Protecting Individual Rights

A Deeply Catholic Tradition (Really)

What is the most important moral test facing the United States today? In just a little over five years, the new century has presented us with many daunting challenges. Yet one issue calls for particular attention. I am referring to an emerging pattern of disregard-or worse, outright rejection-of the rule of law in America, and not merely in practice, but as a fundamental ideal: a willful disregard of elementary requirements of due...

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About the Author

Jean Porter teaches ethics at the University of Notre Dame. Her most recent book is Natural and Divine Law: Reclaiming the Tradition for Christian Ethics (Eerdmans, 1999).

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