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New Host For Thursday’s Catechism Hour

Fr. Richard BretoneWe’d like to announce a new priest who has joined the Radio Maria family. On Thursday, March 12, 2015, Fr. Richard Bretone will come onboard, hosting Thursday’s Catechism program. Fr. Bretone has been a Roman Catholic priest of the Brooklyn Diocese for 25 years. He is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Eternal Flame of Hope Ministries; part-time associate pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; part-time Chaplain at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York; and, Director of Heaven’s Embrace (a 46 acre retreat property of the Eternal Flame of Hope Ministries). Fr. Bretone has diverse interests, including teaching courses for The Diocesan Pastoral Institute on Vatican II, and the New Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. An artist, his art work has been featured in articles in The Tablet, and he participated in the inaugural art show of A.S.A.P. in Soho, New York. He has given Days of Recollection and Retreats for Religious, Deacons and the Laity throughout his local and surrounding dioceses, and has also conducted Healing Masses. Please tune in on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Central/10:00 a.m. Eastern, and meet Fr. Bretone, as he instructs us on the faith.

November 21, 2011 – Sr. Florestine Audette and Michael Lucarelli

Sr. Florestine Audette from Canada, talks about the life of St. Claudine Thevenet, foundress of the Religous Sisters of Jesus and Mary.

Michael Lucarelli is a well-known artist from Utah. He is a performer, composer and recorder of CD’s as a classical guitarist.

November 14, 2011 – Alessandro Ghirelli

In this program, Kathie talks to Alessandro Ghirelli, and Italian artist. He designs Rosaries such as the 9/11 Rememberance Rosary found at the Holy See, Vatican Museum and Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.  Alessandro Ghirelli and his interpreter, Elena Bentini talk about these world-renown custom Rosaries.

Yolanda Bello – November 2, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with artist/ sculptress Yolanda Bello  of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mary Popp of Dayton, Ohio, founder of Sporch,  focusing on the world of art and artists; liturgical and church art; the climate that sets the tone for appreciating inspired Catholic art propelling artists into the realm of evangelization and discipleship. How  can parents, grandparents, teachers  and artists  make a difference in the lives of their young and their own lives,  through the liturgical feasts and seasons of the Church and the art that accompanies them or should accompany them? What Christian art can do in their homes, schools, offices and the marketplace. Tune in; find out and share your  art experiences, stories and tried and true ideas about art and sacramentals.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part V – July 27, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part V

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Christ Padgett of Steubenville, OH;  author, musician, songwriter, recording artist, popular speaker and father of eight children  discussing  Marian Interests in the family focusing on how the Mass relates to Mary,  Mary and the Holy Trinity, Marian Dogmas and the power of the rosary, why Marian devotion is  so important and what keeps people  from developing a Marian spirituality.