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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 27, 2022 – Hour 2

Will the Dobbs decision undo other Supreme Court precedents? Sherif Girgis joins us and Fr. Raymond de Souza looks at 20 years of the Dallas Charter.


Will the Dobbs decision undo other precedents?

In their dissent to the Dobbs decision, the Court’s liberal wing expressed concern that the demise of Roe would open the door to undo other landmark decisions such as Obergefell v Hodges. Justice Samuel Alito disagreed. His former clerk, Sherif Girgis, explains why.

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Sherif Girgis is Associate Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. He previously practiced law at Jones Day in Washington, DC and was a clerk for Justice Samuel Alito. He earned his JD at Yale Law School, where he edited the Yale Law Journal and won the Felix Prize for best paper in legal philosophy, and is completing his PhD in philosophy at Princeton. He is co-author of “What is Marriage? Man and Woman” and “Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination.” Follow him on Twitter @sherifgirgis


The Dallas Charter 20 Years Later

The “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” passed by the U.S. bishops on June 14, 2002, marks its 20th anniversary as one of the most influential initiatives ever undertaken by a body of bishops. We take a look at its effects with Fr. Raymond de Souza.

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Father Raymond de Souza is the pastor of Holy Cross parish in Ottawa. Since 2014 he has served on the board of directors of Catholic Christian Outreach, the leading campus evangelization movement in Canada and now chairs its board. He is also a senior fellow for Cardus, Canada’s leading Christian think tank, and a senior fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto. Father de Souza has been a weekly columnist for the National Post, one of Canada’s national dailies, for 18 years and writes frequently in the Catholic press, including for the Catholic Register (Canada), the National Catholic Register (U.S.), and the Catholic Herald (U.K.). His work also appears in First Things and Magnificat. His many columns can be found at www.fatherdesouza.com
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