Cathleen Kaveny on the bishops & religious freedom.
Just added to our religious-freedom symposium: Cathleen Kaveny’s response to the bishops’ latest statement on religious liberty:
“Our First, Most Cherished Liberty” reflects the bishops’ deep ambivalence about whether they prefer the protection afforded a religious minority in the United States or whether they want to be an influential force in the moral mainstream. The first option will likely require them to accept some marginalization, while the second exposes them to uncomfortable pushback from opposing forces. Their statement suggests they want to have it both ways, but that outcome seems highly unlikely, at least within the American legal and political framework.
Read the rest right here. And come back tomorrow to read Michael Moreland’s piece.