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Ten Tragic Years: The Francis Pontificate

As Pope Francis reaches 10 years in office, we reflect on his confusing, ideological, and scandalous papacy. How are Catholics to live under a bad pope?

The Growing Divide Among Catholic Bishops

The recent debate between Cardinal Robert McElroy and Bishop Thomas Paprocki brought into the open the growing divide among Catholics bishops. Can there be unity when bishops are following essentially different religions?

Theistic Evolution vs. Creationism: A Catholic Debate

Two Catholics - Dr. Douglas Darnowski (Professor of Molecular Biology) and Dr. Kevin Mark (Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation) - debate whether theistic evolution or creationism is most compatible with Catholic teaching.

The Abrahamic Family House Abomination

The Abrahamic Family House—a shared space housing a mosque, a synagogue, and a church—recently opened, and it's another sign that interreligious dialogue has transformed into religious indifference. Find out why efforts like these are contrary to the Catholic duty to evangelize.

Make Lent the Great Fast Again

Lent used to be a truly penitential time of the year for Catholics, but now we just talk about giving up chocolate or "fasting from judging." How can Catholics reclaim Lent and make it truly a time to prepare for Easter?

The Status of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) (Guest: James Vogel)

The Society of St. Pius X is perhaps the most controversial Catholic organization today. They have been accused of being schismatic and rejecting Vatican II. We'll talk to someone from the Society about their organization and the controversies that surround it.

The Catholic Case for Guns (Guest: Rick Barrett)

Gun control is a perennially controversial topic in America, and many—if not most—Catholic bishops favor stricter gun control laws. But what is the Catholic position when it comes to guns?

The West Doesn’t Want the Ukraine War to End

It's been almost one year since Russia invaded Ukraine and there seems to be no end in sight to the conflict. Is this what the U.S. and other Western countries actually want?

The Incredible Shrinking Catholic Church

The Catholic Church in the U.S. has been in constant decline for 50 years, but that downward trend experienced three significant accelerations during that time. Find out what they are and what Catholics can do to reverse the downward spiral.

Spiritual Warfare (Guest: Dan Burke)

When we think of Satan and demonic forces we often think of spectacular events like demonic possessions or exorcisms. Yet how do demons quietly influence and impact us in our own spiritual lives?

Opposing Big Gay

One of the most powerful forces in today's world—and today's Church—is "Big Gay," the LGBTQ+ advocacy conglomerate. How do Catholics oppose it in today's cancel culture?

The Controversial Opus Dei

Perhaps no other organization within the Catholic Church has generated more controversy over the years than Opus Dei. We'll look at the foundations and purpose of this group and explore why it's so controversial.

Another Bishop Restricts Ad Orientem

Another diocese has announced restrictions on the celebration of the Mass “ad orientem.” Why are bishops afraid of this ancient practice spreading in today’s Church?

The Legacy of Joseph Ratzinger

With the death of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), we look at his substantial legacy as theologian, priest, cardinal archbishop, head of the CDF, pope, and pope emeritus.

Wise as Serpents, Innocent as Doves

Faithful Catholics know the Church is in crisis, and we know the hierarchy is often corrupt and even evil. So how do we navigate this storm effectively without losing our souls?

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