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Fall Mariathon 2014

Thank You once again for your generous response to our Fall Mariathon!!

We could not do it with out all the help from our Great Radio Maria Family!!

On the Boards -  Volunteer Jessica from Dayton, Ohio
On the Boards – Volunteer Jessica from Dayton, Ohio

Meet Our Core Team – Carla Rachal

carlaWe want to introduce everyone to Carla Rachal, Administrative Assistant at Radio Maria, US. Carla hails from Natchitoches, Louisiana, and before she accepted the position at Radio Maria, put in 20 years of service in the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department for the State of Louisiana. Yes, Carla was a game warden! When she joined our staff in February of 2013, she immediately put her administrative and organization skills to work for us, handling all the day-to-day requirements of running our office. As you can tell, Carla is quite multi-dimensional, and she is an invaluable asset to the smooth management of Radio Maria, US.

July 23, 2014 – Patti Gehred

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Patti Gehred, Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation at the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS), Dayton, Ohio in conjunction with the University of Dayton about the On line Virtual Learning Center for Catechists and those interested in Marianist Spirituality and Studies. Patti speaks about the courses offered, and how interested individuals or groups can participate in the courses and/or arrange for special reserved studies for groups of 6-12 for areas of particular interest to their community or small faith sharing group, Of particularly interest to many participants is a course on the Blessed Mother called, Mary, Holy Possibility and informative courses on the Marianist Founders: Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade, Mother Adele de Batz de Trenquellon and Marie Therese de Lamourous. Patti is also a weekly internet DJ with her husband on “Jazz Beat” streamed online on www.wdpsfm.com.Learn more about NACMS and courses offered on line at the Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation website at www.nacms.org or email Patti at gehredp1(at)udayton.edu. Catch the latest on Facebook: NACMSNed; Twitter:@NACMS1 or Pinterest:NACMS. See all the courses offered by the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Center at www.vlc.udayton.edu

July 15, 2014 – “Have A Heart For The Next Generation”

We have multiple Guests to share their part in “Have A Heart For The Next Generation” — local adults and young people who have a heart for preborn children and want to learn how to stop the killing of their younger brothers and sisters in the Lord. From Dayton, we are expecting Paul Coudron from Dayton Right to Life, Ryan Mahle and Katie Pfeifer, Archbishop Altar HS, and hopefully Bob and Vivian Skovgard

We will also have those from outside the Dayton community who are here to lead the event–Wendy Wright and the Scott and Kathy Heldreth family of 8 children who have traveled all the way from Texas to help educate and train the Dayton “young” and “young at heart”. Wendy is a veteran pro-life leader who “went from Bible College to jail to invitations to the White House”. She is VP of C-FAM (they monitor the often anti-life/family activities at the UN) and a former president of Concerned Women for America.

I am very eager to learn more about “Have A Heart . . .” and these totally committed people who are making a commitment to the culture of life in Dayton.

April 22, 2014 – Father John Acrea

Is Jesus the ultimate example of masculinity–a leader, father, warrior, lover, and miracle worker? Fr John will make that case for us on “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America”, Tuesday at NOON, ET. We need masculine men to establish a Cuture of Life in the home, parish community and country. Are you man enough to make difference?

Father John Acrea is a retired priest of the Diocese of Des Moines Iowa. During his “active duty” he was the Vocations Director for the Des Moines Diocese and a Spiritual Director for seminarians at St John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St Thomas in St Paul Minnesota.

He is in demand as a speaker at men’s conferences–like the recent “Man-UP” event in Des Moines.

The typical male probably does not think of Jesus as his image of manliness, or masculinity. Men are more likely to think of a great athlete, a combat veteran, a hero or someone who has overcome great diversity and challenges to be a success in business. And it is true that these men are exhibiting some of the characteristics of masculinity, but Fr John would say that each and every one of us can be (and many already are) men of exceptional masculinity.

Are priests and bishops and popes “masculine”? Is going to the seminary similar to joining the Marines?

Ladies, don’t go away. Fr John says women have these same characteristics, but manifest them in different ways.

July 10, 2013 – Paul Coudron

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with retired sales manager and sales trainer for Butler Systems, Paul Coudron, the highly creative, high octane Executive Director of Life Resource Center, and The Dayton Pro-Life Education Foundation about the endeavors, work and successes of the local Life Resources Center staff and volunteers who keep The Stork Nest (emergency baby pantry); the three levels of parenting classes, and so many pro-life local services running smoothly and efficiently. How do local pro-life ministries manage to keep current on Pro-Life connections in Columbus, OH to know what is happening in legislation concerning pro life movement interests and Right to Life nationally, statewide and locally? The Life Resource Center of Dayton has hosted family and team/organization fun with the Third Annual L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 on area bike paths with endurance/mileage categories from 6-100 miles; starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St., Dayton, OH. Individuals, families, and bike teams will gather in a celebration after the ride, with pizza, DQ Bars, the wonderful music of Nick Cardilino and $6000 worth of donated door prizes for the participants. Hear about the all new biking adventure: The University of Dayton to Notre Dame Right To Life Bike Ride beginning on the UD campus Wednesday, July 31st, with participants biking 240 miles with stop overs in Minster, OH Decatur, IN, Winona Lake Indiana/Grace College and ending at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

July 02, 2013 – Fr Tim Sauppe

Fr Tim Sauppe is the pastor of rural St Mary Parish in Westview IL, Diocese of Peoria. He had to close their Catholic School. The parishioners didn’t want him to close the school, but in fact it was the parishioners that forced him to close the school. WHY? Because they were not having children in sufficient quantity to sustain the school.

This phenomena is not unique to St Mary Parish, or the Diocese of Peoria. Diocese of Trenton Bishop David O’Connell established a School Sustainability Commission to study 10 at risk elementary schools. Some may be saved, but their will most likely be closures.

The three-parish cluster to which I belong in Dayton, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, until a few years ago had three diocesan priests, 9 weekend Masses and 3 Catholic Schools. Today, we have one foreign born religious order priest, 3 weekend Masses, and NO Catholic School.

The reason is the same–not enough Catholic children to sustain a school. WHY? Because Catholics have not successfully challenged the dominant anti-child mentality of the culture. Sadly, we have accepted the culture.

May 15, 2013

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dayton international Festival Council Members about the 40th Anniversary Year of The Dayton International Festival held at the Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio on Pentecost Weekend not only about the good food and great entertainment but what happens behind the scenes in such a vast undertaking bringing together numerous ethnic groups from all over the world, living in the heartland of America in the USA! How long do they gather to plan each year strategizing problem areas amenably with varying temperaments, languages and rules of engagement? Who is included in planning and membership rights; how are the ups, downs, calamities and great joys dealt with each year as they determine theme, organizational structure and amiably put together all the booths, venues and multiple staging of continuous entertainment, highlighted by a Midnight Mass for workers on Saturday night/Sunday morning. What is the mission, vision and purpose of DIFI? How are they faring with all the uproars throughout the world, does it affect DIFI in Dayton, OH? Ethnicity is alive andwell in Dayton, and growing new communities arrive and stay here! Why do they call Dayton, Ohio home now?

May 7, 2013 – Anne Cherney

Anne Cherney is the mother of 10 and has her Masters in Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. She has written a soon to be published book with the working title Supernatural Family Planning, the Original Method. Anne continues our Quest for a better understanding of the Church’s teaching on “family planning” and our responsibility in that area of life.
Anne is thus our 4th Guest in the recent past to treat the subject of NFP, following Fr William Gardner–pastor for Diocese of Peoria, Dr Jay Boyd–Developmental Psychologist and Catholic blogger from Oregon, and Kim Cole–long-time teacher of the Ovulation Method in Colorado Springs.

December 18, 2012 – Mike Phelan

Today, we complete the two-part series on the Diocese of Phoenix, with Mike Phelan, Director of Marriage and Family Life. Last week at this time, I was in Phoenix and you heard my interview of Dr Clint Leonard, an NFP-Only Ob/Gyn who practices in a Phoenix suburb. He is a great witness to the beauty and efficacy of authentic Catholic health care. If you missed the program, you can listen to the recording at radiomaria.us/questforlife by going to our archives for 11 December.

Mike has a great personal story of following God’s plan for his life by moving his family to Washington DC to attend the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. He took a leap of faith–“be not afraid”–and great things happened, in his family and in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Mike will tell us “his story” and how the Diocese of Phoenix has come to be recognized as having one of the most progressive marriage preparation programs in the the country–envied and emulated by many other dioceses.

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.

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.

Jeff Cavins – February 22, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks¬† with Jeff Cavins ¬†noted Catholic¬† TV¬† and radio personality, author and family man, about his¬† return to Catholicism, his¬† blessedly effective¬† Great Adventure Bible¬†Timeline and¬†¬† his¬† topic¬†Friday evening Forgiving When You Don’t Feel Like It¬†¬† March 9,¬† and Saturday March 10 when he¬†presents The¬† Bible Timeline Seminar at¬† Incarnation Parish in Centerville, OH. ¬†Incarnation parishioners¬†Ruth Reeve and Mary Bull¬† also join¬† Francesca¬† in the¬† studio at the University of Dayton Marian Library.¬†¬†¬†

Fr. Gregory Bramlage – Feb. 14, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with¬† Fr.¬† Gregory Bramlage (www.missionariesofthenewevangelization.us) who will teach¬† and minister ‚ÄúIn The Footsteps of The Lamb,‚ÄĚ ¬†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‚Äôs favorite recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.¬†¬†

September 22, 2011 – Mary and the Art at The Marian Library

In this program, Sr. Jean Frisk discusses Mary and the various pieces of  Art at the Marian Library in Dayton, OH.

September 20, 2011 – Dr. Laura Archuleta

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Laura Archuleta, family physician at the Clinics of St. Alexius in Bismarck, North Dakota, about Natural Procreative–or NaPro–Technology, end of life care according to ethics and the Church’s teachings, and some of the challenges of working according to Catholic teaching within the modern medical community.

Fr. Mike Halloran and Ruth Deddens – September 06, 2011

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with¬†Fr. Mike Halloran, Pastor of Holy Cross, Holy¬†Rosary and St. Adelbert Parishes,¬†Dayton, OH¬†, Ruth Deddens, Holy Angels Parishioner¬†and ¬†President of One More Soul, Dayton, OH¬† and Tim Francis,¬†Founder/President of You Shall Believe Ministries, Dallas, Texas¬† regarding the Memorial Prayer Gathering/Evening Prayer¬† and Concert at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Sunday, September 11 at 4 PM and the message behind the modern day¬† Eucharistic Miracles documented by world renown pathologists in the¬† You Shall Believe¬† Multi-Media Presentation by Tim¬† at 7:00 – 8:30 PM on September 11, 12, 13 at St. Anthony of Padua Parish on Bowen¬† Street, Dayton, OH 45410. Francesca’s¬†¬†Recipe of the Week:¬† Fast, deliciously filling and easy Risotto with Melangani (rice with eggplant)¬†and Italian breaded¬†pork or beef steaks.¬†¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living ¬†life’s lessons as¬†given to¬†us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.¬† ¬†“Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday¬† down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization¬†and her family’s favorite¬† Italian¬† recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia

August 30, 2011 – Rev. Paul Zipfel

Steve Koob talks with Rev. Paul Zipfel, currently the former Bishop of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, about the Diocese of Bismarck and its Catholic institutions, and the phenomenal evangelization effort that is the Bismarck Project: what it is, and the response from his diocese’s parishioners.

May 20, 2011 – The Marian Library

In this program, Brother William Fackovec, S.M. discusses the Marian Library in Dayton, Ohio.

May 10, 2011 – Kristan, Mike, Erik, Maggie

Steve Koob talks with four guests–Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Mike Schaefer of Biking for Babies, Erik Whittington of Rock for Life, and Maggie McKenna of Dayton Right to Life–all speaking about the youth movement for life, and what their organizations are doing to further the cause.

Be Your Best – May 4, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with John Wright of Springfield,OH about his motivational, inspirational approach to life and ministry and his new Radio Maria Program ‚ÄúBE YOUR BEST!‚ÄĚ to air on Wednesdays starting Wednesday May 4 on Radio Maria. John is the owner of W Productions Signs and Graphics in Springfield and is a writer, speaker, trainer and adviser to businesses, organizations, churches and schools. An accomplished musician, John is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus , has recovered from a life threatening condition, is a volunteer for Hospice, Board Member of the Dayton Blues Society and a member of St. Bernard Parish.

Parenting Your Adult Child – April 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan V. Vogt, about her new book PARENTING YOUR ADULT CHILD (Keeping Your Faith and Your Sanity) and Susan’s ongoing ministry with the worldwide Marianist Family. Susan is an award-winning freelance writer and speaker on marriage, parenting and spirituality. A prolific writer Susan has also been a professional Catholic family minister for over thirty years, having served as an adviser to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Marriage and Family and serves on the International Team representing The Lay Marianist Family in North America, Asia, Australia and Ireland. She lives in Covington, KY with her husband Jim and they parent four adult children. See the programming link on www.radiomaria.us for encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. (Past programs are archived on the website under Programs)

January 11, 2011 – Robert Cetrulo

Steve Koob talks with Robert Cetrulo, founder and president of the Northern Kentucky Right to Life, about the pro-life movement, politics, and the Catholic Faith.

December 28, 2010 – ‚ÄėCare Transitions‚Äô

Scott Flowers, MHA, MBA is on the executive team at eQHealth, the Quality Improvement Organization based in Baton Rouge, LA that is doing healthcare improvement work across the nation. Scott shares information about ‚Äėcare transitions‚Äô, or the hand-off from hospital to home. eQHealth is heading one of 14 projects to assure smooth care transitions.

October 28, 2010 – The Marian Library

In this program, Brother William Fackovec, S.M. explores the Marian Library located in Dayton, Ohio.

The Power of Prayer – October 12, 2010

Francesca Franchina discusses the power of prayer, St. Padre Pio, St.Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, ¬†and other¬† honored saints and everyday saints among us; their ¬†work in evangelization, discipleship, faith formation; The Regional Prayer and Praise Fest October 13, 2010 at St. Luke The Evangelist Parish In Dayton (1440 N.Fairfield Rd. ;Beavercreek, OH 45432), The Celebration of the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila with ¬†Evening Prayer and¬† Mass on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Ascension Church, Woodman, Drive, Kettering, OH ¬†6:15¬†PM/Mass at 7:00:PM; the Dayton Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton, October 10 ¬†and all the great faith filled programs¬†being held in Dayton and surrounding areas this fall in Beavercreek, Centerville,¬† and Kettering, OH ; ¬†St. Mary’s OH and St. Leon, Indiana. Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Gnocchi, miniature potato dumplings made in the Sicilian Tradition served simply with butter,¬†tomato or Alfredo sauce.

Parish Youth Initiatives – Aug. 18, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Josh Englefield, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Beavercreek, OH and students who participated in The St. Luke Summer 2010 Parish Youth Initiatives. All three activities offered the high school youth an experience with Christ that deepened their faith. Students relate their experiences on their mission trip to Harlan Kentucky where they rehabbed homes; their journey to the Franciscan University Youth Conference in Steubenville, OH with 2000 students from all over the USA; culminating in Cross Training which ran for a week at the parish designed to engage dialogue in the small group, witness talks, activities, games and topped off with an intergenerational brunch which they prepared and hosted for parish members, table talk and day long canoe trip.

Dayton Rite to Life Bike Ride – July 20, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks with Paul Coudron about The Dayton Right to Life First Annual Bike Ride for Life (all ages welcome) to be held Friday and Saturday July 31 and August 1, 2010, at the Life Enrichment Center located at 425 North Findlay St. Dayton, OH 45404
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM providing family fun, food and entertainment to promote healthy lifestyles, wholesome family life ,education and most of all to save young lives.. More Information at www.daytonlife.org and 937-461-3625.

July 6, 2010 – Dr. and Sr. Hanna Klaus

Steve Koob talks with Dr. and Sr. Hanna Klaus, of the Natural Family Planning Center of Washington, D.C., about Natural Family Planning–specifically the Billings Ovulation Method–her experience working with teens in the TeenSTAR program, and the development of youth into adults.¬† Dr. and Sr. Hanna Klaus also discusses the contested truth about abstinence programs.

January 21, 2010 – Chaminade, Mary, and the Marianists Part 1

This is the first of two programs in which Cecilia Mushenheim talks about Chaminade, Mary, and the Marianists.