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Catholic Connection – Nov 13, 2023 – Hr 2

Guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo speaks with Emily Malloy about her new book, “Theology of Home IV: Arranging the Seasons.” Kevin Murphy tells us about the CNS’s essay scholarship contest. Gail Buckley Barringer has our Bible verse of the week.




Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – Theology of Home IV: Arranging the Seasons
“In this fourth installment of Theology of Home, Emily Malloy explores the vibrancy and life of the garden. With her expertise as a florist, Malloy brings a wealth of practical ideas for incorporating flowers into our homes as we march through both nature’s seasons and the Church’s liturgical calendar. Yet this edition, like the rest of the series, does not stop at the material level. Remembering mankind’s beginnings in the Garden of Eden, Arranging the Seasons highlights our intrinsic need for beauty within the human heart.”

Emily Malloy’s floral design career began as an apprentice who swept petals and leaves off the floors of a rapidly growing floral shop in Philadelphia. She eventually rose to manager and floral designer. Her work has appeared in Elle Décor and Green Wedding Shoes, and she is currently the food and floral design editor at She and her husband live in Mississippi with their four children.




Segment 4 – Catholic College $5,000 Scholarship Contest Invites Applications
Kevin Murphy is the Vice President of Communications at the Cardinal Newman Society.  He joins us this morning to promote their 8th Annual Essay Scholarship Contest.  “The winning essay writer will be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of attending a faithful Catholic college recognized in The Newman Guide in the fall of 2024. In addition, several Newman Guide colleges have agreed to supplement CNS’s scholarship with additional $5,000 grants to the winner over three additional years, according to criteria established by each college.”  Read more about it here.


Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Vanessa and Gail discuss 1 Timothy 3:15 – “If I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.”

Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International









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