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August 13, 2014 – The Miracles of Mary–Stephen Ryan, author of The Madonna Files

Stephen returned to faith through the miraculous. Listen to his story and how Mary’s apparitions on earth have enhanced his faith dramatically. Now he shares with the world how she is “The Star of the New Evangelization,” shining so brightly as to help transform lives.

July 29, 2013 – What Is Faith?

We all use the word faith quite often and believe we understand what it means, but do we really understand the deeper meaning of faith as it relates to journey toward God. In this informative conversation, Frances speaks with Deacon Tracy Jamison of the Diocese of Cincinnati. Dr. Jamison is both a Deacon and a professor at the seminary in the Diocese of Cincinnati, and has published articles on the issues of faith and prayer, and more specifically how prayer serves as a means to nurture and strengthen out faith. Finally, drawing on specific Carmelite texts, Deacon Jamison demonstrates how prayer and faith play a vital role in our spiritual journey. This is both a very informative discussion, and very timely as we move toward the end of the “Year of Faith” in the Church.

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

Reasons to Believe with Fr. Terry Donahue

We live in a moment of history where our society is facing a crisis of faith, where according to Pope Benedict XVI, “God is disappearing from the human horizon… with increasingly evident destructive effects” (Letter of March 10, 2009). Catholics are falling away. Youth in particular are questioning their faith. Newspaper headlines attack core Christian beliefs.

During this Year of Faith, it’s time to get equipped with Reasons to Believe so that you can share the truth of the Catholic faith in a charitable and convincing manner. You will learn…
– Arguments for God’s existence from philosophy, human experience and modern day miracles.
– How to respond to common objections from relativism, atheism and non-Christian religions.
– How to reconcile the Biblical account of Creation with modern discoveries of science such as the Big Bang and evolutionary biology.
– How to defend the reliability of Scripture, the Resurrection of Jesus, and the extraordinary claims of Christ to be Messiah and Son of God.

Tune in each week and get “prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet 3:15).

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.

August 7, 2012 – Catherine England

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

June 14, 2012 – Kevin Lowry

 Faith at Work – Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck

Ken talks with Kevin Lowry about his book; Faith at Work – Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck (published by Our Sunday Visitor) Kevin is the CEO of the Coming Home Network International.  How do your motivations, actions, and example at work differ from your motivations, actions, and example at Church? Explore the benefits of applying the basic tenets of faith — teamwork, perseverance, trust, and goodwill. An inspiring exploration of this common and continuous struggle of finding our balance of faith and work. Kevin blogs at http://gratefulconvert.com/  His book is available at https://catalog.osv.com/Catalog.aspx?SimpleDisplay=true&ProductCode=T1178

May 17, 2012 – Emily Stimpson

Ken talks with author Emily Stimpson about her new book, The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Year – The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right  (published by Emmaus Road) As hopeful and honest as it is fun and faithful, this is the perfect companion for women whose journey to “I do” is turning out to be a longer one than they (or their mothers) would have liked. Emily has a website at: http://www.emilystimpson.com/

Her book is available at http://www.emmausroad.org/pbFONT-colorff6600FREE-20-GIFT-CARD-WITH-PURCHASEbfontp-of-The-Catholic-Girls-Survival-Guide-P11716.aspx

February 7, 2012 – Robin Brun

In this program, Mark talks with fellow Radio Maria presenter, Robin Brun. Robin shares her faith and discusses her new program, Putting Faith and Hope in Your Job Search.

Immaculee Ilibagiza – September 14, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLDS OF WAR, PEACE, FORGIVENESS AND HEALING?

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Immaculee Ilibagiza, author, motivational speaker  and the recipient of the 2007 Mahatma Gandhi Reconciliation and Peace Award about her experiences during the genocide in Rwanda, Africa; her books Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust; Led by Faith:Rising From The Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide and Our Lady of Kibeho: Mary Speaks to The World from The Heart of Africa and the upcoming Freedom & Healing Through Forgiveness” Conference featuring Immaculee to be held Saturday October 15, 2011 in St. Leon, IN.  (812-623-8007) hosted by Fr. Gregory Bramlage and the Word of God Prayer Ministry an outreach of Missionaries  of the New Evangelization.  www.healingthroughthepowerofjesuschrist.org  Link on to www.radiomaria.us to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives . 

September 12, 2011 – Lorene Duquin

Lorene, author and lecturer talks about her latest book, Recovering Faith, with famous and not so famous stories of Catholics who came home to the faith.

August 18, 2011- A Faith for Grown-Ups: A Midlife Conversation about What Really Matters

Ken talks with editor and author Robert Lockwood about his book A Faith for Grown-Ups: A Midlife Conversation about What Really Matters (Loyola Press). Returning Catholics—those who drifted away from the faith but are now interested in coming back—are sure to find A Faith for Grown-Ups a most helpful resource as they try to reconnect with the faith as adults. With great wit and keen understanding, author Robert Lockwood explores the common experience of growing up Catholic from the 1950s through the 1970s and invites fallen-away Catholics to return to the Catholic faith and experience an adult spirituality, rich in meaning. His book can be purchased at http://www.loyolapress.com/faith-for-grown-ups-a-midlife-conversation.htm

August 16, 2011 – Jimmy and Lauren Davis

Jimmy and Lauren Davis share their story of personal conversion, faith, love, and how God brought them together.