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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.


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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.

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“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!

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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, 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.

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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.



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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 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

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