Skip to comments.Deep pockets undermine Catholic teaching through bribes
Posted on 06/25/2014 11:42:29 AM PDT by markomalley
What a cheery day.
I direct the attention of the readership to this piece from the aptly-named Crisis:
Marginalizing Catholic Teaching One Grant at a Time
George Soros Open Society Institute is most often blamed for attempting to neutralize the abortion issue for Catholics by donating large amounts of money to progressive organizations like Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to promote pro-choice politicians. Yet the recent attack on San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Codileone by Faithful America demonstrates that the real assault on the teaching authority of the Catholic Church is now coming from two gay billionairesTim Gill and Jon Strykerwho are doing everything they can to discredit Church teaching on sexual morality by directly attacking the Magisterium.
Unlike Soros, whose attack on the teachings of the Church was indirect and somewhat secretive, Strykers Arcus Foundation and the Gill Foundation have made their aims explicit in their grant making materials and on their IRS 990 reporting forms. In their 2012 filing to the IRS, the Arcus Foundation described itself as a private grantmaking foundation that supports nonprofit organizations around the world working in two areas: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights; and conservation of the worlds great apes.
In the former area, Arcus provides money to those organizationsincluding Catholic colleges as well as progressive faith-based organizationswho are working toward full inclusion of gays and lesbians, including access to same sex marriage. For example, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been awarded to Womens Alliance for Theology Ethics for seeking to achieve social justice through the Arcus LGBT Rights Program. The goal of the $70,000 grant to Womens Alliance for Theology Ethics in 2010 was identified by Arcus as intending to create a cadre of Catholic, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and their allies that would assume a leadership role within the Catholic community. Escalating their attack in 2011, in their IRS 990 form, filed on December 31, 2012, Arcus disclosed that the $180,000 awarded to the Womens Alliance for Theology and Ethics that year was to be used to: Identify, network, train and amplify the voices of lesbian feminist Catholics and in so doing, create a counter-voice to the Catholic hierarchy that respects, values and affirms people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Arcus Buys a Counter Voice to the Catholic Hierarchy
The Arcus strategy is to help progressive Catholic organizations to convince Catholics of the goodness and morality of gay and lesbian behavior by providing large sums of money to them. For example, Fairfield University was a perfect choice for funding from Arcus since it houses theology professors like Paul Lakeland, an embittered ex-priest, and current head of Fairfields Catholic Studies Department. Lakeland, whose books Liberation of the Laity, and Catholicism at the Crossroads, demand dramatic changes in the Churchincluding the abolition of the College of Cardinals, and changes in Church teachings on reproductive rights, womens ordination, and the inclusion of gay and married priestsreceived a $100,000 grant from the Arcus Foundation in 2010 to hold and disseminate information from a series of forums at four academic institutions in order to expand the current discussion on homosexuality within Roman Catholicism to include the diverse opinions of progressive Catholic thought leaders and theologians.
Read the rest there.
The Olympian Middle will surely say that this is all an exaggeration.
St. Michael the Archangel
Soros funds all sorts of bad things, so any money he’s given for this is no surprise. I’ve always wondered if there could be any way anyone might “ reach” Soros, to maybe convince him to use the rest of his $$ for good causes that help people instead. He sure has been Hell- bent — 99 percent consistently too A genuine tragedy that man. Just tragic! Now newly- rich people we’ve never heard of are funding anti- social causes? It’s very good this information is posted. Thank you. I wonder if there’s any way anyone could reach these fellows , too? Or do they “elevate” their homosexuality onto a Ballian pedestal, above all faith in anything Christian/Jewish/moral/ decent? It’s one thing to be homosexual, it’s a second thing to act it out in one’s own private life, and it’s a third and very different thing to try to undermine the morality of others ( or society as a whole).
I feel as though I am being attacked by insects of all types.
This billionaire,that billionaire, agenda here ,agenda there homosexuals,transgenders,government policies, boarder collapse,obamacare,democrats ,republicans,attacks on the church ,family,marriage.
It is relentless.
Indeed. Satan is busy these days.
One of them is a trust-fund baby, apparently. I think a 100 % death tax on billionaires might be a pretty good idea ;)
Yikes, to fund homosexuality!
Soros money — stay away from it.