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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- Francis' encyclical an urgent call to prevent world of 'debris, desolation and filth'
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