Catholic Connection – September 3, 2014 – Hour 2

+  Intro, News, and Steve Ray

  • 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.

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+  Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Heart of a Disciple

  • Description: The call of Christ to each of us is as heart-stopping as the moment captured by Caravaggio in his painting, The Call of St. Matthew. Jesus points, he invites-and Matthew the tax-collector must make a decision. "The Lord does not disappoint those who take that risk" and choose him, Pope Francis tells us in his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel. Dr. Edward Sri, theologian, author, and speaker, unpacks The Joy of the Gospel, making it accessible and actionable. In these brief reflections Sri explores those things that hold us back, how we can open ourselves to God's love, and the difference this can make to our joyful proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel reminds us that when life weighs us down, "the Lord is already there, waiting for us with open arms."
  • Segment Guests:
    • 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.

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Heart of a Disciple
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+  Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Heart of a Disciple

  • Description: Dr. Edward Sri continued

+  Latest News from the Vatican

  • Description: Joan Lewis is the author of the blog "Joan's Rome." She joins us each week to share the latest news out of the Vatican concerning the Holy Father and the Catholic Church.
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+  Latest News from the Vatican

  • Description: Joan Lewis continued