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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – September 22, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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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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The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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Catholic Connection – September 22, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Eucharistic Procession in Oklahoma City

  • Description: Jeff was at the Eucharistic Procession with Archbishop Coakley in Oklahoma City in response to the Black Mass that was planned for their Civic Center. He is able to give us an idea of what the media isn't telling you.
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International Leaders Forum at the Vatican

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World Meeting of Families 2015

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Mary Beth Yount
      Assistant Professor of Pastoral and Theological Studies, Neumann University

      Dr. Yount is an internationally known theologian with 85 international and national presentations on topics related to ethics, the theology of the family, parenting, and education. She has taught almost 30 university courses related to theological anthropology, marriage and the family, ethics, morality, ecclesiology, scripture, and Church history. Her other ministries include project coordination, founding and directing a tuition-free school for a struggling parish in an impoverished neighborhood, and serving as an educational administrator for various schools.

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Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss 1 Corinthians 10:12 -- "Therefore let any one who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall."
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    • Gail Buckley
      Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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Catholic Connection – September 19, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Michigan Nurses for Life Conference

  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Tad Pacholczyk
      Director of Education, National Catholic Bioethics Center

      Father Tad Pacholczyk, Director of Education at the NCBC, is the author of a column called Making Sense of Bioethics that appears in various diocesan newspapers across the country. After earning a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University, Fr. Tad did post-doctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. He subsequently studied in Rome where he did advanced studies in theology and in bioethics.

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Third Annual St. Nicholas Institute Awards Banquet

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Third Annual St. Nicholas Institute Awards Banquet

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Catholic Connection – September 19, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro, Matt Swaim, and Archbishop Paul Coakley

  • Description: Matt Swaim tells us what we can expect on their "Son Rise Morning Show" next week. Afterwards, Oklahoma Archbishop Paul Coakley updates us on the plans for a "Black Mass" in his area.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Matt Swaim
      Host, Son Rise Morning Show
    • Paul Coakley
      Archbishop, Oklahoma City

      On December 16, 2010, Bishop Coakley was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the fourth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He was installed as Metropolitan Archbishop on February 11, 2011.

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The Feast of St. Matthew

  • Segment Guests:
    • 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.

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The Feast of St. Matthew

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"Killing Them Softly"

  • Description: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave quite a speech the other night. Speaking at the anniversary fund-raiser for the International Women’s Health Coalition, she lamented that Roe v. Wade was too much too soon. Americans needed a more incremental approach to child-killing to be convinced that it is a constitutional right, vital to women’s health, and, lately, even sacred. “You give it to them softly,” Ginsburg said. “And you build them up to what you want.” Janet Morana explains.
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    • Janet Morana
      The Catholic View for Women

      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

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    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director, National Catholic Register
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Catholic Connection – September 18, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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40 Days For Life

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Shroud of Turin Exhibit in Royal Oak

  • Description: Jose Juan Garrigo joins Teresa this morning to tell us all about the Shroud of Turin exhibit taking place at 3506 Rochester Road in Royal Oak. Click the website below for more details.
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Shroud of Turin Exhibit in Royal Oak

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Catholic Connection – September 18, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Lord God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

  • Description: "Seeking First the Kingdom is full of practical examples and down-to-earth wisdom which will show you how to bring Christ into each facet of your life. In these 30 meditations, you'll learn: how to bring every dimension of your being into your relationship with God, how to handle the emotional roller coaster of everyday life, how to overcome spiritual obstacles and roadblocks, and ways to develop virtue and grow in holiness. Along the way, you'll discover how to cultivate a deep and joy-filled friendship with Christ an adventure that begins today, here on earth, and continues for all eternity."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. John Bartunek

      Fr. John Bartunek, LC, S.Th.D., received his BA in History from Stanford University in 1990. He comes from an evangelical Christian background and became a member of the Catholic Church in 1991. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003 and earned his doctorate in moral theology in 2010. Fr. Bartunek provided spiritual support on the set of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ while researching the 2005 Catholic best seller, Inside the Passion, the only authorized, behind-the-scene explanation of the film. He has contributed news commentary regarding religious issues on NBC, CNN, Fox, and the BBC.

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      • Book(s):
        • Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Lord God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Lord God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

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"Just Let Cardinal Dolan Do His Job"

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Pia de Solenni

      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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Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa previews tomorrow's "Catholic Connection."

Catholic Connection – September 17, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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St. Therese Evening of Reflection and Prayer

  • Description: Msgr. Eugene Morris will be speaking at the St. Therese Evening of Reflection and Prayer - Tuesday Sept. 30th at 7pm at the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Msgr. Eugene Morris
      Director of Sacred Liturgy, Pontifical College Josephinum

      Rev. Msgr. C. Eugene Morris, a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, is Director of Sacred Liturgy for the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Theology at Pontifical College Josephinum. Msgr. Morris holds graduate degrees in theology and Church history from Kenrick School of Theology and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm (Rome). He currently is pursuing doctoral studies in Mariology at the International Marian Research Institute.

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Catholic Connection – September 17, 2014 – Hour 2

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I Just Came For Ashes - Catholic View for Women

  • Description: Robin Teresa Beck was living as a homosexual for over thirty years before entering the Catholic Church. She wrote about her journey in the book, "I Just Came For Ashes." Robin will be featured on tonight's episode of EWTN's "Catholic View for Women."
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Nazarene Scholarship Fund at St. Catherine of Siena Academy

  • Description: The Nazarene Scholarship Fund at St. Catherine of Siena Academy is in honor of those Iraqi Christians who’ve been killed or exiled and had the Arabic letter N (for Nazarene) painted on their bodies or their houses. It will provide a tuition free education at St. Catherine of Siena Academy for high school girls who have recently fled Iraq.
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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 – September 16, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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"Progressive pope" continues push for inclusion?

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Lift Jesus Higher Rally - Toledo, OH

  • Description: The 2nd "Lift Jesus Higher Rally" is taking place November 8th in Toledo, OH at the Seagate Center. Speakers include Dr. Ralph Martin, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. Dave Nuss, Peter Herbeck, 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 - Toledo, OH

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Catholic Connection – September 16, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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"Progressive pope" continues push for inclusion?

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Evangelization: Making Jesus’ Last Command Our First Priority

  • Description: "In his new DVD, Evangelization: Making Jesus’ Last Command Our First Priority, Hector gets to the crux of what it really means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, to take up the Great Commission—and to evangelize. In an evangelistic tour-de-force, Hector will take the seed of potential that dwells within the heart of every Christian and nurture it to the point where you will want to go out and share the truth as soon as the talk ends."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Hector Molina

      Hector Molina is a dynamic lay Catholic speaker and apologist with over 20 years of experience in professional pastoral ministry and leadership in the Church. It was during his early years as a Youth Minister that Hector discerned his call to lay ecclesial ministry. He pursued his theological studies at St. John's University while serving as Pastoral Associate at the historic St. John the Baptist Parish in his home Diocese of Brooklyn.

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Where Is The Moral Outrage Over Persecution of Iraqi Christians?

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    • Ambassador Ray Flynn

      Ray Flynn served as Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 1984 until 1993. He was later appointed United States Ambassador to the Holy See (1993–1997) by President Bill Clinton.

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Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa previews tomorrow's "Catholic Connection."

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