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Catholic Connection – April 21, 2023

Fr. Augustine Wetta discusses his new book, “Pray. Think. Act.” Teresa’s Fact Check Friday segment. Gilbert Alderete talks Catholic men’s fellowship in California and beyond.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 – “Pray. Think. Act. Make Better Decisions with the Desert Fathers”
“Father Augustine Wetta reaches back into monastic history to answer one of the most critical questions facing young people today: “How do I make up my mind?” With his characteristic wit and novel approach to classical art, Father Augustine looks to the wisdom of the Desert Fathers to unearth an ancient and highly efficient method for resolving life’s most pressing dilemmas—even in the midst of distractions, temptations, and disruptions.”  (Originally aired April 13, 2023)  The book is here!

Fr. J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B., is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey. He teaches English, classics, and apologetics at the Saint Louis Priory School, where he also coaches rugby. He is the author of Humility Rules and The Eighth Arrow. During his spare time, Father Augustine supervises the Juggling Team, the Mongolian Throat Singing Club, and the Junior Knights of Saint Peter Claver. He cultivates carnivorous plants, raises carpenter ants, builds armor, and surfs. He has earned degrees from Rice University, Middlebury College, and Oxford.


Segment 3 – Fact Check Friday
Jennifer Bilek | Who is Behind the TRANS AGENDA?


Segment 4 – Catholic Men’s Fellowship in California and Beyond

Gilbert Alderete is the President of Catholic Men’s Fellowship of California. Gil is host of the Men of Faith internet radio podcast on and is currently serving as a Regional Leader for Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance.





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