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Daily live call-in program designed to offer Catholics and other Christians an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today. Catholic Connection covers social issues, media awareness, and local businesses, youth, families, and community leaders in Southeastern Michigan and reports on news throughout the Catholic community and how we can make a difference.

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Teresa Tomeo's Latest Posts

  • Catholic Connection – February 10, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Pope Francis' Message for Lent 2016 was released on Tuesday, 26 January. Entitled 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice. The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee' the message stresses the importance of corporal and spiritual works of mercy and condemns the attitude and actions of the proud, the powerful and the wealthy who refuse to open the doors of their hearts to God and to the poor. Pointing out that the poor have a special place at the heart of the Gospel, he warns of the "blindness" and the "illusion of omnipotence" which often afflicts the rich and powerful who close their hearts to the poor and end up themselves being the poorest of the poor.
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    The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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      • Fr. Frank Pavone

        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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  • Catholic Connection – February 10, 2016 – Hour 2

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    Health Care Conscience Rights/CMF CURO

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      • Mike O'Dea

        Mike O’Dea is the founder and Executive Director of Christus Medicus Foundation, a nonprofit organization actively promoting Christ-centered health care in the public square.

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    Health Care Conscience Rights/CMF CURO

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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 – February 9, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    Marriage and Intimate Graces Talk - Feb 11

    • Description: This Thursday at 6:30pm, Teresa and her husband Deacon Dominick are speaking at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. The talk is called "Marriage and Intimate Graces," based on their book, "Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage." Michael King from the church joins us to tell our listeners more.
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      • Michael King
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  • Catholic Connection – February 9, 2016 – Hour 2

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    The Marriage Reality Movement

    • Description: The Marriage Reality Movement prepares to celebrate National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day by distributing a package of resources that members of the Movement can use in their own parishes and communities. The packet contains concrete ideas for witnessing to marriage, activities that can be done at the parish level or within small groups or families and liturgical aids such as homily ideas and Prayers of the Faithful. National Marriage Week, February 7-14, and World Marriage Day on Sunday, February 14, are collaborative campaigns supported by the USCCB to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children.
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    The Marriage Reality Movement

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    UNESCO confirms Jordan site as place of Christ's baptism

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    UNESCO confirms Jordan site as place of Christ's baptism

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  • Catholic Connection – February 8, 2016 – Hour 1

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    "Live In My Love: An Evening Celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage"

    • Description: Teresa and her husband Deacon Dominick will be speaking this Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Maumee, OH. The topic, "Live in My Love: An Evening Celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage." Deacon Joe from that parish joins us this morning to tell our listeners about it.
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      • Deacon Joe Malenfant
        Pastoral Associate, St. Joseph Catholic Parish (Maumee, OH)
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    Couple Prayer & World Marriage Day

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    Couple Prayer & World Marriage Day

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  • Catholic Connection – February 8, 2016 – Hour 2

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    The Inside Word at EWTN

    • Description: Doug Keck is EWTN's President & Chief Operating Officer. He joins Teresa to share with us the latest news regarding EWTN's TV & radio programming.
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    NARAL vs Doritos & Election 2016

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    NARAL vs Doritos & Election 2016

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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Luke 4:1-2 -- "And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil."
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      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International
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  • Catholic Connection – February 5, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Life Uninvited

    • Description: A 30-minute television documentary exploring the journeys of four women facing their life challenges surrounding rape, abortion and societal attitudes.
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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 – February 5, 2016 – 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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    Adult Stem Cell Research

    • Description: "Deisher’s goal is to end the exploitation of human persons at all stages of development for the purpose of biomedical research. Her organization is the marketplace leader in delivering alternative and better stem cell therapies and vaccine alternatives using adult stem cells. The group is also active in promoting awareness about the widespread use of fetal human material in drug discovery, development and commercialization, and the rights of every consumer to know what is in their products, including residual human DNA. Most importantly, the group’s mission is to provide better alternatives to existing therapies and products by developing and bringing them to clinic."
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      • Dr. Theresa Deisher

        Dr. Theresa Deisher is President of the Seattle-based Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, a biomedical research organization and marketplace leader in delivering ethical stem cell therapies and vaccine alternatives using adult stem cells. Recently honored at the annual Legatus Summit with the prestigious John Cardinal O’Connor Pro-Life Award for her courageous efforts in embryonic and fetal cell and tissue research, Dr. Deisher has made it her life’s work to promote awareness and the rights of every consumer to know what is in the medicines they use.

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    The Catholic View for Women

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    Divine Intimacy Radio

  • Catholic Connection – February 4, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa shares the 1st reading from today at Mass and shares Pope Francis' homily.

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    Planning Event for David Daleiden in Michigan in April

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      • Dr. Monica Miller

        Dr. Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society — an activist pro-life group that she founded in 1986. She is also an Associate Professor of Sacred Theology at Madonna University. Dr. Miller is a nationally known pro-life leader and a pioneer of the pro-life rescue movement. She is a veteran sidewalk counselor and has organized hundreds of pro-life pickets, rallies, demonstrations and conferences.

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  • Catholic Connection – February 4, 2016 – Hour 2

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    Minnesota Women's Conference - February 2016

    • Description: Event details at the link below.
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      • Kelly Wahlquist

        Kelly Wahlquist has a B.S. in biology with an emphasis on genetics from St. Mary’s University and a B.A. in nursing from the College of St. Catherine. She left her nursing career to work full-time with Jeff Cavins in 2005. For five years, Kelly was the director of community relations for The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study, and she is the program manager for the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute, serving the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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    Protecting Therapy Freedom in Virginia

    • Description: The Virginia General Assembly is once again considering a bill that would ban Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) therapy for minors who are struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions and gender identity confusion. Similar bills in Virginia have previously been defeated or died before they were voted upon. Christopher Doyle tells us what is going on now.
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      • Christopher Doyle

        Christopher is a licensed clinical professional counselor, and counsels men and women with sexual orientation issues, as well as the parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and children with unwanted same-sex attractions (LGBTQU) in the Washington, DC area. He also offers telephone and online consultations/coaching to individuals and families struggling with sexual orientation issues worldwide.

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    Protecting Therapy Freedom in Virginia

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