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Catholic Connection – October 1, 2013 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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When Faith Feels Fragile: Help For the Wary, Weak, and Wandering

  • Description: Press release--Combining his pastoral ministry experiences with his conversational writing style and humorous nature, Father Hurd reassures, inspires, encourages, and challenges you to take practical steps to reawaken your faith. He acknowledges the chaotic, instantaneous, and competitive age we live in, along with disillusionment by recent Church and world scandals, tensions with the institutional Church, and disagreement with Catholic teaching, providing a grounded reality from which you can approach your faith.
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    • Fr. R. Scott Hurd

      Reverend R. Scott Hurd is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, and is presently serving a three year term as Vicar General of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, established by Pope Benedict XVI on January 1, 2012. Fr. Hurd began his ordained ministry as an Episcopal priest and entered the Catholic Church in 1996. He holds degrees from Oxford University and the University of Richmond.

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When Faith Feels Fragile: Help For the Wary, Weak, and Wandering

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The Layperson’s Distinctive Role

  • Description: The role of the laity in the Catholic Church is often a debated topic and a source of confusion. An important and timely new book, "The Layperson’s Distinctive Role," written by the highly regarded African prelate, Cardinal Francis Arinze, describes in positive and simple terms who the lay person is, his distinctive role in the Church, and how the lay apostolate distinguishes the lay faithful from the clergy and the religious. Mark Brumley joins Teresa today to make sure our listeners know all about this new book.
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    • Mark Brumley
      President, Ignatius Press

      Mark Brumley is President of the Board of Directors of Guadalupe Associates and Chief Executive Officer for Ignatius Press. He also oversees the online magazines for Ignatius Press, is project coordinator for the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, and is editor of Ignatius Press's Modern Apologetics Library and A Study Guide for Joseph Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth, A Study Guide for Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, and YOUCAT Study Guide. He is associate publisher of IgnatiusInsight.com. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications.

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The Layperson’s Distinctive Role

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