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  • Catholic Connection – May 28, 2015 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – May 28, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Sherry Brownrigg

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    St. Michael Academy

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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 – May 28, 2015 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – May 28, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Sherry Brownrigg

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    How to Increase Vocations

    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Ralph O’Donnell
        Executive Director, Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations (USCCB)

        Father O’Donnell holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri (1993), a master’s of divinity from St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois (1997) and a master’s in spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha (2000). He was ordained on June 7, 1997. After ordination, he has served as associate pastor of Mary Our Queen Parish (1997-2001) and St. Vincent de Paul Parish (2001-2003) in Omaha, chaplain of the Omaha chapter of Legatus (2001-2011), vocation director for the Archdiocese of Omaha (2003-2008), pastor of St. Bridget and St. Rose Parishes in Omaha (2008-2011), director of the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Omaha (2008-2011), vice rector/dean of students for Conception Seminary College (2011-2015).

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    How to Increase Vocations

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    Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed

    • Description: Teens are usually disengaged at Mass not because they don’t care about God or don’t want to know Him but because no one has ever connected the dots between the ritual and the relationship. Altaration acknowledges “the elephant in the sanctuary” as Mark Hart calls it, encouraging and challenging the teens to take another look – a deeper look – at the liturgy and all that heaven is doing here on earth through it.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Michael Schmitz

        Fr. Michael Schmitz serves as both the director of youth and young-adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as the chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota. He also travels nationally and internationally giving talks and leading retreats and conferences.

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    Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed

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  • Catholic Connection – May 27, 2015 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – May 27, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

    • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Elena Rodriguez

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    Family Fully Alive” Student Contest

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    Mary - The Perfect Complement to the Divine Bridegroom

    • Description: Fr. John Linden is speaking this evening at Domino's Farms regarding "Mary - The Perfect Complement to the Divine Bridegroom." It will take place at 7:30pm in Lobby H. See the link below for all details.
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      • Fr. John Linden
        Director of Vocations and Seminarians, Diocese of Lansing

        Ordained in 2007, Fr. John has a Masters in Divinity from Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He enjoyed three years as a parochial vicar at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Ann Arbor before becoming the Chair of the Vocation Department for the Diocese of Lansing as well as the Director of Seminarians. Fr. John travels throughout the diocese giving presentations on topics including vocations and vocational discernment as well as Theology of the Body and its connection to both marriage and consecrated life.

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    Mary - The Perfect Complement to the Divine Bridegroom

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  • Catholic Connection – May 27, 2015 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – May 27, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

    • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Elena Rodriguez

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    Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer

    • Description: "In 2012, media outlets from CNN to EWTN announced that Leah Libresco, a gifted young intellectual, columnist, and prolific blogger on the Atheist channel on Patheos, was converting to Catholicism. In Arriving at Amen, Libresco uses the rigorous rationality that defined her Atheism to tell the story behind that very personal journey and to describe the seven forms of Catholic prayer that guided her to embrace a joyful life of faith. In Arriving at Amen, Libresco uniquely describes the second part of her spiritual journey, in which she encountered God through seven classic Catholic forms of prayer—Liturgy of the Hours, lectio divina, examen, intercessory prayer, the Rosary, confession, and the Mass. Examining each practice through the intellectual lens of literature, math, and art, Libresco reveals unexpected glimpses of beauty and truth in the Catholic Church that will be appreciated by the curious and convinced alike."
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      • Leah Libresco
        Blogger, Patheos
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    Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer

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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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    Latest News from the Vatican

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  • Catholic Connection – May 26, 2015 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – May 26, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

    • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Elena Rodriguez

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    Masculine Spiritual Leadership in the Family

    • Description: Originally aired April 13, 2015
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      • Jesse Romero

        Jesse Romero has a Masters Degree in Catholic Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. Before and since then, he has spent his time teaching, speaking, writing, and giving Bible studies and conferences on all matters Catholic. Jesse has also served at the parish level as the director of religious education at a small but growing parish 40 minutes north of Los Angeles, CA.

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    Flame of Love Devotions

    • Description: Anthony Mullen will be speaking after the 7 PM Mass on Friday, June 12 (Solemn Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) and will be speaking after the midnight Mass and 8 am Mass on Saturday, June 13 (Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary). This will be taking place at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in New Boston, MI. Anthony is renowned for his Flame of Love Movement, a consecration to Mary. He has been a guest on EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa and a guest on EWTN’s Women of Grace with Johnnette Benkovic.
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      • Anthony Mullen
        National Director, Flame of Love Movement

        Mullen was appointed by the Flame of Love Movement of the Immaculate Heart of Mary under Cardinal Peter Erdo to be the Coordinator in the United Sates for the Movement in 2013. He is a contributor to The Catholic Standard and Times, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He also has edited several Catholic books and released the DVD “Giving God the Love We Should”, which features Cardinal Justin Rigali. Mullen is a member of Legatus, the Militia of the Immaculata, and the Stewards of St. John Neumann. He has received the St. Maximilian Kolbe Award for outstanding evangelization outreach from the In His Sign Network.

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    Flame of Love Devotions

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  • Catholic Connection – May 26, 2015 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – May 26, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Intro and Teresa Tomeo

    • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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      • Teresa Tomeo

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    Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment: Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World

    • Description: "The Bible tells us that the battle for our eternal souls is not waged against flesh and blood, but against “the spiritual hosts of wickedness” (Eph. 6:12). Satan and his fellow fallen angels hate God and hate us, and they exert their considerable powers and intelligence to try and lead us to damnation. Ordinarily they do this through temptation to sin, but sometimes their attacks are more severe, taking the form of demonic oppression and even possession. What are these evil spirits we call demons? How can we recognize when and how they are influencing us? And most importantly, how do we fight back? In Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment, Fr. Mike Driscoll answers all these questions and more. Drawing on his experience as a priest and counselor, and on his research with exorcists, Fr. Driscoll clears up many popular misconceptions about demons and the spirit world and offers sound information and pastoral advice rooted in Catholic tradition."
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      • Fr. Mike Driscoll

        Fr. Mike Driscoll is a priest of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois.He was ordained in 1992, has been pastor of several parishes,and is currently serving as chaplain of St. Elizabeth’s MedicalCenter in Ottawa, Illinois. He has a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in moral theology from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Regent University.

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        • Book(s):
          • Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment: Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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    Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment: Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World

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    Healed Through Cancer & Other Adversities

    • Description: "Faced with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, James Littleton came to more profoundly cherish what matters most: his relationship with God and his family. Through numerous courses of chemotherapy and an eventual bone marrow stem-cell transplant, James was able to share his strong faith in God with others undergoing difficult times. Healed through Cancer and Other Adversities highlights the principles this father of nineteen relied on. In addition to his health challenges and successes, James found many forms of healing that come through trials. Find consolation, encouragement, and helpful insights for your own struggles. The truths in Healed through Cancer and Other Adversities offer inspiration and faith-building reminders of the God who offers so much that we may truly live. Seize hope to overcome your own difficulties in this uplifting account of one man's fascinating, self-reflective, and inspirational journey with cancer."
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    Healed Through Cancer & Other Adversities

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  • Catholic Connection – May 22, 2015 – Hour 1

    Catholic Connection – May 22, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

    • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Elena Rodriguez

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    Vocations & Eucharistic Adoration

    • Description: Originally aired April 10, 2015
    • Segment Guests:
      • Jerry Usher
        Founder, Vocation Boom

        During his 32 years of professional media experience, Jerry has created and hosted numerous radio programs, served as program director for various stations and networks, and helped to start new Catholic radio stations. He remains in high demand as the on-air host for Catholic radio fundraisers across the country. To date, he has hosted nearly 200 pledge drives that have helped Catholic stations and networks raise more than $100 million for their operating expenses.

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    Courage International Conference - Plymouth, MI

    • Description: "Open to bishops, priests, religious, school superintendents, and diocesan personnel who minister to those with same-sex attraction. August 10-12, 2015 @ The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 5 Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170." Click the link below for all details. Speakers include Archbishop Vigneron, Dr. Ralph Martin, Fr. John Riccardo, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Dr. Mary Healy, Fr. Paul Check, Dr. Mark Latkovic, Peter Herbeck, Msgr. Charles Pope, Dr. Janet Smith, Teresa Tomeo, and more!
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    Courage International Conference - Plymouth, MI

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  • Catholic Connection – May 22, 2015 – Hour 2

    Catholic Connection – May 22, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Intro, News, and Annie Mitchell

    • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
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      • Annie Mitchell
        Producer and News Director, Son Rise Morning Show

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    Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

    • Segment Guests:
      • Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

        Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is a Catholic wife, mother of five, and host and creator of the EWTN series "Catholic Mom's Cafe." A catechist, speaker, and journalist, she is the bestselling author of at least sixteen Catholic books, including "Embracing Motherhood" and "The Domestic Church: Room by Room."

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    Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

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    Meet Fr. John Hilton, The "Pedaling Priest"

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    Meet Fr. John Hilton, The "Pedaling Priest"

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  • T’s Italy: A Room With Quite A View






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    Many of you have been praying for me and asking how I am doing since it has been a week since my last update. I thank you for your concern and prayers. I have been off the air for almost a month due to severe laryngitis and under doctor’s orders for voice rest. I continue to heal, the voice is almost back to ...

  • T’s Italy: A Room With Quite A View






    Lake Garda resize


    Many of you have been praying for me and asking how I am doing since it has been a week since my last update. I thank you for your concern and prayers. I have been off the air for almost a month due to severe laryngitis and under doctor’s orders for voice rest. I continue to heal, the voice is almost back to ...

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