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Why does Catholic News Service provide publicity for Congressional critic of Pope, Cardinal Dolan?

Catholic World News - April 25, 2012

George Weigel questions why the Catholic News Service, which is supervised and heavily subsidized by the US bishops’ conference, has provided a vehicle for Democratic Rep. Rose DeLauro of Connecticut to use in her attack not only on Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, but also New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

In 2007 DeLauro, who describes herself as “pro-choice,” led a group of 18 Democratic members of Congress in a public criticism of Pope Benedict XVI for his statement that lawmakers who favor legal abortion should not receive Communion. She justifies her stands on economic issues by referring to her Catholic faith, however. Weigel argues that her economic positions, too, are actually in conflict with Church social teaching.

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  • Posted by: impossible - May. 02, 2012 11:34 AM ET USA

    Those who are orthodox in their faith and conservative in their politics are not likely to throw the baby out with the bath water, but the USCCB's continued adultery with the left (as opposed to being faithful brides of Christ) risks their becoming irrelevant even at those times when they speak objective truth. It's high time for the faithful bishops to vigorously reform the USCCB or, failing in that, form a separate organization of Bishops that is orthodox, always faithful to the Magisterium.

  • Posted by: GabrielAustin9013 - Apr. 26, 2012 12:39 PM ET USA

    The Catholic News Service is but an organ of the USCCB, not of the bishops. Inter alia, consider the favorable review it gave to the homosexual film about two cowboys. It does not fail to echo Commonweal and America.

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