By J. Waltman
Within the case urban of Boerne v. Flores, the excellent court docket struck down the non secular Freedom recovery Act of 1993. Waltman bargains the 1st book-length research of the act to teach how this situation contributes to an excessive felony debate nonetheless ongoing at the present time: Can and will the very best court docket be the unique interpreter of the structure?
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At this stage, I have no idea as to what is the best plan or approach to take to meet the needs of the growing Catholic community in St. Peter’s Parish in Boerne. I also think that the last thing that any of you in the parish would want to happen is for the Archbishop or the Archdiocesan Building board or some other agency of the Archdiocese to come to Boerne and simply tell the pastor and parish community what to do. 17 On June 15, Mrs. Davison wrote to the Texas Historical Commission (enclosing 15 photographs) asking for help in designating the church a historic landmark.
Nonetheless, some veterans were upset by its removal. But it was primarily a dispute over what to do about the overcrowding, and consequently what that might mean for the 1923 church, that began to divide the congregation. As the discussions within the parish became known in the wider community, the non-Catholics in the town seemed to fall into three groups. One portion, which included most of the ministers of the other churches, felt that the needs of the church took priority over the beauty of the building.
To test the young man’s stamina, the bishop sent him to Boerne with instructions to build a church to serve the scattering of German Catholics who had ventured to the area (settling mostly outside the town to avoid trouble). The bishop knew this was going to be no small challenge, given the town’s hostility to religion. Welcomed by Kendall, Fleury’s first move was to acquire a tract of land on a small hill outside the town. Then he studied up on construction techniques. Following that, he went to Fredericksburg, Texas, and found two stone masons willing to teach him how to quarry and mortar limestone.
Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty: The Case of City of Boerne v. Flores by J. Waltman