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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – March 4, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Pope slams culture of waste, says it’s 'a mortal sin' to discard elderly
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Marriage Retreat Cruise - November 2015

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Marriage Retreat Cruise - November 2015

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Catholic Connection – March 4, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again

  • Description: "Combining history, politics, and religion, Mike Aquilina and Jim Papandrea provide practical lessons to be learned from the struggles of the Early Church, lessons that can be applied to the day-to-day lives of Christian readers."
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    • Jim Papandra
      Associate Professor of Church History, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary

      Jim Papandrea is a teacher, author, speaker, and musician. He received his M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, with a concentration in youth ministry, and his Ph.D. in the history and theology of the early Christian church from Northwestern University. He has also studied Roman history at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.

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      • Book(s):
        • Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again
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Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again

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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 3, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Divine Mercy Center Events/Catherine's Talks

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    • Catherine Lanni

      Catherine M. Lanni is a gifted speaker and the founder of The Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy, the Divine Mercy Center in Eastpointe, Michigan and the Servants of Jesus The Divine Mercy Missionary Center at Holy Family Parish in Memphis, Michigan In 1986, Catherine was miraculously healed through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary while on her deathbed, after giving birth to her youngest daughter. She made a promise that she would do something “good” for God (in return). In 1992, Jesus Christ appeared to Catherine and asked for “a total healing of every strata of the Church.”

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Divine Mercy Center Events/Catherine's Talks

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Catholic Connection – March 3, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Sexual Exploitation/Fifty Shades of Grey

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Sexual Exploitation/Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Description: Dr. Mary Anne Layden continued

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A Message in Blood: ISIS and the Meaning of the Cross

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    • 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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A Message in Blood: ISIS and the Meaning of the Cross

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Catholic Connection – March 2, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Feast of the Chair of St. Peter - Part 2

  • Segment Guests:
    • 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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Feast of the Chair of St. Peter - Part 2

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Catholic Connection – March 2, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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This Lent, the Pope has a message for lapsed Catholics: It's never too late

  • Description: Fallen away Catholics are being invited to “come home” this Lent through a worldwide initiative led by Pope Francis, which points to confession as a primary way to experience God's merciful embrace. “So often, people are afraid to come back to church or to the Sacrament of Reconciliation for they feel that, since they have been gone for so long, there is no way back,” said Father Geno Sylva, English language official for the Vatican's New Evangelization council." ...
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    • Ralph Martin
      Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

      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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This Lent, the Pope has a message for lapsed Catholics: It's never too late

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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 Job 1:21 -- "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
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    • Gail Buckley
      Founder & President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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Catholic Connection – February 27, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: "This Lent, the Pope has a message for lapsed Catholics: It's never too late"
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Top 10 Tips for Living in Love

  • Description: On March 2nd at 7pm, Ron and Kathy Feher will speak on "Top 10 Tips for Living in Love" at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth, MI. It is a free event, though a free will offering will be accepted.
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    • Ron & Kathy Feher

      Joyfully married for 45 years, Ron and Kathy Feher are the parents of 10 children. Recent recipients of an impact award at the International Theology of the Body Congress, the Fehers teach practical life skills that translate theology into concrete lived experience and provide retreat workshops and programs that lead to a conversion of heart and habit. They have worked for over 40 years in evangelization, catechesis, parish renewal, and parishioner empowerment at the parish, diocesan, national and international levels as speakers, adult facilitators, retreat masters, and weekly columnist. Personally trained by the Jesuit founder of the Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center, Fr. Chuck Gallagher S.J., they have been involved with the PMRC since it’s earliest beginnings and currently serve as its Directors.

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Top 10 Tips for Living in Love

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Catholic Connection – February 27, 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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Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey

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Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey

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Catholic View for Women

  • Segment Guests:
    • Janet Morana
      Executive Director, Priests for Life

      Janet A. Morana serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion.

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Spiritual Direction Connection

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director, National Catholic Register
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Catholic Connection – February 26, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: We listen to a homily from EWTN's Fr. John Paul Mary on pornography and the severity of sin.

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Spiritus Sanctus Annual Scholarship Dinner Auction

  • Description: "The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, along with the students and faculty of Spiritus Sanctus Academy would like to cordially invite you to be a supporter of the 19th Annual Spiritus Sanctus Academy Scholarship Dinner Auction scheduled to be held on March 14, 2015 at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, MI. The Dinner Auction is the schools’ primary fundraiser. The Dinner Auction offers a variety of unique items available for both live and silent auction, as well as our popular ‘Wine Pull.’ We are hopeful to have another sell-out crowd this year, with approximately 300 attendees."
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    • Emily May
      Auction Co-Chair

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Conclusion

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

Catholic Connection – February 26, 2015 – Hour 2

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Update: Christian Persecution in Iraq & Syria

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Pornography and Sin

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CNN, “Finding Jesus”, & Conversation

  • Description: "Monday night, we joined the Orange Catholic Foundation and the Diocese of Orange to host a screening of CNN’s upcoming series 'Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery.' AI’s president Dr. Tim Gray is featured in four of the six episodes including the last one on the True Cross which we viewed at our event. While one could quibble about some of the historical facts presented, the episode does a good job of introducing the Cross upon which Jesus was crucified as a relic and its significance as a symbol for Christians everywhere." ..
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    • 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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CNN, “Finding Jesus”, & Conversation

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