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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – August 25, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro & Bishop Frank Kalabat

  • Description: "Concerned about the plight of Iraq’s minorities, about 1,000 Iraqi-American Christians rallied Friday in downtown Detroit, part of an effort to raise awareness about their dwindling population in Iraq as extremists gain power. Carrying red crosses and signs that read “Save the Christians of Iraq,” the crowd prayed at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit and then walked to the McNamara federal building, chanting: “Stop the genocide in Iraq” and “We demand action.”
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Archbishop takes Satanists to court over "black Mass"

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Archbishop takes Satanists to court over "black Mass"

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Iowa Court Confirms Prohibition of Dangerous Webcam Abortions

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    • Thomas Brejcha
      President and Chief Counsel, Thomas More Society

      Tom Brejcha brings over 35 years of legal experience to his work as president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, and has been fighting court battles for pro-lifers for over 25 years. Countless organizations have bestowed many awards upon Tom for his extraordinary legal work and pro-life commitment some of which include the Pro-Life Action League, Catholic Citizens of Illinois, National Lawyers Association, and Illinois Students for Life.

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Iowa Court Confirms Prohibition of Dangerous Webcam Abortions

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Catholic Connection – August 22, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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The Death of Edmund Cardinal Szoka

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    • Allen Vigneron
      Archbishop, Archdiocese of Detroit

      Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron was named archbishop of the Detroit Archdiocese on Jan. 5, 2009, succeeding Cardinal Adam Maida. Archbishop Vigneron served as rector-president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary from 1994–2003. He had studied for the priesthood there, returned in later years to teach philosophy and returned yet again as a dean. A native of Mt. Clemens, the archbishop was ordained as a priest of the Detroit Archdiocese in 1975.

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Update: Christian Persecution in Iraq

  • Description: Bishop Francis Kalabat from the St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Diocese of the Eastern Part of the United States is leading a prayer rally today Friday August 22 at Hart Plaza in Detroit. “There is a crisis in Iraq,” said Bishop Francis. “We cannot idly sit back and watch ISIS terrorize an entire country and wipe out Christianity in that region.” Since reigning terror in Iraq, thousands of minorities have fled their homes. ISIS is now recording their beheadings of minorities and blasting all over social media. Bishop Francis with Bishop Sarhad led a delegation to the UN last week. Humanitarian aid has resulted from the meetings. A level 3 emergency and UN Security Council resolution came from the UN after the delegation met in New York.
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Catholic Connection – August 22, 2014 – 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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Faith Response to Events in Ferguson, MO

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    • Fr. Michael Boehm
      Vicar for Clergy, Archdiocese of St. Louis
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Faith Response to Events in Ferguson, MO

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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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Spiritual Direction Connection

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    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director, National Catholic Register
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Catholic Connection – August 21, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Archbishop Carlson outlines steps to 'dismantle systemic racism'

  • Description: "With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson celebrated the Mass with 27 priests and, in his homily, laid out five important steps to "dismantle systemic racism," which has become evident in Ferguson."
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Feminine Beauty of the Arts Patrons Trip

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    • Janet Morana
      Executive Director, Priests for Life

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Conclusion

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

Catholic Connection – August 21, 2014 – Hour 2

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Archbishop Coakley Files Lawsuit Against Black Mass Organizers

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A Priest in the Family: A Guide for Parents Whose Sons Are Considering Priesthood

  • Description: My son, a priest!? Won’t he be lonely? What about celibacy? Isn’t he too young? I just want him to be happy!” These and dozens of other questions and concerns are common among parents of would-be priests. With his gift for storytelling and down-to-earth wisdom, Fr. Brett Brannen addresses a wide range of issues in A Priest in the Family: A Guide for Parents Whose Sons are Considering Priesthood.
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    • Fr. Brett Brannen
      Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

      Fr. Brett Brannen is widely known as a powerful speaker and an expert in priestly formation. He recently served for five years as the vice-rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. He has given over 70 parish missions and retreats to seminarians, priests, and religious orders. Fr. Brannen’s previous book, To Save a Thousand Souls, has become the go-to resource for men discerning a vocation to the Catholic priesthood.

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      • Book(s):
        • A Priest in the Family: A Guide for Parents Whose Sons Are Considering Priesthood
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Archbishop Carlson outlines steps to 'dismantle systemic racism'

  • Description: "With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson celebrated the Mass with 27 priests and, in his homily, laid out five important steps to "dismantle systemic racism," which has become evident in Ferguson."
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When The Game Stands Tall

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    • 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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When The Game Stands Tall

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Catholic Connection – August 20, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Call to Holiness Conference 2014

  • Description: The 15th Call to Holiness Conference is taking place September 13-14 at the Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights, MI. Speakers include Dr. Ray Guarendi, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Sr. John Dominic, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, and Dale Ahlquist.
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    • Debbie Bloomfield

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The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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    • 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 – August 20, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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"Vocation Boom" on EWTN TV

  • Description: Vocation Boom is a team of passionate advocates dedicated to supporting the priesthood as a life’s vocation and mission. They seek to develop a global support community where youth and young men interested in the priesthood can find comprehensive resources, encouragement, mentors and friends to aid in the discernment process. The apostolate features an award-winning web site, a weekly radio show that’s heard around the United States on more than 200 AM and FM stations via the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, as well as on Sirius Satellite Radio and the Internet. Jerry and his colleagues are currently developing the next phases of their apostolate, a Vocation Boom TV show.
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    • Jerry Usher
      Founder, Vocation Boom

      During his 32 years of professional media experience, Jerry has created and hosted numerous radio programs, served as program director for various stations and networks, and helped to start new Catholic radio stations. He remains in high demand as the on-air host for Catholic radio fundraisers across the country. To date, he has hosted nearly 200 pledge drives that have helped Catholic stations and networks raise more than $100 million for their operating expenses.

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"Vocation Boom" on EWTN TV

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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 – August 19, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

  • Description: Live from the Cardinal Regali Center in St. Louis, MO

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Meteorologist to Protestant Minister

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    • Chuck Gaidica
      Former Director of Meteorology, WDIV-TV

      Chuck's worked as Director of Meteorology at WDIV since 1987. He's been voted the top weathercast in town year after year in the "Metro Times - Best of Detroit" edition. Hour Detroit Magazine has awarded Chuck "Best Local Weather Forecaster" in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011.

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The Sounds of Babylon

  • Description: The Chaldean Community Foundation is embarking on a historic event titled "The Sounds of Babylon" to raise much-needed funds for our acculturation and resettlement programs. This event takes place on Friday, September 12 at 7 PM at the Max M. Fisher Music Center and will feature Chaldean musicians and renowned Chaldean singer and composer Majid Kakka, performing alongside the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conductor Oriol Sans. This event is the first of its kind and we hope to attract 1,000 guests.
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    • Martin Manna
      President, Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce
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Live from the Cardinal Regali Center in St. Louis, MO

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

Catholic Connection – August 19, 2014 – Hour 2

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Live from the Cardinal Regali Center in St. Louis, MO

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Live from the Cardinal Regali Center in St. Louis, MO

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Live from the Cardinal Regali Center in St. Louis, MO

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    • Robert Carlson
      Archbishop, Archdiocese of St. Louis

      The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson was installed as Archbishop of St. Louis on June 10, 2009 after being appointed to the Archdiocese of St. Louis by Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2009. Prior to his appointment to the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Carlson served as the fifth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw from 2005-2009. at the direction of Pope John Paul II.

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Live from the Cardinal Regali Center in St. Louis, MO

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Live from the Cardinal Regali Center in St. Louis, MO

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Catholic Connection – August 18, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Teresa tells us the importance of the media not taking signs--just reporting the truth.

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Si a la Vida - A Prolife Morning of Reflection!

  • Description: “Si a la Vida - A Prolife Morning of Reflection!” is a Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund event, in collaboration with The Divine Mercy Center that will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Presented in both Spanish and English, this event has been created for Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike, with a focus on the Hispanic community during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The morning of reflection will be held at The Divine Mercy Center (Clinton Twp.) from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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    • Kathy Crombie
      Director of Multicultural Outreach/Gift Planning, Right to Life of Michigan
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Si a la Vida - A Prolife Morning of Reflection!

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