Catholic Connection – July 5, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Catholics in America: Religious Identity and Cultural Assimilation from John Carroll to Flannery O’Connor

  • Description: "This is a collection of short, popularly written profiles of some of the leading figures in American Catholic history. The group includes Archbishop John Carroll, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Orestes Brownson, Isaac Hecker, Cardinal James Gibbons, Al Smith, Dorothy Day, Cardinal Francis Spellman, John F. Kennedy, and others. Collectively, their story is the story of the building and shaping of the largest religious body in the United States. But it is also something more. Catholics in America reflects the ongoing, often controversial, effort to work out the Catholic identity for American Catholics in the context of sometimes hostile, sometimes all-too-inviting American secular society."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Russell Shaw

      Russell Shaw is a widely published author and journalist who has written over twenty books, including American Church and Nothing to Hide: Secrecy, Communication, and Communion in the Catholic Church. For 18 years, Shaw directed media relations for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Catholic Conference. From 1987 to 1997 he oversaw media relations for the Knights of Columbus.

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Catholics in America: Religious Identity and Cultural Assimilation from John Carroll to Flannery O’Connor
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+  Catholics in America: Religious Identity and Cultural Assimilation from John Carroll to Flannery O’Connor

  • Description: Russell Shaw continued

+  New Movie: "The Innocents"

  • Description: "Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and French Red Cross doctor Mathilde (Lou de Laage) is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish communists and while facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities."
  • Segment Guests:

+  Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa concludes this edition of "Catholic Connection" and looks forward to tomorrow's show.

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