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January 26, 2015 – Diane Dudenhoefer, Magnificat, Reporting on the DC March for Life

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Diane Dudenhoefer who will be reporting on the 2015 Washington DC March for Life where approximately 600, 000 pro-lifers gathered on Jan. 22, 2015. Diane experienced the DC March for Life together with her Bishop and 7 busloads of Catholics from her diocese in Ohio. She shares the many graces they received and conveys great hope in the courageous young generation of Catholic pro-lifers.

September 05, 2014 – Part I: Medjugorje, controversy and Bishop’s statements – Part II:Community Cenacolo, Born from Baptism

Part I: Medjugorje, controversy and Bishop’s statements
Part II:Community Cenacolo, Born from Baptism

August 4, 2014 – Bishop Herman, Monsignor Esseff, Fr. George Zeck

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Bishop Herman, Monsignor John Esseff, and Fr. George Zeck about the Church’s ministry of healing, deliverance and exorcism.
This broadcast will be live from Mundelein Seminary where the guests are gathered with 200 priests and their teams for prayer and teaching.
They discuss putting on the Armor of God, the role of the priests and the role of the laity.

May 20, 2014 – Bishop Morlino

I am very excited to be having Bishop Morlino as our Guest on “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” this week. Bishop Morlino is only the 4th bishop of Madison, it being a fairly young (68 years) diocese comprising 11 counties in SW Wisconsin.

Bishop Morlino has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Philosophy, and a doctorate in Moral Theology with specialization in fundamental moral theology and bioethics. His education and training have been steeped in the Jesuit tradition which often means a life-time in academia. Since 2005, Bishop Morlino has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) which conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences.

As a Jesuit Bishop Morlino has a special kinship with Pope Francis. As you may already know, Pope Francis has called an Extra Ordinary Synod on the family for October 2014 to address the many challenges families face today, and how the Church can better respond to those challenges. The Diocese of Madison has taken the Pope’s questions from the Synod Preparatory Document very seriously by seeking answers to these questions from a great variety of Catholics.

Bishop Morlino is very grateful to God for having 32 seminarians, which is outstanding for a diocese of 277,000 Catholics and 139 parishes.

I really enjoy interviewing bishops. I am always in awe of their position as Vicar of Christ for their dioceses and all the responsibilities that a bishop carries.

February 11, 2014 – Msgr Charles Mangan, Director of the Marian Apostolate for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD

August 6, 2013 – Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

I am always especially excited to be able to interview one of Christs’ Vicars here on Earth. Bishop Paprocki is the “Ordinary” for the Diocese of Springfield, the capital of Illinois, and by no means is he”ordinary”. He is probably in the best physical condition of all the US bishops. He runs marathons (18 and counting) and still plays ice hockey (goalie) on an amateur team.

He has written a book–Holy Goals for Body and Soul–that extols the virtues and demands of athletics and their application to life. It is loaded with interesting stories from sports and their practical lessons for everyday life. I highly recommend it as a gift for any athlete or sports enthusiast.

The goalie is the last line of defense, and courage is essential. So it is with a bishop, as he is the final authority for his diocese and when something is wrong, he has the responsibility to address the problem. Bishop Paprocki has taken the heat for his 2012 pastoral letter on a Catholic’s responsibility to take his/er faith into the voting booth, and he has spoken clearly in defense of marriage.

Bishop Paprocki is also a lawyer and quite willing to offer guidance to the Illinois State legislature and other state officials in Springfield. Illinois does not have a strong pro-life/family reputation [ranked 36th by Americans United for Life–www.aul.org/states/illinois], so some recent decisions are surprising. Does he see “evolving”? Is he a stimulant for evolution in Illinois?

July 02, 2013 – Fr Tim Sauppe

Fr Tim Sauppe is the pastor of rural St Mary Parish in Westview IL, Diocese of Peoria. He had to close their Catholic School. The parishioners didn’t want him to close the school, but in fact it was the parishioners that forced him to close the school. WHY? Because they were not having children in sufficient quantity to sustain the school.

This phenomena is not unique to St Mary Parish, or the Diocese of Peoria. Diocese of Trenton Bishop David O’Connell established a School Sustainability Commission to study 10 at risk elementary schools. Some may be saved, but their will most likely be closures.

The three-parish cluster to which I belong in Dayton, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, until a few years ago had three diocesan priests, 9 weekend Masses and 3 Catholic Schools. Today, we have one foreign born religious order priest, 3 weekend Masses, and NO Catholic School.

The reason is the same–not enough Catholic children to sustain a school. WHY? Because Catholics have not successfully challenged the dominant anti-child mentality of the culture. Sadly, we have accepted the culture.

March 13, 2013 – Fr.Tom Alkire, O.C.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.; OCDS, and Carmelite priest Fr.Tom Alkire, O.C. Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles CA discuss The Precious Blood of Jesus and information given to Barnabbas a young Nigerian man for the Adorers of the Precious Blood and all who wish to know what to do to win souls, protect families and pray for the salvation of souls. This program continues in the series archived on Radio Maria; First Wednesday of each month with Fr. Tom Alkire, O Carm. and other Wednesdays. This program will focus on the Association of the Precious Blood International, and information given to Barnabbas from Nigeria, a young man who was given direction,prayers and instructions on teaching of the benefits, promises and help of Jesus and His Precious Blood now to prepare for times of great trial and tribulation happening now and to to come upon the world in the purification and chastisement as revealed to us in Scripture. (This is approved by his Bishop and has received the Nihil Obstat; Rev. Fr. Stephen Obiukwu, Archdiocese of Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria) Learn how The Precious Blood of Jesus and His promises and great words protect us and how we can help fight battle for souls with the Precious Blood of Jesus through Daily Mass, Prayers, Devotions, Eucharistic Adoration and Prayers and Consecration to the Precious Blood and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Fatima, The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,St. Faustina, St.Margaret Mary and other great saints have received messages on how to win souls, increase Faith and be an evangelizer. Be a part of The New Evangelization ! Fr. Tom is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL. www.preciousbloodinternational.com Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.

October 6, 2012 – The Long Eighteenth Century

The Glorious Revolution of 1688–desposition of the last Catholic King of England, James II: Catholic low point from 1688 to 1829; demonstrate how Catholics were second-class citizens, neither tolerated nor persecuted, obscure and isolated. Describe the efforts of Bishop Richard Challoner and Father Alban Butler to remind Catholics of their heritage; recount the beginnings of toleration for Catholics in the late eighteenth century–and anti-Catholic reaction. Return to Maryland: end of religious freedom for Catholics until after the American Revolution and the Constitution of 1789.

August 16, 2012 – Bishop Cirilo Flores

Kathleen Beckman interviews San Diego Diocese Coadjutor Bishop Cirilo Flores on how the Church is built up by the Eucharist (article 26 of JPII’s Ecclesia de Eucharistia). They will discuss the connection between the Eucharistic life of the Church and the upcoming “Year of Faith”; the “new evangelization” and the universal call to holiness. The bishop shares his personal experiences of Eucharistic devotion.

August 7, 2012 – Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz

Bishop Bruskewitz is noted for his independence and orthodoxy. The Diocese of Lincoln has many priests and TWO seminaries. At 77 years of age, His Excelency is still at the helm even though Pope Benedict accepted his resignation two years ago. Please join me for an interesting chat with an American bishop who has been unafraid to make decisions (including excommunications) that may cause other bishops to wince.

The Rural-Urban Mass – June 12, 2012

 Francesca Franchina MS Ed.  chats with Deacon Marty Brown of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Marys, OH, Pam Long, Regional Director for The Catholic Social Action Office, and Willard Dahlinghaus of Minster, OH  about the upcoming Rural-Urban Mass celebrated by  Bishop Joseph Binzer at Ron and Deb Wilker’s Farm, 10675 Tri-Township Rd. St. Mary’s, Ohio on Thursday, June 21, 2012  in their huge family farm  tool shed that seats 300!  Learn about old and new traditions getting back to the roots of this traditional Mass and the inauguration of The  Catholic Century Farm Registry ( sixteen farming families in the northern area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati  will be honored this year as  families that have been farming the same land for one hundred years). All are welcome to attend the Mass and dinner; (Call for Reservations). Tune in to find out more interesting and delicious details.
Francesca’s recipe for the day: Italian Style Fried Chicken! We may also be blessed in hearing  from area Knights of Columbus about their famous fried chicken dinners that will be served at this blessed event!

June 11, 2012 – Bishop Robert Mutsaerts

Bishop Mutsaert’s relates his journey of faith and the challenges of the  Church in the Netherlands that was once 98% Catholic.

May 15, 2012 – Dr. Rebecca Peck

In this program, Steve speaks with Dr Rebecca Peck, MD, family practice physician with her husband Ben, mother of 6, accomplished pianist, and very active in challenging the HHS “mandate”.  Dr Rebecca and her medical colleagues have a very active Catholic Medical Assn Guild, and they are working with their pastors and bishop to educate the people of Florida about what is wrong with the HHS Mandate.

August 30, 2011 – Rev. Paul Zipfel

Steve Koob talks with Rev. Paul Zipfel, currently the former Bishop of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, about the Diocese of Bismarck and its Catholic institutions, and the phenomenal evangelization effort that is the Bismarck Project: what it is, and the response from his diocese’s parishioners.

February 8, 2011 – Bishop Victor Galeone

Steve Koob talks with Bishop Victor Galeone, the now Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, about the diocese, Natural Family Planning, and issues concerning contraception.

New Bishop In Altoona, PA

On Friday January 14 Monsignor Mark L Bartchak was named as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Bishop-elect Bartchak was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Erie, PA in 1980 and, in addition to serving the Catholic of the diocese, has used his rich background in Canon Law on the diocesan, state and national levels.

Our congratulations go out to Bishop-elect Mark L. Bartchak and the Catholic of the diocese of Altoon-Johnstown on this momentous and exciting appointment.

For additional information you can visit the Diocese of Altoon-Johnstown website. www.ajdiocese.org

Thanksgiving – Program 031

With Thanksgiving in mind, Lynn Bauman presents various interpretations of the classic hymn, Te Deum (Thee, O God, we praise).

Te Deum has been in regular use in the Roman Catholic Church for centuries in the Office of Readings found in the Liturgy of the Hours, and in thanksgiving to God for a special blessing such as the election of a pope, the consecration of a bishop, the canonization of a saint, a religious profession, the publication of a treaty of peace, a royal coronation, etc. It is sung either after Mass or the Divine Office or as a separate religious ceremony.

You can view a full transcript of the show by clicking here.

St Bernard Jubilee Mass – July 11th

St. Bernard Catholic Church in Springfield, OH is celebrating it’s 150th Anniversary and they have invited you to join them. On Sunday, July 11th, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will be joined by almost a dozen priests in celebrating a Jubilee Mass to mark this occasion.

You can join in the celebration by tuning in to Radio Maria’s live coverage of this special event. The Mass will begin at 11:30/10:30c and can be heard on the Radio Maria radio network as well as around the world over the internet. To follow along with the Mass you can click the link below to view and print out the program of the Mass.

Program of the Mass