in part for fast and abstinence other forms of penance, especially works of charity and exercise of piety. Pastors and parents are to see to it that minors who are not bound by the law of fast and abstinence are educated in an authentic sense of penance.

It should be noted that Fridays throughout the year are designated days of penance. The Code of Canon Law states that Friday is a day of abstinence from meat throughout the year except on Solemnities. The American Bishops allow us to choose a different form of penance rather than abstaining from meat, but there must be some form of penance, for this is the day we commemorate Christ’s suffering and death. The bishops stress that “among the works of voluntary self-denial and personal penance…we give first place to abstinence from flesh meat” (Pastoral Statement on Fasting and Abstinence).

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1. REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY GOSPEL:

Be inspired by the Word of God.

9:00am CT Thursdays

6:30am CT Saturdays

8:00am CT Sundays

 

2. NEW DAILY PRAYER OF THE ROSARY PROGRAM ADDED:

Join us to pray:

12 noon CT after Midday Prayer.

Let us pray for our political leaders

Pope St. Clement of Rome provides the Church’s most ancient prayer for political authorities:

“Grant to them, Lord, health, peace, concord, and stability, so that they may exercise without offense the sovereignty that you have given them. Master, heavenly King of the ages, you give glory, honor, and power over the things of earth to the sons of men. Direct, Lord, their counsel, following what is pleasing and acceptable in your sight, so that by exercising with devotion and in peace and gentleness the power that you have given to them, they may find favor with you.”

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Meet the Author talks with some of the best Catholic authors writing today

Join Meet the Author presenter Ken Huck every Thursday afternoon at 3 pm ET/2 pm CT when he talks with some of the best Catholic authors writing today.

Have you ever struggled with some of those “difficult” Bible verses? Join us:

  • January 28: Dr. Mark Giszczak author of Light on the Dark Passages of Scripture

February preview:

  • February 4th: Michael O’Neill Exploring the Miraculous
  • February 11th Fr. Michael Gaitley! 33 Days to Morning Glory and the new sequel 33 Days to Merciful Love
Ken Huck host of Meet the Author Thursdays 3pm et/2pm ct
Ken Huck host of Meet the Author
Thursdays 3pm et/2pm ct

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

The grace of God changed Saint Paul from a persecutor of Christians to a preacher of the Gospel.
Let us pray for the conversion of sinners but in a particular way for those who are persecuting Christians. May the light of Christ penetrate their hearts and come to believe in Christ, the true Savior of the World.

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DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016

43rd Anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision, Roe vs. Wade which legalized abortion in the United States, Jan. 22, 1973.

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN

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PRAY FOR AN END TO ABORTION

Read Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Statement

What a wrenching thing it is each year.  Just last month we celebrated the birth of the baby Jesus, fruit of Mary’s humble “yes” to God’s gift of new life. This month we celebrated the arrival of the Wise Men to greet the newborn King, who “appeared and the soul felt its worth.”  Then we observe the birthday of a great preacher whose basic message was the dignity of the human person and the sacredness of all human life.  And then we turn, as we must each year, to recall a legal decision that said “no” to new life, has led so many women and others involved in abortion to grieve their loss and doubt their own worth, and has deprived a whole class of people — pre-born babies — of their right to life. Such an anniversary cannot be celebrated. But it does offer an opportunity to take stock — to ask where we are, forty-three years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, and where we need to go.

We live in an increasingly divided nation, where people of different views as well as different races, religions, and national origins often seem to lack the patience and good will to respect each other and try to live in harmony.  Abortion itself, despite the endorsement of our highest legal tribunal and many political and cultural elites, is as controversial as ever.  Most Americans oppose a policy allowing legal abortion for virtually any reason – though many still do not realize that this is what the Supreme Court gave us.  Most want to protect unborn children at later stages of pregnancy, to regulate or limit the practice of abortion, and to stop the use of taxpayer dollars for the destruction of unborn children.  Yet many who support important goals of the pro-life movement do not identify as “pro-life,” a fact which should lead us to examine how we present our pro-life vision to others. Even as Americans remain troubled by abortion, a powerful and well-financed lobby increasingly insists that there is no real issue here – that abortion is just another part of “basic health care” for women, to be seamlessly integrated into our health system and our lives. Planned Parenthood and other abortion promoters say they will no longer call themselves “pro-choice,” apparently realizing that this phrase might allow others to choose a path different from their own.  They hold that abortion must be celebrated as a positive good for women and society, and those who cannot in conscience provide it are to be condemned for practicing substandard medicine and waging a “war on women.”

We see this in the rising opposition of some political leaders to the very notion of a right of conscience on abortion.  A few years ago, for example, President Obama pledged to defend the conscience rights of those who do not accept abortion, and his Administration assured us that longstanding federal laws protecting these rights must be fully enforced.  Yet in the final days of 2015, he and other Democratic leaders were unwilling to support the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act, a modest measure to provide for effective enforcement of these laws. While this is disturbing, it is also an opportunity.  The great majority of Americans are not committed to this extreme ideology.  They do not see the unborn child as an illness or a tumor.  They are repelled when they see the callousness of the abortion industry, as in the recent undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials calmly discussing the harvesting of body parts.  They do not want to be pushed into actively promoting and paying for abortion.  They do not want doctors and nurses who are sensitive to the value of life at its most vulnerable to be driven from the healing professions.  They are open to hearing a message of reverence for life.

In taking up this challenge, we who present the pro-life message must always strive to be better messengers.  A cause that teaches the inexpressibly great value of each and every human being cannot show disdain or disrespect for any fellow human being.  We should celebrate human freedom, always reminding others that this freedom is ours so we can freely choose the good – and that to enjoy this freedom, each of us must first of all be allowed to live.   And especially in this Year of Mercy, we recall with Pope Francis that each human life is created by a God whose love is infinite — and that this same love is a source of unbounded mercy and forgiveness for all who have fallen short of God’s plans for us.  For its part, through the healing ministry of Project Rachel, the Catholic Church seeks to offer this gift of God’s mercy and reconciliation to all who have been involved in abortion.

I invite all who are concerned about the tragedy of abortion to recommit themselves to this vision of life and love, a vision that excludes no one.  Catholics in particular can take part in the 9 Days for Life campaign, uniting in prayer and action from January 16-24 for the protection of life at every stage and in every circumstance. Information on the many ways to participate and sign up is available at www.9daysforlife.com.

Finally, let us never be distracted by the false charge that this life-affirming cause is merely a political or partisan issue.  It is an essential moral vision that lifts up every human person.  With Pope Francis let us remember that “this defense of unborn life is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right…. It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life” (Evangelii Gaudium, nos. 213-4). Genuine progress must be progress for all, beginning with those most vulnerable who cannot speak for themselves.  May God bless our efforts to uphold human life!

THE HEALING MERCY OF GOD BY KATHLEEN KEEFE

NEW PROGRAM – THE HEALING MERCY OF GOD BY KATHLEEN KEEFE – Tuesdays, 5pm (ET); 4pm (CT).

Teacher, Marian catechist, author of 5 books, family coun- selor, and spiritual director, Kathleen Keefe has conduced parish missions, healing retreats and national confer- ences.

The Healing Mercy of God will begin with Mary’s role in leading us to forgiveness and repentance. Understanding how we may be blocking God’s mercy and the importance of humility in opening our hearts to mercy through forgiveness of sins, will be stressed.

As we get closer to Lent, we will turn to the Wound in the Heart of Jesus as the source of our healing and cover in depths the effects of the Sacrament of Confession; how to approach the Tribunal of Mercy; and the role of priests as confessor and spiritual guide of our souls.

All of this prepares us to understand the great gift of the Holy Eucharist. We are enlight- ened about the importance of devotion to God’s Mercy and the Feast of Mercy are offered the opportunity to enthrone the Merciful Jesus in our hearts and homes.

Tune in on Tuesdays at 5pm (ET)/4pm (CT). Kathleen will be waiting to hear from you. Call 866-333-MARY (6279).

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Eucharist, Mercy & Saints – New program by Kathleen Beckman

Called to be saints we are healed by Divine Mercy to live the joy of the Eucharist. This program urges growth in Eucharistic holiness and proclaims the healing power of Divine Mercy. The host, Kathleen Beckman, author of “Rekindle Eucharistic Amazement” and “God’s Healing Mercy” helps us to rediscover the centrality of the Eucharist and Divine Mercy for holiness, healing and happiness. Catechesis is based on two papal encyclicals: “Ecclesia de Eucharistia” and “Dives in Misericordia”. The lives of the saints are highlighted for their practical example of living Eucharistic lives as vessels of Divine Mercy. Let us together live the adventure of God’s healing mercy and Eucharistic love to become future saints.

Eucharist, Mercy & Saints – New program by Kathleen Beckman – Tuesdays 7:00pm Eastern Time

One of the favorite prayers of Blessed Mother Theresa (by Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman)

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PRAYER COMPOSED BY BLESSED JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN
(One of the favorite prayers of Blessed Mother Theresa)

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance wherever I go.
Flood my soul with Your Spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly, that my life may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus!
Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine.
It will be you, shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise You the way You love best, by shining on those around me.
Let me preach You without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do,
the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You.
Amen.

Cardinal Dolan, Matt Maher and Audrey Assad live on Radio Maria!

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The words of Brother Malachy accurately reflected the beauty of the night of Adoration, Mass and fellowship at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City just two days into this Jubilee year, coordinated by the Archdiocese’s Young Adult Office.  In addition to all of our Radio Maria listeners at home, more than 2,300 souls, mostly young adults, filled the Church for the Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan, with music by Matt Maher and Audrey Assad!