by Valerie Schmalz, OSV contributing editor
Looks like the spokesman for San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer was left out of the loop about his boss' private meeting with House Speaker (and fellow San Franciscan) Nancy Pelosi.
Maurice Healy late Wednesday night told OSV that there was a mixup in the internal communications at the archdiocese and he just learned Tuesday, Feb. 17, that the archbishop had met with Pelosi on Feb. 8 -- despite a series of meetings with the archbishop in the interim.
"I have no details and I have not spoken to archbishop about the meeting, which had been envisioned as a private and pastoral meeting since it was first proposed in an invitation to the speaker," Healy said in an e-mail.
Healy said his tardiness in responding to OSV queries was because he had taken a vacation day on Wednesday, Feb. 18, and was out of reach.
He said Archbishop Niederauer would not be able to comment on the meeting because he is on retreat this week.
UPDATE: 2/19 10:23 a.m. Adds third paragraph with Healy direct quote.