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Catholic Connection – Feb 6, 2023 – Hour 2

Mark Middendorf is the President of Ave Maria University. Joy Stockbauer gives us the latest on 20 stage AGs warning drug stores of abortion pills. Gail Buckley has our weekly Bible verse.



Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 & 3 – Ave Maria University’s New President Promotes the Saintly and the Scholarly
“At the beginning of 2022, Mark Middendorf was named Ave Maria University’s fourth president. His journey to Ave Maria comes from the business world, where he worked at such companies as Westinghouse. He left all of that behind to devote himself to the world of faith, founding Lighthouse Catholic Media, which became the largest producer of Catholic audio talks in the world.”  He joins us today.

Mark Middendorf is President of Ave Maria University.  Middendorf also serves on the boards of 5Stones, Ignatius Press, and the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, and has been a long-standing member of Legatus.  Read more in this interview here.




Segment 4 – 20 state AGs warn CVS, Walgreens that distributing abortion pills violates state, federal law
“Twenty Republican state attorneys general have warned CVS and Walgreens that their plan to use the mail to distribute abortion pills would violate state and federal laws, and that they could be liable if they proceed.”  Joy Stockbauer joins us.

Joy Stockbauer serves as Policy Analyst for the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council. In this position, she assists the Director of the Center for Human Dignity in tracking and responding to current events pertaining to the dignity of the human person, as well as assisting in drafting publications and resources on human dignity.






Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Teresa and Gail discuss 2 Timothy 3:12 — “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”

Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International






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