Catholic Connection – June 4, 2014 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Mary-Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics

  • Description: Fr. Pacwa brings his devotion to the Blessed Mother alive for every Catholic in the next in his series of wildly popular Bible studies. "Mary - Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics" looks at Old and New Testament texts that are relevant to the Marian doctrine. The book is perfect for use as a parish Bible study, or for individual learning. Each chapter includes background and study exercises, and questions for reflection and discussion.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Mitch Pacwa

      Fr. Pacwa was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus and then continued his studies and received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts, Ph.D. in Old Testament. Father Pacwa has taught at the high school, university, and seminary levels. Being a well-known biblical scholar, he has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world, and has appeared and hosted international radio and television programs. He is best known for his appearances on EWTN. Father Pacwa is fluent in twelve languages and has a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. He has led over fifty pilgrimages to the Middle East, Europe, and the Holy Land.

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+  Mary-Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics

  • Description: Fr. Mitch Pacwa continued

+  United Nations Calls Catholic Church’s Pro-Life Teachings “Promoting Torture”

  • Description: "The United Nations is stepping up its attack on the Catholic Church‘s historic opposition to abortion, suggesting at a meeting Monday in Geneva that it amounts to “psychological torture” of women and should be repealed, a move Vatican officials refuse to consider. A member of the United Nation Committee Against Torture also charged that the church’s anti-abortion stance has led women to seek out dangerous abortions, according to a pro-church representative at the Geneva hearing Monday." (Originally aired May 13, 2014)
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+  United Nations Calls Catholic Church’s Pro-Life Teachings “Promoting Torture”

  • Description: Steven Mosher continued

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