We are proud to introduce the newest member of our Radio Maria family of inspiring presenters – Kelly Pease. Kelly is a mother of 3 children under the age of 6. She has traveled both nationally and internationally as a worship leader and speaker, doing the work of the Catholic Church. Her ministries include Lifeteen, Dirty Vagabond, Adore, and Franciscan University. She has appeared as a guest on EWTN’s Life on the Rock and The Choices We Face. Kelly is also a musician, with two albums of original music to her credit, in fact, an original song she wrote was used as the theme song for EWTN’s The Pure Life.
We invite you to tune in for this new program, entitled simply, Motherhood, on Wednesdays, at 1:00 p.m. Central/2:00 p.m. Eastern.
Let Kelly help mothers find God’s grace in the daily work of caring for children and home, and experiencing His love as He calls for deeper conversion through the beautiful gift of Motherhood.
Jason and Linda parent 5 children; Jason has a BA in Secondary Education from Purdue, and an MA in Theology from Franciscan University (Steubenville); he is Headmaster for Lumen Christi Catholic School in Indianapolis; and author of Called to Give Life, A Primer on the Blessings of Children and the Harm of Contraception.
Called to Give Life is of particular interest now because Pope Francis is hosting a Synod of bishops on Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization–actually two Synods–October 2014 and October 2015. These Synods are a response to the Survey Questions (and answers they generated) sent all over the Catholic world in the latter months of 2013. Answers were compiled to determine what challenges families were facing in this time. After collating thousands of responses, the Synod organizers published a “Working Document” that summarized the world-wide responses and determined the questions the Synods sought to address:
How to preach the Gospel of the Family;
How to deal with pastoral issues arising at this time; and
How to promote openness to children in Catholic marriages.
Why is Jason’s book so important now? Because Called to Give Life answers these questions simply, pastorally and logically in a little over 200 pages. It lays out the Foundations for the Church’s teaching that contraception is always intrinsically evil, and thus can never be permitted, and it explains why the Church considers children to be the Supreme Gift of/to marriage.
Ken talks with Dr John Bergsma, author of Bible Basics for Catholics – A New Picture of Salvation History (published Ave Maria Press) From biblical scholar John Bergsma—two-time Teacher of the Year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville—comes Bible Basics for Catholics, a fresh, fun, and authentically Catholic introduction to the “big picture” of salvation history. This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma’s wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University. Those looking for a deeper understanding of the Old Testament and its great figures will find this book to be an easily accessible and enlightening resource. Visit Dr Bergsma’s website at http://johnbergsma.com/ His book is available at https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-291-3/Bible-Basics-for-Catholics/
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Damian Stayne, founder of Cor et Lumen Christi Community, based in London, England about the power of God’s Word operating through his ministry of preaching, physical healing, deliverance, prophecy and evangelization which has taken him to all five continents, leading training schools in various aspects of the Christian life and his upcoming Conference “Word Power,” a two day conference empowering Christians to step into their prophetic anointing by experiencing and ministering the prophetic living Word of God in the Power of the Holy Spirit hosted by Fr. Gregory Bramlage and Word of God Prayer Ministry at St. Leon, IN August 7, 8, 2010. A graduate of Surrey University in England, Damian led the 2009 Catholic Charismatic Conference “Charisms in the Life & Mission of the Church, at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH www.healingthroughthepowerofjesuschrist.org