The Church and the Mandate: The strategic situation after a year, and the terrain ahead | George Weigel at NRO

George Weigel at National Review: A year into this contest, the Catholic Church in the United States has every reason to think it is winning the battle for religious freedom that it was compelled to engage when the HHS mandate was finalized. Yet there will be a substantial period of time — probably a year and a half, perhaps longer — before the final legal decision is rendered.