Friday, March 31, 2017

President Trump appoints former FOT guest to top post at HHS

Roger Severino
Roger Severino, director of the DeVoss Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation, and a former guest on Faith On Trial (July 19, 2016), has been appointed director of the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Catholic News Agency (CNA) reports that this could give a significant shift to how the department treats religious freedom and life issues. Severino is a Harvard Law School graduate and had spent his time at the Heritage Foundation working on religious issues. CNA reports that Severino has written with concerns over the Pentagon’s gender policy and the Obama Administration’s treatment of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Prior to his work at the Heritage Foundation he served as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice. Before that he was chief operations officer at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

The blog promo for his appearance can be found here and the podcast of his interview can be found on the Iowa Catholic Radio web page by following the link.

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