How do American Catholics understand separation of Church and State?
Rev. Dr. Charles Curran discusses the contributions of American Jesuit John Courtney Murray on the issue of the relationship between Church and State. In Murray’s understanding, the separation between church and state does not constrain religious practices to the private life as many believe, but allows it to develop in society separate from the state. Although Curran agrees with Murray’s arguments, he believes that the Church must admit that at some point, their view on religious freedom and the separation of Church and State, was in fact wrong, and not underdeveloped as Murray believes.
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