Justice in the Church
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The Limits of Authority by Richard R. Gaillardetz

The Limits of Authority

When bishops speak about health-care policy, Catholics should listen, but don't have to agree

The aftershocks of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ opposition to certain elements of recent health-care legislation are still being felt in the church months later. Religious communities that supported the legislation are being subjected to harsh and unwarranted punitive measures and the Catholic Health Association, whose...