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Archivio Articoli dell'Autore: Richard Garnett


CATHOLICS/ A fascinating "what if?" about colonial America

What if the first American colonists had been Catholics seeking refuge from Elizabethan persecution? A new book from Oxford tells the story. By RICHARD GARNETT
Richard Garnett

WORKERS/ Catholic Social Teaching and public-employee unions

According to RICHARD GARNETT the political community, as an employer, has obligations to citizens and future generations that can affect the "right to unionize" of public employees
Richard Garnett

SECULARISM/ Garnett: School vouchers, intolerance, and justice

It will be an increasingly difficult political and legal fight to preserve Catholic institutions' ability and freedom to be, if they want to be, Catholic institutions. By RICHARD GARNETT
Richard Garnett

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY/ Rick Garnett: "Bigotry" v. "Sincerely held religious belief"

RICHARD GARNETT, Notre Dame University, examines the issue of religious liberty in the light of the recently vetoed Arizona RFRA proposal and, more generally, of antidiscrimination laws
Richard Garnett

MR. ZMUDA DISMISSAL/ "Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules"

A Catholic school ought to be able to decide whether or not a particular teacher or administrator is failing to teach and form students in accord with the Church's teachings. By RICK GARNETT
Richard Garnett

ELSHTAIN/ Moral Anthropology, Social Ontology, and Authentic Human Freedom

The late Jean Bethke Elshtain understood that human beings are inherently relational, arguing that families are essential for human flourishing. By RICHARD W. GARNETT
Richard Garnett

DEBATE/ Catholicism and "libertarianism" (again)

RICHARD GARNETT, Notre Dame University, intervenes in the running debate on Catholicism and libertarianism to highlight that not everything in the latter is incompatible with the former
Richard Garnett

ECONOMIC FREEDOM/ A debate on capitalism and conservatism

RICHARD GARNETT, University of Notre Dame, comments on the debate at First Things about the social consequences of capitalism and the level of government intervention that is required
Richard Garnett

US/ Garnett (Notre Dame): Who has a "Pope Francis Problem"? Not only Republicans . . .

RICHARD GARNETT underlines the impossibility to reduce Pope Francis, his predecessors, the Church - and Christ - to any party of the American politics, as some commentators would like
Richard Garnett

US/ Why would any Catholic (of any stripe, brand, or variety) support the NYT?

Times thinks it is part of its job to keep the complaints about the Church flowing and visible. Why, and why should Catholics (liberal, conservative, whatever) support it? RICHARD GARNETT
Richard Garnett

US ELECTIONS/ The "On All of Our Shoulders" statement

RICHARD GARNETT discusses the budget proposal of Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, on why many Catholics oppose it, and on the Church’s teaching about the common good.
Richard Garnett

U.S./ More on religious freedom, the Bishops, politics, and the Commonweal editorial

RICHARD GARNETT discusses the Bishop’s statement on religious freedom, and whether or not it is, or can be perceived as, partisan, responding to reactions from the public. 
Richard Garnett

EDUCATION/ Some thoughts on Catholic law schools and universities

RICHARD GARNETT comments on the role, mission and aims of Catholic law schools, what makes them different and better able to prepare students, focusing on Notre Dame’s law school.
Richard Garnett

U.S./ Wack-a-Doddle-ry in ACLU v. Sebelius

RICK GARNETT comments on the decision of a Massachusetts judge to prevent the government from providing funds to the Catholic bishops in their fight against human trafficking. 
Richard Garnett

HHS MANDATE/ It still undermines religious freedom

RICHARD W. GARNETT answers some objections to the Catholic Church’s position on the HHS mandate proposed by the Obama administration, which is seen as a violation of religious freedom.
Richard Garnett

HOLY SEE/ The "Note on Financial Reform"

Rick Garnett comments on the Vatican’s Note on Financial Reform, and how it should be viewed in the light of the financial crisis and the protest movements sweeping the globe.
Richard Garnett

COURTS/ Protecting the Rights of Religious Communities

Rick Garnett discusses churches’ exemption from anti-discrimination laws, especially in the Hosanna-Tabor case. When can the government intervene in church affairs?
Richard Garnett

HOLY LAND/ The Incarnation

God did not save us by becoming an idea. He saved us by becoming a flesh-and-blood person, who was "crucified, died, and was buried" in a real place, one that we can touch  
Richard Garnett

U.S./ Religious Freedom, Congress, and Supreme Court

The United States was founded explicitly to protect religious freedom, but religious freedom is more and more put in question  
Richard Garnett

ANNE RICE/ The "plight of the liberal Catholic"

Labels such as "liberal Catholic" and "conservative Catholic" are not very helpful in understanding reality, and are too often used as epithets. As it happens in the case of Anne Rice  
Richard Garnett
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