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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.

February 18, 2014 – Fr. Sauppe

Fr Sauppe’s 2013 article about the demographic winter that forced closing of his parish school received lots of attention because it brought focus to a national problem affecting most communities and the Church–not enough children. See www.onemoresoul.com/pdfs.
If the AVERAGE woman in a country consistently births fewer than 2.1 children in her life time, the country’s population will eventually decline. This population shrinkage is already in process throughout Europe.

In “The Church in the Modern World as I lived It”, The Bellarmine Forum (Winter 2013), Father shares his experience as a seminarian and priest/pastor in the post Vatican Council II Catholic Church. His experience verifies that some of the good of VCII was sabotaged by efforts to hitch change agendas to VCII’s call to open the windows and let fresh air into the Church. Unfortunately, the infiltration included a “progressive wind” and the “smoke of Satan” that joined other events to weaken the Church in modern times.

Fr Sauppe is taking steps to blunt these evil forces and turn his small part of Church back to a renewed sense of God in the liturgy and the family. In this effort, he draws encouragement from the 1985 Extraordinary Synod on “The Twentieth Anniversary of the Conclusion of the Second Vatican Council”.

Since Father is also a Mariologist (working toward the STD at the International Marian Research Institute), I can ask him Mary is guiding the Church in the Modern World.

August 21, 2013 – Brother Don Neff, SM

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Brother Don Neff, SM. an everyday missionary serving in the Marianist Family (Marianists) Founded by Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade. A world traveler, educator, evangelizer, Bro. Neff is truly a missionary, a man with a purpose serving Jesus and Mary through a charism given to the Founder while exiled in Saragossa, Spain during the French Revolution. “Rebuild the Church in France!” Today that mission continues throughout the world. What can we learn about evangelization from Bl. Chaminade’s experience and the history of the Marianist Family that we can practice today? Learn how things are happening that carry out the Year of Faith and New Evangelization here in the USA, Africa, India, Europe, South America through Blessed Chaminade: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord….”Evangelization through education!”

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.

    March 7, 2013 – Dr. Diane Moczar

    Ken talks with his guest Dr. Diane Moczar, author of Converts and Kingdoms-How the Church Converted the Pagan West and How We Can Do It Again (published by Catholic Answers) and Islam at the Gates – How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks (published by Sophia Institute Press) Dr Moczar tells the story of how early Christianity was able to spread to entire regions and countries. We also discuss the 500-year long siege of Europe by the Ottoman Turks. In both cases you will hear about brave saints who helped spread and defend the Gospel. You can purchase Dr Moczar’s books at http://shop.catholic.com/ and http://shop.sophiainstitute.com

    January 8, 2013 – Catherine England

    Catherine shares her experiences as a missionary to Romania and plans for a new orphanage.

    Fr. Gregory Bramlage – Feb. 14, 2012

    Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with  Fr.  Gregory Bramlage (www.missionariesofthenewevangelization.us) who will teach  and minister “In The Footsteps of The Lamb,”  the CREDO Apostolate Healing Conference and Miracle Prayer Day  at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Rd. Dayton, OH  45432 on  Saturday February 18 from 9-4 PM   about Scripture, the steps to help us experience the Healing Power of the Kingdom of Jesus,  the mission and goals of (MNE Missionaries of The  New Evangelization);  his experiences in various  countries from South America to Africa, India, Mexico, The Philippines, Europe and the USA; his most recent trip to Guatemalan and  what  happened last weekend at The Word of God Community in Gaithersburg, MD.   Francesca’s Recipe Today: Italian Minestrone and Heart Healthy Taco Soup from her family’s favorite recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.  

    February 13, 2012 – Gilles Larose

    In this program, Kathie talks to Gilles Larose about his faith journey. He discusses his visits to many sacred shrines in Europe and meetings with noteworthy people, especially Br. Elia of Italy.