Catholic Connection – November 6, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  New Film: By the Grace of God

  • Description: BY THE GRACE OF GOD tells the story of three adult men—Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud), François (Denis Ménochet), and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud)—who band together to expose the code of silence that continues to enable a priest who abused them as boys. Their experiences powerfully illustrate the varying effects that the trauma of abuse causes on individuals and their families for years. The true story upon which the film is based is an ongoing scandal in France, with Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon, convicted in March 2019 for concealing the conduct of Father Preynat.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Janet Smith

      Dr. Janet E. Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attraction, Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and The Right to Privacy, and the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. Prof. Chris Kaczor and Prof. Smith co-authored Life Issues, Medical Choices, Questions and Answers for Catholics. Her articles have been published in many academic journals, and she has been a regular columnist for the National Catholic Register and blogs on

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+  New Film: By the Grace of God

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+  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

  • Description: Joan Lewis is the author of the blog "Joan's Rome." She joins us each week to share the latest news out of the Vatican concerning the Holy Father and the Catholic Church.
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