Obama’s National Catholic Advisory Council.
As noted below, Barack Obama just announced his National Catholic Advisory Council, which includes Commonweal columnist Cathleen Kaveny and me (and other Commonweal contributors, such as David O’Brien and Richard Gaillardetz). Diligent readers of dotCommonweal won’t be terribly surprised by my participation on this committee. After a few weeks of deliberation and consultation–the campaign might call it hemming and hawing–I decided that my support for Obama should take a more formal role. (None of us will be paid; and our institutional affiliation is for identification purposes only.) What does that mean for my job as moderator of this blog? Well, pace Bill Mazzella, I won’t be recusing myself entirely from keeping an eye on dotCommonweal. But I will refrain from posting Obama-related items, although you may see me sounding off on others’ political threads from time to time. You know me… As always, I’m looking forward to your feedback.