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Catholic Connection – July 30, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

  • Description: "A society characterized by loss of respect for life, violence, exotic religious cults, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, and even pedophilia. Sound familiar? This was the world of the early Church Fathers. In this engrossing book, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio brings out the colorful personalities of these dynamic Christian leaders and makes their rich teaching accessible, enjoyable, and relevant to the challenges we face every day. The Fathers of the Church succeeded in paving the way from a pagan society to one in Christ. Ambrose, Augustine, Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, John Chrysostom, John of Damascus, Jerome—these are just some of the Fathers Dr. D’Ambrosio will introduce with a clarity and freshness that will both inspire and challenge."
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    • Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio
      Founder, Crossroads Initiative

      Though a specialist in the interpretation of scripture and tradition, Dr. D’Ambrosio’s teaching has covered a broad range of subjects from historical, dogmatic, and sacramental theology to evangelization, ecumenism, and Vatican II. Throughout his academic career, convert to the faith Dr. D’Ambrosio always remained deeply involved in pastoral work, especially teen evangelization and Hispanic ministry, assuring that his teaching remained relevant to the challenges of everyday life.

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Gay "Marriage" Evolution

  • Description: "In the current issue of First Things, the nation’s premier journal of religion and public life, Deputy Editor MATTHEW SCHMITZ, a 2008 Princeton graduate, recounts how he evolved on gay marriage. But not all in the direction you’d expect. In this fascinating story, Schmitz shares his account of how his being immersed in an upscale college environment -- a “boozy sea of casual acquaintance” -- forced him to refine his views on sex and relationships."
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    • Matthew Schmitz
      Deputy Editor, First Things

      Matthew was the founding managing editor of Public Discourse, the online publication of the Witherspoon Institute. His writing has appeared in Christianity Today, First Things, The Human Life Review, and Public Discourse. He holds a B.A. in English from Princeton University.

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Gay "Marriage" Evolution

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