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Catholic Connection – Feb 13, 2024 – Hr 1

Teresa shares the background of Ash Wednesday, which is tomorrow. Dr. Thomas Williams discusses Pope Francis’ support for blessing gay couples and how those who oppose it are “hypocrites.”




Segment 1 – Intro & News


Segment 2 – Teresa’s Two Cents
The background of Ash Wednesday


Segment 3 – Pope Francis Blasts Those Who Oppose Blessing Gay Couples
Pope Francis has doubled down in his support of blessing gay couples, suggesting those who oppose the practice are “hypocrites.” “I don’t bless a ‘same-sex marriage’; I bless two people who love each other and I also ask them to pray for me,” the pontiff told the Italian weekly magazine Credere this week.  Dr. Thomas Williams has written about this here and he joins us today.  

A 2018 visiting research fellow for the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame University, Thomas D. Williams has written widely on theology, philosophy, ethics, and spirituality, and his 15 books include Who Is My Neighbor? Personalism and the Foundations of Human Rights and The World As It Could Be: Catholic Social Thought for a New Generation. Williams teaches theology at St. John’s University Rome campus and has also done extensive media work, serving as consultant and commentator on faith, ethics, and religion for Breitbart, NBC, CBS, and Sky News in the UK.  He is recently the author of “The Coming Christian Persecution.”




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