Catholic Connection – January 1, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Behold Your Mother : A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines

  • Description: "From the cross Jesus gave us his mother to be our mother, too: a singularly holy model, consoler, and intercessor for our spiritual journey. Yet most Protestants and too many Catholics don t understand the role that God wants her to play in our lives. In Behold Your Mother, Tim Staples takes you through the Church s teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, showing their firm Scriptural and historical roots and dismantling the objections of those who mistakenly believe that Mary competes for the attention due Christ alone. Combining the best recent scholarship with a convert s in-depth knowledge of the arguments, Staples has assembled the most thorough and useful Marian apologetic you ll find anywhere. He also shows how all the Marian doctrines are relevant even essential to a salvific faith in Jesus. From her divine maternity to her perpetual virginity, from her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption, the Church s core teachings about Mary are intertwined with the mysteries of Christ. In a word, Mary matters. Read Behold Your Mother and find out just how much." (Originally aired November 13, 2014)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Tim Staples

      Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. He was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church! He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Behold Your Mother : A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines
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+  Freedom: Battle Strategies for Conquering Temptation

  • Description: "Freedom isn't just about conquering sexual addictions; it's about saying yes to real love. Unlike other books that simply present God's design for human sexuality, Freedom guides a young man on his journey to sexual purity and freedom in Jesus Christ." (Originally aired December 21, 2015)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Everett Fritz

      Everett Fritz has dedicated his life to sharing the Gospel with others since he encountered Jesus Christ as a teenager. When Everett was sixteen, he had a radical conversion in the area of chastity and became a disciple of Jesus Christ. Since then, Everett has dedicated his life to serving adolescents in the Church by challenging them to live authentic love and to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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+  Marching Orders: A Tactical Plan For Converting The World To Christ

  • Description: "In Marching Orders, Dr. McGuire gives you the virtue-building tools and resources—your weapons for the fight—you need to be a faithful disciple, and a battle-tested plan for turning your faith into evangelism. He shows you how to survey the field, how to assess your forces and the enemy’s, when to advance and when to retreat, how to overcome obstacles, ways to work with our field officers in the Church, and more." (Originally aired December 17, 2015)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Dan McGuire

      Dan McGuire, Ph.D., is associate professor of theology and ministry at the University of Great Falls, Mont. Prior to becoming a theology professor, he served as an infantry officer in the Marines for twenty years. His special interest is fundamental theology—in particular, helping Catholics rediscover the philosophical underpinnings of the Faith.

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Marching Orders: A Tactical Plan For Converting The World To Christ
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

+  Marching Orders: A Tactical Plan For Converting The World To Christ

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