Religious Liberty & Vatican II

Michael Davies speaks on Religious Liberty and the Second Vatican Council.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Limit to “freedom of speech”, by the common good;
  • Truth and goodness as objects of freedom;
  • Teachings on Religious Freedom in historical Church teachings and in Vatican II;
  • Vatican II teaching as an import of the American Constitution on Religious Freedom;
  • Change in countries’ constitutions according to Vatican II teachings on Religious Freedom;
  • How the doctrine on Religious Freedom led to legalisation of various immoralities;
  • Distinction between “not being forced to act against one’s conscience in public”, and “acting according to one’s conscience in public”.

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