Catholic Connection – January 10, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest

  • Description: "In these fascinating pages, popular author and speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers tells the gripping story of Augustine Tolton, who valiantly overcame a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges — birth into slavery, his father’s death, abject poverty, and even being denied acceptance by every Catholic seminary in America — to become the first black American priest." ... (Originally aired January 2, 2019)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

      Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, known worldwide as the Dynamic Deacon, is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master of theological studies from the University of Dallas. He hosts his own weekly broadcast, From the Rooftops, on Radio Maria, and is the host of several popular series on EWTN television, including Behold the Man: Spirituality for Men.

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest
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+  Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest

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+  Women of Grace Retreat - Bloom Who You Are: Lights Shining in the Darkness - A Healing Retreat, Oldsmar, FL

  • Description: The program includes: mass, adoration, confession, talks, reflection time, a healing service, and individual ministry by prayer teams. The Retreat will begin with Mass at 9:00 AM ET Saturday and conclude by 8 PM ET with a healing prayer service. Sunday begins at 9:00 AM ET and will conclude by noon with a closing Mass. Cost is $135 and includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, January 19th. Rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites are being held in name of "Bloom Who You Are Retreat" at the rate of $139/night for a room with two queen beds (includes breakfast). Reservations can be made at 813-818-7202. (Originally aired December 28, 2018)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Johnnette Benkovic

      Johnnette S. Benkovic is Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly International, Inc., a Catholic evangelization apostolate with outreaches in television, radio, print, and internet communications. She is also Founder of Women of Grace, a Catholic apostolate for Christian women that features a number of outreaches including conferences, curricula, study groups and more. Johnnette is Executive Producer of The Abundant Life (seen internationally on EWTN), a television program that discusses contemporary issues from a Catholic perspective.

    • Resources:

+  Women of Grace Retreat - Bloom Who You Are: Lights Shining in the Darkness - A Healing Retreat, Oldsmar, FL

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