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May 06, 2014 – Teacher Dorothy Duganzic, & Fr Peter Pomposello

I’m not an authority on chastity and “abstinence” education programs, but I’m pretty sure that for many (most?), FEAR is the prime motivator–fear of pregnancy, disease, and emotional trauma. Teen STAR is unique in emphasizing the beauty and blessing and purpose of human sexuality. Teen STAR treats young men and women with the dignity and reverence appropriate to their age by teaching them about their bodies and how God intends for their bodies to be treated and cared for.

As Fertility Educator Emily Sederstrand says, “When you teach a woman [anyone, really] how her body works, you are teaching her about her creator”. I say, “Learning about your Creator is THE most important purpose/value of Teen STAR”.

Teen STAR was developed by internationally renowned Dr Hanna Klaus, Ob/Gyn, NFP teacher and advocate for the Billings Ovulation Method. Dr Klaus spent 7 very busy years as a Medical Mission Sister in Pakistan. In 1980, she developed the Teen STAR Program that is now popular in over 30 countries primarily in Europe, Africa and South America.

Joining us will be Teen STAR Teacher Dorothy Duganzic, and Fr Peter Pomposello-pastor of Holy Cross Parish in the Bronx where Dorothy has been teaching Teen STAR to JHS students for 5 years. We can also expect Mr Ernie Zalamae, Principal, Holy Cross School, and some of the students to be with us to share their experience with the Teen STAR Program.

May 7, 2013 – Anne Cherney

Anne Cherney is the mother of 10 and has her Masters in Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. She has written a soon to be published book with the working title Supernatural Family Planning, the Original Method. Anne continues our Quest for a better understanding of the Church’s teaching on “family planning” and our responsibility in that area of life.
Anne is thus our 4th Guest in the recent past to treat the subject of NFP, following Fr William Gardner–pastor for Diocese of Peoria, Dr Jay Boyd–Developmental Psychologist and Catholic blogger from Oregon, and Kim Cole–long-time teacher of the Ovulation Method in Colorado Springs.

September 27, 2012 – Dr. John Bergsma

Ken talks with Dr John Bergsma, author of Bible Basics for Catholics – A New Picture of Salvation History (published Ave Maria Press) From biblical scholar John Bergsma—two-time Teacher of the Year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville—comes Bible Basics for Catholics, a fresh, fun, and authentically Catholic introduction to the “big picture” of salvation history. This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma’s wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University. Those looking for a deeper understanding of the Old Testament and its great figures will find this book to be an easily accessible and enlightening resource. Visit Dr Bergsma’s website at http://johnbergsma.com/ His book is available at  https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-291-3/Bible-Basics-for-Catholics/

June 30, 2011 – Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew

Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew

Ken talks with author Eric Sammons about his book Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew, published by Our Sunday Visitor. Eric explores the many names for Jesus, e.g., rabbi, prophet, teacher etc., found in Matthew’s Gospel, while drawing on the Old Testament, Early Church Fathers, and historical sources to draw the reader into a fuller understanding of Jesus.

A convert to Catholicism from Evangelical Protestantism, Eric was received into the Catholic Church in 1993 and has received a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He lives with his wife Suzan and five children in Maryland, but will soon be working in full time ministry in Florida.

Revelation in a Day – October 6, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Jane Bertke and Nan Mielke, CRE, of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Mary’s OH and Thomas Smith of Idaho on “Revelation In A Day” to be presented on Saturday November 6 at Holy Rosary Parish in St. Mary’s and “Bread From Heaven” a talk on the Holy Eucharist Thomas will present on Friday evening. A husband, father, farmer and popular teacher and communicator, Thomas is associated with The Great Adventure Bible Study from Ascension Press. Thomas converted to Catholicism from Mormonism and Evangelicalism. Hear how he promises to unpack the Book of Revelation, St. John’s vision on Patmos. www.gen215.org.

Do As He Tells You! – Aug. 4, 2010

Francesca Franchina, SM Ed. SPEAKS WITH Carroll High School Teachers, Martha and John Saurine focusing on their family trip to Nigeria where John served as a teacher, principal, counselor and mentor to African students and families in the Family of Mary, focusing on the work and mission of Blessed Wm. Joseph Chaminade, his Marianist Mission and the challenge and joys of Catholic Education today.

May 7, 2009 – Mary as teacher of spiritual life Part 3

This is the third program in which Sister Danielle Peters speaks about Mary as teacher of spiritual life.

April 30, 2009 – Mary as teacher of spiritual life Part 1

This is the first of three programs in which Sister Danielle Peters explores Mary’s role as teacher of spiritual life.