Beginning on December 4 Radio Maria will bring you a new program entitled The Flame of Love. Chuck Webster will present the program focusing on the promotion, explanation and spread of the Flame of Love Devotion that Mary brings to her children through Elizabeth Kindlemann, a Hungarian mystic (1961-1981). Tune in on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month at 11am central (12pm eastern) to learn more about this devotion of Our Lady.
Joe hit on a variety of topics today. He discussed our duty to step us as Godparents to talk, pray and sacrifice for the souls of the Godchildren entrusted to our care. He also shared a story about how he had to speak with the father of one of his Godchildren to address a major issue and the challenge that lied therein. He also read and commented upon an article written by Archbishop Lori entitled “Who Matters Most”. It stated that God should matter most in our Lives. Why? Because a life of union (prayer & sacraments) with God is what brings us true peace and joy! Rounding it all out, Joe read a catechetical instruction by St. John Vianney entitled “The glorious duty of man: to pray and to love.” ……….“If you pray and love, that is where a man’s happiness lies!”
I have asked Prof Ray Noble to help us understand the Hobby Lobby decision and its ramifications for lower court cases that have been looking to this case for guidance. Did the Court strike a significant blow to the Affordable Care Act, or is the decision too narrow to be of great significance?
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.
Joe and Kassi deconstructed the recent Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 to provide an objective understanding and explanation of their effect.
We are living in exciting times for the Culture of Life in America as we are seeing the abortion industry crumbling right before our eyes. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s conviction of murdering newborns and his sentence to life in prison without possibility of parole happened in large part because of the testimony of his own employees. That fact must be sending shivers up the spines of many abortionists.
His trial has also focused a very bright light on the abortion business, raising fundamental questions about the disjointed logic that allows an almost born infant to be killed with impunity, while holding a just born infant’s murder as murder. It’s all about location, location, location.
Kate Bryan is deep into “Live Action”–an organization that stings abortionists by visiting them, asking common sense questions, and secretly videotaping the ensuing Q&A! Live Action sting operations have placed Planned Parenthood in the sex-trafficking business and willing to abort babies because they were the “wrong” gender. Live Action is bringing the Culture of Life to America.
You can watch their videos at www.liveaction.org/inhuman/videos/
This show had Paul Rondeau, Washington Times columnist and executive director of American Life League as the guest. Topics discussed: The Gosnell murder trial; and the IPPF and UNESCO promortion of deviant sexuality.
Matthew offers a defense of the person of the historical person of Jesus and His Resurrection in response to the mainstream media’s annual assault on Easter.
During this program Mark and Frances complete the series of conversations on a work about the last months of the life of St. Therese of Lisieux, entitled, “Last Conversations.” This remarkable work, a true gift to the whole Church, is not as well known as St. Therese’s autobiography “Story of a Soul,” but none-the-less, offers very deep insights into what is most important in our life and our relationship with God. These are literally the last thoughts and commentary of a person who will go on to become one of the most loved and Saints in the history of the Church.
Ways of giving through estate planning
How you can help Radio Maria through charitable giving.
Medicaid vs. Medicare
Long Term Medicaid
Nursing Home Costs
Look back period/penalty period
How a trust may be able to protect your assets.
What is a last will and testament?
How do they work?
Why have one when the state has laws about how your estate passes?
What is probate?
Guest: John Amos – V.P. of Mission & Spirituality at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital
What is a “Living Will?”
What does the Catholic Church teach about living wills?
What is a “Do Not Resuscitate Order?”
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?
Tell the story of why Henry VIII broke away from the Holy Father in Rome and established the Church of England with himself as the Supreme Head and Governor; describe the first martyrs (the Carthusians, Thomas More, John Fisher, etc); the Dissolution of the Monasteries; the death of Henry VIII and his legacy.
Ken talks with Mary Eberstadt about her two most recent books. In Adam and Eve after the Pill – Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution, Mary challenges widespread attitudes about the benefits of contraceptives and the sexual revolution – especially the impact on women. In her book The Loser Letters – A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism she challenges “the new atheists” in an effective humorous manner. This book has been compared favorably with C. S. Lewis’s famous The Screwtap Letters. Her books (both published by Ignatius Press) are available at http://www.ignatius.com/Products/AEAP-H/adam-and-eve-after-the-pill.aspx and http://www.ignatius.com/Products/LOSLET-P/the-loser-letters.aspx
In this program, Steve speaks with Ray Noble.He is a deacon in the Catholic Church, a retired attorney and law professor with a very interesting background in the law and ministry. Our focus is on the current status of the PPFCA and what the country and the Church will be doing to continue fighting for religious liberty. Ray blogs at http://deusetpatria.com .
In this program, Mark talks with Fr. Ken Hummel about Fr. Ken’s conversion and journey to the priesthood.
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.
Steve Koob talks with Susan Wills, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’s Assistant Director for Education and Outreach of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, about Planned Parenthood’s business agenda, infection rates and dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, and the government’s influence of and attitude toward sexual activity. Susan Wills also talks about the surprising side effects and statistics of the failure rates of different types of contraception.
Steve Koob talks with Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel, about her work and experience with God’s WIll in the post-abortion care movement, how abortion affects both men and women, and the dangers of contraception. Vicki Thorn also talks about the surprising effects of contraceptives on women, and pregnancy and sterilization on men.
Dawn Curazzato from New York, whose granddaughter was healed of severe birth handicaps after visiting Little Audrey Santo and a trip to Medjugorje, will talk about her ministries, book and the healing.
The Most Reverend Henry Gracida Emeritus of Corpus Christi will be talking about his years as a Shepherd in the Church and courageous stand against the injustices in our culture.
This week, Lynn shares selections from a Chant CD entitled “Praise of the Virgin Mary” produced by the monastic foundation of the French Abbey Notre Dame de Fontgombault. The Solesmes Congregation is based in France but have now established a monastery in Oklahoma.
In this program Lynn will be presenting selections performed by the Choir of St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. The music is taken from the CD entitled “Great Music for Great Cathedrals” a CD conceived as a way of celebrating the role cathedrals have played throughout history in art, culture and life.