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Catholic Connection – Feb 14, 2023 – Hour 2

Chuck Gaidica talks about February being Heart Health Month. Terry Poplava reports on a new study of the impact COVID-19 has had on Catholic parish giving in the US.



Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 & 3 – February is Heart Health Month

Chuck Gaidica spent his entire professional career taking complicated scientific information and making easy to understand. He continues on that journey as he makes the best health and wellness principals understandable. Many know Chuck from his local radio and television work in Detroit or at the national level for various networks. As a communicator, he has multiple Emmy awards and was awarded the prestigious Silver Circle Award for broadcast excellence. He is one of the most trusted figures in Michigan. Chuck is now a frequent keynote speaker, podcast host and spokesperson who looks to inspire people to a long life of wellness.


Segment 4 Study of COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Catholic Parish Giving
new study from a partnership between ACS Technologies and Villanova University’s Center for Church Management in the Villanova School of Business examined the ongoing effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on church giving. The inaugural report released today sampled nearly 1,000 U.S. Catholic parishes in 43 states.  Terry Poplava explains what they found.

Terry Poplava is Director of Strategic Expertise at ACS Technologies. He has extensive experience working with churches across the U.S. in support of their stewardship and engagement efforts and can help churches understand what this report means for them. Terry coaches churches in the following: strategic planning and development for effective evangelization and discipleship cultivation; strengthening church leadership, member and community engagement, and financial health; and identifying generational insights for leaders to apply to their congregations, or re-engage those who have left.

Read more: Study of COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Catholic Parish Giving






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