Monday, October 15, 2012

Renowned legal scholar speaks about religious liberty

BELMONT — "Religion is a basic aspect of the well-being of a human being, and therefore it is the kind of thing that is protected by a right to religious liberty," said Dr. Robert P. George in the annual Cuthbert Allen Lecture at Belmont Abbey College. "In its fullest and most robust sense, religion is a human person's being in right relation to the Divine, the more than merely human source of meaning and value."

In his Oct. 4 lecture to a packed house at the Abbey Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, George reflected on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council on Oct. 11, 1962, and focused on the Church's understanding of religious liberty as a universal right, not a privilege that is exclusive to Catholics.

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