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Catholic Connection – Nov 15, 2022 – Hour 2

Guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo speaks with Dr. Marlon De La Torre about praying for souls in purgatory. Michael New explains why he thinks 5000 lives have been saved by the Texas Heartbeat Act.

 

Segment 1 – Intro and News

 

Segment 2 & 3 – Our Monthly ‘No Bystanders!’ Segment – Praying for Souls in Purgatory
Marlon De La Torre, Ph.D., is a big believer in the connection between education and Christian witness. Specifically, he says, one can’t proclaim the Gospel if they don’t know what the Gospel says. “If you are an effective teacher, that means you’re an effective witness of the Gospel,” De La Torre told Detroit Catholic. “You can’t be strictly an evangelist and not be able to articulate the faith in some way.”  Vanessa and Dr. Marlon discuss Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral note on the importance of praying for souls in purgatory.

Dr. Marlon De La Torre, who has decades of experience working in evangelization and education, including 10 years as director of evangelization and missionary discipleship for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, was named the Archdiocese of Detroit’s new director of evangelization and missionary discipleship effective Sept. 7, 2021.

 

“We receive a profound comfort when we encounter God’s unending love through His Son Jesus Christ. The manifestation of this love, displayed in Jesus’ death on the Cross, opens a new path for us to know and love Him more intimately. Our journey to proclaim God’s love and to witness to its transformative power develops and matures through a life anchored in the Word made flesh and nourished through the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist.”

 

Segment 4 & 5 – Texas’ Gain: The Lifesaving Impact of the Texas Heartbeat Act
An estimated 5000 lives have been saved by the Texas Heartbeat Act. Michael New joins us.

Michael New is a research associate at the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America and is an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

 

Texas’ Gain: The Lifesaving Impact of the Texas Heartbeat Act

 

 

 

 

 

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