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Catholic Connection – August 15, 2023 – Hr 2

Best of “Catholic Connection” with Katherine Bogner, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. and Chris Faddis.




Segment 1 – Through the Year with Mary: Ponder and Pray Together with Children
“For two-thousand years, Christians around the world have sought the Blessed Virgin Mary as a guide to growing closer to her Son, Jesus. Through Scripture, Catholic teaching, devotions, and countless works of art, we come to see Mary as our Mother, too.  by Katherine Bogner brings together the Church’s traditions in one place and provides a year-long plan for coming to know and love the Mother of God.”  (Originally aired May 23, 2023)


Katherine Bogner is the author of Through the Year with Jesus and a Catholic school teacher and Director of Religious Education from Central Illinois. She is passionate about equipping parents, catechists, and teachers to share the beauty and truth of Christ and His Church with their students. Visit where she shares free lesson plans, printables, and other resources for teaching the Faith.


Segment 2 & 3 – Cultural Connection with Fr. Mitch
August is another big month for Mary!  We look at the feast days.  (Originally aired August 3, 2023)

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a Jesuit priest, President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, world renowned lecturer, spiritual director for over fifty Holy Land pilgrimages, and EWTN host of television and radio shows.  An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Father Pacwa, S.J. earned his Ph.D. in the Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University. He speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek.


Segment 4 – The Political Assault on Faith-Based Health Care
“New reports show that doctors are turning to Direct Primary Care (DPC) as an alternative to traditional medicine, with data revealing a striking 159% jump in active DPC doctors per 100k people from 2017 – 2021. This includes a “growing number of Catholic doctors” seeking “a more fulsome application of the Catholic faith.”  This is due to the left “waging an all-out political assault against faith-based healthcare and attempting to force doctors to perform abortions, sex-change operations, hormone suppression, and provide puberty blocking drugs to young patients, with no regard for their religious convictions or the mounting evidence against these harmful interventions.”  Chris Faddis joins us.  (Originally aired August 4, 2023)

Chris Faddis is co-founder and President of Solidarity HealthShare, a national not-for-profit ministry that provides an alternative way to fund health care costs while protecting and practicing Catholic beliefs.






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