Mirror of Justice

A blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory.
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Monday, April 23, 2018

"Chinese Catholics warned by provincial officials not to take children to Mass"

Story here.  A "religious freedom" that does not include the freedom to take one's children to Mass, and form them in the faith, and prepare them for the sacraments, is not (in any meaningful sense) "religious freedom."  I realize that it is not possible for western democracies and business-enterprises to disentangle from engagement and even cooperation with China, but I do wish there were reasons for thinking that this engagement and cooperation were animated and shaped by just a bit more attention to, and a bit less naivete and head-in-sanding about, this (the word is not too strong) tyrannical aspect of the PRC regime. 


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