Regular readers will know that I consider Notre Dame law professor Rick Garnett to be one of the most thoughtful conservative scholars in America. And, I can think of few scholars of any ideological stripe who take their Catholicism more seriously, and more intelligently. If there is, as Lionel Trilling once said, a moral obligation to be intelligent, Garnett's is a profoundly moral voice. He had a very important and interesting article about Elena Kagan and her views on religious freedom at USAToday Monday that is well worth reading. I apologize for the delay in linking to it, but it has lost none of its cogency or interest.
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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 Maria Puente, USA Today NCR Today
by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles