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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.

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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.

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Ep. 268 Mary Margaret Olohan Deconstructs Gender Ideology and Fran Maier on the Body of Christ

6/7/2024
Out with a new book that is currently topping the Amazon LGBTQ charts during 'Pride Month,' Mary Margaret Olohan of the Daily Signal joins to discuss "Detrans: True Stories of Escaping the Gender Ideology Cult." Revealing intimate details from actual young adults and teens who have detransitioned, the book offers a rare glimpse into euphemism known as "gender-affirming care." Fran Maier, author of "True Confessions" joins to discuss the special role the laity have in being part of the body of Christ as we contemplate the ongoing Eucharistic pilgrimage. Father Roger Landry offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel as we contemplate the Immaculate Heart of Mary this weekend. Catch the show Saturday at 5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 267 Holly Ordway Talks Lord of the Rings & Emily Malloy on Embracing the Seasons

5/30/2024
With a new Lord of the Rings series coming this summer, we discuss J.R.R. Tolkien's great Catholic faith with Holly Ordway of Word on Fire. We also discuss the beauty of the divine as witnessed through the seasons with Emily Malloy out with a recent book by Theology of Home called Arranging the Seasons. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Corpus Christi as he continues along the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET radio!

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Harrison Butker's Graduation Speech & Faith in Cuba Amid Such Hardships

5/23/2024
With millions discussing Harrison Butker's graduation speech at Benedictine College over Mother's Day weekend, we talk with Ashley McGuire about her take and why "it shouldn't be controversial to say that taking care of children, your family, and your home matters more than what you do to earn a living..." As a Cuban priest's silent protest was shut down this week in the Communist country, we are joined by William Christie who just returned from the island. He tells us about the dire situation on the ground and the beautiful devotion to Our Lady of Charity amid such harsh living conditions. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily as he makes his way along the Seton route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, telling us about the trinitarian dimension of the Holy Eucharist for Trinity Sunday. Catch the show every Saturday at 5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 265 Chloe Cole on the Fake Science of Gender-Affirming Care & Praying for Nigerian Christians

5/16/2024
With news this week showing how science was doctored to push gender affirming care to vulnerable youth, detransitioner Chloe Cole shares her testimony exposing the many lies she was told all in the name of medicine. We also discuss Christian persecution in Nigeria with Jacqueline Halbig von Schleppenbach and why the country has 'become a killing field for defenseless Christians...' Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for Pentecost Sunday as he embarks on the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage for the next 60 days. Catch the show every Saturday at 5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 264 DC's Eucharistic Procession & Biden's Latest Title IX Moves

5/9/2024
With President Biden's latest moves to push gender ideology further into campuses across the nation, Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins to discuss how fraught this move is and how dangerous it is for students--especially females. As we near closer to the National Eucharistic Congress, Father Charles Trullols shares his excitement for the upcoming 2nd annual Eucharistic procession in our nation's capitol. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 263 Florida Pro-Life Bill & Walking to Mary This May

5/2/2024
With Florida's 6-week pro-life bill now in effect within the sunshine state, Dr. Grazie Christie chats with TCA colleague Ashley McGuire about what this means for mothers and doctors and why the Florida abortion amendment is radical and extreme ahead of the November elections. As Cardinal Fernández teased a new document on discerning apparitions, we mark the Marian month of May with a look at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion--the first and only approved Marian apparition site in the United States. Father Joseph Aytona, rector of the shrine joins to discuss a special event this weekend--a pilgrimage called Walk to Mary... Pilgrims from around 45 states are expected to visit the Shrine on May 4. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every weekend at 5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 262 Father Roger Landry on Columbia Protests & Eric Groth Talks Wildcat!

4/25/2024
Columbia chaplain Father Roger Landry joins to discuss what he is witnessing amid growing campus protests as he is working to help quell fear within the community, saying Jewish students "feel very unsafe on campus, in the heart of New York City, which is the largest concentration of Jews outside the Holy Land." Touched by Catholic students offering to gather to pray the Rosary for the dire situation, Father Landry advises lots of prayer and time before the Blessed Sacrament. With Wildcat coming to theaters next week, Catholic director Eric Groth joins sharing insights about the film that showcases the life and writings of Flannery O'Connor. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for the 5th Sunday of Easter. Catch the show every Saturday at 5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 261 Digging into Dignitas Infinita & Supreme Court Takes Up EMTALA

4/18/2024
As the latest papal document is still making waves, the TCA team chats about the clear line it draws when it comes to issue abortion, gender ideology, and assisted suicide. On the topic of surrogacy, the document states: "Every child possesses an intangible dignity that is clearly expressed...at every stage of his or her life," and the practice clearly violates that child's dignity--as well as the mother's. As the Supreme Court picks up EMTALA, John Bursch of Alliance Defending Freedom fleshes out how the Biden Administration is taking a life saving measure for pregnant moms in need and turning it into an abortion mandate. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for Good Shepherd Sunday! Catch the show every Saturday at 5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 260 Mary Ann Glendon on Being a 'Voice for the Voiceless' & Sneak Peek of 'Irena's Vow'

4/11/2024
With a new book exploring her vast experience within the Vatican, former ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon shares insights about her time serving under 3 pontificates beginning with John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis. "In the Courts of Three Popes" discusses the role of women as it has evolved within the church, the task of being 'a voice for the voiceless,' and "what are we, the laity, doing to live up to the vocation to be a transformative presence in the secular sphere where we live and work?" We also hear about a new movie called Irena's Vow--showcasing the amazing devotion of a Catholic nurse as she worked to save Polish Jews during the Holocaust. We talk with her actual daughter Jeannie Smith about her mother's inspiring story. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily as we continue through this Easter season! Catch the show every Saturday at 5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 259 Remembering Dr. Jérôme Lejeune & First No-Photoshop Women's Magazine!

4/4/2024
Marking 30 years since the passing of Venerable Dr. Jerome Lejeune this week, we talk with the president of the Lejeune Foundation in Spain, Mónica López Barahona and Pablo Siegrist about his cause for canonization as well as the tremendous work they are continuing in helping those living with certain cognitive disabilities. We also revisit with Mary Rose Somarriba to discuss a new era of Verily Magazine, 'home for content that elevates the everyday.' Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for Divine Mercy Sunday! Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 258 Maureen Ferguson on Reasons to Keep Your Kids Off Smartphones

3/27/2024
TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson joins on the real dangers of social media and why parents should come together and not allow children or teens to use smartphones. We also revisit with Alejandro Monteverde discussing Mother Cabrini with the movie still in theaters. Father Roger Landry offers an inspiring homily to prepare our hearts for Easter Sunday as we follow in the footsteps of Christ this Good Friday. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 257 Tim Carney Talks Family Unfriendly & Karen Kingsbury on Someone Like You

3/21/2024
Tim Carney traveled across the country asking families and experts the same 2 questions: why is parenting so hard now? And why are the results so bad? He discusses what he learned with the TCA team and so much more in his new book: 'Family Unfriendly: How Our Culture Made Raising Kids Much Harder Than It Needs to Be.' With a new movie coming to theaters April 2nd that sheds light on the dangers of IVF, author Karen Kingsbury joins with a sneak preview. 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!

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Ep. 256 Father Kirby on the Mental Sufferings of Christ & Kate Ashbrook Talks A Purposeful Day!

3/14/2024
Marking Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we talk with Kate Ashbrook about her efforts to help adults with special needs through her organization, A Purposeful Day. As we enter into Passiontide, Father Jeffrey Kirby discusses the mental suffering of Christ as we get nearer to Holy Week. 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!

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Ep. 255 The Oscars, Popcorn with the Pope & Cabrini!

3/7/2024
TCA heads to the movies ahead of the Oscars this weekend! With the long-awaited film Cabrini in theaters Friday, we talk with director Alejandro Monteverde about the life of this great saint who reminds us: 'You can serve your weaknesses or you can serve your purpose.' We also chat with film critic David Baird all about his book, Popcorn with the Pope, that fleshes out every movie on the 1995 Vatican film list--full of timeless classics that are ever so relevant today! Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for Laetare Sunday. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 254 Fran Maier on True Confessions & Brad Wilcox on Why You Should Get Married!

2/29/2024
With the release of his new book, True Confessions, editor and EPPC scholar Fran Maier takes readers on a journey through the life of the Church with interviews with notable bishops, Catholic thought leaders, and his favorite: 'the invisible people in the church have the most interesting perspective.' Touching on topics that cause great division today, the book shares the many reasons why US Catholics love the church despite the challenges of today. Brad Wilcox also joins with a look at his new book, Get Married. Father Roger Landry offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 253 Conscience Before Conformity: Drawing Inspiration from the White Rose Resistance

2/22/2024
As we remember the brave witness of Hans and Sophie Scholl this week with the anniversary of the arrest and executions by the Nazi regime for the White Rose resistance, Dr. Paul Shrimpton takes us through the true history and the group's reliance on the works of St. John Henry Newman and St. Augustine. 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!

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Ep. 252 Haley Stewart on The Golden Key & Monica Kelsey on Safe Haven Baby Boxes

2/15/2024
Word on Fire's Haley Stewart discusses the need for challenging children's literature. Inviting all readers to enter what G.K. Chesterton called “the glorious fairyland of George MacDonald," Haley discusses The Golden Key and why "children need to be steeped in fairy tales that don’t gloss over the dark and ugly parts of the world." We also talk with Monica Kelsey about safe haven baby boxes and her own moving story that inspired their creation. 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!

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Ep. 251 Deacon Harold's Catholic Response to Racism & Finding Love on Ash Wednesday

2/8/2024
As we mark Black History Month, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers offers his Catholic take on racism, what's wrong with critical race theory, and why a relationship with Jesus is what matters most. With Ash Wednesday kicking off the penitential season of Lent next week on February 14, the TCA team talks the true story behind St. Valentine, and how we can mark the day in a unique and meaningful way. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily as we mark World Day of Marriage on Sunday. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 250 Alejandro Monteverde Talks Cabrini & Jeanne Mancini on Marching for Life!

2/1/2024
With a new movie telling on Mother Cabrini in theaters March 8, filmmaker Alejandro Monteverde joins with a glimpse into this amazing saint's life who defied all the odds even with doctors saying she only had a year to live, reminding us all: 'You can serve your weaknesses or you can serve your purpose.' Considered patron saint of immigrants, Monteverde said 'Cabrini was not about immigration. She was about the immigrant.' Jeanne Mancini of March for Life also joins with a look at the great turnout at the march in DC and the state marches that are taking place across 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/5pmET on EWTN radio!

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Ep. 249 Father Kirby Talks ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ & Kathryn Lopez on Building a Culture of Life

1/25/2024
As we mark one-month since the DDF's document on same-sex blessings, we talk with Father Jeffrey Kirby who offers a pastor's view of the new declaration lamenting the confusion that its sown within his own parish. As it's just been one week since the March for Life, Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review discusses the vibrant young pro-life movement she witnessed in the snowy streets of DC during the march, and ways we can actually get somewhere on abortion. 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!

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