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Catholic Connection – June 12, 2023 – Hr 2

Randall Petrides is the author of “How the Saints Shaped History.” Dr. Andrew Swafford and his wife Sarah explain how “heroic virtue” can change your life and relationships.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – How the Saints Shaped History
How the Saints Shaped History focuses on the essential role of the saints, as vessels of God’s grace, in moving the Church (and the world!) through her two-thousand-year history. Written especially for everyday Catholics hungry to learn more about the Faith, this book is both comprehensive and accessible. It tells the story of how more than 180 saints, from Saint Mary Magdalene to Pope Saint John Paul II, led the Church through many crises and back to her spiritual roots.”  (Originally aired June 1, 2023)

Randall Petrides, a lifelong Catholic, is retired after forty years of practice as a lawyer. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Notre Dame Law School and a masters in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He resides in Michigan with Elizabeth, his wife of forty-three years, where they raised their five children. They have sixteen grandchildren.



Segment 4 & 5 – Gift and Grit: How Heroic Virtue Can Change Your Life and Relationships
“Attentive to the challenges faced by young people today—online dating, social media, and more—Gift and Grit: How Heroic Virtue Can Change Your Life and Relationships presents the insights that Andrew and Sarah Swafford have learned about fostering authentic relationships, answering life’s deepest questions, and remaining committed to a relationship with God from more than fifteen years of ministry to college students.”  (Originally aired May 12, 2023)

Dr. Andrew Swafford is a Professor of Theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.  Together with Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, he is co-author of What We Believe: The Beauty of the Catholic Faith and co-host of Ascension’s video series under the same title, filmed at 30 holy sites in Rome.  His wife Sarah is the founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries.  She speaks internationally on a variety of topics including faith, relationships, and interior confidence.





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