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Fortnight for Freedom Based on Outdated Theology

posted on July 6, 2012

At The National Catholic Reporter, Edward J. Ruetz argues that the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ (USCCB) recently concluded “Fortnight for Freedom” reflects a Catholic approach to government that predates the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. “The bishops’ present militant campaign,” writes Ruetz, a retired Catholic priest, “is a misguided and arrogant attempt to bludgeon our government into submitting to their interpretation of the right of private conscience of Catholics and to discriminating against the private conscience of non-Catholic women employees in Catholic institutions.”

Read at National Catholic Reporter