Skip links

Catholic Connection – Dec 26, 2022 – Hour 2

Best of “Catholic Connection” with James Baxter, Dr. James Papandrea and Fr. Robert McTeigue.


Segment 1 – Exodus 90
“As the fastest growing ministry for men, Exodus 90 offers a challenging journey through the book of Exodus based on three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. The men’s movement continues to expand — reaching more than 60,000 men of all generations and stages of their faith journey. Exodus 90 summons men back to the foundations of their faith in order for them to experience freedom from worldly addictions to better love those entrusted to their care.”  Now, Exodus 90 is ready to welcome tens of thousands of men starting January 9 for the 90-day journey to Easter Sunday in 2023.  (Originally aired December 13, 2022)


James Baxter is a Co-Founder and has served as CEO of Exodus since 2015. He attended St. John Vianney Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota and St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana before discerning God was calling him to marriage and secular life. In 2015, James assumed responsibility for scaling Exodus 90 from a seminary formation program into a spiritual exercise to bring the freedom of Jesus Christ to His men.


Segment 2 & 3 – Reading Scripture Like the Early Church
“In this brief yet penetrating book, Dr. James Papandrea reveals what the early Church Fathers actually taught and believed about the Holy Scriptures as well as how they read, understood, and interpreted the Word of God. He explains the process by which the books of the Bible were selected and demonstrates the harmoniousness and complementarity of the Gospels.”  Click here for more information.  (Originally aired December 15, 2022)

James L. Papandrea is a Catholic professor, author, speaker, and musician. Baptized Catholic but raised Protestant and eventually ordained in a Protestant denomination, Jim reverted to the Catholic Church through his studies of the Church Fathers. He holds an M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in the History and Theology of the Early Christian Church from Northwestern University. Jim is currently Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary at Northwestern University, as well as a consultant in Adult Faith Formation and a regular speaker in parish and lay formation programs across the Chicago area.


Segment 4 – Christendom Lost and Found: Meditations for a Post Post-Christian Era
“Inspired by Saint Augustine’s The City of God, Christendom Lost and Found is an on-the-scene account of a cleric and scholar facing the accelerating convulsions of the West and of the Church, offering us insights, corrective guidance, and reasons for hope. Anyone who knows he has a debt to pay to the Christian past and the Christian future will benefit from this book.”  (Originally aired December 9, 2022)

Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J., is a member of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. He has lectured worldwide on philosophy and theology. A member of the National Ethics Committee of the Catholic Medical Association, he is host and producer of the radio show The Catholic Current on the Station of the Cross.


The book: Christendom Lost and Found: Meditations for a Post Post-Christian Era



Share with Friends: