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 - 04/04/2020 - Fr. Benedict Kiely/Tom Farr
Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer travel across the pond to discuss the latest on the coronavirus crisis with Father Benedict Kiely, Founder of Nasarean.org. Father discusses his own experience in isolation after travel to the States as well as how this virus is impacting the most vulnerable in Africa and the Middle East: the persecuted Christians. Tom Farr of the Religious Freedom Institute also joins with a look at how this pandemic is impacting religious liberty and conscience rights. Tom also discusses the plight of Christians in China where the coronavirus was first detected. Join Conversations with Consequences every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 03/28/2020 - David Reinhard
Meeting the coronavirus moment, the The Catholic Association’s Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer discuss the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor with Sister Constance Veit as they are helping to protect the most vulnerable--the elderly and the infirm from the deadly virus. Author and historian David Reinhard joins with a unique look at protecting the Little Sisters' right to serve and the beauty of Catholic organizations that have helped communities in the face of crises for centuries. We also get a tour of the frontlines with a doctor battling the disease and helping patients in one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country--and our good friend Father Roger Landry offers some spiritual wisdom as we go through the rest of our Lenten journey--with much of the nation in quarantine and unable to attend Mass... Catch us every Saturday 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 03/21/2020 - Dr. Timothy Flanigan
Dr. Grazie Christie hosts a special episode of Conversations with Consequences devoted to the coronavirus pandemic featuring Dr. Timothy Flanigan, a Catholic deacon and professor of Medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Alpert Medical School of Brown University with a look at the way this virus spreads and his own experience working with infectious diseases including the Ebola virus. Father Thomas Petri, Dean at the Dominican House of Studies also joins with advice for every Catholic on how to nourish our lives spiritually while many churches are closed and the importance of making a spiritual communion. Join us Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 03/14/2020 - Dr. Greg Popcak
Catholic family counselor Dr. Gregory Popcak of EWTN radio's More to Life joins the Catholic Association’s Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer in a new episode of Conversations with Consequences. Dr. Popcak discusses mental illness and what our Catholic response should be including issues revolving around depression, pornography addiction, the opioid crisis, and much more! Catch us every Saturday 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 03/07/2020 - Kathryn Jean Lopez
Kathryn Jean Lopez, Editor-at-Large of the National Review, joins the Catholic Association’s Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer in a new episode of Conversations with Consequences. Foster care advocate and adoptive mother of 4 children Kelly Rosati also joins in this special edition on foster care within the United States. We look at the Christian ethos of adoption, the role the opioid crisis is having on the system, and we discuss the fate of faith-based adoption agencies with many having to shutter their doors--this--and much more! Catch us every Saturday 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 02/29/2020 - John Bursh
Vice President of Appellate Advocacy and Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, John Bursch, joins the Catholic Association’s Dr. Grazie Christie, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, and Ashley McGuire in a new episode of Conversations with Consequences. John shares a thought-provoking analysis of the most important Supreme Court cases coming this term including a Louisiana abortion law that could signal a major turning point in the long movement against abortion in America, gender identity, potential threats to the seal of confession, and more! Tune in every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 02/22/2020 - Sam Brownback
Ambassador of International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback joins The Catholic Association’s Dr. Grazie Christie, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, and Maureen Ferguson in a new episode of Conversations with Consequences. Ambassador Brownback delves into issues of religious freedom around the world including the strict religious guidelines now in-effect in China, the Abrahamic Faith Initiative, and what his office is doing for the plight of persecuted Christians everywhere. The ambassador also touches upon the new International Religious Freedom Alliance and the 27 countries taking part in the newly formed collective. Join The Catholic Association every week--tune in Saturdays at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 02/15/2020 - Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Pol
Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins the Catholic Association’s Dr. Grazie Christie, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, and Ashley McGuire in a new episode of Conversations with Consequences. Mary breaks down the real threat of gender ideology within public schools and why it's time to Get Out Now! Mary also shares her important work bringing Catholic women and thought leaders together spearheading the Catholic Women's Forum. and she gives some insight on what we might expect from the much anticipated McCarrick report. Tune in every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 02/08/2020 - with guest: Congressman Chris Smith
The ladies of the Catholic Association bring you witty and charming, in-depth conversations that Matter to you. Join them as they meet with Congressman Chris Smith about the Pro-Life situation in this country!
Conversations with Consequences - 02/06/2020 - What is “Conversations with Consequences
Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Piciotti-Bayer discuss the work of The Catholic Association and their new EWTN Radio show, “Conversations with Consequences” on the EWTN Radio program THE CHURCH ALIVE
Conversations with Consequences - 02/01/2020 - George Weigel
George Weigel, Distinguished Fellow at Washington, DC’s Ethics and Public Policy Center joins the Catholic Association’s Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer in this inaugural episode of Conversations with Consequences. The three discuss Cardinal George Pell’s upcoming appeal to Australia’s high court, Cardinal Sarah’s book on priestly celibacy, the Oscar-nominated film “The Two Popes” and advice for Catholics in 2020.