Radio Maria is happy to announce a new hour of programming from our New York studios: The new hour will complete our weeknight schedule of programs with a new program on Fridays, at the customary time– 9 PM EDT (8 PM CDT) The first half hour will continue to offer the Holy Rosary as on the other weeknights. The second half hour will be a special program for the Advent-Christmas Season, entitled “God is With Us.” Your host will be Fr. Stephen Norton, Pastor of St. Benedict’s Parish in the Bronx, N.Y. Fr. Norton will be sharing reflections on the central figures in the Advent-Christmas story, beginning with St. Joseph on Friday, December 5th. We are delighted to welcome Fr. Norton to our Radio Maria Family and to offer an additional hour of LIVE Catholic programming from New York. Please join Fr. Norton at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central every Friday through the Advent-Christmas Season.
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.
Ken talks with Devin Schadt, author of Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness – Prayer of Faith: 80 Days to Unlocking Your Power As a Father (Ignatius Press) Society goes by way of the family and the family goes by way of the father. If you want to change the world, change the human father. Joseph’s Way: Prayer of Faith is the first release of a two-volume series, which transmits the biblical vision of fatherhood, its necessity, its glory, and its irreplaceable effect on families and society. It is a tough, bold, game-changing challenge to men of our age to pursue fatherly greatness. By comparing St. Joseph with the great patriarchs of old, Joseph’s Way provides fathers with invaluable practical tools and profound spiritual insights to help them become the great father that God has created them to be. Devin’s book is available at: www.ignatius.com To learn more about Devin Schadt visit: josephswaybook.com and fathersofstjoseph.org
This particular program discusses the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, which is celebrated each year on 1 May. Mark and Frances explore the history of this important devotion, and how it was designed to counter the negative affects of atheistic Communism. They draw from Pope John Paul II’s encyclical ‘On Human Work,’ in order to explain the inherent dignity of work and the way in which it allows us to both participate in our own salvation and participate in the act of creation along with God. They also discuss the details of our most important work, the work of prayer. Not only can our daily work, whether in home or factory, itself become prayer, but we must also do the work of prayer through, with and in God.
During this conversation Mark and Frances discuss the March 19 Feast of St. Joseph and the devotion to him, which has grown so much in the past 100 years in the Church. St. Joseph is a great role model for husbands, and this Feast in his honor has a special significance for Carmelites. A little known fact is that St. Teresa of Avila is credited a good deal with helping to spread devotion to this great Saint. In fact, St. Joseph is the Patron of the Discalced Carmelite Order formed by St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. St. Teresa recommended in her writings that everyone should turn to St. Joseph, as she herself often did, to help them overcome the difficulties of our earthly life. Since St. Joseph was put at that head of the Holy Family, and provided for all their earthly needs, we should all feel comfortable turning to him to assist us in our daily needs. Just as importantly, as St. Joseph is also the Patron of the Universal Church, and we should feel comfortable turning to him for all of our spiritual needs as well.
In this program, Father François Rossier, S.M. discusses the Feast of St. Joseph.
In this program, Kathie talks to Maria di Re about her conversion, music and volunteering with Radio Maria in Quebec. Kathie also talks with Rose Lomont and Lena Tomey. They talk about their family devotions to St. Joseph as part of the Italian culture.
Angels of God and How They Serve God and His Church
Part II of an Ongoing Series
Francesca Franchina, MS ED talks with callers from Cuba, Louisiana and Pennsylvania about St. Michael the Archangel, Angels in their lives, Angels in The Lives of the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. Padre Pio and The Church; How Angels are Messengers of God, and how they protect us and our loved ones. Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for the St. Michael The Archangel Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Zucchini with Linguini.
SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization. “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization and her family’s favorite Italian recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia
In this edition of Living with Mary Today, Michele Foley continues the discussion of Chaminade’s devotion to St. Joseph.
Lynn Bauman recently attended the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians Conference at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in LaCrosse Wisconsin. In this program, Lynn shares selections performed by the St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral Choir.