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  • Catholic Connection – July 25, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 25, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Right to Life of Novi's 2014 Golf Outing

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    A Matter of Taste: Wine, Culture & Spirituality

    • Description: A one-day pilgrimage to the thumb of Michigan hosted by Monsignor G. Michael Bugarin and Teresa Tomeo Pastore & Deacon Dominick Pastore with guest speakers Dr. Liz Lev & Thomas Williams.
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      • Thomas Williams

        THOMAS D. WILLIAMS PhD is an internationally renowned Catholic Theologian, speaker and writer. He taught theology for more than a decade at at Rome's Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum where he served as Dean of the Theology School for 7 years. Dr. Williams is widely known for his on-air commentary and analysis for NBC, CBS News and Sky News in the UK. Dr. Williams is the author of fifteen books, and hundreds of articles. He lives in Rome with his wife and family.

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  • Catholic Connection – July 25, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 25, 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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    Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality

    • Description: "Don't worry. You don't need money or a monastery. You have this book. You have a sense of humor. And you have God's grace. You're ready to pray. Prayer is how we talk with God. The Bible says we should do it constantly. Jesus said it's the one thing we need to do. Your soul was made to be in conversation with God. Nobody knows you better. Nobody cares more about you. The good news is that prayer isn't something exotic or esoteric - not when Matthew Leonard talks about it. He makes the methods manageable."
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      • Matthew Leonard
        Executive Director, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

        A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew holds a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University and is a frequent guest on radio stations across the country including CBS, SiriusXM, and Immaculate Heart Radio. He television appearances include EWTN and Shalom Media. Matthew's articles have been published in newspapers and magazines such as Our Sunday Visitor, Shalom Tidings, and the Magnificat.

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    Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality

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    Index of Culture and Opportunity

    • Description: "Numerous social and economic trends are at work, shaping and re-shaping America. And now they’re being tracked—in the 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity, released today by The Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity. The Index tracks 31 cultural and economic indicators—from the marriage rate and religious attendance to welfare dependence, workforce participation, and educational opportunities—and categorizes them in three sections: culture, poverty and dependence, and general opportunity. It offers an at-a-glance view of change, as registered by each indicator over the last 10 years, and discusses the ramifications of those changes—whether they are moving in the right or wrong direction."
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      • Jennifer Marshall
        Director of Domestic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation

        As director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, Jennifer A. Marshall oversees research in areas that determine the character of our culture: education, marriage, family, religion and civil society. Marshall heads the think tank’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, where researchers examine the role that religion, family and community play in society and public policy. She also oversees FamilyFacts.org, an online source of easy-to-share charts, briefs, videos and reports on the latest social science research on family and religious practice.

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    Index of Culture and Opportunity

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  • Catholic Connection – July 24, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 24, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa shares scripture passages dealing with prayer and the importance of prayer. She then shares a letter from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), who is asking the U.S. bishops to join with him in prayer and action for peace in world trouble spots, including the Middle East, Ukraine, Africa and Central America.
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      • Teresa Tomeo
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    Mary's Mantle: A Catholic Home for Expectant Mothers

    • Description: Mary’s Mantle is a residential program rooted in the Catholic faith. The home is designed to accommodate four expectant mothers at a time who are at least eighteen years old, regardless of their religious affiliation. Mary’s Mantle is a safe haven where expectant mothers can fully realize their potential as children of a loving God. Beth tells us about a Mom to Mom Sale taking place on August 8th to help benefit the organization.
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    Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 24, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 24, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    Church of England's women bishops vote 'obstacle' to Christian unity

    • Description: With the Church of England voting to allow female bishops and Presbyterians voting to allow gay marriage, how is the Catholic Church to unite with these denominations whose teachings can change simply due to pressure from the culture?
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      • Dr. Eduardo Echeverria
        Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

        Dr. Echeverria has advanced degrees in philosophy and theology and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1981. He has published articles in professional journals such as the Thomist, Logos, Philosophia Reformata, the Journal of Markets and Morality, and Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia.

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    Church of England's women bishops vote 'obstacle' to Christian unity

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    Heartbeat International - 2 millionth caller

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      • Dr. Pia de Solenni

        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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    Heartbeat International - 2 millionth caller

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  • Catholic Connection – July 23, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 23, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    On The Rise Bakery Grand Opening - July 26

    • Description: The On the Rise Bakery Café is celebrating its grand opening, Saturday, July 26, at 8900 Gratiot Ave (corner of Rohns and Gratiot, three blocks south of McClellan), 10 am – 2:00 pm. The blessing of the bakery will take place at 10:00 am, followed by tours and samples of the new bakery sandwiches and desserts.
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    Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 23, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 23, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Cincinnati Apologetics Seminar

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      • Gary Michuta

        Gary Michuta was born into a devote Catholic home. In the late 1980’s, many of Gary’s friends fell prey to anti-Catholic Fundamentalist Protestants and left the Faith. For him, the Catholic Faith was something to be believed, but it didn’t have anything to do with “real life” (i.e. philosophy, reason, sports, et al.). All that changed, when in 1989, Gary struck up a friendship with an anti-Catholic Fundamentalist and discovered that there is a rational, biblical, and historical case for Catholicism that is both compelling and exciting.

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    Cincinnati Apologetics Seminar

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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 – July 22, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 22, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene.

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    The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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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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    The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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  • Catholic Connection – July 22, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 22, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Israel, Hamas and the Gaza War

    • 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.

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    Israel, Hamas and the Gaza War

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    NFP Awareness Week

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    NFP Awareness Week

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  • Catholic Connection – July 21, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 21, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    A Matter of Taste: Wine, Culture & Spirituality

    • Description: A one-day pilgrimage to the thumb of Michigan hosted by Monsignor G. Michael Bugarin and Teresa Tomeo Pastore & Deacon Dominick Pastore with guest speakers Dr. Liz Lev & Thomas Williams.
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    NFP Awareness Week

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    NFP Awareness Week

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  • Catholic Connection – July 21, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 21, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture

    • Description: "This book goes beyond the politics of pragmatism and cultural relativism to reacquaint the reader with first principles. It demonstrates what the Church has to say about the most important issues of our time and why. It anticipates the questions readers will ask and provides the answers they will need in the struggle to restore respect for human dignity."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Sheila Liaugminas

        Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy Award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. She reported for Time magazine in its Midwest Bureau for over 20 years, and co-hosted the Chicago television program YOU. She has appeared on Fox Chicago News and the BBC. Liaugminas is an established contributor to MercatorNet.com, and has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, Crisis, National Catholic Register, and National Review Online. She currently hosts the daily radio program A Closer Look on Relevant Radio.

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          • Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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    Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture

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    The Senate's Radical Abortion Agenda

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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Proverbs 14:12 -- "There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death."
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      • Gail Buckley
        Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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