A lot of commentary is stacking up about this week’s upset appointment of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the presidency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, over the sitting Vice President, Tuscon’s Gerald Kicanis.  Still shaking your head at why and how the USCCB skipped their usual appointment of the VP? Wondering what it means for U.S. social policy? Read on:

Frederick Clarkson at Talk to Action

Patrick Craine at Life Site News

Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia

Kathleen Reeves at RH Reality Check

Christopher Willcox at The Wall Street Journal

Terry Mattingly at Get Religion

Sarah Posner at Religion Dispatches