LIBERAL CATHOLICS CRITICIZE US BISHOPS’ SPOKESWOMAN FOR CONSERVATIVE TWEETS

www.churchmilitant.com | 7/11/2019 | Staff
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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Some liberal Catholics and an associate professor of religious and Africana studies have criticized the director of public affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for her conservative-leaning activity on Twitter.

Washington - Post - Article - Thursday - Spokeswoman

The Washington Post published an article on Thursday titled "The spokeswoman for America's Catholic bishops stirs criticism among Catholics with her pro-Trump tweets."

Judy Keane, who has been anchoring a recent news series for the USCCB, has liked or responded to some conservative-leaning tweets on her personal Twitter account.

Author - Washington - Post - Article - People

The author of The Washington Post article covers three people who have taken issue with Keane's Twitter activity in which she expressed support for President Trump and opposition to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

"The @USCCB communications director @JKeanePR liked a tweeted article saying @AOC deserved a 'Nobel Prize in Stupidity.' This is a series of juvenile & unchristian social media conduct from the Catholic bishop's top spokesperson," said Christopher Hale in a reply tweet.

Hale - Contributor - Time - Democrat - Contributor

Hale is a contributor to Time and a Democrat contributor to Fox News. He has worked as a Catholic non-profit executive and helped lead faith outreach for former President Barack Obama.

Some of his contributions to Time include "Trump-Pence is the Most Anti-Catholic Republican Ticket in Modern History," "Why Heaven Can Have a Gate But the U.S. Shouldn't Have a Wall" and "Donald Trump's Anti-Christian Campaign."

Article - Hale - Time - US - Supreme

In an article Hale wrote for Time when the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land in 2015, he wrote:

There's nothing more important in my life than being Catholic and a part of the universal Church of Jesus Christ. For me, it's not just membership in a fraternal organization...
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