Catholic Connection – December 27, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Reflections on Sexual Identities, the Youth Synod and Father Martin’s Bridge-Building

  • Description: "I commend much of Father James Martin’s work: I have no doubt of his love and compassion for men like me. But out of concern for how the youth synod might be influenced by Father Martin in ways that I do not think are consonant with Church teaching, I will focus my thoughts here on areas where I believe Father Martin’s book and ministry do a grave disservice to men and women with same-sex attraction." ... (Originally aired October 30, 2018)
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+  The Art of Forming Young Disciples: Why Youth Ministries Aren't Working and What to Do About It

  • Description: "Not long ago, veteran Youth Minister Everett Fritz counted the number of his former Youth Group members who were still practicing the Faith. The result? Almost all of them had left the Faith! Fritz learned that other parishes reported similar staggering losses, pointing to a grim truth: today’s Youth Ministries simply do not form young people into lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ." ... (Originally aired July 5, 2018)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Everett Fritz

      Everett Fritz is the founder and Executive Director of St. Andrew Missionaries. Everett holds an MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute and a BA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He authored the best selling book, Freedom: Battle Strategies for Conquering Temptation - a guide for young men trapped in the shackles of sexual sin. Everett regularly speaks on the topics of discipleship, youth evangelization and chastity.

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      • Book(s):
        • The Art of Forming Young Disciples: Why Youth Ministries Aren't Working and What to Do About It
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+  The Art of Forming Young Disciples: Why Youth Ministries Aren't Working and What to Do About It

  • Description: Everett Fritz continued

+  Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God’s Design

  • Description: "Human life. We marvel at its complexity, we wonder at its fragility, and as Catholics we embrace its dignity. But as far back as 1880, the Church has faced the reality that our culture often stands in opposition to God's loving design for life, love, marriage, and family. In Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design, Terry Polakovic takes us on a fascinating tour of eight Church documents, spanning nearly 140 years, that pertain to human life and love." (Originally aired July 10, 2018)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Terry Polakovic

      Terry is the co-founder of Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women), and served as the president of the organization from 2003-2015. Before retiring, she worked in nonprofit leadership for more than 30 years. In 2010, she received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontiface Cross Award ("For the Church and the Pontiff") from Pope Benedict XVI.

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