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  • Catholic Connection – September 1, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – September 1, 2014 – Hour 1

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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." (Originally aired July 21, 2014)
    • 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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    Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

    • Description: "Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court accepted the validity of same-sex "marriage", which, until a decade ago, was unheard of in the history of Western or any other civilization? Where has the "gay rights" movement come from, and how has it so easily conquered America? The answers are in the dynamics of the rationalization of sexual misbehavior. The power of rationalization-the means by which one mentally transforms wrong into right-drives the gay rights movement, gives it its revolutionary character, and makes its advocates indefatigable. The homosexual cause moved naturally from a plea for tolerance to cultural conquest because the security of its rationalization requires universal acceptance. In other words, we all must say that the bad is good. At stake in the rationalization of homosexual behavior is the notion that human beings are ordered to a purpose that is given by their Nature. The understanding that things have an in-built purpose is being replaced by the idea that everything is subject to man's will and power, which is considered to be without limits. This is what the debate over homosexuality is really about-the Nature of reality itself." (Originally aired May 16, 2014)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Robert R. Reilly

        Robert Reilly was Senior Advisor for Information Strategy (2002-2006) for the U.S. Secretary of Defense. He directed Voice of America and served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President (1983-1985). A graduate of Georgetown University and the Claremont Graduate University, he has written widely on foreign policy, “war of ideas” issues and classical music. His previous book is "The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis."

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          • Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything
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    Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

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    Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

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  • Catholic Connection – September 1, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – September 1, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Archbishop takes Satanists to court over "black Mass"

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    From Fear to Faith: A Worrier's Guide to Discovering Peace

    • Description: "Even though the Bible tells us to “be not afraid” but it's next to impossible to follow that advice when faced with the big - and small - “what-ifs” of life. Chronic worrier Gary Zimak is no stranger to fear and anxiety, and in From Fear to Faith he shares his process for overcoming common and wearying fears and embracing the calm strength of faith through his 5-P method. As Gary says writes, by doing what we can and letting God take it from there, we can start feeling less anxious and more at more at peace today!" (Originally aired August 4, 2014)
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    When The Game Stands Tall

    • Description: Originally aired August 21, 2014
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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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    When The Game Stands Tall

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  • Catholic Connection – August 29, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 29, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Stride For Seminarians

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    A Day of Prayer & Repentance - Sept 6

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    A Day of Prayer & Repentance - Sept 6

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  • Catholic Connection – August 28, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 28, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    St. Vincent de Paul's West Bloomfield Thrift Store

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    The JOY of the New Evangelization: Rediscovering the Heart of the Disciple

    • Description: "Join us for an inspiring day of presentations, discussion, Mass, fellowship and resources. The keynote speaker is Dr. Edward Sri, theologian, author, and nationally-known Catholic speaker. Dr. Sri is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and the creator and host of a new parish-wide adult faith formation program called Symbolon Adult Faith Formation and Opening the Word, a journey through the Sunday Mass Readings. He currently serves as Vice President of Mission and Outreach and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute Master’s program in Denver, Colorado. We invite all Parish Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministers, Evangelization Committee Members, Principals, Clergy, RCIA Coordinators, Catechists, and Teachers."
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      • Dr. Edward Sri

        Dr. Edward Sri is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), and he currently serves as the provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. A nationally known Catholic speaker, he appears regularly on EWTN.

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    The JOY of the New Evangelization: Rediscovering the Heart of the Disciple

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  • Catholic Connection – August 28, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 28, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    The Latest Revision to the HHS Mandate Rules

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      • Arina Grossu
        Director, Center for Human Dignity

        Arina O. Grossu is the Director for the FRC's Center for Human Dignity where she focuses on sanctity of human life issues, ranging from conception to end of life care. Ms. Grossu has appeared in various media outlets including USA Today, Bloomberg, National Journal, Congressional Quarterly, Daily Caller, Townhall, Washington Times, Christian Post, National Catholic Register, Buzzfeed, and American Family News.

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    The Latest Revision to the HHS Mandate Rules

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    Zealous: Following Jesus with Guidance from St. Paul

    • Description: "Authors Mark Hart and Christopher Cuddy provide a contemporary look at the basics of spiritual life—the existence of God, the purpose of man, the coming of the Savior, our response to God, and our eventual goal of eternal life—and they do so through the lens of St. Paul’s epistles. With a clear, simple invitation, readers are encouraged to delve more deeply into Scripture to find answers to these timeless issues and internalize what God’s truth means for them personally. Quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church help bring both the writings of St. Paul and the Gospels to life. Questions to provoke thought and action are designed to motivate the reader to follow Jesus with same kind of zeal Paul had. Whether you’re new to the Bible or a seasoned student of its truth, you’re sure to gain practical wisdom from this book."
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      • Mark Hart
        Executive Vice President, Life Teen International

        Mark Hart, affectionately known to millions across the world as “The Bible Geek,” serves as executive vice president for Life Teen International. An award-winning author and producer, Mark is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Catholic Church today. He is a popular guest on several radio shows and is a weekly regular on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

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  • Catholic Connection – August 27, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 27, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    Judge Stops Ohio From Closing Toledo Abortion Clinic That Can’t Obey the Law

    • Description: "Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Myron Duhart blocked an order issued by the Ohio Department of Health to close the Capital Care Network, an abortion facility in Toledo, Ohio. Duhart’s decision will allow the abortion business to stay open while it appeals the Ohio Department of Health action. Lance Himes, ODH’s Interim Director, rescinded the facility’s license last week and ordered it to shut down by August 12, 2014. Capital Care Network owners immediately appealed."
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    Judge Stops Ohio From Closing Toledo Abortion Clinic That Can’t Obey the Law

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  • Catholic Connection – August 27, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 27, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Movement for Peace: Prayer & Fasting

    • Description: "A call to prayer and fasting for the entire Body of Christ. In response to all of the evil manifesting itself in our world right now, the Movement for Peace is a mobilization of all people of good will to plan an event to bring people together in solidarity with those suffering violent persecution in Iraq and the Middle East."
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      • Andy LaVallee
        Founder, Live the Fast

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    Movement for Peace: Prayer & Fasting

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    Movement for Peace: Prayer & Fasting

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    Latest News from the Vatican

  • Catholic Connection – August 26, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 26, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about today being Women's Equality Day!

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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 – August 26, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 26, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Transforming Parish Communications: Growing the Church Through New Media

    • Description: From the Foreword written by Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston: "In this book, Scot Landry explains why it is critical for parishes, as hubs of the New Evangelization, to embrace new media. He indicates what the essential new media tools are for parishes today, shares practical strategies for how to implement them, and describes how these tools can transform parish communications. I am confident that Scot s practical wisdom, passion for evangelization, and enthusiasm for new media will help parish leaders overcome any hesitancy about embracing these new methods. We would like all parishes to have a program for engaging those on the digital continent and leading them to be transformed by the grace of the Sacraments and the love of the Christian community within the Church."
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      • Scot Landry

        Scot Landry is a Catholic executive who has led numerous organizations including Catholic Voices USA, iCatholic Media, The Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Boston and Boston Catholic Conferences. He now provides executive recruiting, consulting and coaching services to Catholic organizations and leaders at Good Catholic Leadership Group.

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    San Antonio Catholic Women's Conference

    • Description: The San Antonio Catholic Women's Conference is taking place September 19-20 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
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    Women's Equality Day

    • Description: Teresa talks about today being Women's Equality Day.
  • Catholic Connection – August 25, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 25, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa reflects on the reading from the Gospel of Matthew heard at mass yesterday.

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    RTL Breakfast & Nurses For Life Seminar

    • Description: Right to Life-LIFESPAN's annual breakfast is September 13th. It will be at a new venue, VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft college. They will be showing the movie "40." On September 27, Michigan Nurses for Life will have their annual seminar at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac. The topic this year is brain death and organ donation with Fr. Tad as the guest speaker.
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    RTL Breakfast & Nurses For Life Seminar

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