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September 01, 2014 – Monsignor John Esseff, exorcist, spiritual son of Padre Pio, Sp. Dir. for Mother Teresa

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Monsignor John Esseff, priest of the diocese of Scranton, PA on the subjects of prayer, priesthood, spiritual warfare, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood. Father speaks about healing the “father wound” and being set free for love and service.

February 27, 2013 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss Healing the Whole Person, Importance of Prayer, Intercessory and Reparative Prayer; The importance of faith and evangelization citing Scripture and the work of The Holy Spirit and The International Association of Christian Therapists. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org)

January 30, 2013 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss Intercessory Prayer, Reparative Prayer, Redemptive Suffering and Healing and the importance of faith in all situations citing Scripture and the work of The International Association of Christian Therapists. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org)

December 19, 2012 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss the aftermath and healing process of the Newtown CT tragedy, the importance of faith in all situations; dealing with trauma and secondary trauma; triggering of other traumas; talking and listening/effects on children and adults who hear conversation and view tv programs on the tragic deaths, the whys and wherefores and dealing with the effects on all of us. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing.

ACT International Conference – November 22, 2011

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dr. Doug Schoeniniger, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org) about the 2011 ACT International Conference held in Philadelphia, PA regarding the keynote speakers, topics of the conference, and his workshops on research being done regarding the effects of prayer and changes in the brain due to prayer, and “The Native American and William Penn Covenant.” Also discussed: Benefits and resources of ACT Membership, School and Curriculum; ACT SEW Groups, and how prayer and ecumenism is integrated personally and communally within ACT, various denominations and healthcare disciplines, through sharing The Word of God, and It’s Proclamation, His Love and Healing With The Heart of Jesus. This program will be archived on www.radiomaria.us and www.actheals.org . Francesca and Dr. Schoeninger share family Thanksgiving traditions/foods and Francesca shares her recipe for traditional celery/onion dressing and Frito Misto… Italian Fried Broccoli and Cauliflower. Write for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions. Through the Tummy to the Heart: P.O, Box 3238; Dayton, OH.

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

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

June 6, 2011- June Klins and Chris Stefanick

This week’s guests are June Klins and Chris Stefanick.¬† June, from Pennsylvania is an author, public speaker, teacher, and Marian ministry founder. In this program she¬†tells of her conversion in Medjugorjie. Also, Chris Stefanick a youth leader and public speaker of the¬†Denver Archdiocese talks of the challenges he faced when working with youth and¬†preparing for World Youth Day in Spain

St. Michael the Archangel – May 31, 2011

Angels of God and How They Serve God and His Church

Part II of an Ongoing Series

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†talks with¬†callers ¬† from Cuba, Louisiana and Pennsylvania about St. Michael the Archangel, Angels in their lives,¬†Angels in¬†¬†The Lives of¬†the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph,¬† St. Padre Pio and The Church; How Angels are¬†Messengers of God,¬†and how they protect us and¬†our loved ones.¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Zucchini with Linguini.

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living ¬†life’s lessons as¬†given to¬†us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.¬† ¬†“Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday¬† down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization¬†and her family’s favorite¬† Italian¬† recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia

Living in This Time of Mercy – April 10, 2011

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

New Bishop In Altoona, PA

On Friday January 14 Monsignor Mark L Bartchak was named as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Bishop-elect Bartchak was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Erie, PA in 1980 and, in addition to serving the Catholic of the diocese, has used his rich background in Canon Law on the diocesan, state and national levels.

Our congratulations go out to Bishop-elect Mark L. Bartchak and the Catholic of the diocese of Altoon-Johnstown on this momentous and exciting appointment.

For additional information you can visit the Diocese of Altoon-Johnstown website. www.ajdiocese.org

Mary Advent and Christmas HolyDays – November 30, 2010

Francesca Franchina  speaks with Fr. Clifton E. Bishop of Bethlehem, PA ,  popular retreat director, chaplain  and health educator, about Advent 2010 and planning  a “Mary Advent and Christmas HolyDays .  The holidays promise healing, hope and renewal, but some encounter depression, desolateness and separation . How do we find solace, comfort and Joy in the midst of hustle and bustle, encountering The Mother of Joy and  her Son  Jesus activating  and living The  Word in  everyday life?  Fr. Clifton, a priest in the Diocese of Allentown, PA, grew up  a Baptist and converted to Catholicism through a correspondence course on Catholicism while in high school. He became a Franciscan Friar and later became a diocesan parish priest. He is an adjunct professor and serves as Chaplain of The Holy Family Senior Living and Assisted Living Center in the Archdiocese of Allentown, PA.

T5H Featured Recipes For Today:  Francesca shares her tasty, easy to make Sicilian Spicy Olives; Baked Mostaciolli with Ricotta and  Meatballs;  Zingy Garlic Bread with Olive Oil/ Parmesan Cheese; and  Italian Green Bean/Artichoke Salad with Pepperoni Pieces  and Mozzarella Cubes  from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.