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Luke Goodrich: Fighting the good fight for religious liberty

Luke Goodrich: Fighting the good fight for religious liberty

May 20, 2021

“Traditional Catholic beliefs about life and about marriage and human sexuality — whereas they were at least uncontroversial decades ago, if not widely held — are now increasingly viewed as a threat to modern culture,” said Luke Goodrich, vice president and senior counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Goodrich is also the author of “Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America.” Follow him @LukeWGoodrich on Twitter.

Mary Szoch: The first 100 days of the Biden Administration gets a failing grade

Mary Szoch: The first 100 days of the Biden Administration gets a failing grade

May 13, 2021

President Biden has "shown in the first 100 days that the only people whose opinion he's taking into account — the only people whose desires for America that he's taking into account — are those on the radical left," said Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council. Follow the Family Research Council @FRCdc on Twitter. 

Szoch was on a previous episode of Respect Life Radio, discussing, "How Planned Parenthood leads the culture of death." 

Steve Deace: Be a critical thinker to fight the spirit of the age

Steve Deace: Be a critical thinker to fight the spirit of the age

May 6, 2021

"Absent reason, faith will simply be based on emotion. We will never out-emote the pagan," said Steve Deace, host of the “Steve Deace Show” on Blaze TV and author of “Faucian Bargain: The Most Powerful and Dangerous Bureaucrat in American History” (Post Hill Press). Follow him @SteveDeaceShow on Twitter.

Austin Ruse: How Catholics, under siege, can rise up

Austin Ruse: How Catholics, under siege, can rise up

April 29, 2021

We're up against "sophisticated, uber-educated people who have screwy ideas. But a small group of very dedicated people can win," said Austin Ruse, author of the recent book, "Under Siege: No Finer Time to Be a Faithful Catholic" (Sophia Institute Press) and president of the Center For Family & Human Rights. Follow him @austinruse on Twitter. 

Roger Severino: Holding the Biden Administration accountable on health policy

Roger Severino: Holding the Biden Administration accountable on health policy

April 22, 2021

"We're going to be a watchdog, making sure that the Biden Administration...will respect the mission of HHS (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) which is to further the health and well-being of all Americans; and that includes from conception until natural death; that means science being the forefront over ideology; that means we respect conscience and religious freedom," said Roger Severino, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, overseeing the HHS Accountability Project. Formerly, he was Director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS. Follow him @RogerSeverino_ on Twitter.

Beth Stelzer: Women’s sports falling under transgender ideology

Beth Stelzer: Women’s sports falling under transgender ideology

April 8, 2021

"Unless we stand up today, women's and girl's sports and all of our opportunities will fade away. We all know it. It will not take long until there will be an entire male/female team," said Beth Stelzer, founder of Save Women's Sports. Stelzer is described as a "housewife, mom, and amateur powerlifter in Minnesota" on Save Women's Sports, which is "a coalition that seeks to preserve biology-based eligibility standards for participation in female sports." Follow her @BethStelzer on Twitter.

 

Jeremiah Keenan: Transgender legal case in Canada erodes parental rights

Jeremiah Keenan: Transgender legal case in Canada erodes parental rights

March 31, 2021

The Supreme Court in British Columbia ruled in 2019 that a "14-year-old girl can receive testosterone injections without parental consent, on the sole basis of her own consent" and "if either of her parents refer to her using female pronouns or address her by her birth name, they would be considered guilty of family violence," said Jeremiah Keenan, a writer at The Federalist.

Keenan has been covering the case of the father, including a recent article, "Canadian Father Jailed For Talking About Court-Ordered Transgendering Of His Teenage Daughter." Follow Keenan @jeremiah_keenan on Twitter.

Mary Szoch: How Planned Parenthood leads the culture of death

Mary Szoch: How Planned Parenthood leads the culture of death

March 23, 2021

“Planned Parenthood's mission is deny science, exploit people and make profits,” said Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, which recently published the 2021 edition of “The Real Planned Parenthood: Leading the Culture of Death.”

“Planned Parenthood took the lives of 354,871 unborn children in 2019, the most in any given year. It is also the second largest provider of hormone therapy to those who identify as transgender/have gender dysphoria,” according to a key-point summary in the report.

“They say that they're about 'Care, no matter what,'” said Szoch in this Respect Life Radio interview. “But they don't actually care that the teenagers that they're giving these cross-sex hormones to will have lasting side effects. Some of them may actually experience sterilization as a result of these cross-sex hormones.”

Fr. Thomas Morrow: How to overcome sinful thoughts

Fr. Thomas Morrow: How to overcome sinful thoughts

March 17, 2021

"By turning away from sin, we have the opportunity to become happy. That's why the saints are so important. You realize, when you read their lives, that they were virtuous and they were happy. When people live lives of sins, they're not happy. They live...the life of an addict who needs another fix from their sins and they don't find the happiness that they're looking for, " said Father Thomas Morrow, author of "Overcoming Sinful Thoughts: How to Realign Your Thinking and Defeat Harmful Ideas" (Sophia Institute Press) and other books. Follow him at Catholic Faith Alive! 

Jonathan Butcher: Critical Race Theory and the new intolerance

Jonathan Butcher: Critical Race Theory and the new intolerance

March 11, 2021

Critical Race Theory “is the idea that we can only see the world through a racial lens: America is systemically racist. And we must disrupt and, frankly, overturn systems of governing authority in the United States," said Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation. He is the co-author, with Mike Gonzalez, of "Critical Race Theory, the New Intolerance, and its Grip on America," published by The Heritage Foundation. Follow @JM_Butcher on Twitter.

 

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