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The Public Character of the Church

First appeared on 09/11/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

It has become increasingly obvious that the modern State hopes to eliminate the influence of religion by relegating it to what is called the private sphere. But this is based on the grave misconception that religion is a purely private matter.

I believe it is of critical importance to emphasize the public character of religion, and especially of the Catholic Church, especially since those influenced by our larger culture can too easily slip into the privatization camp without thinking. Consequently, I offer two recent essays:

Surveying the news of the past few days, I also noticed several items which are of real interest in the ongoing battles over several key issues. Consider the importance of the following, which you might not otherwise hear about:

In other news, I was gratified to see Archbishop Charles Chaput acting not only like a good bishop but like a good Franciscan bishop, with an emphasis on Lady Poverty: Philadelphia archdiocese to sell cardinal’s mansion for $10M.... [more content for subscribers]

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