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Catholic Connection – Feb 26, 2024 – Hr 2

Brad Wilcox is the author of “Get Married.” Chris Faddis shows how trans ideology is harming vulnerable patients. Ken Ogorek has co-authored a Biblical devotional with Dr. Scott Hahn.




Segment 1 – Intro & News


Segment 2 – Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization
“According to new research by the University of Virginia sociologist Brad Wilcox, our kids and communities—not to mention our civilization as a whole—are much more likely to flourish when the state of our unions is strong. Despite this, record numbers of Americans are not succeeding at getting or staying married.”  He writes about this in his new book and joins us today.  (Originally aired February 21, 2024)

Brad Wilcox is a professor of sociology and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, the Future of Freedom Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He studies marital quality; marital stability; and the impact of strong and stable marriages upon men, women, and children. The author and editor of six books, Wilcox has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and National Review, as well as for scientific journals such as the American Sociological Review and the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Why is noting married people are happier and kids do better with married parents so controversial?


Segment 3 – Transgender Ideology Is Harming Vulnerable Patients
As gender dysphoria rises among the youth in today’s society, science is revealing that the Left’s extreme “gender affirming therapies” are only harming adolescents. Recent findings from a study done by The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) reveal the Left’s “gender-affirming” therapies have not been shown to benefit adolescents with gender dysphoria; rather, adolescents have immature brains and, later on, can often regret gender-specific decisions that carry lifelong implications, such as puberty blockers and bodily surgeries.  Chris Faddis has written about this and joins us today.  (Originally aired February 19, 2024)

Chris Faddis is co-founder and President of Solidarity HealthShare, a national not-for-profit ministry that provides an alternative way to fund health care costs while protecting and practicing Catholic beliefs.






Segment 4 – Breaking the Bread: A Biblical Devotional for Catholics Year B
“In Breaking the Bread, a beautiful, full-color, clothbound companion for the Sunday Mass, beloved Scripture scholar Scott Hahn reflects on the Sunday Mass readings, providing insightful context for all Catholics to better understand what we hear—and why we hear it—on any given Sunday. This easy-to-use devotional also includes carefully selected passages from the Catechism that provide an overview of the Church’s basic doctrinal and moral teaching and challenge each of us to greater fidelity to Christ.”  (Originally aired February 12, 2024)

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Ken Ogorek has served in catechetical and evangelization leadership for over thirty years. Ogorek’s service as a diocesan staff member—along with his involvement in national leadership initiatives—have made him a dependable, effective proponent of authentically Catholic evangelization and catechesis. He earned an MA in religious education from a Pontifical Center for Catechetical Studies and has authored two catechisms, one for youth and another for adults. Ken and his bride are parents to three adult children and currently live in Indiana where he serves on the pastoral staff for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis.




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