I am going to have to nominate Kim Daniels for 2013 “thankless task” award finalist. As the new spokesperson for, not the U.S. bishops’ conference, nor for Cardinal Timothy Dolan in his capacity as archbishop of New York, but for the office of the president of the U.S.C.C.B., i.e., until this coming November, Dolan, and then presumably whoever follows him. Her appointment was sure to draw scrutiny. Daniels has formerly served as the political advisor to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and for nine years worked as a contract employee at the Thomas More Center, a group recently accused of anti Islamic sentiment. The group had even garnered a rebuke from the Beckett Fund.
U.S.C.C.B.'s New Spokesperson, a Thankless Task?