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Art of Catholic Starting April 15

Matt LeonardOn Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern, we will introduce a new program to Radio Maria, hosted by Mr. Matthew Leonard. Matthew is the Executive Director of the St. Paul Center in Steubenville, Ohio. An internationally known speaker and author, he travels far and wide speaking to Catholic audiences, and has authored several books, among which are, “Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic” and Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality, published through Our Sunday Visitor. Prior to his conversion to Catholicism in 1998, Matthew served as a missionary in Latin America. After entering the Church, he obtained a Master’s degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville before becoming vice president and guest theology instructor at Ave Maria College. He has been heard and seen in places like “Deep in Scripture with Marcus Grodi”, Sirius Radio, and Our Sunday Visitor. Before entering the non-profit world, Matthew was partner and president of a Chicago-based real estate development firm. The father of five, he and his wife Veronica now make their home in Ohio. Please tune in on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern, and begin enjoying The Art of Catholic, hosted by Matthew Leonard. You will be blessed by it.

January 10, 2014 – Mike Wick

The Institute on Religious Life. Fr. Kubicki interviews the executive director of an organization that promotes vocations to consecrated life.

New Program: Living on Purpose

On Friday, October 3, 2014, a new program aired on Radio Maria. Living on Purpose, hosted by Dr. Rick Sarkisian, will now be broadcast every Friday at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern. Dr. Sarkisian is founder and president of Valley Rehabilitation Services in Fresno, California, specializing in vocational and career guidance since 1976. He is the author of multiple books related to finding one’s purpose in life. He has produced a number of Catholic videos and writes for various Catholic publications. Dr. Sarkisian skillfully puts his professional experience to use in this new program, by helping us to discover and to become the unique person God created. Co-hosting with Dr. Sarkisian is Mike Wick. Mike is the Executive Director of the Institute on Religious Life in Chicago, Illinois. He is also the author of several books and is very involved with the Knights of Columbus, The Militia of the Immaculata Movement, and is a Board Member of Lighthouse Catholic Media. We are delighted to have Rick and Mike onboard as new members of our Radio Maria Family. Please tune in on Fridays, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern for Living on Purpose.

September 02, 2014 – Catholic Pro-Life Committee

Today Joe interviewed Karen Garnett, the Executive Director of the Catholic Pro Life Committee (CPLC). Joe and Karen discussed the huge momentum and victories being realized by the pro-life movement in our Country and especially Texas in particular. The tide has truly turned. Tune in to hear all the exciting success stories. www.prolifedallas.org

August 26, 2014 – National Day of Rememberance for Aborted Babies – Monica Miller, Eric Scheidler & Gary Anderson

Millions of our American children have been legally murdered in their mother’s wombs to satisfy a disordered craving for immoral sexual activity. Most of their bodies were flushed into urban sewage systems; their remains known but to God. But a precious few–their bodies rescued from dumpsters and garbage bags–have been dignified by burial in hallowed ground at sites scattered around our country.

Today, we call attention to these unwanted children who never nestled in their father’s arms or suckled at their mother’s breasts. Instead, they have been sacrificed on the alter of convenience, accommodated by the professions of medicine, law, and religion.

Our Guests today are Monica Miller (Citizens for a Pro-Life Society), Eric Scheidler ( Executive Director of Prolife Action League) and Gary Anderson (Culture of Life Director for Ohio Knights of Columbus).
Monica has rummaged through hundreds of dumpsters and buried the human remains of thousands of aborted children. She is the author of Abandoned, The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars.
Eric is a second generation activist leader of abortion mill presence, sidewalk-counseling, and a multitude of activities aimed at protecting women and children from the abortion scourge.
Gary represents the Knights of Columbus, an organization that has steadfastly supported pro-life for decades by providing free ultrasound machines to pregnancy support centers, and establishing a network of shrines that honor our aborted children.

May 13, 2014 – Damon Owens

The recent canonization of Saint John Paul II has drawn new attention to his “Theology of the Body” and its impact on the Culture of Life. His biographer, George Weigel has said that TotB will impact every teaching of the Creed and it will take decades to fully comprehend its influence on the faith and the faithful.

Damon Owens left an impressive career in the business arena to devote his life to full-time work in marriage and family ministry. He has served as Natural Family Planning and Marriage Preparation Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Newark, founded two non-profit organizations (New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association and Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey), and led initiatives for various pro-life and pro-family organizations such as the New Jersey Catholic Bishops Conference, The Children First Foundation, and Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.), the largest African-American, pro-life ministry in the country. Damon is a certified speaker and has been lecturing for the Theology of the Body Institute since 2005. In December of 2011, Damon was named the Executive Director of the Theology of the Body Institute. He and his wife, Melanie, have been married for 18 years and have eight children.

Many of our listeners are familiar with the Theology of the Body because of Christopher West’s presentations that have popularized TotB throughout the USA and in dozens of other countries in the short span of 10 years.

Owen will give us a brief summary of the Theology of the Body, the work of the Theology of the Body Institute founded by Christopher West, and this summer’s International Theology of the Body Congress in Philadelphia.

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

August 30, 2013 – Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League

Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, discusses the work of his organization and the planned September 14, 2013 National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies, which his group is cosponsoring with Citizens for a Pro Life Society and Priests for Life.

January 25, 2013 – March for Life 2013

Joe kicked off today’s Show with Karen Garnett, the Executive Director for the Catholic Pro-Life Committee based in Dallas Texas, discussing the March for Life 2013. He also interviewed several members of her group, including: Maddy Chance, Elizabeth Grant, Eve Hughey, Conrad Hoover, Peter Dorn, and Fr. Reuben Chen.

October 23, 2012 – Peter Breen

This week Steve Koob talks with Peter Breen, the Executive Director of the Thomas More Society defending life, marriage and religious freedom. Peter is involved in all three of these areas and can enlighten us on the federal court cases involving Catholic institutions suing Health and Human Services over government denial of our religious freedom.

Right to Life – July 17, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life about the work and successes of Right to Life nationally and locally and the upcoming L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 on area Bike Paths starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St.; Dayton, OH, with various starting times and participants of all ages & riding endurance from mileage categories from 6-100 miles. Families participate as well as seasoned bikers, followed by The Celebration from 1:00-2:30 PM with local radio and TV personalities and the wonderful music of national award winner, musician, composer and singer Nick Cardilino. Food, Games, Entertainment and Prizes!

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.

November 29, 2011- Brian Gibson

Steve Koob talks with Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, about the recent victory of the shutdown of a  hospital abortion wing, other recent happenings in regards to the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, and the dangerous practice that is chemical abortion.

September 27, 2011 – Dr. John Brehany

Steve Koob talks with Dr. John Brehany, Ph.D, Executive Director and ethicist for the Catholic Medical Association, about the state of Catholic hospitals today, and the Catholic Medical Association, its work, structure, and what it does for its members.  Dr. John Brehany also discusses the ethics of difficult pregnancies and what can be done about them within the realm of Catholic teaching.

August 16, 2011 – Brian Gibson

Steve Koob talks with Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, about abortion due to birth defects, the pro-life movement and Catholic Church in Minnesota, and the role contraception plays in regard to abortion. Brian Gibson also talks about the elements necessary to successful sidewalk abortion counseling.

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 31, 2011 – Eric Scheidler

Steve Koob talks with Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, about pro-life activism and the abortion industry in America.

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.

September 14, 2010 – Dr. Dominick Pedulla

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Dominick Pedulla, executive director of the Edith Stein Foundation, about ethical issues in medicine and cardiology, human sexuality, and St. Edith Stein.  Dr. Dominick also discusses the surprising link between contraception and the effect it has on mental health.

Catholic Social Services – July 28, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Laura Jordan Roesch, Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Miami Valley, Regina Estep, Kim Custenborder and others about the Mission and Vision of Catholic Social Services, current happenings, issues, key means of making a difference, changes in response due to the economic situation, programs for clients of all ages, funding, communications, upcoming events and how the community can become involved and share in social ministry and its graces through practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.