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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 – February 5, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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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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  • 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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    Adult Stem Cell Research

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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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    Intro and News

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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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    Planning Event for David Daleiden in Michigan in April

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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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  • Catholic Connection – February 3, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about mercy and what it means.

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    The Daughter of a Saint

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    Holy Trinity Apostolate's Lenten Symposium

    • Description: Fr. Gallagher is speaking March 12th at the 19th Annual Holy Trinity Apostolate Lenten Symposium. His talk will be called, "St. Ignatius of Loyola's Plan for Daily Spiritual Living." The event is taking place at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Sterling Heights. Other speakers include Fr. Joseph Horn, Patrick O'Meara, Sister Yvonne Mary Loucks, and Fr. Roger Landry.
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      • Fr. Timothy Gallagher

        Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. He obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University. He has taught (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA; Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, Boston, MA), assisted in formation work for twelve years, and served two terms as provincial in his own community. He has dedicated many years to an extensive ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. Fr. Gallagher is the author of seven books on the spiritual teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.

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  • Catholic Connection – February 3, 2016 – Hour 2

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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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    The Love Book: A Simple Guide to the Most Abused, Confused, and Misused Word in the English Language

    • Description: "Take a delightful look at one of the most abused, confused, and misused words in the English language--love--and explore its true meaning with bestselling author Anthony DeStefano. He has paired smile-making photos--of adults, couples, children, and even babies--with a refreshingly honest and truthful story to help you understand that real love is so much more than a greeting-card sentiment. This charming and heartwarming gift book leads you to discover that real love comes from God. By fully embracing that love, you'll discover that you are able to love your family and friends more deeply and sincerely than ever before."
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      • Anthony DeStefano

        Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children’s books This Little Prayer of Mine and The Donkey That No One Could Ride. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.

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          • The Love Book: A Simple Guide to the Most Abused, Confused, and Misused Word in the English Language
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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  • Catholic Connection – February 2, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

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    Students for Life - Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction

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    Students for Life - Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction

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  • Catholic Connection – February 2, 2016 – Hour 2

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    Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

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    Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

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    Family Day in Italy & The Zika Virus

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    Family Day in Italy & The Zika Virus

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  • Catholic Connection – February 1, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa shares the story of Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, who will be speaking tonight at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Plymouth, MI.

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    World Marriage Day Dinner - Feb 14, 2016

    • Description: Register today to celebrate World Marriage Day on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at The San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan!
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      • Rennie Kaufmann

        Entertainer, Singer, Pianist, keyboardist, One Man Band Rennie Kaufmann travels from coast to coast and around the world with his keyboard and vocal talents performing for corporate and private events of any occasion: grand openings, hospitality suites, dinner functions and dances, boat parties, house parties, pool parties, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, Holiday parties, picnics, power breakfasts and luncheons, city fairs, fund raisers, sing-a-longs, etc.

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  • Catholic Connection – February 1, 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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    New "Girlfriends" Podcast

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      • Danielle Bean

        Danielle Bean, a mother of eight, is publisher and editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest. She also hosts a Catholic women’s talk show, The Gist, in production of its third season, on CatholicTV.

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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Hebrews 12:1 -- “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.”
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      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International
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