Garnett on Religious Liberty

Rick Garnett, law prof at Notre Dame, has a great op-ed at USAToday on the subject of religious liberty. His conclusion highlights one of the reasons Catholics seem most exorcised by the issue today: "Given our deep-rooted commitment to religious freedom, our goal should be to resolve this conflict in a way that does not make the radical privatization of faith the price of acting consistently with that faith." For Catholics, faith can never be "privatized." Garnett's analysis is balanced and nuanced, something too infrequently found when the issue of the role of religion in the public square is engaged and his essay should be widely read.

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