On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern, we will introduce a new program to Radio Maria, hosted by Mr. Matthew Leonard. Matthew is the Executive Director of the St. Paul Center in Steubenville, Ohio. An internationally known speaker and author, he travels far and wide speaking to Catholic audiences, and has authored several books, among which are, “Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic” and Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality, published through Our Sunday Visitor. Prior to his conversion to Catholicism in 1998, Matthew served as a missionary in Latin America. After entering the Church, he obtained a Master’s degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville before becoming vice president and guest theology instructor at Ave Maria College. He has been heard and seen in places like “Deep in Scripture with Marcus Grodi”, Sirius Radio, and Our Sunday Visitor. Before entering the non-profit world, Matthew was partner and president of a Chicago-based real estate development firm. The father of five, he and his wife Veronica now make their home in Ohio. Please tune in on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern, and begin enjoying The Art of Catholic, hosted by Matthew Leonard. You will be blessed by it.
I was in Chicago for the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show. By coincidence, directly across the aisle from my One More Soul display was author “JD” giving away free copies of his new book Drafted To Serve. Drafted . . . is a book about miracles–not the typical physical healing miracles that drive the canonization process. No, these”miracles” COULD be degraded to mere “coincidences” were they not so astonishing and so common. They are a result of JD being financially strapped and desperate to capitalize on Pope John Paul II’s World Youth Day VIII visit to Denver 21 years ago. JD was quite regularly in hopeless situations, praying for JP II for help–and getting it.
I was at WYD VIII with my friend Jim Vititow and 7 young people. It was an incredible “pilgrimage” that Drafted To Serve gave me an opportunity to relive . John Paul II coined the phrases “Culture of Life” and “Culture of Death” and popularized their use (as in this program’s title “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America”). Who would deny JPII’s impact in leading us to a Culture of Life–a still elusive fact, but a victory guaranteed by a faithful God. I’m thinking especially of his Gospel of Life and Theology of the Body.
JD is a Colorado native, married with two sons, a service disabled Vietnam War veteran, having served five tours on swift boats. He graduated from the University of Denver with a dual degree in finance and real estate and currently owns a nationwide business in Denver. Drafted To Serve is his first book, written during three years of nearly full-time effort, which he felt compelled to complete in order to tell the world what happened when Pope John Paul II came to Denver in 1993.
JD and his buddy TP originally agreed to tell no one but the Catholic Church of the events that had taken place. They felt that due to the incredible nature of the story neither wished to step into the spotlight and have their lives turned upside down by the attention the story was certain to generate.
Host Kathleen Beckman will broadcast live from Mundelein Seminary, Chicago, Ill. with priest guests from the Conference on Healing and Deliverance. They will discuss the prudent engagement of the “good fight” and how to “put on the armor of God” for spiritual protection against the fiery darts of the Enemy and prayers will be offered for liberation.
Ken talks with guest Fr Louis Cameli author of The Devil You Don’t Know – Recognizing and Resisting Evil in Everyday Life (Published by Ave Maria Press) Fr Cameli paints a challenging , unsettling portrait of the devil as a formidable adversary who works great harm, often in quite, less-visible ways. Fr Cameli is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. His book is available at https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-272-7/The-Devil-You-Dont-Know/
In this episode, Kathie speaks with John Rex. Rex discusses his journey from being a Non-Catholic to being an Ordained Church Deacon in the Archdiocese of Chicago. She then talks with Jonathon Dupuy about his part in the refreshing and beautiful movie, Sojourners. Special Guest, Steve Scaffidi also calls in. He discusses his experience as the producer of Sojourners.
Tune in to Radio Maria on March 5 beginning at 5pm central for a live broadcast of the First Saturday Devotion and Speaker series from The Sanctuary of The Divine Mercy in Chicago, IL. The broadcast will begin with Holy Mass at 5pm central and will be followed be the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Abbot Austin Murphy, OSB will then present a talk entitled “Educating Desire”.
This promises to be a very dynamic and holy event that you won’t want to miss. More information can be found by clicking on the flyer below.
Francesca Franchina speaks with Zaid E. Jazrowi of Chicago, joyful and joy filled young Marian Pilgrimage Leader and organizer about encountering Jesus and healing through the intercession of the Blessed Mother and how his life has made a complete turn around in the last three years as he initiated IHS312.org to bring the message of Catholicism, Jesus and the Blessed Mother to the world. T5H Featured Recipes : Today Francesca shares her tasty, easy to make Italian Wedding Soup and Minestrone from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.
In this program, Francesca Franchina speaks about Mary and the power of praying for the intercession of the Blessed Mother.