Catholic Connection – February 27, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Target Africa: Ideological Neo-colonialism of the Twenty-first Century

  • Description: "Since the end of colonization Africa has struggled with socioeconomic and political problems. This has attracted wealthy donors from western nations, organizations and private foundations who have assumed the role of helper and deliverer. While some donors have good intentions, there are other western "progressive" donors whose gifts to Africa are often attached to their ideology of sexual liberation. These are the ideological neo-colonial masters of the 21st century who aggressively push into Africa their views on contraception, population control, sexualization of children, feminism, homosexuality and abortion." ... (Originally aired February 12, 2018)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Obianuju Ekeocha
      President , Culture of Life Africa

      Obianuju Ekeocha is a committed cradle Catholic born and raised in Nigeria. She has a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria and an MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of East London. She is currently living and working as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Canterbury, England. She has a passion for preserving, promoting and presenting the African Culture of Life and on that note she wrote "An Open Letter to Melinda Gates," published by Catholic Online and "In Defense of Dignity" published by Catholic Exchange.

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        • Target Africa: Ideological Neo-colonialism of the Twenty-first Century
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+  Crisis Pregnancy Fundraiser with Senator Rick Santorum

  • Description: "This year, Crossroads Care Center is excited to announce it will be hosting two wonderful benefit events, a luncheon and dinner, at the beautiful Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester on Friday, March 2nd. Join us in welcoming our distinguished guest speaker, Rick Santorum. Rick is a father of seven, attorney, author, and politician. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and on the Senate Armed Services Committee and fought vigorously for government reform. Rick and wife, Karen, are the co-authors of the New York Times bestseller Bella’s Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation. Bella’s Gift chronicles the inspiring story of life with the Santorum’s special-needs child. Bella’s miraculous life has only strengthened Rick and Karen’s belief in the dignity of each and every life." (Originally aired February 20, 2018)
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+  Grade School Cancels Father-Daughter Dance

  • Description: "A grade school in Staten Island, New York was forced to cancel its annual father-daughter dance because it violated a new school district policy regarding transgender and gender nonconforming student. While a father/daughter dance may do wonders for a young girl’s self-image and be a beautiful bonding experience, some public schools no longer allow such shenanigans. The New York Post first reported on this, explaining that activities must serve a clear education purpose." ... (Originally aired February 15, 2018)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Patti Armstrong

      Patti Armstrong is an award-winning author and was the managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series. Her latest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories From Everyday Families and Dear God, You Can’t Be Serious. She has a B.A. in social work and an M.A. in public administration and worked in both those fields before staying home to work as a freelance writer.

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