Best of “Catholic Connection” with Joseph Vazquez, Dr. Meg Meeker and Dawn Marie Beutner.
Segment 1 – Google Revs Up Election Interference Gambit Before GOP Primary Debate, Buries Republicans
MRC Free Speech America researchers searched Google for “presidential campaign websites,” but the search engine did not display a single Republican candidate on its first page of results the day before the first Republican Party presidential primary debate on Wednesday. President Joe Biden’s campaign website, of course, showed up as the second search result along with a Democratic Party challenger Marianne Williamson’s campaign website, which came up as the fifth result. Read more about this here. (Originally aired August 25, 2023)
Joseph Vazquez is the MRC Assistant Editor for Business & Free Speech America. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University in 2018. For MRC Business, he oversees projects and media coverage concerning dark money, political spending, economics, and finance. In addition, his oversight includes Free Speech America’s CensorTrack project, which involves documenting cases of Big Tech bias against conservatives and crafting censorship studies accordingly.
Segment 2 & 3 – Denmark Joins the List of Countries That Have Sharply Restricted Youth Gender Transitions
“A major medical journal Ugeskrift for Læger, the Journal of the Danish Medical Association, confirmed that there has been a marked shift in the country’s approach to caring for youth with gender dysphoria. Most youth referred to the centralized gender clinic no longer get a prescription for puberty blockers, hormones or surgery—instead they receive therapeutic counseling and support.” Dr. Meg joins us. (Originally aired August 29, 2023)
Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and the author of several books, including the national bestseller, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS; THE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS; and BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS. A popular speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and television programs. Dr. Meg’s website.
Segment 4 – The Leaven of the Saints: Bringing Christ into a Fallen World
“The saints have come from every background, people, and era. They have been rich and poor, healthy and sick, single and married, members of the clergy and of the laity. The Leaven of the Saints groups them according to the kind of Christian witness they have given the world—as martyrs, Fathers and Doctors of the Church, priests and religious, popes and bishops, national heroes, founders of religious orders, married persons, and more. The vastness of this work reveals an important truth: that each saint is a unique individual with a unique mission to grow in the knowledge and love of Christ and to make him better known and loved in the world.” (Originally aired August 24, 2023)
Dawn Marie Beutner entered the Catholic Church as a young adult and worked as an engineer before becoming a technical writer. She lives with her husband and two children in northern Virginia, where she leads various parish groups that promote life issues, serve the needy, and learn about the Bible and the Catholic faith.