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Influential USCCB staffer John Carr profiled as he retires

Catholic World News - September 03, 2012

The Washington Post profiles longtime USCCB staffer John Carr, who has resigned after helping to shape the US bishops' statements on political issues for more than 25 years.

Carr, whose background and personal sympathies are with the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, is portrayed by the Post as a "moderate" because he did not dissent from the bishops' insistence on promoting a culture of life.

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  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - Sep. 04, 2012 10:17 AM ET USA

    Can't say I'm sorry to see him go. As soon as I see the stubbly beard look, I despair, that he is not a recovering Democrat. Successful political Catholicism of the last century got us to today's spiritual precipice. Give me subsidiarity with a capital S. Christ came small into the world. He did not hobnob with wolves. He rescued sheep.

  • Posted by: unum - Sep. 04, 2012 8:05 AM ET USA

    As Carr's job description indicates, the USCCB is within the religious wing of the Democrat party. Perhaps Carr can be replaced with someone who will help shape the bishops' views on leading the faithful and the clergy in the work of Christ. Such help is badly needed. Carr won't be missed because the Democrats seem to have an adequate supply of liberals who shape their statements on political issues thanks to George Soros and his friends.

  • Posted by: impossible - Sep. 04, 2012 12:46 AM ET USA

    What a disaster he was for the Church. He fit right in at the USCCB.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Sep. 03, 2012 5:32 PM ET USA

    Well, isn't it wonderful that he "did not dissent from the bishops' insistence on promoting a culture of life." But we can be certain that he worked hard to keep the bishops from doing anything that might damage his Democrat friends' ability to say they are Catholic without acting like Catholics. Now, will he be replaced by someone just like himself?

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