Orthodoxy’s ‘dry drunks’

Effective modern-day prophets are those who manifest God’s love, not those “who hold all the ‘right’ positions and say all the ‘right’ things, yet exhibit an angry, sour attitude that seems the opposite of Christian joy or an evangelizing spirit,” writes the president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, Greg Erlandson, in a commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of “dynamic orthodoxy” in the church today.

The Catholic role in health care

All Catholics, not just those who work in health care, should be concerned about health care issues, the president of the Catholic Health Association tells St. Anthony Messenger magazine. Sister Carol Keehan points to some startling statistics beyond the oft-heard numbers of Americans without health insurance.

My R.S.V.P. to Rudy Giuliani

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I., takes on Rudy Giuliani in a column in the Rhode Island Catholic diocesan newspaper. The bishop says Giuliani’s statements on abortion “are pathetic and confusing. Even worse, they’re hypocritical.”