A student gets a rainbow painted on her face at the Columbus Pride Festival on April 14, 2018, in Columbus, Indiana, the hometown of Vice President Mike Pence. The festival was organized by high school senior Erin Bailey.
A student gets a rainbow painted on her face at the Columbus Pride Festival on April 14, 2018, in Columbus, Indiana, the hometown of Vice President Mike Pence. The festival was organized by high school senior Erin Bailey. (photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)

Mary Rice Hasson on Gender Ideology and Its Influence on School Culture (Season 2 — Ep. 3)

What is gender ideology? Is it really being promoted to students at school? How can concerned parents, teachers, clergy and other Catholic leaders push back against the creep of gender ideology into the classroom? You can find answers to these questions and more on this episode of Religious Freedom Matters.

Guest Mary Rice Hasson, Director of the Catholic Women’s Forum and co-founder of the Person and Identity Project, joins hosts Andrea Picciotti-Bayer and Joan Frawley Desmond to explain the false anthropology of gender ideology and its invidious influence on school culture to the detriment of students. Parent activist Aileen Blachowski also shares her experience pushing back against California’s expansive sex education curriculum and some tips for concerned parents.

Link: Person and Identity Project

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Mississippi River are seen from East St. Louis, Illinois, on June 27. Following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision on June 24, abortion is now banned in Missouri. The nearest clinics to St. Louis are across the river in Illinois, including a Planned Parenthood in Fairview Heights that was opened in 2019 in anticipation of the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Welcome to Post-Roe America

Every year on the anniversary of Dobbs, Catholics will be able to deepen their understanding of God’s role in the conception of every child, his care for the child’s growth, his knowing each by name, and the future for which he has given each child life.