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By Francis X. Maier, The Catholic Thing, July 13, 2022

Francis X. Maier is a senior fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

The Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision is a gift that keeps on giving.  And one of its benefits is clarity, especially in light of John 8:32.  Truth may be unwelcome.  It can make us uncomfortable, or worse.  But it does make us free; free to see the world as it really is, and free to do something about it.  So herewith, a few items clarified by Dobbs since June 24

First:  The unum in E pluribus unum means very different things to different people.  American politics has always been messy.  But it’s generally been conducted within broadly agreed-upon bounds of decency.  Most people have assumed that we’re all in this thing called a “nation” together.  That’s no longer true. …