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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – March 19, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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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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"Fill These Hearts" Lecture Coming to Michigan

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Catholic Connection – March 19, 2014 – Hour 2

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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

  • 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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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."
  • Segment Guests:
    • 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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Catholic Connection – March 17, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Letter to U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman

  • Description: Gay marriage is in the courts in our state of Michigan. Dr. Monica Miller is here to tell us about a letter she wrote to U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman concerning the subject.
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    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Founder and Director, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society

      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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Letter to U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman

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Catholic Connection – March 17, 2014 – Hour 2

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Voices in the Desert: The Story of the Pope Paul VI Institute

  • Description: "For Catholics frustrated by the so-called “war on women” and other attacks against the Church on birth control, sterilization and in-vitro fertilization (IVF), a newly-released historical documentary entitled “Voices in the Desert: The Story of the Pope Paul VI Institute” is must-see TV. Cultural and mainstream medical establishment biases depicting human fertility and children like diseases worthy of suppression or elimination are all too familiar to the faithful Catholic. “Voices in the Desert” explores the historical roots of this phenomenon with an indicting eye aimed at the sexual revolution and widespread acceptance and use of the Pill."
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    • Dr. Thomas Hilgers
      Founder and Director, Pope Paul VI Institute

      Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers is the discoverer of NaProTechnology and the founder of the Pope Paul VI Institute. His first research in the natural means to regulate fertility was conducted in 1968 as a senior medical student. He established the St. Louis University Natural Family Planning Center, a research center funded by research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Missouri Division of Health. This work was brought to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Creighton University School of Medicine in July 1977 with the establishment of the Creighton University Natural Family Planning Education and Research Center. During this time, Hilgers and his co-workers developed the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare System.

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Voices in the Desert: The Story of the Pope Paul VI Institute

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Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Matthew 28:19 -- "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
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    • Gail Buckley
      Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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Catholic Connection – March 14, 2014 – Hour 1

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Morning Fire Men’s Breakfast w/ Al Kresta

  • Description: Every Tuesday morning at 6am, there is a Morning Fire Men's Breakfast taking place at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor. Al Kresta will be speaking there on March 18, April 1, and April 8. He joins us this morning to tell the men what they can expect at these meetings.
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    • Al Kresta
      Host, Kresta in the Afternoon

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The Cross and The Light

  • Description: Kelly Nieto is bringing "The Cross and the Light" to the Music Hall Center in Detroit from April 10th-13th. She joins Teresa this morning to tell us all about it.
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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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The Cross and The Light

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Catholic Connection – March 14, 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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The Sheep That No One Could Find

  • Description: "Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano weaves the heart of the parable of the lost sheep into an exciting adventure story for children ages three and older. When paired with Richard Cowdrey’s brightly colored illustrations, the tale of repentance and forgiveness is brought to life. Amidst a flock of a hundred sheep, one small lamb is convinced that the world beyond his Good Shepherd’s pastures is worth exploring. While on his big adventure, the little sheep unexpectedly meets a very hungry wolf, a huge angry lion, and a mean lying snake that tries to convince him that his Good Shepherd is cruel and unforgiving. But just when he feels trapped and frightened, lost and alone, he hears a most wonderful sound."
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The Sheep That No One Could Find

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Spiritual Direction Connection

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    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director, National Catholic Register
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Catholic Connection – March 13, 2014 – Hour 1

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Mother/Daughter and Father/Son Programs

  • Description: The Mother/Daughter and Father/Son Programs explore God’s special gift of human fertility and the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for growing up and becoming a woman or man in the context of Pope John Paul II’s teaching on the Theology of the Body. Topics include: the changes in a young woman’s (man’s) body as it prepares for motherhood or fatherhood; the onset of ovulation and subsequent menstrual periods; the functions of the female (or male) reproductive system; the sacredness of human life; the virtue of chastity; and a confidential question and answer segment. Cost is $20 per family per program (non-refundable). For further information contact Mrs. Debbie Bloomfield, (734)283-9753 or Godsplanforgrowingup@gmail.com.
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    • Debbie Bloomfield

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Cardinal Bergoglio Becomes Pope Francis - 1 Year Anniversary

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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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Cardinal Bergoglio Becomes Pope Francis - 1 Year Anniversary

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Catholic Connection – March 13, 2014 – Hour 2

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Cardinal Bergoglio Becomes Pope Francis - 1 Year Anniversary

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Cardinal Bergoglio Becomes Pope Francis - 1 Year Anniversary

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