During the health care debate, Cardinal George was a bit frosty towards the Catholic Health Association and its leader Sister Carol Keehan. But, in an interview with David Gibson over at Commonweal, Cardinal George had this to say:
But I think that there was a desire to create greater coverage that, at a certain moment, created a fissure between CHA and the bishops. But we’re in conversation and we’ll see where that continues to develop. Right now, the conversation is healthy.
I hope that those who said truly nasty things about Sr. Carol (and tried to hide behind Cardinal George while doing it) will reconsider their position now. And, I recommend reading the entire interview: Whether you agree with him or not on any given issue, Cardinal George bristles with insight into the relationship of faith and culture in a way few bishops can do. There are not many bishops I would want to spend a few days with at a lonely destination with nothing but conversation to occupy the time, but George is one of them.