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Catholic Connection – Jan 5, 2023 – Hour 2

Teresa talks with Joseph Pearce about Pope Benedict XVI. EWTN’s CEO Michael Warsaw joins us regarding global threats to religious freedom.


Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith

A native of England, Joseph Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, and editor of the St. Austin Review, editor of Faith & Culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, senior instructor with Homeschool Connections, and senior contributor at the Imaginative Conservative. He is the internationally acclaimed author of many books, including The Quest for ShakespeareTolkien: Man and MythThe Unmasking of Oscar WildeC. S. Lewis and The Catholic ChurchLiterary ConvertsWisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. ChestertonSolzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc.


The book: Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith
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Segment 4 – The Global Threats to Religious Freedom
“As African Cardinal Robert Sarah recently noted, Christians in Western countries like the U.S. face growing threats to our own religious-liberty rights. But when reviewing the worldwide religious-freedom situation in 2022, it’s important to acknowledge that believers in many other nations continue to face far more dire and direct persecution than we Americans are currently encountering.”  Michael Warsaw, author of this piece, joins us.

Michael Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, and the Publisher of the National Catholic Register.



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