In Part II of my essay on Dignitatis Humanæ I explain and defend Thomas Pink’s interpretation. I had been struggling with the question of how Dignitatis Humanæ could be reconciled with earlier magisterial teaching for years when I heard Pink lecture on it, and suddenly a light went on. I felt like adapting Alexander Pope’s Epitaph on Newton:
Dignitatis Humanæ lay hid in Night:
God said, “Let Tom Pink be!” and all was light.