An Engaging Faith: 1/18-1/22

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Journey of Our Love The Letters of St. Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla by Elio Guerriero (Pauline Books & Media)

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Breaking into your ordinary
with the extraordinary …

We start off our week with The Enduring Truths of Fulton Sheen , then Peggy Frezon joins us to discuss the Faithfully Yours, Cathy Knipper with Journey of Our Love by Elio Guerriero…

And  Margaret Felice with our Catholic roundtable

 

Monday: Encore-The Enduring Truths of Fulton Sheen– Dr. Mark J. Zia Author, Associate Professor of Theology and Director for Academic Enrichment Programs at Benedictine College, shares his wisdom on the teachings of Archbishop Fulton Sheen in his latest book, The Enduring and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen. Zia has a doctorate in dogmatic theology
from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and an undergraduate degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Married and the father of seven children, he still finds time to travel around the country instructing candidates for ordination to the permanent diaconate.

Tuesday: Encore-When Francis Saved the ChurchJon M. Sweeney, author and editorial director at Franciscan Media,whose 11 books have sold more than 150,000 copies. The Pope Who Quit, sold more than 35,000 copies in the trade edition, was a selection of History Book Club, received a starred review in Booklist, and was excerpted by Reader’s Digest for its iPad subscribers. His books have become History Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Crossings Book Club, and Quality Paperback Book Club selections. Sweeney has been interviewed on CBS Saturday Morning, Fox News, CBS-TV Chicago, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and on the popular nightly program Chicago Tonight. He is married, the father of three, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Today we will be talking about his book, by Ave Maria Press, entitled When Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages.

Wednesday: Peggy Frezonis the award-winning author of Pawprints on my Heart, the popular Guideposts magazine blog about the human-animal bond. She is a regular contributor to Guideposts and author of Heart to Heart, Hand in Paw, and The Dieting faithfully yours cover 1with My Dog Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance. Her stories also appear in dozens of Chicken Soup for the
Soul™ books.
Peggy and her husband live in New York and enjoy a laid-back lifestyle with the senior dogs they rescue. Peggy joins us to discuss 
Faithfully Yours:The amazing bond between us and the animals we love.

Thursday: Cathy Knipperpublicist at Pauline Books and Media joins us to share her thoughts and passion for  Journey of Our Love: The Letters of St. Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla  by Elio Guerriero. As a publicist at Pauline Books & Media, she finds The Journey of Our Loveherself, “surrounded by books…blessed to work with many talented authors. Sometimes, however, God reaches out with his grace and touches me with the words of an author I will never have the opportunity to meet”. This book on Gianna and Pietro Molla is such an instance.

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice, Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic! 

Margaret Felice has been praised for her dynamic stage presence, artistic versatility, and “drop-dead gorgeous voice” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Her repertoire ranges from classical opera to modern musical theater, from early music to the Great American Songbook, but all of her performances have one thing in common: a commitment to entertaining her audience with musical integrity and creative presentation.

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An Engaging Faith: 10/26-10/30

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Enter To Win a Copy of Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood by Ginny Kubit Moyer(Loyola Press), or True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life by Lisa Mladinich. (Franciscan Media)
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Need Grace? Why.. Yes!

(Encore) Teresa Tomeo of Intimate Graces , Ginny Kubitz Moyer with Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood, Dr. Mark J. Zia with The Enduring and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen, Lisa Mladinich with True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life.

And Margaret Felice for Felice Fridays, our Catholic round table discussion.

Monday:Teresa Tomeo: Bestselling author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and speaker with more than thirty years of experience in print and broadcast media. In 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her weekday morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network and is also carried on Sirius Satellite Radio. She and her husband, Dominick Pastore, are the authors of the soon-to-be released Intimate Graces, by Ave Maria, Press, which encourages couples to enrich their marriages by practicing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

Tuesday:Ginny Kubitz Moyeran award-winning writer with a focus on motherhood and spirituality. Her book Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood celebrates the spiritual adventure of parenting, showing how grace can be found even amid the laundry and the Legos. Her first book “Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God” (winner of a 2009 Catholic Press Award) shares modern women’s thoughts on the world’s most famous mother. Ginny lives with her husband and two small boys in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she trips over toys, teaches high school English, and does her best to approach it all with mindfulness and humor.

Wednesday: Dr. Mark J. Zia Author, Associate Professor of Theology and Director for Academic Enrichment Programs at Benedictine College, shares his wisdom on the teachings of Archbishop Fulton Sheen in his latest book, The Enduring and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen. Zia has a doctorate in dogmatic theology
from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and an undergraduate degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Married and the father of seven children, he still finds time to travel around the country instructing candidates for ordination to the permanent diaconate.

Thursday: Lisa Mladinich, Author and speaker, Lisa Mladinich, creates dynamic presentations for catechists and inspiring talks on women’s issues and Marian spirituality. Lisa was raised in a military family and eventually landed in New York City, where she was as an actress for many years. She is a wife and homeschooling mom and teaches writing classes online for Homeschool Connections. She is the founder of Catholic Writers of Long Island,www.BeAnAmazingCatechist.com andwww.AmazingCatechists.com, Lisa is joining us today to share her latest book, True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life.

Felice Fridays!: Margaret Felice, Boston College alumnae and faculty member of Religion and Performing Arts at BC High in Boston MA, Opera Singer and blogger joins us for a fun an engaging talk about all things Catholic!

An Engaging Faith: 9/21-9/25

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Enter To Win a Copy of Love Will Steer Me True  by
Jane and Ellen Knuth (Courtesy Of Loyola Press) , and Conversations with a Guardian Angel by Bob Wicks (Franciscan Media) 
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This week invites us to delve into our own spiritual journeys-

With Jane and Ellen Knuth of Love will Steer Me True,  Robert J. Wicks of Conversations with a Guardian Angel, an Encore of Colette Lafia’s Seeking Surrender, an engaging discussion of theologian Karl Rahner with Paula Kowalkowski

And good friend Tony Agnesi, who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life.


Monday
: Jane and Ellen Knuth,
will be joining us to discuss Love will Steer Me True. Jane has been volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the last 15 years. She is also an eighth-grade math teacher. Jane and her husband, Dean, live in Portage, Michigan. Ellen recently returned to the USA after 5 years in Japan. Having already been an English teacher, a singer in a rock band, a dairy princess, a MC, and a newspaper columnist, Ellen now works as a university relations manager for a study and intern abroad company. Settled (for now) in Clinton Twp, MI, she travels extensively, writes occasionally, and sings constantly.

 

Tuesday: Robert J. Wicks has published more than 50 books for professionals and the general public, including Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm and the novel Conversations with a Guardian Angel which we will be discussing on the show. Bob has his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital and is on the faculty of Loyola University, Maryland. He has received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association’s Division on Spirituality, Ethics, and Values and in 2006 was recipient of the first annual Alumni Award for Excellence in Professional Psychology from Widener University.

 

Wednesday: Tony Agnesi, who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life is the Senior Vice President of Rubber City Radio Group, WQMX, WONE, and WAKR in Akron and WNWV in Cleveland and member of Radio and Television Hall of Fame. A relentless storyteller, his Sunday blog and Wednesday podcast have an International audience in over 70 counties and has been translated in over 40 languages. Tony and his wife Diane have two adult sons and are members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Wadsworth, Ohio.

 Thursday: Loyola classmate, Paula Kowalkowski joins us again to help answer the questions , Who was Karl Rahner (1904-1984)and what does his life’s work mean for us today? Considered one of the most important theologians of the 20th century, Karl Rahner was greatly influential in the workings of the Vatican II Council. Appointed by Pope John XXIII as an advisor to the Council he worked with then Cardinal Ratzinger and Cardinal Koenig on topics of scripture, tradition, and a number of pastoral concerns facing the church in the modern world.

Friday: Colette Lafia, is a San Francisco–based blogger, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and part-time school librarian. She is an adjunct faculty member at Mercy Center Burlingame, where she also earned two certificates in spiritual direction. Lafia has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English from San Francisco State University and a master of library information science from San Jose State University. She is the author of Comfort and Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others and Seeking Surrender.

An Engaging Faith: 9/7-9-11

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of Sacred Reading:The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer  by
Douglas Leonard (Courtesy Of Ave Maria Publishing) ,The Blessing of Family:Inspiring Words of Pope Francis by Alicia von Stamwitz (Franciscan Media) or Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons? by Matt Pinto (Ascension Press)
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With the change of calendars and schedules this fall, have you thought what might be missing? Discover the essentialness of prayer, reflection and dialogue for the whole family! 

With Douglas Leonard of Sacred Reading:The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer, Alicia von Stamwitz of The Blessing of Family:Inspiring Words of Pope Francis, and Matt Pinto with his engaging series for teens, Did Jesus have a Last Name? and Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?

And Encores of  Margaret Felice on 7 Tips for New Religion Teachers and its followup article. 

Monday: Lisa M. Hendey, is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes,The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. Lisa’s newest project, the Chime Travelers fiction for elementary school readers, is based upon the lives of the saints. The first two books in the series are The Secret of the Shamrock (St. Patrick) and The Sign of the Carved Cross (St. Kateri Tekakwitha).

 

Tuesday: Douglas Leonard serves as the Executive Director of the Apostleship of Prayer, an international Jesuit prayer ministry that reaches
more than 50 million members worldwide. This is accomplished through its popular website, ApostleshipofPrayer.org, and through talks, conferences, publications, and retreats such as
Hearts on Fire. Known as “the pope’s prayer group,” the Apostleship’s mission is
to encourage Christians to make a daily offering of themselves to the Lord and at
whose center is the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Tuesday: Alicia von Stamwitz  (Ramírez de Arellano) is an award-winning freelance author and longtime editor with the religious press. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Sun,AmericaThe United Church Observer, and St. Anthony Messenger. Her exclusive interviews and profiles of today’s most influential spiritual leaders are published internationally. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and now lives in Missouri with her family.She is here to talk about The Blessing of Family:Inspiring Words of Pope Francis by Franciscan Media. 

Wednesday: Matt Pinto, president of Ascension Press is the author or co-author of a variety of best-selling works, and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs explaining and defending the Catholic Faith. Matt was also a recipient of the Catholic Leadership Institute’s 2004 Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership. Matt serves on advisory boards for a number of institutions and apostolates including Theology of the Body Institute, Association of Catholic Publishers and John Paul the Great University. On our show Matt will be discussing his popular teen question-and-answer books Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?, and Did Jesus Have a Last Name?

 


Friday: Margaret Felice
, ‎speaks on the invaluable lessons learned from many mistakes made and years of teaching, with 7 Tips for New Religion Teachers and its followup article