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.
Impact of the Pandemic on Kids
Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson chat with Catholic Congresswoman Virginia Foxx about the impact of the pandemic on children and protecting life at every stage.
Mental Health Crisis on School Campuses
Dr. Grazie Christie and Ashley McGuire discuss the dire situation many children and teens are facing amid the ongoing pandemic with a mental health crisis looming and upticks in violence on school campuses.
Fr. Mike Schmitz
Dr. Grazie Christie chats with Father Mike Schmitz about his Bible in a Year podcast and his upcoming appearance at the March for Life in January!
Montse Alvarado
Dr. Grazie Christie and co-host and TCA colleague Ashley McGuire catch up with Montse Alvarado, host of EWTN News In Depth about the most important religious freedom cases that marked this year. Father Roger Landry joins taking us on a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land as we prepare our hearts and minds this Advent..
Tom Carroll
TCA colleague Maureen Ferguson joins as we hear about a sneaky provision that the Biden administration is attempting to put into the Build Back Better bill that would adversely affect Catholic early education programs with Tom Carroll, superintendent of Boston Archdiocese Catholic schools.
Erika Bachiochi and Professor Deborah Savage
As oral arguments were heard this week at the Supreme Court on Dobbs v. Jackson, Dr. Grazie Christie and Maureen Ferguson devote the entire hour to the case with legal scholar and author Erika Bachiochi and Professor Deborah Savage.
Dr. John Bruchalski/Archbishop Naumann
During this Thanksgiving week, Dr. Grazie Christie and co-host Leigh Snead look ahead to the most critical abortion case being heard by the Supreme Court next week revisiting with Dr. John Bruchalski discussing his powerful conversion and the role pro-life pregnancy centers play in offering women REAL choice. Archbishop Naumann also joins with a call for Catholics to pray for Dobbs!
Carter Snead
As the Supreme Court takes up a critical abortion case this December, legal scholar Carter Snead of the University of Notre Dame joins Dr. Grazie Christie and Leigh Snead to discuss this important case and why abortion is “completely untethered from the Constitution’s text, history, and tradition."
Noelle Mering
In light of Archbishop Gomez's recent words on woke ideologies becoming the new religions of our day, Noelle Mering of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins to discuss what we as Catholics can do to combat these popular movements in light of her own research and book, 'Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology.'
Louis Brown/Fr. Ben Kiely
Dr. Grazie Christie and Ashley McGuire talk with Louis Brown of Christ Medicus Foundation about the recent attacks on religious freedom when it comes to Catholic medical conscience. Father Ben Kiely also joins, discussing the ordination of now-Father Michael Nazir-Ali!
Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Jeanne Mancini
Pro-life warriors Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Jeanne Mancini join Dr. Grazie Christie this week to discuss the importance of praying for Dobbs & the new theme of the 2022 March for Life; Equality Begins in the Womb!
Kevin Turley
With the tragic death of British Catholic politician Sir David Amess, we go across the pond to get the latest in London with Kevin Turley of the National Catholic Register.
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.
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!
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!