The Catholic Current 2020-11-10T18:05:32-05:00

Show Schedule

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  • Is Abortion the Premier Moral Issue? (Leila Lawler)
    05:00 -06:00

    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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  • Is There Life After the March for Life? (Lisa Bourne)
    05:00 -06:00

    Lisa Bourne

    Lisa Bourne is Managing Editor of Pregnancy Help News and Content Writer for Heartbeat International and LifeSiteNews. She has worked in journalism and communication for the pro-life community, the Catholic Church, other Christian denominations and secular media.

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  • The Catholic Gentleman (Sam Guzman)
    05:00 -06:00

    Sam Guzman

    Sam Guzman is an author and editor of The Catholic Gentleman whose work has appeared in several publications. He resides in Wisconsin with his wife and two small boys where he is also the CommunicationsThe Catholic Gentleman Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin.

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  • The Unfolding Vatican Financial Scandal (Philip Lawler)
    05:00 -06:00

    Phil Lawler

    Phil Lawler is the editor of  (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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  • Why do Christians Believe in Hell? (Dr. Michael Pakaluk)
    05:00 -06:00

    Dr. Michael Pakaluk

    Dr. Michael Pakaluk received his Ph.D. in philosophy at Harvard University. Pakaluk counts as his main philosophical influences: Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Reid, and John Henry Newman.

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  • Timely Topics: Post-Super Tuesday (Megan Fox)
    05:00 -06:00

    Megan Fox

    Megan Fox is an award-winning journalist and author of Believe Evidence: The death of due process from Salome to #MeToo and Shut Up! The Bizarre War that One Public Library Waged Against the First Amendment, about the lengths government bodies will take to silence public criticism.

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  • Why America Needs Classical Architecture (Catesby Leigh)
    05:00 -06:00

    Catesby Leigh

    Catesby Leigh has written extensively about public art and architecture. Leigh is a co-founder of the NCAS and retired from the board in 2008 after serving as chair for six years. Leigh was born and raised in Washington, D.C.

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  • Contemplative Enigmas (Fr Donald Haggerty)
    05:00 -06:00

    Fr. Donald Haggerty

    Fr. Donald Haggerty is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York serving at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He has taught moral theology in Maryland, New York, and Ethiopia and has conducted numerous retreats for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.

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  • Assisted Suicide for “Spare Parts” (Wesley J Smith)
    05:00 -06:00

    Wesley J. Smith

    Wesley J. Smith is an American lawyer and author, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, a politically conservative non-profit think tank. He is also a consultant for the Patients Rights Council.

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  • Who Needs Lent and Easter? (Joanna Bogle)
    05:00 -06:00

    Joanna Bogle

    Joanna Bogle, DSG is a British Roman Catholic writer and broadcaster based in London. She has a degree in Theology. Bogle worked for the Richmond Herald and later the Surrey Comet newspapers after leaving school.

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  • Timely Topics: Transgenderism and COVID-19 (Dr. Guernsey)
    05:00 -06:00

    Dr. Dan Guernsey

    Dr. Dan Guernsey is the director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 programs. He is also the founder and principal of a Catholic K-12 classical school in Ave Maria Florida and the Principal of the Donahue Academy.

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  • Educating Kids at Home (Pete Socks)
    05:00 -06:00

    Pete Socks

    Pete Socks is the Director of Marketing and Content for CatholicBrain. Mr. Socks is also the General Manager at Breadbox Media, Founder and Podcaster at The Catholic Book Blogger, and a father of five.

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  • Raising Upright Kids (Dr. Ray Guarendi)
    05:00 -06:00

    Dr. Ray Guarendi

    Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten adopted children, a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. His radio show, “The Dr. Is In” can be heard on 440 stations, Sirius XM, and The Station of the Cross at 1 pm EST.

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  • UN Population Control at The Vatican (Michael Matt)
    05:00 -06:00

    Michael Matt

    Michael Matt is editor of The RemnantThe World’s Oldest Traditional Catholic Newspaper founded in 1967. Mr. Matt carries on the journalistic tradition of the Matt Family, handed down to him by his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father.

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  • Update on The CRS Report from Lepanto Inst. (Michael Hichborn)
    05:00 -06:00

    Michael Hichborn

    Michael Hichborn, founder and president of the Lepanto Institute, is a well known public figure in the pro-life movement.  Michael spent seven and a half years as  American Life League’s Director of the Defend the Faith project.

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  • Lent, Easter & Beyond (Fr George Rutler)
    05:00 -06:00

    Father George Rutler

    Father Rutler was an Episcopal priest for nine years, and the youngest Episcopal rector in the country. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1979 and was sent to the North American College in Rome for seminary studies. Father Rutler graduated from Dartmouth, where he was a Rufus Choate Scholar, and took advanced degrees at the Johns Hopkins University and the General Theological Seminary. He holds several degrees from the Gregorian and Angelicum Universities in Rome, including the Pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology, and studied at the Institut Catholique in Paris. In England, in 1988, the University of Oxford awarded him the degree Master of Studies. For his help at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 he was honored by the City Council of New York and was made an honorary firefighter by the City of Dallas. Father Rutler has made documentary films in the United States and England, contributes to numerous scholarly and popular journals and has published books on theology, history, cultural issues, and the lives of the saints, and also one book on sports, as a member of the U.S. Squash Racquets Association.

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  • Ministry in a Time of Crisis (Fr. Casey Jones)
    05:00 -06:00

    Fr. Casey Jones

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


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  • Social Justice and Political Correctness (Dr. Michael Rectenwald)
    05:00 -06:00


    Dr. Michael Rectenwald

    Dr. Michael Rectenwald is the author of nine books, including his most recent Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom. Michael was a Professor of Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies at NYU from 2008 to 2019. He also taught at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Case Western Reserve Univesity.  He holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh.


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  • Let’s do Purgatory for Lent (Stephen C. Córdova)
    05:00 -06:00

    Professor Stephen C. Córdova

    Professor Stephen C. Córdova has had a life-long interest in Ancient and Mediaeval history and a passion for words and language. He began his university studies at UC Santa Cruz and completed his BA at St. Mary’s College of California. He graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s with a BA in English and was accepted to graduate studies at the Centre and Institute in Toronto. He completed course work for the licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the Institute and for the Ph.D. from the Centre. Stephen Córdova has taught Latin, Great Books, philosophy, history, and literature at colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning in 1997. He began teaching Latin in the summers at the International Institute for Culture in Philadelphia in 2011. Since October 2017, Stephen has resided full time in Philadelphia, where he continues to teach Latin and Dante.


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  • Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? (Trent Horn)
    05:00 -06:00

    Trent Horn

    After his conversion to the Catholic faith, Trent Horn earned master’s degrees in the fields of theology, philosophy, and bioethics. He serves as a staff apologist for Catholic Answers, where he specializes in teaching Catholics to graciously and persuasively engage those who disagree with them. Trent, has written for The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and is the author of ten books, including his most recent, Can a Catholic Be a Socialist?

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  • Timely Topics: The New World Order (Elizabeth Yore)
    05:00 -06:00

    Elizabeth Yore

    Elizabeth Yore is an Attorney and International Child Rights Advocate. She served as one of the members of the Heartland Institute delegation to protest the Vatican exclusion of all scientific opinions and reliance on population control experts. She served as Child Advocate and Special Counsel at the South African Leadership Academy for Girls. She was the General Counsel of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Loyola University Law School in Chicago.

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