Over at Christianity Today, Karen Swallow Prior has an article about the relaxation of the dress code at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University and, more importantly, the broadening of the school's understanding about how to engage the culture, moving behind the political agenda of the school's founder. There is a lesson here for our Catholic Fox News bishops - politics involves polarization, it lives on debate and disagreement, but the Gospel must be seen to transcend polarization or it will find itself confined by a political agenda that is extraneous to it. If Falwell's heirs have reached that conclusion, surely our Catholic bishops can also.
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