• YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Podcast
CatholicConnection_archive_310x75

Recent Posts

  • Catholic Connection – July 17, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 17, 2014 – Hour 1

    + Segment #1 of 4

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 4

    Image and Reality: August 14th Conference

    + Segment #3 of 4

    Improving Joyful Lives: Society’s Response to Difference and Disability

    • Description: "A new paper authored by Mark Bradford, president of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA and released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, examines societal response to individuals diagnosed with Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) and makes policy recommendations to further improve their lives. "Ninety nine percent of individuals diagnosed with Down syndrome report being happy with their lives. Studies also show that their joy has a ripple effect in their families and communities. The impact of these unique men and women has recently been spotlighted in the media – everywhere from the King’s ice rink in Los Angeles to the Reds’ on-deck circle in Cincinnati,” said Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute. “Tragically, the majority of babies diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome are aborted. Mark Bradford and the Lejeune Foundation, along with other disability advocates, ardently believe that this does not have to be. With Down syndrome, as with any other difference or disability, we must respond with knowledge, understanding and compassion.” (Originally aired July 7, 2014)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Chuck Donovan
        President, Charlotte Lozier Institute

        Chuck served as Legislative Director of the National Right to Life Committee more than three decades ago, worked as a writer for President Reagan, helped to lead the Family Research Council for nearly two decades and most recently has been Senior Research Fellow in Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation. Chuck has played key roles in the development of public policy regarding public financing of abortion, compassionate alternatives to abortion, the child tax credit ,marriage penalty relief, and rights of conscience.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #4 of 4

    Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World

    • Description: "Societies live and die by their social teaching – history has shown it repeatedly. How they value human life, protect the family and rights of workers, assist the poor, and preserve and care for creation all ultimately make or break their legacy. Though the Catholic Church has consistently held social-justice guidelines, those truths have been largely distorted, misinterpreted, or forgotten. And the world today is paying a high price for that. The lives of 14 saints -- and how their example relates to modern social justice -- are examined in-depth by award-winning author, blogger and speaker, Brandon Vogt, in Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014). In keeping with the call to extend mercy and care to the poor, Vogt will donate 100 percent of the book’s royalties to Catholic Charities, USA." (Originally aired June 25, 2014)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Brandon Vogt

        Brandon Vogt is an award-winning Catholic author, blogger, and speaker. He's been featured in many media venues, including National Public Radio, CBS, FoxNews, and EWTN. After converting to Catholicism in 2008, he released his first book, "The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet" (Our Sunday Visitor, 2011), which won first-place at the Catholic Press Association awards.

      • Resources:
  • Catholic Connection – July 17, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 17, 2014 – Hour 2

    + Segment #1 of 5

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 5

    Islamic Terrorists On The Move In Iraq

    • Description: Many Americans have been following the recent activities of terrorist group ISIS. Within a very short time, ISIS has captured most of the major cities in Iraq and now has its sights set on Baghdad. As they rampage through Iraq, the ISIS forces are establishing sharia law and are beheading people on a mass scale. U.S. policymakers and opinion-makers have been caught off-guard by this and numerous other recent events. Kilpatrick advises those concerned about the future of our country and the world that instead of wishful thinking about Islam, people need to educate themselves about the reality of Islam. Christianity, Islam, and Atheism provides the kind of realistic knowledge necessary to ensure that what is now happening in Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria won’t happen here.
    • Segment Guests:
      • William Kilpatrick

        William Kilpatrick is the author of several books, including "Psychological Seduction and Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong." His articles on Islam have appeared in Investor's Business Daily, FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Catholic World Report, Crisis, the National Catholic Register, World, and other publications. Professor Kilpatrick, who taught for many years at Boston College, lectures frequently to audiences in the US and abroad.

      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for The Soul of The West
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

    + Segment #3 of 5

    Islamic Terrorists On The Move In Iraq

    • Description: William Kilpatrick continued

    + Segment #4 of 5

    Image and Reality: August 14th Conference

    + Segment #5 of 5

    Image and Reality: August 14th Conference

    • Description: Al Kresta continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 16, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 16, 2014 – Hour 1

    + Segment #1 of 4

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 4

    St. Paul Street Evangelization's 1st Annual Fundraising Gala

    • Description: St. Paul Street Evangelization is a grassroots, non-profit Catholic evangelization organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking our Catholic Faith to the streets. They do this in a non-confrontational way, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence. As an on-the-street Catholic evangelization organization, St. Paul Street Evangelization provides an avenue for you to share the Person of Jesus Christ and the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a hungry culture.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Steve Dawson
        National Director, St. Paul Street Evangelization

        After a powerful conversion to the Catholic faith in 2002, Steve has been active in various Catholic ministries and in leadership positions in the pro-life movement. Steve also spent time discerning religious life, spending 14 months with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, before discerning his call to work for the Church as a layman. As founder and National Director of St. Paul Street Evangelization, he has been featured on the EWTN Radio Network, Catholic Answers Live, Catholic Connection, the Radio Maria Network, Sirius Satellite Radio, Archangel Radio as well as in several Catholic news publications.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #3 of 4

    Extraordinary Faith

    • Description: Extraordinary Faith is a monthly 30 minute television program on EWTN that celebrates the beauty of classical Catholic sacred art, architecture, music, and liturgy. They’ll take you to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring churches.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Alex Begin
        Executive Producer, Extraordinary Faith

        Extraordinary Form Mass organizer Alex Begin has been promoting the Latin Mass for almost three decades. Harvard’s youngest graduate in 1982, Alex founded a software company and went on to own and co-own several small businesses. Alex has extensive experience training priests and bishops in how to celebrate the Tridentine Mass and Sacraments. He has traveled the globe to attend conferences on sacred liturgy. Alex also has an avid interest in historic elevators and collecting frequent flyer miles. Among Alex’s favorite Catholic devotions are prayers and acts to win indulgences. Detroit is his native home, but he has committed himself to going anywhere in the world to find and film the best expressions of Catholic heritage.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #4 of 4

    Extraordinary Faith

    • Description: Alex Begin continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 16, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 16, 2014 – Hour 2

    + Segment #1 of 5

    Intro, News, and Robert Muise

    • Description: New laws to combat recent Supreme Court rulings.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Robert Muise
        Attorney, American Freedom Law Center

        Robert J. Muise, a former Marine infantry officer, is an expert in constitutional law. Since 2000, his law practice has been dedicated to defending religious liberties, the freedom of speech, and the right to life in state and federal trial and appellate courts all across the country. More recently, Mr. Muise has been involved in numerous cases defending American freedoms against the growing threat of sharia.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #2 of 5

    Married Priests?

    + Segment #3 of 5

    Media Coverage of Pope Francis' Statements

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Matthew Bunson
        Senior Correspondent, Our Sunday Visitor

        Dr. Matthew Bunson, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papacy and the Church. His books include: "The Encyclopedia of Catholic History" and "The Encyclopedia of Saints." He is presently completing "The Encyclopedia of the American Catholic Church" for Our Sunday Visitor.

    + Segment #4 of 5

    Media Coverage of Pope Francis' Statements

    • Description: Dr. Matthew Bunson continued

    + Segment #5 of 5

    Media Coverage of Pope Francis' Statements

    • Description: Dr. Matthew Bunson continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 15, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 15, 2014 – Hour 1

    + Segment #1 of 4

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 4

    Crossroads Pregnancy Center Summer Fundraiser

    • Description: Rebecca and Teresa discuss the upcoming summer fundraiser for the Crossroads Pregnancy Center taking place July 20th at the Oakhurst Country Club in Clarkston, MI. Rebecca is the main speaker.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Rebecca Kiessling

        Rebecca Kiessling is a Family Law attorney, adoptee, home school adoptive mother of five with three biological children and delivers a powerful presentation of her own life story, "Conceived in Rape." Additionally, Rebecca was recently featured in Governor Mike Huckabee's film, "The Gift of Life" and was named national spokesperson for Personhood USA.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #3 of 4

    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.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #4 of 4

    The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

    • Description: Fr. Frank Pavone continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 15, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 15, 2014 – Hour 2

    + Segment #1 of 5

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 5

    Pro-Life Movement in Europe

    • Segment Guests:
      • Benjamin Harnwell
        Founder and President of the Board of Trustees, Dignitatis Humanae Institute

        Benjamin Harnwell was the Chief of Staff to Nirj Deva MEP until Autumn 2010, since which point he is now based permanently in Rome, assisting with the development of the DHI. When involved in politics, he was an active member of the British Conservative Party for over 15 years. He identifies himself philosophically as an Austro-libertarian, co-founding (with Vincent de Roeck) the European Parliament’s Mises Circle, which exists to promote greater recognition of the Austrian School of Economics; he also co-founded the international Right Approach Group (with Patrick Barron), to explore free-market solutions to contemporary problems. In 2004 Benjamin Harnwell was received into the Catholic Church, by Fr. Michael Seed.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #3 of 5

    Pro-Life Movement in Europe

    • Description: Benjamin Harnwell continued

    + Segment #4 of 5

    Hobby Lobby Decision and More Attacks on Religious Liberty

    • Segment Guests:
      • Jeanne Monahan
        President, March for Life Education and Defense Fund

        Jeanne Monahan was recently appointed to the role of President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. In this capacity she proudly directs a small non-profit organization committed to restoring a culture of life in the United States, most notably through the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., held on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Previously Jeanne worked with the Family Research Council (FRC), where she focused on issues related to the inherent dignity of the human person, including abortion, women's health, and end-of-life issues.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #5 of 5

    Hobby Lobby Decision and More Attacks on Religious Liberty

    • Description: Jeanne Monahan continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 14, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 14, 2014 – Hour 1

    + Segment #1 of 4

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 4

    Teresa's Two Cents

    + Segment #3 of 4

    Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

    + Segment #4 of 4

    Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 14, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 14, 2014 – Hour 2

    + Segment #1 of 5

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 5

    That Study Showing Kids With Same-Sex Parents Fare Better? Yeah, the Media Left a Few Details Out.

    • 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.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #3 of 5

    Hobby Lobby & Religious Freedom

    • Description: "The close of June saw a victory for religious liberty, albeit a close 5-4 decision in the landmark case involving the Christian-owned business Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. And while sports fans would say, “A win is a win,” many are wondering why there is such backlash on the decision from the progressive left and why it wasn’t a 9-0 slam dunk. Dr. Richard Land says that while religious liberty scored a win in the end, four Supreme Court justices representing a differing cultural pulse of the nation dissented—some strongly—on the decision."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Richard Land
        President, Southern Evangelical Seminary

        Dr. Richard Land is president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, a non-denominational seminary based in Charlotte, NC which offers first-rate educational programs in evangelism and classic apologetics. In addition to his presidency, Dr. Land also teaches courses at the Seminary. Prior to becoming president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, Dr. Land served for twenty five years as the president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention's official entity assigned to address social, moral, and ethical concerns, with particular attention to their impact on American families and their faith.

      • Resources:

    + Segment #4 of 5

    Hobby Lobby & Religious Freedom

    • Description: Dr. Richard Land continued

    + Segment #5 of 5

    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Exodus 28:42 -- "You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked flesh. They shall reach from the hips to the thighs."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
      • Resources:
  • Catholic Connection – July 11, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 11, 2014 – Hour 1

    + Segment #1 of 4

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 4

    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Nancy Pelosi vs. The Truth Regarding Hobby Lobby

    + Segment #3 of 4

    Dumb Ox Ministries

    • Segment Guests:
      • Katie Sanders
        Development Director, Dumb Ox Ministries

    + Segment #4 of 4

    Dumb Ox Ministries

    • Description: Katie Sanders & Adam Fuselier continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 11, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 11, 2014 – Hour 2

    + Segment #1 of 5

    Intro and News

    + Segment #2 of 5

    TOB Congress / Divorce Ministry

    + Segment #3 of 5

    TOB Congress / Divorce Ministry

    • Description: Rose Sweet continued

    + Segment #4 of 5

    Theology of the Body / Feminine Genius

    + Segment #5 of 5

    Theology of the Body / Feminine Genius

    • Description: Sr. Mary Elizabeth continued
YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Podcast