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Jesus Said to His Disciples…Love Your Enemies

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Jesus said to His Disciples:

“You have heard that it was said,
You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father,
for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,
and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?
Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only,
what is unusual about that?
Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” — Gospel MT 5:43-48

God seeks our highest good and teaches us to seek the greatest good of others, even those who hate and abuse us. Our love for others, even those who are ungrateful and selfish towards us, must be marked by the same kindness and mercy which God has shown to us. It is easier to show kindness and mercy when we can expect to benefit from doing so. How much harder when we can expect nothing in return. Our prayer for those who do us ill both breaks the power of revenge and releases the power of love to do good in the face of evil.

How can we possibly love those who cause us harm or ill-will? With God all things are possible. He gives power and grace to those who believe and accept the gift of the Holy Spirit. His love conquers all, even our hurts, fears, prejudices and griefs. Only the cross of Jesus Christ can free us from the tyranny of malice, hatred, revenge, and resentment and gives us the courage to return evil with good. Such love and grace has power to heal and to save from destruction. Do you know the power of Christ’s redeeming love and mercy?

God gives us every good gift in Jesus Christ so that we may not lack anything we need to do his will and to live as his sons and daughters (2 Peter 1:3). He knows our weakness and sinfulness better than we do. And he assures us of his love, mercy, and grace to follow in his ways. Do you want to grow in your love for God and for your neighbor? Ask the Holy Spirit to change and transform you in the image of the Father that you may walk in the joy and freedom of the Gospel.

“Lord Jesus, your love brings freedom and pardon. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and set my heart ablaze with your love that nothing may make me lose my temper, ruffle my peace, take away my joy, nor make me bitter towards anyone.”

Spring Mariathon 2015

Radio Maria’s annual Spring Mariathon was held on May 18-22. The Mariathon is a week in which we ask you our listeners to call in and make a pledge to help support your Catholic radio. Radio Maria is funded 100% by listener donations and with through your generosity and the divine providence of God, we bring you Catholic programming 24 hours a day.
With a total pledged of $64,885 pledged, we certainly see your love of Our Lady’s radio network. While the pledges were short of the total we were hoping for, we know that God always provides and is never outdone in generosity.
It is not too late to give. If you would like to make a donation to Radio Maria you can do so by visiting our Donate Page or by calling in a pledge to 888-408-0201.

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January 12, 2015 – St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

What is your favorite phrase to refer to Jesus: Son of God, the Christ, the King, or perhaps Lord. For St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, a Carmelite Mystic who lived from the late 1500’s to the early 1600’s, the favorite way of referring to Jesus was simply the Word. For her ‘the Word’ described Jesus, and for her the Word was simply Love. Jesus represented the Word spoken by Father, and that Word was Love. In this conversation Mark and Frances explore the details of the life of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi. During her lifetime she had a number of encounters with God the Father and with the Lord Jesus. During these ecstatic encounters Mary Magdalene de Pazzi received a number of profound insights about the nature of our relationship with God the Father and the depth of the sacrifice made by our Lord. Most importantly, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi’s entire life was a model of what she heard from the voice of the Father and witnessed in the life of the Son our Lord and Savior.

Put God First. Jesus must be our Love, our Teacher, and our Guide.

Happy New Year!!!    We are so excited about this coming year for you, our Radio Maria Family, and for Radio Maria USA and all that God has planned for 2015!  Did you know that Radio Maria is the largest Catholic radio in the world?  We are in over 70 countries on all continents and GROWING!  This would not be possible without YOU!!!  So many conversions are happening through Radio Maria and we invite you to grow deeper in your faith and love of Jesus through Our Blessed Mother’s special instrument…Radio Maria. Tell all those you know and love about Radio Maria and spread the JOY!!!

PadreLivioDear friends, we are now at the beginning of a new year, a blank page of the human history to be written, but also and especially of our own life. Faith invites us to look at the future through the light of hope for the world was saved and Jesus is alive among us, with the invincible power  of his love. The presence of the Risen Christ makes us certain that evil will not win and that the last word is the one of good, life and truth.

The time given us by God is a precious gift to be well spent and not wasted. Every passing moment will never come back. It’s up to us, through daily fidelity, to write words of eternity. The first word to be printed in our hearts with indelible characters is “conversion“.  Time is given us to let us know, love and serve God. This is the only real purpose and goal of our lives.

To be converted means to put God first. Jesus must be our Love, our Teacher, and our Guide. Let us fix our sight towards the goal of eternity and,  day by day, let us advance on the path of salvation and joy. Let us walk together with Jesus and Mary and the whole Church,  in earth and in heaven.

Radio Maria is a voice calling for conversion. So many of you could bear witness. This is its identity and its reason for existing. It’s a voice sounding like a new Pentecost, in a concert made of peoples and languages, thanks to the missionary spirit animating it. Let us  proceed together with confidence in this wonderful path.

Yours Father Livio  – Priest Director of World Family of Radio Maria

December 16, 2014

Father Loya addresses Christ’s genealogy, the 3 youths in the furnace and the death of the innocents in the Biblical past and sadly now. Father Loya notes that the Bible is not just a history lesson, it is about us and it is happening now. Special guest, Juliana Taimoorazy of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council talks about the middle eastern Christians being present day witnesses and martyrs for the faith and what her organization does to help those Christians and how you can help. Juliana also discusses what is being done and what is not being done to secure a safe haven for Assyrian Christians (evangelized by St. Thomas). To find out more about the Iraqi Christian Relief Council visit www.Iraqichristianrelief.org Also, to know more about our brothers and sisters in Christ visit www.picturechristians.org and www.restoreninevehnow.org

November 8, 2014 – Purgatory

Fr. Kubicki interviews Friar John Clote, OFM Conv. about the movie he produced—“Purgatory: the Forgotten Church.”

October 30, 2014 – Fr Mitch Pacwa and James Tonkowich

Ken talks with Fr Mitch Pacwa about “Growing In Faith: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics” (Our Sunday Visitor) and James Tonkowich “The Liberty Threat: The Attack on Religious Freedom In America Today” (Saint Benedict Press) Fr. Pacwa’s book is the latest volume of his Bible study series, and gives readers the insightful addition of Pope Francis’ views and teachings. The study, ideal for parish group or individual use, includes an easy-to-understand overview of each faith topic, background information, inspiring quotes from saints and others, and the option to personalize a topic through individualized study. The original publication of this study, “The Year of Faith: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics”, released in late 2012 for Pope Benedict XVI’s Year of Faith (2013), was one of the most popular Bible studies ever introduced by the prolific Jesuit priest and Biblical scholar. Fr Pacwa’s book can be purchased at: www.osv.com To learn more about Fr Pacwa visit: www.FatherMitchPacwa.org

James Tonkowich explores the history of Christian philosophy from the Church’s infancy through the birth of America and how it influenced religious liberty. Americans are losing what are supposed to be constitutionally promised rights at an alarming pace. The Founding Fathers understood the overriding essentiality of religious practice unimpeded by governmental authority, but time and vast cultural change has eroded this from the consciences of modern politicians. As we watch America teeter ever closer to the brink of moral collapse and prejudice towards religion become ever more institutionalized, one question always surfaces: How can we stop this? James’s book is available at: books.benedictpress.com Visit James’s website: www.jimtonkowich.com

October 29, 2014 – Do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God

In difficult circumstances, do we ask enough questions of Our Lord? In John 14, three of his Apostles ask for greater clarification. We also may do this in our challenging circumstances. However, the peace that Our Lord wishes to bring to our hearts may more substantially come from our belief in God. To better encourage us, Jesus in John 14 gives us several assurances. He reminds us that “in my Father’s house there are many rooms”, that “I will come again and will take you to myself”, and that “if you ask anything in my name, I will do it”. This is all in the same chapter that begins “Do not let your hearts be troubled”. By believing ever more firmly in God, we may find that when things do not work out the way we want them to, we can count on God to bring some greater good.

September 01, 2014 – Monsignor John Esseff, exorcist, spiritual son of Padre Pio, Sp. Dir. for Mother Teresa

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Monsignor John Esseff, priest of the diocese of Scranton, PA on the subjects of prayer, priesthood, spiritual warfare, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood. Father speaks about healing the “father wound” and being set free for love and service.

August 20, 2014 – The reality of demons–Br. Lupe Gonzalez, O.P.

Brother Lupe answers the questions, “Do demons exist? Why should we believe in them? Is the devil pure evil? What are some real life experiences people have had with demons?” Listen to a witty brother expose the dark side in order to defeat it.

August 19, 2014 – Grace -Actual & Sanctifying

Grace is a free gift from God that is necessary for our salvation. Are we responding to it? Grace enlightens the Mind and strengthens the Will. It also makes us friends of God. The amount and frequency of Grace we receive is up to us in how we do or not respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. We must always remember that mortal sin (our souls are separated entirely from God) and Sanctifying Grace are incompatible! Living a life in a state of Grace is indispensable for growth in holiness! These are huge stakes, and eternity is on the line. Now is the time to seek the paths of Grace and reap the gifts Our loving Lord has waiting for us.

July 4, 2014 – Spiritual Tepidity

Joe discussed the dangers of spiritual tepidity, that halfhearted service to God which brings about spiritual death. The germs of laziness and worldliness will kill our soul. We must be mindful of the great sacrifice our loving Lord made for us in His Passion and Death. Our response ought to be one of enthusiastic loyalty and service to our Lord and His most holy will. At the end of the day, it is our eternal salvation that is at stake and nothing is more important or worth a greater sacrifice. Remember, that greatness’s holiness lies in not simply avoiding evil, but in doing good!

June 06, 2014 – Pentecost

Joe discussed the beautiful feast day the Church celebrates this coming Sunday. The transformational seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to all of us.Through daily prayer and living in a state of grace, we can use these gifts to defeat the devil, do Our Lord’s most holy will and grow in holiness.

May 28, 2014 – Faith or Works or Both? – Fr. Jim Sullivan

Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Jim Sullivan, a popular guest on the What Next God? show, who shares how the Bible tells us that faith is all you need, but . . . God also wants works, shedding light on the age-old Catholic/Protestant dilemma.

April 40, 2014 – Julie Dortch Cragon about the importance of The Theotokos

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with prolific Catholic author Julie Dortch Cragon about the importance of The Theotokos, Mother of Jesus, Our Blessed Mother of all humanity and her special role in family life. As a wife and mother of six children ranging from six to twenty five years old, a Catholic business woman, author of numerous Catholic books and holy cards for children, Julie speaks to adult Catholic formation and Mother’s groups. She runs St. Mary’s Bookstore and Church Supply with her husband Allen, their six children and other family members in Nashville, Tennessee. Julie shares her family’s vacation experiences visiting Marian Shrines throughout the USA and how she turned her family ‘s fun vacations into her newly released book, Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and their Graces (Servant Books) and gives tips for adding pilgrimages into the travel plans for family vacations throughout the USA. Julie is one of the original board members of the Catholic Booksellers Association, a member of The Catholic Marketing Network and the National Church Goods Association. She writes a weekly blog, “Hand Me Down Heaven” at www.juliecragon.blogspot.com and hosts a web site at www.juliecragon.com and www.stmarysbookstore.com.

April 28, 2014 – Themes for Pope Francis

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.

April 16, 2014 – The sacramental and unitive characteristics of the Church Christ can be found in the Bible – Fr. Jim Sullivan

Christine Watkins continues her interview with popular speaker, author, and Biblical scholar, Fr. Jim Sullivan regarding aspects of how “Bible Christianity” is Catholic Christianity. The early Church, as it develops in the Bible, is actually very Catholic, explains Fr. Sullivan.

February 20, 2014 – Thomas Craughwell and Lawrence Cunningham

Ken talks with Thomas Craughwell author of St Peter’s Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found and Then Lost and Found Again (Image Books) and Lawrence Cunningham author of The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor’s Guide Mr. Craughwell’s book is a fascinating account of the search for the remains of the world’s first pope, none other than Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus, he takes us on one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the twentieth century. You can purchase Thomas’s book at: www.imagecatholicbooks.com and visit his website: http://thomascraughwell.com

Renowned theologian Lawrence Cunningham traces the roots of the seven deadly sins to the mystic experiences of the desert fathers, who—in total solitude—experienced and identified these corrupt inner desires as forces that twist us away from God. He offers examples and insights from scripture, Christian tradition, and modern life, helping readers meet each of the seven deadly sins with a corresponding virtue. You can purchase Dr Cunningham’s book at: www.avemariapress.com

January 22, 2014 – Defending Life – Marching in Washington and San Francisco

Let us not underestimate the power of the Holy Spirit. In 1 Samuel 16, we see that “the Spirit of the Lord came upon David”. We also know that David, in this “Spirit of God” and without armor, defeats a mighty warrior who is heavily armed. Is this not remarkable? In 2 Timothy 1, the Spirit is given to Timothy by the “laying on of hands”. Afterward, Timothy receives the spirit of power and love and self-control. With the same Holy Spirit, three guests on this program discuss how they have each chosen to defend life. They also share their experiences from the 41st. March for Life in Washington DC and founding of the Walk for Life in San Francisco. These champions began with modest goals, and by God’s grace and the help of other believers, have done much for the cause of life!

July 14, 2013 – “I Must Be In My Father’s House”

Jesus’ Father is God. Therefore, He teaches that every child os God, teenagers included, must be close to the heart and house of God and do what God wants us to do.

June 26, 2013 – An Unexpected Discovery: A Young Man’s Journey to the Catholic Church

In this program I interview a young Christian, Jared, with a fascinating story. He is considering entering the Catholic Church! His story begins when, at 17 years old, he wondered what he believed about God and why. He first searched the roots of his Protestant faith, but this increased his concerns. He did not understand why some of the teachings of the founders, like Calvin and Luther, were no longer part of his denomination’s practice. Discouraged by not finding satisfactory answers, he studied some Eastern religions, only to discover in that process a thread that would lead him to the last place he expected: the Catholic Church! Now, he is devoting himself to studying the Catholic Church as the one Church founded by Our Lord. With a conviction he attributes to Our Lady, Jared hopes to enter the Catholic Church as soon as possible.

May 13, 2013 – Fr. Jeff Droessler, STL

Host Kathleen Beckman and Fr. Jeffrey Droessler dialogue about his calling from a successful business to the priesthood, and how faith was necessary to make the transition. They discuss Father’s thesis on “St. Catherine of Genoa’s Mysticism of Purgatory in light of the teaching of the Doctrine of the Church, Doctors of the Church, other Saints and Popes”. Father shares about the type of suffering in Purgatory, God’s mercy, and what is meant by “Purgatory on earth” and more.

May 6, 2013 – Fr. Al Baca

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Fr. Al Baca, Director of Ecumenical & Inter Religious Affairs for the diocese of Orange and Pastor of St. Cecilia’s Parish, on how the communion of saints help us on our journey of faith, hope and love. They discuss the communion of the Church of heaven and earth. They share how the saints have helped in their respective spiritual lives; and the communion of the three states of the Church (CCC 954).

April 15, 2013 – Award Winning Author, Patricia Treece on “God Will Provide”

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with best selling author, Patricia Treece on her latest book, “God Will Provide”, “How God’s Bounty Opened to Saints and 9 Ways It Can Open for You, Too” (Paraclete Press). Looking at God’s providence through the lens of saints such as Father Solanus Casey, Chiara Lubich (d. 2008), Blessed John Paul II, St. Padre Pio, Dorothy Day, and Blessed Mother Teresa, they discuss the life long process of letting go and letting God provide. Patricia has written extensively about the lives of the saints and how surrendering to God, fully and without reservation, is the path to a life without worries.

April 1, 2013

In this particular program Mark and Frances discuss the simply yet remarkable life of a Secular Carmelite from Spain named Josefa Naval Girbes who lived from 1820 – 1893. Blessed Josefa lived a perfectly simple life, opening her home as a school for embroidery. She used the quiet hours of labor to instruct her young female students about the Catholic faith. She was well known for instructing her girls that their primary mission in life should be to “sanctify yourself and sanctify others.” Despite her remarkable simplicity, she had a very disciplined approach to her pursuit of holiness, and is also remembered for her rather direct counsel to “Reach holiness, no matter what the Cost.” This simple woman, who chose to live in the world, perfectly fulfilled God’s will by living a life of holiness, but also by bearing remarkable fruit in helping so many others to pursue a life in Union with God.

Paul’s Journey of Faith with Fr. Dempsey R. Acosta

Paul’s Journey of Faith is a weekly exposition of some relavent themes of Scripture in connection to the Year of Faith. Fr. Acosta presents a scholarly yet down to earth approach to the characters, notions and concepts of the New Testament baed upon a Semitic mind-set with the help of the Tradition and Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

January 23, 2013 – St. Paul Street Evangelization (Steve Dawson)

Reasons to Believe with Fr. Terry Donahue

We live in a moment of history where our society is facing a crisis of faith, where according to Pope Benedict XVI, “God is disappearing from the human horizon… with increasingly evident destructive effects” (Letter of March 10, 2009). Catholics are falling away. Youth in particular are questioning their faith. Newspaper headlines attack core Christian beliefs.

During this Year of Faith, it’s time to get equipped with Reasons to Believe so that you can share the truth of the Catholic faith in a charitable and convincing manner. You will learn…
– Arguments for God’s existence from philosophy, human experience and modern day miracles.
– How to respond to common objections from relativism, atheism and non-Christian religions.
– How to reconcile the Biblical account of Creation with modern discoveries of science such as the Big Bang and evolutionary biology.
– How to defend the reliability of Scripture, the Resurrection of Jesus, and the extraordinary claims of Christ to be Messiah and Son of God.

Tune in each week and get “prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet 3:15).

November 30, 2012 – Bright Spots and Shadows for the Family Today

In this program, Nick and Maria discuss the situation of the family today and how the Holy Spirit works with families to find solutions.

November 26, 2012 – The Eucharist and Spiritual Warfare

Host Kathleen Beckman speaks about the Eucharist and spiritual warfare, discernment of spirits and the armor of God. She explains personal spiritual warfare and provides prayers approved for the laity. Giving examples of spiritual warfare in the lives of the saints, and using the Church’s teaching on how to receive liberation and healing, she gives practical tools to help us “fight the good fight”. During the program she offers approved deliverance prayers to break curses, etc.

October 25, 2012 – Bruce Sullivan

Ken talks with his guest Bruce Sullivan, author of Christ In His Fullness – A Protestant Minister Discovers the Fullness of Christ in the Catholic Church (published by Coming Home Resources) Christ In His Fullness details the journey of Bruce Sullivan into the Catholic Church. This book presents a full-length treatment of the primary issue that propelled Bruce on his journey, namely that of authority. But perhaps more importantly, it emphasizes in a positive way the great gift awaiting all who will embrace the Catholic faith, the gift of having Christ in all of His fullness. To purchase a copy of his book visit www.chnetwork.org

October 6, 2012 – Vol. 13, week 12

This Saturday’s program on the Will of God covers
The Book of Heaven: Vol. 13, week 12
Diary entries: November 16, 1921, November 19, 1921

September 29, 2012 – Vol. 13, week 11

This Saturday’s program on the Will of God covers
The Book of Heaven: Vol. 13, week 11
Diary entries: November 8, 1921, November 12, 1921

September 23, 2012 – What about my plan?

This week on “Give God Permission” we answer the question, “What About My Plan?” by considering four simple points. First, we must be radically detached from everything other than God’s plan. Second, God will give us the desire to embrace His plan even if at first it doesn’t appeal to us. Third, to discover God’s plan, we need to see how the gifts He has given us can best meet people’s needs. Fourth, we should seek first God’s kingdom, bearing in mind that His plan leads us to the deep joy that awaits us there and makes every sacrifice well worth it. Fr. Peter and Janis discuss different facets of that incredible joy, which can begin to penetrate our lives even now as we submit our own plans to the Lord and embrace His plan with radical detachment and trust. Janis shares an experience of detachment and trust that opened a whole new way of using her gifts in service of the unborn, including her hauntingly beautiful song, “Small Voices Cry Mercy.” Fr. Peter and Janis invite everyone to Give God Permission at a deeper level in the context of today’s teaching, particularly in response to the need of the “little ones.” John Paul II referred to the plight of the unborn as the social injustice in contemporary society that most cries out to the the Christian conscience. Join us next week as we consider, “Can God’s Plan Include Failure?”

September 16, 2012 – Will God’s Plan Make Me Happy?

This week on “Give God Permission” we respond to the question, “Will God’s Plan Make Me Happy?” We reflect on how choosing our own plan apart from God brings unnecessary suffering to ourselves and others, and ultimately makes us miserable. The good news is that it’s never too late to turn back to the Lord and embrace His awesome plan. Nancy, our invited guest, shares the story of how she discovered her beautiful vocation as wife and mother only after many unhappy years of running from the Lord and seeking her own plan. She describes her experience of God’s mercy after the trauma of abortion led her to become a sidewalk counselor at a local abortion facility. Nancy explains that the key to her conversion was a life-changing, personal encounter with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. She bears witness to the truth that cultivating an ongoing, intimate relationship with Him through prayer and the sacraments is of utmost importance. Join us next week as we respond to a question we might find rising up in our own hears: “What About My Plan?” And spread the word! Invite your friends to join “Give God Permission” through word of mouth and the social media!

July 21, 2012 – The Person of Concupiscence

In this program, Dr. Howard speaks about Concupiscence as the lens of ability to se and find God directly via the soul.

April 02, 2012 – Dr. Paul Vitz

In this program, Kathie talks to Dr. Paul Vitz, Associat Professor and Senior Scholar at the Institue for the Psychological Sciences, a public speaker and writer. He focuses on the psychology of hatred and forgiveness and the importance of fathers and the role of faith.

Doug Schoeninger – Feb. 28, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI calls the laity to have occasions of healing which are centered on the Word of God to heal our lives: “Scripture contains countless pages that speak of the healing which God brings.” Verbum Domini (Word of The Lord) December, 2010. Reconciliation, Forgiveness; Healing of the Heart, Body, Mind and Spirit Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Doug Schoeninger, Ph. D. Past President of the International Association of Christian Therapists practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA) focusing on Lent, Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation: How to use anger well in the process of forgiving; Letting go and healing in the process of healing; The relationship of forgiveness and trust; and Forgiveness in generational healing: Forgiving those who wounded those who wounded us. Francesca shares her recipes for heart healthy Lenten dishes. Meatless Veggie Dish: Pesedi Con Ova (Peas with Eggs in Marinara Sauce) and Francesca’s Favorite Muffaletta; (Homemade Little Italian Breads Dressed with Olive Oil, Italian Cheese and Fresh Black Pepper). MUSIC: Refiner’s Fire; Bread of Life…

December 5, 2011 – Elizabeth of the Trinity III

“This particular program deals with our univeral vocation in Christ.  As baptized Christians, we are all called to Union with God through Christ.  This conversation explores our call to build ourselves into Holy Temples where the Trinity might dwell and where we can participate in the very life of the Three Divine Persons.  Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity explains how we can begin to build what St Augustine refers to as the City of God within our souls. This program builds on the theme of simplicity, solitude and silence in our prayer life.”

November 28, 2011 – Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity II

“This program picks up on the biographical sketch of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity after her entry into Carmel.  It then goes on to explore some of her major writings, both her individual retreats and her letters.  Blessed Elizabeth understood very clearly the need to dispense with anything that did not lead her to God, but she did not attempt to achieve this by simply leaving the world.  Rather, she shows, through her writings, how the real objective must be to bring everything in a persons life under the submission of Christ.  She speaks of the need to see with the “single eye” and practice the principles of silence, simplicity and solitude.”

November 3, 2011 – Marcel LeJeune

Ken talks with Marcel LeJeune about his book Set Free to Love – Lives Changed by the Theology of the Body (published by Servant Books) Marcel tells you the stories of lives transformed by Pope John Paul II’s teaching on the Theology of the Body.  Here you will find stories from Catholics in all walks of life – college students, married persons, and clergy. Each reveals how following teachings of the Theology of the Body brought about extraordinary change. If you are interested in writing to Marcel, find out more about his speaking engagements, or if you want to contact him to speak to your group, please visit www.TheCatholicEvangelist.com  His book can be purchased at http://catalog.americancatholic.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=T16940

September 5, 2011 – Michelle Mesa

This program focuses on the Love of the Church and the Queen through Kathie’s guest, Michelle Mesa. She began her unique journey of faith by asking Heaven’s help in her life. She experienced life changing moments in a Communist country.

Be Your Best Part 3

I’ll discuss the importance of thinking different as a catholic; making everything we do move towards Christ and accepting the CHANGES that make a difference. We all have a right to change if you’re not on the right track. Will Rogers once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” In other words, you need to stay ahead and be a good example of a catholic in your work and actions. God meant for us to stay busy with our heart set on Heaven.

Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Communications – December 14, 2010

Francesca Franchina focuses on Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Communications As a Means of Healing. Waiting for Jesus becomes a hassle when you have static in relationships and family gatherings…What can you do to help smooth relationships, assuage your own anger, and help others to get along with each other…What does Scripture say about forgiveness? Francesca shares her favorite  recipe for  Eggplant Rollatini, all good stuff rolled up together…makes for congenial togetherness!

When I was in prison, you visited me – August26, 2009

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Rob Gohmann of Dayton, OH and Mike Derenzo of Beavercreek, OH about the history and spirituality of Kairos International Prison Ministry, Kairos Ohio, and the upcoming Kairos Retreat #39 at Lebanon Correctional Institute in Lebanon, Ohio.

Tune in every Wednesday at 11:30am eastern 10:30am central for the live broadcast of “Francesca and Friends” and on Monday evenings at 8:30pm eastern 7:30pm central for an encore of the show.