A Sensible and Solid Compromise

Excerpt from Carol Marin's latest column

By Carol Marin
|  Friday, Sep 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 PM CDT
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A Sensible and Solid Compromise

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What did he say?

“I don’t like to report my conversations with the president, even to a great Chicago newspaper,” she said diplomatically.

Sister Carol Keehan’s courage in bucking Catholic bishops is well-known. Her support, as president and CEO of the Catholic Hospital Association, was crucial to the passage of the administration’s Affordable Care Act in 2010.

But when it came to the firestorm over the government not exempting religious institutions other than churches from paying for women’s contraception insurance coverage, Keehan was not on board. Nor were a lot of Catholics, even some disaffected ones.

Read Carol Marin's entire column in the Sun-Times.

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