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Catholic Connection – May 30, 2023 – Hr 2

Mariah Buzza from CMF CURO on a free webinar about “healing communion.” Moral theologian Dr. Pia de Solenni talks about Pope Francis’ comments on birth rate and hope.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 – “Healing Communion” CMF CURO webinar
“The Christ Medicus Foundation and CMF CURO team, together with Dr. Bob Schuchts of the John Paul II Healing Center, Jackie Mulligan, CEO & Foundress of Reform Wellness, & Fr. Craig Vasek of the National Eucharistic Revival, share how our isolation and brokenness can be transformed into wholeness and health through communion with the Divine Physician’s healing love, the Sacraments, and Christ-centered Catholic community.”  This free webinar is taking place June 1st at 4pm Eastern.  Mariah Buzza shares more today.

Mariah Buzza is the Assistant Director of Health Policy and Member Community for CMF CURO. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Divine Mercy University. Mariah has been a victim of the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church and has a passion for helping others find healing in the Church. Mariah has written on topics including aspects of clinical mental health, the necessity of conscience rights in health care, and the total healing that can be found in the Heart of Christ.


Segment 3 – Teresa’s Two Cents
Towards Full Presence. A Pastoral Reflection on Engagement with Social Media‘ (#FullyPresent) was published by the Dicastery for Communication on Monday 29 May. The aim of the document is to promote a common reflection on the involvement of Christians in social media, which have increasingly become part of people’s lives. Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan, the document offers an opportunity to begin a shared reflection on how to promote a culture of being ‘loving neighbors’ also in the digital world.”


Segment 4 – Pope Francis: Birth rate is a key indicator of a country’s hope
“Pope Francis said Friday a society’s birth rate is a key indicator of the hope people have in the future. The pope shared the stage on May 12 with Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni during a two-day conference on ‘The General State of the Birth Rate,’ held at Conciliazione Auditorium close to the Vatican. ‘The birth of children, in fact, is the main indicator for measuring the hope of a people,’ Pope Francis said. ‘If few are born it means there is little hope. And this not only has repercussions from an economic and social point of view but also undermines confidence in the future.’”

An ethicist and theologian, Dr. Pia de Solenni is an expert on life issues, issues relating to women’s health, the new feminism, and culture. After graduating from Thomas Aquinas College, she earned a Sacred Theology Baccalaureate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and a Sacred Theology Doctorate, summa cum laude, from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.



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