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60The Enemies of Religious Libertyhttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2004/02/the-enemies-of-religious-liberty
Sun, 01 Feb 2004 00:00:00 -0500 It is common for religious believers to lament the Supreme Courts barely concealed hostility to the free exercise of religion, at least since the middle decades of the twentieth century. But in the long term, even more damage is likely to be done by the influence of ideas advocated by a cluster of political and legal theorists in the academy. For these writers, religious liberty itself is a pernicious idea.
A Tale of Two Bishopshttps://www.firstthings.com/article/1992/06/002-a-tale-of-two-bishops
Mon, 01 Jun 1992 00:00:00 -0400In the years 1975-76, Catholics attending Mass anywhere in the state of Montana would have heard the priest pray for “Paul, our Pope, and Eldon, our Bishop.” Apart from the fact that outside of Montana there has never been a Catholic bishop in the United States named Eldon, there was nothing surprising about this.