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NCSE says Google funds Backpage.com! Discussing with Lisa Thompson 7am ET on @EWTN radio!

Big Morning Glory line-up for tomorrow! With President Trump in Israel visiting the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, we have much to discuss with regard to improving conversations on Judeo-Christian dialogue. Thus far, Middle East leaders have been impressed by Trump’s embrace and hopeful for a more peaceful future.

We’ll also be discussing a new report from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that exposes a tie between Google and Backpage.com, a website most known for soliciting prostitution and human trafficking. Lisa Thompson will join us to discuss in greater detail – even the lobbyists hired to work on Capitol Hill in tearing down the Consumer Decency Act–the last leg standing that somewhat polices internet pornography that is running rampant. This story is not being covered by mainstream media–and we hope Google will change it’s ways!

Other guests include Drew Gonshorowski of Heritage on the CBO score of the American Healthcare Act – set to be released on Wednesday. As lawmakers continue to work to dismantle Obamacare, President Trump has reportedly told advisers he wants to stop Obamacare payments to insurers. Politico reports that Trump has suggested cutting off the payments as a way to quickly bring Democrats to the bargaining table for health reform. Heritage experts say that House Republicans took a major step in the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare. It’s now up to the Senate to act and go even further in eliminating the mandates and regulations from the Affordable Care Act that have so disrupted the health insurance markets.

Father Maurice Emelu will also be with us to discuss his new book, Our Journey to God: An African Priest Explores the Power of Faith from Abraham to You. There is one commonality among every saint: they all have deep faith in God that was lived out in their daily lives. Fr. Maurice Emelu explains here how the faith of Abraham, Moses, Mary, and other biblical figures evolved, and how their journey serves as a roadmap for how our faith-life can be built, nourished, and grown.

Drawing on his West African roots as well as his many years of pastoral ministry, Fr. Emelu combines the story-telling culture of Africa with a Western worldview to offer a unique perspective on the nature of faith and what it means to grow closer to the Lord.

We’ll have the ‘deep’ fried Dominican with us tomorrow! Father Aquinas Guilbeau brings his ragin’ Cajun Catholic faith and his great work with Aleteia – so you won’t want to miss out!

‘See’ you bright and early!

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Alyssa Murphy



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Fun Thursday Morning Glory with Father Bjorn!

Hope you had a chance to listen to the show this morning! Thursdays are always fun with our beloved high school chaplain of Saint John Paul the Great with us, Father Bjorn Lundberg!

Other guests today included Jeanne Mancini of March for Life on the hypocrisy of Planned Parenthood’s recent media blitz. Ever since the abortion giant lost its federal funding for this year, Cecile Richards has been out in full effect touting some of their biggest lies. Jeanne set the record straight: abortion IS harmful!!!

It is graduation time and we also checked in with our good friend John Zimmerman of FOCUS to discuss ways grads can build their faith and Catholic community after college. John had some great ideas on how to cultivate relationships with those in the pews at Mass.

If you missed the show LIVE, check out the audio archives here! Each show is uploaded as a podcast just minutes after airing.

Catch us LIVE tomorrow at 7am ET when we have our deep-fried Dominican Father Aquinas Guilbeau with us along with Lisa Duffy as we reflect on Amoris Laetitia one year later!


See you bright and early!




Fun Monday Morning Glory with Marjorie Dannenfelser!

Tune in bright and early on EWTN radio as we look at some of the major news across the globe including some big Planned Parenthood protests that took place over the weekend in an effort to defund the abortion giant. We’ll also look at news of Pope Francis appointing a pastoral envoy to Medjugorje to investigate the miracles from the 1980s!

Guests include the president of Susan B. Anthony List, Marjorie Dannenfelser, on some of the protests over the weekend and also news about the big meeting she and other pro-lifers had with President Donald Trump last week at the White House!

We also are blessed to have the Rosary Doctor–aka–Dr. Brian Kiczek with us tomorrow to discuss a new Doll from Heaven being made! Tomorrow is the unveiling of Saint John Paul the II! To learn more, visit http://www.dollsfromheaven.com!

We’ll also cover all things political and all things Vatican so make sure to join us! Tweet to the show using @EWTN, find us on Facebook, or leave a comment here!

‘See’ you bright and early!


Alyssa Murphy


Remembering our dear Mother Angelica on Friday’s Morning Glory with Brandon McGinley!

Join us we kick off the weekend on EWTN radio discussing the breaking news of the day including the potential confirmation of HHS Secretary nominee, Tom Price–set for 2am ET in the wee early hours of the morn! We’ll also discuss the supposed ethical violations of Kellyanne Conway basically giving Ivanka Trump’s fashion line a small commercial on White House grounds–and we will talk about why Planned Parenthood has yet to release their annual report–and what perhaps might they be hiding!

Guests include Elizabeth Ficocelli who occasionally fills in for our host, Brian Patrick–as she reflects on the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes–which we celebrate this weekend! Her new book: Font of Faith, Hope, and Charity explores a fascinating look at Lourdes, one of the world’s most popular Marian places of pilgrimage. The book includes the history of the apparitions to Bernadette Soubirous, the response of the Church, the advent of cures and pilgrimage, and Lourdes today as a powerful center for physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. Featuring interviews with the bishop, medical director, and other key personnel of the sanctuary. Foreword by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, nationally acclaimed scholar, theologian, author, speaker and host of “Sunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel” on EWTN. Learn more about Elizabeth by visiting http://www.ElizabethFicocelli.com.

We’ll also celebrate a big win for First Liberty Institute! They reached a settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and First Liberty’s client, Dr. Eric Walsh. The State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh’s religious discrimination lawsuit.  “I am grateful this trial has finally ended,” Dr. Eric Walsh says. “It’s been a long, difficult journey, but it’s worth it to have my name cleared and to ensure that all Georgia government employees know they have religious liberty.”

Jeremy Dys, Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute and counsel for Dr. Walsh, says:

“This is a clear and resounding victory for religious freedom,”  “We always knew the law was on our side, so we are pleased the State of Georgia agreed to settle this case and clear Dr. Walsh’s good name.”  Dys will join us to explore what this case might mean for other religious freedom violations. Dr. Walsh, a lay minister and former Georgia government employee, filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) after evidenced surfaced that he had been fired because of his religious beliefs.

And we’ll also learn more about our beloved Foundress Mother Angelica with Brandon McGinley of EWTN Publishing. A new collection of her reflections on Christ and His Mother is now available through EWTN Religious Catalogue – and Brandon helped compile this new addition of Mother’s wise words. Tune in to hear more about “Mother Angelica on Christ and Our Lady” – a book that explores her prayerful approach to spiritual life!

We look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to leave a comment or question here and we’ll definitely share on-air and get back to you promptly!


Alyssa Murphy


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Fun Morning Glory tomorrow on EWTN radio with Hendershott!

Tune in bright and early as we traverse the day’s news along with our favorite high school chaplain, Father Bjorn Lundberg!

Guests include Dr. Anne Hendershott discussing a recent article she wrote in the Washington Times about some big moves the Trump Administration might be making to protect religious liberty. She’s a sociology professor at Franciscan University at Steubenville and can shed light on a recent leaked document that speaks to some orders Trump might sign to protect the Little Sisters of the Poor and others!

We’ll also talk ways to strengthen your marriage with Steve Bollman of Paradisus Dei. He highlights tips and spiritual advice–ways to fortify your marriage and strengthen your own spiritual life as well!

Can reading bring you closer to God? Vicki Burbach thinks so in her recent book out now on Sophia Press. She shares ways in which reading can quiet one’s mind and enrich your relationship with Christ.

We want to hear from you! Find us on Facebook, tweet directly to the show using @EWTN, email the show directly, or leave a comment or question right here!

See you bright & early!


Alyssa Murphy


Gaston Pavlovich joins Morning Glory to discuss the movie SILENCE!

Join us bright and early on EWTN radio as we kick off the day discussing the emotionally charged story of Melissa Ohden surviving an abortion. We celebrate life this eek still basking in the glow from the amazing March for Life!

Guests include Gaston Pavlovich discussing the new Martin Scorcese movie, Silence. We’ll learn the amazing story and what brought the film to life. We also talk about Trump’s potential Supreme Court pick with Dr. Matthew Bunson of the National Catholic Register. Another big news story this week is Trump’s move to have the enbassy in Israel moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Lee Smith of the Weekly Standard joins to chat about this and the upcoming meeting between Bibi Netanyahu & the Anerican president!

We love to hear from you! Find us on Facebook and Twitter @EWTN, or leave a comment here!

‘See’ you bright and early!


Alyssa Murphy