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  • Catholic Connection – April 1, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – April 1, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Spiritus Sanctus Academy Scholarship Dinner Auction - April 5

    • Description: The Dominican Sisters of Mary are pleased to announce that Mr. Al Kresta will be our 2014 Medal of St. Dominic recipients. Mr. Kresta will be honored at the 2014 SSA Scholarship Dinner Auction on Saturday, April 5th.
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      • Janna Schoenle

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    The Cross and The Light

    • Description: Kelly Nieto is bringing "The Cross and the Light" to the Music Hall Center in Detroit from April 10th-13th. She joins Teresa this morning to tell us all about it.
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      • Kelly Nieto
        The Cross and the Light

        Kelly is a former Miss Michigan, Miss America Runner-Up, and Miss America Talent Winner. She has performed as the opening act for Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, and Charlie Daniels. She is a former atheist who embraced the Catholic faith after exploring the occult and the New Age.

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  • Catholic Connection – April 1, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – April 1, 2014 – Hour 2

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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."
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      • 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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    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."
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      • 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 – March 31, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – March 31, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Sebelius v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

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    Restoring Marriage & Family Life Conference - April 7

    • Description: The Restoring Marriage and Family Life Conference is taking place April 7th at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, MI. Dr. Ross is organizing the event and speaking there. It is a one-day conference during which clergy and community leaders will discuss the crisis of our culture and proven best practices to resolve the crisis. There will be a final breakout session in which attendees will present an action plan for moving the Metro Detroit region forward.
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      • Dr. Michael T. Ross
        True Medicine

        Michael T. Ross, MD, FACEP, has practiced medicine for over three decades in urban and suburban emergency departments in New York and Michigan. A graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Dr. Ross completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Wayne State University.

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  • Catholic Connection – March 31, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – March 31, 2014 – Hour 2

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    In Lawsuits Against Contraceptive Mandate, U.S. Supreme Court Will Learn of World Health Organization Designation of Birth Control Pill as Cancer-Causing Agent

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    In Lawsuits Against Contraceptive Mandate, U.S. Supreme Court Will Learn of World Health Organization Designation of Birth Control Pill as Cancer-Causing Agent

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    5th Circuit Panel Upholds Texas Pro-life, Pro-Woman Law & WV Gov. Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Limit Passed With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss James 4:4 -- "Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God."
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      • Gail Buckley
        Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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  • Catholic Connection – March 28, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – March 28, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Ave Maria Radio's Spring Membership Drive

    • Description: Ave Maria Radio's Spring Membership Drive is coming up April 7-11. Tom joins Teresa in-studio this morning to tell us all about it!
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    The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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    The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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  • Catholic Connection – March 28, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – March 28, 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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    Epic Food Fight: A Bite-Sized History of Salvation

    • Description: Fr. Leo blends profound truths with humor and wit in a way that appeals to a wide cross-section of Catholics. In this new book, Fr. Leo goes beyond an explanation of how eating together builds stronger families to probe more deeply into the theological aspects of food. Following the example of Jesus Christ, whose miracles and teachings often involved food, Fr. Leo explains salvation history by what he calls a “theology of food —there is a godly logic to every bite we take. He shows how the devil seeks to poison God s children from within, getting them to “digest his lies by taking what is harmful and making it look beautiful and edible. This cosmic struggle between good and evil can be seen as an “eternal food fight between God and the devil.
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      • Fr. Leo Patalinghug
        Host and Founder, Grace Before Meals

        Father Leo Patalinghug is a Roman Catholic priest who holds a pontifical theological degree in Mariology (the study of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of Christ). He is also an international TV show host, radio host, and founder of the international movement Grace Before Meals, which provides a pastoral theology of the Eucharist to strengthen the communion of the family (the Domestic Church) through the blessing of the meal. He is a popular author, internationally sought-out speaker, and an effective preacher of the New Evangelization to diverse audiences in the modern world.

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    President Obama's Blind Spot on Religious Liberty

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    Spiritual Direction Connection

    • Description: Dan and Teresa discuss her new book, "God's Bucket List: Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond."
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      • Dan Burke
        Executive Director, National Catholic Register
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  • Catholic Connection – March 27, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – March 27, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Gay Marriage in Michigan / HHS Mandate at the Supreme Court

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      • 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.

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    Church of the Holy Family - Parish Mission

    • Description: Peter Herbeck joins Teresa to tell us about the Parish Mission coming up April 6-10 at Church of the Holy Family in Novi, MI. Other speakers include Ralph Martin and Sr. Ann Shields.
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      • Peter Herbeck
        Vice President and Director of Missions, Renewal Ministries

        Peter Herbeck is the Vice President and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries. He has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe for the past thirty years. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. He is a frequent conference speaker, has authored When the Spirit Comes in Power and When the Spirit Speaks, and has produced CDs and booklets about discipleship and life in the Spirit. Peter is involved with i.d.916, an outreach to Catholic young adults sponsored by Renewal Ministries.

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  • Catholic Connection – March 27, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – March 27, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Heartbeat International Conference / Lenten Resolutions

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      • 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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    Culture of Life Africa

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      • Obianuju Ekeocha

        Obianuju Ekeocha is a committed cradle Catholic born and raised in Nigeria. She has a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria and an MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of East London. She is currently living and working as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Canterbury, England. She has a passion for preserving, promoting and presenting the African Culture of Life and on that note she wrote "An Open Letter to Melinda Gates," published by Catholic Online and "In Defense of Dignity" published by Catholic Exchange. Her highest ambition is to be a missionary of the Gospel of Life in Africa and beyond. She is part of Culture of Life Africa (Culture de Vie Afrique), an initiative dedicated to the promotion and propagation of the Gospel of Life in Africa through the dissemination of good information, sensitization and education.

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    Culture of Life Africa

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  • Catholic Connection – March 26, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – March 26, 2014 – Hour 1

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    The Donkey / Book Signing

    • Description: "When young Claire’s family brought home a donkey from a rural Michigan county fair in 1920, several miraculous events caused them to believe the donkey was a gift from God. Dan Mertze, a 48-year-old newspaper reporter, vainly tries to overcome a despairing world view that has gradually permeated his writing. He reluctantly accepts an assignment to interview 99-year-old Claire Henning, relating her childhood religious experiences involving a donkey. After several interviews with Claire, subtle changes occur in Dan’s life as he learns not all troubles are bad and some are blessings." Paul will be at a book signing event March 29th at Faith @ Work in Troy, MI.
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      • Paul Stuligross

        Paul Stuligross’s career includes twenty-four years as a police officer, with several as a detective. He received an Officer of the Year award for developing and implementing a comprehensive chaplain’s program for his police department. He currently writes for the Michigan Catholic Newspaper and is a member of the Police Officer Writers Association, American Christian Writers Association, American Society of Authors & Writers and the Catholic Writers Guild.

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    Lennon Center Banquet - April 4th

    • Description: The Lennon Pregnancy Center's 17th Annual Banquet is taking place April 4th at the Dearborn Inn. The keynote speaker is comic Mike Williams. He is a nationally known speaker and writer who has a passion for life. He came to popularity as a pro-life speaker after Focus on the Family brought his personal story to the national spotlight.
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      • Mike Williams

        Mike Williams tours in the spring and fall each year bringing his unique blend of stand-up and musical comedy to over 80 concert venues. Twenty+ years of experience allows this seasoned professional to really connect with adult audiences around the country. You would be hard pressed to find a comedian who could unite 20 somethings and the 80 somethings any better than Mike.

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  • Catholic Connection – March 26, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – March 26, 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.
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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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    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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