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 - 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.
Conversations with Consequences - 06/05/2020 - Human trafficking & sexual exploitation
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie tackles the issue of human trafficking with Luke de Pulford, founder and visionary behind the ARISE Foundation. With over 40 million people enslaved around the world, Luke sheds light on his greatest ally in fighting modern day slavery: religious sisters--who've been at the helm for years. Grazie also chats with Sister Lynda Dearlove who works directly with those suffering from sexual exploitation in London's East End. Stay tuned 'til the end for a very special homily by Father Roger Landry
Conversations with Consequences - 05/30/2020 - Meghan Cox Gurdon/Jim Wahlberg
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson speak with Meghan Cox Gurdon of the Wall Street Journal about her book, "The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction." Shedding light on what families can do together during these days of isolation, Meghan shares some enlightening research on how reading-aloud to your family members--of any age--can be good not only for the soul, but the brain. The children's book critic also shares some must-reads as we approach these summer months. With so many living alone and feeling the impact of the quarantine, TCA colleague Ashley McGuire joins Grazie for a moving chat with former addict Jim Wahlberg of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. The trio discuss some alarming statistics on what some health officials are calling 'deaths of despair' and how we, as Catholics, can help bring light into the lives of those suffering around us. Stay tuned 'til the end for a very special homily by Father Roger Landry and join the show every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 05/23/2020 - Dan Crenshaw/Dr. Timothy Flanigan
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson speak with Navy Seal-turned-Congressman Dan Crenshaw about his recent piece in the Wall Street Journal on opening back up amid this pandemic, given the ever-polarizing political world we are in. The Congressman also shares his thoughts as we mark Memorial Day, and what we might learn from those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. TCA colleague Andrea Picciotti-Bayer also joins in with Dr. Timothy Flanigan as we take a look at the current landscape of the pandemic and best practices for opening back up. The Catholic deacon also sheds light on how best to answer the call of our Catholic faith amid this current crisis. Stay tuned 'til the end for a very special homily by Father Roger Landry and join the show every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 05/16/2020 - Steven Mosher/Congressman Brad Wenstrup
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson speak all things China with Steven Mosher of the Population Research Institute. We discuss violations of religious freedom within the country,the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, and the history of China's one-child policy. Congressman Brad Wenstrup of Ohio also joins with a look at China and current congressional action. We also look at how best to get our churches, schools, and businesses open during this coronavirus pandemic. Marking Foster Care month, we also speak about the beauty of adoption--all on a fast-paced, fun, and insightful new episode! Stay tuned 'til the end for a very special homily by Father Roger Landry and join the show every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 05/09/2020 - George Weigel/Carrie Severino
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie, Maureen Ferguson, and Ashley McGuire speak with Catholic scholar, author, and biographer George Weigel about the life and legacy of St. John Paul II as we approach his centenary. Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network also joins with a Supreme Court round-up with arguments heard this week on the Little Sisters of the Poor case, a rare documentary of Justice Clarence Thomas airing this month on PBS, and the relevance of her bestselling book on Justice Brett Kavanaugh--all on an inspiring and thought-provoking new episode. Stay tuned 'til the end for a very special homily by Father Roger Landry and join the show every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 05/02/2020 - Anne Schlafly Cori/Lori Windham
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie is joined by TCA colleagues Andrea Picciotti-Bayer and Ashley McGuire to discuss the realities of homeschooling amid this coronavirus pandemic. Anne Schlafly Cori also joins to discuss the new Hulu miniseries that plays fast and loose with her mother's life, Mrs. America. Anne sets the record straight on the amazing work her mother forged in defeating the ERA and how this battle still continues today. With the Little Sisters of the Poor heading back to the Supreme Court in an historic telephonic argument in the age of the coronavirus, Lori Windham, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund, joins with the latest on the case and how this long battle might ultimately end for the Little Sisters who work selflessly for the elderly and those most in need. Stay tuned til the end for an inspiring homily from Father Roger Landry and make sure to tune in every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 04/25/2020 - Melissa Moschella - Children’s Autonomy
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer speak with Philosophy professor Melissa Moschella of The Catholic University of America about her book: To Whom Do Children Belong? Parental Rights, Civic Education and Children’s Autonomy--in light of a recent article in Harvard Magazine that attacks homeschooling, going so far as to call it 'dangerous'. Father Jeffrey Kirby also joins to discuss issues revolving around end-of-life care given the pandemic we are all facing--and the importance of not losing our civility in the midst of this crisis. Father Roger Landry of the National Catholic Register also joins at the end with an inspiring homily for this Sunday's Gospel. Join the show every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
Conversations with Consequences - 04/18/2020 - Melissa Overmyer/Fr. Michael Gaitley
On this week's Conversations with Consequences, Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer speak with Catholic author and evangelist Melissa Overmyer about ways to stop worrying and start praying amid this coronavirus pandemic and we discuss Divine Mercy Sunday with the author of the 33 Days Spirituality series with Father Michael Gaitley, Director of Evangelization for the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and Director of Formation for the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy. Stay tuned 'til the end for a very special homily by Father Roger Landry and join the show every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio.
Conversations with Consequences - 04/11/2020 - Helen Alvaré/Mary Rice Hasson
On a special Holy Saturday episode of Conversations with Consequences, The Catholic Association’s Dr. Grazie Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer discuss the recent news from Australia regarding Cardinal Pell now free just in time for Easter with Helen Alvaré, a Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Mary Rice Hasson of the Catholic Women's Forum also joins with a thoughtful look at the opportunities for growth and advancement during this time of coronavirus quarantine. Stay tuned ‘til the end for a special homily for Easter Sunday with Father Roger Landry and make sure to catch us every Saturday at 5pm ET on EWTN radio!
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!