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Radio Maria Christmas Mass Schedule

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We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord. We will be bringing you broadcasts of the Holy Mass on Christmas eve and Christmas day.

On Christmas Eve we will broadcast live the daily Mass of Advent from the Radio Maria studios at our normal Mass time (8am central/9am eastern). We will then broadcast the Christmas Vigil Mass from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral at 4pm central/5pm eastern.

Our Christmas Day celebrations will begin at midnight central/1am eastern with the broadcast of the Midnight Mass from St Peter’s Basilica in Rome celebrated by Pope Francis. We will then bring you Christmas Day Mass from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria, LA at 9am central/10am eastern.

September 25, 2014 – Steve Ray Interview

James Littleton interviews Steve Ray on Raising Daughters and Sons.
Steve has given seminars and talks all over the world – Rome, Jerusalem, India, Dubai, England, Philippines, Japan, Australia, Israel, Canada, Guam, and many more).
He has worked extensively with EWTN, St. Joseph Communications, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Catholic Answers, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Legatus, Fullness of Truth, Catholic Scripture Study International, Defensores Fidei Foundation, Ignatius Press, Regina Apostolorum University in Rome, Dr. Scott Hahn’s St. Paul Center, Catholics Come Home, Lighthouse Ministries, Family of Faith in Bombay and the Arab Emirates, and many others.
He has appeared on Fox News, Canadian TV and is a regular guest on EWTN, Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, Catholic Answers Live, Guadalupe Radio, and many other TV and radio programs…and of course now on Forming Faithful families on Radio Maria.
Steve Ray would love to come to your parish or conference to share the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith. From his conversion story to his adventures overseas, from his talks on St. Paul to raising a Catholic family, from teaching the Bible to explaining the Eucharist – he is excited and ready to speak to your group!

June 30, 2014 – Monsignor Richard R. Soseman, Official, Congregation for the Clergy

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Monsignor Richard Soseman regarding his vocation story, the joy of priesthood, advice for seminarians, his work for the cause of beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, his book, Reflections from Rome: Practical Thoughts on Faith & Family (endorsed by Raymond Cardinal Burke), his work at the Congregation for the Clergy in Vatican City where he lives. Monsignor also dialogues about the Congregation for the Clergy’s initiative and booklet, Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification for Priests and Spiritual Maternity. They discuss Kathleen’s new book endorsed by Monsignor Soseman: Praying for Priests: A Mission for the New Evangelization and the launch of a new apostolate, “Foundation of Prayer for Priests” wherein they collaborate to magnify the initiative of the Congregation for the Clergy. They also present the history and mission of intercessory prayer for the interior renewal of priests for the New Evangelization.

March 25, 2014 – Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy will be our Guest on “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” on Tuesday the 25th. Kevin was our Guest on January 7th speaking about Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin. That talk is archived at radiomaria.us. The Federal Court trial he spoke of back then is finished with a very favorable outcome that still awaits some final statements by Judge William Lawrence.

Kevin is a secular lawyer and canon lawyer with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Angelicum in Rome. He will be speaking with us on Tuesday at Noon ET about the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus–the most awesome event in human history. The Annunciation event is not given much attention in the USA, but is a Holyday of Obligation in some countries.

Whenever we say the Hail Mary, and as part of the Angelus, we repeat the words of the Angel Gabriel’s Announcement to Mary that she would bear the Savior in her womb. Did she realize then that she would nurse Him as an infant/toddler, and then nurture and accompany Him through the 33 years of His earthly life? She was Jesus’ most faithful disciple, even with Him at his cruel death on a cross, and burial. She surely understood that her
Son would rise from the dead on the third day. I wonder if she was waiting at the tomb with new garments and some food. Scripture does not say.

Please join us in celebrating the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus, at your local parish and on Radio Maria’s “The Quest for a culture of Life in America”. If you are near Dayton, meet us at St Anthony Church or Emmanuel Church–see the accompanying flier.

June 24, 2013 – Dr. Robert Moynihan, “Inside the Vatican”

Radio Maria Presenter, Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Dr. Robert Moynihan, founder, editor of “Inside the Vatican” magazine, a monthly journal on Church and world affairs from Rome. He’s regarded as one of the world’s leading Vatican analysts. They discuss Robert’s new book, “Pray for Me”, The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis. Robert shares biographical information on the new Pope, insights on his first days at the Vatican, and an absorbing collection of Jorge Maria Bergoglio’s most persuasive words.

Pope Francis Calls All Catholics To Adoration

Corpus-DominiPope Francis has asked all Catholics around the world to unite in an hour of Adoration this Sunday.

Radio Maria will be joining in this time of prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by broadcasting the Pope’s hour of adoration live from the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.

We will celebrate Holy Mass at 9am central/10am eastern then go live to Rome for this unique time of prayer with Our Holy Father at 10am central/11am eastern.

November 14, 2012 – Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STD

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STD of Montreal, Canada and Visiting Professor/ Faculty Member of the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about Living Out a Marian Spirituality in the New Evangelization; Perspectives of New Evangelization; The Transmission of Faith, and The PAMI 23rd Congress on Mariology recently held in Rome.

August 18, 2012 – The Break From Rome

Tell the story of why Henry VIII broke away from the Holy Father in Rome and established the Church of England with himself as the Supreme Head and Governor; describe the first martyrs (the Carthusians, Thomas More, John Fisher, etc); the Dissolution of the Monasteries; the death of Henry VIII and his legacy.

August 11, 2012 – Before the English Reformation

Brief notes on changing interpretation of the English Reformation in historical studies. Description of the Catholic Church in England before the Reformation/Break from Rome: based on landmark study by Eamon Duffy, note the vitality and integration of Catholicism with everyday life in England: introduce some main characters of the story: Thomas More, Thomas Wolsey, John Fisher, Henry VIII

December 19, 2011 – Astrid and Nickie Willis

In this program, Kathie talks with both Astrid and her mother, Nickie Willis of Scotland. They discuss their ancestor, former New Orleans Archbishop Francis Janssens and his work in Louisiana and abroad. They also speak about other members of their family who are currently involve in the church, a current Bishop in Holland and a  seminarian in Rome.

Sr. Celia Chua – November 9, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STD of Montreal, Canada and Visiting Professor/ Faculty Member of the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute  at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Second Asia Oceania Mariological Conference, Mary and the New Evangelization: Perspectives for An Integral Human Development held September  8-12, 2011 in the Philippines at Liba, the site of  the  Marian Apparition Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in preparation for the 2012 Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome. Sr. Celia will discuss her presentation Mary, Woman of Gratuitousness for an Integral Human Development  and the  elements and  challenges  presented by Mary and The New Evangelization, and the connectors discussed  in the conference that have a meaning for all of us.

Top 10 Summer Reading List

This list was inspired by a listener who asked if I had a Top 10 Summer Reading List. We often think of summer reading as light, enjoyable books that we take on vacation or read while sitting on the patio. With that in mind, this list is heavy on fiction and uplifting personal stories. The list is in no particular order.

1. Surprised by Truth by Patrick Madrid. This is a collection of eleven conversion stories, and is a favorite book to give to anyone who may be interested in the Catholic Church. If you like this book, there are two additional volumes – Surprised by Truth 2 and Surprised by Truth 3

2.Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly. This is the new 2011 edition with a slightly different title, and an additional 30,000 words, of Rediscovering Catholicism that was published in 2002. If you would like an inexpensive copy of this book go to www.DynamicCatholic.com

3. Father Elijah by Michael D. O’Brien I have enjoyed all of O’Brien’s novels, and this is my favorite; however, if you like happy, storybook endings then O’Brien may not be for you.

4. Rome Sweet Rome – Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott & Kimberly Hahn This is probably the most popular conversion story around.

5. How Firm a Foundation by Marcus Grodi This is a fictional account of a protestant pastor’s path to the Catholic Church. An engaging story and you will learn a lot about your faith.

6. Four Witnesses: the Early Church in Her Own Words by Rod Bennett This is an excellent, very readable introduction to four of the Early Church Fathers. If you are interested in examining the Church Fathers this is a good place to start. The lives of Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr and Irenaeus of Lyons are written in novel form.

7. No Wonder They Call It The Real Presence: Lives Changed by Christ in Eucharist Adoration by David Pearson This is a collection of stories about the power of Eucharistic Adoration.

8. A Faith for Grown-Ups by Robert P. Lockwood. This book will be a walk down memory lane for Catholics “of a certain age” who grew up thinking everyone in the world was Catholic. This is an amusing reflection by Lockwood as he discusses his early life in the Church, falling away, and return.

9. My Life with the Saints by Fr. James Martin, SJ Father Martin has written an engaging book that examines how nearly 20 saints, and near-saints, have impacted his life, along with a short review the saints’ lives.

10. Priest: Portraits of Ten Good Men Serving the Church Today by Michael S. Rose These are uplifting stories of ten very good priests. The opening story of the late Father Albert Lauer is worth the purchase price.