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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – April 7, 2014 – Hour 1

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Former Mega-Church Pastor, Now Catholic

  • Description: The mission of the Dynamic Catholic Institute is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. Dr. Hunt joins Teresa in this new full-hour interview sharing the story of his journey to the Catholic Church and his work with the Dynamic Catholic Institute. (Originally aired September 16, 2013)
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    • Dr. Allen Hunt
      Vice-President of Strategy and Content, The Dynamic Catholic Institute
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Former Mega-Church Pastor, Now Catholic

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Former Mega-Church Pastor, Now Catholic

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Former Mega-Church Pastor, Now Catholic

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Former Mega-Church Pastor, Now Catholic

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Catholic Connection – April 7, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Delivered: True Stories of Men and Women Who Turned from Porn to Purity

  • Description: "Deliverance from pornography is possible and these true stories prove it. The pious man whose fairytale marriage was almost destroyed by his fierce addiction... The young woman who escaped a broken and abusive childhood only to become ensnared in porn s seamy underworld... The couple who tried everything to beat the pain and shame of porn in their home... The female musician who thought porn was a guy thing until she got hooked herself... ...and five other inspiring tales of liberation from the ravages of pornography. Delivered is proof that no one is beyond the reach of God's healing grace." (Originally aired March 18, 2014)
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    • Matt Fradd

      Matthew Fradd is Australian by birth and Catholic by choice. After experiencing a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000, Matthew committed himself to inviting others to know Jesus Christ and the Church He founded. He s worked in full-time law ministry in Australia, Canada, Ireland and the U.S, and been a guest speaker, writer, blogger, and radio guest on the BBC, EWTN, The Irish Morning Show, and Catholic Answers Live, where he has shared his personal story of sin, redemption, and healing to people all over the world.

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Delivered: True Stories of Men and Women Who Turned from Porn to Purity

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Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day

  • Description: "Meet the Risen Jesus with an amazing bunny—and his amazing tale—in this beautifully illustrated hardcover children’s book. Children will learn about Jesus’ friendship and comfort through the eyes of a timid bunny rabbit who experiences firsthand the love and joy Jesus brings. Easter Bunny's Amazing Day is sure to be a family favorite every Easter."
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    • Cathy Gilmore

      Cathy Gilmore is a native of St. Louis, MO and a married mother of 3 children. She homeschooled her daughters for 7 years. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Cathy writes with inspiration from her experience as a Program Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori based children’s bible study program for 3-9 year olds. Preparing her presentations for CGS, fuels her passion for writing stories that deeply touch young hearts with the love of Christ.

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Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day

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Catholic Connection – April 4, 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

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The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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Catholic Connection – April 4, 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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"The Passion of The Christ" - 10 Years Old

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    • Tom Allen

      Tom Allen, executive producer and director of Champions of Faith: Baseball, is co-founder, editor-in-chief and president of Catholic Exchange, a leading Catholic media organization. He has founded and managed other media organizations including American Family Media, Catholic Outreach and Kolbe Communications LLC, which provided distribution expense financing for The Passion of The Christ. He also served in key producing and editorial roles in the start-ups of Relevant Radio and MovieMaker Magazine.

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"The Passion of The Christ" - 10 Years Old

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Another botched abortion, another young woman killed by “choice”

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Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation

  • Description: Under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the mission of the Avila Institute is to provide spiritual education and formation to Catholics around the world who are seeking to deepen their understanding and appropriation of the magisterium faithful mystical and ascetical patrimony of the Catholic Church.
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    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director, National Catholic Register

      Dan speaks frequently on the interior life and his journey from Judaism, through Evangelical Christianity, to the Catholic Church. His award-winning blog, Catholic Spiritual Direction, has helped hundreds of thousands of souls seeking faithful Catholic spirituality.

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Catholic Connection – April 3, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Patrons of the Arts in Vatican Museums - Piano Concert

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    • Eric Genuis

      Genuis’ musical education includes achieving First Class A.R.C.T. Honors in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He has completed course work in film scoring from the Berklee College of Music. Eric Genuis is a musical tour de force and his concerts are a proven thrill to music lovers of both classical and contemporary music.

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Marian Pilgrimage to Montreal and Quebec

  • Description: Travel with His Excellency, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, to visit the historic walled Quebec City for the 350th Jubilee Anniversary of the foundation of Notre-Dame de Quebec, the "mother-parish" of all other Catholic parishes of Canada and the United States.
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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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Marian Pilgrimage to Montreal and Quebec

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Catholic Connection – April 3, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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A Voice Undefeated

  • Description: Raye's autobiography, A Voice Undefeated, gives readers a down-to-earth account of the author's personal and professional life. From his childhood in Arkansas and Texas through his days with the Wray Brothers Band in Oregon and Reno to his rise to international stardom, this book is both a journey to the top of the music world and an intimate diary of a soul that has suffered great professional and personal losses. Many who love Collin Raye, the successful country music artist, don't know much about Collin Raye, the man, and the many trials he has endured with faith and courage. Most recently his beloved nine-year-old granddaughter, Haley, died in 2010 from an undiagnosed neurological disease. Since Haley's death, Collin has become an advocate for the sick and disabled and has established the Haley Bell Blesséd Chair Foundation to provide wheelchairs to families with special needs children. This is a remarkable, inspirational story told by the man who lived it. It is a story of faith, of struggle, of suffering, of profound love, and ultimately of triumph in the midst of tragedy.
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    • Collin Raye

      Collin Raye is one of America's best-loved country singers. He produced twenty-four Top Ten singles, of which sixteen were Number One hits, and a total of five straight platinum and two gold albums, which is a record for the Epic label to this day. He is an advocate for sick and disabled persons and continues to perform live throughout the country.

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A Voice Undefeated

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Triune Health Group v. HHS Mandate

  • Description: "Chris and Mary Anne Yep and their company, Triune Health Group, filed a lawsuit against both the HHS and the Illinois “Birth Control Mandate.” The Yeps and Triune, recently named by Crain’s Chicago Business as the Best Place to Work for Women in the Chicago metro area, sued the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”), the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Illinois Department of Insurance, in an attempt to stop the Mandates’ requirements that they supply employee health insurance coverage for abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilizations. Their lawsuit against the HHS Mandate is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, before Judge Amy J. St. Eve. Their claims against the Illinois Mandate have been split off into a separate lawsuit, pending in Sangamon County Circuit Court, before Judge Belz."
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Triune Health Group v. HHS Mandate

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Catholic Connection – April 2, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Pro-Life Student Event @ Madonna University

  • Description: On April 12, 2014, LIFESPAN, Educational Center for Life and Madonna University Respect Life committee are hosting a Pro-Life Student Event featuring Julie Beyel from Save the Storks. Save the Storks has a small (at present) fleet of buses equipped with state of the art ultrasound machine. They park the bus outside abortion clinics and attempt to counsel abortion minded women entering the clinics. They offer free ultra sounds as well as providing referrals to pregnancy help centers and pro-life outreach organizations. Also on the program will be Mike Stack from Rachel Vineyards and who is himself an ultrasound technician.
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Conclusion

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

Catholic Connection – April 2, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future

  • Description: To build for the future, we must learn from the past. With an engaging and personal style, Fr. Bob Hater considers both the future and the past in this one-of-a-kind bridge building book about catechesis in America. Discover Fr. Hater's entirely new concept for catechesis -- a Common Sense approach. It takes into account the historical framework over the course of the 20th century and overlays key concepts to give catechetical leaders and catechists, usually volunteers, what they need to succeed today.
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    • Fr. Robert Hater

      Fr. Robert J. Hater, Ph.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is widely respected for his extensive work in catechesis and religious education. He has written many books and is a well-known, internationally acclaimed lecturer in ministry, evangelization, catechesis, and spirituality.

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      • Book(s):
        • Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future

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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 – April 1, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Spiritus Sanctus Academy Scholarship Dinner Auction - April 5

  • Description: The Dominican Sisters of Mary are pleased to announce that Mr. Al Kresta will be our 2014 Medal of St. Dominic recipients. Mr. Kresta will be honored at the 2014 SSA Scholarship Dinner Auction on Saturday, April 5th.
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    • Janna Schoenle

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The Cross and The Light

  • Description: Kelly Nieto is bringing "The Cross and the Light" to the Music Hall Center in Detroit from April 10th-13th. She joins Teresa this morning to tell us all about it.
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    • Kelly Nieto
      The Cross and the Light

      Kelly is a former Miss Michigan, Miss America Runner-Up, and Miss America Talent Winner. She has performed as the opening act for Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, and Charlie Daniels. She is a former atheist who embraced the Catholic faith after exploring the occult and the New Age.

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The Cross and The Light

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Catholic Connection – April 1, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Reclaiming Francis: How the Saint and the Pope are Renewing the Church

  • Description: "As Pope Francis continues to call for the rebuilding of the Church, Msgr. Charles M. Murphy, author of The Spirituality of Fasting and Eucharistic Adoration, offers a timely look at what today's Church can learn from St. Francis of Assisi about evangelization and renewal. When Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio chose the name Francis, a renewed sense of hope and energy swept through the Church. In this timely book, Msgr. Charles M. Murphy examines the correlations between the two Francises and shows why St. Francis is an ideal model for today. Just as in St. Francis's time, today's Church can only be rebuilt and reinforced by a spiritual renewal that comes from within itself, a vision that Pope Francis carries forward in the New Evangelization. Pope Paul VI, the first modern pope to focus on evangelization, once said, "People today listen more to witnesses than to teachers." Pope Francis knows that St. Francis is just such a witness and Murphy enlivens them both for his readers."
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    • Msgr. Charles Murphy

      Msgr. Murphy is the director of the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Portland, Maine. Previously he served his diocese as director of education and has pastored four different parishes. He is the author of several articles and books, including "Eucharistic Adoration and The Spirituality of Fasting."

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        • Reclaiming Francis: How the Saint and the Pope are Renewing the Church
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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Reclaiming Francis: How the Saint and the Pope are Renewing the Church

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Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

  • Description: "In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once again taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this thrilling exploration, Pitre shows how the suffering and death of Jesus was far more than a tragic Roman execution. Instead, the Passion of Christ was the fulfillment of ancient Jewish prophecies of a wedding, when the God of the universe would wed himself to humankind in an everlasting nuptial covenant."
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    • Dr. Brant Pitre
      Professor of Sacred Scripture, Notre Dame Seminary

      Brant is the author of the bestselling book "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper" (2011). Dr. Pitre is an extremely enthusiastic and highly sought-after speaker who lectures regularly across the United States. He has produced dozens of Bible studies on both CD and DVD, in which he explores the biblical roots of the Catholic faith. He has also appeared on a number of Catholic radio and television shows, such as Catholic Answers Live and EWTN.

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Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

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