“The universal call to holiness that we're all supposed to respond to, I find it doable, attractive and fun thanks to the example of Blessed Pier Giorgio,” said Christine M. Wohar, executive director of Frassati USA and author of the forthcoming "Finding Frassati: And Following His Path to Holiness" (EWTN Publishing).
This week's episode is a lively conversation with Eric Sammons, Editor-in-Chief of Crisis Magazine and author of Deadly Indifference. Deacon Geoff and Eric discuss Pope Francis and his new restrictions on the Latin Mass.
"It seems like this is a cultural revolution that's bloodless — or seemingly bloodless, although I do think that there's human casualties, for sure — but I think it's really hard to see it," said Noelle Mering, author of "Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology" (TAN Books). She is a writer and an editor, and also a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. See more at NoelleMering.com and follow her @Noellem on Twitter.
"I've joked about the fact that, you know, I've met with the Taliban, I've met with Chairman Kim, but nothing frightens me more than what's happening in our schools today. We truly have to get our hands around this because they are educating the next generation that we are a racist nation and that will fundamentally put at risk our republic," said Mike Pompeo, the former U.S. secretary of state who also served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, congressman from Kansas and U.S. Army officer.
A graduate of West Point and of Harvard Law School, he has also been a business founder and CEO. Pompeo is a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute and is chairman of CAVPAC, the Champion American Values political action committee. Follow him @mikepompeo on Twitter.
Note: Given technical difficulties, sections of the host's questions were re-recorded after the interview.
“We have one judgment at the time of death. Maybe we need to go back to...really learning and teaching and meditating and praying on the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, hell. Because we are at a precipice and everybody is dancing around it, going, 'Well, you know, we don't want to be mean' or 'We don't want to look foolish in the eyes of the world.' It's like, what? We're supposed to look foolish in the eyes of the world. That was what Christ promised. So this is really do-or-die at this point. This is a time to pick a side," said Leila Miller, a Catholic author whose recent article, "Grooming Preschoolers? This Shocking Video Makes Clear: It’s Time to Pick a Side," was republished by the National Catholic Register.
She is the author of books, including "Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak," and co-author with Trent Horn of "Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today's Tough Moral Issues."
"The devil really pushes to get dysfunctional families because...you have a lot of wounded individuals. The devil goes after us so that we become these gaping wounds that we don't bring these wounds to Christ. Now, if we bring these gaping wounds to Christ — he's known as the Wounded Healer — he can heal us. But if we don't bring the wounds to Christ, they become gaping wounds and we end up by wounding even more wounded people," said Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, who recently wrote about the "Ten lies of the devil — the father of lies."
Listen to previous interviews with Fr. Broom on Respect Life Radio, including "How to resist the attacks of the devil" and "Fighting discouragement with Bible verses." See more at FatherBroom.com, including links to his daily Facebook livestreams.
“A parade is a celebration of something. Our world is celebrating disorder all over the place. It is really a big parade marching down to, unfortunately — unless God stops it — to damnation for quite a number of people,” said Charles D. Fraune, author of the 2019 book, "Slaying Dragons: What Exorcists See & What We Should Know."
In a recent blog post, "The 'Big Parade' — Transitioning to Hell," he wrote, "So if we find ourselves becoming soft to the moral evils emerging around us, tolerant of the infection of evil into the souls of those we know and love, and less disturbed by the presence of blasphemy and irreligion in the culture, know that we too have been partly converted to the Kingdom of Hell."
"The Sacred Heart is so powerful, precisely because it's that imagery of the actual human heart of Jesus that reminds us — not only of our own hearts physically, that we have one, that it's central to who we are — but that it's in hearts that are united in love that we find our greatest fulfillment," said Fr. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S., author of "Behold This Heart: St. Francis de Sales and Devotion to the Sacred Heart" (Sophia Institute Press). Fr. Dailey holds the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics and Social Communications at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
"Every time America is strong, our enemies don't mess with us. Whenever we have a weak Administration leading us, it empowers and emboldens the tyrants of the world — and they take advantage of it. We've already seen the opening salvos, barely a couple months into the Biden Administration. It's not likely to get better. So that's another reason [for] people to focus on what they need to do to ensure that we don't go down that path of weakness and socialism that the woke Left wants us to follow," said Jim Hanson, president of the Security Studies Group. He is the author of the recent book, "Winning the Second Civil War: Without Firing a Shot." Follow him @JimHansonDC on Twitter.
When Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "guidelines are taken nearly verbatim from language that justify powerful teachers unions, it diminishes the public trust in our civil institutions. Parents, the biggest stakeholders in education, do not have the political clout to affect CDC reopening guidelines, yet teachers seem to have a direct line to policymakers in the upper echelons of the CDC," said Jude Schwalbach, research associate and project coordinator in the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He wrote a recent article, "Collaboration Between CDC and Teachers Union Doesn’t Help Our Kids." Follow him @JudeSchwalbach on Twitter.