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What’s being discussed on Trending? Kavanaugh and the battle over abortion. It really does come down to the abortion debate and the cultural issue of a war between the sexes. Also covered, the movie about serial killer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell. How relevant Our Lady of Fatima’s message is about marriage and family.

Join Fr. Tim Grumbach and Timmerie Millington. Together they tackle difficult passages in the Bible about women. Finally – listen to their personal stories about how to evangelize and where it all begins.



Originally broadcast on 10/14/18


Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

Our topic of conversation today is the following: the recent addition of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.







Originally broadcast on 10/13/18



Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

Our topic of conversation today is the following: the new nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.






Originally broadcast on 7/14/18


WASHINGTON (CNS) — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a pretty good guy, according to Msgr. John Enzler, his former pastor and the current president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

He first met Kavanaugh, whom President Donald Trump nominated to the Supreme Court, when he was around 12. Msgr. Enzler was then the pastor at Little Flower Parish in Bethesda, Maryland, when Kavanaugh began serving as an altar boy.

Since then, the two have stayed in contact. Msgr. Enzler went to some of Kavanaugh’s games when he played sports at Georgetown Preparatory School, officiated his wedding, and might have baptized his children.

Msgr. Enzler said that he’d baptized a lot of babies and couldn’t be sure that his two daughters were among them.

They still see each other on occasion.

“He comes to my Sunday evening Mass about once a month,” Msgr. Enzler told Catholic News Service July 11.

Kavanaugh also volunteers with Msgr. Enzler at St. Maria’s Meals, a program which provides and serves hot meals to low-income individuals and families.

“The John Carroll Society (a group of Catholic lawyers and professionals which Kavanaugh belongs to) comes about once every other month to help out,” Msgr. Enzler said. He explained that different groups and organizations assist at each meal.

Kavanaugh also coaches the girls’ basketball team at his parish and tutors at the Washington Jesuit Academy and J.O. Wilson Elementary School.

“His faith really shines through in who he is,” Msgr. Enzler said. 

In addition to his volunteer work, Kavanaugh also serves as a lector at his church, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington.

In his acceptance speech July 9 after Trump announced his nomination, Kavanaugh said that “members of the vibrant Catholic community in the D.C. area disagree about many things, but we are united in our commitment to serve.”

Msgr. Enzler also praised Kavanaugh as a man.

“This is your neighbor next door. He’s a great husband, a wonderful father to his daughters, and has lots and lots of friends. He’s very intellectual, of course, but you wouldn’t know it by his demeanor.”

Politics has never been a part of their relationship.

“We talk about sports. We don’t really talk about politics,” Msgr. Enzler said.

The priest said that Kavanaugh has been a good friend for as long as they’ve known each other. He talked about how, when Kavanaugh was at Georgetown Prep, it was clear that he “loved being with his buddies.”

“If he’s your friend, you have a great friend.”


Washington D.C., Jul 9, 2018 / 07:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News) – President Donald Trump announced Monday night he is nominating Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement June 27.

In a brief speech after the announcement, Kavanaugh spoke about the importance of his Catholic upbringing and how it has affected his career.

The July 9 announcement came after much speculation over how Trump will choose to shape the Supreme Court during his first term. This is the second vacancy he has filled; previously, he appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Confirmation hearings are expected to begin shortly in the Senate.

Trump said that Kavanaugh “has devoted his life to public service.”

After being introduced, Kavanaugh said he is “deeply honored” to be nominated.

“The motto of my Jesuit high school was ‘men for others’,” said Kavanaugh, who graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School near Washington, D.C. “I have tried to live that creed.”

“I am part of the vibrant Catholic community in the D.C. area,” he said at his nomination. “The members of that community disagree about many things, but we are united in our commitment to serve.”

Kavanaugh highlighted his commitment to service, both in and out of the courtroom. He volunteers serving meals to the homeless, coaching his daughter’s basketball team, and tutoring at an elementary school.

He made special mention of Msgr. John Enzler, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, who was present at the announcement.

“40 years ago, I was an altar boy for Fr. John,” said Kavanaugh, adding that they now serve the homeless together through his work with Catholic Charities.

Kavanaugh currently serves on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and has done so since 2006. Previously, he worked in the George W. Bush White House.

Bush said that Kavanaugh “is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit. He is a fine husband, father, and friend — a man of the highest integrity.”

Kavanaugh clerked for Justice Kennedy.

He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale University. He and his wife, Ashley, have two daughters.

On abortion, not much is known regarding his personal views. Kavanaugh recently wrote a decision that prevented a pregnant undocumented minor in federal custody from receiving an abortion. The decision was overturned by another court.

Kavanaugh has written dissents in the past opposing undocumented persons voting in union elections and was opposed to expanding visas to foreign workers when there were Americans who could do the job.

His 2015 ruling on the HHS contraception mandate was met with a mixed response. While he sided with Priests for Life in their case against the Obama administration, he appeared to acknowledge a “compelling” interest in the availability of government-provided contraception, which had previously been recognized by members of the Supreme Court.

In a case involving the Washington Metro’s prohibition on religious-themed advertisements, including an ad by the Archdiocese of Washington, Kavanaugh was “unrelenting” in his questioning of the Metro’s lawyer, saying that he believed the prohibition was “discriminatory.”