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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – May 22, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

  • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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    • Elena Rodriguez

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Vocations & Eucharistic Adoration

  • Description: Originally aired April 10, 2015
  • Segment Guests:
    • 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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Courage International Conference - Plymouth, MI

  • Description: "Open to bishops, priests, religious, school superintendents, and diocesan personnel who minister to those with same-sex attraction. August 10-12, 2015 @ The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 5 Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170." Click the link below for all details. Speakers include Archbishop Vigneron, Dr. Ralph Martin, Fr. John Riccardo, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Dr. Mary Healy, Fr. Paul Check, Dr. Mark Latkovic, Peter Herbeck, Msgr. Charles Pope, Dr. Janet Smith, Teresa Tomeo, and more!
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Courage International Conference - Plymouth, MI

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Catholic Connection – May 22, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro, News, and Annie Mitchell

  • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Annie Mitchell
      Producer and News Director, Son Rise Morning Show

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Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

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    • Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

      Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is a Catholic wife, mother of five, and host and creator of the EWTN series "Catholic Mom's Cafe." A catechist, speaker, and journalist, she is the bestselling author of at least sixteen Catholic books, including "Embracing Motherhood" and "The Domestic Church: Room by Room."

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Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

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Meet Fr. John Hilton, The "Pedaling Priest"

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Meet Fr. John Hilton, The "Pedaling Priest"

  • Description: Dan Burke continued

Catholic Connection – May 21, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

  • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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    • Elena Rodriguez

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Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraiser

  • Description: Mother & Unborn Baby Care have a Spring Fund raiser on May 28th, 2015 @ San Marino Club, in Troy, MI. Peter Riccardo is here to tell us all about it. (Originally aired April 30, 2015)
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    • Peter Riccardo
      Director, Mother and Unborn Baby Care
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relit: The Heart of Evangelization

  • Description: relit: The Heart of Evangelization is the fruit of Michael’s desire to add strategy to the universal call to evangelize. He saw the need for a training program that was accessible to active Catholic, from parishioners to priests, which would form them to be effective evangelists. The key to the new evangelization is forged in the fire of relit.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Michael Dopp
      Founder, New Evangelization Summit
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relit: The Heart of Evangelization

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Catholic Connection – May 21, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

  • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Elena Rodriguez

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Is the Pill shrinking parts of women's brains? New report suggests yes

  • Segment Guests:
    • Jenn Giroux

      Jenn is a former radio talk show host on Salem Radio network and can be heard as a frequent guest on Catholic Radio and other media outlets. She is a writer and regular contributor for Catholic News Agency, LifeSiteNews.com, and Catholic Exchange.

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Is the Pill shrinking parts of women's brains? New report suggests yes

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Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion

  • Description: "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The year 2014 saw the first “abortion rom-com” in theaters, heard the head of Planned Parenthood express the goal of making pro-life political candidates “unacceptable,” and endured a relentless assault by an anti-life movement that seeks to recast abortion as a social good. Abortion is not a social good, and in 2015, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will demonstrate that through a new project called Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion. The aim of Shockwaves is to reach out to those impacted by the loss of a child through abortion: Parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, abortion clinic workers and even the abortionists themselves."
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Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion

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Catholic Connection – May 20, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

  • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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    • Sherry Brownrigg

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Sacred Heart Academy

  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Robert Sirico
      President, Acton Institute

      As president of the Acton Institute, Fr. Sirico lectures at colleges, universities, and business organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious, political, economic, and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the London Financial Times, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, and National Review. Fr. Sirico is often called upon by members of the broadcast media for statements regarding economics, civil rights, and issues of religious concern, and has provided commentary for CNN, ABC, the BBC, NPR, and CBS' 60 Minutes, among others.

    • Sean Maltbe
      Headmaster, Sacred Heart Academy

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Power & Purpose: Strengthening Disciples for Life in the Holy Spirit - Conference

  • Description: Taking place June 5-7 on the campus of Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Speakers include Sr. Ann Shields, Bishop Burchell McPherson, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Kelly Wahlquist, and more.
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    • Sr. Ann Shields
      Host, Food For The Journey

      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, MI.

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Power & Purpose: Strengthening Disciples for Life in the Holy Spirit - Conference

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Catholic Connection – May 20, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

  • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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    • Sherry Brownrigg

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The Heart of the Diaconate: Communion with the Servant Mysteries of Christ

  • Description: "Through the three areas of Calling, Formation and Ordination, and Ministry, The Heart of the Diaconate explores the creative tension of the diaconate vocation and what the diaconate for the future will look like. The book outlines what those who are considering the diaconate must possess if it is truly going to be an effective and vibrant ministry within the church. With a focus on availability to both prayer and ministry, the future of the diaconate must be both mystical and youthful and address one important question: Where has the gospel yet to reach in my diocese?"
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    • Deacon James Keating
      Director of Theological Information, Institute for Priestly Formation
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The Heart of the Diaconate: Communion with the Servant Mysteries of Christ

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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 – May 19, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

  • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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    • Sherry Brownrigg

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MYE Faith Event - August 8

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i.d.9:16

  • Description: "In response to the call for a new evangelization, i.d.9:16 seeks to establish communities of missionary disciples and to provide opportunities for young adults (20/30’s) to encounter Jesus Christ, hear His call, and decide to follow Him. i.d.9:16 is a response to what Pope Benedict called a “crisis of discipleship” in the Church today. In particular, Catholics in their 20’s and 30’s are leaving the faith at alarming rates. This is a direct result of ineffective evangelization and a lack of discipleship. We want to help parishes raise up young adult communities of missionary disciples who are characterized by what Pope Francis called a “missionary impulse” or a deep ache to spread the Good News."
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    • Peter Burak
      Director, i.d.9:16

      2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has a heart for preaching and reaching today's Catholic youth and young adults. His core message is: "Stand up and be a man or woman of God, in the heart of the Church!" He engages young people with stories from his youth, high school experiences, his two years on the University of Michigan basketball team, and his transfer to FUS. He motivates young people to stand up for Jesus and make a difference in their world.

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i.d.9:16

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Catholic Connection – May 19, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

  • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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    • Sherry Brownrigg

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Dealing with Forgiveness & Loss

  • Segment Guests:
    • Sally Robb

      Sally Robb is a wife and mother of six who has taught theology and philosophy in schools and parishes of the Diocese of Austin for 20 years. She has been the guest lecturer at conferences and retreats across the country. Sally debuted on Catholic radio as the co-host of "Morning Air" on Relevant Radio, a national Catholic radio network and and then served as the Director of Formation for the network.

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Dealing with Forgiveness & Loss

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Assisted suicide debate: Our laws should protect the most vulnerable among us

  • Segment Guests:
    • Maureen Ferguson
      Senior Policy Advisor, Catholic Association

      Maureen has appeared on numerous television interviews, including CNN, FOX News, PBS, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, EWTN, and C-SPAN giving commentary on the Catholic faith, religious liberty and conscience rights, and right-to-life issues. Her writing on these topics has been published and she has been quoted in various print outlets, including Politico, FoxNews.com, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Hill, National Review Online, and RealClearReligion.com.

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Assisted suicide debate: Our laws should protect the most vulnerable among us

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Catholic Connection – May 18, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

  • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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    • Sherry Brownrigg

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Conference - The Eucharist: Source & Summit of Our Faith

  • Description: Morning Conference - The Eucharist: Source & Summit of Our Faith. Taking place Saturday June 6th at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth, MI. Speakers include Deacon Alex Jones and Sr. Sarah Burdick. She will be speaking on "The Sole Remedy for the Soul."
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    • Sr. Sarah Burdick

      Sister Sarah is the Director of Formation for the Servants of God’s Love. As an evangelist, she has ministered to many people at missionary rallies in Eastern Europe and Africa and has worked with youth for over 20 years. She is presently the head of the theology department at Fr. Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor where she also teaches. Sister Sarah has also been a guest speaker at conferences and co-hosts the Ave Maria produced radio show, Notes from Above.

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The Coup at Catholic University

  • Description: "1968 witnessed perhaps the greatest revolution in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States. It was led by Fr. Charles Curran, professor of Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, with more than 500 theologians who signed a "Statement of Dissent" that declared Catholics were not bound in conscience to follow the Church's teaching in the encyclical of Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae, that said artificial contraception is morally wrong because it is destructive of the good of Christian marriage. The battle at Catholic University centered on the major question in Catholic higher education during the turbulent years after the Second Vatican Council, "What is the meaning of academic freedom at a Catholic university?" Curran and the dissenting theologians maintained they needed to be free to teach without constraint by any outside authority, including the bishops. The bishops maintained that the American tradition of religious freedom guaranteed the right of religiously-affiliated schools to require their professors to teach in accord with the authority of their church."
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The Coup at Catholic University

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Catholic Connection – May 18, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

  • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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    • Sherry Brownrigg

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The New Evangelization in the Family

  • Segment Guests:
    • Jon Leonetti

      For the past five years Jon Leonetti has dedicated his life to engaging Catholics in all walks of life. Providing keynote presentations and parish missions internationally, Jon is a recognized leader in the Church today, helping others to cultivate intimacy with Jesus Christ through prayer, Sacraments, family life, Mary and the saints. Jon and his wife Teresa reside in Des Moines, Iowa with their son Joseph. Jon is currently pursuing a masters degree in moral theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

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The New Evangelization in the Family

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The Inside Word at EWTN

  • Description: Doug Keck is EWTN's President & Chief Operating Officer. He joins Sherry 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: Sherry and Gail discuss Mark 10:25 -- "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
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    • Gail Buckley
      President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International
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