Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Jesuit appointed to religious-freedom commission

Catholic World News - May 19, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint Father Thomas Reese, SJ, as a member of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Reese, the former editor of America magazine, is currently senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter.

The commission is chaired by Robert George, a lay Catholic and Princeton University professor known for his defense of human life and marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($33,084 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,916.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Defender - May. 20, 2014 1:24 AM ET USA

    So the Jesuit that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had trouble with (priestly celibacy and ordination of women, et al) is selected by Obama. Along with the US Ambassador to the Vatican website marking "International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia" it's a great way to show other countries how truly screwed up United States leadership is.

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - May. 19, 2014 10:26 PM ET USA

    Why are we surprised that the current occupant of the White House would appoint a Jesuit to this commission whose credentials include editorship of "America" and who is on the staff of the National Catholic Reporter (neither National in scope, Catholic in orthodoxy or a Reporter of unvarnished truth)?

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists March 1
Ad Imaginem Dei: a gem of a blog on Christian art February 28
The Complexities of Persecution February 27
Ukraine: A great lesson in thinking like a Catholic. February 27
Notre Dame has lost two contrasting giants February 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5