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Not the Bishops' Finest Hour: Economic Justice, with Cerberus Unchained?

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0119

47 Journal of Catholic Legal Studies 293-302 (2008)

12 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2008 Last revised: 30 Oct 2008

David L. Gregory

St. John's University - School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2008

Abstract

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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Gregory, David L., Not the Bishops' Finest Hour: Economic Justice, with Cerberus Unchained? (March 1, 2008). St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0119; 47 Journal of Catholic Legal Studies 293-302 (2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1108151 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1108151

David L. Gregory (Contact Author)

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