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Teresa Tomeo's Latest Posts

  • Catholic Connection – February 12, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Black History Month - Panel Discussion Series

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    Grand Rapids Catholic Men’s Conference

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    Grand Rapids Catholic Men’s Conference

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  • Catholic Connection – February 12, 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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    Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families

    • Description: In Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis, popular author and EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle offers Pope Francis as a guide through Lent. Guided by the threefold Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, the booklet offers inspiring stories, practical ideas for family prayer, easy-to-do activities, and suggestions for conversations. Building on the popularity of Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II, Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa and Bringing Lent Home with St. Therese of Lisieux, this edition provides the same practical elements: a quotation from Pope Francis, a story about his life, and practical suggestions for living the threefold call of Lent-prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Parents can enhance their own daily prayer by using the booklet's reflections for parents. On Sundays, families focus on the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent, and Cooper O'Boyle suggests a project for the week ahead. The booklet can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles.
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      • Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

        Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is a wife, mother of five children, blogger, catechist, EWTN TV host, popular speaker who thoroughly enjoys her motherhood and considers it to be a sublime vocation. She feels passionate about inspiring and encouraging mothers, women, and families. Donna-Marie also writes about prayer, family issues, the Church, and the saints. She was invited by the Holy See to participate in an international congress for Catholic women at the Vatican in 2008 which focused on "Mulieris Dignitatm: On the Dignity and Vocation of Women."

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          • Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families
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    Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families

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    Cathedral Prepatory School & Seminary - Elmhurst, NY

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      • Fr. Joseph Fonti
        Rector-President, Cathedral Prepatory School & Seminary

        A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s Class of 1984 (Brooklyn), Bishop DiMarzio appointed Father Fonti Cathedral’s first Rector-President in 2013. Prior to coming home to Cathedral Father Fonti has served as a parochial-vicar, a high school chaplain, a seminary spiritual director, and as a pastor. He has also held several Diocesan positions: Vicar for Pastoral Support, Director of The SS Peter & Paul Spirituality Center, Associate Director of the Sacred Heart Institute, and Director of the Office of Priestly Life & Ministry. In conjunction with the duties of Rector-President he continues to minister to the priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn as the Director of the Office of Priestly Life and Ministry. Father Fonti was ordained on June 27, 1992. He studied in Rome for the priesthood at The Pontifical North American College, and did post graduate work at the Teresianum, also in Rome. He holds an S.T.L. in Spiritual Theology.

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    Cathedral Prepatory School & Seminary - Elmhurst, NY

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  • Catholic Connection – February 11, 2016 – Hour 1

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    Intro and News

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    Assisting Flint's Water Crisis

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    Holy Trinity Apostolate's Lenten Symposium

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

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – February 11, 2016 – Hour 2

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    Intro and News

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    Traveling to Mexico with Pope Francis

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      • Daniel E. Flores
        Bishop, Brownsville, TX

        As a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Flores currently serves as Chairman of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church. He also serves as a member to the following committees: Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, Committee of Divine Worship, Sub-Committee on Pro-life Activities, and the Committee for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the charitable arm of the United States Bishops Conference for international assistance.

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    Traveling to Mexico with Pope Francis

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    Truth & Life Audio Bible/Ave Maria Radio App

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    Truth & Life Audio Bible/Ave Maria Radio App

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  • 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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    The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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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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  • 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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    Intro and News

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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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    Intro and News

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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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