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  • Catholic Connection – August 18, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 18, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro, News, and Auday Arabo

    • Description: Auday Arabo is back from a meeting at the United Nations to discuss the latest regarding Christian Persecution in Iraq.
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    Teresa Tomeo

    • Description: Teresa previews the rest of today's "Catholic Connection"

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa tells us why she'll be hosting "Catholic Connection" live from St. Louis, MO tomorrow.

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    Pope Francis in South Korea

    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Scott Courtney
        Diocese of Lincoln, NE

        Fr. Courtney is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and pastor of both St. Anthony’s and Sacred Heart parishes in the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. He has taught high school religion for several years and has a sound, solid and inspirational way of engaging teens in faith formation as well as awakening and fanning the flames of the faith of all ages.

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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Luke 17:33 -- "Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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  • Catholic Connection – August 15, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 15, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    • Description: Originally aired August 14, 2014
    • 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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    Christian Persecution in Iraq

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    Call to Holiness Conference 2014

    • Description: The 15th Call to Holiness Conference is taking place September 13-14 at the Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights, MI. Speakers include Dr. Ray Guarendi, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Sr. John Dominic, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, and our guest this morning, Dale Ahlquist. (Originally aired July 29, 2014)
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      • Dale Ahlquist
        President, American Chesterton Society

        One of the most respected Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the EWTN series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” and Publisher of Gilbert Magazine. He is the author of three books on Chesterton, including "The Complete Thinker."

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    Call to Holiness Conference 2014

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  • Catholic Connection – August 15, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 15, 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." (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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          • Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture
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    The Seal of Confession

    • Description: Originally aired August 5, 2014
    • Segment Guests:
      • Trent Horn

        Trent Horn holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and is currently an apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers. He specializes in training pro-lifers to intelligently and compassionately engage pro-choice advocates in genuine dialogue. Trent is also the author of "Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity."

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    The Seal of Confession

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    The Attack on Christians in the Middle East

    • Description: "Though you would never guess it from the paucity of coverage in the major news media, there is a fierce persecution of Christians going on in the Middle East. In Egypt, convents and churches are being burned to the ground and Copts, members of one of the most ancient Christian communities, are being routinely harassed, tortured, and arrested. In Iraq, the ISIS group, hoping to re-establish a “caliphate” across the northern sector of the Middle East, is brutally persecuting Christians. Just recently, an ultimatum was issued in Mosul, where Christians have been living for over 1,600 years, that believers in Jesus have to pay a stiff fine, leave the country, or be put to death. And the sheer shock of these extreme instances can allow us to overlook the fact that in Saudi Arabia Christians are not permitted to build churches or to practice their faith publicly in any way." (Originally aired August 12, 2014)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Robert Barron
        Founder, Word on Fire

        Father Robert Barron is an author, speaker and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire, which reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith. Father Barron is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith. The series has aired across the country on PBS and EWTN, and has been seen and broadcast in parishes, universities, schools and media outlets throughout the world.

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    The Attack on Christians in the Middle East

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  • Catholic Connection – August 14, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 14, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    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.

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    The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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  • Catholic Connection – August 14, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 14, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    • 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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    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

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    Christian Persecution in Iraq

    • Description: Update from Auday Arabo.
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    Image and Reality: August 14th Conference

  • Catholic Connection – August 13, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 13, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marraige in America -- "One of the most important social developments of our time is the recent rise in age at first marriage, which now stands at 27 for women and 29 for men--a historic high. Delayed marriage in America has helped to bring the divorce rate down since 1980 and increased the economic fortunes of college-educated women, according to Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America, a new report from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, and the RELATE Institute. But another important consequence of delayed marriage is that most Americans without college degrees now have their first child before they marry. By contrast, the vast majority of college-educated men and women still put childbearing after marriage. Knot Yet explores the causes and consequences of this revolution in family life, especially the ways that delayed marriage is connected to the welfare of twentysomethings, their children, and the nation as a whole."
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    Nazarene Scholarship Fund at St. Catherine of Siena Academy

    • Description: The Nazarene Scholarship Fund at St. Catherine of Siena Academy is in honor of those Iraqi Christians who’ve been killed or exiled and had the Arabic letter N (for Nazarene) painted on their bodies or their houses. It will provide a tuition free education at St. Catherine of Siena Academy for high school girls who have recently fled Iraq.
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    Nazarene Scholarship Fund at St. Catherine of Siena Academy

    • Description: Marita Ladosenszky continued
  • Catholic Connection – August 13, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 13, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    Cross Catholic Outreach

    • Segment Guests:
      • James Cavnar
        President, Cross Catholic Outreach

        Jim Cavnar is a founder and president of Pompano Beach, Florida-based Cross International Inc. and Cross Catholic Outreach Inc., two Christian relief and development charities founded in 2001 to help the poorest of the poor worldwide. They are affiliated as the Cross International Alliance, an ecumenical association. In thirteen years the Alliance has grown to become the 56th largest nonprofit in the Philanthropy 400.

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    Cross Catholic Outreach

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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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    Electronic companions: A new study on television use shows how watching TV is replacing time spent with family and God

  • Catholic Connection – August 12, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 12, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa reflects on the continued persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq by the group ISIS.

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    Call to Holiness Conference 2014

    • Description: The 15th Call to Holiness Conference is taking place September 13-14 at the Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights, MI. Speakers include Dale Ahlquist, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Sr. John Dominic, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, and our guest this morning, Dr. Ray Guarendi.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Ray Guarendi
        Most Humble Man in History

        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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  • Catholic Connection – August 12, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 12, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    Upcoming Marriage Retreat

    • Description: The Alexander House Apostolate was born after the Alexander’s own marriage crisis. Greg recalls, “When we were on the brink of our own divorce, we went to the church for help and found there was nothing there for us. In fact, we found there had been no support for marriage from ‘I do’ up to that point.” They were challenged by a priest to go and learn everything they could about the church's teaching about marriage. What they learned surprised and inspired them. It saved their marriage, and they wanted to pass that gift on and try to help others save and strengthen their marriages as well. And thus the Alexander House was born. Since that time, Greg and Julie have hosted conferences, spoken all over the nation, appeared on radio and television, developed a parish-based program and, along with their teams, reached out to thousands of couples in crisis.
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    Upcoming Marriage Retreat

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    The Attack on Christians in the Middle East

    • Description: "Though you would never guess it from the paucity of coverage in the major news media, there is a fierce persecution of Christians going on in the Middle East. In Egypt, convents and churches are being burned to the ground and Copts, members of one of the most ancient Christian communities, are being routinely harassed, tortured, and arrested. In Iraq, the ISIS group, hoping to re-establish a “caliphate” across the northern sector of the Middle East, is brutally persecuting Christians. Just recently, an ultimatum was issued in Mosul, where Christians have been living for over 1,600 years, that believers in Jesus have to pay a stiff fine, leave the country, or be put to death. And the sheer shock of these extreme instances can allow us to overlook the fact that in Saudi Arabia Christians are not permitted to build churches or to practice their faith publicly in any way."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Robert Barron
        Founder, Word on Fire

        Father Robert Barron is an author, speaker and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire, which reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith. Father Barron is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith. The series has aired across the country on PBS and EWTN, and has been seen and broadcast in parishes, universities, schools and media outlets throughout the world.

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    The Attack on Christians in the Middle East

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  • Catholic Connection – August 11, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 11, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Christian persecution in Iraq.

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    Image and Reality: August 14th Conference

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    Image and Reality: August 14th Conference

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