Rights and Religious Liberty
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If it's of value, Dr John Lamont wrote a critique of Dr Pink's thesis. In my opinion (for what that's worth), he points out some significant and fatal flaws in Dr Pink's reasoning.

Originally Nova et Vetera had promised publication, but then balked, so he published it here instead : https://www.academia.edu/877072/Catholic..._the_state

It is interesting that Dr Pink actually collaborated with Dr Lamont on this critique in true academic form to further a discussion, so those like the Gordon brothers who laud Dr Pink as if he had come up with the proof that the SSPX and Msgr Lefebvre were wrong all along, is certainly not the approach that Dr Pink takes. If he were to assist in writing a critique of his own writings, it must be to further discussion, not slam others.

Dr Lamont's work is thick, and heavy, just like Dr Pink's. Even someone familiar with the theology and history will have to re-read several times to get a real understanding of the points of contention.

However, to give a sample of Dr Lamont's critique, he takes issue with one pillar on which Dr Pink suggests that the Catholic teaching on States prohibiting false religions only referred to Christian States, and this only because it bound baptized Christians. Thus, according to Dr Pink, the Roman Emperor once a baptized Christian had a duty to prohibit false worship as a baptized Christian and not as Emperor, and so the traditional Catholic teaching was only framed as instruction Catholic rulers of their duties as Catholics, not as rulers. Dr Lamont goes on to give examples where Popes were clearly appealing to rulers qua rulers in such matters and that a ruler had this duty, not merely a Christian who happened to have use of a ruler's power.

I, personally, would like to see a direct SSPX critique on the issue from one of their theologians, because I think it would show good will and give a good public face. The difficulty, however, is that those who might promote Dr Pink, like the Gordons, would likely not give equal time and consideration to the SSPX retorts, just as Nova et Vetera did not give Dr Lamont the promised space to make his critique and get the topic discussed in theological circles.

So, while waiting for such a debate, or at least waiting for some deeper analysis, Dr Lamont's critique is linked above.
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