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Catholic Connection – October 31, 2023 – Hr 1

Arielle Del Turco with new FRC publications on religious liberty in China and North Korea. Dr. John Bergsma and Fr. Kyle Shinseki promote a talk Dr. Bergsma is giving on the Eucharist in Ann Arbor Nov. 9th.




Segment 1 – New FRC publications on religious liberty in China and North Korea
The People’s Republic of China restricts religious practice and oppresses religious minorities on a sweeping scale. This religious persecution targets those of every faith. Christians, Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, Falun Gong practitioners, and others are all victims of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) effort to suppress any set of beliefs that might compete with the Party’s ideology. … Shrouded in secrecy, North Korea remains one of the world’s most mysterious countries. Unfortunately, what we do know about the “hermit kingdom” indicates the country is one of the world’s worst abusers of human rights, including the right to religious freedom. The North Korean regime has engaged in an intense crackdown on religion for decades. Today, few religious believers remain, and those who do face grave peril.”  (Originally aired October 26, 2023)

Arielle Del Turco serves as Director of the Center for Religious Liberty at Family Research Council, where she is responsible for international religious freedom policy and advocacy efforts. Through research and analysis, she helps craft effective policy solutions and coordinates FRC’s advocacy on international religious freedom. 





Segment 2 – Newscast


Segment 3 – Dr. John Bergsma speaking in Ann Arbor on the Eucharist – Nov 9

Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Bible from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally.  Fr. Kyle Shinseki is Pastor of St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor, MI.  Dr. Bergsma will be speaking there at 6:45pm on Nov 9th.  The topic will be “Is the Eucharist Just ‘A Meal to Remember Jesus’? A Jewish Perspective on the Last Supper.”




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