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And we almost missed it! US Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates its National Migration week

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 11, 2017

Update January 12th: Don’t miss Leo Hohmann’s expanded news on the Bishop’s Migration Week, here.

Just now when I was writing about Catholic Charities crowing about the Somali Muslims they are placing in Minnesota, I came across this news.  Sheesh! And, I almost missed it.  If you are a Catholic you are likely being bombarded this week (January 8th -14th) with propaganda about welcoming the stranger.

Special Event: on “Common ground for the common good” (to mark the concluding day of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (1–7 February 2012), as proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 65/5 (A/RES/65/5)) (organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly, in cooperation with the NGO Community at the United Nations Bill Canny - Catholic RElief Services

William Canny at the United Nations. Time to tell Catholics you are mostly funded by American taxpayers.

Longtime readers know that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops is one of the nine major federally employed refugee resettlement agencies in the US.  Here the Crux tells us the Bishops are the largest of the nine:

Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is the largest private refugee resettlement agency in the United States and has helped to resettle more than one million refugees since 1975.

Nearly 80 Catholic Charities agencies across the country are involved in refugee resettlement work, helping refugees with housing, legal services, language proficiency, trauma counseling and employment training. [Implying that this is all done with Christian charity!—ed]

If you want to, you can read the rest of the Crux’s glowing report on what the good Bishops are doing on immigration, here.

What is missing from this long story is any mention of the MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS the Bishops receive to do their work!

And, guess what I learned!  The Bishops don’t file an IRS Form 990 (no wonder we haven’t been able to find one). That is the tax form that non-profit organizations must file every year which is of vital importance for citizens to understand how their money is used and what salaries are paid.

The Bishops say they are a PRIVATE refugee agency (I say they are a quasi-government agency), but then use the religious exemption to avoid reporting to the IRS!


Why do you think their office is in Washington? Maybe they need to stay close to keep the pressure on Congress to keep their funds flowing!

Because we can’t get a Form 990, we have had to rely on the USCCB Migration and Refugee Service’s annual report, but unfortunately the most recent one available (that I can find) is for 2014. But, you get the gist of it—they get millions from you.  And, frankly, if they would be honest with the public and their parishioners about these vast amounts of government funding, I will shut up about it.

Here is the breakdown of their income for 2014:


Federal grants is your money. But, so is the ‘travel loan.’ Makes them 97% funded by you!

Now just to impress upon you how much money the Bishops are getting from the US treasury, here (below) is a screenshot of one small portion of the list of grants and contracts they have gotten in recent years at

In the last few years the total is over $200 MILLION in grants, subgrants and contracts.  And, that is just what went directly to the Bishops (when doing your own search, spell out United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).

It doesn’t include government grants and contracts for individual dioceses.   You will have to look those up separately and find more pots of money.


This is just a section of one page at!

So come on Bishops! Fess-up! Tell your loyal Catholic flock that this Migration and Refugee Services isn’t being funded by them, through their Christian charitable giving, but by the taxpayers of America!

And, it begs the question, when it comes down to taking moral stands on controversial social issues, will the USCCB choose government funding if it comes down to a choice between a moral stand or millions of free bucks?

18 Responses to “And we almost missed it! US Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates its National Migration week”

  1. krew09 said

    most Catholic organizations are under a group 501 c3 for the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops they are now under complete control of the IRS and ACLU…it is very very simple Jews run the Catholic church.


  2. I recently saw a documentary vid in which the recently chosen Roman Catholic Pope was welcoming the refugees in Italy whether or not they were legal. This was supposed to show how emphatic and compassionate the Church is becoming, especially in light of the church’s child abuse crisis. (As though adding flames to the fire solves anything.)

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  3. imprimipotest said

    Most Catholic bishops are effete, gutless wimps who never truly defend Orthodoxy and natural law, but rather lust after approval by ideological purveyors of globalist secularism.

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  4. ac0e said

    I follow the Catholic Channel on Sirius XM- 129….. They don’t mention this little item at all but are certainly quick talk about The Little Sisters of Mercy vs Obama care… Quite the hypocrites I would suggest.
    They probably have a finger in importing Somali & Burmese Muslims into my home county of Finney in Kansas.
    James Douglass
    Garden City, Kansas

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      You might look up Catholic Charities and refugees in Kansas and see what you find. There used to be a great directory of which contractors are operating in which cities, but last I looked the feds took it down!


  5. ourcatsgotfleas said

    As a Catholic, I think I might write to the Pope suggesting we have a ‘Stay Where God Has Planted You’ week.

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  6. SOMALILAND is still a part of Somalia and is free of war,terror,pirates!So why Somalis dont go there???


  7. southofcincy said

    Exempt? Excuses, excuses. And, if those bishops “fess-up”, their generous giving flocks will realize they’re contributing more than they thought, as many are also taxpayers. Shuuuussshh.


  8. Magdalene P said

    Money money money


  9. Dave Gorak said

    Love to see the federal $$$$ dry up for organized religion. We’d then see just how long they would be financially able to “welcome the stranger.”

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  10. Is the $91 million Obama refugee grant to the USCCB tied to bishops’ silence on Hillary?

    2016 Presidential Election , Donald Trump , Elizabeth Yore , George Soros , Hillary Clinton , Usccb

    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – After leaked documents show billionaire George Soros has been trying to purchase influence with Catholic Church leadership in the United States and Rome to advance his “progressive” agenda, details continue to surface that raise the question of just how successful Soros may have been in his quest. The massive funds coming to the USCCB from the Obama Administration over pet issues such as refugees ($91 million) have some wondering if that is a reason for the bishops’ virtual silence on Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton’s atrocious record on life and family.

    The American Catholic hierarchy is elevating other causes to primacy in place of the life issue, a new report says, “relegating the pro-life ministries to the doctrinal ash heap and committing funds and personnel to promote environmental and migration issues.”

    “Migration pays very well,” said attorney and international child rights advocate Elizabeth Yore, “pro-life pays nothing.”

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    • sturandot13 said

      The price for betrayal has skyrocketed. I would say that this constitutes a whole he!! of a lot more than “thirty pieces of silver”.

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  11. tomasrose said

    this is incredible Ann! I think they are paying off their pederast priest settlement with this money. a few years ago they were still paying out about 100 million per year – and I assume they still are and always will be. and that is AFTER already paying out 3 – 4 billion. They need a lot of money to cover their crimes.


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