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Catholic Connection – Nov 1, 2022 – Hour 2

Best of “Catholic Connection” with Josh McCaig, Dr. Abigail Favale and Michele Sagarino.



Segment 1 – Catholic Health Care Alliance Aims To Protect And Advance Catholic Practice of Medicine
CHCLA will launch the Symposium for the Advancement of Catholic Health Care on November 12 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Joshua McCaig, a CHCLA Director and Chair of the Symposium, stated “The symposium is a three-year initiative bringing together national and international experts to examine all facets of what makes Catholic health care truly Catholic, focusing on the mission of Christ’s healing ministry, and laying the foundation for the future.” At the event, Catholic physicians, health care workers, theologians, lawyers, and academic leaders will evaluate the current state of Catholic health care, identify and analyze issues, and propose solutions. Registration for this event is open at  (Originally aired October 18, 2022)

Josh McCaig is Co-founder of the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance. Mr. McCaig is a lawyer and his legal practice focuses on the areas of health care and intellectual property, and he serves as outside general counsel for various organizations and religious entities. Mr. McCaig is active in issues such as Catholicism, law, and healthcare on both a national and international level, sitting on various boards and consulting on faith-based initiatives. He is also a frequent guest on media shows. Mr. McCaig was honored to be a guest panelist at the 2017 Convocation of Catholic Leaders.


Segment 2 & 3 – The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory
“With substance, clarity, and compassion, Favale teases out the hidden assumptions of the gender paradigm and exposes its effects. Yet this book is not merely an exposé—it is also a powerful, moving articulation of a Christian understanding of reality: a holistic paradigm that proclaims the dignity of the body, the sacramental meaning of sexual difference, and the interconnectedness of all creation.”  (Originally aired August 3, 2022)

Abigail Favale, Ph.D., is a writer and professor in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. A Catholic convert with an academic background in gender studies, Abigail writes and speaks regularly on topics related to women and gender from a Catholic perspective.

The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory



Segment 4 – Boy of Joy Campaign
A Box of Joy is a Christmas shoe box, donated and packed with toys, clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items by participants from U.S. parishes, schools and groups. Each gift represents Christ’s love and may be the only Christmas gift children in developing countries are blessed to receive.  Michele Sagarino tells us how you can help!  (Originally aired October 20, 2022)

Michele Sagarino is the Vice President for Development for Cross Catholic Outreach.

Box of Joy





Segment 5 – Stacey Abrams Ties Abortion to Inflation?
See the video here.  (Originally aired October 20, 2022)

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