LA Catholic Morning Radio Interview Archives
Topics: Pushing Back Against Evil in Society; Same Sex Attraction
The Courage of Our Convictions. Our obligation as Christians and Catholics to push back against the evil that has permeated our society is becoming ever more important. Father Tad discusses practical situations where we may be called to give witness and to challenge those around us. He discusses the need for moral courage to be able to share and live out the radicalness of our beliefs and the fulness of the truth.
The Beauty of Chastity. Father Tad discusses the idea that same sex attraction could have genetic components as well as cultural and environmental origins. He notes the important role of chastity and the personal responsibility in the pursuit of an ordered sexual and interpersonal life.
Broadcast Date: November 20, 2019
Topics: Pain; Human Sexuality
Facing Our Struggles in End of Life Scenarios. Father Tad discusses our natural aversion to pain and suffering, and considers what types of situations might require the use of high dose pain medications near the end of life as well as the notion of "palliative sedation."
The Gift of Human Sexuality. What moral concerns arise around our human sexuality when married couples turn to contraception? Father Tad considers some of the practical harms that arise, as well as discussing the deeper structure and significance of human sexuality as a gift from God with its intrinsic structure and meaning in marriage.
Broadcast Date: October 23, 2019
Topics: Our Contradictory Suicide Messaging as a Society; Bringing Christ into the Clinic as a Health Care Worker.
Is Suicide Being Conveyed as "Good" or "Bad" in Our Cultural Messaging? Father Tad addresses the various moral implications of aiding someone's suicide as well as the dangers that arise when health care providers and other care givers assume the role of God in end of life situations.
The Unique Position of Health Care Professionals in Witnessing to the Lord. A discussion of the role of the doctor or nurse in ministering spiritually as well as physically when it comes to bringing healing to an individual in their care.
Broadcast Date: August 21, 2019
Topics: Dignity of the Unborn; Abortion's Impact on Men
Democracies and the Respect Due to the Weakest. At the origins of our democracy stands a recognition that man should not be subject to arbitrary killings by the powerful or the elite, and democracies arose partially in response to such unjust practices. This has circled back upon us in a new form as we, now from a position of our own power and advantage, ignore the rights of the unborn through the legalization of abortion, propelling us into a new paradigm of radical injustice.
Abortion — Can It Impact Men? Even if few wish to acknowledge it, the reality of abortion's effects on men is a significant issue. Sometimes there may not be much culpability on the part of the man, as when he ends up being be kept in the dark about the fact that his partner became pregnant and independently pursued abortion. Sometimes men are told, and try to unsuccessfully deflect the woman's push for an abortion, and the devastating effect of having the gift of fatherhood taken from him under these trying circumstances is discussed.
Broadcast Date: September 08, 2019