Consecration to the Blood of Jesus Christ
During this program Deacon Bob discusses the tremendous emphasis Our Lady placed on praying the rosary every day, and our dependence on Our Lady of the Rosary for world peace.
In addition, he explains the “liturgical nature” of the rosary and offers some considerations for those who have abandoned it because they find it monotonous.
Beginning on Monday, January 12, 2015, Radio Maria will bring to the airwaves a unique program hosted by Dr. John Acquaviva, entitled Faith and Fitness. Dr. Acquaviva is an exercise physiologist, holding a PhD in exercise science and currently teaching at Wingate University in North Carolina. Over the years, he has given hundreds of energetic presentations to Catholic Church adult congregations, youth groups and campus ministries. His book, Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching was first available in March, 2014, and went to the #1 bestseller list in April, 2014. Dr. Acquaviva will bring the Theology of the Body to health and fitness, discussing a variety of related topics to assist listeners in their attempts to lose weight, improve fitness, and improve body image – all framed within the concept that the human body is God’s greatest gift to us. Please tune in on Mondays, beginning January 12, at 1:00 p.m. Central/2:00 p.m. Eastern, and let Dr. Acquaviva take you to the heart of what we as the children of God were meant to be.
As we honor our veterans today, please join us at Radio Maria as we thank God for all who have served our country, living and deceased. Our prayers and grateful thoughts are especially with those who live with deep physical and emotional scars because of their generous service. To all the heroes—sung and unsung—of the USA military, we extend our heart-felt “Thank you” and “May God bless, protect and reward you.”
Fr. Kubicki interviews Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis about the dangers of Halloween and healthy alternatives.
Part I: Medjugorje, controversy and Bishop’s statements
Part II:Community Cenacolo, Born from Baptism
Jesus remains at peace despite his trial and pending death. When we face our trials, what is our state of mind? If we lose, say, some of our ability to think clearly or our confidence, we can draw strength from Jesus’ example. In the trial before Pilate, Jesus is mindful of his mission (Jn 18: 37). This provides meaning, and from meaning, strength. During our trials, we can invite Our Lord to be with us, to help us carry our crosses to make them redemptive. Pilate recognizes this inner strength in Jesus when he presents him to the crowd, saying “Behold, the man!”.
The speakers at the Association of Christian Therapists will address health care providers in all disciplines with their insights and experiences working with people of various cultures and ethnic groups. Healing requires creative, focused clinical interventions; speakers and presenters will provide insights into diverse cultures prominent in our country , as well as insights into the art of determining strengths in others. The Pre-Conference on Thursday Sept. 18 presents two passionate professionals who are servants of those in most need of healing , Dr. Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D.; Ed. D and Fr. Christopher Crotty who will be presenting their experiences of healing with people from various cultural and faith traditions and the common thread of God’s love in all of them. Dr. Keyes is the Director of The Center for Trauma Studies at Regent University and is often found with his team in the USA and around the world as first responders in natural and man made disasters, addressing . Fr. Crotty is a priest who seeks to know the true heart of Jesus reaching out to the prostitute, the person in the satanic rock band, the alcoholic and many others in need of God’s love in the midst of brokenness and sin, speaking and will also present The Centrality of the Gospel Message. The rostrum of speakers and presenters have a deep understanding of how healing comes through the love of God and seeing Jesus in the other; Fr. Robert Sears, SJ, President of ACT, (Living The Divine Will), Dr. Doug Schoeninger, Past ACT President and Denise Dolff, MA President Elect (Listening in Healthcare Practice), Dr. George Delgado, MD (Weaving Faith, Ethics, and Professional Autonomy Into Patient/Client Interaction) will speak along with many others. Registration info, complete speakers’ rostrum, topics and bios at www.actheals.org.
If you have minor children or grandchildren, you should be very interested in knowing the difference between authentically Catholic Pediatrics and what the rest of the profession is willing and eager to do to your children. We are very blessed to have Dr Dennis Doody describe best Catholic pediatrics versus what else is available. Unfortunately, the most common Pediatrics may not be the best for your children and their relationship with their parents.
What about vaccines produced from aborted children cell lines? Is Autism related to aborted baby derived vaccines? What about Gardasil? Why is it being pushed for boys and girls?
Can parents refuse to have their children vaccinated and still have them enrolled in school? Are home-schooled children exempt?
Is it possible for a Catholic Physician or PA to practice medicine and be true to their Catholic Faith? Private or public practice?
Dr Doody strives to do just that, but he pays a price-a price others may find unacceptable. Where is the support for authentically Catholic health care? How can you help?
Christine Watkins interviews Arthur P. Boyle, father of 13, who was expected to die at age 44 from kidney cancer, which had spread to his lung. In desperation, he traveled to Medjugorje, where he experienced a medically documented miracle. Artie Boyle’s story is in his new book: Six Months to Live: Three Guys on the Ultimate Quest for a Miracle.
Guest host, for Kathleen Beckman , Annie Karto will discuss with Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel’s Vineyard, how this largest post-abortion ministry came about, and her new program, Grief to Grace.
Francesca Franchina and Marika Zimmerman discuss the History of the Feast of the Precious Blood, iSt. Gaspar del Bufalo, founding of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, C.PP.S. and the importance and significance of the Precious Blood of Jesus… Precious Blood Prayers and our Lady of the Most Precious Blood.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with Marika Zimmerman and Dr. Ken Fung, MD of Toronto, Canada about his long professional medical and psycho-therapy experience, the recent publication of his book and extensive research regarding Spiritual Depression and The Hidden Factors of Clinical Depression . Dr. Fung, Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) www.ACTheals.org cites non- consideration of the patient first as a spiritual being in treating depression vs. the most common medical physical-psychological treatment utilizing drugs, anti-depressants and long term psychotherapy. Rejection, abandonment, combinations of physical, mental, intellectual/sexual abuse, loss of love, grief, being broken hearted, early loss of spiritual identity/not knowing they are always loved by God are among the numerous causes of debilitating trauma. Trauma can cause depression and other medical conditions, reports Dr. Ken who delineates trauma sources and causes of depression looking and considering the whole person, utilizing research and experience in treating the medical, physical/psychological condition and recognizing and treating the spiritual dimension of each patient to bring them to wholeness.
Our Blessed King spoke seven “words” from the altar of the Holy Cross. Since His every breath was an agony, these words must have been of great importance. On this episode of Shield of Faith Matthew reveals why they have been the source of fruitful meditation for generations of Catholic Saints.
Katherine Ginkel has a unique job as educator of St Jude Hospice staff personnel on the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) for Catholic Health Care Workers. These Directives were developed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to set a standard of care that is to be expected by all Catholic health care institutions and their employees and associates. These ERDs are periodically updated to reflect the ever changing threats to the dignified treatment and care of those who are in need of care in clinics, hospitals and in all critical and end-of-life care situations. For example, the ERDs absolutely forbid abortion and euthanasia.
The hospice industry is not always respectful of the dignity of human persons and their right to a natural death. Hospice care can be on opportunity for euthanasia as we reported in one of last year’s “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” programs. The vocabulary now includes the phrase “stealth euthanasia” to describe the over dosing of pain medications to cause death.
St Jude Hospice was started by Tom Moreland as an authentically Catholic (loyal to Church teaching as reflected in the ERDs) alternative to secular hospice. In 2008, Tom started Saint Jude Healthcare, which eventually became the parent to Saint Jude Hospice and Spirit Homecare. Tom managed or owned hospices from Ohio to Mississippi, and Minnesota to California. There are now 13 St Jude Hospice locations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Tom has requests from several bishops to open new locations in their dioceses.
Christine Watkins interviews Dr. Kelly Bowring, author, speaker, and theologian, who speaks on the Catholic prophesies regarding the end times. In this interview, his second with What Next God? on Radio Maria, Dr. Bowring gives us great insight into authentic prophesies and apparitions concerning our immediate future and the world to come. See www.twoheartspress.com
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr.Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D; Ed.D,Psychotherapist, Pastor and Professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA and Chair of the Association of Christian Therapists Psychotherapist Specialty Group (www.actheals.org). Dr. Keyes has written books, articles and been published in numerous professional journals including ACT’s Journal of Christian Healing.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS) affects many people suffering the effects of trauma on the body,mind and spirit of all age groups; war veterans, victims of terrorism, catastrophic weather calamities, sex and drug trafficking, addictions, and abuse situations. Professor Keyes not only teaches graduate students, he teaches and trains medical and allied health professionals, first responders, clergy and students throughout the world. Prayer is included in the treatment/healing process and Dr. Keyes speaks about his experiences in recent trips to treat aftermath victims in the Philippines, Haiti and Lebanon to train priests and NGOs to work with Syrian Survivors of Chemical Genocide and War (December 2013);and the upcoming trip to Romania with Regent U Graduate Students for work with gypsy and underprivileged populations. The recipient of many awards for his professional achievements as well as community endeavors, Dr. Keyes is over-the-top able as well as amiable and offers us his vast experience in professional development and acumen coupled with highly effective Christian approaches to dealing with traumatology encompassing inner healing,spiritual healing, physical and mental illness.
Dr. Paul Byrne is a pediatrician and neonatologist from Toledo who early in his career pioneered the development of ventilators and other medical devices tailored to children born pre-term.
He is also a world renowned expert on, and opponent of, “brain death” for determining actual death, and has spoken and testified in numerous venues including several courts of law and the Vatican. So, Dr Paul is the perfect mix of pediatrician and brain death expert to help us understand two recent situations, including his personal intervention for the parents of Jahi–the 13 year-old California girl who had cardiac arrest during a tonsillectomy and was declared brain dead by hospital staff. But her parents challenged their diagnosis, and with assistance from Dr Byrne, were able to have Jahi transferred to a medical facility that would insert a feeding tube to prevent starvation.
Another current case from Texas has a pregnant woman on life support to save her baby, as required by Texas law. But her husband sued the hospital insisting that life support be withdrawn, thus terminating both the mother and baby. A judge ruled in the husband’s favor. Mother and daughter are now deceased.
The best way to maintain health and fight illness is to use the five steps in my Five-Step Jump Start Program, which include:
In this episode, I will discuss the five steps and how to integrate them into your life.
In this episode, I will discuss cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the United States. CVD includes anything that involves the heart and blood vessels, including heart attacks, coronary artery disease, and strokes – all conditions in which high blood pressure (often treated through buy amlodipine tablet use), high cholesterol, obesity, and other factors can play a part. Diet can affect all of these factors. Prayer and medication help reduce the stressful effects of CVD.
Most authorities believe that diet is at the heart of many different types of cancer. In fact, the World Health Organization says that our diets contribute to at least 30% of all cancers in the U.S. and other Western countries. A poor diet can increase your odds of developing cancer, just as a healthy diet can help you to reduce your risk of cancer. I will discuss the foods that promote cancer and those that fight cancer, such as the foods I ate to beat melanoma. Also, prayer and meditation are used to reduce stress and to give supernatural support.
In this episode, I will discuss how we can break bad habits and improve our diets by implementing my 10-Step Super Nutrition Program which includes:
All steps are accompanied by prayer.
Regardless of what we eat, our diets are composed primarily of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. These three nutrients, given to us by God, are called macronutrients because we eat them in relatively large amounts compared to the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). In this episode, I will explain proteins, fats, and carbohydrates and their various roles in the body. I will also discuss the importance of water, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytochemicals.
Guest Host, Annie Karto, dialogues with Joan and David Maroney, Directors of “Mother of Mercy Messengers”, about “Divine Mercy for America”, an outreach program of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception wherein people of faith engage in praying for mercy upon our country as did St. Faustina for her country, Poland.
It’s been said that “You are what you eat,” but that’s not completely true, because in actuality, you are what you digest. In this episode, I will explain digestion and what happens after we take our first bite. Also discussed will be problems that can occur when digestion is faulty. Some of these problems include acne, allergies, arthritis, autism, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic heart failure, depression, diabetes, obesity, and psoriasis. There are several ways to improve digestion including improving the diet, with God’s help, adding probiotics and prebiotics, drinking plenty of water, and taking supplements, when necessary.
Many teenagers today live on dead-food diets, eating only junk food, processed food, or baked or fried snack food. Few of them eat anything that is real, live, and fresh. Most adolescents get their fruit from fruit juice rather than from whole, enzyme-rich, fresh fruits and their vegetables from fried potatoes! In the years between 1965 and 1996, soft drink consumption in the United States increased by nearly 300%. Sadly, a 2010 study found that 40% of all the calories consumed by children aged two to eighteen years were from empty calories-that is, refined sugars and solid fat with half of those calories coming from soda, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, grain desserts, pizza, and whole milk (rather than reduced-fat milk). But true health can only be obtained through proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. When we go against the laws of God, polluting our bodies and our minds, the result is an imbalance, a dis-ease of bodily function, and that leads to a diseased body or mind. This episode will discuss the specific foods teenagers are consuming, while offering healthy alternatives.
At the age of three, our son, David, suffered a serious head injury when he fell down a flight of stairs. He was eventually diagnosed with acute cerebellar ataxia – a condition caused by damage to the cerebellum. The doctors offered no cure and no hope. Since organized medicine offered no answers we turned to God and begged for His help. Thus began our search to help David. Through improved nutrition, techniques including “Cross Crawl” and prayer, David eventually re-learned how to walk, then run, and finally he became a start athlete and scholar, until his life was cut short due to injuries sustained in a college football game. My goal in this broadcast is to give the listeners hope; that no matter how desperate a situation seems, it is important to never give up, because miracles can happen. GOD is ALWAYS with us!
Francesca Franchina converses with California Carmelite Priest and Exorcist, Fr. Tom Alkire, O. Carm about the means Our Lady uses to recruit soldiers for her army; Scripture passages alluding to Our Blessed Mother in Song of Songs, Revelation and St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. What is the source of the power of The Precious Blood of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus which Mary received at the foot of the Cross? How did she receive it and why? How does she help us put on the armor of God? How does Mary protect and empower her children to fight the demonic forces? (Rev. 12, l8ff.; Psalm 116.) “Can you drink of the chalice of My Blood?” the Lord asks us. Our response is Psalm ll6 How does our Lady help us deal with grief on the passing of a loved one?
Many of today’s most serious deseases and disorders could be avoided just by changing our lifestyle and especially our nutrition. The modern American diet is high in calories, yet low in nutrients. Our poor diets are the reason we have many of today’s leading causes of death and disease, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity and diabetes.
Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the link between poor diet and disease and that improving their diets and nutrition can profoundly improve their health. The goal of this program is to help educate people on the effects which their diets have on their lives and to make meaningful suggestions for a healthier, happier, disease-free life. As SOLDIERS OF CHRIST, MADE TO THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD, we have a moral responsibility to take care of God’s gift to us (our bodies). We can help accomplish this goal through better nutrition.
“During this conversation Mark and Frances discuss the unique Devotion that Carmelites have to the Sacred Heart. They begin by reading and discussing comments made by the Holy Father, Francis, regarding the role of the heart in our journey to Christ. Pope Francis speaks about the need to conform our heart to the heart of Christ, and to be transformed by that very act. Mark and Frances then go on to explore St. Therese of Lisieux’s perspective on devotion to the Sacred Heart. For St. Therese, Christ’s heart is always a heart of love. She does not focus, as so many others do, on the suffering of the piercing thorns which wounded our Lord, for St. Therese the central idea of Christ’s heart is an all-purifying love. She understands that suffering is part of the process, but she emphasizes that this is not an end in itself. The only reason for this devotion, in the mind of Therese, is to help us conform our own hearts to the buring heart of love, which is the heart of Jesus.”
Guest Chris Slattery of Expectant Mother Care in New York City talks about operating 12 pregnancy resource centers in the most pro-abortion city in the nation. He discloses how his organization has saved enough babies to almost fill Yankee Stadium to capacity.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Board Certified Cheryl Marsh, APRN, Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical NurseSpecialist and Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists about Gratitude; Developing an Attitude of Gratitude; Its effects on health and well being, our psyche, relationships and healing. You won’t want to miss this one! Born and raised in Connecticut, Cheryl has been a psychiatiric nurse and psychotherapist with an MSN in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and Consultation Liaison Nursing. Cheryl will discuss what she has seen and personally experienced in the realm of gratitude, developing an attitude/demeanor of gratitude (the virtue) resultant in transformation through personal reading, retreats, journaling, Christian Healing and Prayer coupled with professional training.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Annette Hills of Anawim Melody regarding her ministry of music in the Church. Annette shares how Catholic bible study ignited her heart for God, the joy of singing for convalescent hospitals, how God healed her miraculously from diabetes, her Marian devotion and why Eucharistic Adoration is at the center of her heart in the service of the Lord.
Our Guest this week is Dr Dominick Pedulla from Oklahoma City, where he is a highly respected varicose vein surgeon board certified in cardiology, internal medicine and vein surgery. Dr Pedulla also has a long history of interest in natural family planning and the harmful impact of unnatural birth control methods on mothers and children. This interest prompted him and three other physicians (one also a priest) to thoroughly review the Plan B literature to discern if and when Plan B operated as an abortifacient.
Their study was prompted by bishops in several countries approving the use of Plan B in Catholic hospitals to treat women who had been raped. The intent of such use is to prevent an obviously unplanned conception, realizing that children conceived in rape are at high risk of being aborted. Drs Pedullah, Peck, Kahlenborn and Velez were suspicious about the literature claiming that Plan B has no abortifacient effect. The similarity between hormonal birth control (with its admitted potential for acting as an abortifaciant) and the hormones in Plan B made it seem likely that Plan B would act as an abortifacient at least some of the time.
Plan B is now available over the counter (without prescription) to women 17 or older. Several concerns are apparent: What are the health risks for the woman taking Plan B? How does it work? Ever as an abortifacient? Are women/couples leaning toward a Plan B approach to birth control to avoid the constant pollution of their bodies that characterizes other methods of hormonal birth control?
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org) Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing, discuss the healing process and aftermath of inner healing, getting past the effects, recognizing causes, discovering the roots/cause of the addiction whether it be alcohol, drugs, shopping, which are symptoms, manifestations of the inner problem and not the source. Getting to the roots of any addiction including alcohol addictions; the drug of choice, the introduction to feeling good; losing & gaining control; the importance of faith in all situations; dealing with trauma and secondary trauma; triggering of other traumas like date rape and promiscuity; effects on children and adults who grew up drinking, being exposed to alcohol; fetal alcohol syndrome and tragic deaths related to alcohol: drunkenness and fires, poisoning, suicides, accidental suicides, spring breaks, media, games. Responsibility of parents and those in authority; Who can do something about this epidemic? Using Scripture; “Forgive them Lord, they know not what they are doing. Lk 23:34; Psalms& Words of Jesus for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; Romans 8: 26 – 28; LK 23: 41,45; MATT 27:46; MK 15:34; LK 23:46;JN 19:28; JN 19:30
Joe talked about St. Faustina, Divine Mercy Sunday and the Plenary Indulgence that is attached to it.
Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Dr. Aaron Kheriaty on the genesis of his new book (written with Fr. John Cihak, STD) on how the saints, sacraments, and psychiatry can help you break the grip of depression and find happiness again. They discuss Blessed JPII’s teaching on the complimentary work of psychiatry/psychology with philosophy/theology, and how the physician and the confessor can offer God’s healing love.
Ken talks with his guest Dr. Diane Moczar, author of Converts and Kingdoms-How the Church Converted the Pagan West and How We Can Do It Again (published by Catholic Answers) and Islam at the Gates – How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks (published by Sophia Institute Press) Dr Moczar tells the story of how early Christianity was able to spread to entire regions and countries. We also discuss the 500-year long siege of Europe by the Ottoman Turks. In both cases you will hear about brave saints who helped spread and defend the Gospel. You can purchase Dr Moczar’s books at http://shop.catholic.com/ and http://shop.sophiainstitute.com
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.; OCDS, and Carmelite priest Fr.Tom Alkire, O.C. Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles CA discuss The Precious Blood of Jesus and Our Lady of The Precious Blood; The Spirituality of the Precious Blood; Healing and the Precious Blood of Jesus, Eucharistic Adoration; Experiences and Messages of Jesus and Mary to Saints and Mystics regarding the Precious Blood of Jesus, , e.g. St. Faustina, St. Gertrude the Great, Josefa Menendez and the relationship of the Precious Blood and The Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss Healing the Whole Person, Importance of Prayer, Intercessory and Reparative Prayer; The importance of faith and evangelization citing Scripture and the work of The Holy Spirit and The International Association of Christian Therapists. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 – 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org)
Joy de Felice is an RN, BSN, and PHN in Spokane Washington. She directs the NFP Program at Sacred Heart Medical Center, and teaches the Billings Method of NFP.
What is most remarkable about Joy is her over 35 years of research on the Effects of Light on Women’s Fertility Cycle-and therefore fertility and infertility.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Cindy Hunt, M.D., a psychiatrist who works in healing and deliverance ministry. They discuss the battlefield of the mind and heart of the disciple of Christ. Dr. Cindy, a Third Order Carmelite, talks about how she incorporates her medical profession in psychiatry into helping people, including priests and bishops, with a Catholic approach to health of body, mind, and spirit. They offer prayers for the mental, physical, and spiritual needs of all in need of healing.
Ken talks with his guest Dr. Kevin Vost, author of Memorize the Faith (and Most Anything Else) and Fit for Eternal Life –A Christian Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul (both published by Sophia Institute Press). In his memory book, Dr. Vost describes a memory technique that anyone can use to improve their faith knowledge (He helped an 11 year old boy recite, in order, the names of all 265 popes from memory!) In his fitness book he tells us why it is important for Christians to be fit and provides advice gleaned from his 30+ years of bodybuilding and fitness experience. Visit his website: www.drvost.com Purchased his books at: shop.sophiainstitute.com
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss Intercessory Prayer, Reparative Prayer, Redemptive Suffering and Healing and the importance of faith in all situations citing Scripture and the work of The International Association of Christian Therapists. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 – 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org)
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss the aftermath and healing process of the Newtown CT tragedy, the importance of faith in all situations; dealing with trauma and secondary trauma; triggering of other traumas; talking and listening/effects on children and adults who hear conversation and view tv programs on the tragic deaths, the whys and wherefores and dealing with the effects on all of us. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 – 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing.
Caring for a parent or spouse whose health is in decline, or a child with special needs, can turn the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who’s been there can help. Barry Jacobs, PsyD, has studied family caregiving and counseled caregivers for many years. His no-nonsense advice, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers, helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs. This edition of A Caring Place features an important conversation with Dr. Jacobs about caregivers being honest about the level of commitment they’re able to make. He speaks of tasks that all should attend to during their caregiving experience. He emphasizes the need for clear communication with each other in the family unit, and the importance of involving siblings, in-laws and significant others. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care.
Bio- Program guest Barry Jacobs, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and author of the book, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers- Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent(Guilford, 2006). Dr. Jacobs is one of the nation’s leading thinkers, writers, and educators about family caregiving. He serves on the AARP’s Caregivers Advisory Panel, is the spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association, and served on the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Caregiving that produced the Caregiver Briefcase website. He has haled adjunct faculty positions at Temple University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the Institute for Clinical Psychology of Widener University.
Guest- Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, Vice President Policy and Research at AARP, regarding new study, “Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care.
Medicaid vs. Medicare
Long Term Medicaid
Nursing Home Costs
Look back period/penalty period
How a trust may be able to protect your assets.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing discuss Inner Healing: Healing negative beliefs about ourselves, (“I am defective/I am a failure, no one likes me”) Healing memories of wounding, especially emotional wounding that broke trust; Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for inner healing; and Generational Healing as part of the inner healing of ones soul; the Mission of The Association of Christian Therapists and its members in medical and health professions, and the ACT Annual International Conference to be held October 2012 in Schaumburg, IL. (Romans 8: 26 – 28)
Guest- Melissa Stewart, DNP, RN, author of Practical Patient Literacy, a book on health teaching and learning published by McGraw Hill in 22 languages.
The most fundamental tools in estate planning: durable powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney.
Why is it important to have powers of attorney?
What do they do?
Steve’s guest on this episode of “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” is Dr Paul Byrne, a pioneering neonatologist who developed the first successful ventilator for newborns. Dr Byrne is also an internationally recognized authority on definition of death who has challenged the use of “brain death” and organ transplantation. These are all topics discussed on this week’s program.
In this program, Dr. Howard speaks about Concupiscence as the lens of ability to se and find God directly via the soul.
Steve’s guest in this program is Mike O’Dea of the Christus Medicus Foundation. Mike is an expert on Catholic Health Care and and health care insurance plans. Steve and Mike talk about the Health Care Law and especially about the mandatory insurance requirement and options that may be available for avoiding the contraception, sterilization and abortion mandates.
IN THIS PROGRAM KATHLEEN INTERVIEWS FR. NICK SCHNEIDER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF LITURGY FOR BISMARCK DIOCESE, ND.
THEY EXPLORE THE COSMIC REALITY OF EVERY HOLY MASS AND THE POWER OF ADORATION FOR CONVERSION OF HEART.
Kathleen explores the lives of Eucharistic Saints like Cure of Ars, St. Catherine of Siena.
Guest: Dr. Robert Fastiggi
Points to Make: A discussion of the problems with these documents and the best ways possible to make certain that each of us receive morally the proper care at the end of life/during the process of dying.
Guest: Fr. Joseph Howard
Points to Make: How we work closely with physicians to evaluate the particular clinical data of a given person at a given point in time to determine whether treatments proposed are ethically ordinary or extraordinary.
Guest: John Travaline, MD, Adult Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine
Points to Make: Discussion of the Issues often faced in terminall illness and dying and how to respond to them medically and ethically in conformity with the Church.
In this program, Kathleen speaks about what JPII meant when he said that he hoped to “rekindle Eucharistic amazement.”
In this program, Mark speaks with Franciscan University student, Naomi Moore about her inspiring conversion journey.
Dr. Diamond recently retired as professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Medical School. He and his wife have a very large family with many children and grandchildren. He wrote the book title The Large Family. He also wrote a book on Medical Ethics. Steve and Dr. Diamond discuss:
· Large Families
· Catholic Medical Schools
· Vaccines that may cause autism
· The Catholic Medical Association
· Medical Ethics.
Guest: Angela Lanfranchi, MD, Breast Surgeon and World-Renowned Authority
Points made: Dramatic increases in breast cancer are often correlated with the use of progesterone/estrogen and induced abortion though other mechanisms can also cause breast cancer. A full-term pregnancy offers protection against breast cancer.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D. Editor of the Journal of Christian Healing and Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) about Pentecost, The Power of the Holy Spirit and Generational Healing focusing on: The sins of the parents to the 3rd and 4th generation (Exodus 20: 4-6; The common experience of the patterns and wounds of one generation passing to the next and subsequent generations; How we carry the memories of our patents and ancestors ; How God is present to all history and wants to heal us; Bringing our family tree to Jesus for healing; and The Power of the Holy Eucharist for generational healing.
Steve Koob’s Guest for this program is Dr. Charles Kenney, PhD, founder and president of “The Right Brain People”. He was our Guest on the Quest two weeks ago when he described how he has used his research on the brain (left side reasoning, right side emotioning) to help over 400 of America’s most successful companies market their image and products. He has also applied these same skills to help the pro-life movement convince abortion vulnerable women to choose life. He is fascinating!
Steve and Dr. Kenny talk about the HHS Mandate requiring all health insurance to cover contraception, sterilization and abortion. They delve into the now fully “evolved” same sex “marriage” issue. Dr. Kenny also discusses his ideas for effectively confronting both of these threats to a well ordered society and a Culture of Life.
In this program, Steve speaks with Dr Rebecca Peck, MD, family practice physician with her husband Ben, mother of 6, accomplished pianist, and very active in challenging the HHS “mandate”. Dr Rebecca and her medical colleagues have a very active Catholic Medical Assn Guild, and they are working with their pastors and bishop to educate the people of Florida about what is wrong with the HHS Mandate.
The Beginning of Human Life from the View of an Human Embryologist
Guest: Dr. Ward Kischer, Professor Emeritus of Human Embryology
Points to Make: All molecular and biological evidence points to one scientific fact: A new human person is created at the moment of 1st contact between egg-sperm.
Francesca Franchina , MS Ed. talks with Modern Medical Missionaries Dr. Magued Khouzam, MD, (Surgeon) of Florence, Kentucky, Dr. Ayman Iskender, MD (Cardiologist) of New York, the leaders of the Coptic Medical Association Medical Missionary Team of 73 doctors, nurses, and other medical and health professionals, as well as interested families of adults and children including Mary Pyper, President of Radio Maria USA, who will participate in the Mission Trip, coming together from the USA, Canada, Ethiopia and Egypt traveling to Ethiopia. Hear about the beginnings of The Coptic Medical Society in North America, its past medical missions to Egypt and Ethiopia; How they will teach, treat patients, and minister at The Black Lion Hospital and St. Paul University Hospital, orphanages, schools and churches in Addis Ababa, the Capitol of Ethiopia, doing various operations and procedures, helping, healing and ministering to patients, students and hospital medical professionals and personnel. Can we relate these missionary concepts of this group of young talented doctors; medical and health professionals, to heal the wounds of America and the world situation, promoting and accepting healing by receiving God’s mercy and healing love and passing it on to heal the wounds of the world?
The Natural Moral Law in Bioethics
Guest: Dr. Robert Fastiggi
Points to Make: How God has endowed all humans with universal reason to be employed as a source of His Will in how we live our moral lives.
In this program, Kathie talks to Dr. Kelly Bowring about his book, The Secrets Chastisement, and Triimph of the Two hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Kathie also speaks with Robert Hale about the free Catholic concert series sponsored by the MIR group in cooperation with the New Orleans Archdiocese.
In this program, Dr. Virginia M. Kimball discusses the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Francesca reviews Divine Mercy in My Soul chronicling daily entries in the Diary by St. Faustina Kowalska who Jesus revealed His plan to offer His Mercy to individuals and the world, through the Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy and establishing Divine Mercy Sunday on the Sunday after Easter. Why is this Mercy Devotion so important for our time and all time? Call in to discuss the Diary and your experience with the Mercy Devotion. Great graces flow from the Mercy Devotion.
LIVING IN THE TIME OF MERCY
Francesca focuses on St. FAUSTINA Kowalska, The Mercy Message from Jesus related to St. Faustina Kowalska of Poland; A professed Sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy; The Diary of St. Faustina; What Jesus wanted of her; her messages from Jesus, and prayers given to her, her thoughts, doubts and joys and what they mean for us. What about the Mercy Novena and Chaplet and its importance for our time? What is happening in your area for Mercy Sunday and what will be happening at The Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA. Why Mercy? What are you doing to remember and share in the Passion of Jesus?
In this program, Kathie talks to Dr. Paul Vitz, Associat Professor and Senior Scholar at the Institue for the Psychological Sciences, a public speaker and writer. He focuses on the psychology of hatred and forgiveness and the importance of fathers and the role of faith.