An American Catholic Theocracy: One Man's Blueprint

Dr. Taylor Marshall, a Ph.D.. from the University of Dallas and a convert to Catholicism from the Episcopal Church where he was a priest, has a political dream. It's not Martin Luther King's dream, either.I do know a couple of conservative Catholics who would be sympathetic to his dream--but who would say it goes too far. Catholicism, they would say, is not a religion of "either/or" but of "both/and": there is no reason, they would say, the White House can't have a basketball court and a Catholic chapel.Seriously, this has to be the position of only a tiny minority of Catholics. But why was the link bumped to broader attention of more people by the National Catholic Register? As far as I can tell, not to warn of its flaws.

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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