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March 26, 2012 – Thomas Roque and Scott Dollinger

In this program, Kathie interviews the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Alexandria, Thomas Roque. Mr. Roque speaks about the role of Catholic education in his life as well as the current students of the Diocese of Alexandria. Kathie also talks with Scott Dollinger about Ron Schoenfeld’s visit to Rwanda. This 2009 visit  planted the seed for the Seven Loaves Project with Fr. Leszek Czelusniak of Kibeho-Rwanda.

Listening to The Heart of Jesus – February 7, 2012

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with listeners about “Listening to The Heart of Jesus and Consoling the Heart of Jesus” from Sr. Josefa Menendez and the writings dictated by Jesus in THE WAY OF DIVINE LOVE as a preparation for Lenten reading, personal spiritual growth and transformation. Francesca’s Recipe Today: PASTA BOLOGNESE Francesca Franchina, MS Ed stirs up good things in the 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 stories, with her friends, down to earth conversation about doing worthwhile things; easy ways to cook and bake through sharing her family’s favorite Italian recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.

December 12, 2011 – Doug Barry

Doug Barry, founder and director of RADIX and Camp Gargano, talks of his conversion and apostolates encouraging families to defend their Catholic faith and preserve the truth.

October 31, 2011 – Jonathon Van Maren andFr. Ubald Rugirangoga

Communications Director for Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform, Jonathon Van Maren focuses on the injustices directed toward the unborn, especially those with disabilities.

Rwandan Missionary, Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga and Ashley Gauthier, coordinator for Fr. Ubald, talk about “forgiveness” and Fr. Ubald’s healing ministry in Rwanda and the U.S.

July 14, 2011 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel I

This is the first of a two part series where Sister M. Jean Frisk speaks about Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

July 4, 2011 – Spiritual Healing in Rwanda

Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, Rwanda Missionary who was present at the apparitions of Our Lady of Kibeho and friend of Immaculee Ilibagiza, will be talking about his spiritual healing services and work with trauma in Rwanda. Also, Katsey Long from Wyoming tells of ministering in Rwanda to those suffering from the 94 genocide.

Mary Advent and Christmas HolyDays – November 30, 2010

Francesca Franchina  speaks with Fr. Clifton E. Bishop of Bethlehem, PA ,  popular retreat director, chaplain  and health educator, about Advent 2010 and planning  a “Mary Advent and Christmas HolyDays .  The holidays promise healing, hope and renewal, but some encounter depression, desolateness and separation . How do we find solace, comfort and Joy in the midst of hustle and bustle, encountering The Mother of Joy and  her Son  Jesus activating  and living The  Word in  everyday life?  Fr. Clifton, a priest in the Diocese of Allentown, PA, grew up  a Baptist and converted to Catholicism through a correspondence course on Catholicism while in high school. He became a Franciscan Friar and later became a diocesan parish priest. He is an adjunct professor and serves as Chaplain of The Holy Family Senior Living and Assisted Living Center in the Archdiocese of Allentown, PA.

T5H Featured Recipes For Today:  Francesca shares her tasty, easy to make Sicilian Spicy Olives; Baked Mostaciolli with Ricotta and  Meatballs;  Zingy Garlic Bread with Olive Oil/ Parmesan Cheese; and  Italian Green Bean/Artichoke Salad with Pepperoni Pieces  and Mozzarella Cubes  from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

That They May Have Life and Live It – Nov. 24, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Sr. Beatrice Chipeta a Rosarian Sister, and Peter Daino of Karonga, Malawi (Africa), Tess Kunesch (Dayton) and Jim Lund National Director of Catholic Relief Services (Baltimore MD) about the Lusubilo (Hope) Community Based Orphan Care Project in Malawi, serving over 9,000 children and 800+ adults in 66 villages to improve the nutritional status of orphans and to increase food production capacity so that nutritional improvement is substantial. Sr. Beatrice was recently awarded the prestigious Fordham University OPUS Prize for Humanitarian Entrepreneurship.

The St. Monica Ministry – August 24, 2010

Francesca Franchina,  MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Jim Buchner, D. Min., Faith Formation Director of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Maryland regarding his book and acclaimed presentation  The St. Monica Ministry  which evolved from the highly successful Come Home Program for returning  folks who have been “on leave” from the Catholic Church. Dr. Buchner  created  this book and highly successful  program  to help caring Catholics  who have family members and friends in this situation. He will present The St. Monica Ministry   program at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1411  North Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH on Sunday August 29, 2010 from 2:00- 4:30 PM. For more information see St. Luke the Evangelist website.  THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART, ITALIAN SOUL FOOD SPRINKLED WITH EVANGELIZATION FEATURES FRANCESCA’S FAVORITE ITALIAN RECIPES  FROM HER FAMILY KITCHEN. Today Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Chicken Cacciatore alla Termini Imerese, Sicilia and a simply delicious Ricotta Pie.

The 100th Annual Sicily Fisherman’s Feast – August 17, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Phil Privitera and Ray Geany of Boston, MA about the 100th Annual  Madonna Del Soccorso de Sciacca, Sicily Fisherman’s Feast sponsored by The Sciacca  Fishermen’s Society held  in North Boston (Little Italy) on August 15th./ Discussing the tradition, custom and faith of the people hailing from Sciacca, Sicily revolving around a Marian Apparition  to  Nicolo Bruno an Augustinian Monk who was suffering from a severe fever and broken neck in 1300. The Blessed Mother appeared to him announcing she was there to help the people of Sciacca and for him to get up and deliver the message. He was instantly healed of his fever and broken neck and spent the rest of his days telling of this great message which they continue to this day with a four  day  Italian Festa, Outdoor Celebration of Holy  Mass, Procession through the streets of Boston’s North End and street after street of delicious Italian foods enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. .

Work In Africa – May 26, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. SPEAKS speaks with Father Paschal, from Rwanda and Dr Sylvia Esser Gleason, DO of Dayton, Ohio about the work being done in Africa to help the victims of the genocide. The great ministry occurring in the health and education professions serving widows and orphans who have suffered greatly due to ethnic genocide, extreme violence through building and servicing schools, farming cooperatives, medical facilities, micro-financing and Small Christian communities.