According to this piece at The American Prowler, the usual suspects of the American Catholic dissenters are upset at Michael Novak, because he dissents from the bishops' opinion on war with Iraq. As the author writes,
- These same Catholics, who normally approve of dissent from the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, are criticizing Catholic theologian Michael Novak for dissenting from the Catholic bishops' stance against war with Iraq. How dare he go to Rome and speak in favor of war as a guest lecturer for the U.S. embassy, they said last week. These heretics and flakes have finally found a dissenter they don't like.