Catholic Connection – April 29, 2015 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

  • Description: Elizabeth Ficocelli fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
  • Segment Guests:

+  The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples

  • Description: "One in every six United States couples experiences infertility but Catholic couples face additional confusion, worry, and frustration as they explore the medical options available to them. Filling a major void in Catholic resources, The Infertility Companion for Catholics describes the Church's teaching on reproductive technologies and provides a rich spiritual perspective on the emotions and faith involved in embracing the cross of infertility. The authors both experienced periods of being unable to conceive and they walk in solidarity with readers, compassionately coaching them through the challenging landscape of infertility."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Angelique Ruhi-Lopez

      Angelique Ruhi-Lopez has been married to her husband Richard since 2003. They experienced infertility for one year before deciding to adopt their first child, Emmanuel, from Vietnam. They also have three biological children, Sebastian, Madeleine, and Anabella. Ruhi-Lopez holds a master's degree in theology from Boston College. She served as an award-winning staff writer at La Voz Catolica, the Spanish-language newspaper of the Archdiocese of Miami. Ruhi-Lopez is a freelance writer for The Florida Catholic, and a blogger and web editor for the Archdiocese of Miami.

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples
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+  Courage International Conference - Plymouth, MI

  • Description: "Open to bishops, priests, religious, school superintendents, and diocesan personnel who minister to those with same-sex attraction. August 10-12, 2015 @ The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 5 Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170." Click the link below for all details. Speakers include Archbishop Vigneron, Dr. Ralph Martin, Fr. John Riccardo, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Dr. Mary Healy, Daniel Mattson, Dr. Mark Latkovic, Peter Herbeck, Msgr. Charles Pope, Dr. Janet Smith, Teresa Tomeo, and more!
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Paul Check
      National Director , Courage Apostolate

      Fr. Paul N. Check is a priest with the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut and was ordained in 1997. He holds an S.T.B. from the Gregorian University, Rome and an S.T.L. (Moral Theology) from the University of the Holy Cross, Rome. In 2008, Fr. Paul Check was elected to succeed Fr. John F. Harvey as the Executive Director of Courage International, which provides pastoral support to individuals with a same-sex attraction who wish to live according to the Church’s teachings on chastity.

    • Resources:

+  Courage International Conference - Plymouth, MI

  • Description: Fr. Paul Check continued

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