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.
2021-10-16 05:00:00 UTC
Dr. Brad Wilcox/Edward Pentin
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 05:00:00 UTC
What Are the Intentions of Social Media Networks?
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 05:00:00 UTC
Mary Hasson/Father Ben Kiely
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 05:00:00 UTC
Texas Heartbeat bill & companies that support it
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 05:00:00 UTC
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
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 05:00:00 UTC
Damon Owens/Kevin Vost
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 05:00:00 UTC
Helen Alvare/Erika Bachiochi
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 05:00:00 UTC
Edward Pentin/Kathryn Lopez
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 05:00:00 UTC
Eric Patterson
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 05:00:00 UTC
Mike Aquilina/Pablo Kay
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 05:00:00 UTC
Conversations with Consequences - 06/26/2021 - Abigail Tucker/Fr. Jeff Kirby
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 05:00:00 UTC
Conversations with Consequences - 06/19/2021 - Katy Faust/Brian Burch
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 05:00:00 UTC
Conversations with Consequences - 06/12/2021 - Carter Snead/Maureen Ferguson/Stephen Gabriel
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 05:00:00 UTC
Conversations with Consequences - 06/05/2021 - Theology of the Body
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 05:00:00 UTC
Conversations with Consequences - 05/29/2021 - Bishop Donald Hying/Fr. Benedict Kiely
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.