June 17, 2015

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The Catholic Church Wasn't Always a Fan of Religious Liberty : Celebrating 50 years of Vatican II's Digitatis Humanae (DANIEL PHILPOTT, 6/15/15, Aleteia)

This coming December 7th, the Catholic Church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Dignitatis Humanae, the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Religious Liberty.

Of all of the Council's teachings, Dignitatis Humanae evoked the hottest debate and broke most sharply with the past.  A great enthusiast for the document, I recall sharing my interest with my Protestant grandmother: "Well, it was about time," she shot back tartly.

Why indeed did the Catholic Church take so long to embrace a principle that Protestants had discovered three centuries earlier and that Enlightenment philosophers had proclaimed two centuries earlier?

The Church's opposition to capitalism, democracy and protestantism were just reactionary.
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