Magazine April 11, 2016, Issue

Breaking the Stained-Glass Ceiling

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, Colo. (Francesco Dazzi/Getty)
A strategy to defend religious liberty

Many people say that our society is facing a crisis of religious liberty. I do not quite agree. I think rather that, given the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage and the Health and Human Services mandate that employers provide insurance coverage for sterilization, abortifacients, and contraceptives, we are facing the greatest crisis of religious liberty in American history. Our response must be commensurate. Sound tactics in political and legal contests must be part of a bold strategic vision. Otherwise our religious liberty will evaporate, and the place of religion in our public life will shrink.

The government’s steely resolve to give

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