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Catholic Connection – Feb 15, 2021 – Hour 2

Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa. We listen to an interview Teresa did with Dr. Thomas McGovern on his book “What Christ Suffered: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Passion.” Vanessa interviews Steve Karlen from 40 Days for Life on his new book, “This Is When We Begin To Fight.” Gail Buckley joins us with her Bible verse of the week.


Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 – What Christ Suffered: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Passion

In What Christ Suffered: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Passion, Dr. Thomas W. McGovern provides the most accurate, up-to-date understanding of the physical sufferings of Jesus Christ, drawing on ancient Greek and Latin literature about crucifixion, discoveries of ancient images, archaeology, medical reenactment studies, and medical case reports.

Dr. Thomas McGovern chairs the Catholic Medical Association Young Member Advisory Committee for students, residents, and young physicians in practice, and he loves speaking and writing about the intersection of faith and medicine. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology from Michigan Tech and an M.D. from Mayo Medical School, he paid back his Army scholarship by serving eight years on active duty including two years of infectious disease/vaccine research and dermatology residency at Fitzsimons Army Med Center near Denver.

Buy the book: What Christ Suffered: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Passion


Segment 3 – What Christ Suffered: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Passion

Dr. Thomas McGovern continued


Segment 4 This Is When We Begin to Fight: A Family’s Battle Against Late-Term Abortion, Academia and Miscarriage at Home

This is When We Begin to Fight tells the inside story of how God used an ordinary guy to help lead a grassroots band of prayer warriors into spiritual battle against one of the most powerful entities in their state, all while struggling with infertility and miscarriage at home. This book will take you on an adventure and dare you to consider what God will do when YOU answer His call to stand up for the least of our brothers and sisters.

Steve Karlen is the director of North American campaigns for the global pro-life organization 40 Days for Life. In his role, he trains and assists local 40 Days campaign leaders and co-hosts the 40 Days podcast.

Buy the book: This Is When We Begin to Fight: A Family’s Battle Against Late-Term Abortion, Academia and Miscarriage at Home






Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week

Vanessa and Gail discuss Jonah 1:1 — “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amitai, saying “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.”

Gail Buckley
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International

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