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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 25, 2021 – Hour 1

Mary Rice Hasson explains the Equality Act and Tim O’Malley asks if parishes are in Crisis.



The Equality Act and the End of Females

The House of Representatives is voting today on the Equality Act, which seeks to “prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.” But in all its discussion on “sex discrimination,” it fails to address what it means to be male or female. We’ll take a look with Mary Rice Hasson.

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The Equality Act and the End of ‘Females’ 

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Mary Rice Hasson is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Ceetner, where she also directs the Catholic Women’s Forum. She’s the co-author of Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School before it’s Too Late and the editor of Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on Feminism, Complementarity and the Church. Visit eppc.org and follow her on Twitter @maryricehasson

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Is there a Crisis in Parishes?

What is the future of the parish in a post-Christian world? It begins – and ends – with the Gospel. It means building on the idea that Catholicism is integral to human flourishing, and is dependent on taking Catholic belief and practice more seriously, rebuilding the parish within the neighborhood. Dr Tim O’Malley has more.

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Is the Catholic Parish in Crisis?

Timothy P. O’Malley is a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He is the recent author of Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World.

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