National Catholic Reporter has named Sr. Carol Keehan as their very first “Person of the Year”.
Even though she was head of the Catholic Health Association, a political lobby group, before 2009 Sr. Keehan was relatively unimportant.
Then Sr. Keehan, as an exponent of the Magisterium of Nuns facing off against the Catholic Bishops, gave cover to “catholic” pro-abortion politicians to vote in favor of legislation that would ultimately provide taxpayer money for abortions.
But this honor NCR is giving to Sr. Keehan isn’t really about her opposing bishops or bishops’ conferences.
This isn’t really about nuns being persecuted by a Vatican investigation.
This isn’t really about the conflict between women and bishops or women’s roles.
This certainly isn’t about compassion for the poor, or health care.
Sr. Keehan’s award is about abortion, and bringing the abortion business into “catholic” hospitals.
NCR is offering Sr. Carol Keehan as the acceptable Catholic face, the poster person, for compassionate access to abortion for poor women.
NCR honors Sr. Keehan because this year she did more than anyone else to change the perception that Catholics must oppose abortion.
Quite a legacy.