Spokesman hired by Cardinal Dolan leaves USCCB
Catholic World News - March 14, 2014
Kim Daniels, who was hired less than a year ago as spokesman for Cardinal Timothy Dolan in his post as president of the US bishops’ conference, has resigned from that position.
Daniels, an attorney and the mother of 6 children, came to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) from a background that included work with Catholic Voices USA, the Thomas More Law Center, and the vice-presidential campaign of Gov. Sarah Palin. Her conservative political ties had raised concerns among liberal Catholics.
When Daniels was hired in April 2012, USCCB staff members stressed that she would be acting as spokesman for Cardinal Dolan, rather than for the bishops’ conference as an organization. Cardinal Dolan’s term as president of the USCCB ended last November, when Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville was elected to succeed him.
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Posted by: normnuke -
Mar. 16, 2014 10:03 PM ET USA
The woman has spectacular credentials. Of course, she's not a liberal. Also heraus!
Posted by: Savonarola -
Mar. 14, 2014 10:46 PM ET USA
This was always a peculiar appointment. It appears that a well qualified woman ran into the brick wall of the entrenched USCCB liberal bureaucracy and never really functioned.
Posted by: Defender -
Mar. 14, 2014 5:44 PM ET USA
I'll bet it was difficult working in a place with so many prima donnas who love the camera and, for the most part, have different political agendas (and political persuasions).