William Dailey, C.S.C., is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and currently serves as a lecturer in law at Notre Dame Law School. He also teaches in the undergraduate Political Science Department and is rector of Pangborn Hall and is the St. Thomas More Fellow of the de Nicola Center for Ethics & Culture at Notre Dame.
In two recent cases, the Supreme Court seemed to protect religious belief, but in saying that a website developer cannot be compelled to endorse same-sex marriage, it relied on free speech principles.
How does religious faith affect jurisprudence? And will the sheer number of Catholics on the Supreme Court mean anything for future cases before the Court?
Clarence Thomas wants the Supreme Court to revisit same-sex marriage. But the majority opinion in Dobbs, and the comments of the other justices, suggest that he is alone.
A campus minister at Notre Dame has a message for gay students: We can challenge one another without thinking that disagreement is moral failure, bigotry or hatred.