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Catholic Connection – June 15, 2023 – Hr 2

Guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo talks about fatherhood and fatherlessness with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.  Sarah Roche from Ave Maria University shares how ‘campus care’ is used to help student parents.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – Cultural Connection with Fr. Mitch
With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, Fr. Mitch and Vanessa discuss the importance of fatherhood and the fallout from fatherlessness.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a Jesuit priest, President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, world renowned lecturer, spiritual director for over fifty Holy Land pilgrimages, and EWTN host of television and radio shows.  An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Father Pacwa, S.J. earned his Ph.D. in the Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University. He speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek.


Segment 4 – Ave Maria University’s Pro-Life Students Make Good Use of ‘Campus Care’ to Help Student Parents
“Pro-life students at the Catholic school developed a network of empowering resources for young moms and dads on campus by recognizing the need, one mom at a time.”  Sarah Roche joins Vanessa today to explain.  Read more here.

Sarah Roche is a rising senior at Ave Maria University, majoring in psychology and double minoring in theology and marriage and family studies. She started babysitting for Campus Care in her freshman year, and has been the director of the program since her junior year.




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