The Francis Effect podcast: Texas infrastructure, faith-based initiatives office and Fr. Jim McDermott

The sanctuary of St. Albert the Great Church in Austin, Texas, is seen Feb. 16, 2021. An overhead sprinkler burst during the historic winter storm that hit the state and dumped 10,000 gallons of water into the sanctuary. (CNS/Catholic Spirit/Fr. Charlie G

The sanctuary of St. Albert the Great Church in Austin, Texas, is seen Feb. 16, 2021. An overhead sprinkler burst during the historic winter storm that hit the state and dumped 10,000 gallons of water into the sanctuary. (CNS/Catholic Spirit/Fr. Charlie Garza)

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Hosts for Season 8 of "The Francis Effect," NCR executive editor Heidi Schlumpf, Fransician Fr. Daniel P. Horan (columnist for NCR's "Faith Seeking Understanding"), and David Dault, executive producer and host of "Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith," talk about the recent effects of winter storms on Texas and the (re)establishment of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships by the Biden administration.

Plus, they welcome a guest, Jesuit Fr. Jim McDermott, who discusses his recent article on being gay in the priesthood.

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