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January 22, 2014 – Dr. Vincent Ryan and Julie Dortch Cragon

Ken talks with Vincent Ryan about “The Maid of Orleans: The Life & Mysticism of Joan of Arc” by Sven Stolpe and Julie Dortch Cragon author of “Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and Their Graces.” Stolpe sees Joan of Arc as primarily a mystic, and her supreme achievement and lasting significance not so much in a mission to deliver France – though important – but in her sharing in the Passion of Christ. The Stolpe book is available at:

Julie Cragon and her family have visited many Marian shrines throughout North America. She has discovered that at each site there is a special grace connected to the particular devotion associated with each individual shrine. In this book Julie captures the experience of visiting these shrines, giving us a personal glimpse into each place. Julie’s book is available at: Visit Julie’s website:



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?

Parenting Your Adult Child – April 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan V. Vogt, about her new book PARENTING YOUR ADULT CHILD (Keeping Your Faith and Your Sanity) and Susan’s ongoing ministry with the worldwide Marianist Family. Susan is an award-winning freelance writer and speaker on marriage, parenting and spirituality. A prolific writer Susan has also been a professional Catholic family minister for over thirty years, having served as an adviser to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Marriage and Family and serves on the International Team representing The Lay Marianist Family in North America, Asia, Australia and Ireland. She lives in Covington, KY with her husband Jim and they parent four adult children. See the programming link on for encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. (Past programs are archived on the website under Programs)