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Catholic Connection – March 9, 2023 – Hour 2

Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses the big deal about yesterday being International Women’s Day. Johnnette Benkovic promotes an upcoming retreat in Pittsburgh.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – Why Do We Need An International Women’s Day?

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.

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Segment 4 – “The Holy Duet: Mary and the Holy Spirit” Women of Grace Retreat Pittsburgh
The “Holy Duet” retreat starts in Pittsburgh on March 24th.  “Join us at St John Neumann/Regina Coeli Catholic Church for a dynamic and inspirational Women of Grace event that will explore the mystery of the Annunciation. Abundant graces will be yours as you enter more deeply into the mystical embrace of the Holy Duet, Mary and the Holy Spirit.”  Johnnette is here.

Johnnette Benkovic Williams is the host of EWTN’s radio and television shows, Women of Grace. In addition to her television and radio programs, she is also founder and President of Women of Grace, a Catholic apostolate for women. She is a popular conference speaker, retreat master and seminar presenter, and has written several books on topics including prayer and spirituality, authentic femininity, conversion and the dangers of new age movements.





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