By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The deep pockets of the far left-wing mogul, George Soros, are a source of financial aid for two pro-abortion Catholic groups, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United.
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights exposed the financial connection between Soros and the groups in an Oct. 20 press release.
“In 2006, Soros’ Open Society Institute gave Catholics in Alliance $100,000 (double the amount he gave in 2005), and in the same year Catholics in Alliance listed Catholics United on its 990 as an organization with which it has a formal relationship,” writes Catholic League president Bill Donohue.
“John Podesta, who runs the Soros-funded organization, Center for American Progress, admits that he works closely with Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United. The Center for American Progress is also the sponsor of Faith and Public Life.”
Soros has distinguished himself globally as a supporter of a variety of left-wing causes from abortion to euthanasia. Once convicted of insider trading in France, experts raised the possibility during the presidential election of 2004 that Soros’ could use his knowledge of global financial markets to cause a stock market crash just before the election to undermine Bush. Questions about his role in the 2008 crash are already circulating in the news media.
So why would any Catholic group take money from a man like George Soros?
“The reason Soros funds the Catholic Left is the same reason he lavishly funds Catholics for Choice, the pro-abortion group that has twice been condemned as a fraud by Catholic bishops: they all service his agenda, namely, to make support for abortion rights a respectable Catholic position,” Donohue said.
“On October 17, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput accused Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United as doing a ‘disservice’ to the Catholic Church. He’s right. And now we know what really makes them tick.”
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