“Clarity, please, or silence”: An open letter to the bishops of Florida

Human Events has just published an insightful and courageous piece by Rev. Michael Orsi of Ave Maria School of Law, wherein the good Father carefully elucidates the difference between perennial Christian teaching (reflecting immutable natural law) and prudential judgment in applying that teaching: “Bishops Wrong: Health Care Not a Right.” The courage of this piece should not be lost on readers. Fr. Orsi is a Catholic priest, and we can safely assume it was only after much moral reflection that he decided on composing this piece, a charitable critique of the United States Catholic Bishops’ statements relating to public policy.