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Dr. Doug Schoeninger – March 27, 2012

Do You consider yourself a friend to yourself?  Can you  become your own friend?

Francesca¬†Franchina speaks with Dr. ¬†Doug¬† Schoeninger, Ph.D.;¬† Psychotherapist,¬† Past¬† President¬† of the International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬†¬†practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA)¬† about healing attitudes; how you ¬†can become your own friend and¬† relate to yourself¬† in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love.The Dialogue focuses on¬† Healing Attitudes; Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation.

T5H¬† Recipe from Francesca’s¬†Sicilian Kitchen: ¬†Easter Ricotta Pie¬†and Easter Bread

January 10, 2012 – Vocation Awareness

In this program, Mark talks to Seminarians, Ethan Moore and Jeremy Miller. They discuss their calling and how being a Seminarian has changed their lives.

ACT International Conference – November 22, 2011

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dr. Doug Schoeniniger, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists ( about the 2011 ACT International Conference held in Philadelphia, PA regarding the keynote speakers, topics of the conference, and his workshops on research being done regarding the effects of prayer and changes in the brain due to prayer, and “The Native American and William Penn Covenant.” Also discussed: Benefits and resources of ACT Membership, School and Curriculum; ACT SEW Groups, and how prayer and ecumenism is integrated personally and communally within ACT, various denominations and healthcare disciplines, through sharing The Word of God, and It’s Proclamation, His Love and Healing With The Heart of Jesus. This program will be archived on and . Francesca and Dr. Schoeninger share family Thanksgiving traditions/foods and Francesca shares her recipe for traditional celery/onion dressing and Frito Misto… Italian Fried Broccoli and Cauliflower. Write for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions. Through the Tummy to the Heart: P.O, Box 3238; Dayton, OH.

November 10, 2011 – Frank Duff

Dr. Gloria Falc√£o Dodd discusses Frank Duff in this episode of Living with Mary Today.

November 8, 2011 – Dr. Paul Byrne

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Paul Byrne, Director of Neonatology and of Pediatrics at the St. Charles Mercy Hospital, about “brain death”, what defines life, and what defines death.¬† Dr. Paul also reveals the shocking truth behind “dead” organ donors and why they are not truly dead at the time of donation.

November 1, 2011 – Dr. Damon Cudihy

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Damon Cudihy, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist with Holy Spirit Hospital and Healthcare, about his experiences in the military health care system, the Sisters of Charity Hospital, and the Obamacare mandate.  Dr. Damon Cudihy also talks about the usefulness of robots in fertility-related surgeries.

October 10, 2011 – St. Therese ‚Äď Suffering

 This program discusses the reality of suffering in the spiritual life.  More importantly, St Therese of Lisieux helps us understand the great value of accepting our everyday trials and sufferings, and how to transform them into a deeper experience of Love.  This is the science of the saints, to use everything in our life, good and bad, to deepen or love.

September 27, 2011 – Dr. John Brehany

Steve Koob talks with Dr. John Brehany, Ph.D, Executive Director and ethicist for the Catholic Medical Association, about the state of Catholic hospitals today, and the Catholic Medical Association, its work, structure, and what it does for its members.  Dr. John Brehany also discusses the ethics of difficult pregnancies and what can be done about them within the realm of Catholic teaching.

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.

August 8, 2011 – Lyndi Soden and Christine

In this program Lyndi speaks about her organization, Care Net Pregnancy Services. She and Christine discuss the movie, Bella, that was given to Christine which ultimatly led to Christine’s decision to save her unborn twin babies.

August 5, 2011 – Our Lady of the Snows

In this edition of Living with Mary Today, Michael Duricy speaks about Our Lady of the Snows.

August 1, 2011 – Kathy Wabick

In this program, Kathie Duggan speaks with Kathy Wabick, book author and Apostle of Mercy. Kathy tells the story of her dying mother’s glimpse of Heaven and the life-changing events that followed.

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 5, 2011 – Karen Malek

Steve Koob talks with Karen Malek, president of the Coalition on Abortion Breast Cancer, about the link between abortion and breast cancer, and the research documenting the evidence.

June 7, 2011 – Dr. Mary Martin

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Mary Martin, obstetrician and gynecologist at Billings Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, about the work done at Billings Medical, the Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning, and fertility issues.  Dr. Mary Martin also talks about how to treat fertility problems without using contraception.

April 19, 2011 – David Wilson

Steve Koobs talks with David Wilson, president of Wilson Partners, about Catholic health care and how Faith-based treatment and insurance can make a difference in our lives.

March 29, 2011 – Dr. Paul Carpentier

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Paul Carpentier, physician at In His Image Family Medicine and president of the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals (as of July 2011), about Natural Family Planning and NaPro Technology, infertility, and conscience protection for pro-life doctors.  Dr. Paul Carpentier also talks about the importance of the hormone progesterone.

Mental Health – March 23, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed.¬† speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO,¬† about mental health care in the¬† hospital emergency room; mental health viewed as a ‚ÄúNon-Disease,‚Ä̬† the lack of adequate insurance coverage and facilities for mental health patients,¬†¬† prescription drugs reaching epidemic proportions; the¬† demand for prescription drugs fueled by¬† advertising leading to the demand for harder drugs such as¬† heroin;¬† the death toll of drug abuse; its¬† cost in dollars and personhood; and what can be done about all of these issues regarding¬† mental health and drug abuse¬† in general.

March 22, 2011 – Bob Laird

Steve Koob talks with Bob Laird, business manager of the Tepeyac Family Center, and Dr. Lorna Cvetkovich, physician at the Tepeyac Family Center, about Catholic health care, its current state, and the real need for it in our society.

March 22, 2011 – Interview with Jennifer Campisi, LPN

This program addresses private duty care with Jennifer Campisi, LPN, of Senior Helpers home care of Abbeville, LA. Ms. Campisi speaks of various aspects of family care giving and of a special program for Veterans.

March 21, 2011 – St Teresa of Avila’s Way of Perfection

A conversation about St Teresa’s guidance to her Carmelite Sisters on prayer and meditation.

March 8, 2011 – Ed Rivet

Steve Koob talks with Ed Rivet, legislative director of Michigan Right to Life, about Right to Life, health care and coverage, and the pro-life movement.

March 3, 2011- Life of Father Phillip Hoelle, S.M

In this program, Michele Foley speaks about the life of Father Phillip Hoelle, S.M.

March 1, 2011 – Marie Hilliard

Steve Koob talks with Marie Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and Public Policy and ethicist for  the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Sr. Renee Mirkes, Director for the Center of NaPro Ethics for the Pope Paul VI Institute, about the rights of conscience in American healthcare and ethics in reproductive medicine.

February 22, 2011 – ‚ÄėFamily Care Giving 101‚Äô

This program includes important tips from a web based document ‚ÄėFamily Care Giving 101‚Äô. It includes information from different resources and on numerous topics on care giving. Warren Hebert, RN, BSN has worked in home health for 26 years and is a family caregiver

February 15, 2011 – Veteran Care

The Veteran’s Administration has new benefits for family caregivers as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Stipends for caregivers, insurance benefits, and more might be available to you if the Veteran you care for is post 9/11. This covers information released by the VA on February 13, 2011.

January 27, 2011 – Chaminade on-line

In this program, Michael Duricy gives the listener several websites containing information on Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.

January 25, 2011 – End of Life Care

Susan Nelson, MD, is a Geriatrician whose career has been focused on the frail elderly. Her work around care at the end of life has involved significant legislative changes in Louisiana. Her broad collaboration with groups including the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, to assure humane, life respecting care at the end of life. Our host Warren Hebert, RN, and Dr. Nelson explore families’ active participation in planning care at the end of life.

January 18, 2011 – Dr. Courtney Slonkosky

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Courtney Slonkosky, obstetrician and gynecologist at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sydney, Ohio, about many different fertility issues and how they can be treated in accordance with Catholic teaching.

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.

November 30, 2010 – Judie Brown

Steve Koob talks with Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, about the pro-life movement, politics, and health care and the end of life.

November 9, 2010 – Going Against the Grain

In this program, Drs Phillip and Bruce will tell us how they came to “go against the grain” of their profession and how it affects them, their families and patients.Drs Phillip McNeeley and Bruce Gfeller are half of a four-physician family practice called Holy Family Medical Associates, part of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center. What is fairly unique about the physicians and staff at Holy Family is their commitment to health care that is fully in compliance with Catholic Church teaching. For over 10 years they have been joyfully serving the Lincoln community by promoting NFP and Natural Procreative Technologies, without dispensing, prescribing, or referring for birth control, sterilization or abortion.

October 29, 2010 – Why Pray the Rosary?

In this program, Br. Erik Otiende, S.M. explains why the Rosary is such and important prayer to say.

September 28, 2010 – Dr. David Harnisch

Steve Koob talks with Dr. David Harnisch, obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, about Natural Family Planning, Orthodox Catholic medicine and gynecology, and faithful adherence to Church teaching in our secular world.

September 21, 2010 – Drs. Rebecca and Ben Peck

Steve Koob talks with Drs. Rebecca and Ben Peck, both family physicians at Pecks’ Family Practice, about Natural Family Planning, sexuality and God’s Will, and their medical practice. Dr. Rebecca Peck also shares personal stories about her life and experiences in the medical industry.

September 17, 2010 – Our Lady of Sorrows Part 2

This is the second program in which Sr. Jean Frisk talks about the seven sorrows of Our Lady.

September 14, 2010 – Dr. Dominick Pedulla

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Dominick Pedulla, executive director of the Edith Stein Foundation, about ethical issues in medicine and cardiology, human sexuality, and St. Edith Stein.  Dr. Dominick also discusses the surprising link between contraception and the effect it has on mental health.

Dave Dravecky – September 14, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks with Dave Dravecky, former Major League Southpaw  Baseball Pitcher  about  losing his pitching arm and shoulder to cancer and how God entered fully into the his life bringing  Dave and his wife Jan out of despair and desolateness through a Christian counselor. In deep depression after their lives were uprooted by this life shattering event; learn how their life challenge changed into  triumph through ministry to those in depression and life altering situations.

August 10, 2010 – Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Hartshorn

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Hartshorn, president of Heartbeat International, about pregnancy centers in the United States, the initiative to convert them into full-fledged medical clinics, and the challenges–legal and otherwise–facing pregnancy centers and other help for pregnant women.¬† Dr. Margaret Hartshorn also highlights the importance of ultrasound technology in regards to pregnancy safety.

August 3, 2010 – Dr. John Bruchalski

Steve Koob talks with Dr. John Bruchalski, founder of the Tepeyac Family Center, about the Tepeyac Family Center and its history, challenges for Catholics in the medical industry, and God’s plan in our lives.¬† Among the challenges faced in the medical industry that Dr. John Bruchalski discusses are conscience rights and Obamacare.

July 31, 2010 – Dr. Chris Kahlenborn

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, author of Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill, about his book and research on how and why breast cancer is preventable, and how abortion and the birth control pill greatly increase a woman’s risk.

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.

The Heart of the Caregiver Part 2

In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren Hebert talks again with Mary Tutterow the author of ‚ÄúThe Heart of The Caregiver‚ÄĚ. The Heart of The Caregiver is a bible study/book focusing on the needs and building up of caregivers.

June 10, 2010 – Immaculate Heart of Mary Feast

In this program, Fr. Thomas Thompson, S.M. speaks about the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Project Congo – June 9, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Pascal Tuyisenge of Africa and Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH, about PROJECT CONGO, a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugee and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (; the cause of the war there and what is happening medically since Dr. Gleason’s last visit there to , pick up the pieces of life with agricultural, medical, and building projects; help from around the globe and in particularly the USA. How Dr. Gleason brings medical help to help women and families through outreach with medical and lay community action.

The Heart of The Caregiver

In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren Hebert talks with Mary Tutterow the author of “The Heart of The Caregiver”. The Heart of The Caregiver is a bible study/book focusing on the needs and building up of caregivers.

March 25, 2010 – Annunciation of the Lord

In this program, Fr. Thomas Thompson, S.M. speaks about the Annunciation of the Lord.

December 25, 2009 ‚Äď The Theological Meaning of Christmas

In this program, Fr. Johann Roten,  S.M. helps the listeners to understand the theological meaning of Christmas.

Music Program of St. Patrick Cathedral in New York – Program 004

In this program Lynn highlights the talents of the music program at St. Patrick Cathedral in New York from the album Organ Music and Gregorian Chant.

View the transcript here.

July 31, 2009 – Mary in the Media Part 2

This program is the second part of  Mary in the Media, presented by Michael Duricy.

June 26, 2009 ‚Äď Our national patronage, the Immaculate Conception Part 2

This is the second program in which Sr. Jean Frisk discusses the Immaculate Conception as our national patronage.

June 25, 2009 ‚Äď Our national patronage, the Immaculate Conception Part 1

In this program, Sr. Jean Frisk discusses the Immaculate Conception as our national patronage.