A Layman's Dissent

"This is not the faith that nourished me," protests Michael Novak. A former seminarian and now resident scholar at the Conservative American Enterprise Institute in Washington, Novak is a leading lay thinker in the U.S. Catholic Church. He is the author of The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, which posits that a free economy is the natural embodiment of Western religious ideals, and of the forthcoming Confessions of a Catholic, a reflection on the Nicene Creed. As a student of both strategic and theological questions, Novak finds the argument made in the draft pastoral letter of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops...

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