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Catholic Connection – March 25, 2021 – Hour 2

Michael Hesemann talks about his new book “Jesus of Nazareth: Archaeologists Retracing the Footsteps of Christ.” Roma Downey is here to discuss her new production, “Resurrection,” for Discovery+.


Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – Jesus of Nazareth: Archaeologists Retracing the Footsteps of Christ

In this unique book, Michael Hesemann walks the streets of Israel in order to put historical, archaeological, geographical, and scriptural research on Jesus to the test. Bible in hand, he takes readers on a stunning tour through the places Jesus lived, worked, and suffered—Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum, Jerusalem—to give a concrete and colorful sense of the historical Jesus and the world he knew.

Michael Hesemann studied history and cultural anthropology at the University of Göttingen, Germany. His forty-four books have been published in sixteen languages. He has participated in archaeological excavations in the Holy Land and has helped to date a number of discoveries and relics, including in Nazareth. He has advised and appeared in programs for the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and EWTN.



Click to buy: Jesus of Nazareth: Archaeologists Retracing the Footsteps of Christ

Segment 4 – The New Film “Resurrection” on Discovery+

Discovery+ is gearing up for the release of the new faith-based film “Resurrection” from “The Bible” producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, and unlike other cinematic re-tellings of the historic moments of Christ’s resurrection, they include the promised coming of the Holy Spirit. The MGM and LightWorkers production will debut on March 27. Producer Roma Downey joins us.

Roma Downey is an actress, producer, and author from Derry, Northern Ireland. She produced the mini-series The Bible for the History Channel and also starred in it as Mary, mother of Jesus. For nine seasons she played Monica, the tender-hearted angel, on the CBS television series Touched by an Angel, for which she earned multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Best Actress nominations. She has performed on stage with the Abbey Theatre and has appeared both on and off Broadway.

‘Resurrection’ Easter film captures power of the Holy Spirit; ‘It’s available to all’: Roma Downey

‘Resurrection’ on Discovery+


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