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Catholic Connection – November 26, 2020 – Hour 1

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby on the care of persons in the critical and terminal phases of life. Anita Houghton – How and Why to Invite Friends Back to Mass. Deacon Robert Calleja shares his journey to the diaconate.

Segment 1 – On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life

Fr. Kirby joins Teresa to talk about “Samaritanus Bonus: On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life” by The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. This letter, approved by Pope Francis, contains strong language regarding euthanasia and assisted suicide. These teachings on life are incredibly important especially now with our upcoming elections. Life is not “just one issue.” Life is the pre-eminent issue. (Originally aired September 29, 2020)

Bio: Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is the Moral Theologian of the Diocese of Charleston, SC. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College and is Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, SC. He holds a doctorate in Moral Theology and a Masters in Bioethics. He is the author of “We Are the Lord’s: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End-of-Life Questions.”

Samaritanus Bonus: On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life

Segment 2 – On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby continued

Segment 3 – How and Why to Invite Friends Back to Mass — Even During the Dispensation
Though COVID-19 has interrupted the regular rhythm of Sunday worship, we can still draw our friends in with the mind-blowing reality of what Mass truly is. (Originally aired November 23, 2020)


Anita Houghton is with the Family Evangelization Team in the Office of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She also promotes the dynamic guide “52 Sundays.”


Read: How and Why to Invite Friends Back to Mass — Even During the Dispensation




Segment 4 – Archbishop ordains Deacon Robert Calleja, who will serve at Divine Child

Deacon Robert Calleja became the newest member of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s fraternity of deacons Oct. 17, when he was ordained by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. As family, friends and well-wishers watched in person and via livestream, the archbishop laid hands on Deacon Calleja, 47, imparting to him a “threefold” ministry, the archbishop said. (Originally aired October 28, 2020)

Read more: Archbishop ordains Deacon Robert Calleja, who will serve at Divine Child

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