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Meet Our Volunteers: Donna Domzalski

donna domzalskiWe want to introduce everyone to one of our volunteers, Donna Domzalski. Donna began volunteering at Radio Maria at its very inception, 2000, and is still with us after 15 years. She is a retired kindergarten teacher, dedicating 34 years to teaching pre-school children in our area. When she’s not volunteering at Radio Maria, she happily takes care of her 8 grandchildren. Donna assists us with all aspects of Radio Maria’s secretarial needs, from categorizing weekly donations, to assembling our quarterly newsletters, to manning the phones during Mariathons. Donna is a staunch pro-life advocate, truly devoted to Our Lady and Her radio station, and we are blessed to have her with us as a devoted volunteer.

November 05, 2014 – A tale of bravery and boundless faith–Fr. Jeremy Leatherby

Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Leatherby, whose Father changed dramatically due to a Marian apparition, and who himself almost died from a deadly car crash, when he was a seminarian, which disfigured his face terribly. By the grace of God, he was saved through a series of miraculous moments. Fr. Leatherby is a dynamic speaker who holds Licentiate in Sacred Theology and is the Pastor of Presentation Parish in Sacramento, CA

September 30, 2014 – Catholic Schools & Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep

Joe interview Brian Muth, Principal for Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep, a Pre-K – 12 Catholic (Day & Home) School in Napa California. Joe and Brian discussed the nature and beauty of Catholic Education and the critical role it plays in the formation of the Intellect, the Will, and Characters of our children, families, and the in the society with which we live. Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep does a superb job in fulfilling their mission! To learn more, check out their website. www.kolbetrinity.org

July 23, 2014 – Patti Gehred

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Patti Gehred, Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation at the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS), Dayton, Ohio in conjunction with the University of Dayton about the On line Virtual Learning Center for Catechists and those interested in Marianist Spirituality and Studies. Patti speaks about the courses offered, and how interested individuals or groups can participate in the courses and/or arrange for special reserved studies for groups of 6-12 for areas of particular interest to their community or small faith sharing group, Of particularly interest to many participants is a course on the Blessed Mother called, Mary, Holy Possibility and informative courses on the Marianist Founders: Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade, Mother Adele de Batz de Trenquellon and Marie Therese de Lamourous. Patti is also a weekly internet DJ with her husband on “Jazz Beat” streamed online on www.wdpsfm.com.Learn more about NACMS and courses offered on line at the Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation website at www.nacms.org or email Patti at gehredp1(at)udayton.edu. Catch the latest on Facebook: NACMSNed; Twitter:@NACMS1 or Pinterest:NACMS. See all the courses offered by the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Center at www.vlc.udayton.edu

June 18, 2014 – Time to Reconsider the Merits of a Catholic Education?

C.S. Lewis shows the danger of relativism in education. Once a person is formed in it, he suffers the loss of “will, of strength and of creativity” (1). With regard to subjects such as math, science and language arts, we know how vital they are to a professional career. However, do we recognize that there are other subjects which make possible a life that is fulfilling and satisfying? Are not these characteristics more important than having the best job? A Catholic education is not just about forming students in math, science and the language arts, but also about learning to appreciate truth, beauty and goodness. Pope Francis in his encyclical “Evangelii Gaudium” encourages this type of education to offset the fallout from growing secularism.

(1) The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis, Chptr 1.

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.

June 03, 2014

In keeping with the Easter Season, Matthew examines the Catholic Church’s beliefs and practices regarding the reception of Holy Communion.

May 21, 2014 – Cure for the Common Core

With mounting concern over the Common Core State Standards, what are parents and teachers to do? Consider God’s providence. God founded his Church on Peter (Mt 16: 18) to aid our journey through life to heaven. In the 12th Century, the Church was instrumental in fostering education, and through its essential support, the university system was developed from what began as “Cathedral schools” (1). Paris and Bologna were the first two. Today, there are great alternatives to Common Core. These include a classical curriculum and a [non-Common Core] Christian education. What comprises a classical curriculum? How is this curriculum in harmony with Christian formation? These questions are discussed and draw from “What is a Classical Education”, by Peter Kreeft, and published in “The Classical Teacher” magazine, Spring 2009. For the complete article, see: www.memoriapress.com.

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(1) “How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization”, Thomas E. Wood, Jr., Chptr 4.

May 07, 2014 – Fr. John McDonald

Christine Watkins interviews Fr. John McDonald, director of Catholic education at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham, president of John Carroll Catholic High School, and associate pastor at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church–ie. busy! Fr. John speaks of the immeasurable value of the inner life and how to cultivate it in both adults and in the youth. In April of 2005, while Fr. John was still in the seminary, he was called upon to read the second reading during the funeral mass of Pope John Paul II. It was at this moment when the whole world heard his special South Alabama accent.

May 06, 2014 – Teacher Dorothy Duganzic, & Fr Peter Pomposello

I’m not an authority on chastity and “abstinence” education programs, but I’m pretty sure that for many (most?), FEAR is the prime motivator–fear of pregnancy, disease, and emotional trauma. Teen STAR is unique in emphasizing the beauty and blessing and purpose of human sexuality. Teen STAR treats young men and women with the dignity and reverence appropriate to their age by teaching them about their bodies and how God intends for their bodies to be treated and cared for.

As Fertility Educator Emily Sederstrand says, “When you teach a woman [anyone, really] how her body works, you are teaching her about her creator”. I say, “Learning about your Creator is THE most important purpose/value of Teen STAR”.

Teen STAR was developed by internationally renowned Dr Hanna Klaus, Ob/Gyn, NFP teacher and advocate for the Billings Ovulation Method. Dr Klaus spent 7 very busy years as a Medical Mission Sister in Pakistan. In 1980, she developed the Teen STAR Program that is now popular in over 30 countries primarily in Europe, Africa and South America.

Joining us will be Teen STAR Teacher Dorothy Duganzic, and Fr Peter Pomposello-pastor of Holy Cross Parish in the Bronx where Dorothy has been teaching Teen STAR to JHS students for 5 years. We can also expect Mr Ernie Zalamae, Principal, Holy Cross School, and some of the students to be with us to share their experience with the Teen STAR Program.

April 9, 2014 – Endow Groups for Women – Eileen Love

Christine Watkins interviews Eileen Love, a writer and speaker, teacher and facilitator trainer at Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women), an educational program of prayer and study for Catholic women. Eileen travels around the country speaking to groups about the “new feminism” of John Paul II and training women to lead their own Endow study groups, which are sweeping the nation. www.EndowGroups.org

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

February 26, 2014 – Dr.Benjamin Keyes

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr.Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D; Ed.D,Psychotherapist, Pastor and Professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA and Chair of the Association of Christian Therapists Psychotherapist Specialty Group (www.actheals.org). Dr. Keyes has written books, articles and been published in numerous professional journals including ACT’s Journal of Christian Healing.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS) affects many people suffering the effects of trauma on the body,mind and spirit of all age groups; war veterans, victims of terrorism, catastrophic weather calamities, sex and drug trafficking, addictions, and abuse situations. Professor Keyes not only teaches graduate students, he teaches and trains medical and allied health professionals, first responders, clergy and students throughout the world. Prayer is included in the treatment/healing process and Dr. Keyes speaks about his experiences in recent trips to treat aftermath victims in the Philippines, Haiti and Lebanon to train priests and NGOs to work with Syrian Survivors of Chemical Genocide and War (December 2013);and the upcoming trip to Romania with Regent U Graduate Students for work with gypsy and underprivileged populations. The recipient of many awards for his professional achievements as well as community endeavors, Dr. Keyes is over-the-top able as well as amiable and offers us his vast experience in professional development and acumen coupled with highly effective Christian approaches to dealing with traumatology encompassing inner healing,spiritual healing, physical and mental illness.

February 19, 2014 – CATHOLIC EVANGELIZATION IN OUR TIME Part VI

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ON A CATHOLIC CAMPUS
CATHOLIC EVANGELIZATION IN OUR TIME Part VI: How are International Students received on a Marian Catholic Campus? How should they be received? Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STL; STD, (Missionary Sister of The Immaculate Conception who holds a Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology) a member of the faculty at the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library, about helping and ministering to and with International Students on a Marian Catholic Campus. Sr. Celia travels extensively and teaches in Canada and China where she also ministers as a nurse. Sr. Celia addresses faculty members as well as Chinese students providing a familiar face and native language to students from China and other Asian countries. Call in. What would you like to ask Sister Celia about international students, students of different faiths who attend Catholic schools, not only on the university level but as students in elementary and secondary school? What does our Catholic Faith call forth in being a friend and a Christian? How do we talk with people at any age who are different, have different belief systems and ideologies? Are we threatened or encouraged to know people outside our milieu? What witness do we present as Christians and Catholics about Jesus, Mary and our beliefs? Do we offer a challenge or an invitation? What would Jesus and Mary do? Does Mary have any part in talking with international students and students who are not Catholic, or who have no religious or faith dimension or are of the New Age? What does Marian Spirituality have to offer an International Student.
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January 27, 2014 – Dr. Brian Kelly, Thomas Aquinas College Dean

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Dr. Brian Kelly regarding his vantage point of educating Catholic university students; the difference they are making in transforming the culture by exemplifying Catholic values in the public square. Dr. Kelly also shares his personal journey that led to his involvement with one of the foremost, growing Catholic colleges in America. They discuss the great life and influence of the college’s patron, Saint Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church, whose feast day the Church celebrates January 28.

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.

January 21, 2014 – Trent Horn

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, marks the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs Wade and Doe vs Bolton decisions legalizing the killing of pre-born children in America. Trent Horn is an appropriate Guest for this week’s “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” program.

Trent holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and is currently an apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers. He specializes in training pro-lifers to intelligently and compassionately engage pro-choice advocates in genuine dialogue. He is the author of Answering Atheism and Making the Case for Life (DVD), both published by Catholic Answers.

Making the Case for Life is a very valuable teaching tool for transforming any abortion debate into a fruitful conversation–one that opens minds and hearts to the humanity of the pre-born child while maintaining a non-confrontational environment. Trent’s approach has been developed by refining ideas of seasoned pro-life leaders and applying them with hundreds of college students.

August 9, 2013 – David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life

David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life, joins us to discuss the closing of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Bryan/College Station, Texas. He also gives the latest information on the 40 Days For Life campaigns around the world.

August 2, 2013 – Judie Brown, president of American Life League

Judie Brown, president of American Life League, will discuss her reaction to being listed by Catholics For Choice as one of seven “Religious Extremist” women in the world.

July 30, 2013 – Kim Schnitker

Kim Schnitker (KC) is absolutely passionate about NFP (Natural Family Planning). She will talk to anyone, anywhere about NFP, and claims that 10% of the children in her parish school are from parents that she taught NFP. With Catholic schools closing on a regular basis, maybe KC has the solution for keeping them viable/sustainable.

KC has a great story of conversion to Catholicism and NFP. How does she balance being wife to Ed and mother to six with her avocation for NFP couple recruiting, teaching and speaking? I think you will enjoy hearing her tell her story.

Every year or two the NFP community of teachers and promoters debates a name change for “Natural Family Planning”. Various alternatives have been proposed, like “Fertility Awareness Methods”, but so far none have caught on. KC proposes “Moral Family Planning” = MFP.

July 21, 2013 – “Music at The Cathedral of the Madeleine”

The music program at The Cathedral of the Madeleine is exemplary. Not only does it have a fine adult choir and organist, it also has a full-time choir school for boys and girls. Susan plays music from the choir’s CDs, music that is beautiful and shows the range of their abilities. Susan especially emphasizes the choir school, as it is the only school of its kind in the United States.

July 19, 2013 – Conjugal Love, Children, Marriage

Joe reflected upon the relationship between Marriage, Conjugal Love, and Children. He read from an excerpt from “Christ in the Home” by Fr. Raoul Plus, SJ to shed further light on this topic.

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.

June 28, 2013 – Bill Diss

Guest Bill Diss talks about his experiences fighting Planned Parenthood in Portland, Oregon. He also give the listeners an inside look at how Planned Parenthood operates inside schools. Bill is a top high school teacher in Oregon and has been placed on leave from his job because of his opposition to Planned Parenthood’s attacks on “his” children.

June 11, 2013 – Steven Ertelt

Steven Ertelt’s pro-life credentials run deep–National Right to Life Committee,Students for Life of America, Indiana Right to Life, Montana Right to Life and Colorado Citizens for Life. In 1993, he founded LifeNews to provide timely internet news of interest to a rapidly growing pro-life community.

Please join Steven and Steve (me) to learn what the latest developments are in a rapidly changing culture dominated by government attacks on life, family, religion, privacy, health and marriage. How can we respond? Isn’t government supposed to serve the people?

May 22, 2013

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Director of Development Sister Mary Ann Barnhorn, SN DeNamur of Cincinnati, Ohio about St. Julie Billiart Foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame deNamur founded in 1804 and the ministries of the 1400 Sisters in 11 countries and 34 areas throughout the United States since 1840. Founded in Belgium, as educators of young children in the faith discussion will focus on their growing service in mission. The ongoing vision and purpose of The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in education, and the fruitful ministries that have developed under the mantle of St. Julie in helping men, women and children throughout the world is amazing. Hear about the effects of the martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNdeNamur in Brazil in the Amazon which have had a great ripple effect. The Sisters are alive and well, growing and dwelling among the poor throughout the USA and the world. Hear about The Emmaus House in Saginaw, MI, serving women who have no place to go after being released from prison or addiction rehab and other great ministries. Sisters are still adding to their numbers, teaching in grade schools, high schools and Trinity University in Washington, DC and doing God’s work under the mantle of the Blessed Mother in various areas of service and ministry.

April 29, 2013 – William Goldin

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with seminarian William Goldin regarding his conversion to Catholicism, subsequent call to the priesthood, and how the Holy Spirit guided him each step of the way. Part of William’s academic training took place as a lay graduate student at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. On the Church’s liturgical feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, William offers insights into the Dominican tradition and the spirituality of Saint Catherine, a third order lay Dominican. They discuss “contemplatives in action”.

April 16, 2013 – Professor J Budziszewski

Professor J Budziszewski will be enlightening us on “natural law” and why he believes there is a reawakening of interest and respect for NL even among secular thinkers. He has taught Government (ethics, political philosophy, and various other subjects) at the University of Texas in Austin since receiving his PhD form Yale in 1981.

He is celebrating nine years of being Catholic. He is a prolific writer on tolerance, self-deception, virtue ethics, sex and marriage–all topics that impact our current culture. I’m confidant that you will find him a most interesting Guest on the Quest.

January 9, 2013 – Madonna Spaeth,MS, LSW

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Madonna Spaeth,MS, LSW; Director of Caring Families, Dayton, OH about supporting and strengthening families, education classes in parenting, anger management, mentoring, developing and rebuilding relationships, communications and much much more. New 2013 Classes starting on Anger Management, Parenting Classes, Mars & Venus; Four Steps of Grieving After Loss of A Love Relationship; Bullying and Trauma Survival. (See Call 937-643-4000 to REGISTER FOR CLASSES)

December 3, 2012 – Fr. Raymond Skonezny, STL, SSL

Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Fr. Skonezny, a priest of the diocese of Orange, CA who spent 17 years of his life as a Trappist Monk at Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery and who served as the diocesan director of Cursillo for 26 years. Father Ray shares many personal stories about the power of prayer and how to grow in the interior life of union with God. They dialogue about various forms of prayer according to the CCC. Father offers prayers for all.

November 10, 2012 – Biblical Basis for Estate Planning

Exploring the numerous passage in the Bible that can be applied to various forms of estate planning.

September 3, 2012 – Labor Day

Highlights of summer fun with Catholic students Will Passman, Lane and Mckenzie Stanford, Kyla and Kayla Hallquist as they begin the new school year.

September 2, 2012 – Give God Permission: Introduction

Janis Clarke and Fr. Peter Ryan, SJ, introduce themselves and the new program, “Give God Permission.” Through their testimonies and reflections they unpack the meaning of the show’s title. They discuss discernment, responding to God’s will, and incorporating prayer into daily life. Janis sings Schubert’s Ave Maria and leads a decade of the Rosary, and Fr. Peter invites listeners to step out in faith and “Give God Permission” as this new adventure begins!

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.

The Heart of Jesus – July 24, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed continues conversation of reparative prayer to the Hearts of Jesus, the means of evangelization in the spoken word, media, education and socialization while consoling the Heart of Jesus.

Steubenville’s Youth Conference – July 18, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS speaks with students, youth directors,  priests and  parents who recently returned from Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Youth Conference about their Spirit- filled/experience, Metanoia , Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, The New Evangelization and over the top Joy. 

 

June 21, 2012 – Healing and Holiness through Eucharistic Life

What areas of your life need healing?

Have you decided for holiness?

In this program, Kathleen discusses the answers to these questions.

June 12, 2012 – Naomi Moore

In this program, Mark speaks with Franciscan University student, Naomi Moore about her inspiring conversion journey.

June 5, 2012 – Dr. Diamond

Dr. Diamond recently retired as professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Medical School. He and his wife have a very large family with many children and grandchildren. He wrote the book title The Large Family. He also wrote a book on Medical Ethics.  Steve and Dr. Diamond discuss:

·         Large Families

·         Catholic Medical Schools

·         Vaccines that may cause autism

·         The Catholic Medical Association

·         Medical Ethics.

 

Barbara Trauth – March 28, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Barbara  Trauth Artist and Marian Sculptor,  currently exhibiting at the University of Dayton Marian Library.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara  graduated from Edgecliff College with a degree in fine arts with a concentration in sculpting. She worked as an illustrator for Gibson Greeting Cards; Shillito’s Department Store, The Cincinnati Post  & The Cincinnati Enquire;  taught  Saturday art classes at the Cincinnati Museum of Art; continued to take painting classes at the Art Academy for seventeen years while raising four children. Learn  how  she envisions Mary, how she gets her inspirations, what creativity is all about and how it meshes with Christian Spirituality as she speaks  about  OUR LADY OF THE MERRY GO ROUND;  The Magnificat;  The Face of Suffering;  Suffering and healing through art and sculpting;  and  experiences Silent and Soothing Peace. 

March 26, 2012 – Thomas Roque and Scott Dollinger

In this program, Kathie interviews the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Alexandria, Thomas Roque. Mr. Roque speaks about the role of Catholic education in his life as well as the current students of the Diocese of Alexandria. Kathie also talks with Scott Dollinger about Ron Schoenfeld’s visit to Rwanda. This 2009 visit  planted the seed for the Seven Loaves Project with Fr. Leszek Czelusniak of Kibeho-Rwanda.

March 22, 2012 – Rick Wagner

Ken talks with guest Rick Wagner, author of Remember What’s Important (St Catherine of Siena Press) Rick is the principal of St Guerin Catholic High School. In his book you will find essays, letters and reflections on family life and school life.  This book is important for any spouse, parent, or educator.  You will be enlighten and moved by Rick’s book. Rick will be ordained a deacon in June, 2012.  Visit St Guerin’s website at www.guerincatholic.org. You can purchase his book at: http://saintcatherineofsienapress.com/rickwagner.html

March 7, 2012 – Bonnie Borel and Mary Britt

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. speaks  with Bonnie  Borel and  Mary Britt of  Dayton’s  40 Days 4 Life and  Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Research and Training at Human  Life  International, (HLI)   Co-Author of The Case Against Condoms  with His Eminence Alfonso Cardinal Lopez.  Dr. Clowes is the  guest speaker for  The Evening  Vigil at The Abortuary  on Stroop Rd.   and  will  speak to  Sinclair  Students hosted by The  Traditional  Values  Club  at Sinclair  Community College  in  Dayton, Ohio ; The Vineyard Church  and Carroll  High School  about  The Demographic of Abortion Worldwide; his numerous publications,  research;  articles; defense of human  life, and much more!

Brother Tom Giardino SM – February 29 , 2012

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Brother Tom Giardino SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities and the Marianist International Program of Studies at the University of Dayton.

“CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MAKE THE GRADE!” – February 1, 2011

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with regional Catholic Educators: Dr. Jim Rigg Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenith Britt, President of Catholic Central High School, Middle School and Pre-School (Springfield), Fr. Jim Manning, President of Altar High School (Kettering), Mr. Matt Sableski, Principal of Carroll High School, (Dayton), Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School (Dayton) and business man George Molinsky about the state of Catholic Schools, maintaining Catholic identity, major and minor challenges in education over all and in particular to Catholic education; fighting rising costs while maintaining quality over all excellent education and environments for students, retaining capable, creative and faith filled faculty/ staff, assisting parents and students in making Catholic education affordable and desirable, while developing and putting forth curriculum conducive to Catholic education offering a wide variety of courses while dealing with ever increasing mandates from the state.

Robin Brun – January 25, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Robin Brun, Business Development Director of the Graduate Professional & Continuing  Education Office at the University of Dayton giving  listeners  an insight into  her work at   UD with students, graduates and alumni previewing her  upcoming Radio  Maria Program debuting in February focusing on   helping  people searching for jobs, preparing for  interviews, highlighting how to deal  with  emotional aspects of being unemployed,  identifying strengths/ weaknesses,  effective job search  strategies, preparing  for interviews, negotiating  job  offers and how faith and prayer can  make a difference in your  job search….and  much more. 

October 18, 2011 – Bonnie Borel-Donahue

Steve Koob talks with Bonnie Borel-Donahue, president of the Traditional Values Club at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, about the Traditional Values Club, the often disparaged virtue chastity and how it applies to everyone, and marriage and God’s Plan for it.

September 06, 2011 – Emily Sederstrand

Steve Koob talks with Emily Sederstrand, freelance lecturer and fertility educator, about her experience coming into the pro-life movement, the conversion of doctors from prescribing contraception, and the education of young women about their fertility. Emily Sederstrand also talks about the dangerous effects of the Pill and the reaction people have when they learn of these effects.

September 1, 2011- Amy Welborn Prove It! series of books

Ken talks with author Amy Welborn about the six books in her Prove It! series.  The series is for teens and young adults and covers: God, Jesus, Church, Prayer, You and there is also a Prove It! Bible (all published by Our Sunday Visitor).  Amy uses her background as a Catholic high school religion teacher to address issues faced by young Catholics. Her books can be purchased at https://catalog.osv.com/Catalog.aspx?ProductCode=396

June 28, 2011 – Tom Hoopes

Steve Koob talks with Tom Hoopes, vice president of college relations at Benedictine college, about large families, Benedictine college and higher education, and Catholic identity

June 21, 2011 – David Avignone

Steve Koob talks with David Avignone, associate director of Students for Life of Illinois, about the many efforts made by the youth in the pro-life movement, and the status culture of life on college campuses.  David Avignone also discusses the students’ recent endeavor to help spread awareness of a little-publicized cause of breast cancer.

June 14, 2011 – Dr. Dominic Pedulla

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Dominic Pedulla, executive director of the Edith Stein Foundation, about human sexuality and the Church’s teaching. They also talk about the many attacks in the medical industry against sexuality, including contraception and sterilization.

May 10, 2011 – Kristan, Mike, Erik, Maggie

Steve Koob talks with four guests–Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Mike Schaefer of Biking for Babies, Erik Whittington of Rock for Life, and Maggie McKenna of Dayton Right to Life–all speaking about the youth movement for life, and what their organizations are doing to further the cause.

March 10, 2011 – Mary and the Chaminade Year

In this program, Mary and the Chaminade year is discussed by Carol Ramey.

FOCUS – March 09, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks with FOCUS Student Leaders Kait Ereindel of Eaton, OH, Stacey Winterrowd of Indianapolis, IN, Jill Pitcher FOCUS Team Director: FELLOWSHIP OF CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY STUDENTS at Ball State University  in Indiana.  Curtis Martin (Denver, CO) is the  Founder and President of FOCUS  Catholic evangelization and discipleship on college  campuses.  See more on  FOCUS web site  at www.focusonline.org; various  ministries on campuses in liaison with Catholic Ministry on  college campuses.

Catholic Schools Week – February 02, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Jim Manning, President of Archbishop Alter High School, Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School,  and  Mr. Joseph Sens, Principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School  about Catholic  Schools Week and Catholic Education; the overall mission of Catholic Schools, focusing on how the mission  is being accomplished through  rigorous academics, public profession of the Catholic faith, the corporal works of Mercy and building on the mission of permitting God’s justice to shine for the world to see and experience at  Catholic High Schools in Dayton, Ohio.

December 28, 2010 – Fr. Eric Nielsen

Steve Koobs talks with Fr. Eric Nielsen, pastor of the University of Wisconsin’s St. Paul’s University Catholic Center, and John Paul Deddens, executive director of Students for Life of Illinois, about the pro-life movement among college students.

Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids) – Oct. 13, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Cheryl Reichel, Principal of Incarnation School, (Centerville, OH); School Counselor Mary Pierce, Leanne Seguin, Parent/Event Planner and Marybeth Hicks, top selling author of Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids): How to protect your kid’s childhood in a grow-up-too-fast world. Marybeth Hicks, mother, radio personality and popular syndicated website writer will present the culminating event of the “GEEK’S Book Study” at Incarnation School Gymnasium, Centerville, OH on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 PM.

September 3, 2010 – Mary as Educator Part 2

This is the second of a two part series in which Sr. Daniell Peters  focuses on Mary’s role as an educator.

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.

Do As He Tells You! – Aug. 4, 2010

Francesca Franchina, SM Ed. SPEAKS WITH Carroll High School Teachers, Martha and John Saurine focusing on their family trip to Nigeria where John served as a teacher, principal, counselor and mentor to African students and families in the Family of Mary, focusing on the work and mission of Blessed Wm. Joseph Chaminade, his Marianist Mission and the challenge and joys of Catholic Education today.

Songs for Advent – Program 014

This week, Lynn Bauman presents music from the album entitled “Advent Carols from St. John’s”. The Choir of St. John’s College present Advent Lessons and Carols based on the great “O” antiphons from the Sarum Rite.

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.

July 24, 2009 – Saints Ann and Joachim, Mary’s Parents

In this program, Mary’s parents, Saints Ann and Joachim are discussed by Fr. Antonio Larocca, S.M.C.

May 7, 2009 – Mary as teacher of spiritual life Part 3

This is the third program in which Sister Danielle Peters speaks about Mary as teacher of spiritual life.

April 30, 2009 – Mary as teacher of spiritual life Part 1

This is the first of three programs in which Sister Danielle Peters explores Mary’s role as teacher of spiritual life.