Amy Barrett and the Intolerable

Stephen White reflects on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court and the consternation that it has caused in some circles.

“If being Catholic isn’t a sign of contradiction to the worldly orthodoxies of our time, then surely, we are doing something wrong. If we see the Church as a compassionate NGO, as Pope Francis has warned, then we are proclaiming, not Christ, but a “demonic worldliness.” If our Catholic faith is indistinguishable from the spirit of the age, we are like salt that has lost its flavor.”

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