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Catholic Connection – March 29, 2024 – Hr 2

Best of “Catholic Connection” with Michael New and Fr. Robert Spitzer.




Segment 1 – A New Study Purportedly Shows an Increase in the Demand for Chemical Abortions
“On Monday morning, the Journal of the American Medical Association released a study. It purportedly shows a large increase in the demand for self-managed abortions outside formal medical settings after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision in June 2022. The researchers obtained data on abortion medications from online telemedicine organizations, community networks, and online vendors. The purported increase in the amount of chemical pills ordered nearly offset the reported decline in the number of abortions performed in 2022. This JAMA study has already been covered the New York Times and the Washington Post.”  Michael New joins us.  (Originally aired March 27, 2024)

Michael New is a Senior Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute and Assistant Professor of Practice at the Catholic University of America.





Segment 2, 3, 4 – Science, Reason, and Faith: Discovering the Bible
“In Science, Reason, and Faith, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ draws the modern reader’s attention to the many seeming conflicts between science, reason, and Catholic teaching. By tackling these difficult questions, he shows that it is precisely through the integration of science, reason, and faith that we can truly discover ourselves, our world, and our God.”  (Originally aired January 31, 2024)

Fr. Robert Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order and President of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center. President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009, he significantly increased their programs and curricula in faith, ethics, service, and leadership. He also led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75%, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects.  Fr. also hosts “Father Spitzer’s Universe” on EWTN.





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