Catholic Connection – April 16, 2018 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Catholic Apologetics for Teens

  • Description: "In an exciting move allowing high school students to take apologetics courses with Tim Staples and Trent Horn of Catholic Answers, Homeschool Connections will be adding to their theology department. Tim Staples, Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers, says teaching for Homeschool Connections is a unique opportunity. “Trent and I are both very excited about this partnership,” said Staples. “We’ll be bringing apologetics and evangelization to teens right to their homes, no matter where they live in the world.”
  • Segment Guests:
    • Tim Staples
      Director of Apologetics and Evangelization , Catholic Answers

      Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. He was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church! He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.

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+  Catholic Apologetics for Teens

  • Description: Tim Staples continued

+  Backpage CEO Guilty Plea Portends End to U.S. Sex Trafficking

  • Description: "A guilty plea revealed by multiple news sources of Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer portends an end to sex trafficking as we know it in America. The U.S. Department of Justice has finally struck at the heart of the world of sex trafficking, targeting the largest company facilitating the industry. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and all law enforcement agency leaders involved in the Backpage effort are to be commended. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has for years urged the Department of Justice to vigorously prosecute sex trafficking but, until now, the Department has had a tepid response to one of the most horrific and yet prolific crimes in America."
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+  Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail briefly discuss Malachi 2:7 -- “For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.”
  • Segment Guests:
    • Gail Buckley
      President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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