The Francis Effect podcast: Chauvin trial, Georgia voter suppression and the church after COVID-19

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Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signs the Election Integrity Act of 2021 in Atlanta March 25, 2021. Among many provisions, it sets a shorter deadline for applying for and returning absentee ballots and implements new ID rules. (CNS/Gov. Brian Kemp, Twitter/handout via Reuters)

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NCR executive editor Heidi Schlumpf is part of Season 8 of "The Francis Effect" podcast, joining co-hosts Franciscan Fr. Daniel Horan (columnist for NCR's "Faith Seeking Understanding"), and David Dault, executive producer and host of "Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith."

In this week's episode, Heidi, Father Daniel and David look at the effects of a recent Georgia law on voting procedures. They also discuss the first week of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and imagine what the Catholic Church might look like after COVID-19.

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