Progressive Catholics are praising President Obama for naming Cecilia Munoz as the new Director of the Domestic Policy Council. This is a high-powered, albeit out-of-the-spotlight job. Munoz previously worked at the White House on inter-governmental affairs and on immgration policy. Before joining the administration she worked at the National Council for La Raza and for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
"Catholics and people of faith have a true ally with the appointment of Cecilia Muñoz to head the administration's Domestic Policy Council,” said James Salt, executive director of Catholics United in a press release. “Cecilia has a long track record of working effectively with the faith community and comes to the work with a deep set of personal convictions. By selecting someone of Cecilia's character and background, the Obama administration has signaled how important the faith community is to their governing agenda.”