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We’re Hiring!

help-wantedImmaculate Heart Radio is looking for a Community Relations Officer for both the Phoenix AZ area and the entire state of New Mexico. This is a contract to hire position.

Responsibility Summary:

To help spread the knowledge, love and practice of the Catholic Faith through the fulfillment of the following responsibilities: Serve as the primary IHR fundraising representative in the local community, develop underwriting donors, conduct parish visits and speak at community events, perform other various fundraising activities. Ensure all activities promote the mission of Immaculate Heart Radio. Read more

Cardinal Egan, former Archbishop of NY, passes away at 82

Cardinal Egan, former Archbishop of NY, passes away at 82

Cardinal EganCardinal Edward Egan passed away today in New York. Cardinal Egan spent the first years of the 21st century as one of it’s most visible leaders ans he helped Manhattan overcome the tragedies of Sept. 11th.

In a quote from EWTN News, Cardinal Timothy Dolan is quoted as saying

“Join me, please, in thanking God for his life, especially his generous and faithful priesthood,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said March 5. “Pray as well that the powerful mercy of Jesus, in which our cardinal had such trust, has ushered him into heaven.”

Cardinal Egan was also a booster for Catholic broadcasting and was instrumental in the starting of the Catholic Channel on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

Join us in prayer for the repose of his soul.

More about the Cardinal’s passing:

Patrick Madrid Show caller details ISIS kidnapping of family members

Patrick Madrid Show caller details ISIS kidnapping of family members

Loomis, CA (February 26, 2015) — Listeners to Immaculate Heart Radio’s The Patrick Madrid Show heard first hand details of the latest ISIS abduction of Assyrian Christians this morning, when an Arizona listener, of Assyrian descent, and a direct relative of four abducted Assyrian Christians, called the show. The caller, who is a protected source of Immaculate Heart Radio, shared details of the kidnapping of four family members who are among the estimated 220 Assyrian Christians taken hostage by Islamic radicals in Syria this week.

The family members include the source’s cousin and his wife; their 12 year-old son, 9 year-old daughter, and grandfather, a U.S. citizen who has been in Syria for two years, helping the family with immigration. The source said the abduction took place in the early morning hours yesterday, Wednesday, February 25 when the family was awakened by shouts from ISIS soldiers dressed in black, brandishing guns. When other concerned family members tried to call the cellphones of the abducted family members, the calls were answered by ISIS members who told them, “Don’t even try to call this number.” [Other reports have stated that ISIS members have answered cell phones of their captives to tell callers they will send the head of their relative.]

“What saddens me most,” said the source “is that I don’t see anyone else standing up for Christians in the Middle East. Where are the good Samaritans?”

The unplanned call was a surprise to Madrid, host of the live show heard weekdays from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. (Pacific) on Immaculate Heart Radio which broadcasts throughout the western United States on 33 stations with an estimated footprint of 50 million. Madrid handled it with his usual aplomb and grace extending sincere concern and promising prayers for the family. He also brought attention to Pope Francis’ support for Christians in Iraq and Syria and his statements that violence against these minorities must be condemned.

“American is desensitized to the trauma in the world,” said Madrid. “Part of finding a voice to combat evil involves identifying the real problems that exist. We have to name problems before we can make them go away. People have to take that roll. When we can name it we can shame it.”

The call lasted 45 minutes and included questions to the source from other callers. Full audio of the show can be heard below