Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Leatherby, whose Father changed dramatically due to a Marian apparition, and who himself almost died from a deadly car crash, when he was a seminarian, which disfigured his face terribly. By the grace of God, he was saved through a series of miraculous moments. Fr. Leatherby is a dynamic speaker who holds Licentiate in Sacred Theology and is the Pastor of Presentation Parish in Sacramento, CA
Christine Watkins interviews Dominican priest and pastor, Fr. Michael Hurley, who shares his knowledge of purgatory and answers the many questions that such a place evokes: Is it a place of punishment? Can we bypass it, please? Can we help those in purgatory? Can they help us? How can we help get people out of there? Tune in for great answers and great hope.
Christine Watkins interviews Dominican priest, Fr. Michael Fones, formerly the co-Director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, www.siena.org, which helps disciples learn of the gifts given to them by the Holy Spirit. God has spread His charisms among His people, gifts such as spiritual discernment, administration, encouragement, etc., for the building up of the Kingdom. Listen and find out what your charisms might be! Knowing one’s charisms is a helpful tool for discerning God’s will in this life.
Christine Watkins interviews breakout Catholic music artist, Tori Harris, one of the best-selling Catholic, female musicians in the country. Her album, SWEET DOLOR, debuted at #2 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel Charts. Listen to her beautiful songs and to one of the most articulate stories of discernment ever told. The devil was going to make sure Tori never sang, but through a dream, Jesus and Pope John Paul II made sure she did. She learned that obedience to God’s will means everything to Him, not obedience to our fears.
Christine Watkins interviews Brother Gabriel Mosher, due to be ordained a Dominican priest in 2015, who will answer the questions: What is true friendship in the eyes of God? Do we have it right in modern society? Is there a difference between natural forms of friendship and Christian friendship? How can I achieve what is real? Tune in and hear a beautiful brother, with a ready laugh, change the way you think of friendship forever.
Christine Watkins interviews Robyn McLean, who fell into and finally escaped from an abusive relationship and views her young son, the product of rape, as the greatest gift God has ever given to her. “Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more (Romans 5:20b).” See www.robynmclean.net
Christine Watkins interviews Regina and Paul Bailey who met each other through the internet. Find out how to discern who is right for you in God’s will. The Baileys can help you find the way. See a video of them on Catholic Match’s youtube page.
Christine Watkins interviews Richard Lane, a dynamic, full-time Catholic evangelist, whose entertaining, humorous and charismatic energy is contagious. Listen and learn how to effectively share the Catholic faith with others and fulfill Jesus command to share the Good News with joy. See. www.CatholicEvangelist.net.
Christine Watkins interview Fr. John Struzzo,an expert on the subject of how to discern God’s will. Learn key tools and tips for daily life, regarding how to follow those subtle and not-so-subtle prompting of God, plus the different ways He speaks and the primary way He communicates with us.
Brother Lupe answers the questions, “Do demons exist? Why should we believe in them? Is the devil pure evil? What are some real life experiences people have had with demons?” Listen to a witty brother expose the dark side in order to defeat it.
Stephen returned to faith through the miraculous. Listen to his story and how Mary’s apparitions on earth have enhanced his faith dramatically. Now he shares with the world how she is “The Star of the New Evangelization,” shining so brightly as to help transform lives.
Christine Watkins interviews Marty Troiani, a well-to do business man, whose sights were on success, until unexpected visions led him through an accounting of his entire life–the good, the bad, and the ugly–and ultimately into a burning desire to know and share the Catholic faith.
Christine Watkins interviews Arthur P. Boyle, father of 13, who was expected to die at age 44 from kidney cancer, which had spread to his lung. In desperation, he traveled to Medjugorje, where he experienced a medically documented miracle. Artie Boyle’s story is in his new book: Six Months to Live: Three Guys on the Ultimate Quest for a Miracle.
Christine Watkins interviews Mary White, the founder of White House Etiquette, which provides children and young ladies and gentlemen with contemporary, universally acceptable etiquette and protocol to change the world. Mrs. White shares how successful etiquette training can boost the self-esteem of the young and give glory to God. Mrs. White recommends James Stenson’s website: www.parentleadership.com as a resource.
In a most beautiful and insightful interview, one that people have said has changed their lives,
Fr. Sweeney, President of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at Berkeley, shares how to truly listen to Jesus and Jesus in others–a must for those in the helping professions, and those wishing to have close and loving relationships.
Christine Watkins tells the powerful story of her miraculous conversion and healing–of how she was a New Age atheist caught up in sexual sin, saved from immanent death through the intercession of Mary. Then she interviews a missionary in Siberia, Fr. John Gibbons OFM, who has been a missionary in Siberia for more over ten years.
Christine Watkins interviews Reggie Littlejohn, who, in sharing her own compelling story from atheist to Catholic activist, exposes how girls are being targeted for death, just because they’re girls. Mrs. Littlejohn is a leading voice, battling forced abortion, gendercide (the sex-selective abortion of baby girls) and sexual slavery in China. Her organization, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, is also saving lives through its “Save a Girl” campaign, which finds women in China, who are about to abort or abandon their baby girls, and convinces them to keep their daughters. (See: www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org)
Christine Watkins interviews Bruce Hanneman, co-founder with his wife of Elizabeth Ministry International, which helps people recover from pornography addiction. Pornography almost ruined his life and his marriage, and Bruce shares his own recovery story with humility, wit, and candor. His understanding of Theology of the Body, combined with training in brain science and the bio-chemistry of sex has put an end to the mystery of lust and given him a way to share God’s plan for sexuality with proven answers for healing. See www.reclaimsexualhealth.com
Christine Watkins interviews Anna Maria Mendieta, an aficionado concerto harpist, who tells her story of her pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Madrid and then to Lourdes, in 2011. Her amazing true tale is near proof of the spiritual battle we are all undergoing and of a sovereign God who can bring victory, healing, and glory from any trial or setback.
Christine Watkins interviews newly ordained priest, Tony Vallecillo, whose vocation story is a great lesson in how God can move through us in ways contrary to our own will!
Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Jim Sullivan, a popular guest on the What Next God? show, who shares how the Bible tells us that faith is all you need, but . . . God also wants works, shedding light on the age-old Catholic/Protestant dilemma.
Christine Watkins interviews Colleen D.C Marquez, an expert in adoption education, who shares the why and the ways to help the culture embrace adoption as a loving option – for those facing an unplanned pregnancy or infertility. See her book on adoption for those with infertility: www.giftforlittletree.com.
Christine Watkins interviews Michael Liliedahl, who e us on a tour of his personal calling in life, using the acronym G.O.D: looking at one’s Gifts, the comments of Others, and one’s innermost Desires. Michael, who was born in central Louisiana and raised in the wilds of Alaska, now finds himself studying with the goal of being a priest of Jesus Christ in service to the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Christine Watkins interviews Fr. John McDonald, director of Catholic education at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham, president of John Carroll Catholic High School, and associate pastor at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church–ie. busy! Fr. John speaks of the immeasurable value of the inner life and how to cultivate it in both adults and in the youth. In April of 2005, while Fr. John was still in the seminary, he was called upon to read the second reading during the funeral mass of Pope John Paul II. It was at this moment when the whole world heard his special South Alabama accent.
Christine Watkins interviews a remarkable disciple of Christ, a woman whose surrender to God, even when going through tremendous trials, has always led her into a natural discernment of God’s will and a sense of peace not of this earth.
Christine Watkins interviews Margaret Keady Kalb, a woman with a whole bunch of children and a wonderful sense of humor, shares how we can help the youth walk in the light of the Lord through the twists and tunnels of today’s culture.
Christine Watkins continues her interview with popular speaker, author, and Biblical scholar, Fr. Jim Sullivan regarding aspects of how “Bible Christianity” is Catholic Christianity. The early Church, as it develops in the Bible, is actually very Catholic, explains Fr. Sullivan.
Christine Watkins interviews Eileen Love, a writer and speaker, teacher and facilitator trainer at Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women), an educational program of prayer and study for Catholic women. Eileen travels around the country speaking to groups about the “new feminism” of John Paul II and training women to lead their own Endow study groups, which are sweeping the nation. www.EndowGroups.org
Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Jim Sullivan, popular speaker, author, and Biblical scholar, who with humor, great insight and fascinating Biblical facts, tells us how the Catholic Church and its hierarchical foundations are found in the Bible.
Christine Watkins interviews Brenda Sharman, who was crowned Miss Georgia USA and pursued a career in scantily-clad modeling. Over time and after a conversion to Catholicism, she realized that she was working in an oversexualized fashion industry and needed to do something about it. She has been featured on several television shows, radio shows, and magazines, and started Pure Fashion to help girls and young women regain their dignity in Christ.
Christine Watkins interviews Dr. Kelly Bowring, author, speaker, and theologian, who speaks on the Catholic prophesies regarding the end times. In this interview, his second with What Next God? on Radio Maria, Dr. Bowring gives us great insight into authentic prophesies and apparitions concerning our immediate future and the world to come. See www.twoheartspress.com
So popular that he’s back again. . .Brian Kemper (see above) shares his experiences of God in prison, during his arrests for pro-life work.
Christine Watkins interviews, Brian Kemper, who shares his amazing conversion story and his reflections on the haunting similarities between the abortion industry and the extermination camps in Nazi Germany. Formerly a rebel with some bad causes, Brian is now a passionate speaker in defense of the right to life and the Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life. See: www.standtrue.com
Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Michael Augustine Amabisco, a Dominican priest and pastor with a keen sense of humor, who shares profound insight into how to discern God’s voice in day-to-day life and in callings such as one’s vocation and mission.
Christine Watkins interviews Rosario Rodriguez who miraculously survived not just one, but two, violent crimes–one of which happened on the streets of Los Angeles when she was the innocent victim of a vicious crime of gang violence, which left her half dead. After years of a slow recovery, pain and depression, she ran to the sacraments of the Catholic Church, found joy in suffering; and found peace when she finally forgave her assailants.
Christine Watkins interviews Mary Johnstone, the founding Coordinator of the Oakland, California chapter of Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, who experienced a dramatic Baptism of the Holy Spirit which transformed her from a lukewarm Catholic to one filled with new zeal for her faith. Hear how she received tremendous graces from her yearly 33-day consecration to Mary and how she learned to hear God’s voice so clearly and to follow it.
Christine Watkins interviews Samia Zumout, a Catholic evangelist who travelled extensively preaching on inner-healing. Suddenly she had to stop all her activities when she was diagnosed with progressive multiple schlerosis. Now able to move only with a walker, Samia shares with personal and spiritual insight, how to find God’s will in the midst of great suffering.
Christine Watkins interviews Rosemary Medeiros who became a psychic, supposedly reading people’s minds and souls, until she realized that all her New Age involvement was the devil’s way of keeping her and others far away from God. She also went through an abortion, which devastated her until God came to her in a most powerful way and asked her to forgive herself. Listen to her incredible testimony!
Back, again, by popular demand, actor/comedian Chris Meehan and Christine Watkins share how to better discern God’s will in your life for the New Year by following some of the principles for discernment outlined by St. Ignatius of Loyola. What is the trick to making New Year’s resolutions work? Ask God what His resolutions for you are.
Christine Watkins and actor/comedian Chris Meehan wish the listeners a very Merry Christmas while joking about how miserable the holidays can be for many. Chris will share hilarious stories of growing up in a family of eight, praying before a creche of a decapitated Joseph, two-legged sheep, and an old Asian elephant, among others. And how to look for that perhaps small spark of grace on the day Our Savior was born. This show warms your heart, makes you laugh, and lightens your spirits!
Christine Watkins interviews Brian Kravec. The “hell on earth” he faces every day is the Valley State Prison where he works and has met people of such historic criminal notoriety that they’ve been made the subject of books and full-length feature films. Brian thought he was a good Catholic, until he was overcome by the Spirit when reading about Mary appearing at Garabandal. When asked about the importance of being a proponent of Catholic values in a place often referred to as “the belly of the beast,” Brian recalls the words of St. Louis de Montfort: “If we do not risk anything for God we will never do anything great for Him.”
Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Christopher J. Crotty, a Father of Mercy, called by God to start a powerful healing ministry. In his presence, demons flee, and people can receive deliverance from evil spirits and physical, emotional, and spiritual healings. Fr. Crotty shares his personal experience of praying over people and the importance of forgiving others in deliverance, the Sacrament Reconciliation, reading the lives of the saints, and how to stay connected to God when how to know God’s will when our life is topsy-turvy, or just too busy.
Christine Watkins interviews Samia Zumout, Catholic speaker and author who has traveled nationally and internationally helping people understand the sure paths to inner-healing, which set us free to live fully in Christ and discern His will for us. Samia suffers from progressive multiple schlerosis and also shares how to find God’s will in the midst of suffering. See gospaschildren.org.
The incredible story of Fr. Rick Wendell—the party man who died and became a devoted Catholic priest, continued from November 20
Interview with Christine Watkins. As a thirty year old carpenter soon to be married, Rick was involved in a construction accident that left him clinically dead for nearly three hours. During that time he had an out of body experience which placed him in the undeniable presence of God. Later, on a unplanned trip with his mother to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, Our Lord appeared to him as The Good Shepherd and asked him to become a priest.
Christine Watkins interviews Catholic Evangelist, Jesse Romero, who expounds upon the popular question: What is God’s plan for my life? Mr. Romero is a former kickboxing champion, and current radio host on EWTN & Guadalupe Radio, and inspirational speaker.
Christine Watkins interviews the former actress who was rising to super stardom. Every teenager in love with Elvis Presley wanted to be her because she gave Elvis his first kiss on screen. In 1963, she stunned Hollywood when she chose to enter a contemplative monastery and is now the prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut. The story of her life has been released in her new book called The Ear of the Heart.
The story of how Michael Crotty descended into a hellish life of drug addiction, which crippled him and his family, and how Michael saw a vision of Mary in Medjugorje which guided him to his salvation. Listen and learn how to help, cope, and heal if you or someone in your life who suffers from addiction. Michael’s story can be found in Christine Watkins’ best-selling book, Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s Intercession.
Comedian and actor Chris Meehan shares with humor, insight, and compelling honesty, effective ways to share the Catholic faith through the media, and surrender one’s artistic talents to God.
How love and prayer must rule in one’s heart before speaking with Evangelicals and key advice as to how to address certain divisive points between Catholic and Evangelical denominations and how to acknowledge with peace, love, and friendship our different views of Church and Scripture.
The importance of and influence of beauty and art in the Church and in the minds and hearts of people. How to discern when and whether something beautiful comes from God or not.
Tom Lucking will interview Christine Watkins regarding the book, Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s Intercession. Mrs. Watkins will share what Mother Mary is saying to the world from Medjugorje, some of the many miracles and conversions that are happening there, and how Mary’s messages help us to discern God’s will.
What is the meaning of sexual union? What is the truth about contraception? What is Natural Family Planning? How can it benefit me?
The power of and need for fasting among Catholics, in particular, with Biblical sources, examples of the best ways to fast, stories of results in peoples’ lives and in history, and reference to how fasting can help us with discerning God’s will in our lives.
What Next, God? Discerning His Will in Your Life is a Radio Maria program dedicated to helping listeners understand God’s will for them. Christine Watkins, inspirational Catholic speaker and best-selling author of Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s Intercession, interviews exciting guests, and with humor and insight, helps listeners answer those pesky, perennial faith questions, such as, What is God saying to me? How can I hear his voice? Have I made a wrong turn somewhere? What exactly does God want from me? Tune in, listen, learn, and be entertained.