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By Anna Reynolds, Crisis Magazine, July 4, 2024

Anna Kaladish Reynolds attended the University of Dallas and received an MA in Theology from Ave Maria University. She is a wife and mother, who lives in the great state of Texas, and she writes at


On the subject of freedom, the Christian cannot agree with the vision presented by the world, and we should not be tricked into compromising.

Anna ReynoldsWhat does it mean to be free? Our political understanding of freedom is changing in ways that are sometimes subtle. Catholics run the risk of accepting at face value a narrow view of “political freedom” and sacrificing what it means truly to be free.

Bill Maher now has more in common with an average Catholic voter than we might have predicted. He recognizes that abortion is killing (though he thinks this killing of defenseless human beings is laudable). He argues against the rabid identity politics of the Left and calls them on their excesses, especially in their curtailing of individual freedom. Laughing at Maher’s amusing takedowns of the new Democratic sacred cows, Catholics might be lulled into a false sense of fellowship with someone who has a flawed and limited understanding of the human person. …

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