Friday, October 5, 2012

Should I Read True Freedom?

I think you all know that I'm not a Roman Catholic, but I have to say that this little kindle book looks interesting. Have any of you read it? It's by New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan, and it's called True Freedom, On Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Liberty.

This has been an interesting year in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod as the Affordable Healthcare Act has been a unifying rally call across different church bodies in the United States, perhaps most notably between the LCMS and the Roman Catholic Church. For example, more than one district, including the South Wisconsin District, passed a resolution this summer in convention to COMMEND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR ITS STANCE ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS AND DEFENSE OF THE RIGHTS OF THE UNBORN (all caps because I copied and pasted it directly from the news release). Another example would be that the president of the LCMS, Rev. Matthew Harrison who testified before a Congressional committee earlier this year on the subjects of religious freedom, church and state, and he sat next to a Roman Catholic bishop (among others).

Also, on a somewhat related note, Concordia Publishing House put out a book last year called Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal.

So back to Cardinal Dolan's brief kindle book. Have any of you read it? Is it worth the 99 cents? Would it be a good read even for a Lutheran like me?