Back in the hot seat this week is Caroline Farrow (citizenGO) reviewing the highs and lows of the last seven days news including LGBT insanity, Texas school shooting, the fake Facebook whistleblower, tensions rise between China and Taiwan, Big Tech plans climate change censorship, COVID madness and parent power, Wuhan labs and leaked dodgy plans, Wales COVID passes and more.
In 2010, frustrated by many of the media headlines and negative coverage of Catholicism, Caroline began a blog in defence of Catholic teaching and to reflect on UK current affairs and world events through the lens of a Catholic woman. What began as nothing more than personal musings designed to explain and propose controversial ethics and life issues to those who had struggled with them, or to de-bunk misleading narratives and headlines, soon mushroomed and popular posts would receive more than 30,000 unique visitors a day.
Between 2011 and 2017, she was a member of the organisation Catholic Voices, set up to promote the defence of Catholic teaching in the public square and made numerous media interventions on their behalf and quickly became the 'go to' voice for media organisations looking to represent a female conservative Catholic point of view.
Since 2013 Caroline has written a weekly column for the Catholic Universe and written for and featured in a number of other publications such as the Catholic Herald, the National Catholic Register, the Conservative Woman, Mercatornet, Crisis Magazine, LifeSiteNews and Church Militant. She used to write on Catholic culture at the now defunct Spectator Arts blog and has been featured in the Daily Mail, the Observer and the New Statesman.
In 2013, Caroline was included as part of the first cohort of the BBC's '100 women' and she regularly features on BBC News, Sky News, ITV's Good Morning Britain, BBC Sunday Morning Live, the Big Questions and has made multiple appearances on Radio 4's flagship programmes Today programme, Woman's Hour, the Moral Maze and the Sunday programme as well as featuring in one-off documentaries. Caroline also presented the coverage for March for Life UK for EWTN and has contributed to News Nightly and Celtic Connections. She also frequently contributes to Talk Radio, LBC and BBC local radio as well as BBC Radio Ulster, discussing matters pertaining to Catholicism, feminism and the challenges of motherhood and family life.
Caroline has an eclectic career background. She began her professional life as a student accountant for a big 5 firm before succumbing to a desire for travel and adventure and became a member of cabin crew working both long and short-haul routes for internationally acclaimed airlines. Having got the travel bug out of her system, she returned to work within investment banking and private equity in the City of London until her first child was born.
Caroline is currently the campaign director at CitizenGO, has 5 children of school-age, four girls and one boy and is married to a Catholic priest who converted from Anglicanism, a few years after they were married.
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Links to stories discussed this episode
LGBT Controversial transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is named sportswoman of the year in New Zealand https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10051629/Transgender-weightlifter-Laurel-Hubbard-named-sportswoman-year-New-Zealand-university.html Carrie Johnson tells Tory party conference: I’ve wept over LGBT hate https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/carrie-johnson-tells-conservative-conference-ive-wept-over-lgbt-hate-wncptzq2t How can we make climate change discussions more inclusive https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1446516991649583104?s=20 Headbutting the keyboard is now a sexuality https://twitter.com/ZubyMusic/status/1445658511292059648?s=20 Badges of obedience Behind the NHS Rainbow is compulsory training and enforced ideology https://thecritic.co.uk/badges-of-obedience/ Texas gun shooting Suspected Texas high school gunman reportedly got welcome home party https://nypost.com/2021/10/08/suspected-texas-high-school-gunman-reportedly-got-welcome-home-party/ ViDEO: News report Fake whistleblowers PIC: Fake FB whistleblowers https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/26801 China and Taiwan China warns Taiwan against 'playing with fire' and says war could be 'triggered at any point' after sending dozens of warplanes into island's airspace https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10060355/Taiwan-warns-catastrophic-consequences-regional-peace-China-takes-island.html Climate change Google, YouTube to prohibit ads and monetization on climate denial content https://news.yahoo.com/google-youtube-prohibit-ads-monetization-190030456.html COVID ‘If any of these children are jabbed, we’ll see you in court’: Parents accuse school of GBH and threaten to sue if their teenagers are given Covid jabs without permission https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10071137/Parents-threaten-sue-school-teenagers-given-Covid-jabs-without-permission.html Miss World Netherlands quits pageant final to avoid getting COVID vaccine https://nypost.com/2021/10/07/miss-world-netherlands-quits-pageant-final-to-avoid-covid-vaccine/ Finland joins Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna COVID-19 vaccine https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/finland-pauses-use-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-young-men-2021-10-07/ MERCK SELLS FEDERALLY FINANCED COVID PILL TO U.S. FOR 40 TIMES WHAT IT COSTS TO MAKE https://theintercept.com/2021/10/05/covid-pill-drug-pricing-merck-ridgeback/ Hospital system says it will deny transplants to the unvaccinated in ‘almost all situations’ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hospital-system-says-it-will-deny-transplants-to-the-unvaccinated-in-almost-all-situations/ar-AAPb9RA Wuhan scientists and US researchers planned to create a new coronavirus in 2018: Consortium led by Brit Peter Daszak asked DARPA to fund research at lab in city where Covid pandemic began https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10062775/US-Chinese-scientists-planning-create-brand-new-coronavirus-leaked-proposals-show.html Labour succeeds with plan to introduce Covid passes in Wales after farcical scenes in Senedd https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/live-updates-senedd-members-vote-21767140 More Americans died of COVID this year than all of 2020 https://abcnews.go.com/Health/live-updates/covid-delta-surge/?id=80391228&cid=social_twitter_abcn#80432735
Interview recorded 9.10.21
*Special thanks to Bosch Fawstin for recording our intro/outro on this podcast. Check out his art https://theboschfawstinstore.blogspot.com/
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