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Catholic Connection – December 16, 2013 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Abortion Insurance in Michigan

  • Description: The question of who pays for abortion insurance was answered in Michigan on December 11. The Michigan House (62-47) and Senate (27-11) approved the citizen-initiated Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act. Michigan joins 23 other states in opting-out of abortion coverage in their health insurance exchanges through the Affordable Care Act, and elective abortion had been removed as standard 'benefit' from health plans. The NO Taxes for Abortion Insurance petition drive was democracy in action. In 120 days volunteer Michigan citizens from every county gathered more than 315,000 signatures to support this legislation.
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    • Ed Rivet
      Legislative Director, Right to Life of Michigan
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Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference

  • Description: The Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference is taking place January 18, 2014 at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church in Sterling Heights, MI. Speakers include Patrick Madrid, Steve Ray, Marcus Grodi, and Gary Michuta.
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    • Patrick Madrid
      President, Envoy Institute

      Patrick Madrid is the president of the Envoy Institute which, from 1996-2011, published the quarterly Catholic journal, Envoy Magazine. He has authored or edited more than 20 books on Catholic themes including, Pope Fiction, Search and Rescue, Does the Bible Really Say That? and Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist. He edited and co-authored the multi-volume Surprised by Truth series. Over the past 26 years, Patrick has published numerous popular articles on Scripture, Church history, patristics, apologetics, and evangelization in various Catholic and Protestant periodicals, and he has contributed scholarly articles on apologetics in the New Catholic Encyclopedia.

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Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference

  • Description: Patrick Madrid continued

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