Those conversations about poverty, such as the one President Obama took part in last week at Georgetown, are, oh, so high minded and so full of good intentions. They appear like blips on behalf of orphan children in the torrent of beer and car commercials during football half-times. They give officials a brief chance to mingle empathy with their brand of ideology to push their solutions.
Reversing course on an earlier decision to uphold 23 pastoral assignments made by Bishop Robert Finn days before his resignation, Kansas City, Kan., Archbishop Joseph Naumann has revised 14 of those assignments for the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese.
News of his decision came Friday morning in an email from Kansas City-St. Joseph spokesman Jack Smith to the diocese’s priests.
“After prayerful deliberation and consultation with his advisors, Archbishop Naumann has decided to modify some of the assignments previously made,” he wrote.
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