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Live coverage of the 2015 March For Life in Washington DC

March For Life

On January 22nd, hundreds of thousands of pro-life people, mostly young adults, will come to Washington D.C.  to March for Life as we protest Roe v. Wade.  Every year since abortion was legalized, pro-lifers have marched to let Congress, the Supreme Court, and the nation know that Americans support life.  January is not the ideal month for standing in the cold for hours, so everyone bundles up and somehow that day seems to be one of the coldest and rainiest of the year.  In spite of the weather, we still March making great sacrifices because the unborn need a voice. Join us for LIVE coverage leading up to the March and Thursday throughout the day.

Also, Join with your Radio Maria Family in the Novena …For the conversion of all hearts and the end to abortion. http://www.usccb.org/

Pictures from Radio Maria’s coverage of the 2014 March for Life – Members of our Radio Maria Family:

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September 11, 2014 – Ambassador Michael Novak interview

We discuss Ambassador Michael Novak’s Catholic faith and his new book, Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative

July 8, 2014 – Professor Michael Carter

Last week, in the midst of the Fortnight For Freedom events, University of Dayton History Professor Michael Carter made an excellent presentation at St Charles Borromeo Church in Kettering Ohio. I asked him to share his “History of Religious Freedom and Catholicism” lecture with the Radio Maria listeners on “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” Tuesday the 8th at Noon ET. He graciously accepted. As we continue our quest for government’s acknowledgement of our right to religious freedom, including the right to act and behave in public according to our beliefs, it is good to take a look back into our history to see if our religious liberty has ever been under such severe attack. I asked Professor Mike what was the situation in the 13 colonies regarding religious freedom? What role did Catholics play in the founding of our country? Compare with the present day attacks on religious freedom by or own government.

July 1, 2014 – Professor Ray Noble

I have asked Prof Ray Noble to help us understand the Hobby Lobby decision and its ramifications for lower court cases that have been looking to this case for guidance. Did the Court strike a significant blow to the Affordable Care Act, or is the decision too narrow to be of great significance?

August 30, 2013 – Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League

Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, discusses the work of his organization and the planned September 14, 2013 National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies, which his group is cosponsoring with Citizens for a Pro Life Society and Priests for Life.

July 5, 2013 – Joe Pojman

Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life who was in the gallery in the Texas senate chambers this week when the pro-aborts staged a mob scene to prevent an anti-abortion bill from passing. Joe will talk about what it was like being there and what is happening now in Texas to get the legislation passed.

July 02, 2013

Are abortion, contraception, and “same-sex marriage” the irreversible result of inevitable “progress”? Or is it possible to “turn back the clock” by turning back to God?

May 31, 2013 – Judie Brown

Judie Brown, co-founder and president of American Life League discusses her 18 years on the Pontifical Academy for Life; the current work of her organization and their Pray and Fast for Bishops campaign.

April 9, 2013 – Richard Doerflinger

Richard Doerflinger has had many titles during his 33 year employment by the USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops). Currently he is Associate Director of the Pro-Life Secretariat, advising the bishops on pro-life federal legislation and strategy. He has an especially challenging assignment having to deal with a Senate and White House that are unsupportive of Catholic teaching on life and marriage. Please join us as Richard shares his experience and challenges.

I’ll also be asking him about the role of the USCCB and potential conflict between that body and the role of the individual bishop as the Vicar of Christ for his diocese.

March 12, 2013

Matthew discusses the Biblical evidence of the Papacy on the eve of the election of Pope Francis.

January 22, 2013 – Deal Hudson

I’m very excited to have Deal Hudson as my Guest because of his wide-ranging expertise and interests that impact our culture. He is a philosopher, professor, writer–several books, multiple articles published in virtually every major American newspaper, a Bush White House adviser on all things Catholic, and a commentator on politics, religion, and many other topics.
He will certainly have thoughts on the recent election, why so many Catholics voted for the anti-Catholic candidate, and what we can expect during the next four years. I’m eager to hear what he has to say.
Blessings to all.

December 18, 2012 – Mike Phelan

Today, we complete the two-part series on the Diocese of Phoenix, with Mike Phelan, Director of Marriage and Family Life. Last week at this time, I was in Phoenix and you heard my interview of Dr Clint Leonard, an NFP-Only Ob/Gyn who practices in a Phoenix suburb. He is a great witness to the beauty and efficacy of authentic Catholic health care. If you missed the program, you can listen to the recording at radiomaria.us/questforlife by going to our archives for 11 December.

Mike has a great personal story of following God’s plan for his life by moving his family to Washington DC to attend the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. He took a leap of faith–“be not afraid”–and great things happened, in his family and in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Mike will tell us “his story” and how the Diocese of Phoenix has come to be recognized as having one of the most progressive marriage preparation programs in the the country–envied and emulated by many other dioceses.

October 23, 2012 – Peter Breen

This week Steve Koob talks with Peter Breen, the Executive Director of the Thomas More Society defending life, marriage and religious freedom. Peter is involved in all three of these areas and can enlighten us on the federal court cases involving Catholic institutions suing Health and Human Services over government denial of our religious freedom.

October 14, 2012 – Can God’s Plan Include Failure (Part 2)

In Part I of our discussion, “Can God’s Plan Include Failure?” we talked about how, when we repent and cooperate fully with the Lord, He overcomes any moral failures in our lives. This week we talked about other kinds of failures. For example, sometimes we think we have discerned God’s will, try our best to do it, but find that things are not working out very well. To solve this dilemma, we discussed at length an important principle of discernment that initially sounds a bit strange: God does not call us to discern what to do, but only to discern what to try. We also discussed the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization, a chance for the Church to implement the wonderful teachings of Vatican II as the Council Fathers intended. We challenged our listeners to step out in faith by sharing the faith with people they meet this week; We invited them to “call in” next Sunday to report back on how the Lord worked through them to reach people with the Good News! Next week we will conclude “Can God’s Plan Include Failure” and dive into the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization with our first call-in show!

September 29, 2012 – Puritans and Stuarts

Highlight the religious conflict in England leading to the English Civil War; describe the Puritan Experiment in government, including its attack on Christmas. Describe the great religious crisis of the Popish Plot during the reign of the restored Stuart monarch, Charles II–recount the injustice of the trials of the last great wave of Catholic martyrs from 1679 to 1681. Continue the story of Maryland, describing Calvert’s heirs and their efforts to inculcate religious tolerance and freedom of religion in their colony–the changing fortunes of Catholics in the Maryland colony during the the Civil War and Restoration.

September 1, 2012 – Building Your House Upon Rock

The most fundamental tools in estate planning: durable powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney.
Why is it important to have powers of attorney?
What do they do?

August 27, 2012 – Anne McGlone & Fr. Michael Duesterhaus

Anne McGlone is a TV and radio producer and host, script writer, marketing and advertising strategist, motivational speaker and author. Anne shares about her work in building the Church and media, especially through her Marian devotion.

Fr. Michael Duesterhaus, Military Chaplain, talks about his career in helping serve soldiers overseas and the rewards and challenges of serving the Church.

August 25, 2012 – The Protestant Reformation Comes to England

Calvinism in England during the reign of Edward VI; the influence of Continental Reformers; Thomas Cranmer and the Book of Common Prayer; popular reaction and rebellion. Discuss Edward VI and his position as a young king trying to control his older half-sister Mary (conflict over her Catholicism and Mass) and the attempt to prevent a Catholic Queen (the story of Lady Jane Grey).

August 20, 2012 – Alberta Sequeira

Co-founder of Authors Without Borders and Awareness Coach and public speaker, Alberta Sequeira from Massachusetts discusses ways to help children, families and our military.

August 7, 2012 – Catherine England

Catherine England talks about her incredible story of faith and her mission to Romania.

July 30, 2012 – Staint Raphael Kalinowski

On this program Mark and Frances speak about the great Ploish Staint Raphael Kalinowski. St. Kalinowski was the boyhood hero of Pope John Paul II. He is noted primarily for his teaching on prayer and the need to find solitude in order to deepen our prayer life. St. Kalnowski spent 10 years in Siberia, as a result of his participation in a political uprising against Russia. This experience only deepened his understanding of the need for a personal and consistent prayer life. He also led efforts to rebuild the Carmelite Order in Poland.

July 3, 2012 – Jonathan Pirillo

In this program, Mark speaks with Jonathan Pirillo. Jonhathan talks about his conversion to Christ.

May 8, 2012 – Reggie Littlejohn

Reggie Littlejohn is President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, a non-partisan, international coalition to oppose forced abortion and human trafficking in China.  She is also an internationally acclaimed expert on China’s One Child Policy.  She has twice delivered an address at European Parliament in Brussels concerning the One-Child Policy.

April 02, 2012 – Dr. Paul Vitz

In this program, Kathie talks to Dr. Paul Vitz, Associat Professor and Senior Scholar at the Institue for the Psychological Sciences, a public speaker and writer. He focuses on the psychology of hatred and forgiveness and the importance of fathers and the role of faith.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE – March 13, 2012

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Mary Britt and Jenny Belokony of Dayton, OH about 40 DAYS FOR LIFE a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. The mission of the campaign is to bring together the Body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 days of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, seeking God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life to end tune in to see how you can participate in this great movement and the vigil to be held on abortion.

January 6, 2012 – Family Traditions and the Three Kings II

Sr. Jean Frisk finishes up her discussion of family traditions and the three Kings.

January 5, 2012 – Family Traditions and the Three Kings I

In this program, Sr.  Jean Frisk discusses Family Traditions and the Three Kings.

January 5, 2012 – Abby Johnson

Ken talks with Abby Johnson, author of the bestseller UnPLANNED (published by Ignatius Press), and Shawn Carney who plays a significant role in Abby’s move from abortion clinic director to one of the most powerful voices in the ProLife movement. Abby worked for an abortion clinic for eight years, from 2001 to 2009, progressing from volunteer to clinic director. In October of 2009, after watching the witness and compassion of ProLife volunteers for those eight years, Abby literally “crossed over the fence” to join the ProLife movement. This is an amazing story of God’s grace and mercy. To learn more about 40 Days for Life visit www.40daysforlife.com To read Abby’s blog and see her speaking schedule visit www.abbyjohnson.org and her book can be purchased at http://www.ignatius.com/Products/UNP-P/unplanned.aspx

December 13, 2011 – John-Henry Westen

 Steve Koob’s guest on this program  is John-Henry Westen, Founder and President of Life Site News, the premier source for news about the life issues.  They will be talking especially about the problem of Catholic politicians who support legalized abortion and how the Pope deals with problem bishops.

December 5, 2011 – Mary Maddox

In this program, Kathie speaks to the Office Manager for Wayne Weible. The Conversion story of Maddox will lead us to the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje and Wayne Weible.

December 2, 2011 – Redemptoris Mater

In this program, Father François Rossier, S.M.talks about the Redemptoris Mater.

November 29, 2011- Brian Gibson

Steve Koob talks with Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, about the recent victory of the shutdown of a  hospital abortion wing, other recent happenings in regards to the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, and the dangerous practice that is chemical abortion.

November 15, 2011 – Fr. Ken Hummel

In this program, Mark talks with Fr. Ken Hummel about Fr. Ken’s conversion and journey to the priesthood.

September 19, 2011 – Brandon Vogt

A 25 year old part time blogger and fulltime mechanical engineer, Brandon Vogt had produced a book on technology and faith endorsed by some influential shephards: The Curch and New Media, BloggingConverts, Online Activists, and Bishops who Tweet.

August 16, 2011 – Brian Gibson

Steve Koob talks with Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, about abortion due to birth defects, the pro-life movement and Catholic Church in Minnesota, and the role contraception plays in regard to abortion. Brian Gibson also talks about the elements necessary to successful sidewalk abortion counseling.

July 18, 2011- Sr. Florestine Audette

In this program, Kathie talks with Sr. Florestine Audette about the life of Blessed Dina Belanger. Canadian St. Florestine Audette, octogenarian Sister of Jesus and Mary, talks of the life of Bl. Dina Belanger who is buried in her convent.

July 11, 2011 – Noreen Mackey

In this program, Kathie talks to Noreen Mackey about Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity. Ireland’s Noreen Mackey, author, barrister and public speaker with love for the Carmelites talks about Discalced Carmelite, Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity.

July 5, 2011 – Karen Malek

Steve Koob talks with Karen Malek, president of the Coalition on Abortion Breast Cancer, about the link between abortion and breast cancer, and the research documenting the evidence.

May17, 2011 – Abortion Holocaust Survivors (Intro by Bonnie Burell-Donahue of Sinclair Community College)

Steve Koob talks with members of the Abortion Holocaust Survivors, an organization that spreads the pro-life message to our youth through activism, about their efforts to educate young people on college campuses and elsewhere about the importance of life.

May 6, 2011 – John Paul II, a Pope for Mary II

This is the second program in which JP II’s relationship with Mary is discussed.

May 3, 2011 – Bryan Kemper

Steve Koob talks with Bryan Kemper, founder and president of Stand True Ministries, about his involvement with the pro-life youth movement, Christian attitudes toward abortion and contraception, and what can be done to eradicate abortion.

April 25, 2011 – Fr. Daniel McCaffrey

Steve Koob talks with Fr. Daniel McCaffrey, former military chaplain and founder of NFP Outreach, about his role and experience in educating Catholics about Natural Family Planning and Church Teaching.

April 5, 2011 – Richard Doerflinger

Steve Koob talks with Richard Doerflinger, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’s associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, about health care in America, the current policies, and how they stand in relation to Catholic teaching.

March 1, 2011 – Marie Hilliard

Steve Koob talks with Marie Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and Public Policy and ethicist for  the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Sr. Renee Mirkes, Director for the Center of NaPro Ethics for the Pope Paul VI Institute, about the rights of conscience in American healthcare and ethics in reproductive medicine.

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.

February 1, 2011 – Reggie Littlejohn

Steve Koob talks with Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, about China’s human rights violations of forced abortion and forced sterilization, and the impact these violations have on the rest of the world.

January 11, 2011 – Robert Cetrulo

Steve Koob talks with Robert Cetrulo, founder and president of the Northern Kentucky Right to Life, about the pro-life movement, politics, and the Catholic Faith.

November 30, 2010 – Judie Brown

Steve Koob talks with Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, about the pro-life movement, politics, and health care and the end of life.

November 26, 2010 – Mary and the Apochrypha Part 2

In this program, Fr. Bertrand Buby S.M. talks about Mary and her role in the Apochrypha.

November 25, 2010 – Mary and the Apochrypha Part 1

In this program, Fr. Bertrand Buby S.M. talks about Mary and her role in the Apochrypha.

November 02, 2010 – Austin Ruse

Steve Koob talks with Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, about C-FAM and the United Nations, UN delegations, and the youth of the world.

September 17, 2010 – Our Lady of Sorrows Part 2

This is the second program in which Sr. Jean Frisk talks about the seven sorrows of Our Lady.

July 31, 2010 – Dr. Chris Kahlenborn

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, author of Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill, about his book and research on how and why breast cancer is preventable, and how abortion and the birth control pill greatly increase a woman’s risk.

July 30, 2010 – Mary in the Consecrated Life

In this program, Fr. Javier Alson, S.M.C. talks about Mary in the Consecrated Life.

July 15, 2010 – Mary in Inter-Religious Dialogue

In this program, Sr. Celia Chua, M.I.C. discusses Mary and Inter-Religious Dialogue.

June 18, 2010 Mary, as a Model of the Church Today Part 2

In this program, Br. Erik Otiende talks about Mary as a Model of the Church Today.

May 27, 2010 – Mary and the Trinity Part 1

This is the first of two programs in which Fr. Johann Roten, S.M. talks about Mary and the Trinity.

January 21, 2010 – Chaminade, Mary, and the Marianists Part 1

This is the first of two programs in which Cecilia Mushenheim talks about Chaminade, Mary, and the Marianists.

October 2, 2009 – Mary in Lumen Gentium Part 1

This program is the first of a three part series in which Fr. Bertrand Buby, S.M. talks about Mary in Lumen Gentium.

Sacred Oratorios of George Frideric Handel – Program 003

In this program Lynn presents selections from the scared oratorios of George Frideric Handel. The excerpts come from the Oratorios: La Resurrezione, Ester, Israel in Egypt, Saul, Samson, Judas Maccabaeus, Joshua, Solomon, Jephtha, and Messiah.

June 25, 2009 – Our national patronage, the Immaculate Conception Part 1

In this program, Sr. Jean Frisk discusses the Immaculate Conception as our national patronage.