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USCCB staff alumni have moved on to liberal pressure groups

Catholic World News - September 04, 2012

Anne Hendershoot observes in Catholic World Report that John Carr, the outgoing USCCB staff member, has recently been at odds with his former allies on the liberal wing of the Democratic Party:

Throughout the last year of his tenure at the USCCB, Carr was under siege from the secular left because he has supported the bishops in their lawsuit against the HHS mandate to provide contraceptive care—including abortifacients and sterilization services—to employees of Catholic institutions. Carr has responded to these attacks courageously.

In this regard, Hendershott continues, Carr may prove different from several of his former USCCB colleagues, who--after working with him on political issues at the bishops' conference--went on to secure new posts with liberal groups that often question the bishops' priorities, such as Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.

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  • Posted by: joancollins507161 - Sep. 05, 2012 11:45 AM ET USA

    We pray that his courage does not fail him.

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