Catholic Connection – January 9, 2015 – Hour 2

+  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.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Matt Swaim
      Host , Son Rise Morning Show

+  Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin

  • Description: "In 2012, journalist Arleen Spenceley outed herself as a twenty-six-year-old virgin in a Tampa Bay Times op-ed that went viral. In Chastity Is for Lovers, Spenceley expands on that piece, advocating Catholic teaching on sex and marriage with candor and humor, and without judgment. In her debut book, seasoned journalist and self-professed “happy virgin” Arleen Spenceley offers a mature, funny, and relatable vision of Catholic teaching on chastity for young adults. Chastity Is for Lovers provides perspective on a variety of topics—the difference between chastity and abstinence, how virginity is an affirming and valuable life choice, how the word “purity” can be harmful in ministry settings, how to date well, and why sexual self-control is the best form of marriage preparation—and gives single adults the best possible chance to find true love. She carefully avoids using language that shames readers and instead presents a view of chastity that is joyful and positive."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Arleen Spenceley

      Arleen Spenceley graduated from the University of South Florida in 2007 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism, and in 2013 with a master of arts degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling from the same university. She first wrote professionally in high school, as a correspondent for the Tampa Bay Times, and joined the Times as a staff writer during college. She has written on a freelance basis since college, including contributions to Chastity Project and a monthly column on Ignitum Today, and has contributed popular essays to Relevantmagazine.com, including “Is There Room for Erotica in Christianity?” and “Confessions of a Catholic Christian.”

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+  Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin

  • Description: Arleen Spenceley continued

+  March for Life 2015

  • Segment Guests:
    • Janet Morana
      Executive Director , Priests for Life

      Janet A. Morana serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion.

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+  Spiritual Direction Connection

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dan Burke
      Executive Director , National Catholic Register
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