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Catholic Connection – Dec 12, 2022 – Hour 2

Louis Brown from Christ Medicus talks about the fight for religious freedom in the two years ahead. Joe Davis from Becket comments on a federal appeals court blocking Biden’s transgender mandate. Gail Buckley has our weekly Bible verse.



Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 & 3 – The fight for religious freedom with this upcoming Congress and the next SCOTUS Term

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 4 – Federal appeals court blocks controversial Biden Administration transgender mandate
“A federal appeals court today permanently blocked the Biden Administration’s attempt to force religious doctors and hospitals to perform gender-transition procedures, concluding that the Administration’s plan would violate a key federal law protecting religious freedom. This is the second appeals court ruling blocking the Administration’s controversial transgender mandate.”  Read more here.

Joe Davis joined Becket in 2017 as Legal Counsel. His work at Becket has included appellate litigation in both federal and state courts, including representing religious entities and governments sued because of their openness to religious expression in precedent-setting victories before the Third, Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits. Joe has appeared in national media to discuss religious liberty issues, including on Fox News and numerous radio and print outlets, and his academic work on topics related to religious liberty has been published at venues including the Yale Law Journal Forum and the Notre Dame Law Review Online.


Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Teresa and Gail discuss Luke 1:26-273 — “Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.”

Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International





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