Each week, Raymond Arroyo challenges viewers with important political and cultural reporting and analysis of a wide variety of topics of interest to Catholics and people of faith.
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL WALID PHARES, foreign policy expert discusses the possible renewal of the Iran nuclear deal, the situation in Afghanisitan one year after the US withdrawal and much more. UKRAINE ARCHBISHOP BORYS GUDZIAK, of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church returns to the World Over with an update on the Russian occupation of Ukraine and the impact on the Ukrainian Church & faithful GENDER THEORY ABIGAIL FAVALE, professor at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory discusses a new theatre production that blurs the gender of St. Joan of Arc.
BISHOP UNDER HOUSE ARREST NICOLE BIBBINS SEDACA, executive vice president of Freedom House reports on the cirumstances surrounding the house arrest of Bishop Ronaldo Alvarez by the government of Nicaragua. VATICAN'S BUDGET DEFICIT ROBERT ROYAL, editor-in-chief of, and FR. GERALD MURRAY, canon lawyer and priest of the Archdiocese of NY join us with analysis of the big news of the week, including the Vatican's budget deficit, and Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen's new trial date in September. THIRTEEN LIVES A look at the new, inspirational film by RON HOWARD, Thirteen Lives
FR. RAYMOND DeSOUZA, commentator and priest of the Archdiocese of Kingston, ON joins us with reaction to Pope Francis' apostolic journey to Canada. CHAD PECKNOLD, professor of theology at Catholic University of America, and PETER KWASNIEWSKI, Ph.D., senior fellow at The St. Paul Center on the big stories of the week from the Vatican and the church in the United States. STEVEN MOSHER, president of The Population Research Institute discusses his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Pandemics.
HISTORIC APPOINTMENTS PHILIP LAWLER, editor of Catholic World News is here with analysis of Pope Francis' historic appointments to the Dicastery for Bishops this week, and the Pope's latest comments regarding rumors of his retirement. CODIFYING ROE? CARTER SNEAD, professor of law at The University of Notre Dame, discusses the executive order by President Biden to protect the right to abortion and whether Roe v. Wade can be codified into law. PRINCIPLED ENTREPRENEURSHIP ANDREAS WIDMER, business coach, mentor, and author discusses his new book, The Art of Principled Entrepreneurship: Creating Enduring Value.
POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS! ROBERT ROYAL, editor-in-chief of, and FR. GERALD MURRAY, canon lawyer and priest of the Archdiocese of NY join us with analysis of the big news of the week, including the Pope's recent comments on abortion, Catholic politicians & Communion, the Vatican-China deal, the liturgy and more. EDUCATION FREEDOM BETSY DeVOS, former Secretary of Education discusses the current state of education in the US, school choice, parental rights and her new book, Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child.
ROE v. WADE OVERTURNED CARRIE SEVERINO, president of The Judicial Crisis Network discusses the recent controversial decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade. SUSAN GALLUCI, executive director of The Northwest Center in Washington, DC discusses the work of crisis pregnancy centers and how they will be affected by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. ABORTION POLICY REP. CHRIS SMITH, US Congressman from New Jersey, co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus discusses how the issue of abortion will now be addressed by individual US states. PUBLIC PRAYER JOSEPH KENNEDY, former high school football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington State discusses his victory in the US Supreme Court, which sided with him after being fired for public prayer on the field after games. INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SAM BROWNBACK, former US Senator from Kansas and the current co-chair of the International Religious Freedom Summit discusses the cause of religious freedom around the world. CHRISTIANS UNDER ATTACK IN NIGERIA MOST REV. JUDE AROGUNDADE, bishop of Ondo Diocese in Nigeria discusses the horrific church massacre by Islamic terrorists in his diocese, and religious freedom under assault in Nigeria.
PERSECUTION IN NIGERIA NINA SHEA, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at The Hudson Institute reports on the ongoing persecution of Christians in Nigeria. ECONOMIC WISDOM FR. ROBERT SIRICO, President of The Acton Institute talks about the Mass, liturgical abuses, & shares his new book, The Economics of the Parables. MATTIE'S MESSAGE JENI STEPANEK, Ph.D., mother of poet and peace activist Mattie Stepanek talks about her son’s message of peace. (ENCORE)
DOMESTIC TERRORISM? JIM HARDEN, President of CompassCare with an upate on the investigation into the firebombing of their crisis pregnancy center in Buffalo, NY. TRADITIONAL CATHOLICISM PETER KWASNIEWSKI, Ph.D., senior fellow at The St. Paul Center and author on the Pope's recent comments on traditional Catholics and liturgy. SCOURGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING TIM BALLARD, founder & president of Operation Underground Railroad discusses the explosion of human trafficking in Ukraine and all over the world.
PREGNANCY CENTERS ATTACKED KYLE SHIDELER, senior analyst at The Center for Security Policy and REV. JAMES HARDEN, CEO of Compass Care Pregnancy Services, talk about the recent attacks on crisis pregnancy centers in the US, including the firebombing of Compass Care's facility in Buffalo, NY. JUSTICES THREATENED CARRIE SEVERINO, president of The Judicial Crisis Network discuss the latest news from the Supreme Court, the recent threats against Supreme Court justices, and the status of the investigation into the leaked draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade. CHURCH MASSACRE in NIGERIA FR. MAURICE EMELU, priest of the Diocese of Orlu in Nigeria shares his thoughts on the Pentecost Sunday massacre at a St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo, Nigeria.
NEW CARDINALS EDWARD PENTIN, Rome Correspondent for The National Catholic Register with the latest news from the Vatican. THE NEXT CONCLAVE ROBERT ROYAL, editor-in-chief of, and FR. GERALD MURRAY, canon lawyer and priest of the Archdiocese of NY join us with analysis of the big news of the week, including the recent Conistory and how the new additions to the College of Cardinals could affect the next papal conclave. CHINA IN THE PACIFIC GORDON CHANG, Asian affairs expert discusses US-China relations, and China's recent efforts at expanding their influence in the South Pacific. FAITH OF OUR FATHERS JOSEPH PEARCE, editor of the St. Austin Review talks about his new book, Faith of Our Fathers: A History of True England and reflects on Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubiliee.
PELOSI & COMMUNION MOST REV. SALVATORE CORDILEONE, Archbishop of San Francisco discusses his decision to bar House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion for her public support for and promotion of abortion. PROTECTING THE SACRAMENT BISHOP ROBERT VASA of Santa Rosa, CA and BISHOP THOMAS PAPROCKI of Springfield, IL join us to talk about their support for ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE's decision. ZEN IN COURT NINA SHEA, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at The Hudson Institute brings us an update on the ongoing legal troubles faced by Cardinal Joseph Zen at the hands of the Communist regime in Hong Kong. TRAGIC SHOOTINGS DR. BILL DONOHUE, sociologist and president of The Catholic League discusses the cultural & societal climate that may be contributing to the recent mass shootings here in the US. FR. STU MARK WAHLBERG & MEL GIBSON discuss their recent film FR. STU as it becomes available on DVD/BluRay and streaming (ENCORE/BEST OF).
US ENERGY POLICY WALID PHARES, Middle-east and US foreign policy expert joins us to discuss the ongoing Russia - Ukraine conflict, the Iran nuclear deal, the skyrocketing cost of fuel here in the US and more. VATICAN-CHINA ROBERT ROYAL, editor-in-chief of reports on the latest news from the Vatican...including the arrest last week of Cardinal Joseph Zen in China, and Pope Francis' recent remarks on the traditional Latin liturgy. TRUE MASCULINITY ANTHONY ESOLEN, professor-in-residence at Magdalen College discusses his new book No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men.
CARDINAL ZEN ARRESTED NINA SHEA, director of The Center for Religious Freedom on the arrest this week of Cardinal Joseph Zen by Communist Chinese authorities. JIMMY LAI HONORED SEBASTIAN LAI, businessman and son of the incarcerated Chinese dissident Jimmy Lai on the occasion of an honorary degree bestowed on Mr. Lai by The Catholic University of America. CHURCHES ATTACKED BILL DONOHUE, president of The Catholic League, and TODD HULSEY, counterterrorism expert and former FBI agent discuss the attacks on Catholic churches in the US following the controversial leaked draft opinion pertaining to Roe vs. Wade from the US Supreme Court. 75 YEARS! FR. DAVID GUFFEY, national director of Family Theater Productions in Los Angeles on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the pioneering Catholic media organization.
LEAKED SCOTUS DRAFT ANGIE THOMAS, associate director of Louisiana Right to Life, and CARRIE SEVERINO, president of The Judicial Crisis Network discuss the latest news from the Supreme Court and the leak of a draft document suggesting Roe v. Wade may be overturned. FUTURE OF ROE v. WADE REP. CHRIS SMITH (R-NJ), US Congressman & co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus weighs in on how Congress might react if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. BIDEN ON ABORTION MOST REV. SALVATORE CORDILEONE, archbishop of San Francisco reacts to Catholic US President Joe Biden's comments on abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court controversy. CALMING THE STORM FR. GERALD MURRAY, priest of the Archdiocese of New York and canon lawyer discusses the news of the week and his new book, Calming the Storm: Navigating the Crisis Facing the Catholic Church and Society.
Highlights from the GIVE TO LIVE benefit held in Los Angeles recently for the persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East, moderated by RAYMOND ARROYO and featuring MEL GIBSON, CHALDEAN BISHOP MICHEL KASSARJI of Beirut, FR. ANDRE MAHANNA, NINA SHEA, AMBASSADOR SAM BROWNBACK, and STEPHEN RASCHE. JOSEPH KENNEDY, former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington State fired for praying with students on the field, and his attorney JEREMY DYS discuss their religious freedom case currently being argued before the US Supreme Court. JESSICA HOOTEN WILSON, scholar in residence at the University of Dallas talks about the the literary power of the saints and her new book, The Scandal of Holiness.
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