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New Program: Living on Purpose

On Friday, October 3, 2014, a new program aired on Radio Maria. Living on Purpose, hosted by Dr. Rick Sarkisian, will now be broadcast every Friday at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern. Dr. Sarkisian is founder and president of Valley Rehabilitation Services in Fresno, California, specializing in vocational and career guidance since 1976. He is the author of multiple books related to finding one’s purpose in life. He has produced a number of Catholic videos and writes for various Catholic publications. Dr. Sarkisian skillfully puts his professional experience to use in this new program, by helping us to discover and to become the unique person God created. Co-hosting with Dr. Sarkisian is Mike Wick. Mike is the Executive Director of the Institute on Religious Life in Chicago, Illinois. He is also the author of several books and is very involved with the Knights of Columbus, The Militia of the Immaculata Movement, and is a Board Member of Lighthouse Catholic Media. We are delighted to have Rick and Mike onboard as new members of our Radio Maria Family. Please tune in on Fridays, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern for Living on Purpose.

August 4, 2014 – Bishop Herman, Monsignor Esseff, Fr. George Zeck

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Bishop Herman, Monsignor John Esseff, and Fr. George Zeck about the Church’s ministry of healing, deliverance and exorcism.
This broadcast will be live from Mundelein Seminary where the guests are gathered with 200 priests and their teams for prayer and teaching.
They discuss putting on the Armor of God, the role of the priests and the role of the laity.

August 6, 2013 – Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

I am always especially excited to be able to interview one of Christs’ Vicars here on Earth. Bishop Paprocki is the “Ordinary” for the Diocese of Springfield, the capital of Illinois, and by no means is he”ordinary”. He is probably in the best physical condition of all the US bishops. He runs marathons (18 and counting) and still plays ice hockey (goalie) on an amateur team.

He has written a book–Holy Goals for Body and Soul–that extols the virtues and demands of athletics and their application to life. It is loaded with interesting stories from sports and their practical lessons for everyday life. I highly recommend it as a gift for any athlete or sports enthusiast.

The goalie is the last line of defense, and courage is essential. So it is with a bishop, as he is the final authority for his diocese and when something is wrong, he has the responsibility to address the problem. Bishop Paprocki has taken the heat for his 2012 pastoral letter on a Catholic’s responsibility to take his/er faith into the voting booth, and he has spoken clearly in defense of marriage.

Bishop Paprocki is also a lawyer and quite willing to offer guidance to the Illinois State legislature and other state officials in Springfield. Illinois does not have a strong pro-life/family reputation [ranked 36th by Americans United for Life–www.aul.org/states/illinois], so some recent decisions are surprising. Does he see “evolving”? Is he a stimulant for evolution in Illinois?

August 5, 2013 – Priests at the Conference on Healing and Deliverance

Host Kathleen Beckman will broadcast live from Mundelein Seminary, Chicago, Ill. with priest guests from the Conference on Healing and Deliverance. They will discuss the prudent engagement of the “good fight” and how to “put on the armor of God” for spiritual protection against the fiery darts of the Enemy and prayers will be offered for liberation.

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 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.

September 26, 2012 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

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 ‚Äď 28)

Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D. – August 29, 2012

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 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. Hear how we tend to magnify our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wounds and ¬†define ourselves by our woundedness, weaknesses and fears and often dismiss the Holy Spirit who is closer to us than we are even to ourselves. Learn how to turn to Jesus and His Holy Spirit to be a person of expectant faith, hope and love;¬† Realize how The Power of the Holy Spirit¬†¬† carries us in illness and good health; and the joyful/joyfilled¬† blessings of¬† generational and attitudinal healing. (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)

Heidi Bratton – September 28, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Heidi Bratton (www.heidibratton.com ) Catholic wife, mom of six, prolific author of faith filled parenting books, and fifteen (15) children’s books about being a writer in a family situation and tight time frame and her new book. Homegrown Faith: Nurturing Your Catholic Family is an insightful humorous book of weekly reflections that can be used as a personal assist or group discussion tool, about raising families filled with familiar situations and scriptures, to reveal unexpected sacramental riches even in chaotic hectic dilemmas published by Servant Books; St. Anthony Messenger Press (www.ServantBooks.org ) Link on to www.radiomaria.us to hear the program live and for the Encore airing Monday October 3 at 2:30 AM and 8:30 PM and pod cast on Radio Maria Francesca and Friends Program Archives . Music Break: God Has Made Us a Family. Francesca and Friends programs are available for your listening and personal or group study on the Radio Maria Archives of Francesca and Friends at www.radiomaria.us See the programming link on www.radiomaria.us for Encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. Radio Maria broadcasts in over 60 countries across the world and eleven radio stations in the USA in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and Illinois www.radiomaria.org

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part IV – July 20, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part IV

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses¬† Marian Interests in Evangelization: ¬†Mary Star of Evangelization, Why Mary? What did she say at LaSalette, Kibehoe and Akita? Why was she crying? The effect of¬† Marian Apparitions¬† and increased interest¬† into the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in Redemption with¬†¬†guests and callers.¬†See the¬† programming link on www.radiomaria.us for Encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM.¬† Radio Maria broadcasts in over 60 countries across the world and eleven radio stations in the USA in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and Illinois¬† ¬†www.radiomaria.org

June 21, 2011 – David Avignone

Steve Koob talks with David Avignone, associate director of Students for Life of Illinois, about the many efforts made by the youth in the pro-life movement, and the status culture of life on college campuses.¬† David Avignone also discusses the students’ recent endeavor to help spread awareness of a little-publicized cause of breast cancer.

First Saturday Series for March Live on Radio Maria

Tune in to Radio Maria on March 5 beginning at 5pm central for a live broadcast of the First Saturday Devotion and Speaker series from The Sanctuary of The Divine Mercy in Chicago, IL. The broadcast will begin with Holy Mass at 5pm central and will be followed be the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Abbot Austin Murphy, OSB will then present a talk entitled “Educating Desire”.

This promises to be a very dynamic and holy event that you won’t want to miss. More information can be found by clicking on the flyer below.

Through The Power of Jesus Christ – January 26, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks  with  Father Gregory Bramlage pastor of St. Nicholas Parish in Sunman, Indiana, and Fr. Dan Wilder of Peoria, Illinois about their recent sabbatical travels around the world where they witnessed miraculous healings  through the grace of God and the faith and repentance of the people who came to their Reconciliation and Repentance Services in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Hawaii, Uganda and India. www.Healing Through The Power of JesusChrist.org

January 25, 2011 – March for Life

Steve Koob, in Washington D.C. for the March for Life, talks with pro-life leaders , about their different organizations and the work that they do.¬† Guests include Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, Sr. Veronica Mary of the Sisters of Life, Kristen Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Jason Jones of Metanoia Films and the Human Rights Education and Relief Organization, Joe Brinck of the Santity of Life Foundation, David Bereit of 40 Days for Life and the book “unPLANNED”, Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Bobby Schindler of the Terry Schiavo Life & Hope Network, Michael van der Mast of Cry for Life in Holland, Marie Smith of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues, Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, Jim Hughes of Campaign Life Coalition Canada, Brian Gibson of Pro-Life Action Ministries, Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, Bernadette Smith of Precious Life in Ireland, Claude Allen of the Gerard Health Foundation, Larry Cirignano of Faithful Catholic Citizens, and John-Paul Deddens of Students for Life of Illinois.

December 28, 2010 – Fr. Eric Nielsen

Steve Koobs talks with Fr. Eric Nielsen, pastor of the University of Wisconsin’s St. Paul’s University Catholic Center, and John Paul Deddens, executive director of Students for Life of Illinois, about the pro-life movement among college students.