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New Program with Fr. John Tino, our Director of Programming

Fr. John Tino

We are pleased to announce a new program hosted by our new Priest/Director of Programming, Fr. John Tino. As of now, his program, ‚ÄúCatechesis with the Director‚ÄĚ airs on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00am Central/10:00am Eastern, as well as Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8:30am Central/9:30am Eastern, right after the Mass, as he instructs us on our faith.

He would love to hear from you so we invite each of you to tune into his program and feel free to call him on the air, or email him, even if it is to let him know how you are doing and what Radio Maria means to you.

February 7, 2015 – Praying With and For Prisoners

Fr. Kubicki interviews Ron Zeilinger, director of Dismas Ministry.

The Abundant Life with Fr. Mark Goring To Begin Thursday February 5

fr. mark goringWe are introducing a new host to Radio Maria ‚Äď Fr. Mark Goring, CC. Father Goring joined the Companions of the Cross when he was 18, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2002 at age 26. He has served as Associate Pastor for St. Mary‚Äôs Parish in Ottawa, as Director of Admissions for the Companions, as Chaplain of the Catholic Chaplaincy at York University, and is currently Director of the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, Texas. Fr. Mark is a wonderful and inspiring preacher. His ability to make profound truths of the faith easily accessible to his listeners lies at the heart of his ministry. Please tune in at 8:30 a.m. Central/9:30 a.m. Eastern on Thursdays, starting February 5, 2015, for The Abundant Life program, and let Fr. Goring show us how we are all called to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
You will also be able to find the archives of the program at: radiomaria.us/theabundantlife/

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, interview with Father James Loughran, Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII)

On Friday the 23rd, Radio Maria NY hosted a special program on the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Since 1898, traditionally observed in the northern hemisphere from the 18th to the 25th of January and formerly known as the Octave of Christian Unity, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity involves ‚ÄéChristian communities and Churches across the world, including the Catholic ‚ÄéChurch.

Launched over a century ago by Fr. Paul James Francis Wattson, SA (1863 ‚Äď 1940) founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor, Garrison, NY, since its inception the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity fostered reconciliation and healing through atonement ‚ÄĒ the unity of men and women with God and with one another. Fr. Paul was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1886. In 1908, he initiated the Church Unity Octave believing that a time set aside for prayer and seminars would hasten Christian unity. An advocate of corporate reunion between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, he finally embraced Roman Catholicism. In 1909, the Society of the Atonement became the first religious community of Christians to be received corporately into the Roman Catholic Church since the Reformation. Fr. Paul was ordained a Catholic priest by Archbishop John M. Farley in 1910.

(More on the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII), at: http://atonementfriars.org and http://geii.org/week_of_prayer_for_christian_unity/)

“Since 1968, the resource material for reflection, prayer and celebration on a ‚Äéchosen theme for the Week of Prayer for Christain Unity is jointly issued by the Vatican‚Äôs Pontifical Council for Promoting ‚ÄéChristian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches (WCC).¬† This year the theme was: ‚ÄúJesus said to her: “Give me to drink“, taken from the ‚Äéepisode of the Samaritan woman at the well, in John‚Äôs Gospel.”

In his recent meeting with the men and women religious, the Pope spoke extensively about ecumenism suggesting the three main ingredients for a fruitful dialogue:

The Pope spoke of three conditions at the core of the search for Christian unity ‚Äď firstly, there‚Äôs no unity without conversion of heart, which includes forgiving and asking for forgiveness. Secondly he said there is no unity without prayer and therefore men and women religious who pray for unity are like ‚Äėan invisible monastery‚Äô bringing together Christians of different denominations from different countries around the world.Thirdly, the Pope said, there is no unity without holiness of daily life. so the more we put our search for unity into practise in our relations with others, the more we will be modelling our lives on the message of the Gospel.

(Read full article: Pope concluding Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at: http://www.news.va

More insights available:Pope Francis: Religious who pray for Christian unity an “invisible monastery”at http://www.news.va

Resource material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 is available at: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/

loughran_picOur host of the day was Fr. James Loughran, S.A., Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII), a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement headquartered at Graymoor, New York. Today, this Roman Catholic religious community continue working and ministering to people of every race, religion, and walk of life in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, and Japan.

Fr. Mark Goring To Start A New Program On Radio Maria

fr.mark_goringWe are introducing a new host to Radio Maria ‚Äď Fr. Mark Goring, CC. Father Goring joined the Companions of the Cross when he was 18, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2002 at age 26. He has served as Associate Pastor for St. Mary‚Äôs Parish in Ottawa, as Director of Admissions for the Companions, as Chaplain of the Catholic Chaplaincy at York University, and is currently Director of the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, Texas. Fr. Mark is a wonderful and inspiring preacher. His ability to make profound truths of the faith easily accessible to his listeners lies at the heart of his ministry. Please tune in at 8:30 a.m. Central/9:30 a.m. Eastern on Thursdays, starting February 5, 2015, for The Abundant Life program, and let Fr. Goring show us how we are all called to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

August 6, 2014 – Association of Christian Therapists

The speakers at the Association of Christian Therapists will address health care providers in all disciplines with their insights and experiences working with people of various cultures and ethnic groups. Healing requires creative, focused clinical interventions; speakers and presenters will provide insights into diverse cultures prominent in our country , as well as insights into the art of determining strengths in others. The Pre-Conference on Thursday Sept. 18 presents two passionate professionals who are servants of those in most need of healing , Dr. Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D.; Ed. D and Fr. Christopher Crotty who will be presenting their experiences of healing with people from various cultural and faith traditions and the common thread of God’s love in all of them. Dr. Keyes is the Director of The Center for Trauma Studies at Regent University and is often found with his team in the USA and around the world as first responders in natural and man made disasters, addressing . Fr. Crotty is a priest who seeks to know the true heart of Jesus reaching out to the prostitute, the person in the satanic rock band, the alcoholic and many others in need of God’s love in the midst of brokenness and sin, speaking and will also present The Centrality of the Gospel Message. The rostrum of speakers and presenters have a deep understanding of how healing comes through the love of God and seeing Jesus in the other; Fr. Robert Sears, SJ, President of ACT, (Living The Divine Will), Dr. Doug Schoeninger, Past ACT President and Denise Dolff, MA President Elect (Listening in Healthcare Practice), Dr. George Delgado, MD (Weaving Faith, Ethics, and Professional Autonomy Into Patient/Client Interaction) will speak along with many others. Registration info, complete speakers’ rostrum, topics and bios at www.actheals.org.

June 11, 2014 – Susan Ferguson

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.and Susan Ferguson Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education discuss the 2014 Catholic Education Summit to be held on Monday, July 14 at the UD River Campus focusing on “Charism, Culture and Curriculum” to be attended by teachers, administrators, parents, pastors, child advocates, fund raisers and others interested in sustaining, enhancing and furthering Catholic Education and Evangelization. The St. Remy Initiative will meet on Tuesday, July 15. Call in toll free 1-866-333-6279 to participate in the program, share your opinions and make suggestions. To register and find more information on the UD Center for Catholic Education 2014 Education Summit see the website at: www.go.udayton.edu/cce/summit or call Gina Lloyd, M.S.E. at 937-229-3921.

May 21, 2014 – Marika Zimmerman

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Marika Zimmerman of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Beavercreek, OH and Carmine Marotta, Director of the St. Padre Pio Shrine at St. John the Baptist Church 210 West 31st Street, New York, New York, 10001 (212-564-9070) about the spirituality of Padre Pio, OFM Capuchin, his charitable works building a hospital, The House for the Relief of Suffering on a side of a mountain, the American socialite Mary Pyle who became the only English speaking contact at San Giovanni Rotunda after coming to visit Padre Pio with Maria Montessori and their own experiences with Padre Pio. Learn of the many great works associated to and with Padre Pio. Padre Pio and America, the new book documenting St. Padre Pio and the experience of his American spiritual children. Participate in the program sharing your experiences with St. Padre Pio. Learn how his father came to America to earn money for Padre Pio to attend seminary, how Carmine’s dad met and served Mass for Padre Pio during WWII when he was stationed in Italy. (Foggia, Italy is located at the foot of Mount Gargano and was the site of a US Air Force Base and the home and workshop of Count Caproni who developed planes for the USA during the war and trained pilots. ) Call 1-866-333.6279 to join in the program.

April 2, 2014 – Susan Ferguson

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. hosts Susan Ferguson, Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) and Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D. Min. focusing on contemporary education in a digital world and distance education with the internet and digital technologies. Sister Angela Ann is a former member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Director of the UD Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, and Director of the Caribbean School of Communications in Trinidad,is a Professor of Religious Studies and teaches in the UD School of Education. She serves as an international consultant addressing topics related to communications and education and gives workshops, seminars and lectures around the world. Dr. Zukowski, D. Min. serves on several boards related to Catholic education, including the Catholic Leadership Academy Planning Committee (United States), Board of Governors of CREDI (Catholic Religious Education Development Initiative) and as Animator for Mary Queen of Peace (five merged schools/parishes ) as a consultant for cultivating a Beatitude Culture within the school, families and local neighborhood communities. Dr. Zukowski is a Marianist Education Associate (MEA) and has been teaching at UD for 34+ years. Call toll free at 866-333-6279to participate in the program,

March 26, 2014 – On the Way to the Summit

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan Ferguson Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) and Dr. Shauna Adams, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning at the University of Dayton. As the University of Dayton’s School of Education and Health Sciences Faculty Liaison to The Bombeck Family Learning Center,(UD’s Early Childhood Demonstration School) Dr. Adams is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, curriculum and assessment, early childhood research,advocacy and leadership. She is an extremely effective educator and a high creative in her numerous writing endeavors as author and co-author of educational textbooks, early childhood programs and grants. Her experience in schools as a special educator (P-12), school psychologist and working with families brings depth to everything she does. Susan and Shauna will also address the University of Dayton CCE Educational Summit to be held July 14, 2014 focusing on: Charism, Culture and Curriculum. For more information and registration see: www.udayton.edu

January 22, 2014 – ST. REMY INITIATIVE

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. continues conversations with Susan Ferguson Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) focusing on the St. Remy Initiative with Director Dr. Toni Moore, Ph.D. former Assistant Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools and former Catholic School Principal and Archdiocesan Catholic School Administrator Toni Moore about their work with the St. Remy Initiative: Professional Development for Catholic School Educators. Named for the town of St. Remy de Provence in France where the first Marianist Normal School for the professional development of Christian teachers was established in 1824 by Blessed Wm. Joseph Chaminade this initiative inspires hope by forming the heart of Catholic Educators through serving the spiritual formation of Catholic School Educators. Experiencing this unique professional development program, meeting as a learning community to strengthen their spirituality, Catholic Educators have advanced instructional skills and developed their leadership potential through this collaborative effort between UD and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Providing educators in Catholic Schools the tools and sense of mission, the St. Remy Initiative keeps growing. Learn more of what they do, continuing to spread and how it can work in your area by contacting Dr. Toni Moore at lmoore2@udayton.edu . Francesca and Friends UD CCE Program Series is archived at www.radiomaria.us (link to Programming/ Francesca Franchina); December 11/18 2013; January 15/22, 2014; February 12/19 2014 and March 12/26th 2014. Don’t miss this series and future programs which will make your heart sing in discovering this successful blest plan being promulgated in Catholic Schools across the USA and other countries.

April 9, 2013 – Richard Doerflinger

Richard Doerflinger has had many titles during his 33 year employment by the USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops). Currently he is Associate Director of the Pro-Life Secretariat, advising the bishops on pro-life federal legislation and strategy. He has an especially challenging assignment having to deal with a Senate and White House that are unsupportive of Catholic teaching on life and marriage. Please join us as Richard shares his experience and challenges.

I’ll also be asking him about the role of the USCCB and potential conflict between that body and the role of the individual bishop as the Vicar of Christ for his diocese.

October 10, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dave Corolla, Director of the World Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima in¬† Washington, NJ. about the¬† six monthlyMarian Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, the Angelic Eucharistic Apparition, the meaning of the messages for us today and¬†¬†The 95th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917. Ed Lekson of West Chester/Liberty, OH will discuss¬† the 13th Festival of Praise¬†to be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 hosted by the¬†University of Dayton Marian Library, the Pontifical¬†International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) and CREDO Apostolate ¬†at the University of Dayton Immaculate Conception Chapel from 7:00-9:30 PM beginning with the Rosary led by the UD Rosary Clubs.¬†“Rain”¬† will provide music for¬†adoration, worship, reflection ¬†and praise.¬†Fr. Tom Thompson, SM will preside.

August 14, 2012 – Sr Catherine Marie & Brother Ignatius Perkins

Steve Koob speaks with two representatives of Aquinas College in Nashville TN, Sr Catherine Marie–Executive Director and Brother Ignatius Perkins–Dean. They talked about the Nashville Dominican order, their rapid growth, distinctive charisms, and vocations. They also discussed Aquinas College, its programs (especially their nursing school), and how the HHS mandate may effect programs and health insurance.

Radio Maria’s New Appointments

On Thursday, June 7, the Board of Directors for the English-speaking Radio Maria in the US met in New York City. We would like to share the following significant changes and new appointments that were made at that time.

North American Supervising Priest Director: Fr. Walter Tonelotto
National Priest Director: Fr. Robert Young
Regional Priest Directors: Fr. Walter Tonelotto (New york)
Fr. John Fletcher (Ohio)
Fr. Dan Hoehn
Priest Advisors: Fr. Dan O’Connor (Alexandria, LA)
Fr. Ryan Humphries (Natchitoches, LA)
Fr. Keith Landry (New Iberia, LA)
Board of Directors: Mr. Carlo Di Maggio (Interim President)
Ms. Florinda Iannace (Secretary)
Ms. Mary Pyper (Treasurer)
Alicia del Cyd
Fr. Robert Young (Ex Officio)
Executive Committee: Mr. Carlos Di Maggio (Acting President)
Fr. Robert Young
Alicia del Cyd (Interim for Coordinator)
General Assembly Members: Mr. Russell Wilson
Capt. Nicola Arena
National Promotions Director: Mr. Hans Hoerdemann

The administrative offices of Radio Maria will be moved to New York City. The work of programming and production will remain in Alexandria, LA.

December 12, 2011 – Doug Barry

Doug Barry, founder and director of RADIX and Camp Gargano, talks of his conversion and apostolates encouraging families to defend their Catholic faith and preserve the truth.

August 29, 2011 – Abby Johnson and Justin Stroh

Kathie begins this program with Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director who has become a pro-life champion and Catholic convert.¬†Ms. Johnson¬†discusses her new book, “UnPlanned.”

In the second half of this program, Kathie interviews Justin Stroh. Mr. Stroh is a Parish Life Coordinator and Youth Leader from Minnesota, returning with groups from WYD in Spain. He talks of the once-in-a-lifetime events and the holy places  of their travels.

March 1, 2011 – Marie Hilliard

Steve Koob talks with Marie Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and Public Policy and ethicist for  the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Sr. Renee Mirkes, Director for the Center of NaPro Ethics for the Pope Paul VI Institute, about the rights of conscience in American healthcare and ethics in reproductive medicine.

February 15, 2011 – Greg Schutte

Steve Koob talks with Greg Schutte, director of Marriage Works! Ohio, about relationships and the work that Marriage Works! Ohio does.

Parish Youth Initiatives – Aug. 18, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Josh Englefield, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Beavercreek, OH and students who participated in The St. Luke Summer 2010 Parish Youth Initiatives. All three activities offered the high school youth an experience with Christ that deepened their faith. Students relate their experiences on their mission trip to Harlan Kentucky where they rehabbed homes; their journey to the Franciscan University Youth Conference in Steubenville, OH with 2000 students from all over the USA; culminating in Cross Training which ran for a week at the parish designed to engage dialogue in the small group, witness talks, activities, games and topped off with an intergenerational brunch which they prepared and hosted for parish members, table talk and day long canoe trip.

July 20, 2010 – Dr. Patrick Fagan

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Patrick Fagan, senior fellow and director of the Center for Research on Marriage, Family, and Religion, about the findings from data compiled by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute.  These findings help reveal the status of American culture today, in terms of how children grow up in the presence/absence of a parent, the impact of divorce on families, and the destructive nature of contraception.

Helping Families At Risk – June 16, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Richard Green, Director of the Judge Frank W. Nicholas Residential Treatment Center for Youth, and Counselor Theresa Fitzgerald of Dayton, Ohio focusing on the mission, purposes and goals of the residential facility for troubled and delinquent youth who are recipients of probationary services through the Montgomery County Juvenile Court and usually not responsive to the correctional efforts offered by the public schools, various outpatient counseling services or other forms of supervision provided by the court. What’s a parent to do? What is a community to do?

Montgomery County Right to Life – Sept. 16, 2009

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Christi Dodson Director of Montgomery County Right To Life about The Life Resource Center, the continuing political struggle against abortion, parenting classes and specifically what we can do in the fight against abortion and the Respect of All Life highlighting upcoming events in the arena of life, participation in prayer gatherings and PROMOTING LIFE THROUGH EDUCATION AND ACTION!

Tune in Wednesdays at 10:30am central 11:30am eastern for the LIVE broadcast and again on Mondays at 7:30pm central 8:30pm eastern for the encore broadcast.