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Pope Francis to Visit the US in September

Pope_FrancisOur Holy Father, Pope Francis, announced today– Nov. 17, 2014:

“I wish to confirm, God willing, that in September 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the 8th World Meeting of Families.”

Dates: Sept. 22-27, 2015

Link to Website: World Meeting of Families;

And the World Family of Radio Maria will be broadcasting live coverage of many of the events of the Gathering in various language. Radio Maria US will be covering the English programming throughout the 5 days. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to this historic meeting with Our Holy Father next year.

August 12, 2014 – JD Author of Drafted To Serve

I was in Chicago for the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show. By coincidence, directly across the aisle from my One More Soul display was author “JD” giving away free copies of his new book Drafted To Serve. Drafted . . . is a book about miracles–not the typical physical healing miracles that drive the canonization process. No, these”miracles” COULD be degraded to mere “coincidences” were they not so astonishing and so common. They are a result of JD being financially strapped and desperate to capitalize on Pope John Paul II’s World Youth Day VIII visit to Denver 21 years ago. JD was quite regularly in hopeless situations, praying for JP II for help–and getting it.

I was at WYD VIII with my friend Jim Vititow and 7 young people. It was an incredible “pilgrimage” that Drafted To Serve gave me an opportunity to relive . John Paul II coined the phrases “Culture of Life” and “Culture of Death” and popularized their use (as in this program’s title “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America”). Who would deny JPII’s impact in leading us to a Culture of Life–a still elusive fact, but a victory guaranteed by a faithful God. I’m thinking especially of his Gospel of Life and Theology of the Body.

JD is a Colorado native, married with two sons, a service disabled Vietnam War veteran, having served five tours on swift boats. He graduated from the University of Denver with a dual degree in finance and real estate and currently owns a nationwide business in Denver. Drafted To Serve is his first book, written during three years of nearly full-time effort, which he felt compelled to complete in order to tell the world what happened when Pope John Paul II came to Denver in 1993.

JD and his buddy TP originally agreed to tell no one but the Catholic Church of the events that had taken place. They felt that due to the incredible nature of the story neither wished to step into the spotlight and have their lives turned upside down by the attention the story was certain to generate.

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.

August 20, 2013 – Dr. Mary Davenport

The triennial meeting of the MWIA, Medical Women’s International Association, an organization started in 1919, was held three weeks ago in Seoul, Korea. Three AAPLOG (America Assn of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists) women were scheduled presenters. Drs Donna Harrison, Mary Davenport, both ObGyns, and Dr. Martha Shuping, a psychiatrist flew to Seoul for the meeting, but at the last moment, they were informed their sessions would be cancelled. Why? Their presentations were cancelled because they did not support the pro-abortion ideology of the meeting’s organizers.

What happened next was quite astonishing. Be sure to listen–at radio maria.us –as Dr Mary will be our Guest on “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” Tuesday at Noon ET.

She will describe her personal conversions to NFP-Only, Natural Procreative Technology, and the the Roman Catholic faith. She is the immediate past president of AAPLOG and can tell us about that organization.

But, we mainly want to hear how the Holy Spirit orchestrated the banning of their presentations to a small group of MWIA attendees so that their message could be heard all over the world. Lesson #1: The Holy Spirit will take the ball and run with it if allowed in the game. So, do your part–listen to that small voice encouraging you to do something that will advance the Culture of Life.

Just do it; the Holy Spirit will do most of the actual work!

Mary will synopsize the three presentations; all addressed the harm caused to women by abortion:
Donna Harrison’s presentation demonstrated that nations with laws protective of mothers and unborn babies have excellent maternal mortality statistics. Ireland is a classic example
Mary Davenport had a talk about abortion as a risk factor for pre-term birth, the cause of 15 million neonatal deaths each year internationally. Mary travels extensively to gather data and present the facts of abortions harm.
Martha Shuping had a presentation that included two case reports of women who suffered severe psychological harm from abortion, even though they had obvious risk factors that were not discussed in the informed consent process.

May 28, 2013 – Ben Johnson

The pro-life movement has come to rely on Life Site News to know what is happening around the world that retards and advances the Culture of Life. Ben Johnson is the US Bureau Chief for LSN. That means he is responsible for every article about what is going on in the USA. He either writes the articles, or assigns them to other writers. In other words, he knows what is happening before we read about it. Today’s program will be very interesting!

October 20, 2012 – The Twentieth Century and Today

Great Catholic Converts and Catholic literary revival: from Chesterton to the Royal Family (and the recent changes in Royal succession); Beatifications and Canonizations of Catholic Martyrs from 1535 to 1681 by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II; Pope Benedict XVI and England–his outreach to “groups of Anglicans” with the Personal Ordinariate; his visit to England and the beatification of John Henry Newman

Steubenville’s Youth Conference – July 18, 2012

Francesca Franchina,¬†MS speaks with students, youth directors,¬† priests and ¬†parents who recently returned from Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Youth Conference about their¬†Spirit- filled/experience, Metanoia , Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, The New Evangelization and over the top¬†Joy.¬†

 

Healing Prayer – July 10, 2012


 Francesca Franchina visits with Fr. Rapheal, a Missionary Herald of Good News and his missionary work with the order founded in India to assist priests, parishes, universities, seminaries and hospitals anywhere in the world where there is a need. Father Rapheal has been a priest for twelve years and is a pastor of a parish of 700 families, has taught in the seminary and traveled to Africa as well as Italy to assist where needed.  A charismatic prayerful priest, Fr. Rapheal shares his experiences in healing prayer even among Non Christians who return to thank him and share their healing stories with him,  Father was in the United States for six weeks visiting various areas and parishes to share the Good News about the Heralds of Good News.

Fr. Rapheal – July 3, 2012

 Francesca Franchina visits with Fr. Rapheal, a Missionary Herald of Good News and his missionary work with the order founded in India to assist priests, parishes, universities, seminaries and hospitals anywhere in the world where there is a need, Father Rapheal has been a priest for twelve years and is a pastor of a parish of 700 families, has taught in the seminary and traveled to Africa as well as Italy to assist where needed,  A charismatic prayerful priest, Fr, Rapheal shares his experiences in healing prayer even among Non Christians who return to thank him and share their healing stories with him,  Father was in the United States for six weeks visiting various areas and parishes to share the Good News about the Heralds of Good News.

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?

March 26, 2012 – Thomas Roque and Scott Dollinger

In this program, Kathie interviews the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Alexandria, Thomas Roque. Mr. Roque speaks about the¬†role of¬†Catholic education in his life as well as the current students of the Diocese of Alexandria. Kathie also talks with Scott Dollinger about Ron Schoenfeld’s visit to Rwanda. This 2009¬†visit¬† planted the seed for the Seven Loaves Project with Fr. Leszek Czelusniak of Kibeho-Rwanda.