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Pope Francis Greets Radio Maria!!!

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This year we are honored to receive a greeting and blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis for the Mariathon! Our beloved Pope Francis continues to be the shepherd who tends all his flock, especially those who listen to Radio Maria around the world. He personally sends us his greeting for our Marathon!

“My warmest best wishes to all Radio Maria listeners around the world on the occasion of the Annual Mariathon Day. I ask the Lord to bless you and accompany you on life’s journey. Please, do not forget to pray for me. Warm regards.” -Pope Francis

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2015 Mariathon

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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.

September 27, 2014

Deacon Bob explains the relevance of the message of Fatima today and why it is more important today than it was in 1917, and cites the words of Saint Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and the words and actions of our current Pope Francis as evidence.

August 26, 2014 – Holy Fatherhood (St. Louis IX) and Grace & Tribulation (St. Rose of Lima)

Today Joe shared the writings of St. Louis IX & St. Rose of Lima highlighting two important areas of our rich Faith. Part I focused on St. Rose of Lima and her profound insights on how to get to Heaven.
In Part II Joe discussed the holy fatherhood of St. Louis IX and shared a letter, he wrote to his son, providing this evidence, by giving loving and careful instruction on the importance of holiness, proper and just governance and fidelity to the Church of Rome and the Supreme Pontiff as the path to Eternal Salvation.

June 11, 2014 – Common Core & Global Uniformity Need Foundations on Rock

We are assured in Luke 6: 46 that the person who ‘listens to Our Lord’s words and acts upon them’, lays his foundation on rock. By contrast, it is proposed by powerful organizations such as the United Nations, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that a “globalist vision” is the necessary way toward world peace, sustainability and economic stability.

Who are we to believe?

Surely, the globalist ideals are laudable, but can they be achieved? What we know about foundations and Our Lord suggest otherwise. Yet, this is being proposed through radical educational reform such as the Common Core. In this scheme, traditional values will be embraced only to the extent they can be adapted to a multi-cultural, world view. Otherwise they will be jettisoned for the “harmony” of the “world community”.

Nevertheless, as during the Middle Ages, the Church can come to our aid. It can share not only the philosophical truths that bring right reason to bear, but also the good that comes through Christ’s Church founded upon Peter. Peter and those Popes following him were not the first instruments of God to propose a more solid foundation. Centuries earlier we hear Moses say:

“Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees which I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers is giving you… Observe them carefully, for thus will you give evidence of your wisdom and intelligence to the nations…” – Deuteronomy 4: 1, 6-8.

May 06, 2014

On this edition of Shield of Faith, Matthew discusses Christian Perfection in light of the feast of a great Saint of Chivalry: Pope Saint Pius V.

July 29, 2013 – Fr. Al Baca, Director of Ecumenical & Inter Religious Affairs

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Fr. Al Baca, Director of Ecumenical & Inter Religious Affairs for the diocese of Orange and Pastor of St. Cecilia’s Parish regarding the true meaning and value of ecumenical dialogue. Fr. Al Baca discusses the joy and privilege of being able to share the Catholic Faith with other faith leaders and how the leaders respond to Catholic teaching. Fr. Al also shares how Pope Francis is impacting ecumenism.

May 16,2013 – Dr Matthew Bunson

Ken talks with his guest Dr Matthew Bunson author of Pope Francis (Our Sunday Visitor) In this book you will learn about the final year of Pope Benedict XVI, the selection of Pope Francis, and finally, who is Pope Francis? You will learn about the humble man who has become the 266th pope, his early life in Argentina, his calling to the priesthood, and his dedication to the poor and marginalized. You will learn about his first days as pope and what it may imply for the future. To learn more about my guest Dr Matthew Bunson visit: www.salvationhistory.com Dr Bunson’s book is available at: www.catalog.osv.com

March 19, 2013

This special “Mariathon” broadcast includes Matthew’s reflections on the “mainstream” media coverage of the new papacy in light of the unchanging doctrines of Catholicism.

March 12, 2013

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

February 26, 2013

Debut Broadcast: Farewell to Pope Benedict XI and what it means to “put on the armor of God.”

Shield of Faith with Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold is an engaging Catholic speaker and author, but his primary vocation is that of husband and father of six. Each week on the live program Shield of Faith, Matthew and his guests confront the many challenges facing faithful Catholics today. Whether the topic is literature or liturgy, the papacy or pop culture, the focus of Shield of Faith is the authentic role of laypeople according to the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicum Actuositatem), the universal call to holiness, and Saint Paul’s admonition to “put on the armor of God” (Ephesians 6.10ff).

January 17, 2013 – Dave Armstrong

On January 17th Ken talks with his guest Dave Armstrong, author of more than thirty books, about The Quotable Newman – A Definitive Guide to His Central Thoughts and Ideas and The Catholic Verses (both published by Sophia Institute Press). John Cardinal Newman — the 19th century British Cardinal recently pronounced “Blessed” by Pope Benedict XVI preached thousands of sermons, wrote scores of books, and published countless articles explaining our Catholic faith. Dave Armstrong, himself drawn forth from Protestantism by the power of Cardinal Newman’s words, shares Newman’s wisdom with others.In The Catholic Verses Armstrong shows that a fair-minded reading of these Bible passages supports the Catholic position on key issues that divide Protestants from Catholics. To learn more about Dave Armstrong visit www.biblicalcatholic.com His book can be purchased at http://shop.sophiainstitute.com

October 13, 2012 – Emancipation At Last

Four important years:
1) 1829: Catholic Emancipation–Catholics at last able to vote, worship freely,
2) 1845: John Henry Newman becomes a Catholic–harbinger of wave of Oxford Movement converts
3) 1850: Restoration of the Hierarchy–Catholic revival (churches, schools, convents, monasteries–infrastructure)
4) 1870: Papal Infallibility and Catholic Loyalty–John Henry Newman and Conscience

Evange-lies and Misconceptions Part 2 – September 5, 2012

Picking up from where we left off from the previous episode, we will continue to explore the many reasons/excuses (what I call Evange-lies and Misconcep-tions) that Catholics use to justify their failure to evangelize and will seek to counter these with the Church’s authentic teaching on Evangelization as found in the Scriptures, the New Catechism, the documents of the Second Vatican Council and Papal documents.

Evange-lies and Misconceptions – August 29, 2012

Picking up from where we left off from the previous episode, we will continue to explore the many reasons/excuses (what I call Evange-lies and Misconcep-tions) that Catholics use to justify their failure to evangelize and will seek to counter these with the Church’s authentic teaching on Evangelization as found in the Scriptures, the New Catechism, the documents of the Second Vatican Council and Papal documents.

October 27, 2011- Dr. Diane Moczar

October 27, 2011 Dr. Diane Moczar Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know

Ken talks with historian & author Dr. Diane Moczar about her book Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know (published by Sophia Institute Press) Here are the saints and sinners, popes and kings that God used to shape his Church and change the world. You’ll meet Clovis and Charlemagne, Luther and Pope Leo, and St. Francis, the Arians, and others whose sins or sacrifices altered the course of history. Here, too, are the wars and plagues, the ideas and institutions – and, yes, the miracles — that gave birth to our Christian civilization and often threatened to doom it. Her book can be purchased at http://www.sophiainstitute.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=311

Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Radio Maria will be broadcasting the Beatification of Pope John Paul II on Divine Mercy Sunday (May 1) at 12pm central (1pm eastern) and overnight on Monday, May 2 at 11pm central (12am eastern).

Join us in celebrating this momentous events as our late pontiff is elevated to position of Blessed, the final step before Sainthood.

Spread the word and tune in for the very special event.

The Blessed Mother & The Holy Spirit – July 21, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Luigi Gambero, SM , Faculty Member of the Marianum in Rome, Italy and the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Holy Spirit and the Mother of Jesus, in early Church documents written by the Fathers of the Church who were acquainted with the Apostles; Ecumenical Councils, Marian Dogmas, what divides and what unites; and modern day interest in Mary as found in the writings of Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI,Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.