Notre Dame's Rick Garnett has a typically intelligent essay up at "Liberty of Law" website on the freedom of the Church, not as a legal doctrine so much as a "mood." He thinks that if the idea of the liberty of the Church "can be retrieved and translated, then it should be—not out of nostalgia or reaction, but so that the law will better identify and protect the things that matter." I think so too.
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In This Issue
- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
- Editorial: Pope Francis' exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm
- Philippine church takes lead on Francis' environmental encyclical
- Special Section Preview: Social Justice
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by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles