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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – September 4, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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ChristLife

  • Description: ChristLife is a lay Catholic ministry established in 1995 in response to the Church's call to a new evangelization. They are an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Baltimore supported by Archbishop Lori. Their vision is to equip Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so that others might come to know personally the love of God through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit, becoming his followers and members of the Church.
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    • Fr. Mike Saporito
      Board of Directors, ChristLife

      Fr. Mike Saporito is the Pastor of St. Helen’s Parish in Westfield, NJ and is on the Board of Directors for ChristLife. Fr. Mike is one the main speakers at the Archdiocese of Detroit Discovering Christ Conference on September 12-13, 2014. He was ordained in 1992. He is a member of the Evangelization Commission for the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ. He has several years of experience running the ChristLife series and is passionate about the New Evangelization.

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Local Events to Remember Aborted Children

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    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Director, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society

      Dr. Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society — an activist pro-life group that she founded in 1986. She is also an Associate Professor of Sacred Theology at Madonna University. Dr. Miller is a nationally known pro-life leader and a pioneer of the pro-life rescue movement. She is a veteran sidewalk counselor and has organized hundreds of pro-life pickets, rallies, demonstrations and conferences.

    • Barb Yagley
      40 Days for Life - Southfield
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Conclusion

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

Catholic Connection – September 4, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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The Identical

  • Description: "The Identical" is a redemptive movie about a young man, the son of a preacher, who rejects his father’s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success and failure, and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really is. It’s a captivating story about a family restored, and a life discovered.
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Stem For Life Foundation & ALS

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Stem For Life Foundation & ALS

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Teresa reflects on the Gospel reading from today at mass.

Catholic Connection – September 3, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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The “Family Fully Alive” Student Contest

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Conclusion

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

Catholic Connection – September 3, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro, News, and Steve Ray

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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.

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Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Heart of a Disciple

  • Description: The call of Christ to each of us is as heart-stopping as the moment captured by Caravaggio in his painting, The Call of St. Matthew. Jesus points, he invites-and Matthew the tax-collector must make a decision. "The Lord does not disappoint those who take that risk" and choose him, Pope Francis tells us in his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel. Dr. Edward Sri, theologian, author, and speaker, unpacks The Joy of the Gospel, making it accessible and actionable. In these brief reflections Sri explores those things that hold us back, how we can open ourselves to God's love, and the difference this can make to our joyful proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel reminds us that when life weighs us down, "the Lord is already there, waiting for us with open arms."
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    • Dr. Edward Sri

      Dr. Edward Sri is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), and he currently serves as the provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. A nationally known Catholic speaker, he appears regularly on EWTN.

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      • Book(s):
        • Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Heart of a Disciple
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Heart of a Disciple

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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 29, 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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National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies – Sept 13

  • Description: "On Saturday, September 14, 2013, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League co-sponsored the first annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, calling on pro-life Americans to honor the gravesites of our unborn brothers and sisters. Solemn prayer vigils were be conducted at these gravesites, of which there are 44 across the United States, as well as at dozens of other sites dedicated in memory of aborted children. The date of September 14, 2013, was chosen for the event because it marks the 25th anniversary of the burial of several hundred abortion victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Monica Miller
      Director, Citizens for a Pro-life Society

      Dr. Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society — an activist pro-life group that she founded in 1986. She is also an Associate Professor of Sacred Theology at Madonna University. Dr. Miller is a nationally known pro-life leader and a pioneer of the pro-life rescue movement. She is a veteran sidewalk counselor and has organized hundreds of pro-life pickets, rallies, demonstrations and conferences.

    • Eric Scheidler
      Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League

      Eric Scheidler is the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, founded in 1980 by his father, veteran pro-life leader Joe Scheidler, to fight abortion through non-violent direct action. He coordinates many League events, including the Face the Truth Tours, and other League protests and campaigns. Eric speaks frequently on pro-life activism, marriage and the family to audiences across the the United States and internationally.

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National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies – Sept 13

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Scarlett Johansson Launches Pro-Abortion T-Shirt Line with Planned Parenthood

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    • 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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Catholic Connection – September 2, 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 2, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Update Live from Israel

  • 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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Update Live from Israel

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Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography

  • Description: Pornography is no longer just a men's issue. Dr. Peter Kleponis presents an alarming in-depth look at the pornography epidemic that is ruining lives, marriages, families, and careers—and hindering life-giving relationships with God. Read the stories of real people—men, women, clergy, seminarians, and teens—who've suffered from addictions to pornography and went on to find healing. Freedom is possible. Integrity can be restored.
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    • Dr. Peter Kleponis
      Integrity Restored

      Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA. He holds an M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA and a Ph.D. in General Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning! program. He has presented his conferences to numerous dioceses, colleges, seminaries religious communities, parent’s groups and other Catholic organizations.

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Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography

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Catholic Connection – September 1, 2014 – Hour 1

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Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture

  • Description: "This book goes beyond the politics of pragmatism and cultural relativism to reacquaint the reader with first principles. It demonstrates what the Church has to say about the most important issues of our time and why. It anticipates the questions readers will ask and provides the answers they will need in the struggle to restore respect for human dignity." (Originally aired July 21, 2014)
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    • Sheila Liaugminas

      Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy Award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. She reported for Time magazine in its Midwest Bureau for over 20 years, and co-hosted the Chicago television program YOU. She has appeared on Fox Chicago News and the BBC. Liaugminas is an established contributor to MercatorNet.com, and has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, Crisis, National Catholic Register, and National Review Online. She currently hosts the daily radio program A Closer Look on Relevant Radio.

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      • Book(s):
        • Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

  • Description: "Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court accepted the validity of same-sex "marriage", which, until a decade ago, was unheard of in the history of Western or any other civilization? Where has the "gay rights" movement come from, and how has it so easily conquered America? The answers are in the dynamics of the rationalization of sexual misbehavior. The power of rationalization-the means by which one mentally transforms wrong into right-drives the gay rights movement, gives it its revolutionary character, and makes its advocates indefatigable. The homosexual cause moved naturally from a plea for tolerance to cultural conquest because the security of its rationalization requires universal acceptance. In other words, we all must say that the bad is good. At stake in the rationalization of homosexual behavior is the notion that human beings are ordered to a purpose that is given by their Nature. The understanding that things have an in-built purpose is being replaced by the idea that everything is subject to man's will and power, which is considered to be without limits. This is what the debate over homosexuality is really about-the Nature of reality itself." (Originally aired May 16, 2014)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Robert R. Reilly

      Robert Reilly was Senior Advisor for Information Strategy (2002-2006) for the U.S. Secretary of Defense. He directed Voice of America and served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President (1983-1985). A graduate of Georgetown University and the Claremont Graduate University, he has written widely on foreign policy, “war of ideas” issues and classical music. His previous book is "The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis."

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

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Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

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Catholic Connection – September 1, 2014 – Hour 2

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Archbishop takes Satanists to court over "black Mass"

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From Fear to Faith: A Worrier's Guide to Discovering Peace

  • Description: "Even though the Bible tells us to “be not afraid” but it's next to impossible to follow that advice when faced with the big - and small - “what-ifs” of life. Chronic worrier Gary Zimak is no stranger to fear and anxiety, and in From Fear to Faith he shares his process for overcoming common and wearying fears and embracing the calm strength of faith through his 5-P method. As Gary says writes, by doing what we can and letting God take it from there, we can start feeling less anxious and more at more at peace today!" (Originally aired August 4, 2014)
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From Fear to Faith: A Worrier's Guide to Discovering Peace

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When The Game Stands Tall

  • Description: Originally aired August 21, 2014
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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 29, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Stride For Seminarians

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A Day of Prayer & Repentance - Sept 6

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A Day of Prayer & Repentance - Sept 6

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