The Catholic Current 2020-07-12T13:55:54-04:00

Show Schedule

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  • The Pre-Eminent Moral Mandate (Bishop Strickland)
    05:00 -06:00

    Bishop Strickland

    Bishop Joseph Edward Strickland serves as the fourth Bishop of Tyler. He grew up in Atlanta, Texas. The Strickland’s were founding members of St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Atlanta, Texas where he assisted as an altar server. He earned a Master of Divinity Degree at Holy Trinity Seminary in May of 1985 and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Dallas by Bishop Thomas Tschoepe. Strickland completed his canonical studies with a Licentiate in Canon Law in May of 1994 and was assigned by Bishop Edmond Carmody as rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, Texas in June of that same year. He was appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Tyler in May of 1995 and named a Prelate of Honor with the title Monsignor by His Holiness Pope John Paul II in February of 1996. On September 29, 2012, it was announced that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI had chosen Strickland as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Tyler. He was ordained to the episcopacy on November 28, 2012, by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston with Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe assisting as co-consecrators.

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  • Military Families Need Our Help Part 2(Francis & Chrissie Buser/Fr. Voyt)
    05:00 -06:00


    Fr. Stephen Voyt is the pastor at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Niceville, FL, and retired Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) with 12 years in the reserves and 19 years on active duty. He was the Wing Chaplain at five different bases and deployed six times during his career.

    Francis Buser is a Lt. Colonel in the North Carolina Air National Guard and has served in VA, NC, HI, Canada, Germany, Afganistan, Botswana, Ethiopia, Turkey, and Kuwait. Chrissie Buser has worked in obstetrics, women’s health, and pediatric oncology.

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  • ENCORE: America Will Perish Without Rome (Tim Gordon)
    05:00 -06:00


    Timothy Gordon studied philosophy in Pontifical graduate universities in Europe, taught it at Southern Californian community colleges, and then went on to law school. He holds degrees in literature, history, philosophy, and law. Currently, he resides in central California with his wife and six children, where he writes and teaches philosophy and theology. Mr. Gordon is the author of Catholic Republic -Why America Will Perish Without Rome.


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  • ENCORE: 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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  • Arrest and Detention of Underground Catholic Bishops (Liz Yore)
    05:00 -06:00

    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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  • Military and Misinformation (Bree Dail/Jack Posobiec)
    05:00 -06:00

    Bree A. Dail holds 14 years of combined experience in Defense Consulting and Leadership, both in private industry and as a United States Naval Surface Warfare Officer. She is also a recognized expert in US Naval and US Marine Corps Joint Amphibious Warfare, Surface/SOF Integration and Doctrine; Operational Planning and Strategic Communications.

    Jack Michael Posobiec III is a correspondent and host for One America News Network. In 2016, he was the Special Projects Director for Citizens for Trump, the largest Trump grassroots organization in the United States. Jack is a veteran intelligence officer of the United States Navy with multiple deployments overseas. He has written two non-fiction books: Citizens for Trump: The Inside Story of the People’s Movement to Take Back America and 4D Warfare: A Doctrine for a New Generation of Politics. Originally from Philadelphia, Jack resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Tanya and their young son

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

    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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  • No Confidence in HK’s Religious Freedom (Cardinal Joseph Zen/Stephen Bannon)
    05:00 -06:00

    Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, S.D.B., Bishop emeritus of Hong Kong (China), was born in 1932 in Yang King-pang, Shanghai, China. He was ordained a priest on 11 February 1961 for the Society of Don Bosco, the Salesian Order. Cardinal Zen served as a Salesian Provincial Superior for China for six years, and from 1989-96 he taught philosophy and sacramental theology in various Chinese seminaries. On 13 September 1996 he was appointed Coadjutor of the diocese of Hong Kong, and on 23 September 2002, he was made Bishop of the diocese. He received episcopal ordination on 9 December 1996. He was created and proclaimed Cardinal by Benedict XVI in the consistory of 24 March 2006, of the Title of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore a Tor Bella Monaca (St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer at Tor Bella Monaca). During the 11th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, he spoke on “Sensus ecclesiae and religious freedom”, addressing the situation of the Church in China and of the signs of hope that the Church, after years of forced separation which had apparently “divided it in two”, is a single Church heading towards a “normalization”. Cardinal Zen has publicly stated that his appointment as a member of the College of Cardinals is a sign of the Holy Father’s concern and affection for all of China. He became Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong (China), 14 April 2009.

    Stephen K. Bannon  was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the 1990s, he became an executive producer in Hollywood, and produced 18 films between 1991 and 2016. In 2007, he co-founded Breitbart News. In August 2016, Bannon was named the chief executive officer of Trump’s 2016 presidential bid. Following Trump’s victory, Bannon was appointed Chief Strategist in the Trump administration. He left this position on August 18, 2017, and rejoined Breitbart. After leaving the White House, Bannon opposed the Republican Party establishment and supported insurgent candidates in Republican primaries. In October 2019, Bannon began co-hosting War Room, a daily radio show and podcast. On June 3, 2020 Bannon and Guo Wengui participated in declaring a “New Federal State of China”. It was proclaimed that they would overthrow the Chinese government.

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  • America’s Dependence on China for Medicine (Rosemary Gibson)
    05:00 -06:00

    Rosemary Gibson is a graduate of Georgetown University and has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics. She writes and lectures about health care, health care reform, Medicare, and patient safety.  She is a senior advisor at The Hastings Center. She led national health care quality and safety initiatives at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was the chief architect of the foundation’s decade-long strategy that successfully established palliative care in more than 1,600 hospitals in the United States. She is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Gibson is an editor for JAMA Internal Medicine. Previously, she worked with Bill Moyers on “On Our Own Terms,” a PBS documentary viewed by more than 20 million people that showed ways in which the U.S. health care system can better care for seriously ill patients and their families. She is an author of the critically acclaimed book, Wall of Silence, which tells the human story behind the Institute of Medicine report, To Err is Human. Her other books include The Treatment Trap which puts a human face on overtreatment; The Battle Over Health Care: What Obama’s Health Care Reform Means for America’s Future; and Medicare Meltdown, examines the business of Medicare and its impact on the fiscal challenges facing the federal program for older Americans. Her books have received international acclaim. Wall of Silence was translated into Japanese, and the Chinese translation of Treatment Trap won the prestigious Open Book Award from China Times.

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  • The Scandal of the Scandals (Dr. Manfred Lütz)
    05:00 -06:00

    Manfred Lütz, M.D., has authored ten best-selling books in German, including the Corine Prize-winning God: A Brief History of the Most High. He is a psychiatrist and Catholic theologian, and he served as director of the Alexian Hospital in Cologne for over twenty years. He is a frequent presence in the international media.


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  • Role of the Occult in the Violent Protests (John Horvat)
    05:00 -06:00

    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.



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  • Homelessness and Covid 19 (Stephen Eide)
    05:00 -06:00

    Stephen Eide is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal. He researches state and local finance and social policy questions such as homelessness and mental illness. He has written for many publications, including National Review, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the New York Times, Politico, the Wall Street Journal, & The Weekly Standard. He was previously a senior research associate at the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. He holds a B.A. from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, and a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Boston College.


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  • Family Consecration (Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle)
    05:00 -06:00

    Catholic wife, mother, and grandmother, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is known worldwide for her heartfelt encouraging words and down-to-earth guidance. Meeting St. Teresa of Calcutta deeply impacted her soul and transformed Donna-Marie’s life. She weaves the wisdom from her ten-year friendship with the saint of the gutters into her work. Donna-Marie is the EWTN Host of three television series which she created, a world-renowned speaker, award-winning journalist, and best-selling and award-winning author of thirty books. She leads pilgrimages and gives retreats worldwide.



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  • Who Killed Civil Society? (Howard Husock)
    05:00 -06:00

    Howard Husock is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where he served as vice president for research and publications from 2006-2019.  From 1987 through 2006, Husock was director of case studies in public policy and management at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was also a fellow at the Hauser Center on Nonprofit Organizations and an adjunct lecturer in public management. ​His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National AffairsNew York Times, New York Times Magazine, Society, Chronicle of PhilanthropyJournal of Policy Analysis and Management, PhilanthropyThe Wilson Quarterly, and Public Interest​. Husock has written widely on U.S. housing policy, including Repairing the Ladder: Toward a New Housing Policy Paradigm (1996). A former broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker for WGBH Boston, his work there won three Emmy Awards, including a National News and Documentary Emmy (1982). Husock serves on the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He holds a B.A. from Boston University’s School of Public Communication and was a 1981–82 mid-career fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and

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  • What is “The Cult of Woke”? (Dr. Michael Rectenwald)
    05:00 -06:00

    Dr. Michael Rectenwald is the author of nine books, including his most recent Beyond Woke. 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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  • Fatima The Movie (Dick Lyles)
    05:00 -06:00

    DICK LYLES is the CEO of Origin Entertainment and Producer of the new FATIMA movie. In addition to his leadership, he brings extensive expertise in the areas of business, strategy, finance, and marketing to the team. Most recently he produced COSMIC ORIGINS and is a co-Executive Producer of MARY (Lionsgate). Lyles has served successfully as CEO of several companies in the past, led several start-ups, and is an experienced writer with a strong marketing and communication background. To date, he has authored nine books (including the bestseller, Winning Ways) that have been translated into more than forty languages around the world. During his three year tenure as President of The Ken Blanchard Companies, he took the company from $20M to $42M in annual revenues while increasing profitability and expanding the company’s global reach. He has served successfully as CEO of several other companies including a strategic management consulting company and a thirty-three station radio network. Lyles is one of the founding Board Members of Act One, Inc., in Hollywood. In addition, he has served as the lead faculty member for the Act One Executive program. Act One has trained more than 500 writers and 90 executives for a Hollywood career.

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  • Battles to Conquer the West:Then and Now (Raymond Ibrahim)
    05:00 -06:00

    Raymond Ibrahim is a widely published author, public speaker, as well as a Middle East and Islam specialist. He is the author of “Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.”



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  • When Cancel Culture is Not Enough (Peter Van Buren)
    05:00 -06:00

    Peter Van Buren served in the U.S. Department of State for 24 years, including a year in Iraq as a team leader for two Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). Now in Washington, he writes about Iraq and the Middle East at his blog, We Meant Well. His first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, was published in 2011, and his second book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent, was published in 2014. His newest book, Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan, has just been published.

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  • Who Needs Catholic Lawyers? (Ian & Philumina Johanni)
    05:00 -06:00

    Ian & Philumina Johanni were married shortly after they were graduated from Ave Maria University in Florida.  This Spring they were graduated from Ave Maria Law School, and have been licensed by their state of residence and have begun their law practice.  They have four children.



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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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  • 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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