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Catholic Connection – July 31, 2023 – Hr 2

Joe Heschmeyer talks about his new book, “The Eucharist Is Really Jesus.” Gail Buckley Barringer has our Bible verse of the week.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – The Eucharist Is Really Jesus: How Christ’s Body and Blood Are the Key to Everything We Believe
“In The Eucharist Is Really Jesus, author Joe Heschmeyer first explains how Catholic belief in the Eucharist is biblical and reasonable. If you’re used to thinking of Communion as a purely symbolic ritual, you’ll find here a compelling defense of the ancient doctrine of the Real Presence. But even if you already believe it, Heschmeyer shows how that’s not an end, but just the beginning.”

Kansas City native Joe Heschmeyer is a staff apologist for Catholic Answers. A popular author, speaker, blogger, and podcaster, he joined the apostolate in March 2021 after three years as an instructor at Holy Family School of Faith in Overland Park, Kan. A regular contributor to Catholic Answers LiveCatholic Answers Focus, and Catholic Answers Magazine (print and online) 




Segment 4 – Teresa’s Two Sense
Offering his customary catechesis on the Sunday Gospel, Pope Francis spoke about Jesus’ parable of the merchant in search of precious pearls when upon finding one of great value, he goes and sells all he has to buy it.  The Pope then described three actions of the merchant that we also can put into practice in our own lives: he first seeks, then he finds, and finally he buys the precious pearl.


Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Teresa and Gail discuss John 10:10 — “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly”

Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International






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