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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” 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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Episodes

Ep. 160 Father Ben Kiely on Ukraine Crisis & Kathryn Lopez Remembers Vicki Thorn

5/12/2022
As Father Ben Kiely just returned home from Ukraine, he joins Dr. Grazie Christie to discuss the religious aspects of the ongoing crisis, breaking down the role Patriarch Kirill is playing, and the faith and resiliency of our dear Catholic brothers and sisters in the war-torn country. Our good friend Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review also joins as we remember the life and legacy of some pro-life warriors that have passed away recently including Vicki Thorn of Project Rachel, as we...

Duration:00:48:38

Ep. 159 TCA Team Talks Supreme Court Leak & Father Dave Pivonka on Gender Ideology

5/5/2022
With the Supreme Court leak this week of the Dobb's decision, Dr. Grazie Christie chats with TCA colleagues Ashley McGuire and Maureen Ferguson about this unprecedented moment, why Justice Alito's reasoning is a courageous gift to American children, and how we can best mobilize to help women choose life. Franciscan University president Father Dave Pivonka joins at the bottom of the hour sharing why biology matters and the dangers of gender ideology--especially within collegiate sports....

Duration:00:54:00

Ep. 158 Praying for Dobbs with Archbishop Naumann and Dr. John Bruchalski

4/28/2022
As the Supreme Court deliberates the Dobbs decision, Dr. Grazie Christie revisits with abortionist-turned-pro-life doctor Dr. John Bruchalski of Divine Mercy Care about his profound conversion. We also talk with Archbishop Joseph Naumann about the importance of 'Walking with Moms in Need' to foster a pro-life future for all. 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!

Duration:00:53:32

Ep. 157 Uncomfortable Truths in DC Abortion Images & Archbishop Borys Gudziak on Ukraine Crisis

4/21/2022
With the shocking images circulating online showing the terrible loss of life in Washington, D.C., unborn babies potentially victims of infanticide, TCA colleagues Maureen Ferguson and Ashley McGuire join Dr. Grazie Christie to discuss the facts of this tragedy and what the pro-life movement can learn from this moment as we work to make abortion unthinkable, especially ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Dobbs. With the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine, we revisit with Archbishop Borys...

Duration:00:51:14

Ep. 156 Attorney General Bill Barr Talks Religious Freedom, Faith, and Family

4/13/2022
With the release of his new book, "One Damn Thing After Another," Attorney General Bill Barr speaks with the TCA team about the dangers of progressivism, the greatest threats to religious freedom, and insightful stories about his faith and family life. Marking Holy Week, we also revisit with Father Roger Landry discussing our Lenten journey in light of the Easter Vigil this weekend--and also our need to keep the people of Ukraine in prayer. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on...

Duration:00:53:56

Ep. 155 TCA Team Talks 'Woke Disney' and Nicole Garnett Discusses Carson v. Makin

4/7/2022
Dr. Grazie Christie chats with TCA colleagues Ashley McGuire and Maureen Ferguson about Disney's recent decision to wade into gender identity politics--and the three offer other entertainment platforms that offer more enriching content for our children. With Carson v. Makin being decided this Spring by the Supreme Court, Notre Dame law professor Nicole Garnett offers insights on this very important case revolving around religious freedom and school choice. Father Roger Landry also offers an...

Duration:00:53:58

Ep. 154 Mary Hasson on DeSantis' Parental Rights Bill & Mike Aquilina on Lent in the Early Church!

3/31/2022
As Governor DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Bill this week, Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins to discuss the media outrage over this sensible bill that protects children from gender ideology. As we continue through our Lenten journey, Catholic author Mike Aquilina shares his thoughts on how the earliest of Christians marked this period of penance. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday's Gospel. Catch the show...

Duration:00:54:00

Ep. 153 TCA Team Talks 'Ask Your Husband' & Why is ACOG So Scared of the Truth?

3/24/2022
With the book 'Ask Your Husband' causing quite an online stir, Dr. Grazie Christie chats with TCA colleagues Ashley McGuire and Leigh Snead about the beauty of complementarity and how the Blessed Mother exudes both the tenderness of the maternal and the passion of the paternal--especially as the world gathers to consecrate both Ukraine and Russia to her Immaculate Heart. With headlines this week of two groups changing the rules on how we talk about the unborn and abortion, Dr. Donna Harrison...

Duration:00:48:54

Ep. 152 Vice President Mike Pence on Ukraine Crisis & Edward Graham of Samaritan's Purse

3/17/2022
Having just arrived back from visiting the wartorn country, former Vice President Mike Pence joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson to discuss the dire situation in Ukraine and the heartrending stories he heard from millions fleeing their homeland in search of safety. With the great work being done by Samaritan's Purse in providing some relief to weary refugees and medical care from field hospitals inside Ukraine, VP of Operations Edward Graham joins with an eye-witness account of...

Duration:00:53:59

Ep. 151 Alexandra DeSanctis on Tearing Us Apart & Kate Bryan Talks Living the Feminist Dream

3/10/2022
In an exclusive interview before the release of her new book co-written with Ryan Anderson, Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review gives Dr. Grazie Christie and Ashley McGuire a sneak peek of 'Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing.' Emmy-award winner Kate Bryan of 1 Girl Revolution also joins to discuss 'Living the Feminist Dream: A Faithful Vision for Women in the Church and the World.' Father Roger Landry also joins with an inspiring homily for this second week...

Duration:00:51:56

Ep. 150 Archbishop Gudziak Talks Crisis in Ukraine & Ways Catholics Can Help this Lent!

3/3/2022
With the terrible ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia joins EWTN radio and the TCA team to discuss the situation on the ground as more than a million have already fled the war-torn country and why he thinks negotiating is out of the question. With the so-called Women's Health Protection Act failing in the Senate this week, TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson joins to discuss this reprehensible legislation, and Ed...

Duration:00:53:51

Ep. 149 Real Dangers of Abortion Pills & Jessica Hooten Wilson on Scandal of Holiness

2/23/2022
As secular media advanced the lie last week that the abortion pill is safer than Tylenol, Dr. Donna Harrison joins to discuss the real dangers of chemical abortions and why the FDA is complicit in promoting this harmful pill. We also revisit with Jessica Hooten Wilson discussing her new book, 'The Scandal of Holiness.' Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily as we prepare for Lent beginning next week. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio!

Duration:00:53:39

Ep. 148 Kristina Arriaga on Religious Freedom in China & Cuba + Walking with Moms in Need!

2/17/2022
Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Ashley McGuire chat with Kristina Arriaga, former vice-chair of USCIRF about religious freedom issues across the globe including China, Cuba, and Nigeria--and what we can do to help those suffering. Leigh Snead also joins for a TCA team talk on Walking with Moms in Need, a parish-driven pro-life ministry spearheaded by the USCCB to help moms-to-be choose life with confidence! Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this...

Duration:00:53:45

Ep. 147 Catholic Convert Dr. Gavin Ashenden & Tom Farr on China's Aggression Amid Beijing Olympics

2/10/2022
With the news of yet another Anglican bishop converting to Catholicism this week, Dr. Grazie Christie and Leigh Snead chat with former chaplain to the queen of England Dr. Gavin Ashenden about his own conversion and what this moment means for the fate of Protestantism. With the Beijing Olympics are underway, RFI's Tom Farr joins along with Maureen Ferguson shine a light on the grave religious freedom violations taking place across the country--and what we as Catholics can do to help those...

Duration:00:54:00

Ep. 146 Tom Carroll on Catholic Schools Week & Scot Landry Talks Edify!

2/3/2022
As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, Dr. Grazie Christie chats with Tom Carroll, superintendent of Boston Catholic schools about the successes they continue to have during the ongoing pandemic, and Tom's continued mission of putting the 'Catholic' back in Catholic schools--especially as so many secular forces permeate the culture. We also check in with Scot Landry about his new project, EDIFY, launched by Catholic Vote's Education Fund, a digital platform offering videos featuring leading...

Duration:01:04:14

Ep. 145 Mary McClusky Talks Hope After Abortion & Dr. Greg Popcak on COVID Mental Health Crisis

1/27/2022
After tens of thousands marched for LIFE this month across the country, Dr. Grazie Christie and Mary McClusky of Project Rachel discuss the deep trauma so many women and men are feeling from abortion--and how we can help those suffering--and reach those considering such a tragic option. With the staggering numbers of suicides and mental health issues afflicting our teens, we turn to Catholic psychologist and EWTN radio host Dr. Greg Popcak on how best to help our own children--many still...

Duration:00:58:44

Ep. 144 Speaking for the Unborn this March for Life & How to Protect Our Kids from Pornography

1/20/2022
With the March for Life this week, Dr. Grazie Christie is joined by TCA colleagues Maureen Ferguson and Ashley McGuire discussing how to prepare for a post-Roe world and the importance of offering women REAL choice and ways to flourish. With headlines this week of the detrimental impact pornography is having on children as young as 11, the team also discusses practical ways to shield your children from the scourge of smartphones and social media. Dr. Steven Christie also joins discussing his...

Duration:00:56:07

Ep. 143 Congresswoman Virginia Foxx & Students for Life's Kristan Hawkins!

1/13/2022
Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with Dr. Virginia Foxx about the work she is doing on Capitol Hill to keep our schools open and students safe amid the ongoing pandemic. The Catholic congresswoman also opens up about the administration's own war they are waging against parents as so many have raised concerns about their own child's well-being. With the March for Life just one week away, we also talk to Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life about how thousands are mobilizing to...

Duration:00:53:54

Ep. 142 COVID's Impact on Kids & Dr. Donna Harrison Exposes the FDA on Chemical Abortions

1/6/2022
Dr. Grazie Christie and Ashley McGuire discuss the dire situation many children and teens are facing amid the ongoing pandemic with a mental health crisis looming and upticks in violence on school campuses. Dr. Donna Harrison also joins to discuss the latest guidelines regarding abortion pills--and the real dangers they pose to mothers and babies--and why the FDA is seemingly turning a blind eye to the research. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this...

Duration:00:57:07

Ep. 141 Best of 2021 with Father Mike Schmitz and Archbishop Cordileone!

12/30/2021
As Father Mike Schmitz gears up to headline the March for Life 2022 in January, we revisit with him during this special end of year show discussing the continued success of his Bible in a Year podcast now with his own billboard in Times Square! We also share some of the most pivotal moments of the year discussing the Dobbs case with Archbishop Cordileone, Jeanne Mancini, legal scholar Helen Alvare, and the dire situation in Afghanistan with RFI's Eric Patterson. Father Roger Landry also...

Duration:00:52:04