the naked public square
By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 16, 2003
Suppose you were sponsoring a summer institute on Catholic social teaching. Some 85% of American dioceses will send representatives to the institute. Whom would you invite to address the topic "Catholics in the Public Square"?
(a) Father Richard John Neuhaus
(b) Sen. Rick Santorum
(c) Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, whose record of dissent while at Commonweal is too well known to repeat here.
If you're the USCCB Department of Social Development and World Peace, your answer is (c).
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