Conversations with Consequences

"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.
2021-09-18 - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
Sep 18, 2021
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. 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.
2021-09-11 - Damon Owens/Kevin Vost
Sep 11, 2021
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 revist with Theology of the Body expert Damon Owens as we look at 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
2021-09-04 - Helen Alvare/Erika Bachiochi
Sep 4, 2021
With the Supreme Court declining to block the Texas Heartbeat Act, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with legal scholar Helen Alvare about a brief she submitted in support of Mississippi's abortion 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 Alvare on the brief to discuss her timely and important book, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision.
2021-08-28 - Edward Pentin/Kathryn Lopez
Aug 28, 2021
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.
2021-08-21 - Eric Patterson
Aug 21, 2021
With the sad images out of Afghanistan this week as the Taliban take over several cities, Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Religious Freedom Institute's Vice President Eric Patterson about the dire situation and what we can do to help--especially in terms of Christian persecution.
2021-07-31 - Mike Aquilina/Pablo Kay
Jul 31, 2021
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.
2021-06-26 - Conversations with Consequences - 06/26/2021 - Abigail Tucker/Fr. Jeff Kirby
Jun 26, 2021
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.
2021-06-19 - Conversations with Consequences - 06/19/2021 - Katy Faust/Brian Burch
Jun 19, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie talks with Katy Faust exploring 'Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children's Rights Movement.' Brian Burch of Catholic Vote also joins looking at Eucharistic coherence in light of the USCCB Spring meeting.
2021-06-12 - Conversations with Consequences - 06/12/2021 - Carter Snead/Maureen Ferguson/Stephen Gabriel
Jun 12, 2021
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.
2021-06-05 - Conversations with Consequences - 06/05/2021 - Theology of the Body
Jun 5, 2021
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 ways we can best embrace our authentic Catholic selves in the face of such a bleak secular culture.
2021-05-29 - Conversations with Consequences - 05/29/2021 - Bishop Donald Hying/Fr. Benedict Kiely
May 29, 2021
Bishop Donald Hying of Madison Wisconsin joins Dr. Grazie Christie discussing his new book, Love Never Fails. With violence against Christians on the rise in Nigeria and China, Father Benedict Kiely joins with a look at how Catholics can help our persecuted brothers and sisters.
2021-05-22 - Conversations with Consequences - 05/22/2021 - Ed Whelan/Fr. Donald Calloway
May 22, 2021
With the 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!
2021-05-15 - Conversations with Consequences - 05/15/2021 - National Foster Care Month
May 15, 2021
Marking National Foster Care month, TCA colleague Leigh Snead joins along with Elizabeth Kirk, a lawyer and adoptive mother of 4 discussing the soft stigma surrounding adoption--and what we might expect from the Supreme Court next month regarding faith-based adoption.
2021-05-08 - Conversations with Consequences - 05/08/2021 - Lila Rose/Curtis Martin
May 8, 2021
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.
2021-05-01 - Conversations with Consequences - 05/01/2021 - Senator Marsha Blackburn/Suann Maier
May 1, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with Senator Marsha Blackburn about the Women's Right to Know Act and her memoir. Suann Maier also joins looking at how the Special Olympics has been hit hard by the pandemic and what Catholics can do to help those with special needs struggling amid isolation.

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