Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 17, 2012

Eileen P. Kelly, Thomas E. Kelly
Pages 241-257

A Retrospective on Public Policy Threats to Religious Liberty in the Workplace

Catholic employers and employees have been under increasing attack in the last fifty years by a growing number of public policy encroachments in the workplace that are in direct conflict with their religious convictions. In some instances, these threats have been successfully parried. Others remain a source of serious conflict. This article will summarize highlights of the last fifty years of public policy and jurisprudence as they relate to the ability of Catholic institutions to practice and enforce non-negotiable Catholic moral doctrines.