Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic U. president bolsters bishops' argument on religious freedom

Catholic World News - December 15, 2011

Defending with the US bishops' statements on religious liberty, John Garvey, the president of Catholic University of America, explains that the US Constitution was framed by men who strongly believed in a system of law that protects minority viewpoints from the potential tyranny of the majority. The Church, he writes, is not arguing for special privileges, but for the right to be free from constraints.

(There was a time, not too long ago, when orthodox Catholics in America associated Catholic University with theological dissent rather than support for Church teachings. Garvey has helped change some lasting impressions.)

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,852 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,147.73
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: ILM - Dec. 15, 2011 9:09 PM ET USA

    God bless my Alma Mater.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War 8 hours ago
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed 15 hours ago
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18