Catholic Connection – July 4, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Saving the Family: The Transformative Power of Sharing Meals with People You Love

  • Description: "From hundreds of happy families worldwide, acclaimed television chef Rev. Leo Patalinghug has gathered scores of practical tips that foster gratitude and conviviality at mealtimes. They’ll work in your home, too, strengthening the ties that bind, no matter how emotionally close or distant your family members may presently be." ... (Originally aired June 18, 2019)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Leo Patalinghug

      Father Leo Patalinghug is a Roman Catholic priest who holds a pontifical theological degree in Mariology (the study of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of Christ). He is also an international TV show host, radio host, and founder of the international movement Grace Before Meals, which provides a pastoral theology of the Eucharist to strengthen the communion of the family (the Domestic Church) through the blessing of the meal. He is a popular author, internationally sought-out speaker, and an effective preacher of the New Evangelization to diverse audiences in the modern world.

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+  The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God's

  • Description: "As a lifelong overachiever who drafted her first résumé in sixth grade and spell-checked her high-school boyfriend’s love letters, Colleen Carroll Campbell knows something about the perfectionist trap. But it was only after she became a mother that she started to see how insidiously perfectionism had infected her spiritual life, how lethal it could be to her happiness and her family, and how disproportionately it afflicts the people working hardest to serve God." ... (Originally aired June 17, 2019)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Colleen Carroll Campbell

      Colleen Carroll Campbell is an award-winning author, print and broadcast journalist and former presidential speechwriter. Her books include her critically acclaimed journalistic study, The New Faithful; her spiritual memoir, My Sisters the Saints, which won two national awards and has been published in five languages; and The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s, just released by Simon & Schuster. Colleen has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Christianity Today, America and National Review, and appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, ABC News, PBS, NPR and EWTN, where she hosted her own television and radio shows for eight years.

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      • Book(s):
        • The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God's
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+  Former airline pilot appointed to lead diocese of Saginaw, MI

  • Description: Pope Francis has named Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, the next bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan. In Saginaw, Gruss succeeds Bishop Joseph Robert Cistone, who died Oct. 16, 2018 at the age of 69, after a battle with lung cancer. Bishop Walter A. Hurley, bishop emeritus of Grand Rapids, has overseen the administration of the diocese since Cistone’s death. (Originally aired June 20, 2019)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Bishop Robert Gruss

      Gruss began his studies for the priesthood at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where he earned a bachelor's degree in theology in 1990. He earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in 1993 and Master in Spiritual Theology in 1994 from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Davenport by Bishop William Franklin at Sacred Heart Cathedral on July 2, 1994. He has served as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City in South Dakota since 2011. In 2019 he was named the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan.

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+  Former airline pilot appointed to lead diocese of Saginaw, MI

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