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Catholic Connection – June 21, 2021 – Hour 2

Peter Jesserer Smith discusses Pope Francis’ recent changes to canon law. Gail Buckley has her Bible verse of the week.


Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 Lay Ministries: Acolytes, Lectors, and Catechists, Oh My!

Pope Francis’ recent changes in canon law to the lay ministries of acolyte, lector and catechist are aimed at empowering a missionary Church at the parish level. Peter explains.

Peter Jesserer Smith is a staff reporter for the National Catholic Register. He covered Pope Francis’s historic visit to the United States in 2015, and to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in 2014. He has reported on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis, including from Jordan and Lebanon on an Egan Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services. Before coming on board the Register in 2013, he was a freelance writer, reporting for Catholic media outlets as the Register and Our Sunday Visitor. 

Lay Ministries: Acolytes, Lectors, and Catechists, Oh My!


Segment 4 – Teresa’s Two Cents

Teresa reflects on recent mass readings and relates them to current events.


Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week

Teresa and Gail discuss Philippians 2:3 — “Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourself.”

Gail Buckley-Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International





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