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Get US Conference of Catholic Bishops off the US taxpayer dole!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 16, 2011

Your tax dollars!

[Editors note, when I first wrote this none of the USCCB links opened, they do now]

Nothing gets my blood boiling more than the Catholic Bishops running to Washington to beg for money for themselves! That is right, you might think they are standing up for the “poor and vulnerable,” but they are standing up for the millions of federal dollars they receive to run not only their field operations through Catholic Charities but their Washington, DC lobbying office funded by you!   [Full disclosure:  I am Catholic]

Before you read the story I’m steaming over this morning, check out some of my previous posts on how your tax dollars are holding up the Catholic Churches “social justice” activities and funding their far left political activism in the United States.  (And, I don’t want to hear that their position, often squishy actually, on abortion makes them conservatives or right wingers.)

Readers, this is only a small sampling of posts I’ve written to show how your money goes into Catholic “social justice” community organizing.

* In USCCB pushes the Dream Act note:

2009 USCCB annual report tells the story

Now check out the USCCB Office of Migration and Refugee Services annual report here.   Note that in an overall annual income stream of $62 million, $58 million comes from the taxpayer! Only $1.3 million comes from collections taken up during mass.

*Here the Bishops are pushing their global warming political agenda.

*Bishops funding illegal alien activity including CASA de Maryland, here.

*USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development and origins involving Saul Alinsky, here.

* Here is Accuracy in Media on the USCCB role in the pro-amnesty March on Washington last year.

O.K. so you get my drift…..Check out the Bishops yesterday using the poor and vulnerable propaganda to try and head off a cut in tax dollars from you to their budget for THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVITY!

From the Catholic News Agency:

Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2011 / 02:31 pm (CNA).- A group of more than 300 Catholic leaders met with members of Congress on Feb. 15, to share a message from the U.S. bishops – urging legislators to remember the needs of the poor and vulnerable, as they make cuts to the federal budget.

Participants in the 2011 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (Feb. 13-16) took the bishops’ message to Capitol Hill, delivering letters from two committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops during a day of visits with U.S. representatives and senators. The letters express concern over what Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, chairman for International Justice and Peace, described as “disproportionate cuts in programs that serve the most vulnerable” to the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Appropriations Resolution.

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, chairman for Domestic Justice and Human Development, warned lawmakers against the temptation to “secure the nation while at the same time furthering the insecurity of the poor and vulnerable in our midst.”

“Decisions should be made that not only reflect a commitment to national and long term fiscal security but demonstrate justice, compassion and fairness,” wrote Bishop Blaire.

“Our plea, then, is simple: Put the poor and vulnerable first as you consider how to spend limited federal resources.”

You think they worked enough of their ‘social justice’ mumbo jumbo into their appeal for YOUR MONEY to do THEIR POLITICAL WORK!

As I have said on many previous occasions it is not Christian charity to take money from one group and give it to another (and lie about it to boot!).  It is up to the Bishops and Catholics generally to dig deeper for the poor and vulnerable—privately!  Gee, I kind of remember something about Jesus and Caesar and money….

Endnote: The USCCB is one of the top federal contractors resettling refugees and in some states Catholic Charities actually have taken over the role of  the State government in deciding who comes to the state and how many.  It is virtually impossible to track all of their federal funding because it is so widely dispersed through a network of Catholic organizations, but I suspect that the USCCB with its affiliates is the top federal contractor in the immigration field.


12 Responses to “Get US Conference of Catholic Bishops off the US taxpayer dole!”

  1. carol said

    I’m a Catholic too and I fume when the pastor hectors us about helping the poor. What about all the things the govt does already? plus what the parish does all the time, and what we volunteers do. It’s as if we do nothing, and we’re always starting at zero.

    I’m pretty sure it’s to soften us up for this kind of grant scheming, and the influx of Latin immigrants as well.

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  2. […] And, for Maryland readers, the Bishops support CASA de Maryland too, here! […]

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  3. […] Go here to a post I wrote in February about what else (what other political issues) the USCCB uses your money for! […]

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  4. […] they engage in political dealings relating to climate change, marriage and illegal aliens?  See my post in February where the Bishops were lobbying Congress to spare them from the budget-cutters who were only trying […]

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  5. Nellie said

    Looks like Obama gave Acorn a job, tax payers money too run the Refugee Resettlement programs. The whole program should be shut down as there is too much fraud. Now Acorn can lead the whole refugee town too the voting precent. Another Obama fraud. IMPEACH OBAMA! What is happening here is fraud and BRINGING INTO OUR COUNTRY TERRORS

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  6. […] already told you about the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (another federal contractor) begging here even before the House […]

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  7. I was indeed able to access the usccb.org site, as well as the pdf file with the annual report.

    huh.

    you still can’t access?

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    • Nellie said

      Yes! not only for the immigration situation but the other charieties that they are involved in as this is just a front for fraud.
      We don’t need Catholic Charieties bring refugees in too the U.S.A. They are not able too be able too tell if these people are terrors.
      How does the government seperate church from gov if they are giving grants for this and not other churches.
      NO TAX PAYERS MONEY SHOULD GO TOO CHURCHES. I AM A CHRISTIAN AND I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A WAY TOO TOO MUCH FRAUD

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  9. Nellie said

    OUR GOVERNMENT HAS NO IDEA WHO THESE REFUGEES ARE THAT THE CATHOLIC CHARIETIES ARE BRINGING TOO THIS COUNTRY. WHO KNOWS, IT COULD BE A TERRORS GROUP THAT IS RUNNING THIS REFUGEE PROGRAM. GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY
    WE NEED TOO KNOW WHERE THE TAX PAYERS MONEY IS GOING!
    OBAMA DON’T NEED A 3 MILLION VACATION WHEN HE CUTS THE SENIORS COST OF LIVING.

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  10. Nellie said

    I use too work for a catering company who did all of the food for a Catholic church in Ohio.
    Everything in the priest home was crystal, china and silver. The food catered too them was the best! Cases of alchoic beverages. open bar!

    Our church,CA, has a lunch once a week and it is sponsored by the Catholic Charieties. The food is sub-standard. I wonder how much this cost the tax payers. It would be better too give the seniors a cost of living raise or put the money into a food bank for the church.

    The people at the church give money or food for our food bank and it is working great. We also recieve food from local stores through a Mission. This is working great! I started this program 5 years ago when I discovered that the food the Mission couldn’t use was being pitched in the garbage. God is Good! The farmers in our area will allow us too pick crops after they have picked. The ones that really need this won’t lift a finger too help. God blesses the ones who work. I will never give another dime too an orgination like Catholic Charieties! I want too see where the money is going
    YOU SHOULD INVESTIGATE F.I.N.D. THIS ORGINATION BUYS FOOD THAT IS GARGABE FROM CHINA. WE GET FOOD THERE AND WE RECIEVED CASES OF TUNA, IT WAS THE GUTS OF THE FISH. WHO INSPECTS THIS FOOD BOUGHT FOR HOMELESS AND FOOD BOXES? HOW MUCH FRAUD IN THIS PROGRAM?

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