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Catholic Connection – Feb 13, 2024 – Hr 2

Dr. Greg Popcak from “More 2 Life” breaks down a new study about the factors that enable Catholic parents to raise faithful adult Catholics. Fr. Chris Alar helps us prepare for Lent!




Segment 1 – Intro & News


Segment 2 & 3 – Study about the factors that enable Catholic parents to raise faithful adult Catholics
“Sadly, only about 15% of kids raised in Catholic household grow up to be faithful Catholic adults. We identified families who bucked this trend successfully raised most—and in many cases all— of their children to a faithful adulthood.  We interviewed both the parents AND their faithful adult children to identify the  faith practices and  family dynamics that led to their success. The findings are practical, do-able, and  relevant to every family who wants to raise faithful children. They also point to a glaring (and frankly, catastrophic) omission in the Church’s current approach to evangelization and faith formation.” – Dr. Popcak joins us to dig into the study. 

Dr. Gregory Popcak is the Founder and Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. The author of almost 20 popular books & programs integrating solid Catholic theology and counseling psychology, he is an expert on the practical applications of Pope John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body.  He is a co-host of “More 2 Life” on Ave Maria Radio/EWTN.




Segment 4 – Ash Wednesday is Tomorrow / Preparing for Lent

Father Chris Alar, MIC, is a priest with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Chris wrote and produced the popular “Divine Mercy 101” DVD and is the author of “After Suicide: There is Still Hope for Them and You.” He is an international speaker and is a regular host and guest on EWTN. He also hosts the online “Divine Mercy Matters” series at







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