This week Steve Koob talks with Peter Breen, the Executive Director of the Thomas More Society defending life, marriage and religious freedom. Peter is involved in all three of these areas and can enlighten us on the federal court cases involving Catholic institutions suing Health and Human Services over government denial of our religious freedom.
Steve Koob speaks with two representatives of Aquinas College in Nashville TN, Sr Catherine Marie–Executive Director and Brother Ignatius Perkins–Dean. They talked about the Nashville Dominican order, their rapid growth, distinctive charisms, and vocations. They also discussed Aquinas College, its programs (especially their nursing school), and how the HHS mandate may effect programs and health insurance.
Steve Koob’s Guest for this program is Dr. Charles Kenney, PhD, founder and president of “The Right Brain People”. He was our Guest on the Quest two weeks ago when he described how he has used his research on the brain (left side reasoning, right side emotioning) to help over 400 of America’s most successful companies market their image and products. He has also applied these same skills to help the pro-life movement convince abortion vulnerable women to choose life. He is fascinating!
Steve and Dr. Kenny talk about the HHS Mandate requiring all health insurance to cover contraception, sterilization and abortion. They delve into the now fully “evolved” same sex “marriage” issue. Dr. Kenny also discusses his ideas for effectively confronting both of these threats to a well ordered society and a Culture of Life.
Steve Koob talks with Mary Popp, the founder of the Society for the Preservation of Roman Catholic Heritage (SPORCH), about the work done by SPORCH to preserve Catholic artwork, the return of many traditions and traditional artwork in the Church, and the Extraordinary–or Latin–Form of the Mass. Mary Popp also talks about why it is most reverent to receive the Holy Eucharist kneeling down, on the tongue.
Steve Koob’s guest on this program is John-Henry Westen, Founder and President of Life Site News, the premier source for news about the life issues. They will be talking especially about the problem of Catholic politicians who support legalized abortion and how the Pope deals with problem bishops.
Steve Koob talks with Fr. Matthew Habiger, priest, theology professor, and active member of NFP Outreach, about the repercussions and spiritual harms of Catholics using and prescribing contraception, and the problems that arise when Catholic doctors and clergy ignore the contraception issue.
Steve Koob talks with Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, about the recent victory of the shutdown of a hospital abortion wing, other recent happenings in regards to the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, and the dangerous practice that is chemical abortion.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Paul Byrne, Director of Neonatology and of Pediatrics at the St. Charles Mercy Hospital, about “brain death”, what defines life, and what defines death. Dr. Paul also reveals the shocking truth behind “dead” organ donors and why they are not truly dead at the time of donation.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Damon Cudihy, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist with Holy Spirit Hospital and Healthcare, about his experiences in the military health care system, the Sisters of Charity Hospital, and the Obamacare mandate. Dr. Damon Cudihy also talks about the usefulness of robots in fertility-related surgeries.
Steve Koob talks with Bonnie Borel-Donahue, president of the Traditional Values Club at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, about the Traditional Values Club, the often disparaged virtue chastity and how it applies to everyone, and marriage and God’s Plan for it.
Steve Koob talks with Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, about the horrific One-Child Policy in China, the world population and the myths surrounding population growth, and the population crises in Russia and other countries. Additional guest Debbie Nieport briefly talks about two upcoming (at the time) talks from Steven Mosher in the Dayton area.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. John Brehany, Ph.D, Executive Director and ethicist for the Catholic Medical Association, about the state of Catholic hospitals today, and the Catholic Medical Association, its work, structure, and what it does for its members. Dr. John Brehany also discusses the ethics of difficult pregnancies and what can be done about them within the realm of Catholic teaching.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Laura Archuleta, family physician at the Clinics of St. Alexius in Bismarck, North Dakota, about Natural Procreative–or NaPro–Technology, end of life care according to ethics and the Church’s teachings, and some of the challenges of working according to Catholic teaching within the modern medical community.
Steve Koob talks with Emily Sederstrand, freelance lecturer and fertility educator, about her experience coming into the pro-life movement, the conversion of doctors from prescribing contraception, and the education of young women about their fertility. Emily Sederstrand also talks about the dangerous effects of the Pill and the reaction people have when they learn of these effects.
Steve Koob talks with Rev. Paul Zipfel, currently the former Bishop of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, about the Diocese of Bismarck and its Catholic institutions, and the phenomenal evangelization effort that is the Bismarck Project: what it is, and the response from his diocese’s parishioners.
Steve Koob talks with Susan Wills, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’s Assistant Director for Education and Outreach of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, about Planned Parenthood’s business agenda, infection rates and dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, and the government’s influence of and attitude toward sexual activity. Susan Wills also talks about the surprising side effects and statistics of the failure rates of different types of contraception.
Steve Koob talks with Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, about abortion due to birth defects, the pro-life movement and Catholic Church in Minnesota, and the role contraception plays in regard to abortion. Brian Gibson also talks about the elements necessary to successful sidewalk abortion counseling.
Steve Koob talks with Sheila St. John, co-founder of the California Association of Natural Family Planning, about her work educating others about Natural Family Planning, from her experiences with conferences and clergy to starting the organization.
Steve Koob talks with Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel, about her work and experience with God’s WIll in the post-abortion care movement, how abortion affects both men and women, and the dangers of contraception. Vicki Thorn also talks about the surprising effects of contraceptives on women, and pregnancy and sterilization on men.
Steve Koob talks with David Avignone, associate director of Students for Life of Illinois, about the many efforts made by the youth in the pro-life movement, and the status culture of life on college campuses. David Avignone also discusses the students’ recent endeavor to help spread awareness of a little-publicized cause of breast cancer.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Dominic Pedulla, executive director of the Edith Stein Foundation, about human sexuality and the Church’s teaching. They also talk about the many attacks in the medical industry against sexuality, including contraception and sterilization.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Mary Martin, obstetrician and gynecologist at Billings Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, about the work done at Billings Medical, the Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning, and fertility issues. Dr. Mary Martin also talks about how to treat fertility problems without using contraception.
Steve Koob talks with members of the Abortion Holocaust Survivors, an organization that spreads the pro-life message to our youth through activism, about their efforts to educate young people on college campuses and elsewhere about the importance of life.
Steve Koob talks with four guests–Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Mike Schaefer of Biking for Babies, Erik Whittington of Rock for Life, and Maggie McKenna of Dayton Right to Life–all speaking about the youth movement for life, and what their organizations are doing to further the cause.
Steve Koob talks with Bryan Kemper, founder and president of Stand True Ministries, about his involvement with the pro-life youth movement, Christian attitudes toward abortion and contraception, and what can be done to eradicate abortion.
Steve Koob talks with Fr. Daniel McCaffrey, former military chaplain and founder of NFP Outreach, about his role and experience in educating Catholics about Natural Family Planning and Church Teaching.
Steve Koob talks with Richard Doerflinger, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’s associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, about health care in America, the current policies, and how they stand in relation to Catholic teaching.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Paul Carpentier, physician at In His Image Family Medicine and president of the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals (as of July 2011), about Natural Family Planning and NaPro Technology, infertility, and conscience protection for pro-life doctors. Dr. Paul Carpentier also talks about the importance of the hormone progesterone.
Steve Koob talks with Bob Laird, business manager of the Tepeyac Family Center, and Dr. Lorna Cvetkovich, physician at the Tepeyac Family Center, about Catholic health care, its current state, and the real need for it in our society.
Steve Koob talks with Marie Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and Public Policy and ethicist for the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Sr. Renee Mirkes, Director for the Center of NaPro Ethics for the Pope Paul VI Institute, about the rights of conscience in American healthcare and ethics in reproductive medicine.
Steve Koob talks with Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, about China’s human rights violations of forced abortion and forced sterilization, and the impact these violations have on the rest of the world.
Steve Koob, in Washington D.C. for the March for Life, talks with pro-life leaders , about their different organizations and the work that they do. Guests include Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, Sr. Veronica Mary of the Sisters of Life, Kristen Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Jason Jones of Metanoia Films and the Human Rights Education and Relief Organization, Joe Brinck of the Santity of Life Foundation, David Bereit of 40 Days for Life and the book “unPLANNED”, Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Bobby Schindler of the Terry Schiavo Life & Hope Network, Michael van der Mast of Cry for Life in Holland, Marie Smith of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues, Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, Jim Hughes of Campaign Life Coalition Canada, Brian Gibson of Pro-Life Action Ministries, Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, Bernadette Smith of Precious Life in Ireland, Claude Allen of the Gerard Health Foundation, Larry Cirignano of Faithful Catholic Citizens, and John-Paul Deddens of Students for Life of Illinois.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Courtney Slonkosky, obstetrician and gynecologist at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sydney, Ohio, about many different fertility issues and how they can be treated in accordance with Catholic teaching.
Steve Koob talks with Rita Marker, attorney and founder of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, about end of life issues, including assisted suicide, durable power of attorney, and pain management.
Steve Koob talks with Fr. Tadeusz Pcholczyk, Ph.D, Director of National Education and Bioethicist at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, about the work done by the National Catholic Bioethics Center, the anti-life method of in-vitro fertilization, and the immorality of contraception. Fr. Tadeusz Pcholczyk also discusses the ethics of stem cells, embryonic vs. adult, and the work done with altered adult cells.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. David Harnisch, obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, about Natural Family Planning, Orthodox Catholic medicine and gynecology, and faithful adherence to Church teaching in our secular world.
Steve Koob talks with Drs. Rebecca and Ben Peck, both family physicians at Pecks’ Family Practice, about Natural Family Planning, sexuality and God’s Will, and their medical practice. Dr. Rebecca Peck also shares personal stories about her life and experiences in the medical industry.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Dominick Pedulla, executive director of the Edith Stein Foundation, about ethical issues in medicine and cardiology, human sexuality, and St. Edith Stein. Dr. Dominick also discusses the surprising link between contraception and the effect it has on mental health.
Steve Koob talks with Patty Schneier, public speaker and housewife, about many different personal stories and experiences from her life. These various topics include her conversion story, encounters with others inspired by her talks, and the various venues in which she has given her talks.
Steve Koob talks with Fr. Matthew Habiger, priest, theology professor, and active member of NFP Outreach, about his paper 50 Years on the Pill, and family life according to God’s Plan. In 50 Years on the Pill, Fr. Matthew Habiger discusses what many believed the Pill would do and the effects it has actually had on our society today.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Hartshorn, president of Heartbeat International, about pregnancy centers in the United States, the initiative to convert them into full-fledged medical clinics, and the challenges–legal and otherwise–facing pregnancy centers and other help for pregnant women. Dr. Margaret Hartshorn also highlights the importance of ultrasound technology in regards to pregnancy safety.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. John Bruchalski, founder of the Tepeyac Family Center, about the Tepeyac Family Center and its history, challenges for Catholics in the medical industry, and God’s plan in our lives. Among the challenges faced in the medical industry that Dr. John Bruchalski discusses are conscience rights and Obamacare.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, author of Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill, about his book and research on how and why breast cancer is preventable, and how abortion and the birth control pill greatly increase a woman’s risk.
Steve Koob talks with Mike O’Dea, founder of the Christus Medicus Foundation, about Catholic hospitals and their practices, the Christus Medicus Foundation, and legislation that threatens the right to practice health care according to Catholic teaching. Mike O’Dea explains that health insurance that does not cover abortion, contraception, and/or sterilization is possible.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Patrick Fagan, senior fellow and director of the Center for Research on Marriage, Family, and Religion, about the findings from data compiled by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute. These findings help reveal the status of American culture today, in terms of how children grow up in the presence/absence of a parent, the impact of divorce on families, and the destructive nature of contraception.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. and Sr. Hanna Klaus, of the Natural Family Planning Center of Washington, D.C., about Natural Family Planning–specifically the Billings Ovulation Method–her experience working with teens in the TeenSTAR program, and the development of youth into adults. Dr. and Sr. Hanna Klaus also discusses the contested truth about abstinence programs.