Building a Marian Culture - Interviews in and around the Diocese
Interview with Gregory Hogan
Gregory Hogan is a Catholic school teacher who is married with two daughters. He attends the parish Church of the Sacred Heart in Bournemouth. In this interview he explains his aspirations to found a new Catholic School and explains how current Catholic schools can improve and tells us about the curriculum that this possible new School would have which is the study of the Classics and the 'Triviuum'.
Interview with the Hogan Family
The Hogan Family - Gregory, Melody, Stephanie and Christina kindly agreed to be interviewed and give great insights into why they have a love for the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite (the Tridentine Mass). Melody shares her experiences in Iraq where she was born as well as her experience as a Mother, Stephanie a recent University Graduate share's her experience as a University student and Christina who was 15 years old during the interview explains some of the challenges of being a young Catholic.
Interview with Sr. Maria
Sr. Maria of the Dominican Sisters of St. Joseph was interviewed at St. Joseph's retreat centre. It was there in that house that their community began. Sr. Maria explains the powerful intercession of St. Joseph who always provides for those who invoke him telling us that he intercedes particularly on a Wednesday which is the day dedicated to him. Sr. Maria also tells us about the Dominican spirituality.
Interview with Sr. Rebecca Marie
This interview took place at Portsmouth Cathedral on the 2nd February the Feast of the Presentation which is also the feast of Religious Life. Sr. Rebecca Marie explains that we are all called for a specific mission and that it is through following this mission that we will all be happy. Sharing her knowledge of Mary as Co-Redemptrix she explains how Mary is a model and how she as a religious can live the 'Royal Priesthood of the Faithful' (also known as the 'Common Priesthood').
Interview with Greg Nwokora
Greg Nwokora is a Parishioner at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Gosport Hampshire, he is also the head of a tribe in Nigeria and is a King who has the title of Your Royal Highness. Find out how Greg lives his faith as a ruler of a tribe and some of the many challenges he faces as well as the culture in Nigeria where he is a Sovereign.
Interview with Deacon Stephen Morgan
Deacon Steven Morgan is a Deacon in the diocese of Portsmouth. This interview took place on the day when conferences were held for the Deacon's in the Diocese of Portsmouth. Deacon Steven Morgan shares his experience as a Deacon opening us up to the spirituality that exists within it.
Interview with Tony Campbell
Tony Campbell is a parishioner at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Gosport where Radio Immaculata is based. He is a Folk singer and for some time was away from the faith. During the interview Tony speaks briefly about his Catholic upbringing in Northern Ireland where he is from.
Interview with Fr. Desmond Connolly SMM
Fr. Desmond Connolly is a De Montfort Father who is the current Superior of the St. Joseph's Centre in Ashurst. He is being interviewed in the kitchen of the retreat centre preparing a meal for some guest's. He generously explains some of the teachings of St. Louis De Monfort and gives advice on how to live one's consecration to Mary.
Interview with Fr. Guy Nicholls.
Fr. Guy Nicholls is a Priest from the Birmingham Oratory. In this interview Fr. Nicholls explains who the Oratorian's are and what they do. He tells us about the Founder St. Phillip Neri and how we can find within St. Phillip Neri some of the core value's of what the Oratorian's aim to achieve. Fr. Guy also gives us an insight into who Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman was who founded the Birmingham Oratory where Fr. Nicholls is based.
Interview with Constance Watson.
Constance Watson is a freelance journalist from London who was raised in a large Catholic family from Somerset. Having agreed to be interviewed after having interviewed the Friars for a Catholic journal she describes briefly her upbringing and her career as she is also a secretary. In contributing to the program 'Building a Marian Culture' she speaks of her openness to grow in discovering the presence of Mary and welcomes the idea of entrusting our actions to Mary.
Interview with Eduardo.
Eduardo Francisco Perez is a ten year old parishioner from St. Mary's R.C in Gosport. He explains his love for God and his desire to get to know him, sharing some of his experiences and trying to help others become closer to God. Eduardo likes to call God the God of Light who is the light as Eduardo put it and he also shares a passage of the Bible where we can understand that God is the light.
Interview with Dr. Joseph Shaw
Dr. Joseph Shaw is the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society (The LMS) and Senior Research Fellow at St Benet's Hall, Oxford University. In an interview given for Radio Immaculata Dr. Joseph Shaw explain's who the Latin Mass Society are what they do and how they came about as well as sharing some of his own experiences and thoughts regarding the Latin Mass.
Interview with Mary Ebanks
Mary Ebanks is from Grenada in the Caribbean. She currently lives in London and is part of the 'A Day With Mary' Apostolate. Listen to her share her experience in working with ADWM as well as giving us a small insight into how the people of Grenada were rewarded for their strong faith as she briefly recounts some of the turmoil the people of that Island suffered during an attempt to turn the nation into a Communist Colony.
Interview on England
These interviews are dedicated particularly to England as in these interviews which have been combined together - one with an Anglican convert and another very brief interview with a Parishioner of St. Mary's Gosport who was received into the Church at a late age, we can understand the need to pray for England and pray that more people convert and come into the fold.