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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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  • Catholic Connection – May 4, 2016 – Hour 2

    • Description: 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 – May 4, 2016 – Hour 1

    • Description: 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 – May 3, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Former Mega-Church Pastor, Now Catholic

    • Description: The mission of the Dynamic Catholic Institute is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. Dr. Hunt joins Teresa in this new full-hour interview sharing the story of his journey to the Catholic Church and his work with the Dynamic Catholic Institute. (Originally aired September 16, 2013)
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      • Dr. Allen Hunt
        Vice-President of Strategy and Content, The Dynamic Catholic Institute

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  • Catholic Connection – May 3, 2016 – Hour 2

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    Intro

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    The Dangers of Pornography Addiction

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      • Dr. Peter Kleponis

        Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA. He holds an M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA and a Ph.D. in General Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning! program. He has presented his conferences to numerous dioceses, colleges, seminaries religious communities, parent’s groups and other Catholic organizations.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 2, 2016 – Hour 1

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    New Leaven Initiative

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      • Paco Gavrilides
        Homiletics Instructor, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
      • Deacon Steve Mitchell

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    Corporate Hypocrisy: Big Business bullies North Carolina & Mississippi

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    Saints Who Battled Satan: Seventeen Holy Warriors Who Can Teach You How to Fight the Good Fight and Vanquish Your Ancient Enemy

    • Description: "The war is on. The Devil plots to defeat you. Meet some battle-tested warriors who fight at your side. Satan is real. He’s a formidable foe who wants to snatch us away from God, and the thought of doing battle with him can seem daunting. Even so, the saints who have gone before us have engaged the Devil, armed with the power of Christ … and emerged victorious! These fellow warriors in heaven now fight on our behalf. In Saints Who Battled Satan, Paul Thigpen, author of Manual for Spiritual Warfare, details the heroic combat of 17 saints who defeated the Enemy." (Originally aired March 2, 2016)
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      • Dr. Paul Thigpen

        Paul Thigpen, Ph.D., is the editor of TAN Books and the best-selling author, co-author or compiler of forty-one titles. Among his most popular books are The Burden: A Warning of Things to Come and The Rapture Trap: A Catholic Response to End Times Fever. A convert to the Catholic faith, Paul has served the Church as an award-winning journalist, historian, apologist, catechist, and member of the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into twelve languages.

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          • Saints Who Battled Satan: Seventeen Holy Warriors Who Can Teach You How to Fight the Good Fight and Vanquish Your Ancient Enemy
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 2, 2016 – Hour 2

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    St. Joseph the Worker

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      • Steve Ray

        Steve is a convert to the Catholic faith and a popular author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader. He has been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio and TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, and EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

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    W.I.N.E. (Women in the New Evangelization)

    • Description: Originally aired April 18, 2016
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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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  • Catholic Connection – April 29, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Living Together Versus Marriage: A Closer Look at the Data

    • Description: Research has consistently shown the positive impact of marriage on one’s mental health. Compared with single persons, married persons tend to report decreased symptoms of depression and increased psychological well-being. (Originally aired January 7, 2016)
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      • Dr. Frank Moncher

        Dr. Frank Moncher received his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1992, following which he spent several years on faculty of the Medical College of Georgia, with a focus on Adolescent Intensive Services. Since 2010, Dr. Moncher has worked for the Diocese of Arlington and Catholic Charities as a psychologist and consultant. His current titles are Managing Director of Integration and Training, Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington and Psychologist and Psychological Assessor, Catholic Diocese of Arlington.

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    Pope Says No to Trans-Kids, Teach Young 'To Accept Their Own Body As It Was Created'

  • Catholic Connection – April 29, 2016 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

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      • Dr. Robert Fastiggi

        Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology, has been at Sacred Heart Major Seminary since 1999. Prior to coming to Detroit, he taught at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas from 1985-1999. During his time at Sacred Heart, Dr. Fastiggi has taught a wide variety of courses, including, Ecclesiology, Christian Anthropology, Mariology, Trinity and Christology and the Sacramental Life of the Church. He is a board member of the Mariological Society of America and the Society for Catholic Liturgy.

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  • Catholic Connection – April 28, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Ten Ways to be an Amazing Evangelist

    • Description: The Evangelization Committee of St. Linus, St. Sabina, Our Lady of Grace, St. Mel, St. Anselm and Divine Child presents: “TEN WAYS TO BE AN AMAZING EVANGELIST.” Bob Wilson, Regional Director of St. Paul Street Evangelization and Maisa Haddad, R.Ph, MA, SPSE Regional Missionary will be speaking. Saturday, April 30, 2016 (following 5pm Mass) from 6pm – 7:30pm at St. Sabina Activities Hall (25605 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights 48127). Pizza and refreshments will be served. Free will offering ~ All welcome!
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      • Maisa Haddad

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    Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Performance

    • Description: Dr. Russell tells us about a performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" will take place at Whitmore Lake High School from May 5th through the 8th. Listen for all the details!
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      • Dr. Henry Russell

        President of the SS Peter and Paul Educational Foundation. Headmaster of the St. Augustine’s Homeschool Enrichment Program. Formerly the Chairman of Ave Maria College’s Department of Literature, he has been a professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and Wake Forest University.

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    "Faustina" Production Coming...

    • Description: Fr. Fisher from Royal Oak's National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica joins Teresa this morning to tell us about an upcoming production of "Faustina."
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      • Fr. Robert Fisher
        Rector, National Shrine of the Little Flowers Basilica
  • Catholic Connection – April 28, 2016 – Hour 2

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    Religious Freedom, The Transgender Movement, and Target

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    The Ultimate Catholic Quiz: 100 Questions Most Catholics Can’t Answer

    • Description: "This book offers a fun and challenging way to see how well you know Catholic teachings, practices, and history. Karl Keating, best-selling author and founder of Catholic Answers, presents a multiple-choice quiz with 100 questions about a wide variety of subjects connected with Catholicism. Each of the 100 intriguing questions gives five possible answers. Only one of the answers is completely correct. The book is laid out in an easy-to-read format with the question and five possible answers on one page, and the analysis of each of the five answers, noting the correct one, on the next page. The questions, and the possible answers, are written with thought, precision, and sometimes a little humor to make for engaging reading."
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      • Karl Keating

        Karl Keating is the Founder and President of Catholic Answers. He is a well-known Catholic speaker and apologist, and is the best-selling author of several books, including Catholicism and Fundamentalism, What Catholics Really Believe, and Controversies: High-Level Catholic Apologetics.

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          • The Ultimate Catholic Quiz: 100 Questions Most Catholics Can’t Answer
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