Who speaks for the Catholic church?

The Huffington Post hosted a live video discussion, Dueling Catholics, to discuss questions raised by Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Director of Media Relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,

  • "The Catholic Church has a right to its "brand," Walsh argues, "which includes getting to say who validly can use its name."

and Jon O'Brien, President of Catholics for Choice,who said:

  • "The Catholic church is not Apple or Google, global corporations that zealously police the use of their brand, siccing corporate lawyers on anybody who dares use their name in vain."


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Talking to Huffington Post was Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights; Bethany Blankley a HuffPost Blogger, Religion and Politics Analyst; John Gehring Faith in Public Life’s Senior Writer & Catholic Outreach Coordinator; John McCarthy- Chairman of College Democrats at Catholic University; and Niall O' Dowd- Founder of Irish Central and Irish Voice.



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