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Catholic Connection

Catholic Connection – February 5, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Pornography/Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Peter Kleponis

      Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA. He holds an M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA and a Ph.D. in General Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning! program. He has presented his conferences to numerous dioceses, colleges, seminaries religious communities, parent’s groups and other Catholic organizations.

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Pornography/Fifty Shades of Grey

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Tainted Love: Why is 50 Shades of Grey So Popular?

  • Description: "Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that 50 Shades of Grey, a popular soft-core pornographic movie about a timid young woman who is sexually dominated by a billionaire, is being released this coming Valentine’s Day. Based on a popular series of erotic novels, the film is being released both to wide acclaim and wider controversy, especially among those who are repulsed by this glorification of domestic partner violence." ...
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Founder/Executive Director, Pastoral Solutions Institute

      Dr. Greg Popcak is the Founder and Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, an organization dedicated to helping Catholics find faith-filled solutions to tough marriage, family, and personal problems. The author of almost 20 popular books & programs integrating solid Catholic theology and counseling psychology (including; Just Married: The Catholic Guide for Surviving & Thriving in the First 5 years of Marriage, For Better...FOREVER!, Holy Sex!, Parenting with Grace, Beyond the Birds and the Bees), Dr. Popcak is an expert on the practical applications of Pope John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body.

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Tainted Love: Why is 50 Shades of Grey So Popular?

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Catholic Connection – February 4, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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10th annual 'Building A Legacy' Catholic Men's Conference

  • Description: "We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 conference. As this will be the 10th annual Building A Legacy Catholic Men's Conference, we are excited for what the Lord has in store. The event will take place on March 14th, 2015 at West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids and will feature presentations by San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Fr. Leo Patalinghug the founder of Grace Before Meals, Trent Horn of Catholic Answers and more!"
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10th annual 'Building A Legacy' Catholic Men's Conference

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Catholic Connection – February 4, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On

  • Description: Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author, presents a completely revised Catholic edition of her bestselling work, "The Thrill of the Chaste." In this version, Eden shares her story of conversion to Catholicism and invites readers into a Catholic understanding of chastity and its spiritual benefits.
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    • Dawn Eden

      Dawn is a blogger and popular author. She received her pontifical licentiate in sacred theology from the Dominican House of Studies in 2004. She speaks about chastity, spiritual healing, and conversion.

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      • Book(s):
        • The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On
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The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On

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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 – February 3, 2015 – 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 – February 3, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Fifty Shades Is Abuse

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Fifty Shades Is Abuse

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New Movie - "Old Fashioned"

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New Movie - "Old Fashioned"

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Catholic Connection – February 2, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Jesus in the Eucharist - Sacrament, Sacrifice and Bread of Life

  • Description: Catholic apologist Steve Ray will be speaking on "Jesus in the Eucharist - Sacrament, Sacrifice and Bread of Life" at Our Lady of Victory Church in Northville on Wednesday, Feb. 4th, at 7pm. You can RSVP at [email protected] Free will offering accepted.
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    • 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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Jesus in the Eucharist - Sacrament, Sacrifice and Bread of Life

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Catholic Connection – February 2, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Segment Guests:
    • 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. 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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Fifty Shades of Grey

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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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Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Matthew 24:13 -- “He who endures to the end will be saved.”
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    • Gail Buckley
      Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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Catholic Connection – January 30, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Secure My Funds

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2015 Annual Benefit Banquet for Crossroads Pregnancy Center

  • Description: Crossroads Pregnancy Center’s 31st Annual Benefit Banquet will be at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester. Join them in welcoming guest speakers, Brad and Jesi Smith. The Smith’s fifth child, Faith, was diagnosed in the womb with fetal anomalies and after birth was genetically tested and was found to have Trisomy 18 and Monosomy 21. The Smith’s endured pressure to abort Faith prior to birth. Throughout Faith’s childhood, the Smith’s have fought to get proper medical treatment for her. When doctors were withdrawing and withholding care from Faith, the Smith’s received lifesaving advice from Rick Santorum that saved Faith’s life.
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World Marriage Day - Feb 8, 2015

  • Description: Celebrate World Marriage Day on Sunday February 8th at the San Marino Club in Troy, MI. Speakers include Fr. Ben Luedtke, and married couple Zack & Heather. Music will be provided by Rennie Kaufmann. Teresa Tomeo will emcee the event with her husband Deacon Dominick.
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Catholic Connection – January 30, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro, News, and Anna Mitchell

  • Description: Teresa checks in with Anna Mitchell to find out what we can look forward to on the "Son Rise Morning Show" next week.
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    • Anna Mitchell
      Producer and News Director, Son Rise Morning Show

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Testimony of Dr. Anthony Levatino - Former Abortion Provider

  • Description: We play audio of Dr. Anthony Levatino from the 2015 March for Life.

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Silent No More Awareness Campaign

  • 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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Silent No More Awareness Campaign

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Spiritual Direction Connection

  • Description: Getting ready for Lent with Dan Burke.
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    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director, National Catholic Register

Catholic Connection – January 29, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Crisis Pregnancy Center Charity Dinner

  • Description: Knights of Columbus District 32 Crisis Pregnancy Center Charity Dinner - February 7th, 2015 - Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Family Center - 24080 Raphael Road, Farmington, MI 48336. Cost per ticket - $30.00. Mass @ 4:30 P.M., followed by Reception, Dinner and auction at 5:30 P.M. Call Peter @ (248) 202-4903 to reserve tickets.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Peter Riccardo
      Director, Mother and Unborn Baby Care
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4 Lies About Sexuality in Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Description: Matt Fradd from Covenant Eyes talks about why the book Fifty Shades of Grey is not just a love story, but violent, misogynistic pornography filled with subtle (and not so subtle) lies about sexuality.
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Dinner for Life - February 6th

  • Description: Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Please join the seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in support of the pro-life movement. Mass 6:00 PM with The Most Reverend, Allen H. Vigneron - Archbishop of Detroit Dinner 7:00 PM. Keynote Kimberly Hahn – Catholic Apologist and Author. Please RSVP with payment by February 3th. For questions, please call (313) 883-3116 or email [email protected]
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    • Bryan Kassa
      Seminarian, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

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