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Catholic Connection – July 4, 2022 – Hour 2

Best of “Catholic Connection.” Louis Brown reacts to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. Fr. Donald Haggerty talks about his new book, “Saint John of the Cross: Master of Contemplation.”


Segment 1 – Reaction to the Overturning of Roe vs. Wade
Originally aired June 27, 2022

Louis Brown is the Executive Director of Christ Medicus and a certified lawyer. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, the U.S. District Courts of Michigan, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was part of this presidential administration, serving at HHS until March 2019. Louis helped establish the Catholic health care sharing option, CMF CURO, in 2014 and served as the Director of CMF CURO until 2017.





Segment 2, 3, 4 – Saint John of the Cross: Master of Contemplation
“Saint John of the Cross is the Church’s premier teacher on contemplative prayer. Catholic tradition even calls him the Mystical Doctor. The sixteenth-century Carmelite priest not only wrote four massive treatises on the spiritual life, along with some of the finest poetry in the Spanish language, but also worked alongside Teresa of Ávila in renewing the Carmelite order. Thérèse of Lisieux claimed she found no other spiritual reading that could satisfy her soul like John of the Cross.” (Originally aired June 20, 2022)

Father Donald Haggerty, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, serves at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. He taught moral theology and worked as a spiritual director in seminaries for twenty years. He has directed numerous yearly retreats for the Missionaries of Charity. 

Saint John of the Cross: Master of Contemplation



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