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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – April 7, 2015 – Hour 1

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Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory: 365 Reflections

  • Description: "Every day we have another opportunity to pray for the holy souls in purgatory - author, speaker, and purgatory expert Susan Tassone gives you a unique tool to do just that. Day by Day for the Holy Souls includes prayers, teachings about purgatory, real-life stories, Susan's own wisdom, meditations, quotes from the saints, and more. You can use this book however you like - as a daily devotional, as a year round novena, to follow the liturgical seasons - or, just pick it up and read as the Spirit leads you." (Originally aired December 26, 2014)
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    • Susan Tassone

      Susan Tassone has long been a passionate champion for the holy souls in purgatory and is recognized as leading the “purgatory movement” in the United States. She is a best-selling author whose first work, The Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, has sold more than 75,000 copies. In addition to her many writings on behalf of those in purgatory, she is a popular speaker and frequent guest on radio and TV shows. Susan holds a master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University and has had the honor and privilege of being granted two private audiences with Blessed Pope John Paul II, who bestowed a special blessing upon her and her ministry for the holy souls.

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Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory: 365 Reflections

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Catholic Connection – April 7, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and the End of Tolerance in America

  • Description: "The expected Supreme Court decision imposing on 50 states an entirely new understanding of marriage, and the frenzy of hatred that gay activists have stoked against Indiana for trying to shelter religious believers from crippling lawsuits should wake us to a cold and stark reality: The age of tolerance in America is vanishing before your eyes. The question is how Christians and other people of faith and good will are going to respond." ...
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Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and the End of Tolerance in America

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New Survey Reveals Tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds Struggle with Pornography Addiction

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New Survey Reveals Tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds Struggle with Pornography Addiction

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Catholic Connection – April 6, 2015 – Hour 1

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The Cross and The Light 2015

  • Description: "The Cross and The Light" is coming back to Michigan from April 16-May 16th. Locations include St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield, St. Patrick in White Lake, St. Isidore in Macomb, and others. She tells us all about this years production. (Originally aired March 12, 2015)
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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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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."

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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 – April 6, 2015 – Hour 2

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Introduction

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Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

  • Description: "In her first book, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus, Sherry Weddell, cofounder of the Catherine of Siena Institute, captured the attention of Catholics across the globe as she uncovered the life-changing power that accompanies the conscious decision to follow Jesus as his disciple. Now, in the groundbreaking Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples, she has gathered together experienced leaders and collaborators whose exceptional field-tested wisdom and enthusiasm for transforming Catholic parishes into centers of discipleship and apostolic outreach is both inspiring and practical."
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    • Sherry Weddell

      Sherry Weddell is the International Co-Director and co-founder of Catherine of Siena Institute. She created the first charism discernment process specifically designed for Catholics. Sherry is the author of several books including “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus” and “Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples" and is an international speaker on discipleship and evangelization.

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Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

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The Inside Word at EWTN

  • Description: Doug Keck is EWTN's President & Chief Operating Officer. He joins Teresa 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: Teresa and Gail discuss Matthew 28:12-13 -- "The chief priests assembled with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’"
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    • Gail Buckley
      President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International
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Catholic Connection – April 3, 2015 – Hour 1

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"The Theology of 'The Passion of the Christ'"

  • Description: A serious, scene by scene, in-depth theological study of the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ, Dr. Miller's analysis not only focuses on the more obvious Marian, Eucharistic, and Incarnational themes, but she also discusses and explains the more difficult images and gestures of the movie. Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book also discusses the film's depiction of the Jews and Romans from a theological and cultural perspective and examines the various sources of The Passion, notably the Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich. One chapter examines how the movie has changed people's lives and an Appendix compares The Passion of the Christ to other movies about the life of Jesus. (Originally aired March 24, 2015)
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    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Associate Professor of Sacred Theology, Madonna University
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Human Life International - Pro-Life Missionary Work

  • Description: Originally aired March 12, 2015
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    • Fr. Shenan Boquet
      President, Human Life International

      Father Boquet travels around the world spreading the Gospel of Life as president of Human Life International. He is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana where he served before joining HLI in August 2011.

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A.D. The Bible Continues: Ministers & Martyrs

  • Description: "Based on the epic NBC television event, A.D. The Bible Continues: Ministers and Martyrs offers an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Relying on the ancient documents, as well as latest archaeological findings and scientific research, acclaimed author Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the ancient streets and crowded marketplaces through which Mary and the Apostles journeyed as they built a Church that lasts even to our day." (Originally aired March 31, 2015)
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    • Mike Aquilina

      Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of eight series that air on EWTN. Mike’s career in publishing spans three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.

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Catholic Connection – April 3, 2015 – Hour 2

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Good Friday Special w/ 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. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

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Catholic Connection – April 2, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Diocese of Lansing Catholic Men's Conference

  • Description: The "Accept the Challenge" 2015 Diocese of Lansing Catholic Men's Conference is taking place April 25th at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Brighton. Speakers include Matthew Leonard and Bert Ghezzi.
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    • Matthew Leonard
      Executive Director, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

      A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew holds a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University and is a frequent guest on radio stations across the country including CBS, SiriusXM, and Immaculate Heart Radio. He television appearances include EWTN and Shalom Media. Matthew's articles have been published in newspapers and magazines such as Our Sunday Visitor, Shalom Tidings, and the Magnificat.

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Catholic Connection – April 2, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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FRC Applauds Arkansas Legislature for Overwhelmingly Approving the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

  • Segment Guests:
    • Travis Weber
      Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Family Research Council

      Before joining FRC, Travis worked in private practice, primarily litigating federal civil rights cases. He also handled military-related legal issues and criminal defense matters. Travis holds a J.D. from Regent University School of Law, where he served as the Notes & Comments Editor on Law Review. Travis also graduated with an LL.M. in International Law (with distinction) and a Certificate in International Human Rights Law from Georgetown University Law Center.

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FRC Applauds Arkansas Legislature for Overwhelmingly Approving the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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Indiana & Cinderella

  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Robert Barron
      Founder, Word on Fire

      Father Robert Barron is an author, speaker and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire, which reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith. Father Barron is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith. The series has aired across the country on PBS and EWTN, and has been seen and broadcast in parishes, universities, schools and media outlets throughout the world.

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Catholic Connection – April 1, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Teresa tells us about an interview she did with Charlie Langton of Fox 2 News Detroit concerning Indiana's religious freedom law.

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Lansing Women’s Discernment Retreat

  • Description: Two-day discernment retreat of Consecrated/ Religious life with Consecrated women from different communities. Mass, Confession, mentoring, food and fellowship with other ladies. April 11-12, 2015 to the beautiful Camp de Sales in Brooklyn, MI. Visit dioceseoflansing.org/vocations or contact Dawn Hausmann, 517-342-2506.
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Catholic Connection – April 1, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Catholic Youth Give Back To Help the Hungry – And Help Themselves

  • Description: "Can kids have fun together while helping to save other kids across the globe from the scourge of hunger? Hear what 18-year Esther Ponce de Leon, a senior at John Paul II High School in Florida, had to say after she and 130 other young people from three Catholic Schools donned aprons and cleaning caps and rolled up their sleeves to help pack food for hungry children overseas at a Cross-Pack in Florida. “I loved being in the assembly line being with my friends and making a difference. I would tell anyone interested it’s worth the time. It’s worth giving up a few hours on Saturday to give back. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!”"
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Latest News from the Vatican

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Latest News from the Vatican

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Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection" and previews tomorrow's show.

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