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October 29, 2014 – FRANCESCA AND FRIENDS WED. OCT. 29: VOCATIONS HOLY HOUR NOV 5 LOCALES WAYNE TOPP, VOCATION OFFICE FR ED BURNS WRIGHT STATE U MARY PYPER GUEST

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. and Mary Pyper speak with Wayne Topp of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocation Office and Fr. Ed. Burns of the Wright State University Campus Ministry about their ministries working with youth and the upcoming Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Holy Hour and why it is being held at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese on Wednesday November 5th from 7:00-8:00 PM. Fr. Ed and Wayne discuss the state of religious vocations for men and women, reasons for the increase and what is being done to encourage strong, positive vocations of all kinds including marriage, the single life and the common vocation of all: the vocation of Holiness and Evangelization.
Learn what the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the universal Church is doing to encourage vocations and what we all can do to encourage vocations. Fr. Ed discusses the range of campus ministry today and how college students explore their vocational call, honing in on the upcoming Year of Consecrated Life in 2015.

Radio Maria’s New Appointments

On Thursday, June 7, the Board of Directors for the English-speaking Radio Maria in the US met in New York City. We would like to share the following significant changes and new appointments that were made at that time.

North American Supervising Priest Director: Fr. Walter Tonelotto
National Priest Director: Fr. Robert Young
Regional Priest Directors: Fr. Walter Tonelotto (New york)
Fr. John Fletcher (Ohio)
Fr. Dan Hoehn
Priest Advisors: Fr. Dan O’Connor (Alexandria, LA)
Fr. Ryan Humphries (Natchitoches, LA)
Fr. Keith Landry (New Iberia, LA)
Board of Directors: Mr. Carlo Di Maggio (Interim President)
Ms. Florinda Iannace (Secretary)
Ms. Mary Pyper (Treasurer)
Alicia del Cyd
Fr. Robert Young (Ex Officio)
Executive Committee: Mr. Carlos Di Maggio (Acting President)
Fr. Robert Young
Alicia del Cyd (Interim for Coordinator)
General Assembly Members: Mr. Russell Wilson
Capt. Nicola Arena
National Promotions Director: Mr. Hans Hoerdemann

The administrative offices of Radio Maria will be moved to New York City. The work of programming and production will remain in Alexandria, LA.

MODERN MEDICAL MISSIONARIES – May 8, 2012

MODERN MEDICAL MISSIONARIES: MERCY & THE WAY OF DIVINE LOVE

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?

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Father  John Fletcher, CC currently serving as Priest Director of Radio Maria Ohio; Mary Pyper, President of Radio Maria USA; Mark Newman RM host of CrossRoads and Doug Schoeninger, Ph.D, Past President of the Association of Christian Therapists(www.actheals.org)    about the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  announced by  the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission of Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches, highlighting  the ecumenical ministry of Father Duane Stenzel, OFM and his role in  the beginnings of Radio Maria USA.