The Francis Effect podcast: Earth Day, anti-trans legislation and religious liberty cases

Women pray during a Bible study sponsored by the group Walking With Purpose in this undated photo. In a 5-4 opinion issued just before midnight April 9, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a California pandemic ban on in-home Bible study is unconstitutional. (CNS/Courtesy of Walking With Purpose)

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Listen to the latest episode of Season 8 of "The Francis Effect" podcast with 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."

Father Daniel and David talk about the huge number of anti-transgender bills introduced in state legislatures. They look at the recent turn in U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the free exercise clause for religion. And April 22 marks the 51st Earth Day celebration — what have we done well? What should Catholics be doing for the planet's health?

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