ANALYSIS: Will former Palin adviser help or hurt bishops’ media woes?


Kim Daniels (pictured here on March 13, 2013), a former advisor to Sarah Palin and an attorney with a long record of advocating conservative causes, will be the new spokesperson for the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Photo courtesy George Martell/The Pilot Media Group via Flickr (

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NEW YORK (RNS) The nation's top Catholic bishop has said the hierarchy would benefit from hiring an “attractive, articulate, intelligent” laywoman to present their message because, as he put it, “In the public square, I hate to tell you, the days of fat, balding Irish bishops are over.”