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Catholic Connection – May 27, 2016 – Hour 2

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Barely a Crime: A Novel

  • Description: "In this gripping thriller, two men from the Northern Irish underworld are recruited by an enigmatic stranger for a shadowy operation. Promising to make them very rich without involving them in theft or murder, the job seems too good to be true; in fact, it seems to be barely a crime. When Crawl and Kieran discover the identity of the man who has hired them for the break-in of the century, they realize they might be involving themselves in a high-stakes technological breakthrough. And they devise a scheme for demanding a bigger payout. As the law of unintended consequences kicks in, so do life-and-death consequences, not only for themselves, not only for many others, but for the whole world." (Originally aired April 5, 2016)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Deacon Bob Ovies

      Robert Ovies is a former Director of Chevrolet's U.S. advertising, an ordained Deacon, an MSW Counselor, and with his wife he was a mission worker on Arizona's Navajo Reservation. For ten years he was a live-in Director of a communal Halfway House in Detroit offering support to broken families, the homeless, runaways and abused women. He and his wife created a widely used marriage support program called "Together with Jesus Couple Prayer Series."

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Campus Speakers: Why They Matter

  • Description: "Bill Clinton. Cecile Richards. Joe Biden. Wendy Davis. What do they have in common? For us, it’s this: Catholic colleges this spring have invited these public figures to enjoy prominent campus platforms and public honors, despite their public opposition to Catholic teaching on abortion and marriage. Why does this matter? Because it’s a betrayal of the mission of Catholic education and a scandal." (Originally aired May 12, 2016)
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Campus Speakers: Why They Matter

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Ministering in Today's Catholic Church

  • Description: Originally aired May 12, 2016
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    • Jared Dees

      Jared Dees is the creator of the popular website The Religion Teacher, which receives more than a million visits each year, and the author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator. He has volunteered and worked in a variety of Catholic ministries, including Catholic schools, parish religious education, youth ministry, campus ministry, RCIA, and adult faith formation.

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      • Book(s):
        • To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach: The Essential Guide to Ministry in Today's Catholic Church
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Ministering in Today's Catholic Church

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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 26, 2016 – Hour 1

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Kresta News Roundup

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Living as a Catholic in Outer Space

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  • Description: What does a Catholic astronaut do when he goes into space? How can he receive the Eucharist when he’s orbiting 250 miles above the nearest church? Mike Hopkins spent 24 weeks aboard the International Space Station in 2013 and was allowed to take along a pyx with several Hosts broken into pieces. We’ll talk with Mike about how he lived his faith in outer space and what it’s like to receive Jesus while looking down on the earth.
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    • Mike Hopkins
      Mike Hopkins is a Colonel in the US Air Force & NASA astronaut. He was part of Expeditions 37 and 38 to the International Space Station in 2013, where he conducted a pair of spacewalks totaling almost 13 hours. He spent 166 days in space, completing 2656 orbits of the earth and traveling more than 70 million miles. Mike was team captain of the University of Illinois football team where he played defensive back.
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Marian Apparitions in Argentina Approved

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 26, 2016 – Hour 2

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Kresta News Roundup

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Pope Francis, Populism and the Agony of Latin America (2 segments)

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  • Description: Several Latin American countries, most notably Venezuela but also Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina, have embraced populist policies over the last decade with disastrous results. They have suffered economic destruction, deep political fractures and a distinctly authoritarian style of government. So why were the leaders of two of these countries invited to speak at a Vatican conference celebrating the anniversary of Centesimus Annus? Why does the Church have such an ambiguous relationship with left-populist movements in recent years? We’ll talk about it with Sam Gregg.
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    • Dr. Sam Gregg
      Sam Gregg is Director of research at the Acton Institute and the author of several books including “The Commercial Society” and “The Modern Papacy” and has also edited several books. His newest book, For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good.” is due out this spring. He’s also the General Editor of Lexington Books’ Studies in Ethics and Economics series.
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Food for the Journey – May 26, 2016

  • Description: Sister Ann Shields believes there is a major disconnect in the lives of many Catholics: a separation between God's word and its application to our personal/daily lives.

Christian Classics – May 26, 2016

  • Description: Readings from timeless Christian literature and writings of the saints and doctors of the Church.

Fire on the Earth – May 26, 2016

  • Description: This daily radio show provides a compelling look at the New Evangelization through inspiring teachings, interviews and testimonies.

The Doctor Is In – May 26, 2016

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

Catholic Connection – May 26, 2016 – Hour 1

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Teresa's Two Cents

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Suicide Rates Up in the United States

  • Description: Originally aired May 19, 2016
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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. Dr. Ray wants it known that he is a former winner, but non-recipient, of the Humility Award.

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Suicide Rates Up in the United States

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Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

  • Description: Presented by popular author and speaker Dr. Edward Sri, Follow Me takes a unique approach to Bible study and invites participants to encounter Christ through the eyes of those he meets in the Gospel. Follow Me guides participants through the Gospel of John, examining the words of Jesus and the experience of those who met him face-to-face. Throughout the study, Sri shows how Jesus gently but persistently calls everyone to a deeper and more intimate relationship with him. (Originally aired May 19, 2016)
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    • Dr. Edward Sri

      Dr. Edward Sri is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), and he currently serves as the provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. A nationally known Catholic speaker, he appears regularly on EWTN.

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Catholic Connection – May 26, 2016 – Hour 2

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Intro

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Pentecost: The Birth of the Catholic Church

  • Description: This Sunday is the Church’s celebration of Pentecost. Christ commanded his disciples not to leave Jerusalem until they were baptized with the Holy Spirit. He told them that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit came upon them, and would be witnesses to all the ends of the earth. We’ll talk about it with Steve Ray. (Originally aired May 13, 2016)
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    • 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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College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity

  • Description: VIDEO: College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity - from the Family Policy Institute of Washington (Originally aired May 19, 2016)
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Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women

  • Description: "St. Paul directs us to: “pray without ceasing” (1 Thes 5:17). From the moment we wake until our eyes close at the end of a long day, God is always desired to connect with each of us. And it’s much simpler than you might think. Carry a copy of “Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women” by Julie Cragon with you as you go about your day to help you bring all your concerns to the heart of God." (Originally aired May 16, 2016)
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    • Julie Cragon

      Julie Cragon is the manager, buyer, and part owner of St. Mary’s Bookstore and Church Supply in Nashville, TN. She has authored many other books including Bless My Child: A Catholic Mother’s Prayerbook, Jesus at My Side: 365 Reflections on His Words, Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and their Graces, Amazing Graces: the Blessings of Sacramentals. She has also illustrated many books, including Lives of the Saints for Catholic Children, Illustrated Book of Mary, Illustrated Book of Jesus and Illustrated Lives of the Saints.

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Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women

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