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Happy MLK Jr. Day from Morning Glory!

Morning Glory celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this Monday with our beloved Monsignor Charles Pope! On abortion, Dr. King once said: “Cowardice asks the question, ‘is it safe?’; expediency asks the question, ‘is it politic?’; vanity asks the question, ‘is it popular?’; but conscience asks the question, ‘is it right?’; and there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but because conscience tells one it is right. ” We discuss his powerful words and what we can learn today within our own fight for the sanctity of ALL life.

Guests include pro-life pioneer Joe Scheidler of ProLife Action League. Scheidler is National Director of the Pro-Life Action League, a national pro-life educational and activist organization headquartered in Chicago. Joe left a career in public relations to become a full-time pro-life activist shortly after the U. S. Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade opinion in 1973. When his brand of on-the-streets direct action met with resistance from established pro-life organizations, he and his wife, Ann decided to found the Pro-Life Action League in 1980. It has been said that Joseph Scheidler defined pro-life direct action.

We also talk with Cassidy Roderick of Franciscan University where she heads the Students For Life group–they are heading to DC this week for the March For Life with hundreds of students participating.

Tomorrow is National Religious Freedom Day–Lea Carawan of the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation joins to talk about how to best keep faith in America–and a big event taking place tomorrow that all can take part in online. Visit KeepFaithinAmerica.com for more information!

Tune in every weekday at 7am ET for Morning Glory–to jumpstart your day the Catholic way!

Alyssa Murphy

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Fun Monday Morning Glory with Father Thomas Petri!

Tune in bright and early to start your week off right on EWTN radio! We’re blessed to have our fave Father Thomas Petri with us as Monsignor Charles Pope is traveling on pilgrimage. Father Petri will be leaving for Fatima on Friday for his own personal pilgrimage – so we’re happy to have a double-dose this week!

MUCH news to discuss including the fate of the Bladensburg cross as we just celebrated Veterans Day this weekend. First Liberty is on the case and attorney Roger Byron will be joining us with the latest..

We’ll also speak with Sohrab Ahmari of Commentary Magazine on an enlightening look at Euthanasia and the culture of death that is becoming SO widespread in Europe and in parts of the US. We’ll look at a specific case of a 64- year old mother of two that was euthanized strictly because she was ‘depressed.’

And with new rules for the HHS, we talk with Bradley Hahn, CEO of Solidarity Healthshare about what the new rule means and how best to make sure health care coverage stays in-line with one’s conscience – all on a fun Monday edition of Morning Glory!

Our conversation is a two-way street! Make sure to leave a comment or question and we’ll integrate your thoughts into our discussion!

‘See’ you bright and early!

God bless!

Alyssa Murphy

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Shawn Carney of 40 Days joins Morning Glory tomorrow!

Make sure to join us Monday at 7am ET as we kick off another week with our dear Monsignor Charles Pope in-studio with us! We’ll discuss the day’s headlines as well as some very strong words in defense of Humana Vitae at a pro-life conference in Rome over the weekend.

Guests include Shawn Carney, President of 40 Days for Life. The annual campaign ends this upcoming November 5th – so this is the last week to take part in the festivities protecting the unborn! We’ll get a look at how the events have gone thus far and see how you might be able to participate before things culminate this next weekend.

Religious freedom is under attack in the state of New York as a firefighter for the city of Utica is being asked to deny his own conscience and beliefs as a Nazirite. He is being forced to cut his hair and First Libery Institute is on the case. Attorney Roger Byron joins us to talk about the importance of this case and why the freedom of religion MUST be protected.

Tuesday marks 500 years since the Protestant Reformation. We’ll talk with CUA Professor Dr. Jay Richards about why Catholics and Protestants should focus on what unites us, not divides us as we look back at our own faith. Also the executive director of The Stream, Dr. Richards pulls from his own experiences working with all members of the Christian faith – and what we can learn from each other.

Our conversation is a two-way street! We love to hear from you! Find us on Facebook and Twitter, or leave a comment or question right here – and we’ll make sure to share on-air!

‘See’ you bright and early!

God bless!

Alyssa Murphy

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We go to the movies with Deacon Steven Greydanus!

Morning Glory gets a sneak peak at the new comic movie THOR coming to theatres a week from today with Deacon Steven Greydanus of Decent Films. As most action movies can be, many parallels can be drawn from the movie to our own Catholic faith. Read more of Greydanus’ work at http://www.NCRegister.com!

We also have our favorite high school chaplain in, Father Ed Bresnahan, known celebrity around Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria. He talks with us about the importance of All Souls Day coming up next week and what we might do for those in Purgatory.

Marjorie Dannenfelser of the SBA List also joins us talking the sad tragedy of Jane Doe, a detained illegal immigrant only 17 years old that aborted her baby this past Wednesday. What sort of precedent will this?.. AG Ken Paxton joins Catherine Szeltner Sunday to flesh this question out – catch it on EWTN TV!

Lastly Bishop Gregory Mansour of the Eparchy in Brooklyn joins to talk about a special blessing this weekend at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC! Cardinal Timothy Dolan will lead the blessing of a new chapel to Saint Charbel! Read more about it at http://www.CatholicNewsAgency.com!

Catch us EVERY weekday morning from 7-8am ET on EWTN radio!

God Bless!

Alyssa Murphy

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Join us for Morning Glory 7am ET on EWTN radio with David Naglieri on JPII!

Tune in bright and early for Morning Glory as we discuss the day’s top stories with Father Dominic Legge fresh back from his trip teaching Thomistic thought to college students across the nation. We’ll delve into if and when the Senate might finally sign the Pain-Capable Bill, putting the much needed legislation on the desk of President Trump–who has vowed to sign it! At 5 months, doctors can tell that babies feel pain in the womb!

We’ll talk with Dr. Karen Poehailos about the great work being done at crisis pregnancy centers in Central Virginia. She works extensively in FertilityCare and NFP. She shares what pregnancy centers are doing in Virginia and what we might be able to do to help the important work these organizations are doing across the country.

After Trump’s powerful speech to the Values Voter Summit over the weekend, he follows this up with a rare opportunity to address the Heritage Foundation members tomorrow night. We’ll get a preview of the speech with Adam Michel who can also gives us a sneak preview of the president’s tax reform plan.

A new documentary produced in partnership with the Knights of Columbus just won a deal to be broadcast on ABC-affiliated networks during the month of November. Narrated by Andy Garcia, we’ll talk with the movie’s producer, David Naglieri, about the rare footage of Pope John Paul the Second – seen in the documentary – and explore how this now Saint has influenced the Church – especially Millennials!

Our conversation is a two-way street! Find us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter @EWTN, or leave a comment or question here! We’d love to hear from you!

‘See’ you bright and early!

-Alyssa Murphy


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We celebrate the Miracle of the Sun today with Greg Dougherty of Our Lady’s Blue Army!

Morning Glory celebrates the 100th anniversary of Fatima – The Miracle of the Sun today!  On “the day the sun danced,” thousands of people bore witness to a miracle that not only proved the validity of the Fatima Marian apparitions, but also shattered the prevalent belief at the time that God was no longer relevant, according to one theologian. Michael O’Neill aka the Miracle Hunter joins to tell us all about the sight and the impact it had on countless believers and non-believers alike.

Those that can’t travel to Portugal for this miraculous day can find ways to mark the anniversary today by attending special Fatima masses at your local parish or as Greg Dougherty did, row for Fatima – he left St. Patrick’s in Miami via rowboat and went on a Marian odyssey all the way up to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City – where he ended his voyage praying the Rosary in front of the altar there. He tells us about his journey with Father Thomas Petri branding him among the blessed ‘Holy Fools of God..’ How will you celebrate Our Lady today?

We also talk with Mallory Quigley of the Susan B. Anthony List. As Twitter censorship is still an in issue for pro-life groups, we learn they did reverse their decision regarding Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s pro-life video marking her Senate bid. We also look ahead to today’s Values Voter Summit where President Trump will be speaking along with pro-life pioneers David Daleiden and Lila Rose!

Tune in every weekday at 7am ET for all the latest in today’s news all shed with a Catholic perspective! If you have any comments or suggestions for our show, please leave a thought here or email Alyssa Murphy directly: MorningGlory@ewtn.com

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

-Alyssa Murphy

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Join us 7am ET on EWTN radio! Amy McInerny talks Pain-Capable Bill!

Tune in as we kick off your morning discussing the main headlines of the day all with a Catholic perspective. As we still are digesting the sad reality of Sunday night in Las Vegas, we’ll have Father Dominic Legge with us from the Dominican House of Studies with some Godly Counsel on how to make sense of these tragedies, now being called the deadliest shooting in American history.

We’ll also talk to Amy McInerny who heads Human Life Action about the chances of the House passing the Pain-Capable Bill today. Representative Trent Franks is the lead sponsor of the measure which proposes a ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization, about the time doctors have determined that an unborn baby can feel pain. The bill comes to the House floor today. Visit http://www.HumanLifeAction.org for more information.

We also get a look at the Supreme Court cases with Elizabeth Slattery of the Heritage Foundation. The case around the baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding  will be presented. Other cases focus on free speech, government overreach, and privacy.

We  also have Father Athanasius Murphy joining us to discuss the Rosary! As the Promoter of the Rosary for the Eastern OP province, he is “in charge” of the Rosary Confraternity,  an international association of the faithful that traces its origin back to the 1470s, and which still exists. It was reorganized into its present form by Pope Leo XIII in 1870, and is a recognized entity under the current Code of Canon Law, guided by a “promoter” who is a Dominican priest.
Fr. Athanasius will talk about the rosary, and how people can join the confraternity, the spiritual benefits that come from this, and even how to form a chapter of the Rosary Confraternity in their local parish.
Make sure to share any comments or questions here – we love to hear from you!
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Tragic day in Las Vegas with over 50 dead, more than 500 wounded..

The Morning Glory team grieves for those that died Sunday night in Las Vegas when a shooter took out concert-goers sniper-style from a high floor at the Mandalay Bay Casino. We’re new details this morning about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, but many questions remain.

Police  have been unable to put their fingers on a motive. Nothing is adding up to explain why Stephen Paddock opened fire on Sunday night. While searching his home – police found more guns, ammunition, explosives, and a few items they hope might be helpful in finding out why he carried out his attack. Sheriff Joe Lombardo saying electronic devices may yield clues. Likely computers or iPads. Police say they still believe there is no link to international terrorism.

Pope Francis has sent prayers to the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

The Holy Father says he is deeply saddened by the Las Vegas shooting and has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to the victims. the Vatican said Pope Francis “commends the efforts of the police and emergency service personnel, and offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died in what he called “a senseless tragedy.” The President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also released a statement urging people to take care of those who are suffering from what he called an unspeakable terror.

Tune in every weekday morning at 7am ET for all your breaking news all shed with a Catholic perspective.

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Tune in for Morning Glory with EWTN’s CEO Michael Warsaw!

Make sure to set your alarm clocks to join us on the airwaves tomorrow! We’ll have the full Morning Glory crew in effect with Father Dominic Legge with us from the Dominican House of Studies! We’ll be discussing some major news stories including big pro-life news out of Toledo!

Guests include Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner discussing Trump’s fast action to help those in dire straits in Florida, as well as how the White House remembered 9-11 on this day 16 years after the terrible tragedy that touched our shores.

We also talk with Father Thomas Joseph White about his new book: The Light of Christ. He’ll break down some deep theology as only a solidly skilled Thomist can! A little philosophy, sprinkled with some natural reason, and a whole lotta theology on doused on top!

And finally we’ll get a look at our new UK studios in Walsingham, just north of London with our own CEO Michael Warsaw. The acquisition and partnership comes just as evangelization to Britain is extremely important given the dwindling numbers of those that adhere to the faith.

Make sure to join the conversation by leaving a comment or question here, find us on Twitter via @EWTN, or Facebook!

‘See’ you bright and early!


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Morning Glory remembers 9/11…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since 9/11 – the darkest day in our modern history within the US. Nearly 3 thousand people died as the Twin Towers fell in Lower Manhattan. The Pentagon was also hit and an entire plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Monsignor Charles Pope was on the show this morning and he recalled how the community of New York, and the world responded to such devastation and despair. He reminded us that at times, when things seem so dark, we must be the light of Christ for the world to see.

In October 2001, the United States Congress passed a joint resolution designating that every September 11th be observed as “Patriot Day.” The resolution requests that U.S. government entities and interested organizations and individuals display the flag of the United States at half staff on Patriot Day and that the people of the United States observe a moment of silence in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in 2011, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gathered reflections and remembrances from clergy who ministered to victims and their families, and others who were impacted by the tragedy.

Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M. was a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest who served as a chaplain to the New York City Fire Department. It was while serving in that capacity that he was killed, becoming the first certified fatality of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Please keep all those still suffering from this tragedy in your prayers today.  Also, remember the victims and their families. May we learn to find Jesus in all that we do especially amidst such darkness.