On January 22nd, hundreds of thousands of pro-life people, mostly young adults, will come to Washington D.C. to March for Life as we protest Roe v. Wade. Every year since abortion was legalized, pro-lifers have marched to let Congress, the Supreme Court, and the nation know that Americans support life. January is not the ideal month for standing in the cold for hours, so everyone bundles up and somehow that day seems to be one of the coldest and rainiest of the year. In spite of the weather, we still March making great sacrifices because the unborn need a voice. Join us for LIVE coverage leading up to the March and Thursday throughout the day.
Also, Join with your Radio Maria Family in the Novena …For the conversion of all hearts and the end to abortion. http://www.usccb.org/
Pictures from Radio Maria’s coverage of the 2014 March for Life – Members of our Radio Maria Family:
Special Guest, Mrs. Lynn Bete, OCDS and President of the Dayton OCDS in Ohio, talks with host, Frances Harry, OCDS about the recent 2014 OCDS Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. What is a Congress? What happened there? Who was there? What was the theme? Why should one attend? What were some of the highlights: Fr. Alzinir Francisco Debastiani’s talk on the new additions to the OCDS Constitution and his challenge for our communities; Dr. Keith Egan, TOC, on St. Teresa of Avila: Hope is the Same as Remembering; the wonderful and prayerful John Michael Talbot Concert; Fr. Bonaventure Sauer’s talk on the poetry of St. Teresa; and much, much more. We discussed the workshops and the Provincial Council Forum that was so inspirational as well as what vendors were present and where we got to go sight-seeing!
The recent canonization of Saint John Paul II has drawn new attention to his “Theology of the Body” and its impact on the Culture of Life. His biographer, George Weigel has said that TotB will impact every teaching of the Creed and it will take decades to fully comprehend its influence on the faith and the faithful.
Damon Owens left an impressive career in the business arena to devote his life to full-time work in marriage and family ministry. He has served as Natural Family Planning and Marriage Preparation Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Newark, founded two non-profit organizations (New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association and Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey), and led initiatives for various pro-life and pro-family organizations such as the New Jersey Catholic Bishops Conference, The Children First Foundation, and Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.), the largest African-American, pro-life ministry in the country. Damon is a certified speaker and has been lecturing for the Theology of the Body Institute since 2005. In December of 2011, Damon was named the Executive Director of the Theology of the Body Institute. He and his wife, Melanie, have been married for 18 years and have eight children.
Many of our listeners are familiar with the Theology of the Body because of Christopher West’s presentations that have popularized TotB throughout the USA and in dozens of other countries in the short span of 10 years.
Owen will give us a brief summary of the Theology of the Body, the work of the Theology of the Body Institute founded by Christopher West, and this summer’s International Theology of the Body Congress in Philadelphia.
FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STD of Montreal, Canada and Visiting Professor/ Faculty Member of the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about Living Out a Marian Spirituality in the New Evangelization; Perspectives of New Evangelization; The Transmission of Faith, and The PAMI 23rd Congress on Mariology recently held in Rome.
This particular program is dedicated to Frances Harry’s recent trip to the Annual Carmelite Congress, held just outside of Boston. Frances discusses the them of the Congress, which was, “Do Whatever He Tells You.” She provides a synopsis of some of the major presenters including Fr. Calloway, who escaped a childhood of drugs and anger, as well as Archbishop O’Malley of Boston, whose personal motto is also, “Do Whatever He Tells You.”
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Matthew Mauriello, S.T.L. of Greenwich CT, North American Representative Executive International Committee for the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy and President of the North American Congress on Mercy about Pentecost, The Holy Spirit, Mercy, St. Faustina, The Signs of The Times, Our Lady’s Prayer Campaign for Peace utilizing The Peace Plan from Heaven, revealed at Fatima in 1917; The Importance of the Mercy Devotions in our time; and his two books Mercies Remembered: Reflections and Reminiscences of a Parish Priest and FROM A RECTORY KITCHEN. (Co-authored with Franca Bosio Bertoli)