Catholic Connection – September 11, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Intro, News, and Deacon Tom Loewe

  • Description: Before today's news, Teresa speaks with Ave Maria Radio's Development Director, Deacon Tom Loewe, about the terrorist attacks that occurred 14 years ago today.

+  The Rigging of a Vatican Synod?: An Investigation of Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod of the Family

  • Description: "Intrigue or inexperience? Did key leaders of the recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops try to manipulate the outcome to support a change in Catholic practice and perhaps in Catholic teaching on divorce and remarriage and same-sex activity? Did they undermine Pope Francis' vision of an "open" discussion? Critics claim Cardinal Baldissieri, the man Pope Francis trusted to oversee the Synod’s discussion of family issues, along with some of his associates, tried to predetermine the outcome of the Synod’s deliberations and its documents. Supporters say Cardinal Baldissieri was inexperienced at running a synod and any missteps were innocent mistakes. International reporter and analyst Edward Pentin investigates the allegations, accusations, and facts surrounding the controversial meeting of select bishops of the world."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Edward Pentin
      Rome Correspondent , National Catholic Register

      Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East.

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        • The Rigging of a Vatican Synod?: An Investigation of Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod of the Family
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+  The Rigging of a Vatican Synod?: An Investigation of Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod of the Family

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+  Pilgrimage

  • Segment Guests:
    • 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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+  Pilgrimage

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