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December 16, 2014 – “Falling in Love” biology by Vicky Thorn

Vicki Thorn is well known and highly respected for the 1984 start-up of Project Rachael, a ministry to women who have had an abortion. Project Rachael is now an official ministry of the USCCB and has active programs in over 140 of the 195 Catholic dioceses in the USA.

Vicki is also an authority and popular speaker on the Biology of the Theology of the Body–the biology and science of “falling in love” and the differences between men and women. Vicki gives a lot of credit to pheromones–whatever they are–she’ll explain that.

Over 40% of children born today do not have a Dad that is married to their mother. Consequently, most single adult families are headed by mothers. I hope that Vicki can enlighten us to the reasons for this unfortunate situation and teach us about the male hormone system that is somewhat similar to the female system. The male response to pregnancy, birth and subsequent parenting is also very interesting.

And, we want to give approximately equal treatment to the female body’s response system and how hormonal birth control may affect her attraction mechanism. Our last three popes have each had something to say about women. Pope Saint John Paul II even wrote a lengthy APOSTOLIC LETTER, MULIERIS DIGNITATEM, ON THE DIGNITY AND VOCATION OF WOMEN ON THE OCCASION OF THE MARIAN YEAR(1988). What is this “feminine genius” that the pope speaks of?

About a month after the Extraordinary Synod, the Vatican hosted a conference on male-female complimentarity. I hope Vicki can tell us what fruits to expect from it.

Joseph’s Way with Devin Schadt Starting Oct. 26

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, we will introduce a new program, Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness, hosted by Devin Schadt. In the past, Devin has been a guest on Radio Maria, and we are so happy to have him onboard now as a presenter. The title of his program is taken from the title of his book of the same name. It is a powerful daily devotional for modern day dads and husbands who want to walk in the footsteps of the man who most perfectly fulfilled his vocation as a father, St. Joseph. Devin will guide our audience by transmitting to them the biblical vision of fatherhood, its necessity, glory and irreplaceable effect on families and society. Among other things, Devin is also the founder of Fathers of St. Joseph, an apostolate that works for the renewal of authentic fatherhood. Joining Devin is Brian Gail, author of a remarkable novel Fatherless. This book has also become a powerful tool for catechesis. He is a highly sought after speaker on matters of faith and family. Please join Devin and Brian on Sundays, at 4:00 p.m. Central/5:00 p.m. Eastern.

May 15, 2014 – Robert Reilly and Bert Ghezzi

Ken talks with Robert Reilly Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything (Ignatius Press) and Bert Ghezzi The Heart of Catholicism: Practicing the Everyday Habits that Shape Us
(Ave Maria Press) In his book, Robert Reilly asks: Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court accepted the validity of same-sex “marriage”, which, until a decade ago, was unheard of in the history of Western or any other civilization? Where has the “gay rights” movement come from, and how has it so easily conquered America? Bert Ghezzi, bestselling author and popular speaker, invites readers into his deep love for the Church. With great warmth and authenticity, he shows how foundational habits such as praying, studying scripture, serving others, celebrating sacraments, and learning from the saints remind us who we are as followers of Christ. Robert‚Äôs book is available at www.ignatius.com Bert‚Äôs book is available at: www.avemariapress.com Visit Bert‚Äôs website: bertghezzi.com In Bert Ghezzi‚Äôs book he has a link to a Spiritual Gifts Inventory check it out: sgi.churchdb.com

April 22, 2014 – Father John Acrea

Is Jesus the ultimate example of masculinity–a leader, father, warrior, lover, and miracle worker? Fr John will make that case for us on “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America”, Tuesday at NOON, ET. We need masculine men to establish a Cuture of Life in the home, parish community and country. Are you man enough to make difference?

Father John Acrea is a retired priest of the Diocese of Des Moines Iowa. During his “active duty” he was the Vocations Director for the Des Moines Diocese and a Spiritual Director for seminarians at St John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St Thomas in St Paul Minnesota.

He is in demand as a speaker at men’s conferences–like the recent “Man-UP” event in Des Moines.

The typical male probably does not think of Jesus as his image of manliness, or masculinity. Men are more likely to think of a great athlete, a combat veteran, a hero or someone who has overcome great diversity and challenges to be a success in business. And it is true that these men are exhibiting some of the characteristics of masculinity, but Fr John would say that each and every one of us can be (and many already are) men of exceptional masculinity.

Are priests and bishops and popes “masculine”? Is going to the seminary similar to joining the Marines?

Ladies, don’t go away. Fr John says women have these same characteristics, but manifest them in different ways.

June 03, 2013 – Fr. Daniel Chowing

In today’s conversation, Frances interviews Fr. Daniel Chowing, a Carmelite Friar from Wisconsin. Fr. Chowing has been a guest before, and is an internationally recognized speaker in the areas of Spiritual Theology, Carmelite Spirituality and specifically St. John of the Cross. During this conversation Fr. Chowing will use examples from the writings of St. John of the Cross to explain how this gifted mystic is relevent for us today. Fr. Choning will demonstrate how the works of St. John are ideally suited to dealing with some of the most difficult challenges faced by our modern society. He will also describe St. John of the Cross’ model for the journey of faith and how to make progress in the spiritual life.

March 7, 2012 – Bonnie Borel and Mary Britt

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. speaks¬† with¬†Bonnie¬† Borel¬†and¬† Mary Britt of¬† Dayton’s¬†¬†40 Days¬†4 Life and ¬†Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Research and Training at Human¬† Life¬† International, (HLI)¬†¬† Co-Author of The Case Against Condoms ¬†with His Eminence Alfonso Cardinal Lopez.¬† Dr. Clowes is the ¬†guest speaker¬†for ¬†The Evening¬† Vigil at The Abortuary¬† on Stroop Rd. ¬† and¬† will¬† speak¬†to¬† Sinclair¬† Students hosted by The¬† Traditional¬† Values¬† Club¬† at Sinclair¬† Community College¬† in¬† Dayton, Ohio¬†; The Vineyard¬†Church ¬†and Carroll¬† High School ¬†about ¬†The Demographic of Abortion Worldwide;¬†his numerous publications,¬† research;¬† articles; defense of human¬† life, and much more!

Immaculee Ilibagiza – September 14, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLDS OF WAR, PEACE, FORGIVENESS AND HEALING?

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Immaculee Ilibagiza, author, motivational speaker¬† and the recipient of the 2007 Mahatma Gandhi Reconciliation and Peace Award about her experiences during the genocide in Rwanda, Africa; her books Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust; Led by Faith:Rising From The Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide and Our Lady of Kibeho: Mary Speaks to The World from The Heart of Africa and the upcoming Freedom & Healing Through Forgiveness” Conference featuring Immaculee to be held Saturday October 15, 2011 in St. Leon, IN.¬† (812-623-8007) hosted by Fr. Gregory Bramlage and the Word of God Prayer Ministry an outreach of Missionaries¬† of the New Evangelization.¬† www.healingthroughthepowerofjesuschrist.org¬† Link on to www.radiomaria.us to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives .¬†

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part V – July 27, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part V

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Christ Padgett of Steubenville, OH;  author, musician, songwriter, recording artist, popular speaker and father of eight children  discussing  Marian Interests in the family focusing on how the Mass relates to Mary,  Mary and the Holy Trinity, Marian Dogmas and the power of the rosary, why Marian devotion is  so important and what keeps people  from developing a Marian spirituality. 

July 14, 2011 – The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God

 The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God.  The Story of Ruth Pakaluk, Convert, Mother, Pro-Life Activist.

¬†Ken talks with Dr Michael Pakaluk the editor of The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God.¬† The Story of Ruth Pakaluk, Convert, Mother, Pro-Life Activist published by Ignatius Press.¬† In today‚Äôs anti-life society, the world needs the example of women who are beacons for the culture of life.¬† Well know author Peter Kreeft knew Ruth and has said that Ruth was the most effective and inspiring pro-life speaker he had ever heard.¬† She was such a compelling, articulate pro-life debater that eventually Planned Parenthood spokeswomen refuse to spar with her in public. Kreeft goes on to say, ‚ÄúIn this book you will meet a truly wonderful person.‚ÄĚ Dr Pakaluk‚Äôs book can be purchased at: http://www.ignatius.com/Products/ASMG-P/the-appalling-strangeness-of-the-mercy-of-god.aspx

First Saturday Series for March Live on Radio Maria

Tune in to Radio Maria on March 5 beginning at 5pm central for a live broadcast of the First Saturday Devotion and Speaker series from The Sanctuary of The Divine Mercy in Chicago, IL. The broadcast will begin with Holy Mass at 5pm central and will be followed be the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Abbot Austin Murphy, OSB will then present a talk entitled “Educating Desire”.

This promises to be a very dynamic and holy event that you won’t want to miss. More information can be found by clicking on the flyer below.