Lucky to have Dreher
Re: “News won’t give bishop ounce of credit,” by Bronson Havard, yesterday’s Viewpoints. According to Bronson Havard, the “newly arrived” Dallas Morning News columnist Rod Dreher is guilty of “arrogance, stridency and viciousness.” Now how could it be that Mr. Dreher changed so fast? When in New York, Catholics who knew him regarded him as serious, sober and reflective.
It is not hard to figure out why Mr. Havard is angered by Mr. Dreher. Mr. Havard was a staunch supporter of the failed ABC show Nothing Sacred. His hero was Father Ray, the pro-abortion hippie-dippie priest who exploited the poor and defied the church. Unfortunately, it was precisely those malcontents in the church (exemplified by Father Ray) who created the sex abuse scandal.
The Dallas Morning News is lucky to have Rod Dreher. It is clear that a new Catholic voice is needed in Dallas.
William A. Donohue, president, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, New York, N.Y.