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Catholic Connection – September 12, 2022

No Bystanders! Dr. Marlon De La Torre and Teresa talk about our obligation to preach the Gospel. Gail Buckley Barringer has her Bible verse of the week.

Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 & 3 – Our Monthly ‘No Bystanders!’ Segment – Preach the Gospel
Marlon De La Torre, Ph.D., is a big believer in the connection between education and Christian witness. Specifically, he says, one can’t proclaim the Gospel if they don’t know what the Gospel says. “If you are an effective teacher, that means you’re an effective witness of the Gospel,” De La Torre told Detroit Catholic. “You can’t be strictly an evangelist and not be able to articulate the faith in some way.”

Dr. Marlon De La Torre, who has decades of experience working in evangelization and education, including 10 years as director of evangelization and missionary discipleship for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, was named the Archdiocese of Detroit’s new director of evangelization and missionary discipleship effective Sept. 7, 2021.

Christ calls every priest, deacon, religious and lay person in the Archdiocese to embark upon the new evangelization, to employ new methods and a new fervor in unleashing the Gospel. “The new evangelization calls for personal involvement on the part of each of the baptized. Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization.”

Segment 4 – Teresa’s Two Cents

Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Teresa and Gail discuss Isaiah 5:20 — “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Originally aired May 16, 2022)

Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International

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