The USCCB issued a press release on February 12, 2009:
As part of its Annual Symposium, The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors will present Joan Rosenhauer, Associate Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) with the Harry A. Fagan Roundtable Award at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21. The Roundtable selects one awardee annually who has made a lasting contribution to Catholic social action efforts, in light of Church teaching.
Most recent among her accomplishments, Rosenhauer had lead staff responsibility for the collaborative effort among many offices and bishops' committees at the USCCB in developing their 2007 document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, which aimed to educate Catholics on the social teachings of the Church in order for them to make morally responsible choices in their political participation. Rosenhauer was able to help bring to fruition a statement that garnered widespread support among the U.S. bishops who voted almost unanimously in favor of its acceptance.
The document sold almost two million copies prior to the election. It reached people in parishes in almost every diocese in the country with Rosenhauer touring much of the nation herself, teaching about the document and training others to share its teaching as well.
In my opinion it was this document that lead to so much confusion among Catholics, giving the Catholic left, the "out" to vote for the Most Merciful, Lord High Barack Obama. It also allowed them to sow seeds of confusion and dissent among the faithful.
No, she should not be honored for this.
She SHOULD BE FIRED and ANYONE WHO VOTED FOR HER SHOULD BE FIRED.
The USCCB has once again shown that they cannot be trusted. The USCCB should be shut down and completely reformed.
The USCCB gets the "Slap off the Back of the Head Award" for another bonehead move.