Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter makes his usual snide comments upon the retirement of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. You can read his usual at http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/sayonara-sebelius
I almost always come to defense of a lady, particularly this one. Here is my rejoinder to MSW (sadly, they take no comments at NCR because a few yahoos got vile in doing so).
Michael Sean Winters continues to operate under the delusion that Secretary Sebelius was out to offend the bishops. In truth, it was Valerie Jarrett who called for her to gode the GOP and the bishops (who sadly seemed joined at the hip before Francis) into their war on women. Very sadly, they took the bait as predicted.
Secretary Sebelius engineered the drafting, the passage and implementation of the biggest new federal program in decades. She should get the medal of freedom, not the scorn of MSW. Indeed, she deserves a medal for opposing the Bishop (I think it was A/B Burke) who told her not to go to Communion because she obeyed her constitutional oath and vetoed an clearly unconstitutional abortion ban as Governor of Kansas. Again, medal of freedom.
For Burke and any bishop who pulls such nonsense should come a Sedition Trial - although I've got to hand it to the Vatican for getting Burke out of Dodge. I hope he likes is Vatican Passport, his U.S. Passport should be withdrawn. Hopefully the former Governor can go home and go to Communion - and Burke does his civic duty and avoids going to any polling place or requesting an absentee ballot (what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander).