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Jan. 18, 2019: March For Life

Morning Glory kicks off our team coverage of the March for Life with Father Tom Ferguson with us! We also delve into the issue of screen time and all of its trials–and we look at an interesting quote from Cardinal Turkson on faith and worship–all on a fun Friday edition of Morning Glory!


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Jan. 16, 2019: Father Vincent De Rosa on Ordinary Time

Morning Glory kicks off the show with Father Vincent De Rosa tackling this new Gillette ad–is it toxic masculinity or a step in the right direction?.. We also talk the beauty of Ad Orientem and Ordinary Time–and the trials and errors of Catholic dating.

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Jan 14, 2019: Deacon Harold joining the show

Morning Glory kicks off a whole new era of the show with our good friend Deacon Harold joining the show! We discuss Monsignor Charles Pope’s recent blog on our Catholic response to border security. We also talk the heroism of a Wisconsin bus driver saving a crying toddler running down the road—and how we can have our eyes peeled for these opportunities to help–we also talk a demented new animated series on Netflix that is NOT for your kids–despite the marketing–all on a fun Monday edition of Morning Glory!

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Topics for the Week: Jan 14 – 18, 2019

Monday: Monsignor’s take on our Catholic response to the border crisis…

Tuesday: Father Looney’s take on the blessing of Baptism…

Wednesday: Deacon Harold reflects on ‘Ad-Orientem’ –and the significance of a border rail…

Thursday: Deacon Harold tells us about his new book on Father Augustus Tolton…

Friday: The Morning Glory team kicks of the MARCH FOR LIFE: ProLife IS Pro-Science…

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An Exciting New Year ahead on Morning Glory!

We’ve been down a long road, you and I… With Morning Glory launching in August of 2015, it’s been a sheer pleasure waking up with you, our dear listener, and shedding light on some of the stories affecting our lives everyday. On this New Year’s Eve, we look back at some of the BIG moments of 2018–and what’s in store for 2019!

It’s been a BIG year for religious liberty! In May, President Trump celebrated the ‘National Day of Prayer’ by signing and recognizing an executive order launching an initiative recognizing the vital role religion plays within the US. The Department of Justice also created a ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’ to address some of the issues facing those persecuted for their faith or beliefs. We also have seen protection for many Catholic faith-based adoption agencies who want to help place vibrant foster youth into loving homes with mommies and daddies.

Within the Vatican–we’ve seen big news today with the resignation of Holy See Press Secretary Greg Burke–along with his deputy. In April, The Holy Father appointed three women as consultors to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It marked the first time women and laypersons were named as active contributors, not support staff. This past summer, Pope Francis elevated 14 bishops and archbishops from 11 nations to the College of Cardinals at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. A few months later, carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church at a Mass at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Over 70 thousand faithful were in attendance.

Looking ahead to February of 2019, His Holiness hosts every leader of each Catholic Bishop’s Conference across the globe at the Vatican to address the issue of clergy sex abuse. First erupting in Chile, then within the US with the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, and elsewhere–we will be following this global summit and discussing it with our veteran Godly Counsel including Monsignor Charles Pope–and our newest member–the Dynamic Deacon! Deacon Harold Burke Sivers will be with us daily to share his thoughts as a Deacon, a father, a husband, and a friend.

A new era of Morning Glory begins January 14th! The show will integrate feedback and questions/thoughts from listeners. I currently cover Catholic Chatter–i.e. Cat Chat–but this will take on a whole new dimension within 2019. We want to hear from you–your thoughts on the issues facing you…as Catholics, as mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, and husband and wife. We’ll be rolling out a listener comment line – where you can leave direct questions and comments–and we’ll be integrating your own voice within the program–we hope you’ll join us at the breakfast table!

Praying for you on the New Year’s Eve! May God bless you and keep you!


Alyssa Murphy                                                                                                                                 @alyssamurphy