do your homework, professor
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jan 12, 2006
Marci Hamilton, a law professor at Yeshiva University, writes commentary on constitutional issues-- particularly church-state issues-- for the FindLaw web site. Often her insights are quite interesting. Then, every once in a while,... Let's just remember that everybody is human.
In her analysis of the Portland archdiocesan bankruptcy ruling, Hamilton shows the depth of her knowledge about the Catholic Church. See how many errors of fact-- just fact, never mind interpretation-- you can find in these two sentences:
Except for Vatican II, the 1970s encyclical that would have given the laity more power within the Church and which made services more informal, there has been little reason to think the hierarchy ever would have approved having church property land in the hands of parishioners. And Vatican II has not fared well in recent years or under recent Popes.
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