Monday, November 19, 2012

Catholicity challenged

Catholic donor group picks controversial Obama adviser as new head
This ad from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops promotes the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Officials with the CCHD had to deal with a report that 55 agencies funded by the U.S. bishops' anti-poverty program in 2010-11 were in conflict with Church teaching.
Catholic News Agency reports that Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) has chosen Alexia K. Kelley, an Obama policy adviser with connections to abortion-supporting politicians and a controversial advocacy group, as its new president and CEO.

Kelley, who holds a master's degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, had previously worked for several years at the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an anti-poverty initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

She later co-founded and served as the executive director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, a social-justice advocacy organization which was criticized by numerous bishops for causing confusion about the priority of moral issues by downplaying the importance of fundamental concerns like abortion, while giving heavy weight to issues such as the environment.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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