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Catholic Connection – Dec 14, 2022 – Hour 2

Erin Mersino discusses the religious freedom case of 303 Creative LLC in the US Supreme Court. Joan Lewis has the latest Vatican news.

 

 

Segment 1 – Intro and News

 

Segment 2 & 3 – Religious Freedom in front of SCOTUS Again
“On Monday, December 5, the Supreme Court held oral arguments in 303 Creative LLC and Lorie Smith v. Elenis, (“303 Creative”) a case that will decide whether Colorado can force Christians to speak against their deeply held religious beliefs.  Erin Mersino, Thomas More Law Center’s Chief of Supreme Court and Appellate Practice, authored a Friend of the Court brief supporting 303 Creative, owned by Lorie Smith, a Christian who believes in the Biblical view of marriage as a sacred bond exclusively between one man and one woman.  Erin Mersino also attended the oral argument.”

Erin Mersino is Chief of Supreme Court and Appellate Practice for the Thomas More Law Center. She is an accomplished attorney who practices in our nation’s highest courts to protect our First Amendment freedoms with a special focus on the protection of our religious freedom and freedom of speech. Erin authored numerous briefs before the United States Supreme Court, both as a party and as amicus curiae – and has won! In addition to her work before the United States Supreme Court she also litigated several cases before the United States Court of Appeals (Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits).

 

Segment 4 – Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis
Joan Lewis is the author of the blog “Joan’s Rome.” She joins us each week to share the latest news out of the Vatican concerning the Holy Father and the Catholic Church.

Joan Lewis
Host, Joan’s Rome and The Vatican Insider

Joan’s Blog: Joan’s Rome

 

 

 

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