Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Gus welcomes Hiram Sasser, executive general counsel for First Liberty Institute to dissect the recent Supreme Court decision that hiring discrimination of people based on sex applies to sexual and gender identity and how that's going to affect religious institutions moving forward. Later, Gus talks about the Supreme Court it with listeners and asks them if this puts a big target on faith-based businesses. Is this a spiritual battle?

Also, Sister Dale McDonald joins Gus to talk about the future of Catholic schools. She is the director of public policy for the National Catholic Education Association and she breaks down how the coronavirus pandemic is forcing many Catholic schools to close, at least for this upcoming school year, how people can help and what options parents have who wish to send their kids to Catholic school. Afterwards, Gus talks with listeners who have children or grandchildren who attend a Catholic school and whether or not it's planning on resuming classes in the fall. He also asks them how they feel about sending them back with still so many question marks surrounding the coronavirus.

And, Gus provides an update on the David Haas situation. David Haas is a notable Catholic composer who's authored several hymns that have become standards at mass worldwide and has been accused of "sexual battery" and "spiritual manipulation" by several women in the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis. Yesterday, Haas released a statement denying the charges and lamenting the fact that the advocacy group, "Into Account" is seeking to destroy his livelihood.


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