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The life and legacy of Mr. Rogers today on Morning Glory!

On a fun Friday edition of Morning Glory, we explore the extraordinary life of Mr. Fred Rogers with a new documentary coming out next month! Elizabeth Ficocelli shared her memories of growing up watching the show. 2018 marks 50 years since the debut of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Created and hosted by Fred Rogers, the children’s TV show launched in 1968 and ran for nearly 33 years. The show’s message of love and acceptance shaped whole generations of children — around 8 percent of families with TVs watched the show at its peak. Check out the trailer here

Guests include surfer turned priest Father Donald Calloway on the importance of pilgrimage, USCCB attorney Hilary Byrnes on a US Bishops’ appeal to protect children in foster care, and we talk ‘Thinking Right, and Living Well’–Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s life with Bert Ghezzi–all on a fun Friday edition of Morning Glory!

Make sure to join us every weekday morning for ALL the news of the day from a Catholic perspective 7am ET!

Happy Friday!

Alyssa Murphy



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Morning Glory talks ‘A Child in Crisis–Bullying Expert Jodee Blanco joins!


Morning Glory was blessed to have Father Thomas Petri back with us discussing the impact and the history of Humanae Vitae! A symposium is planned for the Spring put on by the Dominican House of Studies and CUA.. Find out more by visiting http://www.engage.Catholic.edu.

We talk how our Catholic tenets of faith can help a child in crisis–ways to recognize bullying with Bullying survivor and expert Jodee Blanco. Blanco is currently working with the National Catholic Education Association, writing many pieces on ways to identify and work with students that are subjected to bullies on campus. You can read her first installment, A Primer on Bullying Intervention: How to Save a Child in Crisis Using Core Catholic Values as the Catalys at http://www.ncea.org and by visiting http://www.JodeeBlanco.com.

We also speak with Father Bill Casey on how to make the most of this Lenten season. His new book, Making a Holy Lent, is out now through http://www.SophiaInstitute.com and http://www.EWTNRC.com.

In it, EWTN host Fr. Bill Casey turns our attention to Jesus in brief reflections on topics ranging from the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist to the role that the Blessed Virgin Mary plays in every healthy prayer life.

Drawing on years of experience as a retreat master and as a regular EWTN host, Father Casey leavens each of these holy topics with a refreshing dose of common sense. Not only is this book perfectly suited for your Lenten devotions; you will find yourself turning to it many times during the year to remind you of the ever-urgent need for repentance and rebirth.

Make sure to join us every weekday morning at 7am ET for all the news of the day under a Catholic lens–we hope to hear from you! Feel free to leave comments here!


Alyssa Murphy

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Morning Glory talks with Taylor James of new SAMSON movie!…


A fun Monday Morning Glory with Monsignor Charles Pope as we got a sneak peek of a new movie hitting screens on February 16th! Known for his work in the movie, Justice League, Taylor James joined Morning Glory to talk his role as SAMSON.

Directed by Bruce Macdonald, the movie is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

The film also stars Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Caitlin Leahy, Rutger Hauer, and Lindsay Wagner.

Check out the trailer here

Other guests included Dr. Matthew Bunson on the situation in China and the Vatican making some moves diplomatically for the relationship with the state-run Catholic church–that many are concerned about given the many human rights abuses in the Asian country. Read more about it at http://www.ncregister.com.

We also take a look at the GOP memo with Brendan Kirby of Lifezette. Democrats say the release is an attempt to undermine the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling. Find Brendan at http://www.Lifezette.

The Obama Justice Department went to a secret intelligence court to apply for the warrant in October 2016. According to the Republican memo, an essential part of the application was the now infamous dossier on Russian meddling and Team Trump written by former British spy Christopher Steele. The memo claims the judge who approved the warrant was never told the dossier was paid by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.

Make sure to join us EVERY weekday morning at 7am ET on EWTN radio!


Alyssa Murphy

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The Senate takes up Pain-Capable Bill today!

Morning Glory talks the possible passage of the Pain-Capable bill on a fun Monday edition of Morning Glory with Monsignor Charles Pope! Luke Faulkner of Human Life Action joined us this morning with the facts, calling all pro-lifers to urge their Senator to pass this important bill that cements the fact that babies DO feel pain at 20 weeks! For more information, visit http://www.HumanLifeAction.org!

Alfonso Aguilar shared President Trump’s ‘4 Pillars of immigration’ reform. Senator Lindsey Graham is optimistic that a bipartisan bill can be passed!

We also talked faithful citizenship with Jason Adkins–he’s executive director for the Minnesota Catholic Conference–they have some events coming up–he tells us all about Capitol 101!

Make sure to join us every weekday at 7am ET as we start everyday… Catholic from the start!


Alyssa Murphy

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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