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Catholic Connection – Oct 24, 2022 – Hour 2

Guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo. Mary Rice Hasson talks about her new EWTN miniseries, “The Transgender Movement: What Catholics Need to Know.” Joy Stockbauer compares U.S. abortion law with those around the globe. Gail Buckley Barringer has our Bible verse of the week.


Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – The Transgender Movement: What Catholics Need to Know
This powerful five-part EWTN miniseries reveals the hidden cultural forces behind the “gender affirming” campaign presently sweeping the nation. Host Mary Hasson chronicles the issues now confronting the family and how the Church can respond.  She joins Vanessa today.


Mary Rice Hasson, J.D., is the Kate O’Beirne Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. She directs the Catholic Women’s Forum, a network of Catholic professional women and scholars, and co-founded the Person and Identity Project, a new initiative that equips parents and faith-based institutions to counter gender ideology and promote the truth of the human person. An attorney and policy expert, Mary served as keynote speaker for the Holy See during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, addressing education (2018), women and work (2017), caregiving (2019), and gender ideology (2019). She currently serves as a consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family, Life and Youth.


More info on The Transgender Movement: What Catholics Need to Know


Segment 4 – U.S. Abortion Law in Comparison with the Globe
“Prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic overturn of Roe v. Wade, the United States had some of the weakest protections for unborn children in the world; its abortion policies were on par with Canada, China, Vietnam, and North and South Korea. However, now that U.S. states once again have the ability to make their own abortion policies, several have legislated to protect the unborn beginning at fertilization. Meanwhile, 20 U.S. states remain among the most dangerous places in the world for an unborn child.”  Joy Stockbauer joins us.

Joy Stockbauer serves as Policy Analyst for the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council. In this position, she assists the Director of the Center for Human Dignity in tracking and responding to current events pertaining to the dignity of the human person, as well as assisting in drafting publications and resources on human dignity.


Read more: U.S. Abortion Law in Comparison with the Globe




Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Vanessa and Gail discuss Matthew 6:24 — “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other or you will be devoted to the one and hate the other. You cannot serve both God and Mammon.”

Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International








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