Foreword / Charles E. Curran, Leslie Griffin -- Part one : The legacy of John Courtney Murray -- Murray's contribution / J. Bryan Hehir -- A possible role for biblical religion in public life / John A. Coleman -- Revisiting John Courtney Murray : the question of method in public theology / Robert W. McElroy -- The retreat from Murray / Leslie Griffin -- The neoconservative difference : a proposal for the renewal of church and society / George Weigel -- Caesar's coin : religion and politics in America / Richard P. McBrien -- Religion, morality, and politics / David Hollenbach -- Part two : Public theology and the public square -- History of Christian political activism : a Catholic experience / David J. O'Brien -- The church's moral involvement in society / Charles E. Curran -- A public faith : Christian witness in society / Michael J. Himes, Kenneth R. Himes -- Theology in the public form / Richard A. McCormick -- The naked public square : a metaphor reconsidered / Richard John Neuhaus -- Part three : The church's public role : U.S. Bishops and commentators -- Faithful citizenship : civic responsibility for a new millennium / United States Catholic Conference Administrative Board -- Consistent ethic of life / Joseph L. Bernardin -- Voting the gospel of life / James T. McHugh -- The church and the political order : the role of the Catholic Bishops in the United States / J. Bryan Hehir -- When Shepherds are sheep / George Weigel -- A cardinal error : does the seamless garment make sense? / Michael Pakaluk -- The church in the public forum : scandal or prophetic witness? / Margaret A. Farley -- The bishops and the ruling class : the moral formation of public policy / John T. Noonan, Jr. -- ... Or exhortation to consider abortion above all? ; Catholic politicians and the death penalty / Robert F. Drinan -- Part four : Particular issues -- Getting ready for the Catholic moment / Richard John Newhaus -- Wait a moment now! / Rembert G. Weakland -- Beyond the simple market-state dichotomy / Mary Ann Glendon -- The crisis of the welfare state / Michael Novak -- The Pope and capitalism / David Hollenbach -- Murray, American pluralism and the abortion controversy / Mary C. Segers -- What would John Courtney Murray say on abortion and euthanasia? / Todd David Whitmore -- Law, morality, and "sexual orientation" / John M. Finnis -- Sexual orientation and human rights in American religious discourse : a Roman Catholic perspective / Charles E. Curran -- Religious morality and political choice / Michael J. Perry -- Good Catholics should be Rawlsian liberals / Leslie Griffin.