Kresta in the Afternoon – June 16, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Supreme Court: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Covered Under Discrimination Law

  • Description: The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in a 6-3 decision that Title VII bars employers from firing workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The dissenting justices wrote that the Court was legislating from the bench and that the responsibility to amend Title VII lies with Congress, not the Court. Andrea Picciotti Bayer joins us.
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    • Andrea Picciotti Bayer
      Andrea Picciotti-Bayer is Legal Advisor for The Catholic Association Foundation. Andrea’s legal career has been dedicated to civil rights advocacy. Upon completion of two successive clerkships on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Andrea began work at the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division as an Honor’s Program attorney. Upon leaving the Department of Justice, Andrea moved to Colombia, South America. While there Andrea was a founding board member of the Asociación Cultural Caldense, a non-profit organization providing vocational and cultural supports for low-income women in the coffee-growing region of Colombia, and served as a Volunteer Warden for the United States Embassy in Colombia.
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+  New Poll Shows Small Gains in Pro-Life Sentiment

  • Description: This week, CBS News released a poll that surveyed more than 1,300 Americans from late May to early June and included some questions about abortion policy. The results contains good news for pro-lifers, indicating that 55 percent of respondents think that abortion should either “not be permitted” or be “available, but under limits.” This represents a one-point gain on this question compared with last year’s CBS News poll. This survey is particularly noteworthy because it is the first nationwide survey on public opinion about abortion to be conducted since the coronavirus pandemic. Michael New has more.
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    • Michael New
      Michael New is visiting assistant professor at Catholic University of America and an associate scholar at Charlotte Lozier Institute.
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+  Meet Our Blessed Mother Through Her Wardrobe

  • Description: We all love hearing the stories of Marian apparitions and how she was revealed herself to the faithful. In each apparition, our Blessed Mother is adorned in different garb. We’ll talk with Anthony Destefano about each one.
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    • Anthony DeStefano
      Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children’s books This Little Prayer of Mine and Little Star. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture
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    • Our Lady’s Wardrobe

      This delightful rhyming book introduces Catholic children to the Blessed Virgin Mary in a fun and simple way—through her clothes! When Our Lady lived in Nazareth two thousand years ago, she was very poor and probably didn’t have many nice things to wear. But now that she’s in Heaven, she has an enormous mansion. And in that mansion she has an incredibly beautiful wardrobe filled with a great variety of dresses, veils, slippers, sashes, robes, rings and crowns. Over the centuries, Our Lady has visited the people of Earth many times. On each of these occasions she has dressed very differently. Our Lady’s Wardrobe tells the story of some of her most famous apparitions, highlighting the clothes she wore and the things she did. By reading this book, children will not only learn about the Mother of God, but will also learn the main purpose of her life—to love and serve her son, Jesus Christ, and to lead others to do the same. (learn more)

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