In this episode, we are joined by Montse Alvarado, the Vice President and Executive Director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. In addition to her work at the Becket Fund, Alvarado is also a lay consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Religious Liberty Committee.
We discuss the need and importance of religious liberty for all, as well as the work of the Becket Fund. Becket has helped secure religious liberty victories against the contraceptive mandate, protect the rights of churches to choose their leaders, and safeguard the free speech of crisis pregnancy centers and religious groups on campus.
In the mailbag segment, we discuss a question around defining the term “systemic racism”.
Finally, in our brick layer segment, it's Religious Freedom week. We discuss where you can learn more about current Supreme Court cases regarding religious liberty. These cases include the Little Sisters of the Poor and their fight against the contraceptive mandate, as well as the Supreme Court’s Blaine Amendment case and its impact on Catholic Education.
Additional resources mentioned in the episode: www.becketlaw.org/ , www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/…-liberty/index.cfm