This blog is dedicated to the proposition that the Catholic faith and civil liberty are compatible and that each flourishes in the presence of the other. We are committed to the idea of a limited government whose primary duty is the preservation of the liberty of individual citizens, and to the moral responsibility of individuals before God and their community. We stand on our faith that the Catholic Church is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ and that freedom exists in service to the truth. We also hold that no society of free people can tolerate religious coercion even if it is apparently imposed with the benefit of the individual in mind, and even if the intended benefit was to bring him to salvation in the true faith. No one can be forced to love the Lord. Love cannot be compelled. Love, in order to be, must be free. Therefore we affirm the essential truth in the teaching of Dignitatis Humanae and hold it to be compatible with the longstanding teaching of the Catholic Church, older statements in papal bulls and in works of rightly revered Doctors of the Church notwithstanding.