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.
2021-11-27 - Dr. John Bruchalski/Archbishop Naumann
Nov 27, 2021
During this Thanksgiving week, Dr. Grazie Christie and co-host Leigh Snead look ahead to the most critical abortion case being heard by the Supreme Court next week revisiting with Dr. John Bruchalski discussing his powerful conversion and the role pro-life pregnancy centers play in offering women REAL choice. Archbishop Naumann also joins with a call for Catholics to pray for Dobbs!
2021-11-20 - Carter Snead
Nov 20, 2021
As the Supreme Court takes up a critical abortion case this December, legal scholar Carter Snead of the University of Notre Dame joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Leigh Snead to discuss this important case and why abortion is “completely untethered from the Constitution’s text, history, and tradition."
2021-11-13 - Noelle Mering
Nov 13, 2021
In light of Archbishop Gomez's recent words on woke ideologies becoming the new religions of our day, Noelle Mering of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins to discuss what we as Catholics can do to combat these popular movements in light of her own research and book, 'Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology.'
2021-11-06 - Louis Brown/Fr. Ben Kiely
Nov 6, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie and Ashley McGuire talk with Louis Brown of Christ Medicus Foundation about the recent attacks on religious freedom when it comes to Catholic medical conscience. Father Ben Kiely also joins, discussing the ordination of now-Father Michael Nazir-Ali!
2021-10-30 - Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Jeanne Mancini
Oct 30, 2021
Pro-life warriors Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Jeanne Mancini join Dr. Grazie Christie this week to discuss the importance of praying for Dobbs & the new theme of the 2022 March for Life; Equality Begins in the Womb!
2021-10-23 - Kevin Turley
Oct 23, 2021
With the tragic death of British Catholic politician Sir David Amess, we go across the pond to get the latest in London with Kevin Turley of the National Catholic Register.
2021-10-16 - Dr. Brad Wilcox/Edward Pentin
Oct 16, 2021
What impact has the pandemic had on marriage and the American family? Dr. Brad Wilcox joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson to discuss some of the findings in the newly released American Family Survey. Vatican guru Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register also joins with a look at the Synod on Synodality and how vaccine mandates are affecting life in the Eternal City.
2021-10-08 - What Are the Intentions of Social Media Networks?
Oct 8, 2021
With chilling testimony heard on Capitol Hill regarding the Facebook Files, Dr. Grazie Christie talks with TCA colleague and co-host Maureen Ferguson about the vicious intentions of social media networks--preying on children--especially young girls. Marking Respect Life Month, Dr. John Bruchalski also joins with his powerful pro-life conversion story!
2021-10-02 - Mary Hasson/Father Ben Kiely
Oct 2, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie is joined by Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center to discuss the impact that gender identity is having on children. Father Ben Kiely talks about Christian persecution around the world. And Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel!
2021-09-24 - Texas Heartbeat bill & companies that support it
Sep 24, 2021
Dr. Grazie Christie fleshes out the Texas Heartbeat bill with TCA colleague Ashley McGuire and Dr. Jennifer Roback-Morse assessing why so many companies are hysterical over it--openly admitting how integral abortion is to their bottom line. Then we look to the real ongoing work at hand by so many pro-life pregnancy centers opening their arms and doors to women anxious to become mothers and build families. TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson and Chelsey Youman of Human Coalition join to discuss the spike these centers are seeing and how the needs of women are being met...
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.
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