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Epiphany -May 7, 2022

‘And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection’ Col 3:14

Gary Michuta talks about his new book. Monica Miller witnessed an assault on the other protestors during a rescue and talks about the leak from the Supreme Court. Mary and Brian Thelen share their story.

Gary Michuta

Gary Michuta is a nationally known Catholic speaker, author, and apologist. He was the director of Thy Faith, Inc., a non-profit lay-run Catholic apologetics apostolate and editor of its magazine Hands On Apologetics. Gary has written several books on apologetics including Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger: The Untold Story of the Lost Books of the Protestant Bible (Catholic Answers Press, 2017; Revised Second Edition), How to Wolf-proof Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Keeping Your Kids Catholic (Grotto Press, 2009), and The Gospel According to James McCarthy (Grotto Press, 2003). His latest book, Making Sense of Mary (Grotto Press, 2013), helps non-Catholics and Catholics better understand and appreciate Mary’s role in God’s perfect plan of redemption. Gary has debated prominent anti-Catholic apologists and teaches online middle school and high school classes in apologetics for Homeschool Connections. He is frequently a guest on such programs as Catholic Answers Live, the Son Rise Morning Show, Catholic Connection with Teresa TomeoKresta in the Afternoon, and EWTN’s Deep in Scripture and The Journey Home. Gary lives in south-east Michigan with his wife Christine their three children.

Monica Miller

Dr. Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-life
Society — an activist pro-life group that she founded in 1986. She is also an Associate Professor of Sacred Theology at Madonna University.

Dr. Miller became active in pro-life work in 1976 while a student of Theatre Arts at Southern Illinois University. In 1978, she began her theological studies at Loyola University of Chicago, earning a Master’s Degree; and later received a Ph.D. from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Dr. Miller is a nationally known pro-life leader and a pioneer of the pro-life rescue movement. She is a veteran sidewalk counselor and has organized hundreds of pro-life pickets, rallies, demonstrations and conferences.

Monica Miller is the author of several books and articles including Sexuality and Authority in the Catholic Church, and “The Theology of the Passion of the Christ”— a commentary on Mel Gibson’s film, “The Passion of the Christ.”

Monica Miller is currently leading the charge against the opening of the Planned Parenthood abortion mega-clinic in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Mary Ann and Brian Thelen

Brian and Mary Ann Thelen grew up in a small town in Michigan that would remind you of days gone by. They were high school sweethearts and migrated across Michigan after marrying, ending up in Ann Arbor. Brian is a research scientist at Michigan Technological Research Institute and also teaches probability and statistics at the University of Michigan. After working as an office manager, Mary Ann became a stay-at-home mom when their first child was born. One of the things that both Brian and Mary Ann are passionate about is the role of the family in the Church and society. Since 2019 Brian and Mary Ann have been serving as president couple of the Christian Family Movement, a growing network of neighborhood and parish based small groups of Catholic and Christian families that gather for the purpose of Christian family discipleship. Together the Thelens have started numerous family-based small groups, mentored a great many others and spoken to parishes and dioceses across the country. They have written and/or edited various chapters and discussion guides including: Saints, Friends of the Family; Loving the Family God Gives Us; and Man, Woman and The Domestic Church. They have 5 grown children – 2 in religious life and 3 married – and their 13th grandchild is due in July. They feel compelled to help families realize that they reveal God to the world as love is the essence of the Trinity and love in the family is the greatest revelation of God himself. Together Brian and Mary Ann work to strengthen marriage and family, helping them make friends, make disciples and make a difference.

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