Catholic Connection – May 30, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Slaves in Paradise: A Priest Stands Up for Exploited Sugarcane Workers

  • Description: "With its beautiful beaches and golf courses, the island of the Dominican Republic is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Yet when missionary priest Fr. Christopher Hartley arrived in the country in 1997, he discovered another side to this paradise: the deplorable living and working conditions of the people who harvest the country's sugarcane, and the illegal human trafficking that brings them to the plantations as slaves. Inspired by the Gospels and Mother Teresa, Fr. Hartley carried out intense evangelization efforts in his large parish, which included several cane cutter camps. He brought the Good News of salvation in Christ and the sacraments of the Church to many workers and their families whose unjust treatment was being ignored at every level of society." (Originally aired May 23, 2017)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Christopher Hartley
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        • Slaves in Paradise: A Priest Stands Up for Exploited Sugarcane Workers
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+  Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Navy Seal commander gives some of the best advice to Grads at commencement (Originally aired May 26, 2017)
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+  The Fraternity -- An International Community of Young Priests Release Debut Album 'Requiem'

  • Description: An international community of young priests known as The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, or "The Fraternity" as they have lovingly been referred to, includes some of today's most skilled and committed singers of Gregorian chant. The community has been preparing to present ancient melodies anew, on the album Requiem, to be released on May 12, 2017 through their new international collaboration with De Montfort Music/Sony Classical. (Originally aired May 9, 2017)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Gerard Saguto

      Fr. Gerard Saguto, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, is a native of Long Island (New York) and the youngest of three children from a family of Sicilian descent. Ordained in 2004, he was appointed by Fr. John Berg, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity, as the North American District Superior in July 2015. He currently oversees the work of one hundred priests in the United States and Canada.

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+  The Fraternity -- An International Community of Young Priests Release Debut Album 'Requiem'

  • Description: Fr. Gerard Saguto continued

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