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 - 09/19/2020 - Professor Adrian Vermeule
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie discusses the rise of Liberalism given these current contentious times with two notable professors. Professor Adrian Vermeule of Harvard University joins with his new book, Law & Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State, and his own concept of common good
Conversations with Consequences - 09/12/2020 - Alfonso Aguilar
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie gets a look at the current political season with Alfonso Aguilar, President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, discussing some of the most important issues to Latino Catholics.
Conversations with Consequences - 09/05/2020 - Gia Chacon/Fr. Ben Kiely
On a new episode of Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie talks about modern-day martyrs with Gia Chacon, founder of March for Martyrs. Father Ben Kiely of Nasarean.org also joins with a look at the impact the coronavirus is having on persecuted Christians around the world.
Conversations with Consequences - 08/29/2020 - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone about his creative ways of bringing the sacraments to the Faithful amidst another COVID lockdown that only allows 12 at an outdoor Mass.
Conversations with Consequences - 08/22/2020 - Bill McGurn
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie focuses on the crisis in China as the Communist party tightening its grip in Hong Kong. Veteran journalist Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal joins to share a moving story of his godson, billionaire tycoon Jimmy Lai, who was arrested, and most likely will be placed in prison.
Conversations with Consequences - 08/15/2020 - Chad Pecknold/Jonathan Butcher
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie talks with Professor Chad Pecknold of Catholic University of America about getting kids back to school this Fall. Heritage education expert Jonathan Butcher also joins telling us: "If summer 2020 was the season parents, students, and educators considered the cost of the pandemic, fall will be the time families seek value."
Conversations with Consequences - 08/08/2020 - Natasha Howes/Fr. Thomas Petri
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie gets a firsthand look at a new movie out this month exploring the story of Fatima with producer Natasha Howes. Dominican Father Thomas Petri also joins to share the wonder of apparitions and why the Blessed Mother reveals herself to us--just when we need her the most.
Conversations with Consequences - 08/01/2020 - Sen. Katrina Jackson
On a special edition of Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson talk with pro-life democratic state senator Katrina Jackson of Louisiana about Planned Parenthood's racist origins plus a recent SCOTUS ruling on legislation authored by Jackson herself.
Conversations with Consequences - 07/25/2020 - George Weigel/Brad Wilcox
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson get a firsthand look at George Weigel's The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission. Drawing on his personal conversations with Pope John Paul II, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis, Weigel offers a look at challenges the next pontificate might face and how watered-down Catholicism has always lost when it comes to true Church leadership. With many states still in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic and school closures across the nation, Brad Wilcox of the National Marriage Project joins with a look at some rather uplifting trends he has found with regard to love and marriage--offering some silver linings to the lonely world of lockdown. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Make sure to tune in every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 07/18/2020 - Montse Alvarado from Becket Fund
On this week’s Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson are joined by Montse Alvarado, Executive Director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, celebrating TWO big wins at the Supreme Court–the Little Sisters of the Poor–and great news for Catholic schools!
Conversations with Consequences - 07/11/2020 - Archbishop Thomas Wenski
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson discuss some BIG wins for religious freedom from the Supreme Court affecting both Catholic schools and institutions! Archbishop Thomas Wenski also joins Grazie for a round-up of religious freedom issues as he takes the reins as Chairman of the US Bishops' committee on religious liberty. As churches reopened for Mass this past weekend in the U.K., we also chat with Luke Coppen of Catholic News Agency about the impact of the pandemic on Catholic life in Europe. We also discuss a couple of pro-life wins in the House of Commons--stay tuned til the end for a very inspiring homily from Father Roger Landry--and make sure to tune in every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 07/04/2020 - Helen Alvaré/Congressman Dan Lipinski
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson are joined by legal scholar Helen Alvaré with a look at two Supreme Court rulings this week including a big win for Catholic schools across the nation--plus--we hear from Congressman Dan Lipinski! Make sure to tune in every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio.
Conversations with Consequences - 06/27/2020 - Jeanne Allen
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson are joined by Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform to discuss the fate of Catholic schools as so many face closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tune in every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 06/20/2020 - Ryan Anderson/Dr. Alveda King
Dr. Grazie Christie chats with Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation about the recent SCOTUS ruling and Dr. Alveda King leads us to love in this time of social and political unrest--stay tuned til the end for Father Landry--and join us every Saturday at 5pm ET!
Conversations with Consequences - 06/13/2020 - Sohrab Ahmari/Mary Hasson
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie speaks with Catholic journalist and author Sohrab Ahmari about his own experiences during the protests in New York City and what, we as Catholics, can do to unify. Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center also joins with her thoughts on the role prayer can have during these troubling times. Join us every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio.