U.S. Bishops on Health Care

ishop William F. Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Center, is a highly intelligent, articulate, and modest man. As Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, he provides a voice of realism and even self-deprecating Irish humor in dealing with issues that – he knows as well as anyone – are daunting, even for the experts. The last time we were together (at a conference on the economy and Catholic social teaching sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago), he winsomely laid out for a group, mostly professors of economics at prestigious universities, both the Church’s religious and humanitarian goals in economic matters, and her need to rely on people with technical knowledge for how to implement that vision.
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