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August 25, 2013 – “Ordinary Sundays in Ordinary Time”

Many Catholics think of Ordinary Time as a rather dull time in the Church’s year–after all, there aren’t many important feast days. Nevertheless, there is a wealth of beautiful prayers and music for Ordinary Time.

August 11, 2013 – “Music for the Solemnity of the Assumption”

August 15th, the Solemnity of the Assumption, is a Holy Day of Obligation, and one of the most important feasts in the Church year. In this program Susan features a variety of music, both from the Vigil of the Assumption and the Solemnity itself, in honor of Our Blessed Lady and her Assumption.

August 8, 2013 – Fr. Donald Calloway & Vinny Flynn

Ken talks with his guests Fr. Donald Calloway and Vinny Flynn. In his new book Under the Mantle – Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest (Marian Press) Fr. Calloway, MIC, deftly shares his personal insights on topics including Divine Mercy, the Eucharist, the papacy, the Church, confession, prayer, the cross, masculinity, and femininity. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the central thread weaving a tapestry throughout with quotes about Our Lady from saints, blessed, and popes. Fr. Calloway’s book can be purchased at: www.catholicword.com Visit his website: www.fathercalloway.com In 7 Secrets of Confession (MercySong), best-selling author Vinny Flynn explores the “hidden” truths of this encounter with Jesus, presenting what to many will be a whole new way of going to confession, and inviting you to begin an exciting personal journey to healing and holiness. Mr. Flynn’s books is available at www.catholicword.com To learn more about Vinny Flynn visit: www.vinnyflynn.com

August 04, 2013 – “Music for Vespers”

Of all the hours in the Divine Office, or Liturgy of the Hours, none has had such a wealth of music composed for it more than vespers. In this show Susan features music for Vespers including a range of music from Gregorian chant, work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and some excerpts from modern settings of Vespers.

August 1, 2013 – Rick Sarkisian & Karen Eifler

Ken talks with his guests Rick Sarkisian and Karen Eifler. Rick is the author of Running Hard, Finishing Strong – 7 Steps to Building Momentum in Your Spiritual Life (Our Sunday Visitor) Here is a practical guide for developing a momentum mindset that connects your faith with real life in a way that supports, motivates encourages, and enhances your efforts along the way. To find out more about Rick Sarkisian vist: www.lifework.com Rick’s book can be purchased at: catalog.osv.com
Karen Eifler is the author of A Month of Mondays – Spiritual Lessons from the Catholic Classroom (ACTA) Using humorous and touching real-life stories to make her points, Karen digs deep into the connection between teaching and spirituality. Karen’s book is available at www.actapublications.com

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July 21, 2013 – “Angels came and ministered to him.”

Who is being tempted and Jesus Christ was not? (Matt.4:1-10). Jesus passed through all forms of tests and trials. “Tempted in every was like us but did not sin” (Heb.4:15). Heaven watched the drama of the devil trying to entice Jesus Christ with everything that any human could have desired. Finally, Jesus won victory and angels came and ministered to him. Every battle we win on earth against the devil causes hosts of heaven to rejoice in us.

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 14, 2013 – “Highlights of the 2013 CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium”

Susan presents a general recap of the Church Music Association of America’a 2013 Sacred Music Colloquium, held at The Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, Utah. The structure of the program follows the liturgical services during the Colloquium, plus one organ recital. Susan plays 1-2 pieces each from all the Masses, the Friday night Vespers, and Charles Cole’s organ recital, as examples of what goes on at the Colloquium.

July 11, 2013 – Al Kresta and Fr. Brian McMaster

Ken talks with his guests Al Kresta (Dangers to the Faith – Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st-Century Opponents) and Fr. Brian McMaster (Totus Tuus – A Consecration to Jesus through Mary with Blessed John Paul II) Both book are published by Our Sunday Visitor. No one is more qualified to pull back the curtain on the challenges the Catholic Church faces today than Al Kresta, popular Catholic author, speaker, and radio show host. Mr Kresta blogs at http://krestaintheafternoon.blogspot.com and his book is available at http://catalog.osv.com

Fr. Brian McMaster takes St de Montfort’s classic work and recasts it in a contemporary version using the writings and example of Pope John Paul II. Visit Fr McMasters Facebook page and his book is available at http://catalog.osv.com

Sacred Liturgy / Sacred Music with Susan Treacy

Sacred Liturgy / Sacred Music features a lively commentary and discussion, but the centerpiece is music from the sacred liturgy both vocal and instrumental. The program is designed to help listeners to grow in the spiritual life and in appreciation of our heritage of Catholic sacred music.

June 20, 2013 – Joseph Pearce

Ken talks with his guest Joseph Pearce about three of his most recent books: Candles in the Dark – The Authorized Biography of Fr. Richard Ho Lung and the Missionaries of the Poor (St Benedict Press), Shakespeare on Love- Seeing the Catholic Presence in Romeo and Juliet (Ignatius Press), and Bilbo’s Journey- Discovering the Hidden Meaning of the Hobbit (St Benedict Press). The Fr Ho Lung and Bilbo’s Journey books are available at St Benedict Press www.saintbenedictpress.com Shakespeare on Love is available at Ignatius Press www.ignatius.com

June 19, 2013 – The First Few Days of Medjugorje: An Interview With 3 Young Pilgrims

This program offers a perspective on Medjugorje. What was it like before the apparitions began, and what happened during the first few days? Several children in Medjugorje began, quite unexpectedly, to see Our Lady. She had come, she said, “to tell us that God exists, and that he loves us.” Their own families, however, did not believe them. Nevertheless, what began with 6 children has grown to touch millions. Our Lady, through this village of 400 families, has today hosted over 40 million pilgrims from around the world since 1981! Millions of hearts have been re-kindled in their faith. Three young guests on this program share their experience from a recent pilgrimmage to Medjguroje. They also encourage other young people to go to Medjugorje to renew their own faith!

June 13, 2013 – Roy Wenzl and Barbara Hosbach

On June 13th Ken talks with guests Roy Wenzl author of The Miracle of Father Kapaun – Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero (Ignatius Press) and Barbara Hosbach author of Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroes (Franciscan Media) Wenzl’s book on Fr Emil Kapaun-priest, soldier and Korean War hero- is a rare man. He has been awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, and is also being considered by the Vatican for canonization as a saint. His book is available at www.ignatius.com
Barbara Hosbach says that Fools, Liars, Cheaters and Other Bible Heroes is her response to the questions raised in her mind while reading Scripture. Each chapter describes a different character from the Bible, their unique combination of strengths, weakness, and circumstances. To learn more about Barbara visit her website: http://www.biblemeditations.net/ Her book is available at: catalog.franciscanmedia.org

June 12, 2013 – An Introduction to Medjugorje

In our world today, there can be found considerable skepticism, doubt and even disbelief that supernatural things, things from heaven, can occur here on earth. This also can be our reaction when we hear reports of Our Lady’s visit to Medjugorje. However, I invite listeners to consider the background to these events, and other facts, with an open mind and heart, before coming to their own conclusion. In this program I discuss when the apparitions began and what the vililage of Medjugorje was like at the time. You will also hear a little about the visionaries and the reason Our Lady is coming to us. I excerpt from a report given, at Our Lady’s request, by Fr. Tomislav Vlasic to the Pope John Paul II in 1983 or 1984. Finally, I conclude with some facts about today, for example the graciousness of the villagers despite their community being inundated with pilgrms. The villagers themselves give powerful witness to appearance of Our Lady their.

May 30, 2013 – Regina Doman

Ken talks Regina Doman about her latest novel Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold (Chesterton Press). Regina’s book is the latest in her Fairy Tale Retold series. This one is for an older audience who has grown up with her novels. It tackles very challenging issues facing teens and young adults. Her book is available at: www.chestertonpress.com

May 9, 2013 – Deacon Henry Libersat

Ken talks with Deacon Henry Libersat author of Catholic and Confident – Simple Steps to Share Your Faith (Servant Books) Deacon Libersat is the co-author with Sister Briege McKenna of the bestseller Miracles Do Happen. In his latest book he shows you how to spread the gospel and share your story. His book is available at: www.franciscanmedia.org To learn more about Deacon Libersat visit: www.henrylibersat.com Note: The expected interview with Regina Doman in the second half of the program didn’t occur due to scheduling issues. Look for a discussion with Regina at a future date.

World Family Mariathon

World Family Mariathon


The World Mariathon, organised by the World Family of Radio Maria Association (www.radiomaria.org), is scheduled to take place from the 10th to 12th of May. It will involve listeners of Radio Maria stations worldwide in the evangelising mission that has characterised this Catholic broadcasting station for more than twenty five years.

It will be an important radio event with a special continental and world programming schedule to inform listeners of the new projects that the World Family has launched around the world. The opportunity will be provided to support them through offerings and donations according to the methods provided by the individual broadcasting stations or directly on the event’s website (www.mariathon.org).

“We are entrusted with a great responsibility: to spread the evangelical message and develop the Radio Maria projects worldwide. The idea of the World Mariathon came up during the World Convention in Collevalenza last October. It is a spiritual and editorial event targeted at the birth of 11 new radio stations in Europe, Africa and Asia”
– Fr. Livio Fanzaga and Emanuele Ferrario

The eleven nations which will soon become home to a Radio Maria station are:

  • AFRICA: Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria and the Republic of Guinea
  • AMERICA: Haiti
  • ASIA: China (Macao) and India
  • EUROPE: Ireland and Latvia
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    To open a Radio Maria station in one of these 11 countries assumes an added value for both Radio Maria and the Universal Church, since the Christian population is a small minority. It is an ambitious initiative which has a wide-reaching social, even before Christian, value. The event will serve as an aggregator for all the 64 member radios, for a broadcasting station which reaches almost half a billion people worldwide.

    May 8, 2013 – Simple Steps to Draw Closer to Our Lord and to Evangelize!

    “Where have all the faithful gone? Where do we sometimes go? Why have they left and how might they find a way back home? In this program, I invite listeners to rekindle the sense of wonder and awe we have in experiencing Our Lord’s splendor. I also encourage my audience to consider that the world offers us many competing “values” – people, places and things that are appealing and in place of Our Lord.

    “However, as an experiment for listeners to try at home, I invite all to “turn aside” (see Ex 3: 3) with Moses and consider Our Lord in the Burning Bush. I propose six short steps for us to take there together. “

    May 2, 2013 – Matthew Leonard

    Ken’s guest is Matthew Leonard author of Louder than Words – The Art of Living as a Catholic (published by Our Sunday Visitor). Matthew Leonard combines the stories of the saints triumphs and struggles along with his own personal anecdotes and wry humor to show us all a fresh take on the art of being truly Catholic in a contemporary world. Visit Matthew Leonard‘s website : www.matthewsleonard.com His book is available at: www.osv.com

    April 29, 2013

    During this program Mark and Frances conclude the series on the book entitled “Upon this Mountain.’ This particular book, written by a cloistered Carmelite Nun is the fruit of forty years of prayer and reflection. Mark and Frances explore some of the deeper meanings of our universal call to holiness, and how we are not called to this for ourselves but for the entire body of Christ. They discuss some of the more challenging aspects of the use of the imagination in prayer, and what is meant by our needing to empty ourselves of formal images. They also discuss the deeper meaning of silence in prayer.

    April 26, 2013 – Matt Maher

    Joe and Matt talked about his journey as a Musician, Songwriter, and Catholic Artist. We discussed and played his single “Lord I Need You” off his new album “All the People Said Amen”.

    April 22, 2013 – Teri Thompson

    Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Mount Saint Mary’s College Adjunct Professor & Author, Teri Thompson regarding the new evangelization and social media for Catholics. They discuss points made by the USCCB regarding increasing effectiveness of our work in sanctifying, teaching and governing by using the tools of 21st century communications to spread the faith.

    April 15, 2013 – Award Winning Author, Patricia Treece on “God Will Provide”

    Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with best selling author, Patricia Treece on her latest book, “God Will Provide”, “How God’s Bounty Opened to Saints and 9 Ways It Can Open for You, Too” (Paraclete Press). Looking at God’s providence through the lens of saints such as Father Solanus Casey, Chiara Lubich (d. 2008), Blessed John Paul II, St. Padre Pio, Dorothy Day, and Blessed Mother Teresa, they discuss the life long process of letting go and letting God provide. Patricia has written extensively about the lives of the saints and how surrendering to God, fully and without reservation, is the path to a life without worries.

    April 4, 2013 – Fr Michael White and Tom Corcoran

    Ken’s guests are Fr Michael White and Tom Corcoran the authors of Rebuilt – Awakening the Faithful Reaching the Lost Making Church Matter (Ave Maria Press) Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. When their parish reached a breaking point, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them. For additional information visit www.rebuiltparish.com You can purchase their book at: www.avemariapress.com

    March 18, 2013 – Bradley James

    Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Bradley James regarding his friendship and commissioning by Mother Teresa; and how life-changing it was for him. In one letter to Bradley, Mother Teresa wrote, “I give you my permission to write melodies to my words and prayers. That would indeed be something beautiful for God – your gift of love to the Missionaries of Charity. Let us thank God for the desire he has kindled in your heart to use the gifts he has given you for his glory!” Grammy-award winning producer John Andrew Schreiner co-produced it with James who said it’s become the best selling independently produced CD’s in the world.

    March 4, 2013 – Fr. John Hampsch, CMF

    Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Fr. John Hampsch, CMF world renown preacher and teacher on the mystery of divine Providence in his personal life, the meaning and value of suffering that can become co-redemptive, and the six levels of faith related to suffering. They dialogue about Father’s experience of the grace of “baptism in the Spirit” that resulted in the miraculous cure of his speech difficulties. Father also teaches about “healing the family tree”; why we have ancestral problems and how they can be cured. Visit www.catholicbooks.com for Father Hampsch’s vast library of materials.

    March 1, 2013 – Leonardo Defilippis, St. Luke Productions

    Joe interviewed Leonardo Defilippis, the president of St. Luke Productions. Joe and Leonardo talked about their amazing 30+ years of touching souls through their “One Man Plays” and the feature film “ Therese”. Leonardo offered solid guidance and insight to his ministry and the gifts that await all of us when we “Trust God and do His most Holy Will.”

    February 28, 2013 – Daniel Burke

    Ken talks with his guest Daniel Burke, author of Navigating the Interior Life-Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God (published by Emmaus Road) What is spiritual direction? What are my “blind spots” and how can I uncover them? What keeps me from all the spiritual riches Christ has for me? How can I better understand where I am in my spiritual progress? Daniel Burke’s book will give you the tools you need to understand how and why we grow and die in the spiritual life and what we can do about it. Visit his popular spiritual direction website: www.RCSpiritualDirection.com All the funds raised through books purchased at www.NavigatingtheInteriorLife.com go towards providing spiritual resources to the faithful poor and those who have taken a vow of poverty.

    February 26, 2013

    Debut Broadcast: Farewell to Pope Benedict XI and what it means to “put on the armor of God.”

    February 21, 2013 – Christopher West

    Ken talks with his guest Christopher West about his latest book Fill These Hearts – God, Sex, and the Universal Longing (published by Image) The bestselling author, speaker, and teacher of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body explores the yearning we all have for God and each other. This a book about desire. Not trivial wants or superficial cravings, but the most vital powers of body and soul, sexuality and spirituality that haunt us and compel us on our search for something. Visit his websites: www.christopherwest.com and www.fillthesehearts.org Purchased his book at: www.barnesandnoble.com

    February 14, 2013 – Amy Bonaccorso

    Ken talks with his guest Amy Bonaccorso, How to Get to “I Do” A Dating Guide for Catholic Women (Servant Books) Ten years of eye-opening experiences on the Christian dating scene equipped Amy Bonaccorso to offer hard-hitting advice that will help you get real, get practical, and get married. As a happily married woman, she knows what works, what doesn’t, and gives you the confidence to date strategically with an eye toward marriage. This practical and realistic guide for single Catholic women offers you an opportunity for self-assessment, and takes seriously the importance of marriage as a vocation to be pursued with as much energy as a call to the religious life. Visit her websites: www.newmountaincoaching.com and amybonaccorso.com Purchased her book at: catalog.franciscanmedia.org

    Shield of Faith with Matthew Arnold

    Matthew Arnold is an engaging Catholic speaker and author, but his primary vocation is that of husband and father of six. Each week on the live program Shield of Faith, Matthew and his guests confront the many challenges facing faithful Catholics today. Whether the topic is literature or liturgy, the papacy or pop culture, the focus of Shield of Faith is the authentic role of laypeople according to the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicum Actuositatem), the universal call to holiness, and Saint Paul’s admonition to “put on the armor of God” (Ephesians 6.10ff).

    Catholic Classics with Fr. Joseph Koterski

    Join Fr. Koterski as he takes a walk through classic Catholic literature starting with Dante’s Divine Comedy.

    January 31, 2013 – Colleen Carroll Campbell and John Desjarlais

    In the first half hour Ken talks with guest Colleen Carroll Campbell, author of My Sisters the Saints – A Spiritual Memoir (published by Image, an imprint of Random House). The author is the well know host of EWTN’s Faith & Culture program. Her new book chronicles her fifteen year quest to understand the meaning of her life and identity in light of her Christian faith and contemporary feminism. Visit her website: colleen-campbell.com Purchase her book at www.amazon.com

    In the second half of the program Ken talks with Catholic mystery writer John Desjarlais author of Bleeder and sequel Viper (published by Sophia Institute Press) Bleeder is the gripping mystery of the death of a stigmatic priest on Good Friday. In the sequel, Viper, Selena De La Cruz investigates the murder of parishioners whose names have been entered in her parish’s Book of the Dead. Visit is website: www.johndesjarlais.com Purchased his books at: shop.sophiainstitute.com

    Paul’s Journey of Faith with Fr. Dempsey R. Acosta

    Paul’s Journey of Faith is a weekly exposition of some relavent themes of Scripture in connection to the Year of Faith. Fr. Acosta presents a scholarly yet down to earth approach to the characters, notions and concepts of the New Testament baed upon a Semitic mind-set with the help of the Tradition and Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

    January 22, 2013 – Deal Hudson

    I’m very excited to have Deal Hudson as my Guest because of his wide-ranging expertise and interests that impact our culture. He is a philosopher, professor, writer–several books, multiple articles published in virtually every major American newspaper, a Bush White House adviser on all things Catholic, and a commentator on politics, religion, and many other topics.
    He will certainly have thoughts on the recent election, why so many Catholics voted for the anti-Catholic candidate, and what we can expect during the next four years. I’m eager to hear what he has to say.
    Blessings to all.

    January 17, 2013 – Dave Armstrong

    On January 17th Ken talks with his guest Dave Armstrong, author of more than thirty books, about The Quotable Newman – A Definitive Guide to His Central Thoughts and Ideas and The Catholic Verses (both published by Sophia Institute Press). John Cardinal Newman — the 19th century British Cardinal recently pronounced “Blessed” by Pope Benedict XVI preached thousands of sermons, wrote scores of books, and published countless articles explaining our Catholic faith. Dave Armstrong, himself drawn forth from Protestantism by the power of Cardinal Newman’s words, shares Newman’s wisdom with others.In The Catholic Verses Armstrong shows that a fair-minded reading of these Bible passages supports the Catholic position on key issues that divide Protestants from Catholics. To learn more about Dave Armstrong visit www.biblicalcatholic.com His book can be purchased at http://shop.sophiainstitute.com

    January 10, 2013 – Judy Zarick

    Ken talks with his guest Judy Zarick, author of Moved by Faith – Stories from American Catholic Radio (published by Franciscan Media). Judy is the producer of the “Sharing Faith” segment on American Catholic Radio – which can be heard here on Radio Maria. She has interviewed over 300 people about their inspirational stories. In her book you will find dozens of short stories of people living out their faith life. To learn more about the American Catholic Radio program visit www.franciscanmedia.org. Her book can be purchased at www.catalog.franciscanmedia.org

    January 3, 2013 – Jason Evert

    Ken talks with his guest Jason Evert, co-author with his wife Crystalina, of How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing your Soul – 21 Secrets for Women (published by Totus Tuus Publishing). Jason has spoken internationally to more than one million people about the virtue of chastity. He is a best-selling author of a dozen books, including Theology of the Body for Teens, If you Really Loved Me, Pure Love, and Raising Pure Teens. Visit Jason’s website: www.jasonevert.com His books can be purchased at www.howtofindyoursoulmate.com

    December 27, 2012 – Brian O’Neel

    Ken talks with his guest Brian O’Neel author of two recent books: 39 New Saints You Should Know & Saint Who? – 39 Holy Unknows (both published by Servant Books). We all know about “famous” saints such as St Francis, St Therese, or even St Peter; however, Brian O’Neel tells us about lesser known saints and why we should get to know them. Some are 20th century contemporary saints, and others date from the earliest days of our faith. Visit Brian’s website: www.my39saintsguy.com His books can be purchased at catalog.franciscanmedia.org.

    December 20, 2012 – Julie Cragon

    Ken talks with his guest Julie Dortch Cragon, Jesus at my side – 365 Reflections on His Words (Our Sunday Visitor). A Tennessee Catholic bookstore owner and mother of six, Julie has written a great daily reflection book. Each day you will find a scripture meditation and prayer challenge. Julie has a website and blogs at www.juliecragon.com To order from her family run Catholic bookstore, St Mary’s Bookstore, visit www.stmarysbookstore.com Her books can be purchased at www.catalog.osv.com

    December 13, 2012 – Daniel Horan, O.F.M.

    Ken talks with his guest Daniel Horan, O.F.M. author of Dating God – Live and Love in the Way of St Francis. The author points out that the desire, uncertainty, and love we experience in relationship with God resembles our earthly relationships: We set aside time for the people who are most important to us. Horan reminds us that St. Francis of Assisi understood and even described his relationship with God in a similar way. For more information visit his website is www.danhoran.com He blogs at www.datinggod.org His books can be purchased at catalog.franciscanmedia.org

    Faith and Today’s Youth with Deacon Mitch Chavez

    Faith and Today’s youth is an interactive, call in Q & A program dealing with issues and topics relevant to today’ young people and their Faith as members of the Catholic Church.

    December 6, 2012 – The Importance & Urgency of Fatima For the Church, Our Nation & the World Today

    In the inaugural program of Fatima Today, Deacon Bob Ellis speaks with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Cofounder – Christian Friars of the Renewal / Author – “Fatima For Today”.
    They discuss:
    1. Quotes and commentary on the words of Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on the relevance, importance and urgency of Fatima today.
    2. Why Father Aposltoli wrote “Fatima For Today”
    3. Status and mission of the World Apostolate of Fatima

    For information about the Blue Army visit www.bluearmy.com.
    For information about Fr. Apostoli’s pilgrimage to fatima visit www.bluearmytours.com.

    Click here to email Deacon Bob or write to fatimatoday(at)earthlink.net.

    November 20, 2012 – Mike and Shirley Schubert

    Mike and Shirley share their powerful faith journey, love of Christ, devotion to Mary and the Eucharist.

    November 19, 2012 – Mother Maureen & Sr. Edith Scholl

    “Christmas in the Cloister, Gregorian Chant and Christmas Carols” is the new CD of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey Nuns who will be talking about the life of the Cistercian nuns of the past and present.

    November 16, 2012 – Introductions

    In the first program of the series, Nick and Maria introduce themselves and give a brief history of their experiences and what has brought them to where they are today. They then begin introducing the topic of Faith and Families in the Year of Faith.

    November 8, 2012 – Nancy Mayer-Whittington

    Ken talks with his guest Nancy Mayer-Whittington author of For the Love of Angela (Saint Catherine of Siena Press) Her book is an inspirational memoir in which Nancy recounts her experience of carrying and delivering her daughter, Angela, who died shortly after birth. The author focuses on how her Catholic faith saved her in these circumstances and how her relationship with Angela has changed and enriched her life. To learn more about Nancy and her story read this article in “The Catholic World Report” magazine www.catholicworldreport.com To learn more about the support group Nancy cofounded visit www.isaiahspromise.net Her book can be purchased at www.saintcatherineofsienapress.com

    Did You Know That Radio Maria Is On iTunes?

    Some of your favorite shows are not only available on our website but also in iTunes. You can subscribe to these shows as a podcast and have them delivered to your computer as they are posted on the web. When visiting one of our programs pages, if you see this icon: or the words “Add to iTunes”, click on the link and you will be taken to the podcast’s feed in iTunes where you can subscribe.

    Check out radiomaria.us/programs for a list of the programs currently available online and keep checking back as more and more are made available.

    November 3, 2012 – Vol. 13, week 14

    The Book of Heaven: Vol. 13, week 14
    Diary entries: November 28, 1921; December 3, 1921

    October 25, 2012 – Bruce Sullivan

    Ken talks with his guest Bruce Sullivan, author of Christ In His Fullness – A Protestant Minister Discovers the Fullness of Christ in the Catholic Church (published by Coming Home Resources) Christ In His Fullness details the journey of Bruce Sullivan into the Catholic Church. This book presents a full-length treatment of the primary issue that propelled Bruce on his journey, namely that of authority. But perhaps more importantly, it emphasizes in a positive way the great gift awaiting all who will embrace the Catholic faith, the gift of having Christ in all of His fullness. To purchase a copy of his book visit www.chnetwork.org

    October 23, 2012 – Hank & Lil Deneski

    Mark Newman talks with Hank and Lil Deneski as they share their story of faith and God’s healing power.

    October 21, 2012 – Can God’s Plan Include Failure (Part 3); The Year of Faith

    This week we wrapped up our discussion, “Can God’s Plan Include Failure” and moved on to apply the truths we have been learning to the all-important mission of evangelization. We also discussed the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization, a chance for the Church to implement the wonderful teachings of Vatican II as the Council Fathers intended. We challenged our listeners to step out in faith by sharing the faith with people they meet this week. We also invited them to “call in” this Sunday to report back on how the Lord worked through them to reach people with the Good News! Today week we will conclude our discussion of “Can God’s Plan Include Failure” and dive into the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization!

    October 17, 2012

    Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with  Marilyn Hart, native Daytonian,  wife, mother of seven, grandmother, life time member of Precious Blood Parish in Dayton,Ohio;  successful business woman, artist, teacher and more,  about her life now  as a highly  creative woman  exhibiting Marian Art  at the University of Dayton Marian Library  and how her life coupled with a deep faith  impacted her family, friends  and hundreds of people  she took on tour to the Holy Land and worldwide in her highly successful  travel business after the family was raised  and she had traveled extensively with her husband on business trips, attending business conferences.

    October 16, 2012

    Emotional challenges for family caregivers and how to deal with them. Warren Hebert sharing from Barry Jacob’s Book, The Caregiver’s Emotional Survival Guide.

    October 14, 2012 – Can God’s Plan Include Failure (Part 2)

    In Part I of our discussion, “Can God’s Plan Include Failure?” we talked about how, when we repent and cooperate fully with the Lord, He overcomes any moral failures in our lives. This week we talked about other kinds of failures. For example, sometimes we think we have discerned God’s will, try our best to do it, but find that things are not working out very well. To solve this dilemma, we discussed at length an important principle of discernment that initially sounds a bit strange: God does not call us to discern what to do, but only to discern what to try. We also discussed the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization, a chance for the Church to implement the wonderful teachings of Vatican II as the Council Fathers intended. We challenged our listeners to step out in faith by sharing the faith with people they meet this week; We invited them to “call in” next Sunday to report back on how the Lord worked through them to reach people with the Good News! Next week we will conclude “Can God’s Plan Include Failure” and dive into the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization with our first call-in show!

    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.

    October 4, 2012 – Heidi Bratton

    Ken talks with Heidi Bratton, author of Homegrown Faith – Nurturing Your Catholic Family (Servant Books) A series of insightful and often humorous weekly reflections on raising faithful Catholic families, Homegrown Faith, draws on familiar situations—sibling rivalry, fender-benders, lost shoes before Mass—to reveal unexpected sacramental riches. Visit Heidi’s website at http://www.heidibratton.com Her book is available at www.franciscanmedia.org

    September 23, 2012 – What about my plan?

    This week on “Give God Permission” we answer the question, “What About My Plan?” by considering four simple points. First, we must be radically detached from everything other than God’s plan. Second, God will give us the desire to embrace His plan even if at first it doesn’t appeal to us. Third, to discover God’s plan, we need to see how the gifts He has given us can best meet people’s needs. Fourth, we should seek first God’s kingdom, bearing in mind that His plan leads us to the deep joy that awaits us there and makes every sacrifice well worth it. Fr. Peter and Janis discuss different facets of that incredible joy, which can begin to penetrate our lives even now as we submit our own plans to the Lord and embrace His plan with radical detachment and trust. Janis shares an experience of detachment and trust that opened a whole new way of using her gifts in service of the unborn, including her hauntingly beautiful song, “Small Voices Cry Mercy.” Fr. Peter and Janis invite everyone to Give God Permission at a deeper level in the context of today’s teaching, particularly in response to the need of the “little ones.” John Paul II referred to the plight of the unborn as the social injustice in contemporary society that most cries out to the the Christian conscience. Join us next week as we consider, “Can God’s Plan Include Failure?”

    September 6, 2012 – Frank Mercadante

    Ken talks with Frank Mercadante about Engaging A New Generation – A Vision for Reaching Catholic Teens (Our Sunday Visitor) Frank is the founder and director of Cultivation Ministries, and apostolate dedicated to dedicated to supporting Catholic youth. In Frank’s book is an excellent resource for anyone working with Catholic youth, e.g., teachers, youth ministry, catechists etc. Frank explains how the current generation of youth are different from earlier generations, and provides a path for creating a vibrant faith. To learn more about Cultivation Ministries visit www.cultivationministries.com Frank’s book is available at http://catalog.osv.org.

    Fr. Tom Alkire – September 5, 2012

    Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talk with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about what the message of the Blessed Mother has been at different apparition sites; her titles Rosa Mystica and Our Lady of Fatima and what they have to do with today’s world; her message, her requests and how her messages fit together with The New Evangelization, The Year of Faith, Vatican II,The PEACE Plan From Heaven;Times of Trial, Travail and Tribulation and Our Part In The Harvest. Fr. Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL and will sing one of his inspired Marian songs on this Blessed Feast of the Queenship of Mary. 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.

    September 4, 2012 – Kevin Lowry

    Our Guest on the Quest this week is Kevin Lowry, the Chief Operating Officer for “The Coming Home Network International”, an organization that assists non-Catholic ministers in their journey into the Catholic Church. Kevin is a “grateful convert”, married to Kathi, and the father of their 8 children. He has recently published his first book, Faith at Work, Finding Purpose beyond the Paycheck, based on his experiences as a successful businessman, employer, and employee.

    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 27, 2012 – Anne McGlone & Fr. Michael Duesterhaus

    Anne McGlone is a TV and radio producer and host, script writer, marketing and advertising strategist, motivational speaker and author. Anne shares about her work in building the Church and media, especially through her Marian devotion.

    Fr. Michael Duesterhaus, Military Chaplain, talks about his career in helping serve soldiers overseas and the rewards and challenges of serving the Church.

    August 23, 2012 – Deacon John Green

    Ken talks with Deacon John Green, author of Streetwalking with Jesus – Reaching Out in Justice and Mercy (published by Our Sunday Visitor). For over two decades John has been ministering to inter-city men on the margins of society. John shares the lessons he learned through the stories of men who struggle to escape poverty, addiction and sexual sin – while encounter Christ in the process. Learn more about Deacon Green’s ministry at www.streets.org and www.streetwalkingwithjesus.com John’s wife has a vital role in his ministry and is a singer/songwriter. To learn more, and listen to some of her music, visit www.greenchoby.com John’s book is available at www.osv.com

    Fr. Tom Alkire – August 22, 2012

    Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talk with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about Miriam, The Blessed Virgin Mary; Her Role in Salvation History and The New Evangelization; The Year of Faith; Bringing Souls to the Father, Son and The Paraclete; What the Passion and Death of Our Lord In a Bombastic World Seemingly Devoid of God; The Fatima PEACE Plan; Understanding Our Lady’s Militia; Times of Trial, Travail and Tribulation and Our Part In The Harvest. Fr, Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL and will sing one of his inspired Marian songs on this Blessed Feast of the Queenship of Mary. 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.

    August 21, 2012 – Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D.

    My Guest on the Quest will be veteran pro-life activist and Catholic author-theologian-professor-and mother-Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D., author of a soon-to-be-released book titled Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars. Abandoned has been praised by several pro-life leaders: Father Frank Pavone, Jill Stanek, Joe Scheidler, Teresa Tomeo, Jack Ames, David Bereit, Al Kresta, and best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza, who wrote:
    “Quite simply, this is the best book ever written on abortion. Beautifully written, this is about the consequences of Roe v. Wade, as seen through the eyes of one woman, who tells a clear and compelling story with passion but without fanaticism. On a subject that is often heavy and depressing, this is a hard-hitting yet compassionate and moving book. Honestly, I wouldn’t have thought such a narrative could be done, only now it has been done.”

    August 20, 2012 – Alberta Sequeira

    Co-founder of Authors Without Borders and Awareness Coach and public speaker, Alberta Sequeira from Massachusetts discusses ways to help children, families and our military.

    August 13, 2012 – Jerry Morin

    Talented singer, composer, author and public speaker Jerry Morin speaks of his witness for the Queen of Peace around the world.

    August 7, 2012 – Catherine England

    Catherine England talks about her incredible story of faith and her mission to Romania.

    August 6, 2012 – Sr. Hildegard Pleva & Jessica Evans

    Kathie talk with Sr. Hildegard Pleva, OSSR about the life and founder of the Redemptorists, Ven. Maria Celeste Crostarosa OSSR.

    Kathie’s second guest is Jessica Evans. Jessica talks about her work at Radio Maria as she moves on to work in Catholic Education.

    New Programs Starting Aug. 4 & 5

    Radio Maria will have two new programs starting the weekend of August 4th.
    On Saturday, August 4 Stephanie Mann will begin a program entitled “The English Reformation Today” at 2pm Central time.
    On Sunday, August 5 Sr. Dulce Maria Flores will begin the series “Living Faith” at 2pm Central.

    Be sure to tune in each week to these exciting new programs and stay tuned for even more new live programming from Radio Maria.

    July 28, 2012 – Vol. 13, Week 3

    The Book of Heaven: Vol. 13, Week 3
    Diary entries: July 14, 1921, July 20, 1921, July 26, 1921

    July 24, 2012 – Dr Paul Byrne

    Steve’s guest on this episode of “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” is Dr Paul Byrne, a pioneering neonatologist who developed the first successful ventilator for newborns. Dr Byrne is also an internationally recognized authority on definition of death who has challenged the use of “brain death” and organ transplantation. These are all topics discussed on this week’s program.