The Catholic Current 2019-05-17T14:45:45-04:00

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  • (Dale Ahlquist) G.K. Chesterton: A Knight of the Holy Ghost
    05:00 -06:00
    05-06-19

    GUEST:

    Catholic Author and Renowned Chesterton Scholar, Dale Ahlquist

    Dale Ahlquist is president of the American Chesterton Society. Through his long running television series, The Apostle of Common Sense, as well as his books and lectures, he has helped bring about a great renewed interest in the works of G.K. Chesterton for contemporary readers. He has authored and contributed to several books on Chesterton, including Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton, G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense, and In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton.

     

     

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  • (Amanda Lauer) Faith & Friendship in a Time of War
    05:00 -06:00
    05-07-19

    GUEST:

    Catholic Author, Amanda Lauer

    An avid reader and history buff since childhood, Amanda Lauer fulfilled a lifelong goal with the publication of her debut novel, A World Such as Heaven Intended. Lauer learned the technical aspects of writing as a proofreader in the insurance, newspaper and collegiate arenas. Over the last ten years she has had more than twelve-hundred articles published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States.

     

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  • (Kelly Salomon) How to Choose the Right College
    05:00 -06:00
    05-08-19

    GUEST:

    Kelly Salomon, Director of Newman Guide Programs

    Kelly Salomon is director of Newman Guide programs for The Cardinal Newman Society, which promotes and defends faithful Catholic education.

     

     

     

     

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  • (Suzanne Cruz) How Should We Respond to Stalkers?
    05:00 -06:00
    05-09-19

    GUEST:

    Author and Speaker, Suzanne Cruz

    Recognized by the district attorney’s office as a model for awareness and compassion Suzanne Cruz has over a decade in the law enforcement and professional safety field. Suzanne is a top speaker in colleges on the topic of student safety and success and in the business world leading the way in awareness and mindfulness skills that increase efficiency.

     

     

     

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  • (Marco Respinti ) What’s Happening to Christians in China?
    05:00 -06:00
    05-10-19

    GUEST:

    Marco Respinti – Director-in-Charge, “Bitter Winter”

    Marco Respinti is an Italian professional journalist, essayist, translator, and lecturer. He has contributed and contributes to several journals and magazine both in print and online, both in Italy and abroad. One of his books, published in 2008, concerns human rights in China. A Senior fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, a non-partisan, non-profit U.S. educational organization based in Mecosta, Michigan, he is also a founding member as well as Board member of the Center for European Renewal, a non-profit, non-partisan pan-European educational organization based in The Hague, The Netherlands. He serves as Director-in-Charge of The Journal of CESNUR and Bitter Winter.

     

     

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  • (Michelle Buckman) Death Panels: Fact or Fiction?
    05:00 -06:00
    05-13-19

    GUEST:

    Author and International Speaker, Michelle Buckman

    Michelle Buckman is the author of seven novels including the award-winning novel Rachel’s Contrition, CALA finalist and Moon Beam Bronze award winner Turning in Circles, and Christy Award Finalist Maggie Come Lately. She is an international conference speaker renowned for her dynamic discussions on writing and faith, with special interest in teaching writing workshops. She also leads book discussions with school groups, library groups, and book clubs—both on location and virtually.
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  • (Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse) Survivors of the Sexual Revolution
    05:00 -06:00
    05-14-19

    GUEST:

    Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute

    Dr. Morse is the founder of the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization that defends the family at home and in the public square and equips others to do the same. She is passionate about equipping family advocates with the knowledge and confidence to defend the family at home and in the public square. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and taught economics at Yale and George Mason Universities.

    Dr. Morse and her husband are parents of an adopted child, a birth child, a goddaughter and were foster parents for San Diego County to eight foster children. In 2015, Dr. Morse and her husband relocated to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where the work of the Ruth Institute continues.

     

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  • (Su Laing) Keeping Kids Safe from Violence & Abduction
    05:00 -06:00
    05-15-19

    GUEST: 

    Martial Artist and Diocesan Safe Environment Trainer, Su Laing

    Su Laing is a wife and mother to 2 girls under 12. She lives with her family in Washington State. She is an art teacher, a volunteer and Safe Environment Instructor for the Diocese of Seattle. Growing up reading comic books and watching Kung Fu movies lead Su to have a deep interest in the martial arts. She then dedicated herself to learning traditional Chinese Kung Fu and more recently, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Having experienced violence in her own life, she focused her passion towards teaching self-defense to women and children and has lectured nationally for almost 2 decades. She is a member of the American Women’s Self Defense Association.

    Su is also an advocate for shooting sports and is the Vice President of a shooting sports facility and heads the Western Washington Range Alliance.  (She is also Father McTeigue’s sister!)

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  • (Phil Lawler) What’s Up with the Papacy?
    05:00 -06:00
    05-16-19

    GUEST:

    Journalist and Commentator, Phil Lawler

    Phil Lawler is the editor of Catholic World News (CWN), the first English-language Catholic news service operating on the internet, which he founded in 1995. CWN provides daily headline news coverage for the Catholic Culture site, where Phil Lawler also offers regular analysis and commentary.

     

     

     

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  • (Carolyn Astfalk) What Is a Catholic Author and Why Should We Care?
    05:00 -06:00
    05-17-19

    GUEST:

    Author and Journalist, Carolyn Astfalk

    Carolyn Astfalk was raised mainly at church basement rummage sales and other parish-sponsored events. She worked her way up to “pup girl” at weekly Bingo and even served as a parish organist for several years. Having reached the apex of parish ministry, she moved to the state capital to advance her churchy career.

    Carolyn served as communications director and registered lobbyist for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference for a decade, advocating for religious liberty; prolife, pro-family issues, Catholic education, and healthcare, among others.

     

     

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  • (Brendan Young) Where’s Saint Michael the Archangel When We Need Him?
    05:00 -06:00
    05-20-19

    GUEST:

    Independent journalist, Brendan Young

    Brendan Young is a young, traditional Catholic journalist. Originally from Buffalo, New York he has a particular interest in the fields of Mariology and liturgy. Fluent in several languages, he completed theological studies in Italy, and has contributed to various publications and websites including Catholic Family News, The Fatima Crusader and others.

     

     

     

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  • (Joseph Pearce) Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know
    05:00 -06:00
    05-21-19

    GUEST:

    Joseph Pearce, Author, Critic, Scholar

    Joseph Pearce is Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative. A native of England, Mr. Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, editor of Faith & Culture, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, which include The Quest for ShakespeareTolkien: Man and MythThe Unmasking of Oscar WildeC. S. Lewis and The Catholic ChurchLiterary ConvertsWisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. ChestertonSolzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc.

     

     

     

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  • (Fr. Casey Jones) How To Crush The Morale of Priests
    05:00 -06:00
    05-22-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Casey Jones of the Diocese of Venice, Florida

    A priest of the Diocese of Venice, Florida, Fr. Casey Jones is administrator of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naples, Catholic campus minister and chaplain at Florida Golf University and co-founder of Priestfit. You can find him on Twitter @FathaFloyd.

     

     

     

     

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  • (Dr. Anthony Esolen) Defending Boyhood
    05:00 -06:00
    05-23-19

    GUEST:

    Dr. Anthony Esolen of Thomas More College 

    Anthony M. Esolen is a writer, social commentator, translator of classical poetry, and professor of English Renaissance and classical literature at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. He taught at Furman University and Providence College before transferring to Thomas More in 2017.

    Esolen has translated into English Dante‘s Divine ComedyLucretius‘ On the Nature of Things, and Torquato Tasso‘s Jerusalem Delivered. In addition to multiple books, he is the author of numerous articles in such publications as The Modern AgeThe Catholic World ReportChroniclesThe Claremont Review of BooksThe Public DiscourseFirst ThingsCrisis MagazineThe Catholic Thing, and Touchstone, for which he serves as a senior editor. He is a regular contributor to Magnificat, and has written frequently for a host of other online journals.

     

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  • (Pamela Whitehead) Inspecting Abortion Clinics: What We’ve Found
    05:00 -06:00
    05-24-19

    GUEST:

    Pro-Life Activist, Pamela Whitehead

    My passion for LIFE was inspired by a dramatic conversion in 2009 and a revival in my heart in 2012. A ministry was birthed in me by God that year to BE THE ONE for women who feel backed into a corner with no way out except abortion, to unmask the deception that we can’t parent and prosper, and to offer a hand up instead of just a handout. My deepest desire is that all human life would be seen as valuable and that abortion would become unthinkable because we have wrapped women in love and resources. I intend to facilitate the journey for women who have been involved in abortion to collide with their destiny: from helpless to hopeful, from subjugated to powerful! I am a US Army veteran and I worked as a medic and lab tech for 20 years. I have 3 children (one I placed for adoption) and an amazing, supportive husband who covers me in prayer! I am from Alabama but I got to Texas as fast as I could!

     

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