Catholic Connection – April 25, 2018 – Hour 1

  • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

+  Swimming Upstream: Going Against the Current Culture

  • Description: Due to technical problems, the hour began with several segments of Steve Ray's "Swimming Upstream" interview with Teresa Tomeo. (Originally aired June 17, 2016)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Steve Ray

      Steve is a convert to the Catholic faith and a popular author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader. He has been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio and TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, and EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

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+  Swimming Upstream: Going Against the Current Culture

  • Description: Steve Ray continued

+  Swimming Upstream: Going Against the Current Culture

  • Description: Steve Ray continued

+  Naming Your Baby in 2018

  • Description: "If you’re old enough to have children of your own, chances are you can hark back to a time when the most popular name in your fifth-grade classroom was Mary (for the girls) or Michael (for the boys). Catherine and Joseph and John were right up there at the top of the list, too, as parents chose a name for their newborn that honored a patron saint or a beloved ancestor. But something has happened in the ensuing years. Philip Cohen, in a 2011 article in The Atlantic, quotes sociologist Stanley Lieberson, who had studied changes in American parents’ choices of names for their children. Lieberson cited what he called a “calamitous decline of Mary as a girl’s name” in the United States. Mary remained the most popular name given to newborn girls from 1800 — the earliest year for which records exist — through 1961, except for a six-year dip when Mary fell to the No. 2 slot." ...
  • Segment Guests:
    • Kathy Schiffer

      Kathy Schiffer is a Catholic blogger. In addition to her blog Seasons of Grace, her articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Zenit, the Michigan Catholic, Legatus Magazine, and other Catholic publications. She’s worked for Catholic and other Christian ministries since 1988, as radio producer, director of special events and media relations coordinator.

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