US Conference of Catholic Bishops Appoints Woman with Pro-Abortion Group Ties as Policy Director
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
WASHINGTON, September 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Kathy Saile, who once gave a speech on promoting liberalism at a conference held by a pro-abortion group, has been named Director of Domestic Policy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Previous to the appointment, Saile was Associate Director of Public Policy for Lutheran Services in America (USA), an organization that serves the extremely liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), which recently declared that their "clergy" were free to participate in homosexual relationships.
In her official capacity as Associate Director of Public Policy for the group, Saile gave a speech at a conference held by the organization "WIN", which describes itself as "Washington’s premier professional, political, and social network dedicated to empowering young, Democratic, pro-choice women." The topic of the discussion was "Did the Left Cede Heaven? The Intersection of Faith and Politics."
The summary of the conference given on WIN’s website reads: "Throughout American history religion has shaped US politics. Recent history has focused on the efforts and effects of Conservative Christians in the Republican Party, but the Left continues to be a party of people of faith. This dinner will highlight the way liberal people of faith organize to further progressive causes."
LifeSiteNews has also confirmed that Lutheran Services in America supports abortion and has a policy of distributing birth control at clinics affiliated with the organization.
A request for a response from the USCCB’s press spokesman, Sr. Mary Anne Walsh, was not answered at the time of publication.
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