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Catholic Connection – February 11, 2014 – Hour 1

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Introduction

  • Description: One year ago today, Pope Benedict announced he would be stepping down as head of the Catholic Church. On today's show, we listen back to some of our coverage from that exciting period.

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Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

  • Description: Teresa Tomeo is joined by Al Kresta, Steve Ray, and Joan Lewis, to discuss that morning's stunning news that Pope Benedict XVI would be stepping down. (Originally aired February 11, 2013)

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Reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation Announcement

  • Description: Originally aired February 12, 2013
  • Segment Guests:
    • Allen Vigneron
      Archbishop, Archdiocese of Detroit

      Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron was named archbishop of the Detroit Archdiocese on Jan. 5, 2009, succeeding Cardinal Adam Maida. Archbishop Vigneron served as rector-president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary from 1994–2003. He had studied for the priesthood there, returned in later years to teach philosophy and returned yet again as a dean. A native of Mt. Clemens, the archbishop was ordained as a priest of the Detroit Archdiocese in 1975.

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Reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation Announcement

  • Description: Originally aired February 14, 2013
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. John Riccardo
      Pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel

      Fr. John Riccardo is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was ordained in 1996. Before becoming pastor of OLGC in 2007, he served in the Archdiocese at Divine Child Catholic Church, The St. John Center for Youth and Family, and St. Anastasia Catholic Church. He is the host of "Christ Is The Answer" heard here on Ave Maria Radio.


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