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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – February 17, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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The Abortion Controversy: A Panel Discussion

  • Description: Dave Sauve will be speaking on a panel on Feb 19th at St. Mary's Hospital of Michigan's Education Center Auditorium in Saginaw. The event is part of Right to Life of Michigan's Black History Month Speaker Series. See link below for more details.
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The Abortion Controversy: A Panel Discussion

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Catholic Connection – February 17, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Redeemed by Grace A Catholic Woman's Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back

  • Description: "This compelling story tells of Ramona’s struggle to reconcile her identity as a daughter of God with a world that sends conflicting messages concerning the source of our dignity and happiness. It is the honest and heartfelt account of a woman who, with the help of grace, strove to overcome the wounds of her own past while becoming an agent of healing for others."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ramona Treviño

      Ramona Treviño, devoted wife and mother, is a lifelong resident of Trenton, TX. After her exodus from Planned Parenthood, Ramona became an international public speaker and prolife advocate, speaking for the dignity and sanctity of life. She is proud to be called prolife, pro-woman, and pro-family.

    • Roxane Salonen

      Roxane Salonen has worked in professional communications for more than twenty years, including as an award-winning columnist, reporter, children’s author, and freelance writer. The wife and mother has also been a radio host, a communications director, and an editor for the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota. Her blog posts on faith and family appear regularly at Catholicmom.com and Peace Garden Mama.

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      • Book(s):
        • Redeemed by Grace A Catholic Woman's Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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Redeemed by Grace A Catholic Woman's Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back

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The U.K. Approves Production of Three-Parent Embryos

  • Description: "The concept of “designer babies” may sound like science fiction, a literal Brave New World, but it is decidedly not fictional – it is here now and being pushed rapidly into fertility clinics. After only a brief debate today in the House of Commons, British Members of Parliament (MPs) approved a proposal to create genetically-engineered babies who contain the DNA of three parents: two mums and a dad. The vote to approve wasn’t even close – 382 ayes to 128 noes." ...
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The U.K. Approves Production of Three-Parent Embryos

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Catholic Connection – February 16, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Teresa reflects more on the movies "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Old Fashioned."

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Holy Trinity Apostolate's Lenten Symposium

  • Description: The 18th Annual Lenten Symposium is taking place March 14th at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, MI. Speakers include Archbishop Vigneron, Ralph Martin, Fr. Luigi Gabris, and Dr. Janet Smith.
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    • Dr. Ralph Martin
      President, Renewal Ministries

      Ralph Martin is the President of Renewal Ministries and the host of the weekly television program The Choices We Face. He is the author of the recent bestselling book Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. He has also written The Fulfillment of All Desire and several other books on the Catholic Church, spirituality, and audio albums on the teaching of the saints. He is the Director of Graduate Programs in The New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Ralph is also Associate Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit as well as Visiting Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Holy Trinity Apostolate's Lenten Symposium

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Catholic Connection – February 16, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Fifty Shades of Grey/Old Fashioned

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Meg Meeker

      Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and the author of several books, including the national bestseller, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS; THE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS; and BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS. A popular speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and television programs.

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Fifty Shades of Grey/Old Fashioned

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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 21:22 -- "Whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
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    • Gail Buckley
      Founder & President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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Catholic Connection – February 13, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Holy Trinity Apostolate Pilgrimage

  • Description: From April 13-18th, you can discover the beauty of the saints with a Holy Trinity Apostolate pilgrimage to Stockbridge, MA, Niagara-on-the-Lake, & Niagara Falls. The pilgrimage is being organized by Corporate Travel. See the link below for more information.
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    • Barb Middleton
      Founder, Holy Trinity Apostolate
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The Donut Man Comes to Michigan

  • Description: Rob Evans, aka The Donut Man, is appearing at the Sacred Heart Banquet & Conference Center in Livonia on Sunday February 15th @ 1:30pm. Admission is $5 at the door. Children 4 years and under, Admitted FREE!
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    • Rob Evans
      The Donut Man

      "I am Rob Evans - The Donut Man, known for my Bible story-songs. I'm actually a 'Donut Repair Man'... Why? I use a donut to illustrate how something can be good, and yet still have something missing. At the end of every presentation, after kids hear the good news of Jesus, they get to fill the empty hole in a donut with a round pastry and then eat it!"

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The Donut Man Comes to Michigan

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Catholic Connection – February 13, 2015 – 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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Problems with 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

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    • Dr. Patrick Fagan
      Senior Fellow and Director, Marriage and Religion Research Institute

      Dr. Fagan started his career as a grade school teacher in Cork, Ireland, then returned to college to become a psychologist, practicing in Canada before pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. In 1984, Dr. Fagan moved into the public policy arena to work on family issues at the Free Congress Foundation. He then worked for Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana, before being appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Community Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by President George H.W. Bush. After that he spent the next thirteen years at the Heritage Foundation where he was a senior fellow.

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Problems with 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

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New Movie - "Old Fashioned"

  • Description: A reformed frat boy and a free-spirited woman attempt the impossible: an old-fashioned courtship in contemporary America.
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New Movie - "Old Fashioned"

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Catholic Connection – February 12, 2015 – Hour 1

  • Description: Teresa Tomeo, host of Catholic Connection is a dynamic Professional Speaker and local Media Personality. She discusses social issues, media awareness, and interviews local businesses, youth, families, and community leaders in Southeastern Michigan. Live and local, Teresa reports on news throughout the Catholic community and how we can make a difference.

Catholic Connection – February 12, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Saginaw Men’s Conference - March 7th

  • Description: Dr. Gresham will be speaking March 7th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Saginaw for the Saginaw Catholic Men's Conference. Vernon Robertson will also be speaking and Bishop Cistone will be celebrating Mass.
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    • Dr. John Gresham
      Academic Dean – Professor of Systematic Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
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Conclusion

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

Catholic Connection – February 12, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

  • Description: A new marriage program from our friends at the Augustine Institute will be released around Valentine's day.
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    • Dr. Ted Sri
      Vice President of Mission and Outreach, Augustine Institute

      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.

    • Dr. Pia de Solenni
      Associate Dean, Augustine Institute (Orange County)

      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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Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

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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 – February 11, 2015 – 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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