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  • Catholic Connection – April 14, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – April 14, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    Pope Francis and the American Dream

    • Description: Originally aired January 29, 2014
    • Segment Guests:
      • Rachel Campos-Duffy

        Rachel is a parenting expert, author, blogger, political pundit and television personality. She got her television start on the granddaddy of reality show’s, MTV’s The Real World. Rachel writes for The Today Show blog, TodayMoms.com. She also writes for National Review Online, The Huffington Post, The American Spectator, Catholicvote.org, and NBCLatino.com among others. Currently, Rachel is the national spokesperson for The Libre Initiative, an organization that educates and advocates for the economic empowerment of Hispanics through limited government, entrepreneurship and self-reliance.

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    Marian Pilgrimage to Montreal and Quebec

    • Description: Travel with His Excellency, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, to visit the historic walled Quebec City for the 350th Jubilee Anniversary of the foundation of Notre-Dame de Quebec, the "mother-parish" of all other Catholic parishes of Canada and the United States. (Originally aired April 3, 2014)
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      • 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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  • Catholic Connection – April 14, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – April 14, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends

    • Description: Steve Ray was originally with us August 13th to discuss his Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends. In this new pre-recorded interview, Teresa and Steve revisit the list and flesh it out a bit more. The Six Rules: 1) Never argue with them, it will only push them further away. 2) Love them more than ever before, especially between spouses. 3) Pray seriously and constantly and make sacrifices. 4) Show the Joy of the Lord in your life so they see the result of the fullness of the Faith. 5) Study apologetics and do biblical homework so you are ready when they finally ask questions. 6) Ask God to bring someone else into their lives to influence them since they won’t listen to you. (Originally aired September 19, 2013)
    • 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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    Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this hour of "Catholic Connection" and addresses various topics mentioned in the interview.
  • Catholic Connection – April 11, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – April 11, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Reclaiming Francis: How the Saint and the Pope are Renewing the Church

    • Description: "As Pope Francis continues to call for the rebuilding of the Church, Msgr. Charles M. Murphy, author of The Spirituality of Fasting and Eucharistic Adoration, offers a timely look at what today's Church can learn from St. Francis of Assisi about evangelization and renewal. When Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio chose the name Francis, a renewed sense of hope and energy swept through the Church. In this timely book, Msgr. Charles M. Murphy examines the correlations between the two Francises and shows why St. Francis is an ideal model for today. Just as in St. Francis's time, today's Church can only be rebuilt and reinforced by a spiritual renewal that comes from within itself, a vision that Pope Francis carries forward in the New Evangelization. Pope Paul VI, the first modern pope to focus on evangelization, once said, "People today listen more to witnesses than to teachers." Pope Francis knows that St. Francis is just such a witness and Murphy enlivens them both for his readers." (Originally aired April 1, 2014)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Msgr. Charles Murphy

        Msgr. Murphy is the director of the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Portland, Maine. Previously he served his diocese as director of education and has pastored four different parishes. He is the author of several articles and books, including "Eucharistic Adoration and The Spirituality of Fasting."

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          • Reclaiming Francis: How the Saint and the Pope are Renewing the Church
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    The UN, Planned Parenthood, and Impact of Pornography

    • Description: Teresa and Dr. Pia cover a variety of topics in today's segments. (Originally aired February 13, 2014)
    • Segment Guests:
      • 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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    Triune Health Group v. HHS Mandate

    • Description: "Chris and Mary Anne Yep and their company, Triune Health Group, filed a lawsuit against both the HHS and the Illinois “Birth Control Mandate.” The Yeps and Triune, recently named by Crain’s Chicago Business as the Best Place to Work for Women in the Chicago metro area, sued the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”), the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Illinois Department of Insurance, in an attempt to stop the Mandates’ requirements that they supply employee health insurance coverage for abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilizations. Their lawsuit against the HHS Mandate is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, before Judge Amy J. St. Eve. Their claims against the Illinois Mandate have been split off into a separate lawsuit, pending in Sangamon County Circuit Court, before Judge Belz." (Originally aired April 3, 2014)
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  • Catholic Connection – April 11, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – April 11, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    A Voice Undefeated

    • Description: Raye's autobiography, A Voice Undefeated, gives readers a down-to-earth account of the author's personal and professional life. From his childhood in Arkansas and Texas through his days with the Wray Brothers Band in Oregon and Reno to his rise to international stardom, this book is both a journey to the top of the music world and an intimate diary of a soul that has suffered great professional and personal losses. Many who love Collin Raye, the successful country music artist, don't know much about Collin Raye, the man, and the many trials he has endured with faith and courage. Most recently his beloved nine-year-old granddaughter, Haley, died in 2010 from an undiagnosed neurological disease. Since Haley's death, Collin has become an advocate for the sick and disabled and has established the Haley Bell Blesséd Chair Foundation to provide wheelchairs to families with special needs children. This is a remarkable, inspirational story told by the man who lived it. It is a story of faith, of struggle, of suffering, of profound love, and ultimately of triumph in the midst of tragedy. (Originally aired April 3, 2014)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Collin Raye

        Collin Raye is one of America's best-loved country singers. He produced twenty-four Top Ten singles, of which sixteen were Number One hits, and a total of five straight platinum and two gold albums, which is a record for the Epic label to this day. He is an advocate for sick and disabled persons and continues to perform live throughout the country.

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    Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

    • Description: "In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once again taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this thrilling exploration, Pitre shows how the suffering and death of Jesus was far more than a tragic Roman execution. Instead, the Passion of Christ was the fulfillment of ancient Jewish prophecies of a wedding, when the God of the universe would wed himself to humankind in an everlasting nuptial covenant." (Originally aired April 1, 2014)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Brant Pitre
        Professor of Sacred Scripture, Notre Dame Seminary

        Brant is the author of the bestselling book "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper" (2011). Dr. Pitre is an extremely enthusiastic and highly sought-after speaker who lectures regularly across the United States. He has produced dozens of Bible studies on both CD and DVD, in which he explores the biblical roots of the Catholic faith. He has also appeared on a number of Catholic radio and television shows, such as Catholic Answers Live and EWTN.

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  • Catholic Connection – April 10, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – April 10, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Sebelius v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

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    Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future

    • Description: To build for the future, we must learn from the past. With an engaging and personal style, Fr. Bob Hater considers both the future and the past in this one-of-a-kind bridge building book about catechesis in America. Discover Fr. Hater's entirely new concept for catechesis -- a Common Sense approach. It takes into account the historical framework over the course of the 20th century and overlays key concepts to give catechetical leaders and catechists, usually volunteers, what they need to succeed today. (Originally aired April 2, 2014)
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      • Fr. Robert Hater

        Fr. Robert J. Hater, Ph.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is widely respected for his extensive work in catechesis and religious education. He has written many books and is a well-known, internationally acclaimed lecturer in ministry, evangelization, catechesis, and spirituality.

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          • Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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    The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call

    • Description: Originally aired November 8, 2013
    • Segment Guests:
      • Ralph Martin
        President, Renewal Ministries

        Ralph Martin is the President of Renewal Ministries and the host of the weekly television program The Choices We Face. He is the author of the recent bestselling book Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. He has also written The Fulfillment of All Desire and several other books on the Catholic Church, spirituality, and audio albums on the teaching of the saints. He is the Director of Graduate Programs in The New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Ralph is also Associate Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit as well as Visiting Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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  • Catholic Connection – April 10, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – April 10, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    A Travel Guide to Life: Transforming Yourself from Head to Soul

    • Description: "For the many inspired by Anthony DeStefano's A Travel Guide to Heaven -a remarkable tour of the pleasures God has in store for us in the next and everlasting life-more inspiration is here in A TRAVEL GUIDE TO LIFE, offering an enlightening tour of the kind of deeply meaningful and happy life we can live here on earth. DeStefano outlines the path that can lead each and every one of us to renewed faith, understanding and fulfillment. With simplicity, honesty and a personal and practical look at the challenges God places before us, he outlines a reassuring and hopeful framework for living the life God has designed for us all ... even if we're not sure (yet) that we're true believers. DeStefano offers hope and optimism to everyone-committed Christians as well as struggling doubters, agnostics and even atheists-whether we've lived exemplary lives or are sinners who've lost all hope, whether we're struggling to keep a roof overhead and food on the table or are seemingly successful and surrounded by material wealth."
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      • Anthony DeStefano
        Priests for Life

        Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children’s books This Little Prayer of Mine and The Donkey That No One Could Ride. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.

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    Grassroots Pro-Life Activism

    • Description: Originally aired February 18, 2014
    • Segment Guests:
      • Eric Scheidler
        Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League

        Eric Scheidler is the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, founded in 1980 by his father, veteran pro-life leader Joe Scheidler, to fight abortion through non-violent direct action. He coordinates many League events, including the Face the Truth Tours, and other League protests and campaigns. Eric speaks frequently on pro-life activism, marriage and the family to audiences across the the United States and internationally.

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  • Catholic Connection – April 9, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – April 9, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Meet Your Mother

    • Description: "Ever wonder why so many people pay so much attention to Mary, the Mother of Jesus? From the most ancient traditions of Mary in Christianity to the "Hail Mary" pass in American football, the Mother of Jesus has pervaded most world cultures for the last two thousand years. But could the Mother of Jesus also be your mother? That's the question explored in the exciting new book, Meet Your Mother. This easy-read pocket book on Mary covers all the major teachings about the Mother of Jesus, but is particularly written for the person who has little or no background knowledge about her." (Originally aired October 28, 2013)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Mark Miravalle

        Dr. Mark Miravalle, husband, permanent deacon, and father of eight, earned his Sacred Theological Doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Dr. Miravalle has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1986. He is President of the international Catholic movement, Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici (Voice of the People for Mary Mediatrix). Dr. Miravalle is known for his international lectures in Mariology. He has addressed several episcopal conferences, including that of South India, Nigeria, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. In addition, he has served members of the episcopal hierarchy with preliminary investigations for reported apparitions, and has made many conference appearances as well as several television appearances, for example on EWTN and Fox News.

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    When Faith Feels Fragile: Help For the Wary, Weak, and Wandering

    • Description: Press release--Combining his pastoral ministry experiences with his conversational writing style and humorous nature, Father Hurd reassures, inspires, encourages, and challenges you to take practical steps to reawaken your faith. He acknowledges the chaotic, instantaneous, and competitive age we live in, along with disillusionment by recent Church and world scandals, tensions with the institutional Church, and disagreement with Catholic teaching, providing a grounded reality from which you can approach your faith. (Originally aired October 1, 2013)
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      • Fr. R. Scott Hurd

        Reverend R. Scott Hurd is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, and is presently serving a three year term as Vicar General of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, established by Pope Benedict XVI on January 1, 2012. Fr. Hurd began his ordained ministry as an Episcopal priest and entered the Catholic Church in 1996. He holds degrees from Oxford University and the University of Richmond.

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    Pope Francis and the American Dream

    • Description: Originally aired January 29, 2014.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Rachel Campos-Duffy

        Rachel is a parenting expert, author, blogger, political pundit and television personality. She got her television start on the granddaddy of reality show’s, MTV’s The Real World. Rachel writes for The Today Show blog, TodayMoms.com. She also writes for National Review Online, The Huffington Post, The American Spectator, Catholicvote.org, and NBCLatino.com among others. Currently, Rachel is the national spokesperson for The Libre Initiative, an organization that educates and advocates for the economic empowerment of Hispanics through limited government, entrepreneurship and self-reliance.

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  • Catholic Connection – April 9, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – April 9, 2014 – Hour 2

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    2014 International Theology of the Body Congress

    • Description: The 2014 International Theology of the Body Congress will once again be the most expansive gathering of experts and popularists in the history of this extraordinary teaching. Held in Philadelphia July 9 – 11, 2014 and hosted by the Theology of the Body Institute, the world’s leading experts and members of the Church hierarchy will gather to teach and network with educators, activists and devotees to apply this teaching to many facets of the Catholic Faith and everyday life. (Originally aired March 26, 2014)
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      • Damon Owens
        Executive Director, Theology of the Body Institute

        Damon Owens is the founder of Joy Filled Marriage NJ a non-profit organization providing training, resources, and support for engaged and married couples. In 2005, he introduced an exciting new marriage program in NJ, God's Plan for a Joy Filled Marriage (Ascension Press), developed by Christopher West and based on the Theology of the Body. Damon has published numerous articles and appeared on EWTN Life on the Rock and March for Life 2006, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News 48 Hours, BET Evening News, and National Public Radio.

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    Fighting Mad: Practical Solutions for Conquering Anger

    • Description: How do you deal with anger—and all its emotional counterparts? Parents, children, spouses, siblings, coworkers, even friends: We all struggle with situations that make us angry. Dr. Ray cuts through psychobabble to present a realistic picture of anger and other emotional issues, and then offers practical solutions for overcoming them. Anger doesn't have to erupt without warning. Most of the time, managing anger is well within your control. (Originally aired February 13, 2014)
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      • Dr. Ray Guarendi

        Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio host. His radio show― “The Doctor Is In” ― can be heard weekdays. Dr. Ray also hosts his own national television show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray." His experience includes school districts, Head Start programs, mental health centers, substance abuse programs, inpatient psychiatric centers, juvenile courts, and a private practice.

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  • The Emperor’s New Clothes Revisited






    Emperors New Clothes CropDo you remember Hans Christian Anderson children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes? It’s the tale of two weavers who promise an emperor a brand new supposedly stunning get-up visible only to those who are sophisticated enough and smart enough to see them. In other words they were pullin...

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes Revisited






    Emperors New Clothes CropDo you remember Hans Christian Anderson children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes? It’s the tale of two weavers who promise an emperor a brand new supposedly stunning get-up visible only to those who are sophisticated enough and smart enough to see them. In other words they were pullin...

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