The Religious Freedom Battles

September 10, 2015 at 10:02 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Here’s my National Catholic Reporter review of a new book about John Courtney Murray, the American Jesuit who spearheaded the Vatican II document on religious freedom, and connections between that ground-breaking document and the US Catholic bishops’ recent use of “religious freedom” to undercut the freedom of Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

STRUGGLE, CONDEMNATION, VINDICATION: JOHN COURTNEY MURRAY’S JOURNEY TOWARD VATICAN II
By Barry Hudock
Published by Liturgical Press, $19.95

After four Fortnights for Freedom and multiple Catholic lawsuits over the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act, an observer might well conclude that religious freedom is a fundamental tenet of the Catholic faith. In Struggle, Condemnation, Vindication, Barry Hudock sets readers straight about how recently the Catholic church came to accept religious freedom at all and the fierce battles that preceded such acceptance.

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  1. I want you to explain theology to me anytime! So clear; so helpful.

    How are things?!

    I have a kind of crazy September but would love to try to get together in October before the reading group thingie in November. Maybe a night Keith and Glen can make it too; maybe here! We’ll see what state the house is in by then!

    HUGS!!!

    From: Marian Ronan <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Marian Ronan <comment+7hdjh-8-_d7ak4fsa2oqi-@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:03 AM To: Julie Byrne <julie.e.byrne@hofstra.edu> Subject: [New post] The Religious Freedom Battles

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