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Last Week with Matthew Handley

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The world seems to constantly endorse things that are contrary to our Catholic faith. Matthew Handley breaks down the news, issues, and events that face the Church and our community each week. We are in the world, but not of it (cf. 1 John 2). (C)2020 EPIC Radio Inc. All rights reserved.

54 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Say the Name of Jesus

July 24th, 2020


Last Week has been a sort of hiatus recently.  This has been to some technical issues due to Matthew Handley's recent travels.  He'll have a new announcement on the next new show he does.  

This week, Matthew Pope guest …

SPECIAL EDITION: Liberty and Tyranny

July 4th, 2020


Happy Independence Day from all of us at EPIC Radio!  This special edition features patriotic music and a contemporary reflection on liberty in our world.  Our country was founded on some great ideas, including laws and …

"Tear them Down"

June 27th, 2020


Black Lives Matter went after cops, statues, and now churches.  Shaun King made a statement on Twitter calling images of a Jewish Jesus "racist" and "a form of white supremacy."  Matthew dives into this.  Plus, …

Alternative Politics

June 20th, 2020


Have you heard about the American Solidarity Party?  Its platform is essentially Catholic social teaching.  Matthew takes a look and comments on …

Humanity and Race - Guest Host: Matthew Pope

June 13th, 2020


This week, Matthew Pope fills in for Matthew Handley and discusses his thoughts on the current state of the world and speaks about his writings.

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Matthew Pope on "War with the Remnant"

June 6th, 2020


Matthew Pope joins Matthew Handley to discuss his new historical fiction Christian series "War with the Remnant."  They also discuss a current look …

Fr. Stan - Part 2: Discerning the Priesthood and Marriage

May 20th, 2020


Fr. Stanley Drongowski is the chaplain of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.  He joins Matthew to talk about his discernment into the priesthood …

Fr. Stan - Part 1: Ministering in the time of COVID-19

May 16th, 2020


Fr. Stanley Drongowski is the chaplain of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.  He joins Matthew to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting campus ministry …

The Rosary

May 2nd, 2020


We've entered Mary's month; that is the month of May.  Matthew offers a reflection on the power of the Rosary from St. Louis de Montfort who's feast was earlier this week.  Also, happenings in the Dioceses of Raleigh …

Am I a Human Bat?

April 25th, 2020


Pope Francis asked this question earlier this week and his reason behind it is very spiritual in nature.  Also, MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says that abortion is "life sustaining."  The Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI …

BONUS: Full Interview with Fr. Peter Newby

April 9th, 2020


Happy Easter! Christ is risen!  Shout hosanna!  Today's episode features the entire interview Matthew had with Fr. Peter Newby, Chaplain of St. Mary's University in London.  This segment was originally supposed to air …

Knights of Columbus Save the Day

April 4th, 2020


The St. Catherine's Knights of Columbus jumped into action when they heard that Meals on Wheels would be unable to deliver meals to senior citizens. …

The Lent We Gave So Much

March 28th, 2020


In this Lent we have given much more than we could possibly imagine.  For the next few weeks, Matthew has some resources for how we can grow closer …

Fleeing Europe and a Conversation with Fr. Peter Newby

March 21st, 2020


Last Week was interesting.  I had to drop everything I was doing and working to get out of Europe due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the travel ban created by the Trump administration.  Patrick Rowe and I are …

Brandy's Conversion

March 14th, 2020


The extended cut of Matthew's interview with Brandy Holt, a young woman who decided to enter the Church.

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Super Super Tuesday

March 4th, 2020


Matthew recaps Super Tuesday election results and the NC primaries, including local elections.  Joe Biden is doing well; is it because of Bernie …


February 29th, 2020


The media continues to be surprised that young people have an interest in the Church.  Matthew speaks to a young woman who converted despite the distaste of the Church from the world.  Also, Pope Francis says personal …

Bonus: How Catholics might vote in 2020

February 27th, 2020


A shocking EWTN News/Real Clear Opinion Research poll finds that American Catholics who are registered to vote do not find abortion intrinsically …

Our Seminarians

February 22nd, 2020


The News and Observer publishes a piece, seemingly baffled by the fact that young men want to join the seminary.  Plus, Pete Buttigieg thinks that supporting President Trump is incompatible with Scripture after saying …

New Hampshire Recap

February 15th, 2020


Matthew recaps the results of New Hampshire and what it means for the Democrats going forward.  Plus there's a new voter tool on …

The Dems Have a Bad Week

February 8th, 2020


First Iowa, then the State of the Union, then President Trump is acquitted.  How could it get any worse for them?  Plus your NC Headlines.  

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Election 2020: Pro-Life Democrats

February 1st, 2020


Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg refused to tell a pro-life Democrat that he would support softer language on abortion in the party.  The …


January 25th, 2020


First, your North Carolina Headlines.  Then, what does Martin Luther King Jr. and the March for Life have in common?  Its the goal of their missions. …

Pornography and Federal Law

January 18th, 2020


After your North Carolina headlines, Matthew discusses the opinion and importance of a Princeton law professor who wrote to AG William Barr.  He was …


January 11th, 2020


We're trying out a new format this week.  In the first segment, Matthew takes at some NC headlines.  In the second segment, he takes an in depth look at the situation between the United States and Iran.  An Iraqi …

Faith Crisis

January 4th, 2020


Cardinal Mueller talks about the real crisis within the Catholic church: the desire to modernize.  Then, California opens a new window for child …

Merry Christmas: A Pro-Life Episode

December 26th, 2019


On the Feast of the Naitivity of Our Lord we remember that God himself became human and was born of a woman.  The almighty and eternal God himself was once a child in the womb!  Matthew reflects on that at the beginning …

Election 2020: Impeach - What did NC Congressmen say?

December 21st, 2019


This week, President Donald Trump became the third president to be impeached by the US House of Representives.  Matthew takes a look at what NC Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D) and Mark Meadows (R) said during formal …

Missing Hearts (with an Advent message from Bishop Zarama)

December 14th, 2019


First, an "anti-abortion" clinic, as local media calls it, is allowed to open up next to an abortion clinic after they settle a federal law suit with …

Last Week Extension: Wake Forest Cancels Christmas Parade

December 7th, 2019


This week on the Last Week Extension: Wake Forest has cancelled their Christmas Parade.  

Then, the Wake County School Board approves a measure …

SPECIAL EDITION: A MI Judge is Using the Eucharist as a Political Tool

December 7th, 2019


Last week, a judge in Michigan started using the Eucharist as a tool to build up her name.  She ran to the media after her pastor called her …

Advent: A Time of Preperation

November 30th, 2019


Happy Thanksgiving and we hope you are having a blessed start to Advent.  We are now in Year A in the Catholic Church.  In the first segment, Matthew …

No Legal Prostitution in DC

November 23rd, 2019


The DC City Council dropped legislation that would have legalized prostitution in our Nation's capital.  Matthew also continues the discussion on the …

Abortion a Heated Issue for the Bishops?

November 16th, 2019


Matthew discusses reports that a comment about abortion became a heated issue at the US Bishops General Assembly.  Then, NC's congressional maps are likely to be finished being drawn soon.  Then, for the Final Thought: …

A Judge Against Religious Liberty

November 9th, 2019


Matthew Pope returns to discuss his new books, Bear Record and Translated Literature.  He sticks around to discuss a judge who has blocked a new …

Denial Out of Compassion

November 2nd, 2019


Joe Biden is denied the Eucharist at a SC church.  Matthew has thoughts on whether or not this good or bad.  Then, George Weigel has an interesting take on the Amazonian synod.  Final thought: NC congressional maps are …

Beto and Other Stories

October 26th, 2019


We're back and Matthew discusses Former Texas Congressman Robert Francis O'Rourke's plan to take away tax exmpt status from religious communities that don't support his agenda, and other stories.  Then, we need radio …

SCOTUS Takes Another Look at Abortion

October 12th, 2019


This week, the Supreme Court is going to take a look at a Louisiana abortion law that requires abortion doctors have admitting privalages at a local hospital.  Then, the probation has been lifted on the NC cheerleaders …

Nessel Shows, Again, that She is Against Catholics

October 5th, 2019


Michigan AG Dana Nessel lost a court fight in which she tried to mandate that Catholic adoption agencies send children to homosexual and transgender …

Trump Decries Abortion at the UN

September 28th, 2019


In a speech at the UN this week, Pres. Trump said that America is committed to protecting life before and after birth.  Then, we look back at NC …

Here is the News

September 21st, 2019


The BBC tells kids they could go to prison for disrepecting gender identities.  Then, John Waters writes in an article for First Things that …

Debate Night: Round 3

September 14th, 2019


Ten 2020 Democrat candiates met in Houston, Texas to debate on ABC and Univision.  Matthew discusses the candidates' stances on climate change, socialism, and what they didn't talk about.

Also, former Vice President Joe …

Fr. David Tanko

September 7th, 2019


Late last week, Fr. David Tanko was killed in Nigeria on his way to mediate a peace agreement between the Tiv and Junkun people, two ethnic groups …

"Pride is the beginning of all sin."

August 31st, 2019


That quote comes from St. Thomas Aquinas in his Summa.  So what do we do about gay pride and straight pride?  Should we really be proud?  Or should …

Question Authority?

August 24th, 2019


This week: Parishoners at St. Francis of Assis Catholic Church in Portland protest against their new pastor.  Matthew discusses how the secular and …

SPECIAL EDITION: Wisconsin Confesses

August 18th, 2019


The Wisconsin state legistature has a bill in the drafting stages that would violate the seal of confession.  Then, Cardinal Burke announces that …

Secret Ballots

August 4th, 2019


 British newspaper, the Gaurdian, is reporting that North Carolina law violates the secrecy of the ballot.  But futher analysis from Matthew Handley …

HB2: The Saga Continues

July 28th, 2019


 The Last Week Podcast is back and this time Matthew is talking about space and the religious experiences of Buzz Aldrin and Mike Hopkins.  And, a …

I Confess

July 14th, 2019


 What does a 14th century saint and an Alfred Hitchcock movie have in common?  They both show how the seal of the confessionall cannot be broken.  Matthew Handley discusses the sacrament of confession and California …

Religious Liberty

July 7th, 2019


 This week, Matthew discusses religious freedom with Matthew Pope.  Religious freedom in the United States is established in the first amendment to the constitution.  Matthew Pope joins in. 

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SPECIAL EDITION: The Abortion Chaos Continues in NC and the 2020 Dems Debate in Miami

June 30th, 2019


 The abortion chaos continues in North Carolina when pro-choice protestors disrupt a Charlotte city council meeting. as they try cut in on the free …

Legal Prostitution in NY and Outcomes from the USCCB General Assembly

June 23rd, 2019


 There is a bill in the New York state legistlature to decriminalize prostitution.  Some of the advocates say it promotes human dignity.  Does it?  And what do the New York bishops have to say about it?

And, the United …

Will Medicare for All Restrict Religious Liberty?

June 16th, 2019


Short answer: yes.  Matthew Handley discusses some of the new Medicare for All proposals that are so popular with the 2020 Democrat candidates …

Abortion Chaos in NC

June 9th, 2019


THIS WEEK on the all new Last Week Posdcast: The North Carolina General Assembly fails to override Gov. Roy Cooper's (D) veto on a bill that would …

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