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Catholic Connection – Feb 1, 2023 – Hour 1

Dr. Angela Kristan talks about Gianna of Syracuse Medical. Sean Forrest shares the important work of Haiti180. Niru De Silva tells us about FOCUS and their Lenten Bible Study.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 – Gianna of Syracuse Medical
(Originally aired January 18, 2023)

Angela Kristan, MD completed residency in family medicine and a geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In an effort to bridge women’s health gaps she identified in medical education, she designed her own fertility awareness elective during residency that included training in NaProTechnology at the St. Paul VI Institute in Omaha, NE. Her commitment to offering a broad range of options to her patients continues to bear fruit, and she recently opened Gianna of Syracuse Medical, a small practice specializing in women’s gynecologic health where she practices NaProTechnology and promotes fertility awareness.


Segment 3 – Haiti180
Sean Forrest sits down with Teresa on the Good News Cruise to talk about Haiti180.  “At our core, the mission of Haiti180 is to create the opportunity to form well educated leaders of faith for the future of Haiti and to make sure every child in our care has a childhood that is filled with love and joy. With your love, support, and prayer, we have been blessed with the opportunity to broaden our focus, reaching out to the poorest of the poor from the young to the old professing God’s love through our developments in education, medical care, housing, and so much more for the kind and loving people of Haiti. We are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and together, we can turn it around.”  (Originally aired January 19, 2023)

Sean Forrest is the Founder & President of Haiti180. Called to serve God’s poor in a radical way while on a mission trip to Haiti in 2002, Sean returned to the States and mobilized a team to help alleviate the suffering of the Haitian people. Aptly named Haiti180, the organization is on fire to help turn the impoverished island nation around.



Segment 4 – FOCUS Retreats, Lenten Bible Study and SEEK23
Internationally known Scripture teachers Curtis Martin and Dr. Edward Sri will host the FOCUS “Lenten Bible Study on the Story of Salvation” live on Monday evenings 6–6:55 p.m. MT, Jan. 23 – April 10, 2023.  Niru tells us about this as well as his work with FOCUS Retreats.  We also look at SEEK23.  (Originally aired January 13, 2023)

Niru De Silva is the Director of FOCUS Retreats.  









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