Father Loya draws back the veil on the difficult situation in the Ukraine with his special guest, Alexander Kuzma, Chief Development Officer of the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation www.ucef.org and also welcomes, Juliana Taimoorazy, Founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council www.iraqichristianrelief.org as she relates the struggles of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
Ken talks with Randy Hain Journey to Heaven: A Road Map for Catholic Men (Emmaus Road). Each hour of each day you are forming habits that shape your character and will determine where you will spend eternity. When your earthly life ends, it will be too late to change your destiny. In the midst of the hectic demands, busy schedules, and countless interruptions of every day, this book gives you the surefire, divinely instituted “apps” for becoming the man God wants you to be. Use them! Your family is counting on you. Randy’s book is available at www.emmausroad.org
To learn more about Randy visit his website: www.RandyHain.com
The World Mariathon, organised by the World Family of Radio Maria Association (www.radiomaria.org), is scheduled to take place from the 10th to 12th of May. It will involve listeners of Radio Maria stations worldwide in the evangelising mission that has characterised this Catholic broadcasting station for more than twenty five years.
It will be an important radio event with a special continental and world programming schedule to inform listeners of the new projects that the World Family has launched around the world. The opportunity will be provided to support them through offerings and donations according to the methods provided by the individual broadcasting stations or directly on the event’s website (www.mariathon.org).
“We are entrusted with a great responsibility: to spread the evangelical message and develop the Radio Maria projects worldwide. The idea of the World Mariathon came up during the World Convention in Collevalenza last October. It is a spiritual and editorial event targeted at the birth of 11 new radio stations in Europe, Africa and Asia”
– Fr. Livio Fanzaga and Emanuele Ferrario
The eleven nations which will soon become home to a Radio Maria station are:
To open a Radio Maria station in one of these 11 countries assumes an added value for both Radio Maria and the Universal Church, since the Christian population is a small minority. It is an ambitious initiative which has a wide-reaching social, even before Christian, value. The event will serve as an aggregator for all the 64 member radios, for a broadcasting station which reaches almost half a billion people worldwide.
FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with author Roy Schoeman, son of German Jewish Holocaust refugees about growing up in New York in a traditional Jewish family, studying Judaism under some of the most prominent Jewish rabbis in contemporary American Jewry; and how through a series of dramatic conversion experiences he came to embrace the Catholic faith “enthusiastically.” Roy speaks to “What we know about the Jewish people from the Catechism and Scripture regarding the Second Coming and why he wrote his books: Salvation Is From the Jews and HONEY FROM THE ROCK; Sixteen Jews Find the Sweetness of Christ. (www.salvationisfromthejews.com).
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan V. Vogt, about her new book PARENTING YOUR ADULT CHILD (Keeping Your Faith and Your Sanity) and Susan’s ongoing ministry with the worldwide Marianist Family. Susan is an award-winning freelance writer and speaker on marriage, parenting and spirituality. A prolific writer Susan has also been a professional Catholic family minister for over thirty years, having served as an adviser to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Marriage and Family and serves on the International Team representing The Lay Marianist Family in North America, Asia, Australia and Ireland. She lives in Covington, KY with her husband Jim and they parent four adult children. See the programming link on www.radiomaria.us for encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. (Past programs are archived on the website under Programs)