Sunday, December 06, 2009

USCC Tops the ACORN Embarassment, Part II

This is rich. an email asking to confirm Henry's advisory role at the USCCB, Sister Mary Ann Walsh, the conference media director simply told CNA, "She is not a consultant."

CNA spoke with another woman in the Justice, Peace and Human Development office at the USCCB who said a press release on the topic would be available on Friday afternoon.

But by Friday night, no press release had been posted on the USCCB's website.

We linked to a video on the topic last week. Here's the text-version.

Conservative blogs were buzzing on Friday with the discovery that a member of the USCCB's Subcommittee on Catholic Health Care is an active homosexual and gay rights activist. However, though Mary Kay Henry's bio states that she is a labor adviser to the U.S. bishops, the USCCB communications director told CNA "she is not a consultant."

Henry, the international executive vice president for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was recently named one of the nation's "Top 25 Women in Healthcare" for 2009 by Modern Healthcare. Her biography at the SEIU website explains that "Her faith and values as a practicing Roman Catholic led her to pursue union organizing as a vocation."

"Mary Kay is also active in the fight for immigration reform and gay and lesbian rights. She is a founding member of SEIU's gay and lesbian Lavender Caucus," her description continues.

Active homosexual/gay rights activist, SEIU muckety-muck, 'immigration reformer,' but NOT a consultant to USCC's healthcare panel. Member, yah. Active, yah. But NOT a consultant.

Something tells me that USCCB is in desperate need of a doorkeeper.

Or immediate closure.


Joe of St. Thérèse said...

The USCCB needs to be shut down immediately suppresed or dissolved.

Anonymous said...

At this point, I can only conclude some of the Bishops must be being blackmailed. The goody ones are far too cooperative with this oiuberal nonsense. The increaisngly rare 'good' ones are strangely silent.

I hope Bp. Listecki has removed the shredder from the ANP. Office.

Al said...

Walsh may have said she is not a consultant, but she never denied her being an advisor. Semantic word games to misdirect.

GOR said...

"Immediate closure" would get my vote!