Catholic Radio Programming: 4 Shows We Recommend for Moms

Written by on December 2, 2022

That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women. How grateful we must be to God for this wonderful gift that brings such joy to the whole world, women and men alike!

– St. Teresa of Calcutta


Ask someone what it means to be a mom and you will undoubtedly hear a variety of answers and most will include the word: busy. What occupies a mom’s days changes with ages of children, stages of life, and even daily interruptions. It can be a challenge to keep our eyes on Jesus as we do our best to raise our children for heaven.


And to be a vehicle for joy? Sometimes that may not even seem possible. But there is a solution—tune in to Catholic radio and listen to trustworthy guides who can be a companion to your days. Here are 4 programs we, at Catholic Radio Network, recommend for moms:


  1. Mother Angelica Live Classics – Listen to a Spiritual Mother and the Founder of EWTN Catholic Radio


Mother Angelica came from humble beginnings and endured many struggles in childhood. Yet a series of experiences led her step-by-step to religious life, founding a religious order, then starting a Catholic television and Catholic radio network. Although she died in 2016, her wisdom, conviction, and wit still impact listeners today.


No stranger to the struggles in families or society, Mother Angelica was a spiritual mother not only to her religious sisters but countless others. Mother Angelica Live Classics features insightful gospel reflections, still-relevant call-in questions, and a deep love for Our Lord and Our Lady. We encourage you to tune in to one of our five Catholic Radio Network livestreams and let Mother mentor and encourage you.


  1. There is More 2 Life When You Listen to Catholic Radio with Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak


Dr. Greg and Lisa are the couple you wish lived next door. Their live call-in program, More 2 Life, includes questions that may come up at your family gatherings, and topics in your own conversations. With relatable stories and gentle instruction on how to create healthy relationships, you will learn tools and strategies for navigating family matters.


The show also discusses current events through the lens of not only pastoral counseling and psychology, but the teachings of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Focused on marriage, parenting, and family life, this program is firmly grounded in teaching faithful to the Catholic Church.  We invite you to listen on our livestreams here. You can also find the Popcak’s books and interviews at the EWTN Religious Catalogue.


  1. The Doctor Is In on Catholic Radio with Dr. Ray Guarendi


Dr. Ray is a clinical psychologist, a father of 10 adopted children, and a well-known speaker and author. An advocate for common sense parenting (and not following whatever new trend is popular), he often shares stories and scenarios with examples of conversations to model the strategies he recommends. Familiar with issues ranging from attachment issues to homeschooling, physical and mental health challenges to adult children who have left the faith, Dr. Ray has heard it all.


Known to diffuse difficult situations with a sometimes quirky sense of humor, Dr. Ray’s advice is practical, compassionate, and always faithful to the Catholic Church. The Doctor Is In is a great tool for collecting nuggets of wisdom for handling current situations, and also for when the unexpected pops up with your children and family.


  1. Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo—a Catholic Radio Program Focused On the World While Faithful to the Church


A list of programs for moms would not be complete without extending our focus outside our nuclear and extended families, and that is what Catholic Connection can do for you. Several times in the Bible we are given instruction to follow Jesus, to be in the world but not of it. We are to be salt and light, not avoid all matters around us. Teresa Tomeo is a strong voice of truth among the lies of the culture.


Teresa’s unique journey spans over 3 decades from secular journalism to Catholic radio, newspaper and television news. She discusses issues pertaining to Catholic faith and the Church, media awareness, and pro-life issues. Also as a deacon’s wife she shares her perspective on events in the world that support or attack traditional marriage and family. Like the programs mentioned above, Catholic Connection is on our livestreams as well.


Catholic Radio Helps Equip Women for Motherhood


Here at Catholic Radio Network we want to share the message of Jesus Christ and the Truth of the Catholic Church. We hope Mother Angelica Live Classics, More 2 Life, The Doctor Is In, Catholic Connection and our other program offerings will equip you as motherhood is under attack in today’s culture.


Through your gift of motherhood, as you make your way to bring forth joy to others as Mother Teresa said, may you find spiritual mentors, knowledge of Church teaching, and answers and encouragement when you tune in live at or listen on our app, which you can download here.

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