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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – March 2, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Feast of the Chair of St. Peter - Part 2

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    • Steve Ray

      Steve is a convert to the Catholic faith and a popular author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader. He has been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio and TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, and EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

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Feast of the Chair of St. Peter - Part 2

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Catholic Connection – March 2, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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This Lent, the Pope has a message for lapsed Catholics: It's never too late

  • Description: Fallen away Catholics are being invited to “come home” this Lent through a worldwide initiative led by Pope Francis, which points to confession as a primary way to experience God's merciful embrace. “So often, people are afraid to come back to church or to the Sacrament of Reconciliation for they feel that, since they have been gone for so long, there is no way back,” said Father Geno Sylva, English language official for the Vatican's New Evangelization council." ...
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ralph Martin
      Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

      Ralph Martin is the President of Renewal Ministries and the host of the weekly television program The Choices We Face. He is the author of the recent bestselling book Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. He has also written The Fulfillment of All Desire and several other books on the Catholic Church, spirituality, and audio albums on the teaching of the saints. He is the Director of Graduate Programs in The New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Ralph is also Associate Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit as well as Visiting Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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This Lent, the Pope has a message for lapsed Catholics: It's never too late

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The Inside Word at EWTN

  • Description: Doug Keck is EWTN's President & Chief Operating Officer. He joins Teresa to share with us the latest news regarding EWTN's TV & radio programming.
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    • Doug Keck
      President & COO, EWTN

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Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Job 1:21 -- "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Gail Buckley
      Founder & President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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Catholic Connection – February 27, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: "This Lent, the Pope has a message for lapsed Catholics: It's never too late"
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Top 10 Tips for Living in Love

  • Description: On March 2nd at 7pm, Ron and Kathy Feher will speak on "Top 10 Tips for Living in Love" at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth, MI. It is a free event, though a free will offering will be accepted.
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    • Ron & Kathy Feher

      Joyfully married for 45 years, Ron and Kathy Feher are the parents of 10 children. Recent recipients of an impact award at the International Theology of the Body Congress, the Fehers teach practical life skills that translate theology into concrete lived experience and provide retreat workshops and programs that lead to a conversion of heart and habit. They have worked for over 40 years in evangelization, catechesis, parish renewal, and parishioner empowerment at the parish, diocesan, national and international levels as speakers, adult facilitators, retreat masters, and weekly columnist. Personally trained by the Jesuit founder of the Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center, Fr. Chuck Gallagher S.J., they have been involved with the PMRC since it’s earliest beginnings and currently serve as its Directors.

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Top 10 Tips for Living in Love

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Catholic Connection – February 27, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro, News, and Matt Swaim

  • Description: Before today's news, Teresa checks in with Matt Swaim to find out what we can look forward to on the "Son Rise Morning Show" next week.
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    • Matt Swaim
      Host, Son Rise Morning Show

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Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey

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Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Description: Dr. Miriam Grossman continued

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Catholic View for Women

  • Segment Guests:
    • Janet Morana
      Executive Director, Priests for Life

      Janet A. Morana serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion.

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Spiritual Direction Connection

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director, National Catholic Register
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Catholic Connection – February 26, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: We listen to a homily from EWTN's Fr. John Paul Mary on pornography and the severity of sin.

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Spiritus Sanctus Annual Scholarship Dinner Auction

  • Description: "The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, along with the students and faculty of Spiritus Sanctus Academy would like to cordially invite you to be a supporter of the 19th Annual Spiritus Sanctus Academy Scholarship Dinner Auction scheduled to be held on March 14, 2015 at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, MI. The Dinner Auction is the schools’ primary fundraiser. The Dinner Auction offers a variety of unique items available for both live and silent auction, as well as our popular ‘Wine Pull.’ We are hopeful to have another sell-out crowd this year, with approximately 300 attendees."
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    • Emily May
      Auction Co-Chair

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Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."

Catholic Connection – February 26, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Update: Christian Persecution in Iraq & Syria

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Pornography and Sin

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CNN, “Finding Jesus”, & Conversation

  • Description: "Monday night, we joined the Orange Catholic Foundation and the Diocese of Orange to host a screening of CNN’s upcoming series 'Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery.' AI’s president Dr. Tim Gray is featured in four of the six episodes including the last one on the True Cross which we viewed at our event. While one could quibble about some of the historical facts presented, the episode does a good job of introducing the Cross upon which Jesus was crucified as a relic and its significance as a symbol for Christians everywhere." ..
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Pia de Solenni
      Associate Dean, Augustine Institute (Orange County)

      Dr. Pia de Solenni is an ethicist and cultural analyst. She owns her own consulting company, Diotima Consulting. She is an expert in issues relating to women’s health, life issues, the new feminism, Catholicism, and culture. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor, and National Review Online.

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CNN, “Finding Jesus”, & Conversation

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Catholic Connection – February 25, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Frank Pavone
      National Director, Priests for Life

      Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor. He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion.

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Lift Jesus Higher Rally - Toronto, ON

  • Description: The 2nd "Lift Jesus Higher Rally" is taking place March 7th in Toronto, ON at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Speakers include Dr. Ralph Martin, Al Kresta, Peter Herbeck, Chris Bray, and our guest today, Sr. Ann Shields.
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    • Sr. Ann Shields
      Renewal Ministries

      Sr. Ann Shields, S.G.L., is an internationally noted conference and retreat speaker and author of "Deeper Conversion, To Be Like Jesus" and other books on Catholic spirituality. She is a member of The Servants of God’s Love, a charismatic religious community established in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. She is currently the host of the daily radio program "Food for the Journey."

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Lift Jesus Higher Rally - Toronto, ON

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Catholic Connection – February 25, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Answering Attacks on Marriage

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Answering Attacks on Marriage

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Latest News from the Vatican

  • Description: Joan Lewis is the author of the blog "Joan's Rome." She joins us each week to share the latest news out of the Vatican concerning the Holy Father and the Catholic Church.
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Latest News from the Vatican

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Catholic Connection – February 24, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Freedom to Choose: Panel Discussion on Abortion

  • Description: The Freedom to Choose: Panel Discussion on Abortion is taking place February 25th at Evangel Ministires in Detroit. Panelists include Msgr. Daniel Trapp, Paula Springer, Pastor Eric Neale Moore, and your very own Teresa Tomeo. Pastor Christopher Brooks, our guest today, will be the moderator.
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Freedom to Choose: Panel Discussion on Abortion

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Catholic Connection – February 24, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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7 Ways to Improve Your Marriage This Lent

  • Description: "I used to think that happy couples didn’t have to work on their marriages. True love is free and easy, right? Actually, wrong. The happiest of couples are those who make their marriage a priority and are committed to improving their relationship, in big and small ways, day in and day out. A happy marriage takes work. Lots of work. And a healthy dose of sacrifice too." ...
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7 Ways to Improve Your Marriage This Lent

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Rochester, NY Catholic Women's Conference

  • Description: Christine is here to tell us about the upcoming Rochester Catholic Women's Conference taking place March 28th at the Aquinas Institute in Rochester, NY. Speakers include Jeanette DeMelo, Dr. John Acquaviva, and Sr. Mary Gabriel.
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Rochester, NY Catholic Women's Conference

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