- William A. Marra
William A. Marra (
February 20, 1928— December 12, 1998) was a third-party Right to lifecandidate for President of the United Statesin the United States presidential election, 1988; his running mate was Joan Andrews. They received 20,504 votes. [http://www.presidentelect.org/e1988.html] Marra had also been a candidate in the Republican and Democratic parties' United States presidential primaryin New Hampshire. In the former he received six write-in votes [http://www.politicallibrary.org/TallState/1988rep.html] and in the latter received 142 votes. [http://www.politicallibrary.org/TallState/1988dem.html]
He was a graduate of the
University of Detroit MercySchool of Engineering and Fordham University, serving as a professor of philosophyat the latter. Marra was an active lecturer, opposing topics such as abortion, atheismand sex education.
For 17 years, Marra hosted a radio program called "Where Catholics Meet" on
710 WOR-AM in New York. On the show, he addressed issues facing orthodox Catholics in the post- Vatican IIworld. He often had guests. In the early 1990s, Marra hosted a TV program on the EWTNGlobal Catholic Network called "The Roman Forum." This program ran for two seasons and addressed many of the same issues as "Where Catholics Meet", but involved fewer guest hosts.
Catholic Media Apostolate, an organization dedicated to the propagation of the Roman Catholic faith through the media. He was also heavily involved in Keep the Faith, an organization similar to CMA.
In 2003 his daughter Lorretta Marra Malvasi was convicted of assisting
James Charles Koppsubsequent to Kopp's killing of Barnett Slepian, a New Yorkstate physician who legally performed abortions.
* von Hildebrand, Dietrich (1973). "Satan at Work: in Biblical exegesis...in Catechetics & Religious Education...in Desacralized Worship...in Ostpolitik" (foreword)
* Marra, William A. (1979) "Happiness and Christian Hope: A Phenomenological Analysis" ISBN 0-8199-0770-7
* Marra, William A. (with Dietrich von Hildebrand). " [http://www.veil-of-innocence.org/cont1.htm Sex Education: The Basic Issues] "
* Marra, William A. [http://catholiceducation.org/articles/sexuality/se0039.html “Von Hildebrand on Love, Happiness, and Sex.”] In "The Catholic Writer: The Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute" 2 (Ignatius Press, 1989): 119-127.
* [http://www.tccaudio.com/NewFiles/marra.html Audiocassettes by William A. Marra]
* [http://www.veil-of-innocence.org/bios.htm Veil of Innocence Biographical Information]
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