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

Show Schedule

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  • The Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity (Dan Mahoney)
    05:00 -06:00

    Daniel J Mahoney

    Daniel J. Mahoney is a Professor of Politics at Assumption College. He received his B.A. from the College of Holy Cross and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Catholic University of America in political science. In 1999, Professor Mahoney was the recipient of the prestigious Prix Raymond Aron. He is associate editor of Perspectives on Political Science and book review editor for Society magazine. Professor Mahoney holds the Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption College. His latest books are The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker, and The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity. He is working on a book called The Statesman as Thinker: Ten Portraits of Greatness, Courage, and Moderation.


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  • Timely Topics: Is It Time For To Return To Normalcy? (Mike Church)
    05:00 -06:00

    Mike Church

    Mike Church is the editor of the classic Catholic book, “Humility of Heart,” by Father Gaetano Mary de Bergamo. He is also the founder of the Crusade Channel, a 24/7 radio station, now in its 5th year, where you can hear his radio program, “The Mike Church Show”.



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  • How To See No Evil (Fiorella de Maria)
    05:00 -06:00

    Fiorella de Maria

    Fiorella de Maria was born in Italy of Maltese parents. She grew up in Wiltshire, England, and attended Cambridge, where she received a BA in English Literature and a Masters in Renaissance Literature, specializing in the English verse of Robert Southwell, S.J. She lives in Surrey with her husband and four children. A winner of the National Book Prize of Malta, she has published several novels with Ignatius Press.


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  • Is Society Broken? (Theodore Dalrymple)
    05:00 -06:00

    Theodore Dalrymple

    Theodore Dalrymple is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. He is a retired physician who, most recently, practiced in a British inner-city hospital and prison. Dalrymple has written a column for The Spectator (London) for many years and writes regularly for National Review. Denis Dutton, editor of Arts & Letters Daily, called Dalrymple the “Orwell of Our Time.”


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  • Helping Neighbors and Who is Afraid of Homeschooling? (Dr. Ben Carson /Kari Beckman)
    05:00 -06:00

    Secretary Ben Carson

    Secretary Ben Carson is an American politician, public servant, author, and retired neurosurgeon serving as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2017. Prior to his cabinet position under the Trump Administration, Carson was a candidate for President of the United States in the Republican primaries in 2016, at times leading nationwide polls of Republicans, Dr. Carson a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School, Carson has authored numerous books on his medical career and political stances. He was portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in a 2009 biographical television drama film. Carson was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. As a pioneer in neurosurgery, Carson’s achievements include performing the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head; performing the first successful neurosurgical procedure on children inside the womb. He became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at age 33

    Kari Beckman

    Kari Beckman developed her love of education serving as a national officer for an international organization, which is dedicated to fostering a diversity of education options for children. She worked for several years with the Department of Education in Georgia and Arizona, leading an initiative on leadership development in young people. With this zeal for education, her love of children and her conversion to the Catholic faith in 1993, she embarked on a life-changing road that led her to the founding of Regina Caeli Academy and a dedication to classical education in the Catholic tradition. Since its founding in 2003, she has served as RCA’s Executive Director, guiding its growth from a single entity to what is currently sixteen centers in 11 states serving almost 1500 students and children. In 2019, she also oversaw the opening of RCA’s first international affiliate, located in Bedfordshire, UK. With 20 years of homeschooling experience, she is a champion of the home education method and considers it her passion to share the great news of homeschooling. She recently has been featured in Forbes magazine as well as internationally on the BBC news network for her work in hybrid homeschool education. Kari and her husband of 26 years have eight children.

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  • Catholic Signal Corps (David Young/Jennifer Roberts/Fr. Zuhlsdorf)
    05:00 -06:00

    David Young

    David Young has a long history in technology and founded the cloud computing company Joyent. Joyent was responsible for supporting some of the biggest and earliest success on the web including Twitter, Tumblr, the Facebook developer platform, eBay, and many others. He and other engineers at Joyent invented the development platform node.js which now powers nearly 30% of the entire world-wide-web. He is a Catholic in San Diego, CA, and attends and supports an FSSP parish. David Young and Fr John Zuhlsdorf started The Catholic Signal Corps. The Corps is comprised of a number of elite computer engineers and administrators able to provide the best technical support and designs for priests, prelates, and religious using contemporary digital tools to deliver the message of the Gospel to receptive populations around the world.

    Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

    Fr. John Zuhlsdorf studied at the University of Minnesota. Formerly a Lutheran, he says his conversion to Catholicism was set into motion after hearing a piece of sacred polyphony on the radio. He was ordained a priest in Rome by Pope John Paul II on May 26, 1991.  After ordination, Fr  attended the Patristic Institute Augustinianum, which conferred a Licentiate of Sacred Theology. Fr.  Zuhlsdorf became a weekly columnist for the traditionalist newspaper The Wanderer, and has appeared on EWTN and the Fox News Channel. He is best known for his blog Fr. Z’s Blog in which he comments on Catholic tradition and current Church events, advocates for a reverent celebration of both authorized forms of the Roman Rite liturgy of the Mass, and for the growth of the sacrament of Penance. Zuhlsdorf is president of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison, Wisconsin

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  • A New Look at Our Lady (Anthony DeStefano/ Monsignor Calkins)
    05:00 -06:00

    Anthony DeStefano

    Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of 20 Christian books for children and adults, including The Donkey that No One Could Ride, Little Star, and his new book, Our Lady’s Wardrobe. He has received many prestigious awards worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.

    Monsignor Arthur B. Calkins

    Monsignor Arthur B. Calkins is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and was ordained a priest on 7 May 1970 for the Archdiocese of New Orleans where he served in various parishes. He has a master’s degree in theology from the Catholic University of America, a licentiate in sacred theology with a specialization in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton and a doctorate which he earned summa cum laude in the same field from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (the Seraphicum) in Rome. His doctoral study, Totus Tuus: John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment, had gone into four printings and a second edition is now in print with the title Totus Tuus: Pope Saint John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment.  Monsignor Calkins was named a corresponding member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy in 1985 and a corresponding member of the Pontifical Roman Theological Academy in 1995. He served as an official of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” from 1991 to 2010. He was named a Monsignor at the level of Chaplain of His Holiness in 1997 and was promoted to be a Prelate of Honor in 2010. In recent years he has been involved in the publication of some English translations of the works of the Venerable Concepción (Conchita) Cabrera de Armida (1862-1937). He retired from active priestly ministry in the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 2017.

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  • The New World Disorder (Peter Zeihan)
    05:00 -06:00

    Peter Zeihan

    Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, which is a fancy way of saying he helps people understand how the world works. Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future. Peter has worked for the US State Department in Australia, the DC think tank community, and helped develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world’s premier private intelligence companies. Peter founded his own firm — Zeihan on Geopolitics — in 2012 in order to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Peter is a critically acclaimed author. His third book, Disunited Nations, is out now.


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  • China & the Vatican: A Scandal? (Liz 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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  • Criticizing fellow Catholics (Dr. Joseph Shaw)
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    Dr. Joseph Shaw

    Dr. Joseph Shaw is a research fellow at St Benet’s Hall at Oxford University where he teaches philosophy and lectures. He helped found the Oxford University Gregorian Chant Society in 2006, and is its senior member. Since 2009 he has been the chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales. Dr. Shaw has recently edited The Case for Liturgical Restoration. He tweets @LMSChariman.

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  • Timely Topics: Conquering Coronavirus (Teresa Tomeo)
    05:00 -06:00

    Teresa Tomeo

    Teresa Tomeo is a syndicated Catholic talk show host, author of numerous books, and an international speaker. She has more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio, and newspaper, 20 of which were as a secular reporter/anchor in the Detroit market. Her weekday morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is now heard on over 500 radio stations worldwide, and on the internet through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.


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  • China and the New World Order (Steven Mosher)
    05:00 -06:00

    Steven Mosher

    Steven Mosher is an American social scientist, anti-abortion activist, and president of the Population Research Institute (PRI), which opposes population control and abortion. In the early 1990s, he served as the director of the Claremont Institute’s Asian Study Center, as well as a member of the US Commission on Broadcasting to China. Steven has appeared numerous times before Congress as an expert in world population, China, and human rights abuses. He has also made TV appearances on Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, 20/20, FOX and CNN news, as well as being a regular guest on talk radio shows across the nation. He is also the author of the best-selling A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight Against China’s One-Child Policy. Other books include Hegemon: China’s Plan to Dominate Asia and the World, China Attacks, China Misperceived: American Illusions and Chinese Reality, Journey to the Forbidden China, and Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese. Steven Mosher lives in Virginia with his wife, Vera, and their nine children.

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  • Life as a Catholic Border Patrol Agent (Tom Homan)
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    Tom Homan grew up in West Carthage, New York. He is a career law enforcement officer. He was a police officer, then a Border Patrol Agent, then a Special Agent investigating criminal organizations that smuggle aliens or traffic in females and children. He was nominated by the President to be the ICE Director. He had a 34-year career enforcing immigration laws. He is now a Fox News contributor. He lives in Washington, DC.


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  • Covid19 & the First Amendment (George Neumayr)
    05:00 -06:00

    George Neumayr

    George Neumayr is an independent journalist and a contributing editor to The American Spectator and a weekly columnist for Crisis Magazine. Mr. Neumayr is author of the book, The Political Pope: How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning ConservativesHe is co-author of an earlier book, No Higher PowerObama’s War on Religious Freedom.


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  • Encore: Family Mental Health in Crisis (Kerin Foley/Luciana Milano)
    05:00 -06:00

    Kerin Foley

    Kerin Foley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 9 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Kerin has worked with children and their families on addressing behavior issues and being involved with DCF. She has worked with adolescents that are in the juvenile justice system, adults experiencing physical and mental health difficulties, and the elderly and their families as they adjust to the changes that occur with aging. Using a combination of Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Kerin creates a warm environment where clients can feel comfortable and motivated to begin working towards their goals. Kerin has been married for seven years. She and her husband have a 3-year-old son and are expecting another child in the Fall.

    Luciana Milano

    Luciana Milano is a Special Advisor to the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Milano served as a judicial law clerk in the Northern District of Texas. She received her bachelor of arts, cum laude, in Government from Harvard University and her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

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  • Timely Topics: Was the Old Normal Great? (Matt Archbold/Jovita Carranza)
    05:00 -06:00

    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.

    Jovita Carranza

    Jovita Carranza  is an American businesswoman who has served as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration since January 2020. She previously served as the 44th Treasurer of the United States from 2017 to 2020 after being appointed by President Trump. Before that she served as the Deputy Administrator for the United States Small Business Administration from December 2006 to January 2009. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Carranza was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Prior to her first appointment to the SBA, Carranza served as Vice President of Air Operations for United Parcel Service (UPS).

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  • Update on CRS Report (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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  • The Abuse Crisis and Humanae Vitae ( Dr Janet Smith)
    05:00 -06:00

    Dr. Janet E. Smith

    Dr. Janet E. Smith held the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attraction, Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and The Right to Privacy, and the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. Prof. Chris Kaczor and Prof. Smith co-authored Life Issues, Medical Choices, Questions, and Answers for Catholics. Her articles have been published in many academic journals, and she has been a regular columnist for the National Catholic Register and blogs on She is serving a third term as a consulter to the Pontifical Council on the Family and serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission IIIand as representative to the Faith and Order Commission for the World. She has received two honorary doctorates and several other awards for scholarship and service. Dr. Smith has appeared on the Geraldo show, Fox Morning News, CNN International, CNN Newsroom, and AlJazeera, and has done many shows for various series on EWTN. More than 2 million copies of her talk, “Contraception: Why Not, ”have been distributed. An updated version of “Contraception: Why Not” and a series of talks, “Sexual Common Sense,” are available through

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  • Reopening the Churches (Bishop Olson)
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    Bishop Michael Olson

    Bishop Michael Olson earned a bachelor of arts and master’s degrees in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, master of arts in theological studies and a master of divinity from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and a doctorate in moral theology from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. Olson was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Fort Worth on June 3, 1994. Pope Francis named Olson the Bishop of Fort Worth in November of 2013. He was consecrated and installed as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth on January 29, 2014.

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