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Catholic Connection – Jan 11, 2022 – Hour 2

Vanessa Denha Garmo fills in for Teresa and speaks with Joe Heschmeyer, author of “The Early Church was the Catholic Church.” Bibiana Reed is with the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life.


Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segments 2 & 3 – The Early Church was the Catholic Church: The Catholic Witness of the Fathers in Christianity’s First Two Centuries
“When it comes to the history of Christianity, the Catholic Church makes a pretty bold claim: that the earliest Christians were Catholics—and that their beliefs and practices have continued unbroken all the way to the present-day Church. But the Last Supper was a long time ago, and for hundreds of years Protestants have been attacking Catholic claims about Christianity’s historic origins, traditions, and practices. They prefer to believe that the earliest, “purest” Church had much more in common with their own congregations and doctrines. So, how can you be sure the Catholic Church has it right?” …

Kansas City native Joe Heschmeyer is a staff apologist for Catholic Answers. A popular author, speaker, blogger, and podcaster, he joined the apostolate in March 2021 after three years as an instructor at Holy Family School of Faith in Overland Park, Kan. A regular contributor to Catholic Answers LiveCatholic Answers Focus, and Catholic Answers Magazine (print and online) even before joining the apostolate, Joe has blogged at his own “Shameless Popery” website and co-hosted a weekly show called “The Catholic Podcast.”

The book: The Early Church was the Catholic Church: The Catholic Witness of the Fathers in Christianity’s First Two Centuries


Segments 4 & 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
The 6th Annual Walk for Life is coming up January 15th in Pensacola, FL with Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life. Bibiana Reed tells us all about it.

Bibiana Reed is the Communications Director for Emerald Coast Coalition for Life.

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