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Catholic Connection – May 12, 2021 – Hour 2

Damon Owens with the 2021 Catholic LoveLife Conference. Deacon Greg Kandra’s new book “A Deacon Prays.” Dr. Joe Pojman on Texas approving Human Life Protection Act.


Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 – 2021 Catholic LoveLife Conference May 14-16

“With cell phones, social media, and video conferencing we have never had more opportunities to connect with one another. It begs the question, Why are we still so lonely? We could be surrounded by friends or married for 50 years and still feel unseen, unheard, and alone. What is the solution to this chronic pandemic of loneliness in our world?” Damon Owens explains.

Damon Owens, international speaker and evangelist, is the founder and executive director of Joy To Be, a new teaching, speaking and writing ministry centered on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. He previously founded Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey, and New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association, non-profit organizations dedicated to building a marriage culture through training, seminars, and conferences.

2021 Catholic LoveLife Conference May 14-16



Segment 3 – A Deacon Prays: Prayers and Devotions for Liturgy and Life

Greg Kandra’s A Deacon Prays—the essential prayer book for Catholic deacons—is a practical, daily companion that speaks to deacons as no other book has because it comes from Kandra, creator of The Deacon’s Bench blog and one of the most popular voices and enthusiastic advocates of the deaconate in the Church today.

Greg Kandra serves as a deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn and is a multimedia editor at the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. He is the author of Daily Devotions for Advent 2018 and writes The Deacon’s Bench blog. Kandra was a writer and producer for CBS News from 1982 to 2008 for programs including The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes II, and 48 Hours. He also served for four years as a writer and producer on the live finale of the hit reality show Survivor.

Click to buy: A Deacon Prays: Prayers and Devotions for Liturgy and Life


Segment 4 – Texas House Give Initial Approval to the Human Life Protection Act to Completely Protect Unborn Children from Abortion

On Wednesday, May 5, the Texas House gave preliminary approval to one of Texas Alliance for Life’s top legislative priorities — the Human Life Protection Act, HB 1280 — on an 80-64 vote. The House is expected to give final approval, and HB 1280 will go to the Senate where it is expected to receive approval. The bill bans abortion beginning at conception (fertilization) and goes into effect when and to the extent the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. HB 1280 is supported by numerous pro-life groups and organizations, including the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, Texans for Life, Students for Life of America, and the State Republican Executive Committee.

Dr. Joe Pojman is the Executive Director for Texas Alliance for Life.


For more info: Texas House Give Initial Approval to the Human Life Protection Act, HB 1280, to Completely Protect Unborn Children from Abortion

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