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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – June 25, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Pregnancy Aid Cruise For Life 2014

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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 – June 25, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World

  • Description: "Societies live and die by their social teaching – history has shown it repeatedly. How they value human life, protect the family and rights of workers, assist the poor, and preserve and care for creation all ultimately make or break their legacy. Though the Catholic Church has consistently held social-justice guidelines, those truths have been largely distorted, misinterpreted, or forgotten. And the world today is paying a high price for that. The lives of 14 saints -- and how their example relates to modern social justice -- are examined in-depth by award-winning author, blogger and speaker, Brandon Vogt, in Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014). In keeping with the call to extend mercy and care to the poor, Vogt will donate 100 percent of the book’s royalties to Catholic Charities, USA."
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    • Brandon Vogt

      Brandon Vogt is an award-winning Catholic author, blogger, and speaker. He's been featured in many media venues, including National Public Radio, CBS, FoxNews, and EWTN. After converting to Catholicism in 2008, he released his first book, "The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet" (Our Sunday Visitor, 2011), which won first-place at the Catholic Press Association awards.

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Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World

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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 – June 24, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Sts. Peter and Paul / Martyrdom

  • 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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Sts. Peter and Paul / Martyrdom

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Catholic Connection – June 24, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Escape From North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad

  • Description: "From the world’s most repressive state comes rare good news: the escape to freedom of a small number of its people. It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries. They travel along a secret route known as the new underground railroad. With a journalist’s grasp of events and a novelist’s ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans’ quest for liberty. Travelers on the new underground railroad include women bound to Chinese men who purchased them as brides, defectors carrying state secrets, and POWs from the Korean War held captive in the North for more than half a century. Their conductors are brokers who are in it for the money as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. The Christians see their mission as the liberation of North Korea one person at a time."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Melanie Kirkpatrick
      Writer and Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

      Melanie had a long career at The Wall Street Journal, where her jobs included running the op-ed page, editing the editorials, and serving as deputy editor of the editorial page. She grew up in Buffalo, attended Princeton University, and has lived in Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Manhattan.

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      • Book(s):
        • Escape From North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad
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Escape From North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad

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Discovering Healing & Peace in Forgiveness

  • Description: Rosario Rodriguez is a dynamic speaker who shares her inspirational message of healing and forgiveness to audiences all over the world. She candidly shares her journey of being a victim and miraculous survivor of two violent crimes. Through her survival and recovery, Rosario discovers healing through forgiveness.
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    • Rosario Rodriguez

      Before speaking, Rosario was heavily involved with missionary work in the US, Canada, and Mexico ranging from leading youth groups to teaching catechism to directing RCIA programs to volunteering for different pro-life organizations to working with the poor and inner-city youth. In Los Angeles, Rosario has worked in Hollywood for Act One, an organization training Christian writers and producers to work in the mainstream entertainment industry.

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Discovering Healing & Peace in Forgiveness

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Catholic Connection – June 23, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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The Future of Religious Freedom in America: Where Are We?

  • Description: St. Michael the Archangel Church in Livonia invites you to a special evening of reflection and education with Al Kresta on Wednesday, June 25 as he presents, "The Future of Religious Freedom in America: Where Are We?"
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The Future of Religious Freedom in America: Where Are We?

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Catholic Connection – June 23, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Protesting Pro-Abortion Movie "Obvious Child"

  • Description: Dr. Monica Miller tells us about the new pro-abortion movie "Obvious Child" and what her group, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, are urging we do about it.
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    • Dr. Monica Miller
      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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Protesting Pro-Abortion Movie "Obvious Child"

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June 27th Global Rosary Relay for Priests

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Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Matthew 11:11 -- "Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Gail Buckley
      Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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Catholic Connection – June 20, 2014 – 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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Catholic Connection – June 20, 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 Dangers of Redefining Marriage

  • Description: EWTN -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison said he was “deeply saddened” by a federal ruling that Wisconsin law must recognize “gay marriage,” warning that it endangers the family as a fundamental basis of society. Marriage between a man and a woman is “an element of the very first ‘domino’ of civilization,” the bishop said in a statement. “When that first ‘domino’ falls, everything that is good, true, and beautiful, which is rooted on the natural family, is seriously threatened.” “There can be no question that the best formation for children is in the home of their biological mother and father, generally speaking, and we should always have a greater concern for future generations than we do for ourselves,” he said.
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    • Robert Morlino
      Bishop, Diocese of Madison

      Robert Morlino entered seminary for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, and was ordained to the priesthood for that Jesuit Province on June 1, 1974. His education includes a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Fordham University, a master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, the Master of Divinity Degree from the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass., and a doctorate in Moral Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, with specialization in fundamental moral theology and bioethics. Bishop Morlino was appointed the Fourth Bishop of Madison on May 23, 2003 and installed on August 1, 2003.

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The Dangers of Redefining Marriage

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Living with Same-Sex Attraction

  • Description: Daniel Mattson joins Fr. Mark and Doug Barry on EWTN's "Life on the Rock" tonight to talk about his work sharing the teachings of the Church regarding those living with same-sex attraction.
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March for Marriage Recap

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Catholic Connection – June 19, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Teresa talks more about the topic of marriage and Archbishop Cordileone's battle with pro-gay marriage forces in political office and the media.

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Crossroads Pregnancy Center Summer Fundraiser

  • Description: Tim and Teresa discuss the work of Crossroads Pregnancy Center and their upcoming summer fundraiser taking place July 20th at the Oakhurst Country Club in Clarkston, MI.
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Crossroads Pregnancy Center Summer Fundraiser

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Catholic Connection – June 19, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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7 Biblical Passages Against Birth Control... and How to Use Them to Defend Life

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7 Biblical Passages Against Birth Control... and How to Use Them to Defend Life

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Making Sense of Saints: Fascinating Facts about Relics, Patrons, Canonization, and More

  • Description: "With the recent canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, people worldwide saw the culmination of a lengthy process of proclaiming someone a “saint.” While most media covered the event, many people are still puzzled by the process, as well as the peripheral elements associated with saints such as relics, patronage, symbols, and more. In a new primer on the procedure, Making Sense of Saints: Fascinating Facts about Relics, Patrons, Canonization, and More (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014), author Patricia Ann Kasten presents a thorough recap of the topic in a fresh, fun, and approachable way. It grapples with the broad question of what constitutes a saint, and shows why the entire communion of saints affects the faithful today, no matter when each was canonized."
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    • Patricia Ann Kasten

      Patricia Kasten is an award-winning Catholic journalist. She is author of Linking Your Beads: The Rosary’s History, Mystery, and Prayers (Our Sunday Visitor). Kasten is also the writer of popular weekly word search and crossword puzzles that appear in many newspapers and parish bulletins around the country.

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        • Making Sense of Saints: Fascinating Facts about Relics, Patrons, Canonization, and More
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