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Church vs. State

The State of California vs. the Catholic Church
Thomas J. Curry says California wants Catholic Charities to help only poor people who are Catholics: “The Women’s Contraception Act punishes churches whose service to the poor involves no religious requirement. In attempting to define religion and to confine it within narrow sectarian boundaries, California is in effect establishing religion.”

Let Them Starve
Stephen F. Hayes says the military shouldn’t negotiate with Camp X-Ray prisoners who go on hunger strikes.

Freedom From the Press
Frank Rich says there is “scant evidence” that President Bush “condones the idea of a free press.”