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Teresa Tomeo's Latest Posts

  • Catholic Connection – July 31, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    MYE FAITH - August 8th

    • Description: MYE FAITH 2015 is a one-day event in which youth encounter Christ through the Eucharist, dynamic speakers, spirit-filled prayer, stirring music, a professional performance about Jesus and more. The theme for 2015 is "Got Love?" There is no fee for youth attendees and adult chaperones in the Diocese of Saginaw. Free bus transportation to and from the event is available.
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    The Story of Ike Onwuzurike

  • Catholic Connection – July 31, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Intro and Annie Mitchell

    • Description: Before today's news, Teresa checks in with Annie Mitchell to find out what we can look forward to on the "Son Rise Morning Show" next week.
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      • Annie Mitchell
        Producer and News Director, Son Rise Morning Show

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    Planned Parenthood Videos Continue

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    Planned Parenthood Videos Continue

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    Planned Parenthood Videos Continue

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    Spiritual Direction Connection

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dan Burke
        President & Founder, Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
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  • Catholic Connection – July 30, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    #WomenBetrayed Washington DC Rally

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    Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 30, 2015 – Hour 2

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    New Pastoral Letter to Priests and Deacons

    • Description: Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit this week issued his third pastoral letter since becoming the Archbishop of Detroit in January 2009. Titled The Preacher -- Servant of the Word of God, the new pastoral letter is directed toward priests and deacons on the subject of preaching, and is centered on efforts being undertaken in the Archdiocese of Detroit toward building a culture of New Evangelization. A link to the letter is below.
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    New Pastoral Letter to Priests and Deacons

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    When Faith Causes Family Friction: Dr. Ray Tackles the Tough Questions

    • Description: "Do you ever feel like raising kids in the faith is a losing battle? Or maybe your spouse wishes you weren’t quite so religious. Concerns surrounding Christianity and faith can become touchy topics for today’s families. With equal doses of sound spiritual wisdom and good psychological perspective, Dr. Ray addresses the most common issues."
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      • Dr. Ray Guarendi

        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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          • When Faith Causes Family Friction: Dr. Ray Tackles the Tough Questions
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    When Faith Causes Family Friction: Dr. Ray Tackles the Tough Questions

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  • Catholic Connection – July 29, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about yesterday's #WomenBetrayed Pro-Life rallies held across the country.

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    Revive Detroit Evangelization Initiative

    • Description: The Archdiocese of Detroit and the New Orleans-based Hope and Purpose Ministries have reached an agreement to create “Revive Detroit,” an urban evangelization ministry with a series of events and gatherings to begin in August at the northwest Detroit parishes of Corpus Christi and St. Scholastica. Archbishop Vigneron formally invited the founder and leader of Hope and Purpose Ministries, Deacon Larry Oney, to partner with archdiocesan clergy and lay leaders to form the Revive Detroit ministry with the specific intent to ignite the faithful to become passionate, missionary disciples of Christ. In his letter of invitation, the Archbishop said, “Your planning and enthusiasm for this project have given me great excitement and hope for our renewed efforts of sharing Christ in and through the Church in the city of Detroit.” Revive Detroit is part of an archdiocesan-wide evangelization initiative, including a synod in the fall of 2016.
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      • Fr. Eduardo Montemayor

        Associate Director of Evangelization and Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Detroit and coordinator of Revive Detroit

      • Deacon Larry Oney
        Founder, Hope and Purpose Ministries

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    Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 29, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Former Planned Parenthood Employee Speaks Out

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      • Catherine Adair

        Catherine Adair is a former Planned Parenthood employee who now runs the Respect Life Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Massachusetts. Catherine reached a turning point when she filled in for another employee who assisted with second trimester abortions. She quit Planned Parenthood, and at her husband’s urging, began attending Sunday Mass and eventually made her confession. She applauds the efforts of groups such as Project Rachel and urges other people to take action against abortion and to pray for the unborn and those who work in the abortion industry.

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    Former Planned Parenthood Employee Speaks Out

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    Former Planned Parenthood Employee Speaks Out

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    Former Planned Parenthood Employee Speaks Out

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  • Catholic Connection – July 28, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Third Undercover Planned Parenthood Video is Released

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    Third Undercover Planned Parenthood Video is Released

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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, Peter Herbeck, Msgr. Charles Pope, Dr. Janet Smith, Teresa Tomeo, and more!
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      • Joseph Prever

        Joseph Prever graduated from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts with a degree in literature. He has written for Catholic Phoenix, Catholic Exchange, Our Sunday Visitor, and his own blog, gaycatholic.com. He currently lives in the Boston area, where he works as a web developer.

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  • Catholic Connection – July 28, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Feed My Sheep: Priests on the SCOTUS Same-sex marriage ruling

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      • Fr. Gregory Bierbaum
        Parochial Vicar, St. Mark Catholic Church in Highland Ranch, CO

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    Feed My Sheep: Priests on the SCOTUS Same-sex marriage ruling

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    Pilgrimage Report from Lourdes, France

    • Segment Guests:
      • 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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    Pilgrimage Report from Lourdes, France

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  • Catholic Connection – July 27, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    Dream Cruise Evangelization Workshop

    • Description: Presented by St. Paul Street Evangelization and the National Shrine of the Little Flower, the Dream Cruise Evangelization Workshop is taking place Aug. 1st from 10am-3pm at the Shrine there in Royal Oak at 2100 Twelve Mile Road. It is for anyone planning on evangelizing at the Woodward Dream Cruise a couple weeks later where Teresa Tomeo and Al Kresta will be broadcasting live.
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    Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 27, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Bruce Jenner and Gender Confusion

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      • Dr. Meg Meeker

        Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and the author of several books, including the national bestseller, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS; THE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS; and BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS. A popular speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and television programs.

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    Bruce Jenner and Gender Confusion

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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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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Isaiah 5:20 -- “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”
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      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International
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