The Catholic Current 2019-10-14T14:57:52-04:00

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  • (Su Laing) Encore: Keeping Kids Safe from Violence & Abduction
    05:00 -06:00
    09-02-19

    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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  • (Fr. Paul McDonald) The Fight Against Modernism
    05:00 -06:00
    09-03-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Paul McDonald

    Fr. Paul McDonald was ordained in 1988 and is currently the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chippawa, Ontario, Canada, in the Diocese of St. Catharines. He has written for various publications and spoken at many conferences. He has a particular interest in the life, ministry and papacy of Pope Saint Pius X and his fight against the heresy of modernism.

     

     

     

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  • (Dr. Peter Kwasniewski) Have We Gone Liturgically Insane?
    05:00 -06:00
    09-04-19

    GUEST:

    Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

    A Thomistic theologian, liturgical scholar, and choral composer, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College and Catholic University of America. He has taught at the International Theological Institute in Austria, the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Austria Program, and Wyoming Catholic College, which he helped establish in 2006. He writes regularly for Catholic blogs and has published seven books, the most recent being Tradition and Sanity (Angelico, 2018). His website is: www.peterkwasniewski.com.

     

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  • (Dr. Leonard Sax) The Vatican’s Recent Document on Gender Theory
    05:00 -06:00
    09-05-19

    GUEST:

    Dr. Leonard Sax

    Since 2001, Dr. Leonard Sax has visited and worked with more than 400 schools, universities, juvenile justice facilities, communities of faith, corporations, pre-Ks and nursery schools, community groups and parent groups. That work, combined with his 30+ years as both a physician (M.D.) and as a Ph.D. psychologist, has given Dr. Sax a unique perspective on the challenges facing young people today, and what they need to fulfill their potential. His website is: http://www.leonardsax.com.

     

     

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  • (Fr. Francesco Giordano/Fr. Paul McDonald) From Divorce to Transhumanism/Is the Pope above the word of God?
    05:00 -06:00
    09-06-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Francesco Giordano

    Father Francesco Giordano is director of Human Life International’s Rome. A diocesan priest based in Rome, Italy, he was ordained a priest in 2009. He teaches at both the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) and the Rome program of Christendom College.

     

     

     

    Fr. Paul McDonald

    Fr. Paul McDonald was ordained in 1988 and is currently the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chippawa, Ontario, Canada, in the Diocese of St. Catharines. He has written for various publications and spoken at many conferences. He has a particular interest in the life, ministry and papacy of Pope Saint Pius X and his fight against the heresy of modernism.

     

     

     

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  • ENCORE: And Then There Were None (Laura Ricketts)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-09-19

    GUEST:

    Laura Ricketts

    Laura Ricketts is client manager for And Then There Were None (ATTWN), a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating abortion by concretely helping abortion workers leave the industry. A homeschooling wife and mother, Laura is also a birth and bereavement doula, as well as a speaker and writer. She serves on various boards. She tweets @filumenabirth.

     

     

     

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  • Culture? Morality? Crisis. (Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse)
    05:00 -07:00
    09-10-19

    GUEST:

    Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

    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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  • Father Emil Kapaun: Priest, P.O.W., Saint? (Fr. Tony Stephens, CPM)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-11-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Tony Stephens, CPM

    Fr. Tony Stephens was born in 1976 and is a native of Angelus, Kansas. He graduated from a public high school in 1995 and afterwards attended Christendom College in Front Royal Virginia. Discerning a call to religious life and the priesthood, he joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2000.

    He was ordained a priest in 2005, and he served for two years as the assistant pastor of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Nicholasville, KY. In 2007, Fr. Tony was assigned to preach parish retreats.  His travels have taken him all over the United States, into Canada, and to Australia.

     

    Fr. McTeigue’s Show Resources:

    Servant of God, Father Emil Kapaun

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  • Satanism in the Public Square (John Horvat)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-12-19

    GUEST:

    John Horvat

    John Horvat II is Vice President of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP). Mr. Horvat is a scholar, speaker, researcher and educator. He is also the author of the book Return to Order. His writings have also appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Crisis, and The Washington Post.

     

     

     

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  • Are America’s Schools Safe? (Max Eden/Andrew Pollack)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-13-19

    GUEST:

    Max Eden 

    Max Eden is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Before joining MI, he was program manager of the education policy studies department at the American Enterprise Institute. Eden’s research interests include early education, school choice, and federal education policy. He holds a B.A. in history from Yale University.

     

     

     

    Andrew Pollack

    Andrew Pollack is the father of Meadow Pollack, a victim of the Parkland shooting. Meadow died from multiple bullet wounds while shielding a younger student from the killer. Andrew then worked with Max Eden to write the book, Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students.

     

     

     

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  • Faith and Reason – Enemies or Friends? (Fr. Paul McDonald)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-16-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Paul McDonald

    Fr. Paul McDonald was ordained in 1988 and is currently the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chippawa, Ontario, Canada, in the Diocese of St. Catharines. He has written for various publications and spoken at many conferences. He has a particular interest in the life, ministry and papacy of Pope Saint Pius X and his fight against the heresy of modernism. Follow him on Twitter @paulus1988.

     

     

     

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  • Open Forum Q and A with Fr. Robert McTeigue
    05:00 -06:00
    09-17-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J., Ph.D.

    Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J., Ph.D., is a member of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. A professor of philosophy and theology, he has taught and lectured throughout the world. He has extensive experience in spiritual direction, retreat ministry and religious formation. He is also a member of the Ethics Committee of the Catholic Medical Association. Father is the published author of “I Have Someone to Tell You: A Jesuit Heralds the Gospel.” His weekly column, published on Wednesdays, can be found at Aleteia.org. He is host and producer of “The Catholic Current,” airing 5:00 PM Eastern each weekday and is a contributor to Catholic World Report.

     

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  • Miracles 101 (Fr. Paul McDonald)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-18-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Paul McDonald

    Fr. Paul McDonald was ordained in 1988 and is currently the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chippawa, Ontario, Canada, in the Diocese of St. Catharines. He has written for various publications and spoken at many conferences. He has a particular interest in the life, ministry and papacy of Pope Saint Pius X and his fight against the heresy of modernism. Follow him on Twitter @paulus1988.

     

     

     

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  • The Power of Truth (Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-19-19

    GUEST: 

    Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. of Ignatius Press

    In 1974 Father Joseph Fessio, S.J. returned to the United States from then-West Germany, where he had completed his doctoral studies in theology under then-Professor Joseph Ratzinger (who would later become Pope Benedict XVI). Previously Father  Fessio had been pursuing graduate studies in theology in France, mentored by Father Henri de Lubac, S.J. (later to be made a Cardinal by Pope St. John Paul II). It was Father de Lubac who proposed to Father Fessio that he write his doctoral thesis on the theology of Father Hans Urs von Balthasar, whom Father de Lubac described as ‘the greatest theologian or our time…and perhaps of all time’. (Father von Balthasar was also named a Cardinal by Pope St. John Paul II but died shortly before being officially received into the College of Cardinals.)  It was also Father de Lubac who wrote to Professor Ratzinger asking that Father Fessio be accepted by him as a doctoral student.

     

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  • Why Are Millennials Turning to Tradition? (Scott Smith)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-20-19

    GUEST:

    Scott Smith

    Scott Smith is a Catholic attorney, author, and theologian. He lives in southern Louisiana with his wife and four children. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 2006 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2013 with a Juris Doctor and DCL, and from Notre Dame Seminary in 2016 with a Masters in Theology.

     

     

     

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  • Padre Pio – Still Working Miracles? (Fr. Ladis Cizik)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-23-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Ladis Cizik

    Fr. Ladis Cizik is one of the foremost experts on the life of Saint Padre Pio. He was ordained in 1987 and has served as the Chaplain of the Divine Child Jesus Saint Padre Pio Prayer Group in the Diocese of Pittsburgh since 1988. He produced the first English translation of Padre Pio’s Decree of Heroic Virtues, Padre Pio The Blessed – Decree, and has led countless pilgrimages and devotions in honor of the great saint. He is the author of a ground-breaking article, translated into several languages, refuting numerous claims that Padre Pio had said the Novus Ordo Mass entitled, Saint Padre Pio NEVER said the Novus Ordo Mass.

     

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  • Our Lady of Mercy and Her Mercedarians (Fr. Daniel Bowen, O de M)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-24-19

    GUEST:

    Fr. Daniel Bowen

    Fr. Daniel Bowen is a member of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy. He serves as the Vocations Director of the Mercedarian Friars, USA.

     

     

     

     

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  • The Witches Are Back (Matt Archbold)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-25-19

    GUEST:

    Matt Archbold

    Matt Archbold is a father of five children, an author, and a columnist for several prominent Catholic publications. Matt’s book “Faith Under Fire –Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage” has received wide acclaim for its portrayals of Christians facing intolerance, oppression, and even violence with expressions of love and faith. Matt has been a guest on several radio shows including EWTN Radio and Teresa Tomeo and Patrick Coffin.

     

     

     

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  • Women vs. Feminism:  What’s New in the Gender Wars? (Dr. Joanna Williams)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-26-19

    Listen LIVE at 5:00 PM Eastern!

    GUEST:

    Dr. Joanna Williams

    Joanna Williams is head of education and culture at Policy Exchange and associate editor of spiked. Previously she taught at the University of Kent where she was director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Joanna is the author of Women vs Feminism, Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity and Consuming Higher Education: why learning can’t be bought. She has written about higher education, feminism and gender for a number of publications including the Times Higher Education, American Conservative, the Spectator and the Telegraph.

     

     

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  • Is it Time to Abolish the USCCB? (Leila Lawler)
    05:00 -06:00
    09-27-19

    Listen LIVE at 5:00 PM Eastern!

    GUEST:

    Leila Lawler

    Leila M. Lawler is a wife, mother of seven, and grandmother of four (and counting), living in central Massachusetts. She is a convert to Catholicism from nothing-ism with a brief, completely uninformed and unconvincing stop as a Moslem (now called Muslim but not when she made that stop, which was sometime in middle school). Leila practices “kitchen-sink philosophy” at “Like Mother, Like Daughter”, a website offering practical and theoretical insight into all aspects of daily life.

     

     

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  • 2019 Fall On-Air Appeal – Come, Lord Jesus!
    05:00 -06:00
    09-30-19-10-04-19

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