Church and State: A selection of our coverage

In the November 22 America Thomas Curry argues for greater public support for Catholic schools in light of a clarified understanding of the relationship between church and state. America has published numerous articles on questions of church and state over its history, most notably by the Jesuit theologian John Courtney Murray. Should the church embrace a division of church and state? Is the division too rigid in the Unites States? These and other questions are explored in the articles below. 

David O'Brien reviews "Godly Republic," by John J. DiIulio, Jr., May 19, 2008

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"The Court at a Crossroads," Anthony Barone Kolenc, April 28, 2008

A Tribute to Robert F. Drinan, S.J., John Langan, February 26, 2007

On the anniversary of Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty, John A. Coleman, November 28, 2005

Remembering John Courtney Murray, Robert McElroy, February 7, 2005

"The Metaphorical Wall," Edward F. Harrington, January 17, 2005

"American Catholics and the State," Gregory Kalscheur, August 2, 2004

"Rescuing School Choice," John E. Coons, August 13, 2001

"On Religious Liberty," John Courtney Murray, November 30, 1963

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