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September 04, 2014 – Patricia Treece

Ken talks with Patricia Treece, author of “Nothing Short of a Miracle: God’s Healing Power in Modern Saints” (Sophia Institute Press). You’ll read vivid but sober accounts of the lives and of the miracles wrought by some of the greatest 19th and 20th century saints, with details of a host of authenticated healings by Andre Bessette, John Bosco, Frances Cabrini, Solanus Casey, John Paul II, Padre Pio, Elizabeth Seton, Francis Xavier Seelos, Fulton Sheen, Mother Teresa, and other good men and women blessed by God. The healings documented here are not hasty judgments made by gullible, overwrought believers; they’re instantaneous, complete, and permanent cures for which scientific medicine still has no explanations – cures that also meet the Vatican’s stringent seven-part test of authenticity. Patricia’s book can be purchased at:  shop.sophiainstitute.com

To learn more about Patricia Treece visit: www.patriciatreece.com

August 12, 2014 – JD Author of Drafted To Serve

I was in Chicago for the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show. By coincidence, directly across the aisle from my One More Soul display was author “JD” giving away free copies of his new book Drafted To Serve. Drafted . . . is a book about miracles–not the typical physical healing miracles that drive the canonization process. No, these”miracles” COULD be degraded to mere “coincidences” were they not so astonishing and so common. They are a result of JD being financially strapped and desperate to capitalize on Pope John Paul II’s World Youth Day VIII visit to Denver 21 years ago. JD was quite regularly in hopeless situations, praying for JP II for help–and getting it.

I was at WYD VIII with my friend Jim Vititow and 7 young people. It was an incredible “pilgrimage” that Drafted To Serve gave me an opportunity to relive . John Paul II coined the phrases “Culture of Life” and “Culture of Death” and popularized their use (as in this program’s title “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America”). Who would deny JPII’s impact in leading us to a Culture of Life–a still elusive fact, but a victory guaranteed by a faithful God. I’m thinking especially of his Gospel of Life and Theology of the Body.

JD is a Colorado native, married with two sons, a service disabled Vietnam War veteran, having served five tours on swift boats. He graduated from the University of Denver with a dual degree in finance and real estate and currently owns a nationwide business in Denver. Drafted To Serve is his first book, written during three years of nearly full-time effort, which he felt compelled to complete in order to tell the world what happened when Pope John Paul II came to Denver in 1993.

JD and his buddy TP originally agreed to tell no one but the Catholic Church of the events that had taken place. They felt that due to the incredible nature of the story neither wished to step into the spotlight and have their lives turned upside down by the attention the story was certain to generate.

April 23, 2014 – Fr. Tom Alkire, OC

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her riveting talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, California about his travels and seminars focusing on The Divine Mercy Message given to St. Faustina by Jesus concerning Mercy for all souls and the world today. Divine Mercy Sunday 2014 is April 27th and the Day of Canonization for two recent Popes: Bl. John Paul II (The Great) and Bl. John XXIII elevating them to sainthood by Pope Francis on this significant Mercy Sunday 2014! Why is the message given to St. Faustina Kowalsko of Poland in1938 so important for today? Read and pray The Diary of St. Faustina the approved teaching messages including the The Divine Mercy Novena and The Mercy Chaplet. Hear about the Importance of Divine Mercy and what the Mercy Message of Jesus to St. Faustina mean to us today. How are you collaborating in The Time of Mercy and The Harvest? Are we living in times of trial, travail and tribulation and what are we or should be doing about it? Fr. Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest and exorcist affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL. Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a home missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.

April 9, 2014 – Endow Groups for Women – Eileen Love

Christine Watkins interviews Eileen Love, a writer and speaker, teacher and facilitator trainer at Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women), an educational program of prayer and study for Catholic women. Eileen travels around the country speaking to groups about the “new feminism” of John Paul II and training women to lead their own Endow study groups, which are sweeping the nation. www.EndowGroups.org

March 18, 2014 – Dan Lynch

Our study of Marian apparitions continues with this week’s Guest, Dan Lynch, founder of Dan Lynch Apostolates, promoting devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of America, Jesus King of All Nations, and Blessed John Paul II. Dan travels throughout the states presenting missions, promoting and conducting Image Visitations of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of America. He and Sue live in Vermont; they have nine children and 20 grandchildren.

Today, we want primarily to learn more about Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin. Dan’s book, Our Lady of America, Hope for the States is an excellent summary of information about Our Lady of America, the seer Sister Mary Ephrem (later Mildred Neuzil), Our Lady’s statue, medal, requests, and promises–including that more graces will be bestowed on the United States than all the graces from Lourdes and Fatima IF her wishes are granted!

Major ownership issues have slowed promotion of Our Lady of America. These legal issues have to do with copyright and trademarking of Our Lady of America devotional materials that resulted in an Indianapolis Federal Court trial from January 21st until the jury decision last week. The Final Judgment by Judge William T. Lawrence is expected any day. Kevin McCarthy is one of the plaintiffs (with Al Langsenkamp) in that case. Kevin was our Guest on January 7th (http://radiomaria.us/questforlife).

Please join us Tuesday the 18th at NOON ET to learn more about Our Lady of America–one of only two approved Marian apparitions in the United States: Our Lady of America in Ohio, and Our Lady of Good Help near Green Bay Wisconsin. You can listen on air or on line at radiomaria.us .

Blessings to you and your families as we are only one week away from the Solemnity of the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus on March 25th. Please plan special celebrations of this most awesome event in all human history–God becoming Man. Take the family to Mass and dinner. Take a day off from your usual activities to pray, do Eucharistic Adoration, participate in 40 Days for Life, and meditate on the significance of the divination of humanity and the humanizing of divinity.

July 11, 2013 – Al Kresta and Fr. Brian McMaster

Ken talks with his guests Al Kresta (Dangers to the Faith – Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st-Century Opponents) and Fr. Brian McMaster (Totus Tuus – A Consecration to Jesus through Mary with Blessed John Paul II) Both book are published by Our Sunday Visitor. No one is more qualified to pull back the curtain on the challenges the Catholic Church faces today than Al Kresta, popular Catholic author, speaker, and radio show host. Mr Kresta blogs at http://krestaintheafternoon.blogspot.com and his book is available at http://catalog.osv.com

Fr. Brian McMaster takes St de Montfort’s classic work and recasts it in a contemporary version using the writings and example of Pope John Paul II. Visit Fr McMasters Facebook page and his book is available at http://catalog.osv.com

April 15, 2013 – Award Winning Author, Patricia Treece on “God Will Provide”

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with best selling author, Patricia Treece on her latest book, “God Will Provide”, “How God’s Bounty Opened to Saints and 9 Ways It Can Open for You, Too” (Paraclete Press). Looking at God’s providence through the lens of saints such as Father Solanus Casey, Chiara Lubich (d. 2008), Blessed John Paul II, St. Padre Pio, Dorothy Day, and Blessed Mother Teresa, they discuss the life long process of letting go and letting God provide. Patricia has written extensively about the lives of the saints and how surrendering to God, fully and without reservation, is the path to a life without worries.

March 14, 2013 – Monsignor Charles Murphy and Brian Kennelly

Ken’s first guest Monsignor Charles Murphy author of Eucharistic Adoration – Holy Hour Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (Ave Maria Press) This creative prayer compendium invites readers to spend an hour in Eucharistic adoration while meditating on the seven last words of Jesus and shows them how to do it. Charles Murphy also profiles seven contemporary Catholics–like Edith Stein and John Paul II–who are inspiring models of Eucharistic devotion. You can purchase his book at http://www.avemariapress.com
Ken’s second guest, Brian Kennelly discusses his novel Two Statues (Saint Benedict Press) Follow two heart warming friendships: Two unlikely retired neighbors and two priests who have know each other since seminary. You can purchase his book at https://books.benedictpress.com

February 21, 2013 – Christopher West

Ken talks with his guest Christopher West about his latest book Fill These Hearts – God, Sex, and the Universal Longing (published by Image) The bestselling author, speaker, and teacher of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body explores the yearning we all have for God and each other. This a book about desire. Not trivial wants or superficial cravings, but the most vital powers of body and soul, sexuality and spirituality that haunt us and compel us on our search for something. Visit his websites: www.christopherwest.com and www.fillthesehearts.org Purchased his book at: www.barnesandnoble.com

December 6, 2012 – The Importance & Urgency of Fatima For the Church, Our Nation & the World Today

In the inaugural program of Fatima Today, Deacon Bob Ellis speaks with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Cofounder – Christian Friars of the Renewal / Author – “Fatima For Today”.
They discuss:
1. Quotes and commentary on the words of Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on the relevance, importance and urgency of Fatima today.
2. Why Father Aposltoli wrote “Fatima For Today”
3. Status and mission of the World Apostolate of Fatima

For information about the Blue Army visit www.bluearmy.com.
For information about Fr. Apostoli’s pilgrimage to fatima visit www.bluearmytours.com.

Click here to email Deacon Bob or write to fatimatoday(at)earthlink.net.

September 23, 2012 – What about my plan?

This week on “Give God Permission” we answer the question, “What About My Plan?” by considering four simple points. First, we must be radically detached from everything other than God’s plan. Second, God will give us the desire to embrace His plan even if at first it doesn’t appeal to us. Third, to discover God’s plan, we need to see how the gifts He has given us can best meet people’s needs. Fourth, we should seek first God’s kingdom, bearing in mind that His plan leads us to the deep joy that awaits us there and makes every sacrifice well worth it. Fr. Peter and Janis discuss different facets of that incredible joy, which can begin to penetrate our lives even now as we submit our own plans to the Lord and embrace His plan with radical detachment and trust. Janis shares an experience of detachment and trust that opened a whole new way of using her gifts in service of the unborn, including her hauntingly beautiful song, “Small Voices Cry Mercy.” Fr. Peter and Janis invite everyone to Give God Permission at a deeper level in the context of today’s teaching, particularly in response to the need of the “little ones.” John Paul II referred to the plight of the unborn as the social injustice in contemporary society that most cries out to the the Christian conscience. Join us next week as we consider, “Can God’s Plan Include Failure?”

September 10, 2012 – St. Teresa of the Andes

This particular program is a conversation on one of the lesser known, but very important Carmelite Saints, St. Teresa of the Andes. In this conversation Mark and Frances discuss the earthly life of this wonderful Saint. St. Teresa of the Andes, who died in 1919 at the age of 19, is a model for young people. Her remarkable, although short, life, is a testament to how our young people today can begin to develop an intimate relationship with our Lord. Though she came from wealth, and had the benefit of a good Catholic family and education, St. Teresa’s life was not without pain and trial. Her dark times, however, only served to deepen both her relationship and love for the Lord. John Paul II said of her, “The secret of her perfection could be none other than love, a great love for Christ, and a filial love for the Virgin Mary.” She is truely a Saint for our time.

August 23, 2012 – Vinny Flynn of Mercy Song Ministries of Healing

Kathleen Beckman interviews Vinny Flynn, best selling author of “7 Seven Secrets of the Eucharist” and “21 Ways to Worship” on developing the art of worship before the Blessed Sacrament. They will discuss how the Adoration chapel is a “classroom of silence” where we find answers, peace, and divine friendship. They will review article #25 of Blessed John Paul II’s “Ecclesia de Eucharistia” on the worship of the Eucharist outside of Mass.

August 2, 2012 – The Life and Times of Blessed John John Paul II

Kathleen’s Guest: Fr. Stephen Doktorczyk, JCL, Official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Title: The Life and Times of Blessed John John Paul II, model of Eucharistic Sacrificial Love

Description: Kathleen interviews Fr. Stephen Doktorczyk on his personal Roman experiences during the “Year of the Eucharist”; how his priesthood was influenced by Blessed John Paul II; and how the encyclical “Eccelsia de Eucharistia” has depth of meaning for the Church in this “hour”, the dawn of the Year of Faith and for the New Evangelization.

June 28, 2012 – Feeding Tubes and Ventilators: Similarities and Differences

Guest: Fr. Joseph Howard

Points to Make: The specific teaching of John Paul II on artificial nutrition and hydration and how feeding tubes/IVs differ from ventilators.

February 23, 2012 – Andreas Widmer

Ken talks with author Andreas Widmer author of The Pope & The CEO – John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard (Emmaus Road Publishing) Andreas Widmer was a member of the Papal Swiss Guard in the 1980’s and had personal contact with Pope John Paul II on a regular basis. He was able to observer how John Paul II interacted with those around him and has applied the lessons he learned to his current work as an entrepreneur. Visit Andreas’s website www.thepopeandtheceo.com where you can find a number of photos and videos. The book can be purchased at: http://www.emmausroad.org/The-Pope-and-The-CEO-P11306.aspx

“Set Out Into the Deep!” – September 21, 2011

Set Out Into the Deep!” 

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with  Rosary Rally Founders Joe Beyerle and  Bob O’Connor and  organizer  Don Coty about the  Rosary held across the country and in our Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Dayton, OH on Sunday October 9th  at The University of Dayton Arena; focusing on  how the mission and vision of The  Knights of Columbus  meshes into outreach and Catholic social action for  the New Evangelization promulgated by Blessed John Paul II and his directive (in the words of Jesus) to “Set Out Into the Deep.”   Link on to www.radiomaria.us to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives . 

THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS – August 24, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS and The World Apostolate of Fatima?: What do you know about Fatima and what are you doing about it?  What did Mary say at Fatima  in 1917 and is she still saying it or just whistling Dixie?  Does the  Fatima Message of 1917  still need to be discussed,  disseminated, taught and promoted?  Why? How does this affect you, yours, where you live and the world?  Fatima and its effect on Bl. John Paul II, St. Padre Pio and Father Stefan Gobbi…Call in to share how you have been inspired, transformed, changed or  helped  by the Fatima Message; Developing  Devotion to the  Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the Precious Blood of Jesus. Reading the signs of the times is important, and intercessory prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation are paramount…Find out what is needed and how you can help, what you can do from wherever you are.? 

Conversion of Heart; Circumcision of Heart – August 23, 2011

 Conversion of Heart; Circumcision of Heart : How can you change your outlook on life and experience a change of heart? Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with callers focusing on making the most of where you are and what you have. Personal transformation through growing in Holy Spirit Wisdom and Knowledge and how this is all related to baking her delicious Italian bread…puffed up, punched down and baked to perfection. Spiritual growth and formation; determining God’s Will in your life through purifying stress, overcoming problems and challenges through pruning and discernment. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Francesca’s Italian Bread and Green Bean Italian Salad with Pepperoni and Mozzarella. See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs on www.radiomaria.us . ) 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

Living in This Time of Mercy – April 10, 2011

Francesca Franchina  open mic addressing the lives of the saints and their intercession for us, Living in This Time of Mercy, St. Faustina, St. Padre Pio and Blessed John Paul II  and  speaks with Fr. Neil Buchlein of Pennsylvania about encountering Jesus and healing  through the intercession of the Blessed Mother  at Medjugorge; and how his life including a second career as a diocesan priest  has  been affected by his 19 pilgrimages and the effect/fruit  of Marian  pilgrimages. Today Francesca shares her tasty and easy to prepare Baked  Italian Chicken Cacciatore With Onions, Tomatoes, Potatoes and Peas,  from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.   This dinner is a good taker for picnics, potlucks and a filling meal for your family with a big Italian salad and crusty Italian bread. Father Neil’s website: http://www.blessedmotherschildren.com

May 5, 2011 – John Paul II, a Pope for Mary I

This is the first in a two part series in which John Paul II and his relationship with Mary is discussed.

The Blessed Mother & The Holy Spirit – July 21, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Luigi Gambero, SM , Faculty Member of the Marianum in Rome, Italy and the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Holy Spirit and the Mother of Jesus, in early Church documents written by the Fathers of the Church who were acquainted with the Apostles; Ecumenical Councils, Marian Dogmas, what divides and what unites; and modern day interest in Mary as found in the writings of Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI,Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.