This is why I have not been supportive of Campaign for Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Next time they take up a collection for the “Campaign For Human Development” at your parish, very politely put a note in the collection basket saying “Hell NO!”
One of the untold stories in the Obama campaign is how his background in community organizing has direct links to Catholic funding — from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Catholic journalist Stephanie Block has been writing about the CCHD for many years, but it has been difficult to stimulate any serious concern about their funding the innocuous sounding activity of “community development.” Innocuous or not, Obama’s years as a community organizer were supported, in part, by Catholic money dispersed by the USCCB.
Barak Obama – was lead organizer in Chicago for the Developing Communities Project, it received a $40,000 Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant in 1985 and a $33,000 grant in 1986.
While he was in Chicago Obama was trained by the top Alinskyian organizers. One mentor was the ex-Jesuit, Greg Galuzzo, lead organizer for Gamaliel. The Developing Communities Project operated under the Gamaliel Foundation, a network of Alinskyian organizations that receive 4-5% of all Catholic Campaign for Human Development grants each year. (READ ALL)