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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – March 28, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Ave Maria Radio's Spring Membership Drive

  • Description: Ave Maria Radio's Spring Membership Drive is coming up April 7-11. Tom joins Teresa in-studio this morning to tell us all about it!
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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 – March 28, 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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Epic Food Fight: A Bite-Sized History of Salvation

  • Description: Fr. Leo blends profound truths with humor and wit in a way that appeals to a wide cross-section of Catholics. In this new book, Fr. Leo goes beyond an explanation of how eating together builds stronger families to probe more deeply into the theological aspects of food. Following the example of Jesus Christ, whose miracles and teachings often involved food, Fr. Leo explains salvation history by what he calls a “theology of food —there is a godly logic to every bite we take. He shows how the devil seeks to poison God s children from within, getting them to “digest his lies by taking what is harmful and making it look beautiful and edible. This cosmic struggle between good and evil can be seen as an “eternal food fight between God and the devil.
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    • Fr. Leo Patalinghug
      Host and Founder, Grace Before Meals

      Father Leo Patalinghug is a Roman Catholic priest who holds a pontifical theological degree in Mariology (the study of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of Christ). He is also an international TV show host, radio host, and founder of the international movement Grace Before Meals, which provides a pastoral theology of the Eucharist to strengthen the communion of the family (the Domestic Church) through the blessing of the meal. He is a popular author, internationally sought-out speaker, and an effective preacher of the New Evangelization to diverse audiences in the modern world.

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Epic Food Fight: A Bite-Sized History of Salvation

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President Obama's Blind Spot on Religious Liberty

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Spiritual Direction Connection

  • Description: Dan and Teresa discuss her new book, "God's Bucket List: Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond."
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    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director, National Catholic Register
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Catholic Connection – March 27, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Gay Marriage in Michigan / HHS Mandate at the Supreme Court

  • Segment Guests:
    • Robert Muise
      Attorney, American Freedom Law Center

      Robert J. Muise, a former Marine infantry officer, is an expert in constitutional law. Since 2000, his law practice has been dedicated to defending religious liberties, the freedom of speech, and the right to life in state and federal trial and appellate courts all across the country. More recently, Mr. Muise has been involved in numerous cases defending American freedoms against the growing threat of sharia.

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Church of the Holy Family - Parish Mission

  • Description: Peter Herbeck joins Teresa to tell us about the Parish Mission coming up April 6-10 at Church of the Holy Family in Novi, MI. Other speakers include Ralph Martin and Sr. Ann Shields.
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    • Peter Herbeck
      Vice President and Director of Missions, Renewal Ministries

      Peter Herbeck is the Vice President and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries. He has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe for the past thirty years. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. He is a frequent conference speaker, has authored When the Spirit Comes in Power and When the Spirit Speaks, and has produced CDs and booklets about discipleship and life in the Spirit. Peter is involved with i.d.916, an outreach to Catholic young adults sponsored by Renewal Ministries.

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Church of the Holy Family - Parish Mission

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Catholic Connection – March 27, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Heartbeat International Conference / Lenten Resolutions

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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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Heartbeat International Conference / Lenten Resolutions

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Culture of Life Africa

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    • Obianuju Ekeocha

      Obianuju Ekeocha is a committed cradle Catholic born and raised in Nigeria. She has a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria and an MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of East London. She is currently living and working as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Canterbury, England. She has a passion for preserving, promoting and presenting the African Culture of Life and on that note she wrote "An Open Letter to Melinda Gates," published by Catholic Online and "In Defense of Dignity" published by Catholic Exchange. Her highest ambition is to be a missionary of the Gospel of Life in Africa and beyond. She is part of Culture of Life Africa (Culture de Vie Afrique), an initiative dedicated to the promotion and propagation of the Gospel of Life in Africa through the dissemination of good information, sensitization and education.

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Culture of Life Africa

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Catholic Connection – March 26, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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The Donkey / Book Signing

  • Description: "When young Claire’s family brought home a donkey from a rural Michigan county fair in 1920, several miraculous events caused them to believe the donkey was a gift from God. Dan Mertze, a 48-year-old newspaper reporter, vainly tries to overcome a despairing world view that has gradually permeated his writing. He reluctantly accepts an assignment to interview 99-year-old Claire Henning, relating her childhood religious experiences involving a donkey. After several interviews with Claire, subtle changes occur in Dan’s life as he learns not all troubles are bad and some are blessings." Paul will be at a book signing event March 29th at Faith @ Work in Troy, MI.
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    • Paul Stuligross

      Paul Stuligross’s career includes twenty-four years as a police officer, with several as a detective. He received an Officer of the Year award for developing and implementing a comprehensive chaplain’s program for his police department. He currently writes for the Michigan Catholic Newspaper and is a member of the Police Officer Writers Association, American Christian Writers Association, American Society of Authors & Writers and the Catholic Writers Guild.

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Lennon Center Banquet - April 4th

  • Description: The Lennon Pregnancy Center's 17th Annual Banquet is taking place April 4th at the Dearborn Inn. The keynote speaker is comic Mike Williams. He is a nationally known speaker and writer who has a passion for life. He came to popularity as a pro-life speaker after Focus on the Family brought his personal story to the national spotlight.
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    • Mike Williams

      Mike Williams tours in the spring and fall each year bringing his unique blend of stand-up and musical comedy to over 80 concert venues. Twenty+ years of experience allows this seasoned professional to really connect with adult audiences around the country. You would be hard pressed to find a comedian who could unite 20 somethings and the 80 somethings any better than Mike.

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Lennon Center Banquet - April 4th

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Catholic Connection – March 26, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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2014 International Theology of the Body Congress

  • Description: The 2014 International Theology of the Body Congress will once again be the most expansive gathering of experts and popularists in the history of this extraordinary teaching. Held in Philadelphia July 9 – 11, 2014 and hosted by the Theology of the Body Institute, the world’s leading experts and members of the Church hierarchy will gather to teach and network with educators, activists and devotees to apply this teaching to many facets of the Catholic Faith and everyday life.
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    • Damon Owens
      Executive Director, Theology of the Body Institute

      Damon Owens is the founder of Joy Filled Marriage NJ a non-profit organization providing training, resources, and support for engaged and married couples. In 2005, he introduced an exciting new marriage program in NJ, God's Plan for a Joy Filled Marriage (Ascension Press), developed by Christopher West and based on the Theology of the Body. Damon has published numerous articles and appeared on EWTN Life on the Rock and March for Life 2006, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News 48 Hours, BET Evening News, and National Public Radio.

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2014 International Theology of the Body Congress

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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 – March 25, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Lenten Day of Reflection - April 5, 2014

  • Description: Deepen your commitment to reconciliation and penance this Lent by attending a free day of spiritual reflection on Saturday, April 5 at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Allen Park! Three guest speakers and presentations on penitential subjects, Mass with Detroit Bishop Donald Hanchon, afternoon opportunities for private confession, and small group discussions highlight the day. Space is limited – make your reservation today by calling Patty Barajas at 313-883-8657 or email: barajas.patricia@aod.org
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    • Dr. Mark Latkovic
      Professor of Moral and Systematic Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

      Dr. Latkovic is a professor of moral and systematic theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and other writings on moral law. Dr. Latkovic is a nationally known speaker, panelist, reviewer, and consultant.

    • Dr. Patricia Cooney-Hathaway
      Professor of Spirituality and Systematic Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

      Dr. Cooney-Hathaway is an full professor of spirituality and systematic theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI. She has been a frequent presenter at Visitation North Spirituality Center and her offerings in the field of spirituality have been favorites over the years. She offers in her speaking and writing what Elizabeth A. Dreyer describes as “not just important-but pressing, crucial, urgent-that all women of faith own the title ‘theologian’ and shape this role in light of each woman’s unique set of characteristics, context, relationships and spiritualities.”

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Conclusion

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

Catholic Connection – March 25, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Feast of the Annunciation

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Feast of the Annunciation

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Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Overturned

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    • Dr. Monica Miller

      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.

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Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Overturned

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Catholic Connection – March 24, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Overturned

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    • Robert Muise
      Attorney, American Freedom Law Center

      Robert J. Muise, a former Marine infantry officer, is an expert in constitutional law. Since 2000, his law practice has been dedicated to defending religious liberties, the freedom of speech, and the right to life in state and federal trial and appellate courts all across the country. More recently, Mr. Muise has been involved in numerous cases defending American freedoms against the growing threat of sharia.

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Catholic Medical Ethics: Should medical students have to check their faith at the door?

  • Description: "How does a Catholic handle the complex moral issues that can arise in a healthcare setting? Can a faithful Catholic prescribe contraceptives or participate in an abortion or sterilization? Dr. Martin Leever, PhD, will discuss these and other issues on April 7th at 4:30pm at O'Dowd Hall on the Oakland Univ. campus - 2200 N. Squirrel Rd Rochester, MI 48309."
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    • John Damiani
      President, Detroit Catholic Medical Association

      John Damiani, D.O. is an associate of the Michigan Institute of Urology, P.C. He has practiced in the Metropolitan Detroit area since 1998. Dr. Damiani is certified by the Osteopathic Board of Surgery-Urology. Dr. Damiani specializes in all areas of Adult Urology, including Female Incontinence, Laser Surgery, and Kidney Stones. Dr. Damiani received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Aquinas College in California in 1984. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Damiani completed his Urology Internship at Detroit Osteopathic / Bi-County Hospitals in 1989 and his Urology Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1994.

    • Dr. Martin Leever
      Professor, University of Detroit Mercy

      Leever teaches ethical theory, professional ethics and the history of philosophy. His research and publications focus on ethical issues in the professions and also on the history of philosophy, especially eighteenth-century Scottish moral philosophy. He also serves as an ethics consultant to social service and health care organizations. Leever holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Marquette University and a Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. He joined the University in 2000. Leever received the Faculty Achievement Award in 2006.

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Catholic Medical Ethics: Should medical students have to check their faith at the door?

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Catholic Connection – March 24, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

  • Description: "From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen—or rebuild—her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. This empowering book offers a road map to help mothers find the strength and confidence to raise extraordinary sons by providing encouragement, education, and practical advice."
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    • 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. In 2012, Dr. Meeker released STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS: THE 30-DAY CHALLENGE, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the original bestselling title. 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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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

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U.S. Bishops Designate Washington D.C. Location as John Paul II National Shrine

  • Segment Guests:
    • Patrick Kelly
      Executive Director, National Shrine to Blessed John Paul II

      Patrick Kelly is the Executive Director of the Blessed John Paul II Shrine, and oversees the Shrine’s establishment as a place of pilgrimage dedicated to the spirituality, legacy and apostolic work of Blessed John Paul II. He is responsible for managing the Shrine’s day-to-day operations, staff and activities. Familiar with the life and legacy of Blessed John Paul II, Mr. Kelly holds a Master of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Romans 5:8 -- "But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us."
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    • Gail Buckley
      Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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