Radio Maria News
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
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
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.
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.