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Catholic Connection – July 4, 2023 – Hr 2

Best of “Catholic Connection” with Kelly Marcum, Joni Seith and Fr. Mike Schmitz.




Segment 1 – Gratia Plena Institute
“Gratia Plena strives to arm young women with the beautiful truths of the Catholic faith so that they will be prepared to combat the disordered forces of toxic feminism and to repair the cultural wreckage wrought by the sexual revolution.”  Kelly Marcum joins us today to discuss.  (Originally aired May 2, 2023)

Kelly Marcum studied International Politics at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and received her M.A. from the War Studies Department at King’s College London. She is the founder and President of Gratia Plena Institute, an organization dedicated to teaching high school girls about the Catholic vision of authentic femininity. Her writing has been featured in The American ConservativeThe FederalistThe Washington Examiner and Catholic Exchange



Segment 2 & 3  Pain of Grace: Living and Suffering with Dignity
“Walking her readers through her conversion from a culturally Jewish background to Catholicism, Joni J. Seith relates her struggle to live with a chronic, painful, and progressive debilitating genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Written with candor, in an upbeat and uplifting humorous style, Pain of Grace: Living and Suffering with Dignity escorts the reader on an amazing journey of faith as shown in Joni’s dizzying, remarkable life. Her story gives unforgettable testimony of God’s love in suffering to a world in great need of this truth, providing hope to many who question life’s purpose.”  (Originally aired April 18, 2023)

Joni Seith is the author and illustrator of Cloud of Witnesses I and II, and was the Founder and President of Biblically Correct, Inc from 1995 – 2010 and was a member of the Catholic Marketing Network. As a speaker on the subjects of Redemptive Suffering, prayer, the saints, miracles and her own conversion story, Joni enjoys sharing her love for the Catholic Church and Her teachings to people of all ages and faiths.


Segment 4 – 
Good News Cruise 2024
The next Good News Cruise is coming up in January 2024.  Speakers include Teresa Tomeo, Archbishop Naumann, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Al Kresta, Dr. Ray Guarendi, Bishop Joseph Coffey, and more.  Fr. Mike tells us why you should consider joining.  (Originally aired May 16, 2023)

Fr. Mike Schmitz is a priest for the Diocese of Duluth, MN where he currently runs the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He is also the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese and the host of the “Bible in a Year” podcast and the “Catechism in a Year” podcast.





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