The Francis Effect podcast: Open SCOTUS seat, Trump's taxes and Fr. Flannery

Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, walks with Vice President Mike Pence into the Capitol building Sept. 29 in Washington. (CNS/Erin Schaff, Pool via Reuters)

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Editor's note: NCR executive editor Heidi Schlumpf has joined "The Francis Effect" for its seventh season as a co-host with Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan and David Dault. The podcast airs every other Wednesday and will be available on NCR's site as well as on various podcast apps.


NCR executive editor Heidi Schlumpf has joined Season 7 of "The Francis Effect" podcast. She joins co-hosts Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan (columnist for NCR's "Faith Seeking Understanding") and David Dault, executive producer and host of "Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith." 

Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery (Provided photo)

Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery (Provided photo)

In this episode, Horan, Schlumpf and Dault look at the role of anti-Catholicism in the confirmation battle over Amy Coney Barrett. They explore the impact of The New York Times' reporting on President Trump's taxes, and they look at the details of the case involving suspended Irish priest Tony Flannery.

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