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Catholic Connection – June 8, 2021 – Hour 1

Best of “Catholic Connection” with Claire Culwell, Bishop Donald Hying, and Dr. Meg Meeker.


Segment 1 – Survivor: An Abortion Survivor’s Surprising Story of Choosing Forgiveness and Finding Redemption

Raised in a loving home, Claire Culwell always knew she had been adopted and when she reached adulthood she decided to meet her birth mother. That’s when she got the shock of her life. Claire learned that she was a survivor of a botched abortion. Not only that, she had an unborn twin whose life was terminated that day. The story doesn’t end there. She joins us. (Originally aired May 20, 2021)

Claire Culwell shares her story in “Survivor: An Abortion Survivor’s Surprising Story of Choosing Forgiveness and Finding Redemption






Segment 2 & 3 – Love Never Fails: Living the Catholic Faith in Our Daily Lives

“Having been a pastor of souls in a variety of settings—the suburbs, the inner city, the mission field, and the seminary—Bishop Hying has interacted with all kinds of people, and he has learned much about God’s purpose and action among us. In Love Never Fails, he provides readable and practical reflections to feed the Christian mind and heart with inspiration.” (Originally aired May 17, 2021)

Bishop Donald Hying is the bishop of Madison, WI.  Ordained a priest in Milwaukee in 1989, he has served in various pastoral roles, including diocesan parishes, mission work in the Dominican Republic and Rector at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee.  He relishes his work with Saint Vincent de Paul Society, USCCB Sub-Committee for Aid to Easter Europe and National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

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Segment 4 – Effects of COVID lockdowns on our youth

“The effects of the pandemic on mental health in the U.S. are profound. But clinicians who work with children say they’re particularly concerned about one trend over the last several months: a spike in adolescents who have suicidal thoughts or have tried to take their lives.” … (Originally aired May 11, 2021)

Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and the author of several books, including the national bestseller, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS; THE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS; and BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS. A popular speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and television programs.

Click here for Dr. Meg’s website.

Mass. Psychiatrists Concerned About Increase In Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts Among Adolescents

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