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Catholic Connection – Nov 11, 2022 – Hour 2

Guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo speaks with EWTN’s Doug Keck about special programming on the network. Jim Cavnar tells us about the safe-housing Advent initiative for Guatemala. Rose Rea returns with the powerful story of Navy SEAL Michael Monsoor.



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 – Cross Catholic Outreach’s Safe-Housing Advent Initiative for Guatemala
“Cross Catholic Outreach is working with trusted partners in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima and the Diocese of Suchitepéquez-Retalhuleu to provide concrete homes for 159 families that currently live in dangerous, crumbling structures. We also hope to reach their communities with nutritious meals, educational opportunities and the hope-restoring message of God’s love. Your support is needed to make this mission possible.” Jim Cavnar joins us.

Jim Cavnar is the President of Cross Catholic Outreach.


Segment 4 & 5 – Defend Us in Battle: The True Story of MA2 Navy SEAL Medal of Honor Recipient Michael A. Monsoor

“On September 29, 2006, Michael Monsoor and three SEAL snipers watched vigilantly for enemy activity from their rooftop post in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. When a grenade thrown from insurgents bounced off Michael’s chest, he could have escaped. Instead, he threw himself onto the live grenade, shielding his fellow soldiers from the immediate explosion. Michael died thirty minutes later, having made the ultimate sacrifice. As George Monsoor (Michael’s father) and Rose Rea show us in Defend Us in Battle, Michael had prepared for this selfless act all his life–a life that inspires us to have a similar generosity of heart.”

Rose Rea is the founder of Radiant and Valiant Magazines now owned by Our Sunday Visitor and creator of the coffee table book “Spirit and Life: The Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church” by Sophia Press.


The book: Defend Us in Battle: The True Story of MA2 Navy SEAL Medal of Honor Recipient Michael A. Monsoor




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