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call me irresponsible, cont.

By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 19, 2005

In quoting from Archbishop Flynn's memo in defense of Teresa Kettelkamp, I left out a passage which, on second glance, looks more interesting.

The archbishop, you will recall, argued that although Kettelkamp was on the advisory board of a group that was founded and funded by the Feminist Majority Foundation-- in fact, a major division of the FMF-- she had nothing to do with the parent organization. Moreover:

In fact, even with regard to the NCWP, Ms. Kettelkamp was never an active participant in its board of advisers; and since she retired from law enforcement in 2003, the continued listing of her as a member of the NCWP board was inaccurate information.

Uh-oh. Inaccurate information. That's bad. Where did we get inaccurate information?

Maybe from the press release from the USCCB announcing Kettelkamp's appointment:

She was honored with the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Award of the National Center for Women in Policing.

She is Past President, State Chapter, FBI National Academy Associates, and Advisory Board Member of the National Center for Women in Policing.

Note the past tense: she "is" on the NCWP advisory board as of April 2005.

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  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Oct. 19, 2005 10:54 PM ET USA

    excellent work Diogenes. but, no matter how clear you make it, some Bp's just won't be able to see it. so much for them being overSEErs.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 19, 2005 9:44 PM ET USA

    my favorite quote: “I’ll work tirelessly to continue to give victims a voice, to encourage them to come forward for healing, and to strengthen the protection mechanisms for children which were implemented by the Charter.” Of course you will, Dear... unless they happen to be unborn victims.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Oct. 19, 2005 6:24 PM ET USA

    Ahh, yes, the Flynn-flam continues. One might wonder whether the Abp. in Minnesota (& many of his brother-bps.) knows the 8th Commandment... as well as Canon 401-2. Please join in praying for Abp. Flynn & many of his colleagues at the USCCB, who appear to have drifted from the fullness of the Faith in the Catholic Church to the point of not only continuing to confuse the laity, but to have confused themselves with contrived explanations in defense of an indefensible appointment.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Oct. 19, 2005 12:38 PM ET USA

    That depends on the meaning of the word "is".

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