Greetings Jessica,

You bring up a lot of good points here with censorship, but I'm going to play Devil's advocate on your position.

What would you say if I replied, "Hasn't the Catholic Church practiced censorship throughout its history?"

What about 100 years prior to Martin Luther, The Church burned Jan Hus advocating for communion in both kinds, which the memory of what happened to Hus caused Luther to refrain from public debate during the reformation?

Didn't the Church have an Index of forbidden books?

One might argue that this idea of freedom of conscience and the dignity of conscience is a Classical Liberal idea, but traditionally the Church has promoted "error has no rights."

How would you respond?

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