Radio Maria USCatholic Kaleidoscope

with Alyssa Bormes

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Tune in Sundays at 1PM Central for Catholic Kaleidoscope, a program dedicated to the wonder of the Catholic Church. We will have some conversations about the Faith that are full of ritual and formality, and others that encompass beauty in the everyday ordinary. The hour will be full of depth, frivolity, woundedness, and, of course, wonder.

My first guest will be Dale Ahlquist of The American Chesterton Society. We will talk about his new book, “All Roads: Roamin’ Catholic Apologetics” and Chesterton Academy, the high school he co-founded in 2008.

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Past Shows

Catholic Kaleidoscope Special Guest: Joseph Pearce – Listen Now | Joseph Pearce joins me, Alyssa Bormes, to speak about his book, “Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love.” The book addresses Joseph’s conversion story, and how some of the great writers such as G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and Hilaire Belloc were influential to Joseph eventually entering the Catholic Church. We spoke in depth about the small moments of light in the midst of the darkness, how prayers with our parents changed our lives, and how, between Joseph and me,  at least one of us speaks with an accent. We will let the audience decide who that is. You can find Joseph’s books in Catholic bookstores all over. (Originally aired October 26, 2014)

Catholic Kaleidoscope Special Guest: Dale Ahlquist – Listen Now | What a wonderful guest to have for my first show! Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society and co-founder of the Chesterton Academy, joined me, Alyssa Bormes, today. We spoke of Dale’s new book, “All Roads: Roamin’ Catholic Apologetics,” which is a wonderful collection of essays. In addition, we spoke about the state of education today, and the reasons Dale decided to open a high school, which for the second time was recognized by the Cardinal Newman Society as a “School of Excellence.” We had a wonderful time talking about Dale’s conversion, which started in Rome when John Paul II was shot, and ended in Rome a decade and a half later. You can find Dale’s book at


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