After reading Antony's blog, Canoe in the Mist, regarding the "Orthodoxy's Dry Drunks" article from the June 3rd Our Sunday Visitor I went back and read the article itself. Antony picked up some choice quotes from Commonweal, but I think he majored in the minors by not citing the end point of Greg Erlandson's argument.
While by common consent there is a lot of Catholic dreck out there on the Internet, Erlandson ends up by pointing out where I think we all should eventually land. Without Erlandson's closing caveat Commonweal's comments come off sounding like a center-left parody of the very intolerance which both Antony and Erlandson long to decry.
Here's the missing piece from Erlandson's article:
"We have a need for prophets in this confusing time, but I find the most effective ones are those who manifest God's love most eloquently. Pope Benedict XVI is no shrinking violet when it comes to confronting the world. Yet his first encyclical was on love, and his apostolic exhortation on the Mass painted a compelling and positive vision of the Eucharist even as he sought to nudge our liturgical awareness in a more traditional direction.
One blessing of my vocation is that I have known so many great Catholics whose words and deeds proclaim their faith in God's merciful love, not their lectures and complaints. It is by their fruits that I have known them."