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  • Catholic Connection – August 4, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Fifth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video 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, Dr. Mark Latkovic, Peter Herbeck, Msgr. Charles Pope, Dr. Janet Smith, Teresa Tomeo, and more!
    • Segment Guests:
      • Robin Teresa Beck

        In February of 2009, Robin Beck innocently walked into a Catholic Church to receive ashes. At the time, she was entrenched in the gay lifestyle and had no intention of ever leaving, let alone becoming a Roman Catholic. But God had other plans. A few months later, she began RCIA, having repented of and abandoned the gay life. In the months that followed, she would be completely transformed by the healing power of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

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  • Catholic Connection – August 4, 2015 – Hour 2

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    US Senate Fails to Block Funding for Planned Parenthood

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      • Mallory Quigley
        Communications Director, Susan B. Anthony List

        A resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Mallory is a 2008 graduate of Loyola University Maryland where she double majored in Political Science and French. As Communications Director, she oversees SBA List messaging and communications to members of the media and to the grassroots. Mallory first joined the SBA List as an intern in the spring of 2009 before expanding the organization’s social media presence as New Media Coordinator.

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    The Pro-Life Moment Is Here

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      • John Paul Shimek

        John Paul Shimek holds advanced graduate degrees in Roman Catholic Theology and Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Shimek is a specialist in the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, Blessed Pope John Paul II, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He is a Lecturer in the Theology of the New Evangelization as well as Political, Legal, and Moral Philosophy at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. He has served as a special assistant to the now-Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan and Archbishop Jerome Listecki of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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    China’s One Child Policy Drives Sexual Slavery

    • Segment Guests:
      • Reggie Littlejohn

        Reggie Littlejohn is Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China. She also led the international effort to free blind activist Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in the United States on May 19, 2012. She has briefed officials at the White House, the United States Department of State and the Vatican. Ms. Littlejohn is a frequent guest on radio and television programs and has issued several groundbreaking reports that are included in the Congressional record. A dynamic keynote speaker, she has spoken at the Harvard and Stanford law schools, the Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities, The Heritage Foundation, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and the Victims of Communism Memorial Commemoration.

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  • Catholic Connection – August 3, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: We are to believe that Planned Parenthood selling the parts of aborted babies is not as big of a deal as the killing of one lion.

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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 – August 3, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Light in the Darkness: The Teachings of Fr. James Keller and the Christophers

    • Description: "In 1945, Father James Keller saw a world at war, the beginnings of the cold war, and divisions at home. He was a man who believed that against all odds one person could make a difference - so he started a grass-roots movement called The Christophers - literally "Christbearers" - in the belief that each individual has a role in bringing hope and change to a troubled world. And the response was staggering. The world was hungry for the message, and embraced Fr. Keller's motto: "IT IS BETTER TO LIGHT ONE CANDLE THAN TO CURSE THE DARKNESS."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Jonathan Morris

        Father Jonathan Morris is a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of New York, an analyst for the Fox News Channel, and program director of The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM and in campus ministry at Columbia University. His books include The Promise: God's Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts and God Wants You Happy. He lives in New York City.

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          • Light in the Darkness: The Teachings of Fr. James Keller and the Christophers
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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    The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    • Description: "Planned Parenthood has been caught selling baby parts and the headlines and talk show hosts are screaming with outrage. But not about that. About a guy who shot a lion in Zimbabwe." Dale Ahlquist is here to explain.
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      • Dale Ahlquist
        President, American Chesterton Society

        One of the most respected Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the EWTN series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” and Publisher of Gilbert Magazine. He is the author of three books on Chesterton, including "The Complete Thinker."

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    Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss 2 Timothy, 4:3 -- "For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth."
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      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International
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  • Catholic Connection – July 31, 2015 – Hour 1

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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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    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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    Intro and News

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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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    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."
    • Segment Guests:
      • 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
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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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.
    • Segment Guests:
      • 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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    Intro and News

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    Former Planned Parenthood Employee Speaks Out

    • Segment Guests:
      • 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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