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Catholic Connection – Jan 2, 2024 – Hr 1

Best of “Catholic Connection” with Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, Fr. Josh Johnson and Jeff Cavins.




Segment 1 – Meet Detroit’s newest auxiliary bishop!
Who is Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton? Meet Detroit’s newest auxiliary bishop
(Originally aired December 12, 2023)

Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton, 60, was appointed Sept. 28th as the 32nd auxiliary bishop in the history of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Since 2012, Bishop Monforton has served as bishop of Steubenville, Ohio. Originally a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, he previously served as Sacred Heart Major Seminary’s rector and president (2006-12) and spent 18 years serving Detroit’s faithful in various roles. His episcopal ministry in Detroit, in which he will assist Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron in the pastoral care of the archdiocese’s 907,000 Catholics, began Nov. 7th. 


Segment 2 – The Litany of Letting Go
Pray with Us: The Litany of Letting Go“  (Originally aired December 21, 2023)

Fr. Josh Johnson is the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Baton Rouge as well as Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. He is well-known for his popular Ascension podcast Ask Father Josh as well as his Q&A video show on the Ascension Presents YouTube channel, the largest Catholic channel in English. Additionally, he has written several books with Ascension, including the best-selling Pocket Guide to Reconciliation (co-written with Fr. Mike Schmitz) and On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Restoring God’s Vision of Race and Discipleship.


Segment 3 & 4 – Why it’s more important than ever for Catholics to spend time reading and studying the Bible
“Using The Great Adventure Bible Timeline® as a guide, Jeff Cavins will walk through each period of the Bible along with some of the most insightful Catholic commentators of our time. Together, they’ll hone in on a period of Salvation history, discussing its themes, stories, and people while answering your most pressing questions about the Bible.”  Click here to learn more.  (Originally aired December 22, 2023)

Jeff Cavins is the creator of the celebrated Great Adventure® Bible Timeline study series which has empowered generations of Catholics to understand the Bible’s central “story of salvation.” Jeff has been a leading Catholic evangelist, author, and podcast host for decades, and is particularly well known having hosted EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” TV show for six years. Jeff’s best-selling books and Bible studies include The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation, Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life, The Activated Disciple and Walking with God: A Journey Through the Bible.





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