In The Wall Street Journal, the Rev. Arne Panula writes about the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s Second Vatican Council, where the work Dignitatis Humanae became a lodestar of religious liberty.
Fr. Panula is well-spoken, and in the wake of the current furore surrounding the remarks of one presidential candidate, his thoughts are well-timed. It is ironic that, on the 50th anniversary of the issuance of Dignatatis Humanae, Donald Trump would propose to ban travel to the US on the basis of religious affiliation.
It is hard to understand how anyone who considers himself (or herself) to be an American and a friend of Liberty would support Donald Trump today. It is now all the more perplexing that anyone who believed themselves to be a devout Roman Catholic could in good conscience support the candidate.