Non sola scriptura

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Last week’s letter from Archbishop John Favalora turning thumbs down on the Alliance Defense Fund’s Pulpit Freedom Initiative is getting some deserved attention from the likes of Melissa Rogers and Streetprophets. The letter is notable for the way it calls attention to the complexity of both public issues and the Catholic Church’s approach to them. ADF’s call for opposition to those candidates who “do not align themselves and their positions with the scriptural truth” harks back to the ancient Protestant claim of reliance on Scripture alone. Favalora makes short work of it.