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Catholic Connection – Feb 16, 2023 – Hour 2

Fr. Mitch Pacwa addresses the recent shooting at Michigan State University and a study about teen girls and suicide. Melissa Henson with the Parents TV and Media Council is calling on Congress to protect children online.



Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 & 3 – Thursdays with Fr. Mitch Pacwa
Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the recent shooting at Michigan State University.  They also look at a survey by the CDC showing that nearly a third of teen girls say they have seriously considered suicide.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a Jesuit priest, President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, world renowned lecturer, spiritual director for over fifty Holy Land pilgrimages, and EWTN host of television and radio shows.  An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Father Pacwa, S.J. earned his Ph.D. in the Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University. He speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek.


Nearly a third of teen girls say they have seriously considered suicide, CDC survey shows


Segment 4 – Protecting Children Online
“In light of yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on keeping children safe online, and the findings of the new CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) is calling for Congress to take action to protect children online.”  Melissa Henson joins us.

Melissa Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the impact of entertainment media on children and American culture at large. As the Parents Television and Media Council’s Program Director, she directs the organization’s educational programs, research, and advocacy for a safe media environment for children and families.


“Congress needs to act on behalf of families to ensure the technology industry has accountability for its products that can be harmful to children. We are glad a hearing was held but there must be action. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens in America. We know that there is growing evidence linking that to children’s increased screen time,” said Melissa Henson, vice president of the Parents Television and Media Council.


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