The Catholic Current Show Schedule

The Catholic Current Show Schedule

Click on the title of each show to listen to the podcast (available after the show has aired).

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July 26 - August 01
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    Tools for Building Faithful Families (Lynn Johnson & Christian Meert)

    05:00 -06:00

    Lynn Johnson is the assistant secretary at HHS’s Administration for Children and Families. She was confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 2018. Mrs. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. She is a graduate of the Federal Judicial Center National Leadership Development Program and Harvard Executive Education for State and Local Governments. Before joining the Trump administration, Mrs. Johnson served as the executive director of Jefferson County Human Services in Colorado, overseeing the county’s Head Start program, as well as programs on the workforce, career and family services, child welfare, justice services, and community assistance. Prior to this position, Mrs. Johnson ran her own consulting firm, which dealt with mental health, high-risk youth, developmental disabilities, child welfare and early childhood education. Mrs. Johnson served as a senior specialist with the U.S. Courts as a probation and parole officer. Mrs. Johnson has been happily married for 32 years and is the mother of three adult children.

    Christian Meert was born and raised in Morocco in a Catholic family. One of his uncles was a Franciscan priest and his sister is still a Franciscan Missionary of Mary in Casablanca. Mr. Meert received his Masters in International Business in Montpellier in 1976 and worked as the Regional Director of an American company for 15 years. He has been happily married since 1977 and has five daughters and eleven grandchildren. They started the House of the Community in Denver at the call of Archbishop Chaput in 1999. In 2004 Mr. Meert and his wife, Christine founded and then left the Community to dedicate themselves to this new ministry. Mr. and Mrs. Meert has been the Directors of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Colorado Springs since 2005. In 2010, they became American citizens.


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    Discernment, Cancel Culture, and the Demonic (Fr. Bill Watson)

    05:00 -06:00

    Fr. Bill Watson, S.J. specializes in building enduring Ignatian-based programs that stand the test of time. The Encounter program at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon turned 40 in 2019 and has transformed the school. The 5-Day Ignatian Retreat at Georgetown University had its 30th anniversary in 2017 and the Georgetown Freshman ESCAPE retreat celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016. Many evangelization programs have a shelf-life or become the victims of unplanned obsolesce. The evangelization programs of Sacred Story Institute, based on Fr. Watson’s past track record, will become part of your faith community and endure in their relevance and effectiveness for decades to come.

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    Who Is Speaking for Black Americans? (Ken Blackwell/ Larry Elder)

    05:00 -06:00

    Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council.  He is a national bestselling author of three books: Rebuilding America: A Prescription For Creating Strong Families, Building The Wealth Of Working People, And Ending Welfare; The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency; and Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America. He was mayor of Cincinnati, Treasurer and Secretary of State for Ohio, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He was a delegate to the White House Summit on Retirement Savings in 1998 and 2002. During the 1990s, he served on the congressionally appointed National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform and the board of the International Republican Institute. He was Co-Chairman of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board from 1999-2001. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Xavier University in Ohio, where he later served as a vice president and member of its faculty. In 1992, he received Xavier’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and was inducted into Xavier’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.

    Larry Elder is best-selling author and radio talk-show host. Larry, the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has hosted the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March, 1994. “The Larry Elder Show,” a top-rated daily program on KRLA AM 870 in Los Angeles. He attended Brown University, receiving a BA in Political Science in 1974. He then attended the University of Michigan, School of Law, graduating in 1977. After graduation, he worked with a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced litigation. He then opened “Laurence A. Elder and Associates,” a business specializing in recruiting experienced attorneys. At the same time, he hosted a topic-oriented television show in Cleveland, first on PBS, then on the local Fox affiliate. Larry was the host of the television show, “The Larry Elder Show,” an hour-long, multi-topic show that brought common sense, sound advice and realistic, workable solutions. Elder was the subject of profiles by both “60 Minutes” and “20/20.”  He was the reporter for several episodes of the groundbreaking PBS “National Desk” series, including “Redefining Racism: Fresh Voices From Black America.” His PBS work earned him a 1998 AEGIS Award of Excellence, a 1998 Telly award, and a 1999 Emerald City Gold Award of Excellence. Larry Elders has produced a new documentary, “Uncle Tom: An Oral History of the American Black Conservative”.

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    Has the Church Become Lawless? (R. Cort Kirkwood)

    05:00 -06:00

    R. Cort Kirkwood has been writing about American politics and culture for 35 years. His articles have appeared in Crisis, The Remnant, Chronicles, National Review, The New American, and elsewhere. He was editor of the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va. for 18 years and is the author of Real Men: Ten Courageous Americans to Know and Admire.


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    St. Ignatius of Loyola: A Soldier Saint for Our Time (Fr. Geger)

    05:00 -06:00

    Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Fr. Barton Geger entered the Jesuits in 1990. He obtained his doctorate in sacred theology from Madrid’s Pontifical Comillas University in 2010. He taught theology at Denver’s Regis University and is the general editor of Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. He is now an assistant professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, where he is also a research scholar at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies.

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