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“Conversations with Consequences” is the voice of The Catholic Association, offering a weekly hour of thoughtful dialogue—with the leading thinkers of our time— on the most consequential issues of our day.

Conversations with Consequences


    • Nov 24, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Ep. 136 Life-Saving Work of Pro-LIfe Pregnancy Centers & Archbishop Naumann on Praying for Dobbs!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:00

    During this Thanksgiving week, Dr. Grazie Christie and co-host Leigh Snead look ahead to the most critical abortion case being heard by the Supreme Court next week revisiting with Dr. John Bruchalski discussing his powerful conversion and the role pro-life pregnancy centers play in offering women REAL choice. We also talk with Archbishop Naumann, chair of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities about the call for Catholics to pray for Dobbs! As Advent begins this weekend, Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to help us prepare our hearts and minds for this season. Listen every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 135 Carter Snead on Human Dignity & Dobbs + Kelsey Wicks on Pro-Life Confraternity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 54:00

    As the Supreme Court takes up a critical abortion case this December, legal scholar Carter Snead of the University of Notre Dame joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Leigh Snead to discuss this important case and why abortion is “completely untethered from the Constitution's text, history, and tradition." As Catholics are called to pray for Dobbs ahead of oral arguments, we also talk with Kelsey Wicks, operations manager of Catholic News Agency about a pro-life confraternity she is starting. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to mark Christ the King this weekend. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 134 Noelle Mering on Archbishop Gomez' Take on Woke Ideology

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 54:00

    In light of Archbishop Gomez's recent words on woke ideologies becoming the new religions of our day, Noelle Mering of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins to discuss what we as Catholics can do to combat these popular movements in light of her own research and book: Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology. Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann also joins of 'My Catholic Doctor' to discuss new threats to the Catholic conscience and how our faith inspires the true heart of a physician. Father Roger Landry also offers a moving homily to prepare for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 133 Religious Freedom Under Assault & the Ordination of Michael Nazir-Ali

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 54:00

    As threats to religious freedom become even more aggressive to the Catholic medical community, Louis Brown of Christ Medicus Foundation joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Ashley McGuire to discuss what Catholics can do to safeguard the conscience of thousands of doctors and nurses who are being forced to treat abortion as 'healthcare.' And as Anglican prelate Michael Nazir-Ali was ordained a priest last weekend, Father Ben Kiely of Nasarean.org joins to discuss how monumental this conversion truly is--and what impact his voice might have on the persecuted Church in the Middle East. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show on EWTN radio 7amET/5pmET Saturday!

    Ep. 132 Archbishop Naumann Talks Praying for Dobbs & Jeanne Mancini on Equality Begins in the Womb!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie sits down with two pro-life warriors this week! Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities calls all Catholics to pray this Fall as the Supreme Court considers the Mississippi abortion ban. He also discusses his namesake in this year of St. Joseph, and how the 'terror of demons' can be our guide especially as we stand for the sanctity of life. With the theme of this year's March for Life revealed this week, Jeanne Mancini joins with a firsthand look asking the important question: "Why don't we talk about unborn babies when we debate about equality since they can't speak for themselves?..." Father Roger Landry also offers a very inspiring homily on Sunday's Gospel as we look to All Saints' Day! Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 131 Remembering Sir David Amess & The Scandal of Holiness with Jessica Hooten Wilson!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 54:00

    With the tragic death of British Catholic politician Sir David Amess, Dr. Grazie Christie goes across the pond to get the latest in London with TV host and author Kevin Turley. Turley also offers insights into the recent conversion of prominent former Anglican bishop Michael Nazir-Ali. TCA colleague Leigh Snead joins Grazie as we also welcome author and Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson calling us to renew our "Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints." Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 130 COVID and the American Family & Vatican Round-up with Edward Pentin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:00

    What impact has the pandemic had on marriage and the American family? Dr. Brad Wilcox joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson to discuss some of the findings in the newly released American Family Survey. Vatican guru Edward Pentin also joins with a look at the Synod on Synodality, the German synod, and how vaccine mandates are affecting life in the Eternal City. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel! Listen every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 129 The Facebook Files & Dr. John Bruchalski on His Pro-Life Conversion!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 54:00

    With chilling testimony heard on Capitol Hill regarding the Facebook Files, Dr. Grazie Christie talks with TCA colleague and co-host Maureen Ferguson about the vicious intentions of social media networks--preying on children--especially young girls. Maureen offers some sage advice on how parents can safeguard their children and teens from the clutches of these corporations. As we celebrate Respect Life Month, TCA colleague and co-host Leigh Snead joins as we chat with Dr. John Bruchalski heading one of the largest pro-life pregnancy clinics in the nation. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 128 Mary Hasson on Lies of Gender Ideology & Father Ben Kiely on the Persecuted Church!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 54:00

    With gender ideology invading our schools, Dr. Grazie Christie turns to Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center discussing the impact this is having on a child's ability to discern the truth--especially as doctors now have their hands tied when it comes to actually caring for the child. As Hasson puts it, this is now 'advocacy dressed up as science." Father Ben Kiely of Nasarean.org also joins as we delve into Christian persecution around the world in light of the March for Martyrs that took place in Washington, D.C. last week. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 127 Chelsey Youman of Human Coalition & Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse on Texas Heartbeat Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 56:58

    Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleagues Maureen Ferguson and Ashley McGuire join to flesh out the Texas Heartbeat Act. Dr. Jennifer Roback-Morse of the Ruth Institute assesses why so many companies are hysterical over it--openly admitting how integral abortion is to their bottom line. Then we look to the real ongoing work at hand by so many pro-life pregnancy centers opening their arms and doors to women anxious to become mothers and build families. Chelsey Youman of Human Coalition joins with a look at the spike these centers are seeing as real choice is being offered. Father Roger Landry also offers a poignant homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 126 Archbishop Cordileone on Slandering St. Serra & Dr. Matt Mehan on the 1776 Curriculum!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie & Ashley McGuire speak with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone about his recent op-ed challenging Catholic politicians who openly support abortion. The shepherd of San Francisco also discusses St. Junipero Serra as the state of California looks to erase his legacy, slandering his name in new legislation. Maureen Ferguson also joins with professor and children's book author Dr. Matthew Mehan with a look at Hillsdale's 1776 Curriculum, an 'antidote to America's ailing civics miseducation'. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily on this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Archbishop Cordileone on Challenging Pro-Abortion Politicians & Saving St. Serra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 18:24

    In a wide-ranging interview, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco speaks with Dr. Grazie Christie & Ashley McGuire about his recent op-ed in the Washington Post, challenging Catholic politicians who openly support abortion and have recently denounced the Texas Heartbeat Law. His Excellency also discusses Texas' move to channel money from abortion facilities to pro-life pregnancy centers so women actually have real choice. The shepherd of San Francisco also discusses St. Junipero Serra as the state of California looks to erase his legacy, slandering his name in new legislation. Archbishop Cordileone calls on us as Catholics to adhere to the faith reminding us: "We can't be the conscience of society if we ourselves are compromised..."

    Ep. 125 Father Roger Landry on Ground Zero Cross & Dr. Kevin Vost Talks Lockdown and Loneliness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 54:00

    As COVID cases continue to spike and many fearing another lockdown, Dr. Grazie Christie turns to Catholic psychologist, author and radio host Dr. Kevin Vost to help us suffering with anxiety and loneliness wrought on by another year marked by the pandemic. TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson also joins as we revisit with Theology of the Body expert Damon Owens with sage advice on how we can build strong relationships with our spouses and families despite the restrictions. Marking the 20th anniversary of 9-11, Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily reflecting on the miracle of the Ground Zero cross found standing amid the rubble. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET 5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 124 Helen Alvaré on Mississippi Abortion Ban & Erika Bachiochi on Reclaiming Women's Rights!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 54:00

    With the Supreme Court declining to block the Texas Heartbeat Act, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with legal scholar Helen Alvaré about the upcoming Mississippi abortion ban case and a brief she submitted in support of the 15-week ban that challenges the faulty argument that the ability of women to achieve economic and social equality depends on abortion. We also re-visit with Erika Bachiochi who worked with Alvaré on the brief to discuss her timely and important book, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 123 Sr. Mary Grace & Kathryn Lopez on the Sisters of Life & Edward Pentin Talks Afghanistan!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 54:00

    Is the Holy See working to hold talks with the Taliban? Veteran Vatican journalist Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register joins Dr. Grazie Christie this week to discuss the devastating situation in Afghanistan and the potentiality of the Vatican intervening to help so many desperate families trying to flee the country, especially persecuted Christians. We also learn all about the amazing work that the Sisters of Life are doing with Sister Mary Grace alongside our good friend Kathryn Lopez of the National Review who works steadfastly alongside the sisters working to help desperate women choose life. Father Roger Landry also shares an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 122 RFI's Eric Patterson Talks Afghanistan & Dr. Scott Hahn on Secularizing Scripture

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 54:00


    With the dire situation unfolding in Afghanistan as the Taliban seizes hold of major cities, Dr. Grazie Christie turns to Religious Freedom Institute's Vice President Eric Patterson for a real look at what is happening and what we as Catholics can do to help those suffering, especially the persecuted Christians. Dr. Scott Hahn also joins with a look at his latest book, 'The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture: How the Bible Became a Secular Book,' and the work Dr. Hahn is doing with priests and seminarians to combat this trend. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am/5pmET on EWTN radio!


    Ep. 121 Ashley McGuire on Andrew Cuomo's Resignation & Dr. Theresa Burke Talks Healing from Abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 54:00

    With the news of Governor Andrew Cuomo's resignation amid a bombshell investigation into sexual harrassment allegations, TCA colleague Ashley McGuire joins to discuss all the victims of Governor Cuomo including the elderly given their treatment during the first wave of the COVID pandemic as well as the unborn who suffer from some of the most expansive abortion laws in the country. We also chat with Dr. Theresa Burke, executive director and founder of Rachel's Vineyard, discussing the important work of helping post-abortive women and men heal from terrible trauma. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 120 Heather Hacker on Mississippi Abortion Ban Brief & Steven Mosher Talks Uyghur Genocide

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with attorney Heather Hacker regarding an amicus brief filed at the Supreme Court supporting Mississippi's ban on most elective abortions after 15 weeks. Submitted on behalf of The Catholic Association, the brief reflects how far modern technology has gone to show the true humanity in the womb, offering perspectives from 3 female physicians. Given the recent gripping testimony heard on Capitol Hill of a Uyghur survivor of China's detention camps, we revisit with Steven Mosher to discuss the latest in the dire situation for religious minorities in the country. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 119 Mike Aquilina on History of Abortion & Angelus News' Pablo Kay on Catholic Journalism!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Mike Aquilina about what he calls the Church's original social justice struggle--examining the long history of abortion--and how Catholics have always led the way in condemning the atrocious act. Editor-in-Chief of Angelus News Pablo Kay also joins with a look at Catholic journalism and the heavy work of informing the Faithful about issues that impact our lives today, especially fighting against the currents of secularism. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare for this Sunday's Gospel! Listen Saturday at 7am ET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 118 Noelle Mering Talks 'Awake Not Woke' & Ashley McGuire on Dangers of Kids Wearing Masks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA co-host Leigh Snead talk with Noelle Mering of the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Theology of Home project about the challenges facing parents and students in the wake of critical race theory and how best to combat this 'woke ideology' infiltrating schools across the country. TCA colleague and co-host Ashley McGuire also joins to discuss her recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, It's 98 Degrees Out. Why Is My Child Wearing a Mask?We also talk with a young Cuban-American millenial Stephanie Almeida about the ongoing Cuban protests that have sparked government crackdown. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 117 Tom Farr on Religious Freedom Summit & Tim Carney Talks 'Alienated America' Post-Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 54:00

    As the International Religious Freedom Summit wrapped this week, Tom Farr, President of RFI, joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson, highlighting harrowing testimony given including a two-time survivor of China's detention camps in Xinjiang. Author and political columnist Tim Carney also joins with a look at his recent book, 'Alienated America' set now on the back-drop of a post-pandemic world. Father Roger Landry also offers a thought-provoking homily on this week's Gospel! Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 116 Leah Libresco on Mississippi Abortion Ban Case & Carrie Gress on True Feminism!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 54:00


    Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson talk with Leah Libresco about the upcoming Mississippi abortion ban case and an opportunity the Supreme Court has in resetting the terms of the abortion debate, with a look at the 'moving target of viability.' Carrie Gress of Theology of Home also joins to discuss true feminism and the perils of a 'child-free by choice movement' being heralded in the secular sphere. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel.


    Ep. 115 Father Thomas Petri on Eucharistic Coherence & Mary Fiorito Talks Mississippi Abortion Ban

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 54:00

    As the US Bishops work to create a document on the Eucharist, we talk with Father Thomas Petri about Eucharistic coherence and the miraculous moment all of us can witness and take part in every day at Mass. Father also talks about the Real Presence breaking down what the Catechism truly means by Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. At the bottom of the hour, TCA co-host Maureen Ferguson also joins as Mary Fiorito of the Ethics and Public Policy Center offers a preview of the Mississippi abortion ban case as it heads to the Supreme Court this Fall. Father Roger Landry also offers a thought-provoking homily for your 4th of July weekend! Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 114 Abigail Tucker Talks Mom Genes & Father Jeff Kirby on the Way of the Cross for Loved Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Ashley McGuire talk to Abigail Tucker about her new book, "Mom Genes:  Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct," offering insightful new research on how motherhood transforms not only the body but mind. Father Jeff Kirby also joins with his new book, "Way of the Cross for Loved Ones Who Have Left the Faith," a very important read post-pandemic. Father Roger Landry also offers a beautifully moving homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 113 Brian Burch on Eucharistic Coherence & Katy Faust on Reclaiming the Rights of Children!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 54:00

    As the Supreme Court sided with a Catholic adoption agency this week, Dr. Grazie Christie talks to Katy Faust about her book, Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children's Rights Movement, discussing how adult desires have shifted the focus from what is most important--our children and their emotional well-being and safety. As the USCCB is meeting this week for their Spring meeting discussing Eucharistic coherence, we also chat with Brian Burch of Catholic Vote about a new poll commissioned exploring what Mass-going Catholics believe on the issue. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily. especially for dads, this Father's Day weekend! Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 112 Carter Snead on Mississippi Abortion Ban Case & Stephen Gabriel on The Indispensable Dad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie and co-host Leigh Snead chat with legal scholar Carter Snead about the Mississippi abortion ban case soon to be heard by the Supreme Court in the fall--and what impact the case may have on Roe v. Wade. Maureen Ferguson and Catholic author Stephen Gabriel also join to discuss 'The Indispensable Dad' just ahead of Father's Day. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 111 Damon Owens Talks Theology of the Body & Father Mike Schmitz on Bible in a Year Podcast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 54:00

    With reports of a baby bust despite dreams of a baby boom, Catholic speaker and father of 8 Damon Owens joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson with a look at the Theology of the Body and our authentic call to embrace life amid such a bleak secular culture. We also revisit with Father Mike Schmitz as his Bible in a Year podcast is STILL topping the charts! Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for Corpus Christi Sunday. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 110 Bishop Hying Talks 'Love Never Fails' & Father Ben Kiely: Pray for Christians in Nigeria!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 54:00

    Bishop Donald Hying joins Dr. Grazie Christie discussing his new book, Love Never Fails. The Bishop of Madison also shares his thoughts on Eucharistic coherence. With violence against Christians on the rise in Nigeria and China, Father Benedict Kiely sounds the alarm on the recent uptick in violence and what, we as Catholics, can do to help. Marking Trinity Sunday, Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 109 Ed Whelan on Overturning Roe & Father Donald Calloway on St. Joseph!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 54:00

    With big news this week regarding the Supreme Court taking up an abortion ban case out of Mississippi, distinguished legal scholar Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins Dr. Grazie Christie & Maureen Ferguson with a look at what this might mean for overturning Roe v. Wade. We also chat with surfer-priest Father Donald Calloway about the Year of St. Joseph! Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for Pentecost Sunday. Tune in every Saturday at 7amET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 108 Elizabeth Kirk on Beauty of Adoption & Penn's Newman Center Talks Outreach!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 54:00

    In the midst of cancel culture and a languishing lockdown, Dr. Grazie Christie discusses what issues young adults are facing with consecrated layman Patrick Travers and chaplain Fr. Remi Morales both serving at Penn's Newman Center. Marking National Foster Care month, TCA colleague Leigh Snead also joins along with adoptive mother of 4 Elizabeth Kirk, professor at CUA's Columbus School of Law, discussing the soft stigma surrounding adoption--and what we might expect from the Supreme Court next month regarding faith-based adoption. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily. Catch the show on EWTN radio at 7am ET and 5pm ET every Saturday!

    Ep. 107 Lila Rose on Fighting for Life & Curtis Martin of FOCUS Talks Foundations for Discipleship!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 57:41


    Just in time for Mother's Day, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson talk with Lila Rose about her new book, Fighting for Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World. Curtis Martin also joins with a look at FOCUS and his new book, Foundations for Discipleship out now with Dr. Edward Sri. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily with a special message for mothers--make sure to catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!


    Ep. 106 Senator Marsha Blackburn on Woman's Right to Know Act & Suann Maier Talks Special Olympics!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 54:00

    With the introduction of A Woman's Right to Know Act this week, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson speak with Senator Marsha Blackburn about why this bill is so important plus the Senator talks about her recent book, 'The Mind of a Conservative Woman: Seeking the Best for Family and Country.' Plus, with the Special Olympics being drastically impacted by the COVID lockdown, Suann Maier joins with a very personal story and what she's doing to revive this very important outlet for those with special needs. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily. Make sure to catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 105 Nicole Neily on Parents Defending Education & Dr. Christina Francis on Abortion Pill Dangers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 54:00

    With radical ideology infiltrating not only public schools but Catholic schools as well, Nicole Neily, President & Founder of Parents Defending Education, joins with a look at some of the biggest issues facing our children right now--and what we can do to make our voices known. We also talk with Dr. Christina Francis, Chair of the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs about the FDA's recent decision to relax regulations on chemical abortions--and the abortion industry's moves to make these dangerous pills more available--regardless of the potential harm and risks involved. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for Good Shepherd Sunday. Make sure to catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 104 Steven Mosher on Jimmy Lai & Father Jeff Kirby Talks Real Religion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 54:00

    With the news of Jimmy Lai's arrest in Hong Kong and a possible 5-year prison sentence, Dr. Grazie Christie gets the latest on the persecution of Catholics in China with Steven Mosher of Population Research Institute. Grazie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson also chat with Father Jeff Kirby about his new book, Real Religion: How to Avoid False Faith and Worship God in Spirit and Truth. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 103 Joan Frawley Desmond on Critical Race Theory & FOCUS Missionary Anthony Cirillo!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie chats with Joan Frawley Desmond of the National Catholic Register about some alarming news out of California with more radical ideology infiltrating public schools and why Catholics should be concerned. We also chat with FOCUS missionary Anthony Cirillo about fellowship on campus in the era of COVID--and his mission to help them not only survive--but THRIVE! Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for Divine Mercy Sunday. Catch the show Saturdays at 7am ET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 102 March for Life's Jeanne Mancini & Becket's Montse Alvarado on EWTN News In Depth!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie goes behind-the-scenes with Jeanne Mancini peering into all the work the March for Life does year-round in advancing protections for the unborn in Washington and across the country. Jeanne also shares the real dangers of chemical abortions with the rise of tele-medicine in the wake of the pandemic. We also get an insider-look at EWTN News In Depth with host Montse Alvarado of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Montse shares some big wins for religious freedom as well as her concerns for conscience protections now with Xavier Becerra at the helm of HHS. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily as we mark the Blessed Triduum and the Easter season. Catch the show Saturdays at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 101 Dr. Stephanie Barclay on Empowering Women Thru Religious Freedom + Gladden Pappin!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 54:00

    Marking Women's History Month, Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Notre Dame University Professor Stephanie Barclay about the many ways religious freedom empowers women. Serving as Director of the Religious Liberty Initiative, Professor Barclay says protecting religious freedom is vital for the safety and security of all women across the globe. We also chat with Professor Gladden Pappin at the University of Dallas about an upcoming Saint John Paul II conference on America, Liberalism, and Catholicism. Professor Pappin answers the question: Does the church (still) condemn Liberalism? Stay tuned for an inspiring homily from Father Roger Landry and make sure to tune in every Saturday at 7am ET/5PM ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 100 Catholic Filmmaker Roma Downey on 'Resurrection' & Fr. Dave Pivonka on Pope's Trip to Iraq!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 54:00


    On a special 100th episode of Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie talks with Catholic filmmaker and actress Roma Downey about her new film, 'Resurrection' premiering March 27 just in time for Holy Week and the Easter season. We also hear about Pope Francis' trip to Iraq with Franciscan University president Father David Pivonka and the impact the historic papal trip had on the hearts and minds of Iraqi Christians who have lived thru decades of persecution. We also introduce Leigh Snead, the newest member of TCA on this special anniversary edition of Conversations with Consequences!


    Ep. 99 George Weigel on 'Not Forgotten' & Preparing for Holy Week with the Litany of Humility

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 54:00


    Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson speak with George Weigel about his new book, 'Not Forgotten: Elegies For, and Reminiscences Of, a Diverse Cast of Characters, Most of Them Admirable' with a look at some amazing lives of saints and Catholic thought leaders. As we prepare for Holy Week, TCA colleague and editor-extraordinaire Dave Reinhard joins with a look at the Litany of Humility--and how we can best prepare our hearts and minds to unite ourselves to Christ's suffering this Lenten season.


    Ep. 98 Ryan Anderson on Digital Book-Burning & Rescuing Vocations with Elizabeth Santorum

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 54:01

    Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with the latest victim of Cancel Culture, Ryan Anderson who discusses Amazon's recent assault on free speech with the removal of his highly respected transgender critique, 'When Harry Became Sally'. We also chat with Elizabeth Santorum about the Laboure Society and their mission to rescue vocations--helping those with a calling to get out of financial student debt--so they can lead heroic and saintly lives. Stay tuned til the end to hear Father Roger Landry's thought-provoking homily during this Lenten season. Catch the show every Saturday at 7am ET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 97 Father Benedict Kiely on Pope Francis in Iraq & Msgr. John Cihak Talks Cardinal Sarah!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 54:00

    As Pope Francis makes his historic trip to Iraq next week, we preview the journey with Father Benedict Kiely, and why the message must remain focused on Christian persecution. We also chat with former Vatican official Monsignor John Cihak about the legacy of Cardinal Robert Sarah. Monsignor also discusses leading a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon amid the ongoing COVID pandemic--and his Catholic Guide to Depression--during a life of lockdown. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel.

    Ep. 96 Mary Eberstadt on Letters to Biden & Fr. Roger Landry Offers Ideas for Lent 2021!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 54:53

    Dr. Grazie Christie chats with Mary Eberstadt of the Faith and Reason Institute about her recent letters to President Biden recently published by Newsweek magazine. Mary also holds the Panula Chair in Christian Culture at CIC and she says 'souls are on the line' - and we must pray for the president's conversion. Fr. Roger Landry, our weekly homilist, also joins as a guest with some very practical ways to grow spiritually during this Lenten season with a focus on the Holy Trinity. Links to pertinent articles discussed on the show: https://www.newsweek.com/president-biden-speak-march-life-opinion-1563729 https://www.newsweek.com/mr-president-your-allies-are-coming-your-fellow-catholics-opinion-1568369 https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/5-ways-catholics-can-grow-spiritually-from-the-christological-collects-during-lent-2021

    Ep. 95 Roger Severino on Suing Biden & Tom Carroll Talks Success of Catholic Schools!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with the former Chief of HHS’ Office of Civil Rights about a lawsuit he's filed against the Biden Administration and the future of religious freedom and conscience protections in 2021. Grazie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson also chat with Thomas Carroll about the great success Catholic schools are having in Boston beating COVID--and we get a first look at Lumen Verum Academy opening this Fall!

    Ep. 94 Father Mike Schmitz & Kathryn Jean Lopez

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with Father Mike Schmitz about his new podcast topping the charts, the SEEK 2021 Conference hosted by FOCUS, and he also answers a lightning-round of questions from some of his biggest fans! Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review also joins talking about religious liberty threats many still face in the era of COVID. Catch the show on EWTN radio every Saturday at 7amET/5pm.

    Ep. 93 Erika Bachiochi on The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision & Edward Pentin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie chats with pro-life feminist and Catholic legal scholar Erika Bachiochi about recent moves the Biden Administration has made in advancing gender ideology - and what it means for our children and families. We also get a first sneak peek at Erika's book, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, now available for pre-order and published by Notre Dame University Press. We also revisit with Edward Pentin discussing his latest book, The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates. Father Roger Landry also offers us an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 92 The TCA Team on the Beauty of the Feminine Genius

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 54:00


    Dr. Grazie Christie is joined by her TCA colleagues Maureen Ferguson and Ashley McGuire as they discuss the beauty of the feminine genius and how best to live out the vocation of wife, mother, sister, and professional in the public square. The team also discusses the meaning behind St. John Paul II's powerful words and the stark contrast to what modern feminism has become. Dr. Grazie Christie also revisits with Tim and Rebecca Shah as they discuss religious freedom in India. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Tune in every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!


    Ep, 91 Dr. Scott Hahn Discusses 'It is Right and Just' & Professor Adrian Vermeule

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 54:00


    Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Dr. Scott Hahn about his new book, "It Is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion," and calls on all Catholics to be courageous in living out our faith loudly within the public square. Dr. Grazie also revisits with Professor Adrian Vermeule about his book, "Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State" and his own concept of common good constitutionalism. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily. Make sure to catch the show on EWTN radio every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET.


    Ep, 91 Dr. Scott Hahn Discusses 'It is Right and Just' & Adrian Vermeule Talks Law and Leviathan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 54:00


    Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Dr. Scott Hahn about his new book, "It Is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion," and calls all Catholics to be courageous in living out our faith loudly within the public square. Dr. Grazie also revisits with Professor Adrian Vermeule about his book, "Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State" and his own concept of common good constitutionalism. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily. Make sure to catch the show on EWTN radio every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET.


    Ep. 90 Mallory Quigley Talks Georgia & Mary Hasson on Future of Religious Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 53:59

    Dr. Grazie Christie & Maureen Ferguson talk the fate of the pro-life movement given the results of the Georgia runoff Senate races with Mallory Quigley of the Susan B. Anthony List plus Mary Hasson joins with a review of religious freedom given the advances these past four years--and what we might expect with the incoming Biden/Harris Administration. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily as we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Catch the show every Saturday on EWTN radio at 7am ET with an encore at 5pm ET.

    Ep. 89 Legal Scholar Helen Alvaré & Congressman Dan Lipinski!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson revisit with legal scholar Helen Alvaré looking at some of the biggest Supreme Court cases of the year. We also talk with outgoing pro-life Democrat Congressman Dan Lipinski about his pro-life record and if there is room for pro-life candidates in the party. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to close out 2020. Catch the show LIVE every Saturday at 7am ET/5pm ET on EWTN radio!

    Ep. 88 Heroes of 2020: Pro-Life Women & Catholic School Teachers!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 54:00

    Dr. Grazie Christie chats with TCA colleagues Maureen Ferguson & Ashley McGuire taking a look at 2020, a year marked by COVID-19, but many silver linings including big pro-life and religious freedom wins, #FreetheMass movements, and Catholic schools safely open! We also chat with Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life, an organization intent upon eradicating exploitation in all the dark corners where it hides. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily as we celebrate the Christmas season! Catch the show LIVE every Saturday on EWTN radio at 7am ET and 5pm ET...

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