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Catholic Connection – Jan 18, 2023 – Hour 1

EWTN’s Michael Warsaw on global threats to religious freedom. Giovanni Vitale talks about the Compass for Parents resource in the AOD. Nicole Joyce tells us about “52 Sundays.”



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 – 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.  (Originally aired January 5, 2023)

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.





Segment 3 – Compass for Parents
Compass aims to anticipate the needs of Catholic parents, accompany them through the trials and joys of family life, and point them to faithful answers to life’s difficult questions.  Compass is a project of the Office of Family Ministry in the Archdiocese of Detroit and supported by a grant from the Catholic Marriage Initiatives Fund.  (Originally aired December 20, 2022)

Giovanni Vitale with the Archdiocese of Detroit joins Teresa to explain the “Compass” resource.






Segment 4 – 52 Sundays: New free family faith resource coming in 2023
“Launched by the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2020, 52 Sundays was so successful they’re opening it to anyone with an internet connection.”  Nicole Joyce from the AOD joins us to make sure our national EWTN audience knows all about the resource!  (Originally aired December 29, 2022)

Nicole Joyce is the Associate Director of Family Ministry at the Archdiocese of Detroit.
And here: 52 Sundays





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