Mirror of Justice

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The liberty of the Church

I have a new paper here on the libertas Ecclesiae.  The aim of the paper is to challenge Catholics (and others) not to settle for the incessant cant about "religious freedom."  My argument is that, in light of the Catholic doctrine that "creation was for the sake of the Church" (CCC 760), questions of "religious freedom" must be subordinated to the rights of the Church.  The contingent constitution of the state must be conformed to the given constitution of the Church, not the other way around.


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