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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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@ConvosTCA

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Episodes

Ep. 75 Faith in Film featuring PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton & FATIMA

9/24/2020
Dr. Grazie Christie explores faith on the big screen looking at a new documentary coming out in October with executive producer Father David Guffey. “Pray” is a beautiful Catholic documentary about a remarkable priest who encouraged Catholics throughout the world to come together as a family to pray the rosary. We also revisit with filmmaker Natasha Howes given the great success of FATIMA, currently in theatres and on-demand nationwide.

Duration:00:54:00

Ep. 74 Law and Leviathan with Adrian Vermeule & Why Liberalism Failed with Patrick Deneen

9/17/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie discusses the rise of Liberalism given these current contentious times with two notable professors. Professor Adrian Vermeule of Harvard University joins with his new book, Law & Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State, and his own concept of common good constitutionalism. Professor Patrick Deneen of University of Notre Dame also joins as we revisit his classic, Why Liberalism Failed, and he also offers Catholics a...

Duration:00:54:00

Ep. 73 Dissecting the 2020 Political Landscape with Alfonso Aguilar & Maureen Ferguson!

9/10/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie gets a look at the current political season with Alfonso Aguilar, President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, discussing some of the most important issues to Latino Catholics. We also chat with Senior Policy Adviser Maureen Ferguson about TCA's Promises Made--Promises Kept List, Trump's Top Ten Accomplishments for Pro-Life Americans and People of Faith.

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 72 Trump's Judicial Wins with Carrie Severino + Modern-Day Martyrs with Father Ben Kiely!

9/3/2020
On a new episode of Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network discuss how the Trump Administration has transformed the judiciary these last four years--and what is at stake with the upcoming 2020 election. We also get a glimpse into the lives of modern-day martyrs with Gia Chacon, founder of March for Martyrs. Father Ben Kiely of Nasarean.org also joins with a look at the impact the coronavirus is having on persecuted Christians...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 71 Bringing Mass to the Masses with Archbishop Cordileone and Dr. Timothy Flanigan

8/27/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie invites Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco to discuss his creative ways of maximizing opportunities for the Faithful to attend Mass given a strict 12-person capacity for outdoor Masses in California. With new research showing that best practices put in place to keep parishioners safe at Mass are working amid the pandemic, Dr. Timothy Flanigan joins with some very uplifting news!

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 70 The China Crisis & Arrest of Jimmy Lai with Bill McGurn

8/20/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie focuses on the crisis in China as the Communist party is tightening its grip on Hong Kong. Veteran journalist Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal joins to share a moving story of his godson, billionaire tycoon Jimmy Lai, who was arrested, and most likely will be placed in prison. We also get a firsthand look at a new mini documentary with Nick Eberstadt of AEI on China's one-child policy--and the detrimental impact of...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 69 Church vs. State: The Fight to Keep Catholic Schools Open This Fall

8/13/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie talks with Professor Chad Pecknold of Catholic University of America about getting kids back to school this Fall. Heritage education expert Jonathan Butcher also joins telling us: "If summer 2020 was the season parents, students, and educators considered the cost of the pandemic, fall will be the time families seek value." Grazie also sheds some light on breaking news this week from the Biden camp, picking Kamala Harris as...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 68 Natasha Howes on the New Movie FATIMA plus Fr. Thomas Petri on the World of Apparitions

8/6/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie talks with TCA colleague Ashley McGuire about a big win for Catholic schools this week with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan as teacher's unions attempt to prolong and exacerbate getting back into class this fall. We also get a firsthand look at a new movie out this month exploring the story of Fatima with producer Natasha Howes. Dominican Father Thomas Petri also joins to share the wonder of apparitions and why the Blessed...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 67 Pro-Life Democrat Katrina Jackson on Margaret Sanger & Edward Pentin Explores The Next Pope!

7/30/2020
On a special edition of Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson talk with pro-life democratic state senator Katrina Jackson of Louisiana about Planned Parenthood's racist origins plus a recent SCOTUS ruling on legislation authored by Jackson herself. We also go across the pond to Rome visiting with Edward Pentin about his new book, The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates. Make sure to tune in every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 66 George Weigel on 'The Next Pope' & Brad Wilcox Says Divorce Rate Dropping Amid Covid!

7/23/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson get a firsthand look at George Weigel's 'The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission'. Weigel offers a look at challenges the next pontificate might face and how watered-down Catholicism has always lost when it comes to true Church leadership. With many states still in quarantine, Brad Wilcox of the National Marriage Project joins with a look at some uplifting trends with...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 65 Montse Alvarado talks SCOTUS wins & Mary Fiorito on the Cancel Culture!

7/16/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson are joined by Montse Alvarado, Executive Director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, celebrating TWO big wins at the Supreme Court--the Little Sisters of the Poor--and Catholic schools--we also take a look at the upcoming 2020 election and what is at stake when it comes to religious liberty. After a Catholic mission was set ablaze in California and stories of statues of Mary being...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 64 Archbishop Thomas Wenski Discusses Religious Liberty & CNA's Luke Coppen on all things U.K.!

7/9/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson discuss some big wins from the Supreme Court affecting both Catholic schools and institutions! Archbishop Thomas Wenski also joins Grazie for a round-up of religious freedom issues as he takes the reins as Chairman of the US Bishops' committee on religious liberty. As churches reopened for Mass this past weekend in the U.K., we also chat with Luke Coppen of Catholic News Agency about the...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 63 Congressman Dan Lipinski & Legal Scholar Helen Alvaré on a big win for Catholic schools!

7/2/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson are joined by legal scholar Helen Alvaré with a look at two Supreme Court rulings this week including a big win for Catholic schools across the nation--plus--we hear from Congressman Dan Lipinski, serving the 3rd congressional district of Illinois, about his unwavering pro-life record & his battle with the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep.62 Jennifer Lahl on the Dangers of Surrogacy & Jeanne Allen on Saving Catholic Schools

6/25/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson are joined by Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform to discuss the fate of Catholic schools as so many face closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. A longtime advocate for education reform, Jeanne offers some great advice on ways to save our parochial schools. Friend-of-the-show Dr. Mary Jo O'Sullivan also joins to discuss the dangers of surrogacy and Jennifer Lahl of the Center...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 61 Ryan Anderson on SCOTUS, Dr. Alveda King and Father Roger Landry on Protesting on Both Knees

6/18/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie is joined by TCA colleague Ashley McGuire and Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation with a clear analysis of the recent SCOTUS ruling and why we should be concerned about some very troubling implications. Dr. Alveda King also joins to share what her uncle, the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would've thought of the recent protests and riots amid the tragic death of George Floyd. We also hear from Father Roger Landry and...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 60 From Pandemic to Protests: A Way Forward with Sohrab Ahmari

6/11/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Catholic journalist and author Sohrab Ahmari about his own experiences during the protests in New York City and what, we as Catholics, can do to unify. Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center also joins with her thoughts on the role prayer can have during these troubling times. Stay tuned until the end for an inspiring homily from Father Roger Landry and make sure to join us every Saturday at 5pm ET on...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 59 The Pandemic of Modern Day Slavery with Luke de Pulford

6/4/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie tackles the issue of human trafficking with Luke de Pulford, founder and visionary behind the ARISE Foundation. With over 40 million people enslaved around the world, Luke sheds light on his greatest ally in fighting modern day slavery: religious sisters--who've been at the helm for years. Grazie also chats with Sister Lynda Dearlove who works directly with those suffering from sexual exploitation in London's East End. Stay...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep.58 Surviving the COVID Quarantine with Meghan Cox Gurdon & Jim Wahlberg!

5/28/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson speak with Meghan Cox Gurdon of the Wall Street Journal about her book, "The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction." Shedding light on what families can do together during these days of isolation, Meghan shares some enlightening research on how reading-aloud to your family members--of any age--can be good not only for the soul, but the brain. The...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 57 Congressman Dan Crenshaw & Dr. Timothy Flanigan on COVID-19: Facing the Next Phase Bravely

5/21/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson speak with former Navy Seal, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, about his recent piece in the Wall Street Journal on opening back up amid this pandemic, given the ever-polarizing political world we are in. The Congressman also shares his thoughts as we mark Memorial Day, and what we might learn from those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. TCA colleague Andrea Picciotti-Bayer also joins in with Dr. Timothy...

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 56 Steven Mosher Talks China & Congressman Brad Wenstrup on Opening Up Amid COVID-19

5/14/2020
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson speak all things China with Steven Mosher of the Population Research Institute. We discuss violations of religious freedom within the country,the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, and the history of China's one-child policy. Congressman Brad Wenstrup of Ohio also joins with a look at China and current congressional action. We also look at how best to get our churches, schools, and businesses open...

Duration:00:53:52