And the USCCB thinks we have religious liberty problems here? This article at RealClearPolitics by Peter Berkowitz looks at the situation of the Ultra-Orthodox in Israel. This article should especially be read by those religious right folk who, in one breath, extol Israel, and in the second breath, warn darkly of the threats of European-style socialism. It is a reminder that Israel was founded as a secular state by, well, European socialists.
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- Editorial: Diplomacy must become our first instinct
- NJ priest found the core of his calling, from the laity
- Poland's Catholic primate defends conservative vision
- Special Section (in print only): Deacons
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