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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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!


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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.

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“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.

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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

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