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Misreading Cardinal George

From Web Exclusives

My friend and former colleague, Prof. Douglas Kmiec, opened his September 9, 2008 Chicago Tribune op-ed (“How Catholics can oppose abortion, back Obama”) with an endearing expression of respect for Chicago’s cardinal archbishop, Francis George. He then continued with his ongoing, . . . . Continue Reading »

Speechless in Seattle

From First Thoughts

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down recently a free-speech decision that is raising some eyebrows and might be of interest to readers. Of particular interest, perhaps, is the fact that the majority opinion in the case, Berger v. City of Seattle , was written by . . . . Continue Reading »

Free to Believe

From the May 2007 Print Edition

Religious Freedom and the Constitution by Christopher L. Eisgruber and Lawrence G. Sager Harvard University Press, 352 pages, $28.95 These might seem depressing days for our public conversations about religion and public life. The bookstores’ shelves are creaking with the sermons of smug . . . . Continue Reading »