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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Conversations with Consequences - 04/24/2021 - Nicole Neily/Dr. Christina Francis
Apr 24, 2021
This week we talk with Nicole Neily, President of Founder of Parents Defending Education joins with a look at some of the biggest issues facing our children right now and with Dr. Christina Francis, Chair of the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs.
Conversations with Consequences - 04/17/2021 - Persecution of Catholics in China
Apr 17, 2021
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. We also speak with Father Jeff Kirby about his new book, Real Religion.
Conversations with Consequences - 04/10/2021 - Joan Frawley/Anthony Cirillo
Apr 10, 2021
Joan Frawley Desmond of the National Catholic Register joins to discuss 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.
Conversations with Consequences - 04/03/2021 - March for Life
Apr 3, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie talks with March For Life President Jeanne Mancini about all the work that goes on throughout the entire year promoting the protection of the unborn on a federal level and in all 50 states plus we get a behind-the-scenes look at EWTN News In Depth with host Montse Alvarado!
Conversations with Consequences - 03/27/2021 - America, Liberalism, and Catholicism
Mar 27, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Notre Dame law professor Stephanie Barclay about how religious freedom empowers women throughout the world. We also speak with Gladden Pappin about America, Liberalism, and Catholicism, previewing a conference taking place at the University of Dallas next month.
Conversations with Consequences - 03/20/2021 - Roma Downey
Mar 20, 2021
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 the Holy Father's trip to Iraq with Franciscan University president Father David Pivonka.
Conversations with Consequences - 03/13/2021 - George Weigel
Mar 13, 2021
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.

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