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 - 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.
Conversations with Consequences - 03/06/2021 - Ryan Anderson/Elizabeth Santorum
Mar 6, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with the latest victim of Cancel Culture, Ryan Anderson who discusses Amazon's recent assault on free speech with the removal of his insightful and balanced transgender critique, When Harry Became Sally. We also chat with Elizabeth Santorum about the Laboure Society on a mission to rescue vocations--helping those with a calling to get out of financial student debt--so they can lead heroic and saintly lives.
Conversations with Consequences - 02/27/2021 - Fr. Benedict Kiely/Monsignor John Cihak
Feb 27, 2021
As Pope Francis makes his historic trip to Iraq next week, we preview the journey with Father Benedict Kiely, and why the message must remain focused on Christian persecution. We also chat with former Vatican official Monsignor John Cihak about the legacy of Cardinal Robert Sarah.
Conversations with Consequences - 02/20/2021 - Mary Eberstad
Feb 20, 2021
Mary Eberstadt of the Faith and Reason Institute joins to discuss her two open letters to President Joe Biden published in Newsweek and what Catholics can do to make our voices heard in the public square. We also chat with Father Roger Landry about practical ways to strengthen your spiritual life during Lent
Conversations with Consequences - 02/13/2021 - Roger Severino/Thomas Carroll
Feb 13, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Roger Severino, the former Chief of HHS’ Office of Civil Rights about a lawsuit he's filed against the Biden Administration and the future of religious freedom and conscience protections in 2021, and Thomas Carroll of Boston Catholic schools about the success of Catholic education during the Covid crisis.
Conversations with Consequences - 02/06/2021 - Father Mike Schmitz
Feb 6, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with Father Mike Schmitz about his new podcast topping the charts, the SEEK 2021 Conference hosted by FOCUS, and he also answers a lightning-round of questions from some of his biggest fans!
Conversations with Consequences - 01/30/2021 - Erika Bachiochi
Jan 30, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie chats with pro-life feminist and Catholic legal scholar Erika Bachiochi about the recent moves the Biden Administration has made in pushing gender ideology and what this means for the future of our children and families.
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