On Campus: Pondering Religious Liberty

John Nagy '00M.A. | Sept. 23, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine

Religious liberty advocates may yet win their legal fight to block controversial federal rules that will soon require most employers to provide insurance coverage for birth control, but Bill McGurn ’80 worries that such victories may further undermine religion’s constitutionally protected place in American public life.

“Even with the Constitution firmly on our side, even if we are upheld in the courts, religious liberty will become increasingly fragile because the understandings about human nature and the role of religion upon which they rest are no longer ascendant in the institutions that forge and shape public opinion,” the journalist told a packed Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom in Notre Dame’s Eck Hall of Law on September 19.

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