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US Catholic Bishops received over $95 million from US taxpayers in 2016 for refugee/migrant care

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 7, 2018

Yesterday we reported on the Bishop’s 2014 dollars received from the US Treasury, see here.


Now, thanks to reader Joanne (who did some digging!) we see that the USCCB is approaching $100 million federal dollars for their ‘charitable good works’ on behalf of immigrants of all stripes.

Unfortunately, this data doesn’t show us the percentage of private money raised for their migration program, but I suspect it isn’t much more than 3% of their overall migration budget as it was in 2014.

Buried in the USCCB Financial Statement and audit reports, here:


USCCB 2016 funds


See my archive on the USCCB by clicking here.

My goal is to get the Bishops to admit in media reports that they are being paid handsomely for their good works!

If you are Catholic and looking for something to do, ask your local priest if he is aware of all these millions of federal dollars, especially this week—National Migration Week—when you are made to feel guilty for not being thrilled about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program!

For new readers the USCCB is one of the nine federal contractors responsible for placing refugees into your home towns. In fact, the Bishops and their extension—Catholic Charities—place the largest number of any of the nine.


11 Responses to “US Catholic Bishops received over $95 million from US taxpayers in 2016 for refugee/migrant care”

  1. Joan Blackstone said

    I hope all is well, I have not heard from you since Jan. 7th, I hope I am not being blocked for some reason

    On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 8:17 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “Yesterday we reported on the Bishop’s 2014 dollars > received from the US Treasury, see here. Now, thanks to reader Joanne (who > did some digging!) we see that the USCCB is approaching $100 million > federal dollars for their ‘charitable good works’ on beha” >



    Ann, thank you for sharing this valuable number and data.

    As a Catholic I have the following: You and I could be very helpful to the cause if we asked every single Catholic in this country to do the following; first, ask their local parish priest to delineate just how much of that money the local parish got from that largesse—second, what does that money go for—how is the entire 94 million distributed–and do we get any locally and do we have any say in its distribution? If not, why not?

    In addition, where in the heirarchy of the church do WE as parishioners get any thanks or credit for OUR contributions via our taxes to this effort.

    It is truly an insult that we, as Catholics, go to these welcome refugee cumbayah fests and never insist that we—as heavy contributors to the tax rich VOLAG, USCCB, have a vested interest in ANY information—-ie. the applications, back up data, rationale, and determination of numbers since WE are funding this effort to the tune of 94 million. So before they start calling us out with hateful comments, first thank us for funding their very hefty salaries and more.

    The supreme irony of this is that 94 million is truly a sweet TURN OF THE OTHER CHEEK—to the anahilation of Christians and Catholics in the mid east, as is the millions to HIAS for killing of the Jews similarly.

    Thanks for letting me spout. I truly feel a responsibility for at least my term this year as CITIZEN ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR FOR ACT FOR AMERICA to follow and contribute to your yeomen efforts in this regard. Don Chioffi



  3. Our Catholic church did not celebrate “immigration” week and our priest did not make us feel guility. He discussed the Gospel and God’s son.

    Yes, have a talk with your local priest. Some will not agree with you and some will agree with your critique of the refugee resettlement process. Some priests receive criticism from other members in the congregation when they warn of the danger of immigration by those who despise Western culture and Christianity.

    Let your priest know so he can be encouraged to speak out. He may need your support.


  4. said

    insane !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  


  5. So then, the Church is not giving out of THEIR pockets is it? It’s giving out of OUR pockets !!!!


  6. Gene Naddeo said

    In all fairness to the Catholic Church, do you have any figures related to how much they spend helping U.S. citizens with similar backgrounds to refugees?

    Sent from my iPad



    • Ann Corcoran said

      No, but that isn’t the point. The point is that US taxpayers are funding the Catholic Church. One would expect the church to be raising private money for its Christian charity for all.


      • I agree with you in the fact that the bishops should not be promoting immigration dictated by the United Nations. I disagree with you on the statement that the US taxpayers are funding the Catholic Church. Looking at the audit statement, money received from the grants are spent for immigration services. The details of the expenses are not known.

        Other funds are received that fund activities of the Catholic Church and grants do not fund operations in my local parish. Do the US Taxpayers fund my local parish? In the form of private donations they do and breaks from taxation same as other churches. They do not in the form of grants from the US government for refugee resettlement. Maybe this happens in some areas of the country, and in that respect, you are correct.

        You do great work with your research. I just do not take kindly to broad statements either from my allies or leftists.


  7. With this much money passing around with all the churches….I really don’t see much chance in immigration and refugee curtailment. We lose again.


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