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January 6, 2013

J.C. Murray on “The Crisis in Church-State Relations in the U.S.”

Filed under: Essays — komonchak @ 3:50 pm

In 1950, Msgr. Montini, number 2 man in the Vatican Department of State, asked John Courtney Murray to write a memorandum on Church-State relations in the United States, the subject of considerable controversy not only between Catholics and others but also among American Catholics. I discovered a copy of this memorandum in the papers of Clare Boothe Luce in the Library of Congress and another in the papers of Card. Stritch of Chicago. I published the text, with an introduction inĀ The Review of Politics. Here it is.

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  1. Its interesting how Murray notes how the american secularist is not a cynical atheist, but rather someone moved by a sincere desire to seek truth and happiness, even if he is outside the church. Thus Murray is working with the good in nature, which he recognizes. This is very different from ro, which seems to see no other good intellectual aspiration except orthodox theological ones.

    Comment by judechua — January 10, 2013 @ 10:28 am


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