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Epiphany -January 9, 2022

Jesus said to them ‘My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work’ Jn 4:34

Hubert Sanders shares his story of how his faith helped him lose weight. Iklas Bashi discusses New Year resolutions. Fr. Frank Pavone talks Pro-life.

Hubert Sanders

I am a widowed family man with four daughters (Gabrielle, Rhea, Michelle, and Nylah). I am a theology instructor as an adjunct faculty member at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI.  God graces me with the privilege of teaching Catholic theology full-time  at a Catholic high-school, Brother Rice.    I love to exalt the name of Jesus and His Church through the use of technology.  I have a Master of Arts degree in theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary.   I have an opportunity to pour into the youth everyday and that is not taken lightly.  God does amazing things in the classroom, and I just sit back and watch the Lord bring us along in our personal journeys.

Iklas Bashi, MA, LPC

Iklas Bashi, MA, LPC is a Christian/Catholic Certified Life Coach, Clinical Therapist, Speaker and Writer. She combines the rich teaching of the Catholic faith and her experience and training in psychology to help others break free from negative mindsets, discover their God given identity and live a life of purpose and meaning.

Iklas has been featured on Ave Maria Radio AM 990 and It’s Your Community WJR-AM. Her articles have appeared in The Michigan Catholic, The Chaldean News, HealthPartners and St. John Today. She has been a Co-host on Invitation to Sisterhood which airs on CTND (Catholic Television) and YouTube.

For the past 3 years, she has been facilitating the Surviving Divorce Support Group for the Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas which is a healing support group for individuals going through the pain of divorce.

She loves to read and inspires the love of learning in others because she believes books have the power to transform us.

She is passionate about walking alongside others on their journey toward healing and integration and her greatest vocation is being a wife and mother.

Fr. Frank Pavone

FR. FRANK PAVONE is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor, and has dedicated his entire life and ministry to ending abortion. In 1993 he requested and received permission to serves as the National Director of Priests for Life, the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic Church. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion. He travels throughout the country, to an average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion. He broadcasts daily to hundreds of thousands of people on television, radio and online programs. Mother Teresa asked him to speak in India on the life issues. The Vatican appointed him to the Pontifical Academy for Life and to the Pontifical Council for the Family to help coordinate the pro-life activities of the Catholic Church. He was present at the bedside of Terri Schiavo as she was dying and was an outspoken advocate for her life. Members of Congress have invited him address the pro-life caucus, and to preach at the prayer service they had in the Capitol just prior to the vote on health care reform. He served on the Pro-life and Catholic advisory boards of both of President Trump’s election Campaigns and in 2020 was National Co-Chair of Pro-life Voices for Trump. He currently serves on former President Trump’s National Faith Advisory Board. He received the “Proudly Pro-life Award” by the National Right to Life Committee, and numerous other pro-life awards and honorary doctorates. His work has been praised by Presidents, Popes, and countless citizens. He is the author of four books, Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It; Pro-life Reflections for Every Day; Abolishing Abortion, and Proclaiming the Message of Life. Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade abortion decision, called Fr. Frank “the catalyst that brought me into the Catholic Church.”

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