Have you wondered what some of the key themes are for Pope Francis? Well he is certainly interested in the needs of the poor, and we know that he has some very specific ideas about economics and the need to pursue peace in the midst of political conflicts. However, if there is one consistent theme that Pope Francis has continued to focus on, it is the Mercy of God. In this particular conversation, Mark and Frances explore Carmelite perspectives on Mercy, largely through the writings of St Therese of Lisieux and also Pope France’s new book, entitled “The Church of Mercy.” Pope Francis himself stresses that we must remember that beyond the simple reality of God’s omnipotence, omnipresence and transcendence, God should first and foremost be known for His Mercy. Mercy is understood as compassion, kindness and forgiveness, and despite our too often view of God as judgmental, He greatest attribute is Mercy.
Christine Watkins interviews Brenda Sharman, who was crowned Miss Georgia USA and pursued a career in scantily-clad modeling. Over time and after a conversion to Catholicism, she realized that she was working in an oversexualized fashion industry and needed to do something about it. She has been featured on several television shows, radio shows, and magazines, and started Pure Fashion to help girls and young women regain their dignity in Christ.
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with callers, OPEN MIC TODAY! What are your suggestions and ideas about supporting and strengthening families, education,parenting, anger developing and rebuilding relationships, communications and whatever the Holy Spirit puts on your heart to talk about, ask and/or discuss.. What do you do to manage anger and conflict, difficult situations, vent and forgive and reconcile with others? Have you experienced bullying, been bullied or been the one who bullies? How did you handle it? How do you regulate TV watching, movies attended and games played by your children? What is the reaction and the results in your children now or in the past when you did this? How does Jesus play into this mix and what place does faith, hope and charity hold within you, your family and those you work with and encounter? What does food, diet and exercise have to do with all these things? Balance? OPEN MIC, Your choice!
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Madonna Spaeth,MS, LSW; Director of Caring Families, Dayton, OH about supporting and strengthening families, education classes in parenting, anger management, mentoring, developing and rebuilding relationships, communications and much much more. New 2013 Classes starting on Anger Management, Parenting Classes, Mars & Venus; Four Steps of Grieving After Loss of A Love Relationship; Bullying and Trauma Survival. (See Call 937-643-4000 to REGISTER FOR CLASSES)
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed continues conversation of reparative prayer to the Hearts of Jesus, the means of evangelization in the spoken word, media, education and socialization while consoling the Heart of Jesus.
November 10, 2011 Jim Beckman God, Help Me – How to Grow in Prayer Ken talks with Jim Beckman about his book God, Help Me – How to Grow in Prayer (published by Servant Books)
You don’t pray, at least not regularly, and you don’t really know how. On the other hand, if God is who he says he is, and if he communicates with us through prayer, then clearly you’re missing out on something huge. Jim Beckman will not only introduce you to the wisdom and teaching of the Church regarding prayer, he will also provide tools that will help you achieve real intimacy with God. To find out more about Jim and his work, please visit www.ydiscipleleader.org His book can be purchased at http://catalog.americancatholic.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=T16890
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN SCHOOLS AND HOMES?
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Andrew Cole, business man and young father of six about raising a family in a racey world. What is bullying all about? How do you handle bullying in the life of your young ones? How do you teach them good manners, respect, virtue, standing up for good and living life according to their age?