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‘Appeals to objective truth are treated as attempts to oppress,’ US bishops’ chairman says on Religious Freedom Day

January 19, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, issued a statement for Religious Freedom Day. Observed on January 16 (presidential proclamation), the day commemorates the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 20, 2021 5:38 PM ET USA

    Take a theology course from a typical Catholic institution, and see if you can find acknowledgment of objective truth. The prevailing mindset seems to consider acceptance of objective truth to be rigid, black and white, a love affair with rules and doctrines, contrary to the zeitgeist, troglodyte, "traditionalist".

  • Posted by: FredC - Jan. 19, 2021 6:44 PM ET USA

    My CCD students, 11th and 12th graders, are taught in public school that there is no such thing as objective truth. They think each person has his own truth; therefore, imposing your truth on another is wrong. When I taught in college 45 years ago, the idea of objective truth was scorned. The students are now the teachers in our public schools. The result? You are a girl if you think you are a girl. We need to testify before the school boards that there is indeed objective truth.