Catholic Connection – October 15, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  2015 Women of Grace National Conference - Grapevine, TX

  • Description: "Woman's Influence, Effect, and Power: Reclaiming the Feminine Ideal." Speakers include Dr. Paul Thigpen, Dr. Monica Miller, Fr. Philip Scott, and Johnnette.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Johnnette Benkovic
      Founder , Women of Grace

      Johnnette S. Benkovic is Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly International, Inc., a Catholic evangelization apostolate with outreaches in television, radio, print, and internet communications. She is also Founder of Women of Grace, a Catholic apostolate for Christian women that features a number of outreaches including conferences, curricula, study groups and more. Johnnette is Executive Producer of The Abundant Life (seen internationally on EWTN), a television program that discusses contemporary issues from a Catholic perspective.

    • Resources:

+  The Apostasy That Wasn't: The Extraordinary Story of the Unbreakable Early Church

  • Description: "With the touch of a master storyteller, Rod Bennett narrates the drama of the early Church s fight to preserve Christian orthodoxy intact even as powerful forces try to smash it to pieces. The theory goes like this: Just a few centuries after Christ's death, around the time the Roman Empire converted to Christianity, the true Faith suffered a catastrophic falling-away. The simple truths of the gospel became so obscured by worldliness and pagan idolatry kicking off the Dark Ages of Catholicism that Christianity required a complete reboot. This idea of a Great Apostasy is one of the cornerstones of American Protestantism, along with Mormonism, the Jehovah's Witnesses, and even Islam. Countless millions today profess a faith built on the assumption that the early Church quickly became broken beyond repair, requiring some new prophet or reformer to restore the pure teaching of Jesus and the apostles. This theory is popular... but it's also fiction. In The Apostasy that Wasn't, Rod Bennett follows up his bestseller Four Witnesses with an account of the historical events that led him out of his own belief in apostasy theory and into the Catholic Church."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Rod Bennett

      Rod Bennett was, for many years, the editor of Wonder Magazine, a popular Christian media journal. His writings have appeared in other national publications as well, ranging from Rutherford and Gadfly to Catholic Exchange and Our Sunday Visitor. Rod has appeared on many well-known radio and television programs such as The Journey Home and Bookmark. His first book, Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words, is a best seller from Ignatius Press. He also edited Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger with apologist Gary Michuta and compiled Chesterton’s America. A convert from the Southern Baptist faith, Rod joined the Catholic Church in 1996.

    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • The Apostasy That Wasn't: The Extraordinary Story of the Unbreakable Early Church
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+  The Apostasy That Wasn't: The Extraordinary Story of the Unbreakable Early Church

  • Description: Rod Bennett continued

+  Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."

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