Religious Liberty: The Long View
Believers won the latest battle concerning the free exercise of religion in these United States. The Supreme Court again proved amicable in its 7-2 decision in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, ruling that the 40-foot Peace Cross standing on a public cemetery for nearly a century can remain, largely because it was erected in a different time and for a different people. Had the cross been erected more recently, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in his concurring opinion, the court might have come to a different conclusion.
Catholics do not need reminders that, despite a series of small victories brought by