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Should a Sarah Palin adviser speak for America’s Catholic bishops?

 

timothy-dolans-three-year-term-as-usccb-president-ends-in-november-but-until-then-he-has-daniels-as(The Week) The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Monday that it has hired Kim Daniels as spokeswoman for the USCCB president, currently Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York. Daniels, the USCCB announcement explains, is “an attorney whose practice has focused on religious liberty matters,” and she “brings to the USCCB her experience as director of Catholic Voices USA, an organization of lay Catholics that works to bring the positive message of the Church across a broad range of issues to the public square.”

The bishops left a few things off her résumé, says Grant Gallicho at Commonweal. Notably, the announcement “does not mention two of Daniels’s previous employers: Sarah Palin and the Thomas More Law Center,” a conservative legal organization at which Daniels fought for the right of pharmacists to refuse to dispense the morning-after pill. She spent nine years, from 2000 to 2009, at the Thomas More Law Center, established in 1998 by its president, Richard Thompson. Thompson and his center increasingly tend to “make news by making provocative comments about Islam.” [more]

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5 Comments

  1. Ann says:

    Let it be a lesson to you Card Dolan: background checks! Otherwise, it is either Sara Palin or Chuck Colson. . . sorry, forgot, given your awards, its both.

  2. Eileen Kovatch says:

    From the posts on this article I guess the only reasonable candidate for the position would be a liberal democrat because only they can be objective and truthful!

  3. Concerned says:

    Leave it to the hierarchy to hire someone who advised a clown like Palin. I can see the job posting:
    WANTED – ADVISOR TO BISHOP. PROVEN TRACK RECORD NOT REQUIRED. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. MORALS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. MUST BE WILLING TO ACCEPT ALL BLAME. PROVEN EXPERIENCE AS A SCAPEGOAT IS REQUIRED. STRONG ACTING FEMALES A PLUS AS LONG AS COMPLETELY OBEDIENT TO BISHOP. MUST BE ABLE TO MAKE HYPOCRISY SOUND LIKE THE TRUTH. MUST BE WILLING TO APPEAR SINCERE WHEN DENYING THE TRUTH. SEND RESUME AND SAMPLES OF WORK TO USCCB.

  4. Jo Skizinski says:

    If she advised Sarah Palin, one of two things took place: either Sarah didn’t listen or the advising is what we saw from Sarah… do we really want to take a chance with this woman?

  5. Elizabeth says:

    No, do not hire this person. Sarah Palin had an adviser and still made those big blunders, we don’t need that person.

 
 

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