"The train left the station long ago" is the report of St. Petersburg, Florida Bishop Robert Lynch. Catholics pay little heed to Church teaching on birth control - and don't have much to say for its approach to divorced Catholics, people living together, and same-sex couples. This will come as no surprise to conservative Catholic legal theorists like Doug Sisk at St. Thomas (Minneapolis) who appear to have thrown in the towel on stopping the secular juggernaut which conflates religion with conscience. Abandoning the conservative critique of rights as irresponsibility he has now positioned himself in the debate over the contraception mandate as a defender of diversity: the right of the minority to adhere to its countercultural norms. Fine with me - so long as they don't establish their reactionary religious norms and impose them on others: which is what the contraceptive mandate objectors seek to do, as Nelson Tebbe, et al. argue.
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