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Art of Catholic Starting April 15

Matt LeonardOn Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern, we will introduce a new program to Radio Maria, hosted by Mr. Matthew Leonard. Matthew is the Executive Director of the St. Paul Center in Steubenville, Ohio. An internationally known speaker and author, he travels far and wide speaking to Catholic audiences, and has authored several books, among which are, “Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic” and Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality, published through Our Sunday Visitor. Prior to his conversion to Catholicism in 1998, Matthew served as a missionary in Latin America. After entering the Church, he obtained a Master’s degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville before becoming vice president and guest theology instructor at Ave Maria College. He has been heard and seen in places like “Deep in Scripture with Marcus Grodi”, Sirius Radio, and Our Sunday Visitor. Before entering the non-profit world, Matthew was partner and president of a Chicago-based real estate development firm. The father of five, he and his wife Veronica now make their home in Ohio. Please tune in on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Central/6:00 p.m. Eastern, and begin enjoying The Art of Catholic, hosted by Matthew Leonard. You will be blessed by it.

January 26, 2015 – Diane Dudenhoefer, Magnificat, Reporting on the DC March for Life

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Diane Dudenhoefer who will be reporting on the 2015 Washington DC March for Life where approximately 600, 000 pro-lifers gathered on Jan. 22, 2015. Diane experienced the DC March for Life together with her Bishop and 7 busloads of Catholics from her diocese in Ohio. She shares the many graces they received and conveys great hope in the courageous young generation of Catholic pro-lifers.

Fall Mariathon 2014

Thank You once again for your generous response to our Fall Mariathon!!

We could not do it with out all the help from our Great Radio Maria Family!!

On the Boards -  Volunteer Jessica from Dayton, Ohio
On the Boards – Volunteer Jessica from Dayton, Ohio

POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE

ARCHDIOCESE of CINCINNATI MARKS YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE CALLED BY POPE FRANCIS

RADIO MARIA USA TO BROADCAST OPENING MASS “LIVE” AT 10:30 a.m. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER  30, FROM EMMANUEL CHURCH IN DAYTON, OHIO 

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in union with the Catholic Church around the world, will celebrate members of religious orders and others in consecrated life during the Year of Consecrated Life called by Pope Francis from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016.

The theme for the celebration in the Archdiocese, reflecting the Pope’s goals for the Year, is “Celebrating the Past, Serving in the Present, Embracing the Future.”
“Each of us has a call from God, and discovering God’s call for us will bring joy to our life,” said the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati. “Religious life / consecrated life is a viable option.”

The objectives he has approved for the Archdiocesan observance of the Year are to:

  • increase the visibility of religious life / consecrated life;
  • express appreciation;
  • highlight the joy experienced in this vocational choice;
  • educate about religious life / consecrated life.

“The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has a long and rich history of welcoming religious communities,” Archbishop Schnurr said, noting as examples that the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are celebrating 175 years and the Poor Clare Sisters 25 years in the Archdiocese in 2015.

“Today 34 different Congregations of women and 12 different Congregations of brothers and priests minister in the Archdiocese – approximately 226 priests, 114 brothers, and 781 sisters. We are also blessed with the presence of Secular Institutes, public (Regnum Christi) and private associations (Children of Mary) of the faithful, and a Consecrated Virgin Living in the World. All of those are examples of the consecrated life.”

In addition to parish-wide observances, there will be two Archdiocesan events to mark the Year of Consecrated Life. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer will preside at the opening Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Emmanuel Church in Dayton which will be broadcast LIVE on Radio Maria USA. Archbishop Schnurr will preside at the closing Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment.  The 19-county territory includes 213 parishes and 113 Catholic primary and secondary schools.

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A Series on US Mission Work to Start on Nov. 14

Radio Maria will introduce a new program on Friday, November 14, 2014. Outreach USA: The Glenmary Missioners, will be airing at 6:00 p.m. Central/7:00 p.m. Eastern. Fr. Don Tranel, Development Director of the Glenmary Home Missioners in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be our opening host, but expect to hear from many others throughout this series. Did you ever consider that not all missions are foreign, that there are many counties in the United States that have NO Catholic presence? The Missioners address this need beautifully, and bring to life their stories of ministering to the poor and neglected missions here in our own US of A. Follow these good priests, brothers, and dedicated co-workers who comprise the Glenmary Home Missioners as they take us through their labors of love on behalf of our faith.

September 10, 2014 – Lisa Donigian and Immaculee Ilibagiza

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Lisa Donigian of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Dayton, Ohio and Immaculee Ilibagiza of New York, survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that she recounted in her first book “Left To Tell” regarding her personal experience twenty years ago when this holocaust occurred in Africa. The conversation focuses on Immaculee and her family’s fate and deep faith walk, their deep spiritual formation, the need today for familial conversion of heart, metanoia, reconciliation, and personal/communal healing prayer. Immaculee speaks about her ministry that revolves around her deep commitment to Jesus and Our Lady, her numerous books, talks and retreats that focus on “Forgiveness, Healing and Hope” to be addressed in her weekend retreat held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Beavercreek, Ohio on Friday and Saturday, October 17th & 18th. Imaculee now travels extensively throughout the world. Lisa joined her in Belgium for a retreat this summer which brings her to Dayton in October. Immaculee’s ministry focuses on leading Marian pilgrimages and continuing to encourage all age groups to turn away from sin, be renewed, evangelize and pray, pray, pray. The approved Marian Apparitions at Kibeho warned of the gravity that occurred in the genocide twenty years ago. Our Lady’s words are startling and need to be taken to heart and invoke her in deep personal and communal prayer. Information can be found on the internet with the prophecies and spiritual instructions given to the world by our Blessed Mother at Kibeho. Also see the approved Marian apparitions at Akita. For more information on Imaculee’s ministry & retreat info see www.Immaculee.com

September 08, 2014 – 2014 OCDS Congress in Atlanta with Guest, Mrs. Lynn Bete, OCDS

Special Guest, Mrs. Lynn Bete, OCDS and President of the Dayton OCDS in Ohio, talks with host, Frances Harry, OCDS about the recent 2014 OCDS Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. What is a Congress? What happened there? Who was there? What was the theme? Why should one attend? What were some of the highlights: Fr. Alzinir Francisco Debastiani’s talk on the new additions to the OCDS Constitution and his challenge for our communities; Dr. Keith Egan, TOC, on St. Teresa of Avila: Hope is the Same as Remembering; the wonderful and prayerful John Michael Talbot Concert; Fr. Bonaventure Sauer’s talk on the poetry of St. Teresa; and much, much more. We discussed the workshops and the Provincial Council Forum that was so inspirational as well as what vendors were present and where we got to go sight-seeing!

September 02, 2014 – “I tried to kill myself!” Debbie Tells Her Story

“Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams apparently took his own life, law enforcement officials said.”

The world of entertainment was shocked by this posting three weeks ago. Interest in suicide quickly became super high. It seemed that every news program and talk show was talking about Robin Williams, his acting career, his personal life, and how/why he committed suicide.

Debbie is a personal friend, but I did not know of this part of her life. I know her as a wife, mother, and grandmother who is totally committed to life–living her own to the max, deeply in love with her family, and completely dedicated to ending abortion and creating a Culture of Life, especially in southwestern Ohio.

So, I was taken aback when she called and offered to tell her story on Radio Maria’s “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America”. I had to ask myself if this was a good topic for this program. I believe it is, if for no other reason than on average over 100 people kill themselves every day in the USA. There are Suicide Prevention Resources like the Hotline—> 800-273-8255 and web sites with stories and educational resources.

Another reason this topic is timely is the steady push for “assisted suicide” legislation and the sanctioning of medical insurance coverage for “end-of-life counseling”.

August 13, 2014 – Father Brian Phelps

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Father Brian Phelps, formerly a teacher, coach and warehousing worker who is now Parochial Vicar at The Church of The Incarnation, Centerville, Ohio about his life and every involving and revolving ministry as a young recently ordained priest. What is life in the seminary, as an intern and deacon, call to the priesthood all about? Hear how the concrete prayerful influence of his family’s Catholic focus in parish and family life in Cincinnati and his life experiences in faith and challenging questions led him to answer The Call….and all it involves.

July 23, 2014 – Patti Gehred

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Patti Gehred, Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation at the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS), Dayton, Ohio in conjunction with the University of Dayton about the On line Virtual Learning Center for Catechists and those interested in Marianist Spirituality and Studies. Patti speaks about the courses offered, and how interested individuals or groups can participate in the courses and/or arrange for special reserved studies for groups of 6-12 for areas of particular interest to their community or small faith sharing group, Of particularly interest to many participants is a course on the Blessed Mother called, Mary, Holy Possibility and informative courses on the Marianist Founders: Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade, Mother Adele de Batz de Trenquellon and Marie Therese de Lamourous. Patti is also a weekly internet DJ with her husband on “Jazz Beat” streamed online on www.wdpsfm.com.Learn more about NACMS and courses offered on line at the Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation website at www.nacms.org or email Patti at gehredp1(at)udayton.edu. Catch the latest on Facebook: NACMSNed; Twitter:@NACMS1 or Pinterest:NACMS. See all the courses offered by the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Center at www.vlc.udayton.edu

July 15, 2014 – “Have A Heart For The Next Generation”

We have multiple Guests to share their part in “Have A Heart For The Next Generation” — local adults and young people who have a heart for preborn children and want to learn how to stop the killing of their younger brothers and sisters in the Lord. From Dayton, we are expecting Paul Coudron from Dayton Right to Life, Ryan Mahle and Katie Pfeifer, Archbishop Altar HS, and hopefully Bob and Vivian Skovgard

We will also have those from outside the Dayton community who are here to lead the event–Wendy Wright and the Scott and Kathy Heldreth family of 8 children who have traveled all the way from Texas to help educate and train the Dayton “young” and “young at heart”. Wendy is a veteran pro-life leader who “went from Bible College to jail to invitations to the White House”. She is VP of C-FAM (they monitor the often anti-life/family activities at the UN) and a former president of Concerned Women for America.

I am very eager to learn more about “Have A Heart . . .” and these totally committed people who are making a commitment to the culture of life in Dayton.

June 18, 2014 – Sr. Regina Albers, C.PP.S.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Regina Albers, C.PP.S. native of Egypt (OH) recently retired Curator of the Maria Stein Shrine of The Holy Relics in Maria Stein, Ohio founded in 1875 and Museum reflecting on the history of the area, (lovingly called God’s Country) The Shrine of the Holy Relics, the history and ministry of the Sisters of the Precious Blood and more. Dr. Anne McGuire, Ph. D. Director of Programs and Pilgrimages talks about her ongoing scheduled programs at the Shrine of the Holy Relics designed for all age groups, local and distant participants, highlighting the various liturgical seasons, lives of the Saints and many more that she creatively and most interestingly combines with adoration, prayer, reflection, music and art that are experiential and open for all to experience. Call in to ask questions, comment and be a part of the discussion and relate your experiences at the Shrine of the Holy Relics home to over 1000 relics of saints and is the second largest collection of relics in the USA, including a relic of The True Cross. The Holy Relic Shine, Museum and Gift Shop receive visitors from throughout the world on a regular basis. For more information and visitation hours of the Shrine, Museum and Pilgrim Gift Shop call 1-419-925-4532 and to learn more about the Annual Maria Stein Country Fest June 27- 29 featuring great food, continuous entertainment including Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean Aerial High Wire Show, music groups of all kinds, see www.mscountryfest.com.

June 03, 2014 – Dan McConchie

Americans United for Life (AUL) develops and particularizes pro-life state legislation that protects women and their children as much as possible. AUL attorneys are very creative and finding new arguments that reduce the abortion industry in America, and to some degree around the world.

As AUL’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Dan McConchie leads these efforts with great passion and conviction. He was quoted in a recent interview, “Rubio Is Right: Life Does Begin At Conception,” and “It is an undisputed fact that a new human life begins when a sperm fertilizes an egg. Every single embryology textbook says the same thing, and has done so for over 100 years. Despite the left’s wishes to the contrary, this isn’t going to change any time soon, precisely because the science is settled.”

Dan’s compassion is contagious to the point that state legislatures compete for AUL ranking as the most pro-life state. If a state losses a notch in the AUL rankings, the legislators are on Dan’s door-step asking what they need to do to reestablish (or surpass) their prior ranking. Ohio just makes the top third at number 17.

April 1, 2014 – Katherine Ginkel

Katherine Ginkel has a unique job as educator of St Jude Hospice staff personnel on the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) for Catholic Health Care Workers. These Directives were developed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to set a standard of care that is to be expected by all Catholic health care institutions and their employees and associates. These ERDs are periodically updated to reflect the ever changing threats to the dignified treatment and care of those who are in need of care in clinics, hospitals and in all critical and end-of-life care situations. For example, the ERDs absolutely forbid abortion and euthanasia.

The hospice industry is not always respectful of the dignity of human persons and their right to a natural death. Hospice care can be on opportunity for euthanasia as we reported in one of last year’s “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” programs. The vocabulary now includes the phrase “stealth euthanasia” to describe the over dosing of pain medications to cause death.

St Jude Hospice was started by Tom Moreland as an authentically Catholic (loyal to Church teaching as reflected in the ERDs) alternative to secular hospice. In 2008, Tom started Saint Jude Healthcare, which eventually became the parent to Saint Jude Hospice and Spirit Homecare. Tom managed or owned hospices from Ohio to Mississippi, and Minnesota to California. There are now 13 St Jude Hospice locations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Tom has requests from several bishops to open new locations in their dioceses.

March 31, 2014 – Interview with Tim Bete

For this conversation Mark and Frances welcomed into the studio one of the new Aspirants in the local Carmelite Community in Dayton, Ohio, Tim Bete. Tim is actually married to one of the long time members of the Secular Carmelite Order, so Mark and Frances wanted to explore what it was like to have be a ‘couple in Carmel.’ They also asked Tim what it was that drew him personally to Carmelite Spirituality. In addition to their own journey in Carmel, Tim and his wife are also the parents of a daughter who is pursuing a vocation as a Dominican Sister. This led to an interesting discussion on what it takes to raise and keep our children Catholic in our modern culture. Not surprisingly the main points focused on prayer, witness and continued exposure to things spiritual.

March 26, 2014 – On the Way to the Summit

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan Ferguson Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) and Dr. Shauna Adams, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning at the University of Dayton. As the University of Dayton’s School of Education and Health Sciences Faculty Liaison to The Bombeck Family Learning Center,(UD’s Early Childhood Demonstration School) Dr. Adams is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, curriculum and assessment, early childhood research,advocacy and leadership. She is an extremely effective educator and a high creative in her numerous writing endeavors as author and co-author of educational textbooks, early childhood programs and grants. Her experience in schools as a special educator (P-12), school psychologist and working with families brings depth to everything she does. Susan and Shauna will also address the University of Dayton CCE Educational Summit to be held July 14, 2014 focusing on: Charism, Culture and Curriculum. For more information and registration see: www.udayton.edu

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.

January 21, 2014 – Trent Horn

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, marks the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs Wade and Doe vs Bolton decisions legalizing the killing of pre-born children in America. Trent Horn is an appropriate Guest for this week’s “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” program.

Trent holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and is currently an apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers. He specializes in training pro-lifers to intelligently and compassionately engage pro-choice advocates in genuine dialogue. He is the author of Answering Atheism and Making the Case for Life (DVD), both published by Catholic Answers.

Making the Case for Life is a very valuable teaching tool for transforming any abortion debate into a fruitful conversation–one that opens minds and hearts to the humanity of the pre-born child while maintaining a non-confrontational environment. Trent’s approach has been developed by refining ideas of seasoned pro-life leaders and applying them with hundreds of college students.

July 10, 2013 – Paul Coudron

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with retired sales manager and sales trainer for Butler Systems, Paul Coudron, the highly creative, high octane Executive Director of Life Resource Center, and The Dayton Pro-Life Education Foundation about the endeavors, work and successes of the local Life Resources Center staff and volunteers who keep The Stork Nest (emergency baby pantry); the three levels of parenting classes, and so many pro-life local services running smoothly and efficiently. How do local pro-life ministries manage to keep current on Pro-Life connections in Columbus, OH to know what is happening in legislation concerning pro life movement interests and Right to Life nationally, statewide and locally? The Life Resource Center of Dayton has hosted family and team/organization fun with the Third Annual L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 on area bike paths with endurance/mileage categories from 6-100 miles; starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St., Dayton, OH. Individuals, families, and bike teams will gather in a celebration after the ride, with pizza, DQ Bars, the wonderful music of Nick Cardilino and $6000 worth of donated door prizes for the participants. Hear about the all new biking adventure: The University of Dayton to Notre Dame Right To Life Bike Ride beginning on the UD campus Wednesday, July 31st, with participants biking 240 miles with stop overs in Minster, OH Decatur, IN, Winona Lake Indiana/Grace College and ending at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

June 19, 2013 – Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. converses with Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI (Daughters of Mary Immaculate) about THE MARIANIST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER (MEEC) an educational ministry in the Catholic tradition, stewarding the 100 acre Mount St. John natural areas, committed to sharing and interpreting the gift of the land with others in Mary’s hope-filled spirit. MEEC advocates environmental justice as integral to sustainable living and achieves its mission through land restoration, ecological research, service, learning and educational programs. Mount St. John is a 150 acre property owned by the Society of Mary (Marianists) a Catholic community of Brothers and priests founded by Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade. The first people to care for this land were hunters, ancestors of the later Indian nations, for whom this was part of the sacred hunting grounds between the Miamis. Among the first Euro-Americans to arrive in this area were John Patterson, National Cash Register (NCR) Industrialist and Inventor of the cash register and the electric starter) and his family who provided the land on which The Watervliet Shaker Community was founded in 1806. The original 80 acres of Mount St. John formed part of the East Farm of the Shakers, and was purchased by the Marianists in 1910. Learn about The Wetlands, Prairie, Fields, Meadows; the more than 140 unique horticultural tree specimens including The Kentucky Coffee Tree, Japanese Pagoda Tree, Kousa Dogwood, GoldenTrain, Hardy Rubber Tree and Smoke Tree. A list of the arboretum trees is available from MEEC; also hear about the Sacred Embrace Earthwork designed by local artist Carrie Pate; Chaminade Park, The Native Plant Labyrinth with various trees and hundreds of native flowers and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto modeled after the Lourdes Grotto in Massabielle, France constructed with 230 tons of tufa rock from the Great Lakes. Learn how you can experience the Field Education Areas and Programs available through and your family or group can experience this magnificent facility and beautiful landscape at Mount St. John in Dayton, Ohio. See the MEEC “TOUCHING EARTH” Art and Educational Exhibit at Gallery St. John on the property through June 30th. MEEC Headquarters is located in St. Joseph Hall at Mount St. John; 4435 E. Patterson Road, Dayton, OH 45430. For more information, learning & volunteering opportunities see: www.meec.udayton.edu.

May 22, 2013

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Director of Development Sister Mary Ann Barnhorn, SN DeNamur of Cincinnati, Ohio about St. Julie Billiart Foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame deNamur founded in 1804 and the ministries of the 1400 Sisters in 11 countries and 34 areas throughout the United States since 1840. Founded in Belgium, as educators of young children in the faith discussion will focus on their growing service in mission. The ongoing vision and purpose of The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in education, and the fruitful ministries that have developed under the mantle of St. Julie in helping men, women and children throughout the world is amazing. Hear about the effects of the martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNdeNamur in Brazil in the Amazon which have had a great ripple effect. The Sisters are alive and well, growing and dwelling among the poor throughout the USA and the world. Hear about The Emmaus House in Saginaw, MI, serving women who have no place to go after being released from prison or addiction rehab and other great ministries. Sisters are still adding to their numbers, teaching in grade schools, high schools and Trinity University in Washington, DC and doing God’s work under the mantle of the Blessed Mother in various areas of service and ministry.

May 15, 2013

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dayton international Festival Council Members about the 40th Anniversary Year of The Dayton International Festival held at the Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio on Pentecost Weekend not only about the good food and great entertainment but what happens behind the scenes in such a vast undertaking bringing together numerous ethnic groups from all over the world, living in the heartland of America in the USA! How long do they gather to plan each year strategizing problem areas amenably with varying temperaments, languages and rules of engagement? Who is included in planning and membership rights; how are the ups, downs, calamities and great joys dealt with each year as they determine theme, organizational structure and amiably put together all the booths, venues and multiple staging of continuous entertainment, highlighted by a Midnight Mass for workers on Saturday night/Sunday morning. What is the mission, vision and purpose of DIFI? How are they faring with all the uproars throughout the world, does it affect DIFI in Dayton, OH? Ethnicity is alive andwell in Dayton, and growing new communities arrive and stay here! Why do they call Dayton, Ohio home now?

May 1, 2013 – Dale Nieberding

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed speaks with Dale Nieberding, Founder and Director of GOOD SHEPHERD MINISTRIES, DAYTON, OHIO about his life and the directions the Lord has taken him to found and advance the very blessed and successful GOOD SHEPHERD MINISTRIES restoring the lives of people with histories of incarceration, drug and alcohol abuse and broken relationships through a simple faith based response by helping restore lives and relationships, developing spiritual values and Bible Study fostering recovery, providing material needs and housing with God’s help and the help of a caring compassionate community and many benefactors who give of themselves, their treasure and talents.

February 6, 2013 – Jeff Cavins

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Jeff Cavins noted Catholic TV and radio personality, author and family man about his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, his return to Catholicism and blessedly effective seminars and writings presented personally and through media presentations in your parish. (e.g. Psalms: The School of Prayer; The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation and the new series :Walking Toward Eternity and Galatians). Jeff will be in Sunbury, OH (Columbus) Friday, February 8th . Open Seating discussing his witness/book and CD I’m Not Being Fed at St. John Neumann Church, 9633 E. State Route 37, Sunbury, OH 43074 (7:00 PM ) Psalms:The School of Prayer Presentation Sat. Feb 9th (SOLDOUT). The Bible Timeline Seminar will be presented Saturday, March 16, 2013; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at St. Margaret of York Parish; 9483 Columbia Rd., Loveland, OH 45140 (Friday night talk open seating “Making Sense of Suffering” 7:45-9:15 PM;) For More Info: Pilgrimages, Seminar Presentations; Dates and Places: www.jeffcavins.com and Media Programs www.biblestudyforcatholics.com

January 8, 2013 – Michael Duricy

Michael Duricy teaches and serves as the webmaster for “The Mary Page” at the International Marian Research Institute located at the U of Dayton in Dayton, OH. We are fortunate to have him translate Mary’s words and actions into a Culture of Life language for us today.

October 17, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with  Marilyn Hart, native Daytonian,  wife, mother of seven, grandmother, life time member of Precious Blood Parish in Dayton,Ohio;  successful business woman, artist, teacher and more,  about her life now  as a highly  creative woman  exhibiting Marian Art  at the University of Dayton Marian Library  and how her life coupled with a deep faith  impacted her family, friends  and hundreds of people  she took on tour to the Holy Land and worldwide in her highly successful  travel business after the family was raised  and she had traveled extensively with her husband on business trips, attending business conferences.

August 20, 2012 – Marika Zimmerman

During this program Mark interviews Marika Zimmerman, a member of the Secular Order of Carmel in Dayton, Ohio.  Marika is preparing to make her temporary promise this year.  Mark explores with her the details of her Catholic upbringing, what brought her to Carmel and a discussion about some of her favorite Saints.  They also discuss the topic of prayer and how prayer matures as we begin to make progress in Carmelite Spirituality.

Right to Life – July 17, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life about the work and successes of Right to Life nationally and locally and the upcoming L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 on area Bike Paths starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St.; Dayton, OH, with various starting times and participants of all ages & riding endurance from mileage categories from 6-100 miles. Families participate as well as seasoned bikers, followed by The Celebration from 1:00-2:30 PM with local radio and TV personalities and the wonderful music of national award winner, musician, composer and singer Nick Cardilino. Food, Games, Entertainment and Prizes!

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.

The Rural-Urban Mass – June 12, 2012

 Francesca Franchina MS Ed.  chats with Deacon Marty Brown of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Marys, OH, Pam Long, Regional Director for The Catholic Social Action Office, and Willard Dahlinghaus of Minster, OH  about the upcoming Rural-Urban Mass celebrated by  Bishop Joseph Binzer at Ron and Deb Wilker’s Farm, 10675 Tri-Township Rd. St. Mary’s, Ohio on Thursday, June 21, 2012  in their huge family farm  tool shed that seats 300!  Learn about old and new traditions getting back to the roots of this traditional Mass and the inauguration of The  Catholic Century Farm Registry ( sixteen farming families in the northern area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati  will be honored this year as  families that have been farming the same land for one hundred years). All are welcome to attend the Mass and dinner; (Call for Reservations). Tune in to find out more interesting and delicious details.
Francesca’s recipe for the day: Italian Style Fried Chicken! We may also be blessed in hearing  from area Knights of Columbus about their famous fried chicken dinners that will be served at this blessed event!

Barbara Trauth – March 28, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Barbara  Trauth Artist and Marian Sculptor,  currently exhibiting at the University of Dayton Marian Library.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara  graduated from Edgecliff College with a degree in fine arts with a concentration in sculpting. She worked as an illustrator for Gibson Greeting Cards; Shillito’s Department Store, The Cincinnati Post  & The Cincinnati Enquire;  taught  Saturday art classes at the Cincinnati Museum of Art; continued to take painting classes at the Art Academy for seventeen years while raising four children. Learn  how  she envisions Mary, how she gets her inspirations, what creativity is all about and how it meshes with Christian Spirituality as she speaks  about  OUR LADY OF THE MERRY GO ROUND;  The Magnificat;  The Face of Suffering;  Suffering and healing through art and sculpting;  and  experiences Silent and Soothing Peace. 

March 7, 2012 – Bonnie Borel and Mary Britt

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. speaks  with Bonnie  Borel and  Mary Britt of  Dayton’s  40 Days 4 Life and  Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Research and Training at Human  Life  International, (HLI)   Co-Author of The Case Against Condoms  with His Eminence Alfonso Cardinal Lopez.  Dr. Clowes is the  guest speaker for  The Evening  Vigil at The Abortuary  on Stroop Rd.   and  will  speak to  Sinclair  Students hosted by The  Traditional  Values  Club  at Sinclair  Community College  in  Dayton, Ohio ; The Vineyard Church  and Carroll  High School  about  The Demographic of Abortion Worldwide; his numerous publications,  research;  articles; defense of human  life, and much more!

March 5, 2012 – Mark Hawk

With a business degree from Notre Dame and 11th hour conversion, Mark Hawk’s heart was captured by Our Lady of Medjugorje to begin his new faith journey including founding  St. Gabriel Radio Station in Ohio.

Brother Tom Giardino SM – February 29 , 2012

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Brother Tom Giardino SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities and the Marianist International Program of Studies at the University of Dayton.

Jeff Cavins – February 22, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks  with Jeff Cavins  noted Catholic  TV  and radio personality, author and family man, about his  return to Catholicism, his  blessedly effective  Great Adventure Bible Timeline and   his  topic Friday evening Forgiving When You Don’t Feel Like It   March 9,  and Saturday March 10 when he presents The  Bible Timeline Seminar at  Incarnation Parish in Centerville, OH.  Incarnation parishioners Ruth Reeve and Mary Bull  also join  Francesca  in the  studio at the University of Dayton Marian Library.   

Fr. Gregory Bramlage – Feb. 14, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with  Fr.  Gregory Bramlage (www.missionariesofthenewevangelization.us) who will teach  and minister “In The Footsteps of The Lamb,”  the CREDO Apostolate Healing Conference and Miracle Prayer Day  at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Rd. Dayton, OH  45432 on  Saturday February 18 from 9-4 PM   about Scripture, the steps to help us experience the Healing Power of the Kingdom of Jesus,  the mission and goals of (MNE Missionaries of The  New Evangelization);  his experiences in various  countries from South America to Africa, India, Mexico, The Philippines, Europe and the USA; his most recent trip to Guatemalan and  what  happened last weekend at The Word of God Community in Gaithersburg, MD.   Francesca’s Recipe Today: Italian Minestrone and Heart Healthy Taco Soup from her family’s favorite recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.  

Pam Long – November 30, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Pam Long, Regional Director of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Social Action Office, Dayton, OH about her ADVENTURESOME trip to Africa this past summer, visiting  artisans who  design and make the unique handmade, holiday gifts of jewelry, clothing, home décor items, toys, ornaments  and   farmers who raise the coffee, chocolate  from more than twenty five developing countries for The Fair Trade Sale held at Bergamo/Mount St. John; 4400 Shakertown Rd.; Beavercreek, OH, 45430 on  Saturday, December 3, 2011 from   9:00 AM ­ 4:00 PM.   Local area residents from these developing countries  provide entertainment throughout the day. All products are sourced from a nonprofit, 100% fair trade organization to ensure the artisans and farmers are treated with dignity and respect. Do your Christmas shopping and  help support the Fair Trade artisans and farmers!   Encore airing Monday December 5, 2011  at  2:30 AM and 8:30 PM and pod cast on Radio Maria. 

Nick Cardilino – November 29, 2011

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with  Nick Cardilino:Liturgical , Conference and UPBEAT Musician, Husband and Dad about composing music, his work with the National Catholic Youth Conference and the University of Dayton Campus Ministry; The theme song he composed for NCYC “Called to Glory;”  Nick’s new Christmas CD; his new Communion song “Hungry and Thirsty;”  recordings; the New Roman Missal implementation and  the theme of HOPE, resonating with him this year! Francesca shares her  YUMMY recipe for fast EZ Stuffed Pizza Sandwiches. Send a SASE  for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions:  Francesca Franchina;  P.O. Box 3238; Dayton, OH 45401-3238.

Yolanda Bello – November 2, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with artist/ sculptress Yolanda Bello  of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mary Popp of Dayton, Ohio, founder of Sporch,  focusing on the world of art and artists; liturgical and church art; the climate that sets the tone for appreciating inspired Catholic art propelling artists into the realm of evangelization and discipleship. How  can parents, grandparents, teachers  and artists  make a difference in the lives of their young and their own lives,  through the liturgical feasts and seasons of the Church and the art that accompanies them or should accompany them? What Christian art can do in their homes, schools, offices and the marketplace. Tune in; find out and share your  art experiences, stories and tried and true ideas about art and sacramentals.

All Saints Day – November 1, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with  listeners about their favorite saints, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, commemorating our  patrons and deceased  and what we can do to improve our prayer lives that influences how we live our day to day lives. What constitutes a Christ centered life, home in the Catholic tradition focusing on prayer, attitudes, sacramentals, and  virtue.  Call in, share your views, ideas, concerns. Open Mic on Family, Faith and Foods…

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s  recipe of the week:   Pasta fagioli featuring black eyed peas…. This is a quick, deliciously filling, inexpensive, and EZ Mediterraneandown home” dinner. Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor 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  name/s of sought recipe/s.  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

October 25, 2011- What constitutes a Christ centered home?

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Frances Hary, co host of Carmelite Conversations, and Thomas, a  program  listener  about  re/creation in the Christian sense; Christian marriage and  bringing up children  and living in a Christ Centered Home no matter what age.  What constitutes a Christ centered home in the Catholic tradition focusing on prayer, attitudes, structure,  virtue, discipline, family values and family fun?  Call in, share your views, ideas, concerns. Open Mic on Family, Faith and Foods…SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s recipe of the week:   Oven roasted Italian stuffed peppers with   Italian oven browned garlic potatoes bathed in olive oil. This is a quick, deliciously filling and EZ  Mediterranean dinner. Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor 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  name/s of sought recipe/s.  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

October 19, 2011- Beth Lang-Sletten

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Beth Lang-Sletten Catholic wife, mom of three grown chidren, a doctoral student and two sons serving in the US Air Force. Beth is a faith filled SCC and parish leader, about the upcoming New Life Retreat at St., Luke The Evangelist Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432 the last weekend of October. Find out what you can expect at a New Life Retreat and how you can attend. Link on to www.radiomaria.us to hear the program live and for the Encore airing Monday October 24, 2011 at 2:30 AM and 8:30 PM and pod cast on Radio Maria Francesca and Friends Program Archives .

October 18, 2011 – Bonnie Borel-Donahue

Steve Koob talks with Bonnie Borel-Donahue, president of the Traditional Values Club at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, about the Traditional Values Club, the often disparaged virtue chastity and how it applies to everyone, and marriage and God’s Plan for it.

October 18, 2011 – Gaylene Baier

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Gaylene Baier, RN, spiritual director and   past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on  the power of Christian prayer in healing about the gift of healing, Marian apparitions and the world situation with droughts in TX, hurricanes, floods tsunamis, her experiences in Betania Venezuela.  Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy  health information; call in to ask questions or share  your experiences of  health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian  health care giver in your area.  

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s  recipe of the week:  Fast, deliciously filling and EZ  Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice  with oven roasted  cubed eggplant and  sliced celery drizzled with olive oil and  browned ground chuck dressed with freshly  grated Parmesan cheese;  Italian black olives  and sliced pepperoncini (if desired). See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor 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  name/s of sought recipe/s.  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 

Music Break:  COME TO THE TABLE

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

Dr. Douglas Schoeninger – September 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr. Douglas Schoeninger,Ph.D past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on the power of Christian prayer in healing and the upcoming International ACT Conference to be held in Philadelphia October 6-9, 2011. Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy health information; call in to ask questions or share your experiences of health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian health care giver in your area. SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s recipe of the week: Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice with oven roasted cubed eggplant and sliced celery drizzled with olive oil and browned ground chuck dressed with freshly grated Parmesan cheese; Italian black olives and sliced pepperoncini (if desired). 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 name/s of sought recipe/s. 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

September 22, 2011 – Mary and the Art at The Marian Library

In this program, Sr. Jean Frisk discusses Mary and the various pieces of  Art at the Marian Library in Dayton, OH.

“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 . 

Joyce Wolslegel – September 20, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Joyce Wolslegel, President of The Daughters of The Immaculate Conception, Dayton, Ohio  and  evangelization / prayer pros  Carol Svisco  and Caroline Adams about  this vibrant Catholic Marian Women’s Organization founded in 1909  which continues to meet monthly  to  celebrate and educate about the Blessed Virgin Mary; Marian dogmas, doctrines, devotions, virtues and Catholic social issues. Find out more about The Daughters of the Immaculate Conception  bus trip to St.  Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati on Thursday October 20 and to join them in  their  33 day Novena for  growing in Our Lady’s virtues and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart beginning November 5 for the renewal of their Marian  Consecration on December 8th, the Feast of The Immaculate Conception at the Mother of Good Counsel Chapel.  Interested in starting a Marian organization in your area? Tune in and get the info;  call in to ask questions or share Marian information . Find out how you can start a DOIC in your area.     Francesca’s  recipes of the week:  Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Italian Stuffed Green Peppers and Frito Misto. See Through the Tummy to the HeartArchives 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

Fr. Mike Halloran and Ruth Deddens – September 06, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Fr. Mike Halloran, Pastor of Holy Cross, Holy Rosary and St. Adelbert Parishes, Dayton, OH , Ruth Deddens, Holy Angels Parishioner and  President of One More Soul, Dayton, OH  and Tim Francis, Founder/President of You Shall Believe Ministries, Dallas, Texas  regarding the Memorial Prayer Gathering/Evening Prayer  and Concert at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Sunday, September 11 at 4 PM and the message behind the modern day  Eucharistic Miracles documented by world renown pathologists in the  You Shall Believe  Multi-Media Presentation by Tim  at 7:00 – 8:30 PM on September 11, 12, 13 at St. Anthony of Padua Parish on Bowen  Street, Dayton, OH 45410. Francesca’s  Recipe of the Week:  Fast, deliciously filling and easy Risotto with Melangani (rice with eggplant) and Italian breaded pork or beef steaks.  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

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

Dr. Sylvia Gleason – August 16, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH about  PROJECT CONGO,a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugees and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (www.projectcongo.org); the cause of the war there and what happened  (what she learned and we need to know )while she and three medical students worked  there this summer in the new hospital and the areas around it.. Find out what is happening there with families coping with the aftermath of war, suffering the result of warfare and poverty and the faith dimension of the people, the priests, religious and volunteers there. Your prayers are needed! Find out what you can do right from your home!

Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and other materials/devotions as given to  Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with nihil obstat)  see www.preciousbloodinternational.com   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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Sauteed Zucchini with Tomatoes;  & Italian Olive Salad/Antipasti. 

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

The Power of Prayer – August 2, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses  the power of prayer and how Jesus, the Blessed Mother and the Saints help us in personal matters, individually and collectively,in families and communities and  chats about the holy talks and tips given to the Presentation Bible Institute attendees  held last week in Cincinnati,OH  featuring Fr. Tom Forrest, internationally known Redemptorisst priest evangelizer who preached on Evangelization, Prayer and Jesus’ Scipture Promises. Learn what he said and more! Check out the dedication and blessing of the Shrine of St.Philomena in Navarro, OH at St. Clements’ Church on August 14th. Tune in to the program for more details.  Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and other materials/devotions as given to  Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with nihil obstat)  see www.preciousbloodinternational.com    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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Pasta with Cauliflower & Italian Tiramasu.  See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been  assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 

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

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part V – July 27, 2011

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

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Christ Padgett of Steubenville, OH;  author, musician, songwriter, recording artist, popular speaker and father of eight children  discussing  Marian Interests in the family focusing on how the Mass relates to Mary,  Mary and the Holy Trinity, Marian Dogmas and the power of the rosary, why Marian devotion is  so important and what keeps people  from developing a Marian spirituality. 

THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS AND THE ADORERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Part V – July 26, 2011

THE  PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUSAND THE ADORERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Part V

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Theology and Devotion to  The Precious Blood of Jesus with Carmelite Father Tom Alkire,  of  Los Angeles, CA and Patricia Fason of Florida focusing on The Holy Mass, Healing, and  the Precious Blood of Jesus;  Why the Precious Blood Consecration, Prayers/Devotionals and Understanding the Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus is so important for today’s situation in the world  and how  the Plrecious Blood  of  Jesus helps us in personal matters, individually and collectively,in families and communities.  To learn more and  download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and other materials/devotions as given to  Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with nihil obstat)  see www.preciousbloodinternational.com   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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Pasta with Cauliflower & Italian Tiramasu.  See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been  assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 

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

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

How do you get rid of evil thoughts and deadly sins? – July 12, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Theology and Devotion to The Precious Blood of Jesus, for the Month Devoted to The Most Precious Blood . 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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Granita, Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream. See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 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

May 20, 2011 – The Marian Library

In this program, Brother William Fackovec, S.M. discusses the Marian Library in Dayton, Ohio.

Thankful Homes – May 11, 2011

Francesca Franchina speaks  with Tim Bete, Communications Director for St. Mary’s Development Corporation  in Dayton, OH,  about  their  Housing Projects,  Homes For Our Troops  The effect  and results of the earlier competition focusing on Thankful Homes;  The opportunity to help people find  suitable housing in times of need and waning health  including SMDC  Residential Services, Independent Living Apartments and Homes  for Families;  Senior Housing  Health Care Services and Homeownership Assistance and Training Programs; and The Home Ownership Center.    www.stmarydevelopment.org

May 10, 2011 – Kristan, Mike, Erik, Maggie

Steve Koob talks with four guests–Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Mike Schaefer of Biking for Babies, Erik Whittington of Rock for Life, and Maggie McKenna of Dayton Right to Life–all speaking about the youth movement for life, and what their organizations are doing to further the cause.

Be Your Best – May 4, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with John Wright of Springfield,OH about his motivational, inspirational approach to life and ministry and his new Radio Maria Program “BE YOUR BEST!” to air on Wednesdays starting Wednesday May 4 on Radio Maria. John is the owner of W Productions Signs and Graphics in Springfield and is a writer, speaker, trainer and adviser to businesses, organizations, churches and schools. An accomplished musician, John is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus , has recovered from a life threatening condition, is a volunteer for Hospice, Board Member of the Dayton Blues Society and a member of St. Bernard Parish.

The Mercy Messages – May 3, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses  The Mercy Messages as written by St. Faustina; The Mercy Novena , The importance of  Mercy Sunday; the writings as dictated by Jesus of Mercy to   St. M. Faustina Kowalska (Divine Mercy in My Soul) and  the  importance of heeding the teachings given to us through her  by Jesus of Mercy. Francesca reads from the Messages and comments on their effect on our lives; Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. This week, Francesca shares her family’s favorite recipe for Pasta with Creamy Ricotta . Send a SASE to Francesca at P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for  recipes and  Easter Ricotta Rice Pie. “THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART” EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY;  Italian Soul Food Sprinkled with Evangelization.  On the Second Tuesday of each month Francesca highlights  a different Ethnic Group, its traditions, customs and foods. …..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.

Lent and Lenten Practices – March 29, 2011

Francesca Franchina talks with Fr. John Fletcher, CC, about The Companions of the Cross (CC)  founded twenty five years ago by Fr.  Bob  Bedard in Canada;  Lent and Lenten  practices;  missions, retreats, prayer, fasting and almsgiving and Fr. Fletcher’s his new Radio Maria Program to air on Fridays at 5:30 PM titled “Catholic Grab Bag with Fr. John” Call in to participate toll free (1-866-333-6279)  Francesca shares her family’s favorite Italian meatless  Lenten dishes this week cooking up  Pasta With Cauliflower or Broccoli and Pizza Fritte.  Send a SASE to Francesca at P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for  these recipes and  Easter Ricotta Pie. “THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART” EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY;

Italian Soul Food Sprinkled with Evangelization…..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.

Cast Your Nets – March 22, 2011

EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY; SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Wayne Topp, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Associate Vocational Director and Parish Youth Minister at Our Lady of Victory Parish in Cincinnati, OH about   Cast Your Nets, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Youth Ministry Conference (Sunday March 27, 2011  encouraging youth to tap into area events to be recharged in the faith and build stronger bonds with the Greater Church outside their individual parishes. CAST YOUR NETS  features dynamic speakers, music, food and fun. Archbishop Schnurr will address the Conference which sends the message to BE BOLD focusing on living with excitement the Catholic Faith and being willing to stand out as young disciples for Jesus. Hear the results of  the past three years.

Francesca  shares her recipe for  fast, delicious,  inexpensive Italian Lenten family meals: Baccala (cod fish) Stew…(Baccala, potatoes, olives, onions and tomatoes and Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan using halves of Fresh Eggplant, Italian Sausage or Bread Crumbs, Mozzarella and  Parmesan Cheese dressed with  Fresh Tomato Sauce.

FOCUS – March 09, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks with FOCUS Student Leaders Kait Ereindel of Eaton, OH, Stacey Winterrowd of Indianapolis, IN, Jill Pitcher FOCUS Team Director: FELLOWSHIP OF CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY STUDENTS at Ball State University  in Indiana.  Curtis Martin (Denver, CO) is the  Founder and President of FOCUS  Catholic evangelization and discipleship on college  campuses.  See more on  FOCUS web site  at www.focusonline.org; various  ministries on campuses in liaison with Catholic Ministry on  college campuses.

Importance of God’s Word- February 23, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks with Fr. Tony Krishak, Paulist Priest, Diocese of Trenton, NJ; Director of internet services for Paulist Evangelization Ministries in Washington DC and adjunct professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola University  Maryland  along with  Fr. John Krumm pastor of St. Bridget’s Parish in Xenia, OH and Tanya Stagers, of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Office  of Evangelization about Small Church Communities, their place in evangelization and discipleship, the importance of being rooted in God’s Word and the spirituality of discipleship and the upcoming Diocesan Small Church Communities Formation Day on March 19, 2011 to be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1411 N. Fairfield Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45432..  For  added seminar information and registration call   513-421-3131 and/or see the website:  www.catholiccincinnati.org/oec/Upcoming_Event.htm   See www.radiomaria.us  programs for Encore days and times.

February 15, 2011 – Greg Schutte

Steve Koob talks with Greg Schutte, director of Marriage Works! Ohio, about relationships and the work that Marriage Works! Ohio does.

Catholic Schools Week – February 02, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Jim Manning, President of Archbishop Alter High School, Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School,  and  Mr. Joseph Sens, Principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School  about Catholic  Schools Week and Catholic Education; the overall mission of Catholic Schools, focusing on how the mission  is being accomplished through  rigorous academics, public profession of the Catholic faith, the corporal works of Mercy and building on the mission of permitting God’s justice to shine for the world to see and experience at  Catholic High Schools in Dayton, Ohio.

January 18, 2011 – Dr. Courtney Slonkosky

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Courtney Slonkosky, obstetrician and gynecologist at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sydney, Ohio, about many different fertility issues and how they can be treated in accordance with Catholic teaching.

St. Mary’s Development – Nov. 3, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Tim Bete, Communications Director for St. Mary’s Development Corporation in Dayton, OH, about the launching of their Thanksgiving Project, a writing/video/pictorial competition focusing on Thankful Homes; being thankful for our dwelling places and the opportunity to help people find suitable housing in times of need and waning health including SMDC Residential Services, Independent Living Apartments and Homes for Families; Senior Housing; Health Care Services; Homeownership Assistance and Training Programs.

October 28, 2010 – The Marian Library

In this program, Brother William Fackovec, S.M. explores the Marian Library located in Dayton, Ohio.

Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids) – Oct. 13, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Cheryl Reichel, Principal of Incarnation School, (Centerville, OH); School Counselor Mary Pierce, Leanne Seguin, Parent/Event Planner and Marybeth Hicks, top selling author of Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids): How to protect your kid’s childhood in a grow-up-too-fast world. Marybeth Hicks, mother, radio personality and popular syndicated website writer will present the culminating event of the “GEEK’S Book Study” at Incarnation School Gymnasium, Centerville, OH on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 PM.

The Power of Prayer – October 12, 2010

Francesca Franchina discusses the power of prayer, St. Padre Pio, St.Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi,  and other  honored saints and everyday saints among us; their  work in evangelization, discipleship, faith formation; The Regional Prayer and Praise Fest October 13, 2010 at St. Luke The Evangelist Parish In Dayton (1440 N.Fairfield Rd. ;Beavercreek, OH 45432), The Celebration of the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila with  Evening Prayer and  Mass on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Ascension Church, Woodman, Drive, Kettering, OH  6:15 PM/Mass at 7:00:PM; the Dayton Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton, October 10  and all the great faith filled programs being held in Dayton and surrounding areas this fall in Beavercreek, Centerville,  and Kettering, OH ;  St. Mary’s OH and St. Leon, Indiana. Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Gnocchi, miniature potato dumplings made in the Sicilian Tradition served simply with butter, tomato or Alfredo sauce.

Revelation in a Day – October 6, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Jane Bertke and Nan Mielke, CRE, of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Mary’s OH and Thomas Smith of Idaho on “Revelation In A Day” to be presented on Saturday November 6 at Holy Rosary Parish in St. Mary’s and “Bread From Heaven” a talk on the Holy Eucharist Thomas will present on Friday evening. A husband, father, farmer and popular teacher and communicator, Thomas is associated with The Great Adventure Bible Study from Ascension Press. Thomas converted to Catholicism from Mormonism and Evangelicalism. Hear how he promises to unpack the Book of Revelation, St. John’s vision on Patmos. www.gen215.org.