Catholic Connection – April 3, 2015 – Hour 1

+  "The Theology of 'The Passion of the Christ'"

  • Description: A serious, scene by scene, in-depth theological study of the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ, Dr. Miller's analysis not only focuses on the more obvious Marian, Eucharistic, and Incarnational themes, but she also discusses and explains the more difficult images and gestures of the movie. Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book also discusses the film's depiction of the Jews and Romans from a theological and cultural perspective and examines the various sources of The Passion, notably the Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich. One chapter examines how the movie has changed people's lives and an Appendix compares The Passion of the Christ to other movies about the life of Jesus. (Originally aired March 24, 2015)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Associate Professor of Sacred Theology , Madonna University
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+  "The Theology of 'The Passion of the Christ'"

  • Description: Dr. Monica Miller continued

+  Human Life International - Pro-Life Missionary Work

  • Description: Originally aired March 12, 2015
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Shenan Boquet
      President , Human Life International

      Father Boquet travels around the world spreading the Gospel of Life as president of Human Life International. He is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana where he served before joining HLI in August 2011.

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+  A.D. The Bible Continues: Ministers & Martyrs

  • Description: "Based on the epic NBC television event, A.D. The Bible Continues: Ministers and Martyrs offers an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Relying on the ancient documents, as well as latest archaeological findings and scientific research, acclaimed author Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the ancient streets and crowded marketplaces through which Mary and the Apostles journeyed as they built a Church that lasts even to our day." (Originally aired March 31, 2015)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Mike Aquilina

      Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of eight series that air on EWTN. Mike’s career in publishing spans three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.

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