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On Religious Freedom and Natural Law

Religious freedom, as a civic right, has its foundation in the natural law:

“The believer has an absolute right to profess his faith and live according to its dictates.  Laws which impede this profession and practice of faith are against the natural law.” (Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, 1937)

But must the temporal authority tolerate any kind of religious practice?  Here we must distinguish, following St. Thomas, the two kinds of religious practices.


Read the rest here:  http://opuscula.blogspot.com/2009/07/on-...l-law.html

Riffing on Thomas' two sorts (hmm... it would seem that orthodox Christian devotions are of neither sort);

one might call the "first" sort of unchristian practise "superstition"; and the remaining sort "devoted error".

hmm?
Pius XI: modernist? Waiting for someone to say it....
I dislike taking two sentences out of a really long encyclical.

More quotes, please?
That quote is taken out of context and fails to capitalize the word "Faith" indicating that the encyclical was talking about the Catholic Faith, and not others. 
Quote:The believer has an absolute right to profess his faith ...

The believer has that right. Not the non-believer. And, as PeterII points out, the belief referred to is obviously Catholicism.
(07-25-2009, 08:13 AM)PeterII Wrote: [ -> ]That quote is taken out of context and fails to capitalize the word "Faith" indicating that the encyclical was talking about the Catholic Faith, and not others. 

Indeed, it is capitalised on the Vatican website.