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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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    The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call

    • Description: Originally aired November 8, 2013
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      • 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
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      • 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.
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      • 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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    Intro and News

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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)
    • Segment Guests:
      • 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...

  • Catholic Connection – April 8, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – April 8, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Jesus: What Catholics Believe

    • Description: "What do Catholics really believe about Jesus? Dr. Alan Schreck offers a thorough answer to this question. Jesus is central to everything the Church believes and teaches, yet few people really understand the significance of who Jesus is in their own lives. Dr. Schreck explains when and how Jesus lived, what he taught, his human and divine nature, and how the Risen Jesus continues to act today in the sacraments, through the Holy Spirit, and in his people and ministers. Written in an engaging, straightforward style, this is a book for anyone wanting to know more about Jesus." (Originally aired November 13, 2012)
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      • Dr. Alan Schreck

        Dr. Alan Schreck has been a professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1978. As a theology professor, Dr. Schreck has taught classes on the teachings of Vatican II, Church Renewal, Historical Foundations, and Theology of the Holy Spirit at the graduate level. Dr. Schreck also specializes in Catholic Church history, Catholic Church doctrine, Church Renewal and the theology of the Church.

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    Jacob's Ladder: Ten Steps to Truth

    • Description: "There are ten important questions everyone should ask; and the answers to these questions, which lead to ultimate truth, are a matter of reason, not of faith. Well-known Catholic philosopher and writer Peter Kreeft tackles each of these questions in a logical step-by-step way, like climbing the rungs of a ladder. Because questions are best answered by dialogue, Kreeft answers these fundamental questions in an imaginary conversation between two very different people who meet at the beach." (Originally aired April 5, 2013)
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      • Dr. Peter Kreeft

        Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King's College (Empire State Building), in New York City. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 67 books.

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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Romans 5:8 -- "But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us." (Originally aired March 24, 2014)
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      • Gail Buckley
        Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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  • Catholic Connection – April 8, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – April 8, 2014 – Hour 2

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    The Protestant's Dilemma: How the Reformation's Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism

    • Description: "What if Protestantism were true? What if the Reformers really were heroes, the Bible the sole rule of faith, and Christ s Church just an invisible collection of loosely united believers? As an Evangelical, Devin Rose used to believe all of it. Then one day the nagging questions began. He noticed things about Protestant belief and practice that didn t add up. He began following the logic of Protestant claims to places he never expected it to go -leading to conclusions no Christians would ever admit to holding. In The Protestant s Dilemma, Rose examines over thirty of those conclusions, showing with solid evidence, compelling reason, and gentle humor how the major tenets of Protestantism - if honestly pursued to their furthest extent - wind up in dead ends. The only escape? Catholic truth. Rose patiently unpacks each instance, and shows how Catholicism solves the Protestant s dilemma through the witness of Scripture, Christian history, and the authority with which Christ himself undeniably vested his Church. The Protestant s Dilemma is the perfect book for non-Catholics trying to work through their own nagging doubts, or for Catholics looking for a fresh way to deepen their understanding of the Faith." (Originally aired March 20, 2014)
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      • Devin Rose

        Devin Rose grew up a militant atheist. As a college student he was radically converted to Christ and began practicing Evangelical Christianity. A few years later, long prayer and study led him to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. Today he is a professional software developer, amateur lay apologist, and proprietor of the blog St. Joseph’s Vanguard.

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    Prayers for Life: Forty Daily Devotions

    • Description: "The call to preserve life requires both work and prayer and this moving forty-day devotional offers readers the spiritual sustenance for the road ahead. Each day's reflection expresses a vital theme in the struggle to end abortion. A brief quotation from scripture serves as a meditation, followed by short reflection points. Drawn from the Bible, the writings of the saints, and the words of recent popes, Kuharski's reflections solidly root pro-life efforts in Catholic spirituality. An added feature highlights the growth of the unborn child during its early days of development. Suitable both for personal and small-group use." (Originally aired March 20, 2014)
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      • Mary Ann Kuharski
        Founder and President, PROLIFE Across AMERICA

        Mary Ann Kuharski, is a wife and mother of 13 children, 6 of whom are adopted and of mixed races with "special needs." She is also the grandmother of 23. Mary Ann is an author and speaker on life and family. She is a founding member and has been President of PROLIFE Across AMERICA since 1989, known as "The Billboard People" for its positive and persuasive educational outreach.

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  • Catholic Connection – April 7, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – April 7, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Former Mega-Church Pastor, Now Catholic

    • Description: The mission of the Dynamic Catholic Institute is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. Dr. Hunt joins Teresa in this new full-hour interview sharing the story of his journey to the Catholic Church and his work with the Dynamic Catholic Institute. (Originally aired September 16, 2013)
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      • Dr. Allen Hunt
        Vice-President of Strategy and Content, The Dynamic Catholic Institute
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  • Catholic Connection – April 7, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – April 7, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Delivered: True Stories of Men and Women Who Turned from Porn to Purity

    • Description: "Deliverance from pornography is possible and these true stories prove it. The pious man whose fairytale marriage was almost destroyed by his fierce addiction... The young woman who escaped a broken and abusive childhood only to become ensnared in porn s seamy underworld... The couple who tried everything to beat the pain and shame of porn in their home... The female musician who thought porn was a guy thing until she got hooked herself... ...and five other inspiring tales of liberation from the ravages of pornography. Delivered is proof that no one is beyond the reach of God's healing grace." (Originally aired March 18, 2014)
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      • Matt Fradd

        Matthew Fradd is Australian by birth and Catholic by choice. After experiencing a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000, Matthew committed himself to inviting others to know Jesus Christ and the Church He founded. He s worked in full-time law ministry in Australia, Canada, Ireland and the U.S, and been a guest speaker, writer, blogger, and radio guest on the BBC, EWTN, The Irish Morning Show, and Catholic Answers Live, where he has shared his personal story of sin, redemption, and healing to people all over the world.

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    Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day

    • Description: "Meet the Risen Jesus with an amazing bunny—and his amazing tale—in this beautifully illustrated hardcover children’s book. Children will learn about Jesus’ friendship and comfort through the eyes of a timid bunny rabbit who experiences firsthand the love and joy Jesus brings. Easter Bunny's Amazing Day is sure to be a family favorite every Easter."
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      • Cathy Gilmore

        Cathy Gilmore is a native of St. Louis, MO and a married mother of 3 children. She homeschooled her daughters for 7 years. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Cathy writes with inspiration from her experience as a Program Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori based children’s bible study program for 3-9 year olds. Preparing her presentations for CGS, fuels her passion for writing stories that deeply touch young hearts with the love of Christ.

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