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  • 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

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  • Catholic Connection – August 13, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 13, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Cross Catholic Outreach

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      • 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.
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      • 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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    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."
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      • 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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  • Catholic Connection – August 11, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 11, 2014 – Hour 2

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    “Face the Truth Tour” Forces Discussion of Abortion’s Violent Reality

    • Description: “The Face the Truth Tour allows people to confront the horrible injustice of abortion with their own eyes,” explained Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League. “And when they do, it becomes more than just another hot-button issue. It becomes personal. When people see abortion for themselves, they are more likely to do what they can to stop it.”
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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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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Matthew 16:22-23 -- "Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, "God forbid, Lord! This shall never happen to you." But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God, but of men."
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      • Gail Buckley
        Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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    Christian Persecution in Iraq

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    Christian Persecution in Iraq

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  • Catholic Connection – August 8, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 8, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about the latest concerning Christians in Iraq being killed by the ISIS terrorist organization and the efforts of the Obama Administration.

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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 – August 8, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 8, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Intro, Matt Swaim, and Auday Arabo

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    Christian Persecution in Iraq

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      • Janet Morana
        Co-Host, Catholic View for Women

        Janet A. Morana serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion.

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    Christian Persecution in Iraq

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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 catch up with Joan who is still in Hawaii on assignment.
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    Latest News from the Vatican

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  • Catholic Connection – August 7, 2014 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – August 7, 2014 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa shares the gospel reading for today's mass, talks about the Black Mass scheduled for Oklahoma City, and the attacks on marriage and Christians in the middle east.

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    Awake, My Soul - Spiritual Conference

    • Description: "Join us August 9, 2014 at Holy Cross Church for the return of the “Awake My Soul” spiritual conference. There are talks and activities for all age groups and in both languages: Arabic and English. the Evening will be packed with entertainment, meditation and prayer. Procession of the Eucharist, Adoration, and Holy Mass at Midnight. tickets are only $5.00."
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      • Patrice Abona
        Executive Director, ECRC

        A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s of science in Merchandising Management, she has held several management roles in hospitality as well as retail. Abona has served with ECRC for almost 10 years as a volunteer, mostly in Chaldeans Loving Christ (CLC), the high school youth program, and also leading Kairos retreats and helping with Vacation Bible School.

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    Awake, My Soul - Spiritual Conference

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  • Catholic Connection – August 7, 2014 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – August 7, 2014 – Hour 2

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    Target files court papers supporting same-sex marriage

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    Target files court papers supporting same-sex marriage

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    The “War On Women” Is So…Yesterday

    • Segment Guests:
      • 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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    The “War On Women” Is So…Yesterday

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