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Catholic Connection – Feb 25, 2021 – Hour 2

Msgr. Charles Pope warns us about the so-called Equality Act’s threat to religious liberty. Fr. Charlies Fox talks about the importance of Mass, especially in COVID times. Grace Williams shares about her group, Children of the Immaculate Heart, and religious discrimination they have had to deal with.

Segment 1 – Congress Is About to Vote on the ‘Equality Act,’ a Grave Threat To Religious Liberty
“Either we are going to fight for our religious liberty and freedom of speech — and ultimately, freedom of thought — or they will be taken from us.” Msgr. Charles Pope joins us.

Monsignor Charles Pope was ordained a priest in 1989 for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He is a well-known blogger and writer, and has authored a question and answer column for Our Sunday Visitor since 2013. He gives numerous retreats and talks for laity and clergy.

Read: Congress Is About to Vote on the ‘Equality Act,’ a Grave Threat To Religious Liberty

Segment 2 – Fr. Charlie Fox: “It’s the Mass that matters”

“It’s the Mass that matters. How those words have touched a chord in American Catholic hearts over the past year, as so many have found themselves unable to attend Holy Mass. The state of emergency created by the COVID-19 outbreak has made it imprudent, in the judgment of many Church leaders, medical experts, and politicians, to maintain the Sunday Mass obligation.” … Fr. Fox joins us.

Fr. Charlie Fox is Assistant Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

Read Fr. Charlie Fox: “It’s the Mass that matters”

Segment 3 – Fr. Charlie Fox: “It’s the Mass that matters”

Fr. Charlie Fox continued

Segment 4 – Pro-Bono Attorneys Help Ministry Fighting Human Trafficking to Open Prime Location

Children of the Immaculate Heart offers a housing and rehabilitation program for adult women and their children and sought to expand their services to include a short-term residential therapeutic program for sex-trafficked youth. When the ministry ran into licensing issues due to religious discrimination at the California Department of Social Services, the national not-for-profit public interest attorneys at the Thomas More Society initiated legal action.

Grace Williams is the President, Founder and Executive Director, Children of the Immaculate Heart. Grace was, also, the co-chair of the San Diego Board of Supervisors’ Human Trafficking Advisory Council Victim Service Committee from 2015 to 2019. She shares the story with us today.

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