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  • Catholic Connection – August 1, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 1, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about the Courage apostolate and the film "Desire of the Everlasting Hills," which we'll be speaking about in the second hour of the show.
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      • Teresa Tomeo

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    Reception with Commander of Vatican Swiss Guard

    • Description: All are cordially invited to a reception featuring Commandant Daniel Anrig, commander of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard, Monday, August 4th, at Antonio’s Cucina Italiana in Canton. This reception is hosted by the Pontifical Swiss Guards and the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, Michigan Chapter. For further details, call Eileen at 313-565-8888 ext. 174. Tickets are limited so reserve yours today!
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    Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – August 1, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 1, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro, News, and Matt Swaim

    • Description: Before today's news, Teresa checks in with Matt Swaim to find out what we can look forward to on the "Son Rise Morning Show" next week.
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      • Matt Swaim
        Host, Son Rise Morning Show

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    Desire of the Everlasting Hills

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    Desire of the Everlasting Hills

    • Description: Fr. Paul Check continued

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    Nomination of Rabbi Saperstein for Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

    • Description: "President Obama is yet again demonstrating his callous disregard for religious liberty by nominating Rabbi Saperstein for Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. Saperstein favors fining family business owners for their religious beliefs and forcing Americans into complicity with abortion against their deeply-held religious beliefs, something the Supreme Court has already ruled against. How can a man that favors upending longstanding, bi-partisan religious liberty protections at home be trusted to protect those persecuted for their faith overseas?"
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    Spiritual Direction Connection

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dan Burke
        Executive Director, National Catholic Register
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  • Catholic Connection – July 31, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 31, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    Israel, Hamas and the Gaza War

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    Israel, Hamas and the Gaza War

    • Description: Andrea Wills continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 31, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 31, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    Planned Parenthood Counselor Caught Telling Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat Her

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      • Lila Rose
        President, Live Action

        Lila has been a repeat guest on radio and television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, CNN, EWTN, Hugh Hewitt and The Laura Ingraham Show. Numerous newspapers and blogs have also covered her work, including feature pieces by Reuters, the LA Times, the Washington Post, the New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal. CNN featured Lila in a documentary, “Right on the Edge.” Lila has written for USA Today, Politico, the Hill and First Things, among others. Lila serves on the board for the Queen of Angels Charitable Trust Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. Lila has been named to Red Alert’s “30 under 30″ and the National Journal’s “the 25 most influential Washington women under 35″ lists and has received a number of awards, including a Life Prize Award and a Young Conservative Leadership “Buckley Award.” Lila is an international pro-life speaker.

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    Planned Parenthood Counselor Caught Telling Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat Her

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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. This morning, we call Joan in Hawaii and she tells us what she's doing there!
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    Latest News from the Vatican

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  • Catholic Connection – July 30, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 30, 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

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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 – July 30, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 30, 2014 – Hour 2

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    When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

    • Description: "A society characterized by loss of respect for life, violence, exotic religious cults, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, and even pedophilia. Sound familiar? This was the world of the early Church Fathers. In this engrossing book, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio brings out the colorful personalities of these dynamic Christian leaders and makes their rich teaching accessible, enjoyable, and relevant to the challenges we face every day. The Fathers of the Church succeeded in paving the way from a pagan society to one in Christ. Ambrose, Augustine, Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, John Chrysostom, John of Damascus, Jerome—these are just some of the Fathers Dr. D’Ambrosio will introduce with a clarity and freshness that will both inspire and challenge."
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      • Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio
        Founder, Crossroads Initiative

        Though a specialist in the interpretation of scripture and tradition, Dr. D’Ambrosio’s teaching has covered a broad range of subjects from historical, dogmatic, and sacramental theology to evangelization, ecumenism, and Vatican II. Throughout his academic career, convert to the faith Dr. D’Ambrosio always remained deeply involved in pastoral work, especially teen evangelization and Hispanic ministry, assuring that his teaching remained relevant to the challenges of everyday life.

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    When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

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    Gay "Marriage" Evolution

    • Description: "In the current issue of First Things, the nation’s premier journal of religion and public life, Deputy Editor MATTHEW SCHMITZ, a 2008 Princeton graduate, recounts how he evolved on gay marriage. But not all in the direction you’d expect. In this fascinating story, Schmitz shares his account of how his being immersed in an upscale college environment -- a “boozy sea of casual acquaintance” -- forced him to refine his views on sex and relationships."
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      • Matthew Schmitz
        Deputy Editor, First Things

        Matthew was the founding managing editor of Public Discourse, the online publication of the Witherspoon Institute. His writing has appeared in Christianity Today, First Things, The Human Life Review, and Public Discourse. He holds a B.A. in English from Princeton University.

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    Gay "Marriage" Evolution

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  • Catholic Connection – July 29, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 29, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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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.
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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 – July 29, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 29, 2014 – Hour 2

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    The Importance of Reading and Carrying the Gospel With You

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      • 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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    The Importance of Reading and Carrying the Gospel With You

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    The Importance of Reading and Carrying the Gospel With You

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    Europe's High Court Defends Marriage

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      • John Paul Shimek

        John Paul Shimek holds advanced graduate degrees in Roman Catholic Theology and Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Shimek is a specialist in the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, Blessed Pope John Paul II, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He is a Lecturer in the Theology of the New Evangelization as well as Political, Legal, and Moral Philosophy at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. He has served as a special assistant to the now-Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan and Archbishop Jerome Listecki of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And, he has provided advisory counsel to numerous Church and civic leaders, including Governor Scott McCallum of Wisconsin and Victoria Thorn of the Pontifical Academy for Life and the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing.

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  • Catholic Connection – July 28, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – July 28, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    Awaken Ministry

    • Description: "Awaken Ministry is a monthly outreach currently hosted by various Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit, MI. The basic format of an Awaken experience is three-fold: praise and worship, the preached Gospel, and Eucharistic Adoration. Each Awaken event begins with upbeat praise and worship music lead by our band and worship leaders, Jeff Pipas and Andy Gardner, followed by dynamic preaching of the Gospel message, and culminating with a profound experience of Eucharistic Adoration, which is accompanied by more praise and worship music and a time of silent adoration. Key elements such as special lighting and sound, video screens displaying worship imagery and song lyrics, a creatively enhanced environment along with contemporary praise and worship music, are all meant to foster and enhance the worship experience. Following this time of praise, worship, prayer and adoration, there is an opportunity for fellowship and hospitality, where those in attendance can share with one another about what they have just experienced."
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    Awaken Ministry

    • Description: Maureen Dierkes continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 28, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – July 28, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Sleeping with the TV On

    • Description: According to a new national consumer study, nearly two-thirds (61%) of Americans fall asleep with the TV on. (Perhaps even more worrisome: LG Electronics USA, which commissioned the survey, says the survey also reveals “Americans have redefined their relationships with television, seeing their TV less as an entertainment device and more as a companion.)
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      • 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.

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    Sleeping with the TV On

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    50 Shades of Grey and Facebook's Influence

    • Description: "The Hollywood Reporter reports that Parents Television Council blasted NBC’s Today show for airing the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer during the 8 am hour yesterday. The PTC’s Melissa Henson had this to say: 'We're talking about basically the equivalent of a dime-store trashy romance novel. Essentially, what Today's doing is they're promoting what people refer to as 'mommy porn.' That's what it boils down to. Today is helping to promote mommy porn. That's a pretty poor judgment on their part in terms of their attitude toward their audience.'"
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      • Melissa Henson
        Director of Communications and Public Education, Parents TV Council

        As Director of Communications and Public Education for the Parents Television Council (PTC), Melissa Henson communicates the mission and message of the PTC to the American public and develops groundbreaking reports on entertainment trends and other PTC publications. Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large.

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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Luke 15:4 -- "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?"
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      • Gail Buckley
        Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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