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Catholic Connection – Nov 10, 2023 – Hr 2

Guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo talks with EWTN’s Doug Keck about upcoming programming, Tommy Valentine regarding unabated attacks on Catholic Churches and Fr. Jeffrey Kirby on “A Year with the Popes.”




Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 – The Inside Word @ EWTN
Doug Keck is EWTN’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He joins us to share the latest news regarding EWTN’s TV and radio programming.

Doug Keck
President & COO, EWTN


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Segment 3 – Unabated Attacks on Catholic Churches
“Since the Supreme Court’s leaked Dobbs decision on May 2, 2022, there have now been 200 acts of violence and vandalism against Catholic churches in the United States, most of which have gone unprosecuted by the Biden administration.”  Tommy Valentine joins us today.

Tommy Valentine is the Director of the Accountability Project at CatholicVote.






Segment 4 & 5 – A Year with the Popes: Daily Meditations with the Vicar of Christ

“In A Year with the Popes, award-winning author Fr. Jeffrey Kirby gives an original exposition of the nobility and enduring power of the papacy. This manual reads as an engaging parade through the history of the papacy, showing its biblical foundations in Sacred Scripture and providing portions of Saint Peter’s own letters from the New Testament, before pivoting to recount the twists and turns of the papal ministry and the various men who have served as successors of Saint Peter.”

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby is pastor at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston in Indian Land, South Carolina. He is the author of several books, including Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life; Doors of Mercy: Exploring God’s Covenant with You; and Lord, Teach Us to Pray. He has appeared on EWTN, Salt + Light television, and the BBC, as well as on Catholic radio. Kirby is an adjunct professor of theology at Belmont Abbey College and Pontifex University/Holy Spirit College. He is also a spirituality contributor to Crux and a guest columnist for The Catholic Thing.





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