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Freedom and Truth

Here’s the point: freedom and truth are not extrinsic to one another. The truth isn’t incidental to the nature of freedom. For freedom to be free, it must stand in dialogical communion with the truth. Freedom has content. To round out the point, we aren’t made free in circumventing the truth. We’re made free on account of – because of – the truth. When freedom is severed from the truth, all that remains is the will or rule of the powerful.

When St. John Paul II went up against and did battle with the Nazis and later the Communists, he didn’t speak about freedom in a vacuum, divorced from the truth. He staked his claim on a freedom tethered to the truth about God and man.

—from the internet article When Satan Has Academic Freedom by John Paul Shimek at Aleteia.

 

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