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Catholic Connection – March 15, 2021 – Hour 2

Louis Brown discusses medical conscience and religious freedom rights under attack. Matt Smith explains the OSV Challenge. Gail Buckley shares a Bible verse for the week.

Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 – Medical Conscience and Religious Freedom Rights Under Attack

Christ Medicus Foundation Calls for Passage of the Conscience Protection Act to Protect Religious Freedom and Opposes the Equality Act as a Threat to the Foundations of Civil Rights — The rights of medical conscience and religious freedom in health care – rights vital to pro-life health care, the pro-life movement, and all civil rights– continue to be under aggressive attack.

Louis Brown is the Executive Director of Christ Medicus and a certified lawyer. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, the U.S. District Courts of Michigan, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was part of this presidential administration, serving at HHS until March 2019. Louis helped establish the Catholic health care sharing option, CMF CURO, in 2014 and served as the Director of CMF CURO until 2017.

Segment 3 – Medical Conscience and Religious Freedom Rights Under Attack

Louis Brown continued

Segment 4 – OSV Challenge Inspires Catholic Innovators

Our Sunday Visitor is partnering with Ave Maria Radio to announce the 2021 OSV Challenge. Has your faith motivated you to make a difference? Do you have an idea for a project that will help create a meaningful, positive influence in the Church and world? The OSV Challenge will help incubate these project ideas – with three $100,000 grand prizes on the line. Matt Smith has more. For more information, click: OSV Challenge

Matt Smith is the Director of Strategic Alliances for the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation. He is responsible for managing existing relationships while generating new opportunities on a national basis with Catholic institutions, service providers, start-up businesses, and Catholic ministries.

Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week

Teresa and Gail discuss Matthew 5:30 — “And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body go into Gehenna.”

Gail Buckley
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International

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