Reviews September 2003 In a Strange Land By Fr. Michael P. Orsi There will always be tension between America’s experiment with democracy and hierarchically structured Roman Catholicism, because the two proclaim different concepts of freedom. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Fr. Michael P. Orsi Fr. Michael P. Orsi is a research fellow in law and religion at Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan.