Not the Bishops' Finest Hour: Economic Justice, with Cerberus Unchained?
David L. Gregory
St. John's University - School of Law
March 1, 2008
St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0119
47 Journal of Catholic Legal Studies 293-302 (2008)
I contend that the U.S. Catholic Bishops Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship letter, issued at the end of November, 2007, misses the mark. It is caught up in excessive pragmatism, caution, and prudence, having failed to squarely come to grips with the 2004 reception of the Eucharist by pro-abortion Catholic politicians, most prominently, Presidential Candidate John Kerry. And, as a matter of social justice, the 2007 letter lacks the fervor and the authenticity of the Bishops' 1986 letter, Economic Justice for All.
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Date posted: March 19, 2008 ; Last revised: October 30, 2008
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