Anger me?, yes, disgust me?, yes, surprize me?, NO!!!!!
What happenned was that in 1986, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “Campaign for Human Development
” paid a young Barack Obama’s airfaire to a training program on community organizing given by the Industrial Areas Foundation
, an organization founded by leftist radical Saul Alinsky. This is according to a new book released today, No Higher Power
. The book was written by conservative activist & Eagle Forum
founder Phyllis Schlafly along with journalist George Neumayr & was released today.
The book focuses in on Obama’s “war on religious freedom.” The book looks at the war Obama has declared, but it also how Catholics & Protestants are helping him in this war. In addition to the above the authors highlight other problematic funding & allegiances between the Catholic & other Churches & ultra-liberal causes.
In Chapter 6 the book the authors state:"In the 1980s, the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago contributed to the training of Obama in the very Alinskyite radicalism that would culminate in such anti-religious measures as the HHS mandate. In fact, in the course of writing this book, we met a source who once had access to copies of documents from the archives of the Chicago archdiocese. This source supplied us with never-before-published copies of invoices, checks, and letters that confirm the Church’s support for the man who would one day seek to destroy its religious freedom.
In a series of appendices, we have reproduced the check and invoice showing that the archdiocese of Chicago paid for Obama’s plane trip to a conference in Los Angeles run by the Industrial Areas Foundation, the community organizing group founded by Alinsky
." Those documents can be seen at the LifeSiteNews story (here
) or The Blaze
In short, the Catholic Bishops have to take a huge part of the responsibility for the mess we are in today. They failed to reign in the Leadership Council of Catholic Women years ago, & now the Vatican has had to step in. Many of them failed to correct dissident Catholic politicians like Mario Cuomo, Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi. Some like Sibelius' in Kansas did. Unfortunately rather than humbly accept it, they opted to continue to rebel. With few exceptions, like Bishop Brustkewitz, they failed to go after dissenting groups like Call to Action. They let most Catholic colleges become Catholic in name only. & that is only a part of the list.
Now they are reaping what they sowed. Unfortunately, they haven't yet learned from their mistakes. While some efforts at clean-up have begun, the scandals continue. It recently came out
that Catholic Relief Services (CRS), “the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
” has recently given millions to CARE. The are an organization that doles out contraceptives, including abortifacient ‘emergency contraception
.’ Some months ago I got a fundraising letter from them. (I have since gotten a couple more.) The organization claims it exists to fight poverty When I got it I looked over the brochure they emphasised how the especially work with women. & how they promoted "reproductive health care" & providing "family planning" resources for them. Anyone who knows anything about the "culture of death" agenda knows those are code words for abortion & artificial birth control. If I could figure that out from just reading their brochure, surely CRS could have figured it out as well. The only answer is that they intentionally ignored those facts & went right ahead giving them the money. While CRS can claim the funds went other purposes, the claim doesn't stand up. In doing so, CRS enabled CARE to free up other funds to promote birth control & abortion. As I have pointed out before, in organizations like this, money is fungable.
Another clue should have been the connection between CARE & the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that actively promotes birth control & abortion. I recently posted on this fact here
. The relationship goes back to at least 1999 (here
) when it was still the William H. Gates Foundation. The relationship was cemented in 2005 when the CARE Board Named Dr. Helene Gayle As New President/CEO. At the time she was a senior executive with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
While I applaud the recent actions by the USCCB to defend religious freedom, there is much more they need to do. They need to stand up & take responsibility for their failures in doing what they were called to do, shepherd the Catholic Church & protect it from the wolves getting it. They also need to start taking major action to clean up these messes. If not, even if those fighting this current battle against the Obama administration for religious freedom win, they will continue to be aiiding & abetting the enemy in not only the battle against the "culture of death", but the battle for the very souls of the people whom they are called to protect. & I wouldn't want to be in their shoes when they stand before God to answer for that.
Labels: ObamaCare, Reform CCHD