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Catholic Connection – March 29, 2024 – Hr 1

Best of “Catholic Connection” with Steve Ray, Megan Griffin and Fr. Mark-Mary Ames.




Segment 1 – Teresa’s Two Cents
Children to stop getting puberty blockers at gender identity clinics, says NHS England
(Originally aired March 15, 2024)


Segment 2 – People and Things at the Foot of the Cross
“Realizing Jesus saw many people and things from the heights of the Cross including conversations he had, I put together this list for your edification.” – Steve Ray  (Originally aired March 26, 2024)

Steve Ray is a convert to the Catholic faith and a popular author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader. He has been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio and TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, and EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

Click here for Steve Ray’s website


Segment 3 – Texas Law Shields Kids from Pornography
“The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that minors in Texas will be better protected from pornography exposure now that a federal appeals court upheld a law requiring pornography websites to verify their users are adults. In response, Pornhub blocked access to its site from Texas users.”  Read more here.  (Originally aired March 25, 2024)

Megan Griffin is a Public Policy Analyst at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).





Segment 4 – The Father: 30 Meditations to Draw You Into the Heart of God
In The Father: 30 Meditations to Draw You into the Heart of God, Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR, leads readers through a 30-day journey that unveils the boundless love of God the Father, who has “a plan of sheer goodness” for each of us (Catechism of the Catholic Church). By highlighting stories of heroic earthly fathers, The Father reminds Catholics of the deep love God has for us because of our very identity. The Father presents 30 inspiring stories of exemplary fathers who reflect God’s paternal love.  (Originally aired March 19, 2024)

Fr. Mark-Mary Ames is the Director of Communications and the General Almoner of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR). The primary mission of the CFR community is a wholehearted embracing of Jesus Christ and their Holy Father, St. Francis of Assisi.  He is the host of the Ascension Presents video series The CFRs. He is the executive producer of Brother Isaiah’s upcoming music album, Mysteries & Medicines, and was also the executive producer of Brother Isaiah’s previous album, Poco a Poco.




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