Catholic Connection – June 24, 2014 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Escape From North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad

  • Description: "From the world’s most repressive state comes rare good news: the escape to freedom of a small number of its people. It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries. They travel along a secret route known as the new underground railroad. With a journalist’s grasp of events and a novelist’s ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans’ quest for liberty. Travelers on the new underground railroad include women bound to Chinese men who purchased them as brides, defectors carrying state secrets, and POWs from the Korean War held captive in the North for more than half a century. Their conductors are brokers who are in it for the money as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. The Christians see their mission as the liberation of North Korea one person at a time."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Melanie Kirkpatrick
      Writer and Senior Fellow , Hudson Institute

      Melanie had a long career at The Wall Street Journal, where her jobs included running the op-ed page, editing the editorials, and serving as deputy editor of the editorial page. She grew up in Buffalo, attended Princeton University, and has lived in Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Manhattan.

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        • Escape From North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad
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+  Escape From North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad

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+  Discovering Healing & Peace in Forgiveness

  • Description: Rosario Rodriguez is a dynamic speaker who shares her inspirational message of healing and forgiveness to audiences all over the world. She candidly shares her journey of being a victim and miraculous survivor of two violent crimes. Through her survival and recovery, Rosario discovers healing through forgiveness.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Rosario Rodriguez

      Before speaking, Rosario was heavily involved with missionary work in the US, Canada, and Mexico ranging from leading youth groups to teaching catechism to directing RCIA programs to volunteering for different pro-life organizations to working with the poor and inner-city youth. In Los Angeles, Rosario has worked in Hollywood for Act One, an organization training Christian writers and producers to work in the mainstream entertainment industry.

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+  Discovering Healing & Peace in Forgiveness

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