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Catholic Connection – July 19, 2023 – Hr 2

Jennifer Kirsch and Christy Wilkens discuss ways the Church can welcome persons with disabilities.  Joan Lewis has the latest Vatican news.




Segment 1 – Intro and News 


Segment 2 & 3 – Families, Advocates Discuss Ways the Church Can Welcome Persons With Disabilities
As the bishops plan a new pastoral statement for persons with disabilities, advocates look for acknowledgment of new realities and diagnoses and encouragement of greater inclusion.  You can read more on the background of this topic here.

Jennifer Kirsch and Christy Wilkens are accomplished professionals, mothers, advocates, and community leaders.  They have much  experience and expertise to share in this area.  

Read more: Persons with disabilities in the life of the Church


Segment 4 – Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis
Joan Lewis is the author of the blog “Joan’s Rome.” She joins us each week to share the latest news out of the Vatican concerning the Holy Father and the Catholic Church.

Joan Lewis
Host, Joan’s Rome and The Vatican Insider






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