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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – March 24, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Overturned

  • 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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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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Catholic Connection – March 21, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Artist talks about icons at Livonia church soup supper

  • Description: Kathy Crombie will talk about the artistic and spiritual process involved in creating icons in a presentation called “Created in His Image,” Tuesday, March 25, at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 11441 Hubbard, just south of Plymouth Road, in Livonia. The Dearborn artist will start her presentation at 7 p.m., following a a Lenten soup supper at 6 p.m. The supper costs $5 per person, payable at the door.
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Artist talks about icons at Livonia church soup supper

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Catholic Connection – March 21, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro, News, and Matt Swaim

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How many women must die before abortion is recalled?

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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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Bought with a Price: Every Man's Duty to Protect Himself and His Family from a Pornographic Culture

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Bought with a Price: Every Man's Duty to Protect Himself and His Family from a Pornographic Culture

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Catholic Connection – March 20, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Today is International Happiness Day.

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It Is Well - Life in the Storm

  • Description: Chris Faddis joined Teresa on her show back on February 7. He and his wife Angela Faddis were devout Catholics with two young children, who trusted in the Lord and His plan for their family. But the married couple's faith would receive an immense test on Easter Sunday 2011, when Angela was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Angela died 17 months later, on Sept. 21, 2012, holding the hand of her heartbroken husband. One year later, Chris Faddis chronicles the inspirational journey he shared with his wife. "As you read this book you'll encounter the often harsh reality of the Christian journey," writes Catholic speaker and author Mark Hart in the foreword. Chris is coming to Michigan for several talks and he is back to tell us all about it.
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It Is Well - Life in the Storm

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Catholic Connection – March 20, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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The Protestant's Dilemma: How the Reformation's Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism

  • Description: "What if Protestantism were true? What if the Reformers really were heroes, the Bible the sole rule of faith, and Christ s Church just an invisible collection of loosely united believers? As an Evangelical, Devin Rose used to believe all of it. Then one day the nagging questions began. He noticed things about Protestant belief and practice that didn t add up. He began following the logic of Protestant claims to places he never expected it to go -leading to conclusions no Christians would ever admit to holding. In The Protestant s Dilemma, Rose examines over thirty of those conclusions, showing with solid evidence, compelling reason, and gentle humor how the major tenets of Protestantism - if honestly pursued to their furthest extent - wind up in dead ends. The only escape? Catholic truth. Rose patiently unpacks each instance, and shows how Catholicism solves the Protestant s dilemma through the witness of Scripture, Christian history, and the authority with which Christ himself undeniably vested his Church. The Protestant s Dilemma is the perfect book for non-Catholics trying to work through their own nagging doubts, or for Catholics looking for a fresh way to deepen their understanding of the Faith."
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    • Devin Rose

      Devin Rose grew up a militant atheist. As a college student he was radically converted to Christ and began practicing Evangelical Christianity. A few years later, long prayer and study led him to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. Today he is a professional software developer, amateur lay apologist, and proprietor of the blog St. Joseph’s Vanguard.

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The Protestant's Dilemma: How the Reformation's Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism

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Prayers for Life: Forty Daily Devotions

  • Description: "The call to preserve life requires both work and prayer and this moving forty-day devotional offers readers the spiritual sustenance for the road ahead. Each day's reflection expresses a vital theme in the struggle to end abortion. A brief quotation from scripture serves as a meditation, followed by short reflection points. Drawn from the Bible, the writings of the saints, and the words of recent popes, Kuharski's reflections solidly root pro-life efforts in Catholic spirituality. An added feature highlights the growth of the unborn child during its early days of development. Suitable both for personal and small-group use."
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    • Mary Ann Kuharski
      Founder and President, PROLIFE Across AMERICA

      Mary Ann Kuharski, is a wife and mother of 13 children, 6 of whom are adopted and of mixed races with "special needs." She is also the grandmother of 23. Mary Ann is an author and speaker on life and family. She is a founding member and has been President of PROLIFE Across AMERICA since 1989, known as "The Billboard People" for its positive and persuasive educational outreach.

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Prayers for Life: Forty Daily Devotions

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Catholic Connection – March 19, 2014 – Hour 1

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The 40 Film - Local Showing

  • Description: To coincide with the 40th March for Life and the recent 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pro-Life Champions, Spirit Juice Studios and Movie to Movement have released the new powerful pro-life documentary 40. The film takes on the heated issue of abortion head-on and investigates the effects of abortion in our nation over the last 40 years. The film which began production at the 2012 March for Life in Washington D.C., presents abortion as the most important human and civil rights issue of our time. There is an upcoming showing March 25th at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills.
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    • John Morales
      Producer/Director, The 40 Film

      John brings an extensive 20-year background in radio and television to the film. Morales has been a television sports reporter and anchor for Fox Sports Net Chicago, WJBK-TV/Fox 2 in Detroit, WKBD-TV/UPN in Detroit, and KTRK-TV/ABC in Houston and has contributed to a variety of other stations and networks including ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS Radio Sports.

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"Fill These Hearts" Lecture Coming to Michigan

  • Description: Theology of the Body scholar and educator Christopher West will bring his powerful theology of the body presentation, “Fill These Hearts: Desire, Design, Destiny,” to the National Shrine of the Little Flower from 7-9 p.m. on March 26 in Royal Oak. “Fill These Hearts” is an evening of beauty and reflection through John Paul II’s Theology of the Body – a bold, organic and contemporary understanding of human love in the divine plan. The evening is a journey through art, music and spoken presentation, coming to know the “why” behind the “what” of the Catholic understanding of sexuality and how it illuminates life’s deepest questions.
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    • Christopher West
      Founder, The Cor Project

      Christopher West is a renowned educator, best-selling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian who specializes in making the dense scholarship of the late Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body accessible to a wide audience. As founder of The Cor Project, he leads a global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through the “new evangelization.” His extensive lecturing, his numerous books and articles, his popular audio and video programs, and his multiple media appearances have sparked an international groundswell of interest in the late Pope’s teaching across denominational lines. He has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, and EWTN.

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Catholic Connection – March 19, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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The Alexander's Marriage Ministry

  • Description: The Alexander House Apostolate was born after the Alexander’s own marriage crisis. Greg recalls, “When we were on the brink of our own divorce, we went to the church for help and found there was nothing there for us. In fact, we found there had been no support for marriage from ‘I do’ up to that point.” They were challenged by a priest to go and learn everything they could about the church's teaching about marriage. What they learned surprised and inspired them. It saved their marriage, and they wanted to pass that gift on and try to help others save and strengthen their marriages as well. And thus the Alexander House was born. Since that time, Greg and Julie have hosted conferences, spoken all over the nation, appeared on radio and television, developed a parish-based program and, along with their teams, reached out to thousands of couples in crisis.
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The Alexander's Marriage Ministry

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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 18, 2014 – Hour 1

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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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    • 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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Catholic Connection – March 18, 2014 – Hour 2

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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."
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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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Bringing Lent Home with St. Therese of Lisieux

  • Description: "This daily guide for families draws from the wisdom of St. Therese, providing everything a parent needs to gather the family together for a time of prayer and conversation, including a daily quotation from St. Therese and a story about her life. Cooper O'Boyle also offers practical suggestions on how to put into practice each day the threefold call of Lent: to fast, pray, and give alms or care for the poor. On Sundays, the focus is on the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent, and a project for the week ahead is suggested. The booklet can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles and is designed for use with children through the pre-teen years."
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    • Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

      Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is a Catholic wife, mother of five, and host and creator of the EWTN series Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms and Catholic Mom's Cafe. A catechist, speaker, and journalist, she is the bestselling author of at least sixteen Catholic books, including Embracing Motherhood and The Domestic Church: Room by Room.

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Bringing Lent Home with St. Therese of Lisieux

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