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The Moral Courage Project is a collaboration between the University of Dayton Human Rights Center and PROOF: Media for Social Justice that strives to shift debate and shape narrative by centering the accounts of individuals and communities with first-hand experiences of divisive issues. Moral Courage Radio is the podcast platform that accompanies our work in other media, which includes traveling exhibits, interactive websites, and print materials. Season One of Moral Courage Radio launched i ...
 
A Closer Look™ with Sheila Liaugminas features notable experts, newsmakers, elected officials, scholars and clergy on a variety of current event topics including social and moral issues, politics, and medical bioethics. Sheila and her guests put the news of the day into sharp focus from a uniquely Catholic perspective.
 
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December 1, 2021 ANDY WOODARD, Pastor @ Providence Baptist Church of New York City who will address: “A LINE IN THE SAND (A NonConformist Ministries Conference): Bringing Clarity, Courage & Conviction to the Issues Most Threatening the Church Today” Subscribe: iTunes TuneIn Android RSS Feed Listen:
 
November 5, 2021 PHIL JOHNSON, Executive Director of the Media Ministry of Dr. John MacArthur, Grace To You, who will address: “A CRITIQUE of the ETERNAL SUBORDINATION of the SON Doctrine (& How to Respond to Brethren Who Embrace It)” Subscribe: iTunes TuneIn Android RSS Feed Listen:By Chris Arnzen
 
September 17, 2021 Dr. JOE MORECRAFT, author & pastor of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Cumming, GA, who will address: PART *6* of “PROPER HEROES PUT IN THEIR PROPER PLACE in the Lives of Christians” Subscribe: iTunes TuneIn Android RSS Feed Listen:By Chris Arnzen
 
September 17, 2021 WES CARPENTER (B.S. from Christopher Newport University, an MBA from the College of William & Mary, an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, & a Th.M student at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) who served in churches in South Korea, the Pacific Northwest, & Southeastern United States. who will address: “WOK…
 
September 14, 2021 MATT TARR, Pastor @ High Point Baptist Church of Larksville, PA (a church revitalization effort in Northeastern PA through the Grace Advance Ministry of John MacArthur), who will address: “WHEN IT BECOMES MORALLY RESPONSIBLE TO DISOBEY THE STATE FOR EXCEEDING ITS AUTHORITY” Subscribe: iTunes TuneIn Android RSS Feed Listen:…
 
September 10, 2021 DAVID J. ENGELSMA, author, professor of Dogmatics & Old Testament studies for 20 years at Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI & emeritus professor since the Synod of 2008, editor of the “Standard Bearer” magazine (1988-2002), lecturer & preacher touring in North America & throughout the British Isles on behalf of the B…
 
September 9, 2021 Bill Potter (B.A. Cedarville College, M.A. University of Dayton, PhD. (abd) The College of William & Mary), author, conference speaker & chief historian for LandmarkEvents.org, who will address: “The FIRST THANKSGIVING: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION (Preparing in Advance of the Holiday to Accurately Respond to Those Perpetuating My…
 
September 8, 2021 Dr. JAMES R. WHITE, a theologically Reformed Christian apologist, popular conference speaker, author of numerous books, New Testament Greek scholar, seasoned debater, a pastor at Apologia Church in Mesa, AZ & director of Alpha & Omega Ministries, who will address: “ROMANS 13 & The APOLOGIA CHURCH STATEMENT ASSERTING a CHRISTIAN’s …
 
In the second episode of the season, we share the timeline of events that lead to the water crises in Flint, Michigan and Martin County, Kentucky. One central through-line in both stories points to how science and knowledge were manipulated and ignored at the outset, but were harnessed by citizens in defense of their own well-being.…
 
Jason Jones: ‘The Race to Save Our Century’, principles to promote peace, freedom and a culture of life; ways the pro-life movement can and must advance the mission to protect and defend vulnerable human life, all life with no exceptions and no geographical border extinctions; the power of ‘story’ to reach people’s hearts & minds. All show notes at…
 
Fr. Robert Spitzer: Clues to our transcendent destiny from the Revelation of Jesus, and our transcendent nature from experience and reason; ‘The Light Shines on in the Darkness’, transforming suffering through faith; satisfying our restless hearts and finding true happiness and transcendent fulfillment. Eucharistic miracles: Sokolka, Poland October…
 
Congressman Dan Lipinski: Congressman’s Catholic high school commencement address reminded graduates their “first priority” was heaven; his challenge: “If you really want to change the world, you must choose to be Catholic and carry Jesus into the public square”; Catholic education taught him that “Jesus’ parable of the talents meant I had to use m…
 
Dan Gainor: New twist on ‘Truth in News’ issues with former New York Times staff editor writing public resignation letter calling out the ‘Paper of record’ for pushing ideological “orthodoxy,” kowtowing to Twitter mobs, and the internal “new McCarthyism.”; she also reveals being scolded for not holding to the liberal orthodoxy the NYT expects of [……
 
Fran Maier: Lumping real persons into abstractions of class, or race, or religion we disincarnate them, abstract them as impersonal data; abstract problems invite abstract solutions; parables and stories are incarnational, they teach truths, help us see why we’re alive, how we should live, and what the world means; knowing the truth is being freed …
 
Ed Morrissey, guest host – HotAir.com Dr. Randall Smith: Greater respect for the Constitutional order & a willingness to sacrifice our “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” in its preservation are the only things standing between us and tyranny; students should learn a required understanding of the text of the Constitution; important debate about the…
 
Dr. Anne Hendershott: ‘Covidivorces’; Predicted higher rate of divorces during and due to COVID never materialized; there has been a 45 percent decline in the typical monthly average of divorces in NYC alone, and this trend extends to other cities as well; the time in lockdown has made us reassess what is most important to […] All show notes at Mar…
 
Ed Morrissey, hosts Andrew McCarthy, National Review: A victory for Little Sisters of the Poor, but the case will drag on. Pause for progressives. Ed & Andrew discuss: Our Lady of Guadalupe vs Morrissey-Berru. Dale Ahlquist Chesterton Schools Network to open 12 new schools in 2020, spreading the Catholic intellectual tradition. Is there such a thin…
 
George Weigel: New book out today The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission focuses on the importance and centrality of Vatican II, specifically two key documents from that Council, for the Church now and in the future; what the next pope must do to remain faithful to the Holy Spirit’s […] All show notes at The Next Pope, Renewed E…
 
Guest Host, Ed Morrissey of HotAir.com Mike Berry: First Liberty attorney on defense of USAF Major from being court-martialed for going to church; ‘absolutely outrageous that our troops can’t go to church, but they can attend a protest, use mass transit or host house parties’. Ed Morrissey covers Supreme Court decision that states can punish […] Al…
 
Sen. Katrina Jackson: Author of Louisiana pro-life law says it wasn’t about the underlying legality of abortion, it was about women’s health; Supreme Court ruling in favor of abortion doctors denied women common sense protection. Jason Jones: Roundtable discussion of pro-life efforts across the country to help women, educate the public, tell the hu…
 
Peter Breen: Supreme Court on LA abortion law, other abortion cases in courts across the country, forecast for legal challenges to Roe in the months/years ahead; what the pro-life movement should focus on and how strongly their efforts must proceed, undaunted by challenges and seeming setbacks; Religious Freedom Restoration Act & discrimination the…
 
Stephen White: EPPC scholar asks ‘Are These Not My People?’, racial, cultural, class differences in America and how we heal the divide; the deeper task of Christians in the current cultural crisis is to remind people of who they are, to show the world that ‘there’s a more excellent way’. Carrie Severino: Judicial Crisis Network […] All show notes a…
 
John Bursch: ADF response on Supreme Court decision to strike down Louisiana’s law requiring abortionists to hold admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, just as doctors at ambulatory surgical centers are required to have for the good of their patients; abortion providers went to great lengths to overturn bi-partisan LA state law. Prof. Paul Keng…
 
Jon Stotts: Dynamic young Catholic passionate about scripture encourages Catholics to immerse themselves in the Bible; suggests Scripture that offers hope & consolation in these challenging times, especially for families, small groups, who pray through the Bible together. Chris Ferrara: Federal Court rules New York Governor Cuomo is wrong to limit …
 
Carrie Severino: Just reached the historic milestone of 200 confirmed judges appointed by current president; includes circuit court, Supreme Court, judges with lifetime appointments who can alter the federal judiciary; Judicial Crisis Network calls them constitutionalist judges, ‘saving us from hundreds of policy-driven liberal judges’; elections h…
 
Fr. Robert Spitzer: ‘Why Be Catholic’: Jesus’ Acceptance and Love of Sinners; The Social-Political Implications of Jesus’ Teaching on Love; The Christian Impact on Social Equality and Roman Slavery; Christian Impact on Social Welfare; The Need for Faith; Where Do we Go from Here? Life in Christ through the Catholic Church; Natural Law and Social [……
 
Abp. Salvatore Cordileone: San Francisco Archbishop criticizes destruction of St. Junipero Serra statue in Golden State Park, asking ‘What is happening to our society?’; ‘renewed national movement to heal memories, correct injustices of racism & police brutality in our country has been hijacked by some into a movement of violence, looting and vanda…
 
Fran Maier: Life Lessons; How should we use our limited time in this world? Different paths lie before us, some right & some wrong; our choices have meaning, they also have consequences; we choose either to love or refuse to love, to act or refuse to act; the faith and friendship of Christians transformed the […] All show notes at Cultural Upheaval…
 
Bishop Joseph Perry: Postulator for Cause of Ven. Augustus Tolton looks at the life of this former slave, first African American priest, his witness to faith & charity; good intercessor for our times of social unrest, racial tension; Juneteenth, and World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests celebrated annually on the Solemnity of […] Al…
 
Fr. Paul Shovelain: Public Safety Chaplain (Police & Fire) on providing spiritual care for law enforcement officers & first responders through ministry of presence, spiritual direction, praying together; Chaplain’s experience of police officers’ humanity, dedication, sacrifices and service to citizens and communities; when officers respond to mistr…
 
Fr. Dan Brandt: Chicago Police Department Chaplain looks at community policing, reform proposals in law enforcement, human side of police officers’ lives of service & sacrifice; what changes do we need at this time for best, safest, most orderly & just policing system, and who should decide that? What can we do to help law […] All show notes at Com…
 
Carrie Severino: Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers transgender status & sexual orientation is “hijacking of textualism” for sake of appealing to college campuses & editorial boards; can’t redefine the meaning of words themselves and claim textualism; ominous sign for anyone concerned about the future of repr…
 
Congressman Adam Kinzinger: The truth about the mission and role of the RC-26b reconnaissance plane used by the Air National Guard RC-26b and Congressman’s service flying over the protests last week; correcting the record since conspiracy theories about the plane abound on Twitter; ‘Justice in Policing Act’. Jeremy Dys: First Liberty on double stan…
 
Tim von Dohlen Cassie Everts: Continuation of conversation about ‘Raising Black Sons’, personal experiences of multi-racial family; bias, discrimination, racial slurs & intimidation against blacks is more prevalent than many in American communities knew; what we can do in this pivotal moment to change hearts and relationships All show notes at Word…
 
Peter Breen: Legal challenge filed over State of Illinois law requiring all health insurance policies sold in the state to provide coverage for elective chemical and surgical abortions, with no exemptions, even for churches; case challenging health care providers that discriminate in time of Covid based on age or disability Michael New: Is Coronavi…
 
Fr. Robert Spitzer: Why Corpus Christi is such an important feast and the Eucharist such a powerful sacramental presence; what Eucharistic miracles mean for us; New insights on the rise of the ‘Nones’, why they find Church teaching so hard to believe; no one explains evil & suffering better than the Church throughout history; what […] All show note…
 
Prof. Robert P. George: Rule of law is indispensable to a just political & social order, but it’s being applied more unevenly now based on lawbreakers’ causes; Seek the truth, speak truth as best you understand it, don’t be bullied into silence or shamed into saying things you don’t believe; don’t let fear of the […] All show notes at Rule of Law, …
 
Ed Morrissey: Community policing, what it means, how it developed, whether it’s devolving; Who and what is Antifa? What do members want? What are their goals? Media activism that represents one set of ideas, censoring others; expected increase in coronavirus deaths from nationwide mass protests; is trust in the scientific community waning? Kendall …
 
Kathryn Lopez: What is the state of life in America? Where do we go from here?; Adoption, foster care, making sacrifices to protect human life; caring for the elderly, showing respect for the equal human dignity of everyone without exceptions. Cassie Everts: ‘Raising Black Sons’; personal experiences of adopting sons from Ghana, giving them a […] A…
 
Fr. Dan Brandt: Chicago Police Dept. Chaplain, ‘Your partner has your back, but we’ve got your soul’; resources and outreach in the time of pandemic, public unrest & protests over police actions in Floyd case; police chaplain speaks to the toll Covid-19 is taking on CPD members psychologically and spiritually, and more important, about trying […] A…
 
Ryan Bomberger: Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong; some humans are still not seen as equal, what we have to do now to start changing that for good; life has purpose, find and build on that every day; use this opportunity and time for solidarity. Fr. Michael Zimmer: Rural pastor, Air Force Chaplain, posts letter […] All show notes at No Life, No Ri…
 
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