Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-California, walks back to the speaker's office after he was ousted from the position by a 216-to-210 vote of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington Oct. 3. (OSV News/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
NCR senior correspondent Heidi Schlumpf is part of the new season of "The Francis Effect" podcast, joining co-hosts Franciscan Fr. Daniel Horan (columnist for NCR) and David Dault, executive producer and host of "Things Not Seen: Conversations About Culture and Faith."
Heidi, Father Daniel, and David explore the dysfunction at the top levels of the Republican Party, as demonstrated by the recent vacancy of the Speaker of the House, and discuss Laudate Deum, the recent addendum to Laudato Si’. In our last segment, Heidi interviews Kate McElwee, executive director of the Women's Ordination Conference.
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