What part of "necessary basis" don’t you understand, Justice Scalia?
November 1, 2007 § 21 Comments
“There is no such thing as a ‘Catholic judge,’ he declared. “The bottom line is that the Catholic faith seems to me to have little effect on my work as a judge. . . . Just as there is no ‘Catholic’ way to cook a hamburger, I am hard pressed to tell you of a single opinion of mine that would have come out differently if I were not Catholic.”
I’d suggest that as a Catholic theologian, Justice Scalia makes a good burger-flipper.
“The natural law … provides the necessary basis for the civil law with which it is connected, whether by a reflection that draws conclusions from its principles, or by additions of a positive and juridical nature.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church