Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The USCC: Lying, Again.

For about the last 10 years or so, the USCC has been donating money to ACORN through its Campaign for Human Development arm.

And for about every one of those years, many knowledgeable Catholics have told USCC that ACORN is not to be trusted--that it was founded by a blatant anti-Catholic--and that its goals were not compatible with representative democracy in the USA.

...What explanation could the Catholic outreach program possibly offer for funding until now a group that is defrauding the electorate to help Barack Obama, the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever?

None -- except for that maybe they thought they'd get away with it, before ACORN became a fixture in the evening news. The CCHD, which is run by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has funded far-left organizations with missions diametrically opposed to that of the Catholic Church for years, including, in the '90s, the pro-abortion group National Organization for Women and the American Civil Liberties Union.

So what does USCC/CHD do? Lie.

Ralph McCloud, the director of CCHD, told Catholic News Service that he was aware that some of the money must have been used for voter registration drives in the past. "But by the same token, we didn't find any voter registration irregularities, the allegations we are finding now," he claimed.

Perhaps they didn't, although that's hard to believe considering the memorable stories of registration fraud from past elections, like the one in 2004 when ACORN offered a man crack cocaine to sign a registration form.

Patrick Reilly is a competent observer of the situation. His thought on ACORN?

"ACORN as a program is oriented towards empowering... it's a struggle for power. And that ultimately is not what the Catholic Church ought to be focused on. We have a different concept of where power comes from, and it doesn't come from governmental structures." Reilly added, "It's one thing to be engaged in charity, but it's another thing to be struggling for political and government power."

Oh, yah, it can get worse. And it does:

The November issue of Labor Watch, published by the Capital Research Center, will delve into just how explicitly ACORN is aligned with Obama. For instance, in a 2004 issue of Social Policy magazine, ACORN National Association Board member Toni Foulkes wrote that the group "invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office." Foulkes recorded that ACORN members worked on his campaign, and that "by the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends."

That would be the Obama who promised to sign FOCA as soon as possible after Inauguration Day, your excellencies.

In the last year, I've become acquainted with a foreign-born priest. He is having a good deal of difficulty understanding the mood of the local Catholic population. What he fails to understand is that Catholics do not trust Bishops or priests.

We've been TAUGHT not to trust Bishops and priests--by the Bishops and priests themselves. After 30 years (or so) of being deceptive, secretive, outright lying, "fuzz-u-lating" facts, and covering up and facilitating homosexual predators, Bishops and priests have earned distrust.

USCC and CHD are only small parts of the problem; after all, it's only money.

But when the money runs out, fellas---THEN what will you do?


Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

This is why I just informed my secretary that we will not be taking up this collection at my parish this year.

Al said...

Bravo Father. Sadly way too many people in the pews are unaware of where this money is going, esp since the Catholic Press (save EWTN) has been strangely silent about the whole thing.

Anyhow, after today's results, there may no longer be any money to throw away, who will be able to give with Obama's planned taxes raising the cost of living for us all.

Rathna said...

After all, every thing is only money.If the money inflow stops what will happen?