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Catholic Connection – Dec 26, 2023 – Hr 2

Best of “Catholic Connection” with Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton, Katie Zulanas and Ed O’Malley.




Segment 1 – Meet Detroit’s newest auxiliary bishop!
Who is Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton? Meet Detroit’s newest auxiliary bishop
(Originally aired December 12, 2023)

Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton, 60, was appointed Sept. 28th as the 32nd auxiliary bishop in the history of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Since 2012, Bishop Monforton has served as bishop of Steubenville, Ohio. Originally a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, he previously served as Sacred Heart Major Seminary’s rector and president (2006-12) and spent 18 years serving Detroit’s faithful in various roles. His episcopal ministry in Detroit, in which he will assist Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron in the pastoral care of the archdiocese’s 907,000 Catholics, began Nov. 7th. 


Segment 2 & 3 – Couple to Couple League Announces Natural Plan, An Overview Program For Young Couples Today
“The course is available at and is made up of 10 instructional modules and additional bonus materials covering more targeted topics. While Natural Plan was designed with parishes and dioceses in mind for in-person teaching, an option exists for couples to take the course online. Natural Plan is low cost and includes materials and resources, as well as a 60-day free trial of CCL’s Peak Day app – an app designed to help couples track their fertility.”  (Originally aired December 4, 2023)

Katie Zulanas is the Executive Director of the Couple to Couple League, an organization celebrating 50 years of promoting and teaching Natural Family Planning. With a background in software engineering and marketing, Katie has focused on providing platforms to allow teachers to support women and men through a lifetime of fertility.





Segment 4 – Baby Jesus Takes Center Stage at 43 State Capitol Buildings for Christmas 2023
Celebrations of the Savior’s birth are scheduled with 43 State Capitol Nativity Scenes across America this Christmas. Thomas More Society and American Nativity Scene are helping a growing number of private citizen groups across the nation to display Biblical manger scenes on government property this Christmas season.  Ed O’Malley joins us.  (Originally aired December 20, 2023)


Ed O’Malley is the President of American Nativity Scene




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