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Catholic Connection – September 30, 2020 – 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 – September 30, 2020 – 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 – September 29, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Teresa's Two Cents

+  In The News w/Vanessa Denha-Garmo

  • Description: Teresa and Vanessa discuss the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the SCOTUS and the attacks on her for adopting children from Haiti.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Vanessa Denha-Garmo
      Editor-in-Chief , Chaldean News

      Vanessa is a communications strategist and evangelist who coaches and consults clients on communications strategies. She also specializes in media training. Vanessa is an award winning journalist, professional speaker, and writer. She is a keynote speaker, workshop trainer, and member of the National Speakers Society. Vanessa is the host of "Epiphany" heard here on Ave Maria Radio.

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Catholic Connection – September 29, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life

  • Description: Fr. Kirby joins Teresa to talk about "Samaritanus Bonus: On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life" by The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. This letter, approved by Pope Francis, contains strong language regarding euthanasia and assisted suicide. These teachings on life are incredibly important especially now with our upcoming elections. Life is not "just one issue." Life is the pre-eminent issue.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

      Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is the Moral Theologian of the Diocese of Charleston, SC. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College and is Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, SC. He holds a doctorate in Moral Theology and a Masters in Bioethics. He is the author of "We Are the Lord's: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End-of-Life Questions."

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+  On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life

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+  Love & Mercy: Faustina - Film Showing One Day Only

  • Description: In Select Movie Theatres in USA - October 5th only. Fr. Chwalek tells us all about it. See the link below where you can also find information on how to stream it from home.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek

      Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, is Provincial Superior for the Mary, Mother of Mercy Province of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and Vice-Coordinator of the North American Congress on Mercy. A member of the Marian Fathers since 1980, and a priest since 1987, Fr. Chwalek worked on the first Polish edition of St. Faustina’s Diary and assisted with its English publication. He has served as Director of Evangelization and Development and of the Association of Marian Helpers. His ministerial activities include seminary formation work, pastoral care and development.

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Catholic Connection – September 28, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Teresa talks about Amy Coney Barrett and her nomination Saturday to the Supreme Court of the United States.

+  Eucharistic Procession in Detroit on Oct. 31

  • Description: The procession will start at 11:30 A.M. at Our Lady of the Rosary with confessions, adoration and a priestly exhortation. For Stage 1, we will process to Sweetest Heart of Mary, 4440 Russell St, Detroit, for benediction and adoration. Stage 2 will process to St. Joseph Shrine, 1828 Jay St, Detroit, for a final benediction, the repose of the Blessed Sacrament and an inspirational speaker. The day will include many other opportunities for worship, including recitation of the patriotic rosary. See the link below!
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Catholic Connection – September 28, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  SBA List Celebrates SCOTUS Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

+  Protests and Political Activism in the Sports World

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. John Acquaviva

      Dr. John Acquaviva is a professor of exercise science at Wingate University (NC) and the author of "Raising Kids with a Healthy Body Image: A Guide for Catholic Parents." He is an active member of the Catholic Speakers Association, a radio show host – “Faith & Sport” on EWTN affiliate in Charlotte, NC – and is regularly asked to be a guest on national radio shows to promote topics surrounding health and fitness in the context of the Catholic Faith.

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      • Book(s):
        • Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching: How Theology of the Body and Other Church Writings Can Transform Your Life
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+  Teresa Tomeo

  • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming interview with San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

+  Archbishop Cordileone: Worshippers Should Be Treated Equally During the Pandemic

  • Description: "The archbishop of San Francisco penned an op-ed in the Washington Post this week citing the First Amendment as he called for city officials to relax the current restrictions on public worship, which are some of the strictest in the country. Rather than asking for special treatment, “all we are seeking is access to worship in our own churches, following reasonable safety protocols — the same freedoms now extended to customers of nail salons, massage services and gyms,” Archbishop Cordileone wrote in the Sept. 16 op-ed." ...
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Catholic Connection – September 25, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

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

+  How an Encounter With Our Lady Led This Protestant Pastor to the Catholic Church

Catholic Connection – September 25, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  The Inside Word @ EWTN

  • Description: Doug Keck is EWTN's President & Chief Operating Officer. He joins us to share the latest news regarding EWTN's TV & radio programming.
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+  Bishop Hying - How to vote according to our Catholic faith

+  Bishop Hying - How to vote according to our Catholic faith

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Catholic Connection – September 24, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Focus On Life 2020 Benefit

  • Description: "Join us Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm as we welcome special guest speaker Barbara Listing, President of Right to Life of Michigan, to our Annual Focus on Life 2020 Benefit. Our event begins at 7 pm at Keystone Church in Saline (3375 Saline Waterworks Rd). Doors open at 6:30. Mandatory COVID19 guidelines observed - Face coverings and Distancing required." There is also an online option. See the link below!
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+  52 Sundays: A Guide to Reclaim the Lord's Day for Faith and Family

  • Description: "52 Sundays" is a dynamic guide to help you and your family reclaim the Lord's Day with prayer, activities, food, and more! It offers simple and insightful ways for your family to spend time together each Sunday learning more about the Catholic faith and having fun while you’re at it.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Anita Houghton
      Family Evangelization Team – Office of Evangelization , AOD
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Catholic Connection – September 24, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Intro, News and Fr. John Riccardo

  • Description: We listen to a 7-minute excerpt from Fr. Riccardo's September 9th interview with Teresa on the National Day of Prayer and Fasting September 24.
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+  Newsweek Retracts ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Smear of Amy Coney Barrett

  • Description: Dr. Mary Healy tells us about the People of Praise group that some of the media are using to attack Amy Coney Barrett.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Mary Healy

      Dr. Mary Healy is an associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the General Editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and the author of several books including “The Gospel of Mark” and “Men and Women are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.”

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+  Newsweek Retracts ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Smear of Amy Coney Barrett

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+  Newsweek Retracts ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Smear of Amy Coney Barrett

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+  Free Theology of the Body Online Event - Sept 28