From the leftist position of the New York Times, choosing Archbishop Dolan as president of the USCCB is a conservative move.
However, Archbishop Dolan does not appear to be an actual conservative.
A conservative would recognize that Obamacare would destroy the goose that laid the golden egg, and that has heavily funded the charitable outreach of the Catholic church.
No mention is made of the obvious fact that Obamacare will make our elderly and disabled citizens SHOVEL READY.
Medicare denies more claims for treatment than any private insurer. The idea that Obamacare will expand coverage while taking on more patients, wasting more money in administration, and driving out health care providers, is a total joke.
Archbishop Dolan is quoted by NYT:
“We should have been doing cartwheels” when the health care bill passed, he said, because the bishops had long supported expanding coverage. But he said the bishops could not endorse the legislation because they concluded there were “unborn babies that were in danger.”
If that quote is accurate, it would mean that he’s Lost in the Weeds on this issue.