Skip to comments.Is the $91 million Obama refugee grant to the USCCB tied to bishops’ silence on Hillary?
Posted on 09/10/2016 4:15:51 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – After leaked documents show billionaire George Soros has been trying to purchase influence with Catholic Church leadership in the United States and Rome to advance his “progressive” agenda, details continue to surface that raise the question of just how successful Soros may have been in his quest. The massive funds coming to the USCCB from the Obama Administration over pet issues such as refugees ($91 million) have some wondering if that is a reason for the bishops' virtual silence on Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton's atrocious record on life and family.
The American Catholic hierarchy is elevating other causes to primacy in place of the life issue, a new report says, “relegating the pro-life ministries to the doctrinal ash heap and committing funds and personnel to promote environmental and migration issues.”
“Migration pays very well,” said attorney and international child rights advocate Elizabeth Yore, “pro-life pays nothing.”
Thousands of federal grants and contracts come from the Obama administration to the Catholic Church, Yore says in the report, but in particular, hundreds of millions of dollars in fiscal year 2016 alone found their way to the USCCB, Catholic Charities, CRS, and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), “jaw dropping grants to carry out the Obama agenda.”
“We’ve got the most virulently anti-life administration in the history of the United States,” Yore told LifeSiteNews. “And the Catholic Church is propping up the administration.”
“I find it very troubling that the Church is cooperating with the Obama administration,” she said.
Three of the grant recipients comprise an ongoing fiscal relationship between the U.S. bishops and Obama’s administration, Yore said in the report published by The Remnant.
The figures available on the USASpending.gov website show the USCCB garnering more than $91 million for refugee resettlement programs, more than $202 million going to Catholic Charities, which also serves refugees, and the Boston-based ICMC getting more than $17 million in government funds stipulated entirely for U.S. refugee resettlement.
LifeSiteNews did not hear back from the USCCB from an inquiry for comment on Yore’s report.
“The size of these grants is enormous,” Yore told LifeSiteNews.
Catholic observer Deal Hudson, Ph.D, publisher and editor of The Christian Review, echoed Yore’s concern that the nation’s bishops had become too beholden to the Obama administration, stating, “It appears that the bishops' conference has become a virtual vendor of the federal government.”
Hudson had also detailed in his column last month at the Christian Review how the U.S. church is helping the Clinton/Kaine ticket with its silence.
Two weeks later, Hudson lamented the failure of Catholic bishops and clergy to reasonably respond to the Clinton candidacy and pro-abortion Democrat platform, writing, “Yes, there are some bishops and priests reminding Catholics to consider the abortion issue in casting their ballots, but the number is pitifully small, resulting in virtual silence from the Church.”
Yore said things have changed from the days of U.S. Catholic missionary forerunners Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini establishing charities where the Catholic faith was evangelized.
“That’s not what’s going on,” she stated. “It’s a bureaucracy that’s going on.”
The Obama administration’s agenda with the Syrian refugee crisis has become the Church’s mission, but Yore said Middle Eastern Christians make up only a tiny fraction of the refugees; otherwise, the federal contracts would be in jeopardy.
“Along comes mega-billionaire George Soros as the global architect of an international mass migration policy that fills the Catholic Church coffers and floods Europe and America with Muslim refugees,” Yore said. “Wake up, Catholics! The USCCB and its partners are quietly assisting the Obama administration in resettling into the United States tens of thousands of Muslim Syrian refugees.”
There has been no opportunity for a discussion about this, she continued, and if there was nothing to hide, then Americans should know how many refugees are being settled in the United States. But there are huge numbers and no pictures.
“When in doubt, follow the money,” said Yore, a member of the Heartland Institute delegation to protest the Vatican exclusion of all scientific opinions and reliance on population control experts. “This ecclesial trail is flush with cash.”
Yore said that given the Obama mass refugee resettlement program has been so lucrative for the USCCB, and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to suspend the Muslim refugee migration program into the United States would be quite costly for the bishops, it therefore is no surprise the bishops have been silent on the pro-abortion Clinton candidacy.
Individual bishops have been critical of Donald Trump, however, and Yore said as well it’s no surprise that the Catholic bishops, under Vatican direction, are promoting the migration of Muslim refugees into the United States.
“It’s no surprise that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan criticized Trump by writing that “Nativism is alive, well – and apparently popular!” she recounted.
“It’s no surprise that Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas condemned what he called the “déjà vu of immigrant bashing,” Yore continued, “reminding his diocesan Catholics of Trump’s words.”
And further, she said, “It’s no surprise that LA Archbishop Jose Gomez opined that Trump’s stance on immigration “is not right.”
“Catholics are witnessing the bureaucratic deconstruction of the pro-life movement in chanceries and the elevation of migration and immigration in its place,” Yore concluded, and instead, “Catholic children are learning about the sin of littering, the importance of tree hugging and sexual hugging in the latest Vatican sex education curriculum.”
It’s expected that the Bishops’ Conference will keep silent about Clinton while also criticizing Trump for his position on Syrian refugee migration, she said, opting to not bite the hand that feeds it.
“We hear much about ‘vote your conscience,’” Yore said. “This isn’t about conscience, folks. It’s about their checkbook.”
I understand Schwartz/Soros has been banned from entering the EU and Russia. We need to do that here too. Freeze his assets and ban his family from staying here or setting foot. AT LEAST.
In today’s church?
Yes, it is a successful bribe too. (Atlanta’s “bishop” votes based on his skin color, his illegal alien policies, NEVER his faith.)
The Catholic church is receiving FEDERAL GRANTS from the GOVERNMENT??????
What about separation of church and state?
Shouldn’t they lose their tax exempt status for that?
Update: Obama urges Congress to move quickly on border funds, pledges to consider Perrys requests
Afterward, Obama and Perry attended a meeting on the border crisis that included Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas, Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen, Chris Liebrum of the Baptist General Convention, Arne Nelson of Catholic Charities, Texas Health and Human Services Director Kyle Janek and Texas Public Safety Director Steven McCraw.
“Arne Nelson of Catholic Charities”
Diocesan Resettlement And Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Offices
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Lutherans may be operating centers for unaccompanied minors in your state
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 8, 2014
Catholic Bishops report months ago: we lobby for unaccompanied minors
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 4, 2014
Kevin Appleby, USCCB lobbyist and author of the 2013 report predicting the invasion from Central America. Did the Bishops mission help make it happen?
Last night when I wrote about Laura Ingrahams tweet, here, about the fact that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services program is 98% funded by you (the taxpayer), I should have linked this post that I wrote back in February.
See the whole thing but note what the Bishops said in their November 2013 Report on their mission to Central America:
At the national level, the USCCB department of Migration and Refugee Services lobbies to improve options and services for undocumented minors, and oversees a country-wide network of mostly Church-affiliated agencies that administer foster care programs.
Catholic Bishops milk taxpayers while pushing amnesty! Are the big guns in conservative talk-radio starting to get it?
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 3, 2014
Tonight fellow blogger Richard Falknor alerted me to this tweet at Laura Ingrahams twitter feed:
Laura Ingraham @IngrahamAngle · 2h
Context for Catholic Bishops Amnesty Support: Fed grants make up 93% of USCCBs migration/refugee budget http://shar.es/MFEZp
The link sends followers to a story about how much the US Catholic Bishops receive from the US taxpayer citing their 2011 annual report.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services has published its 2011 annual report.
According to the report, over 92.5% of Migration and Refugee Services $72.1 million budget came from federal grants and contracts, while under $25,000 came from private donations.
Grandmaster $oro$ takes bishops with queen.
(”It’s all about money, ain’t a damn thing funny...”)
What a waste of $91,000,000. Since when has Catholic Church not run interference for Democrats when it counted?
$91 million for refugee resettlement programs
From money approved by the Republican congress.
They are Obama’s enablers.
While your statement may be true, it doesn't matter where the money comes from. Sin is still the responsibility of those who are enticed by their own greed.
Don't say "The devil made me do it."
it doesn’t matter where the money comes from
Yes it does because it was authorized by representatives elected by We The People. Why are they giving Obama money to spend at will? If they are neglecting to control spending by the Executive Branch on illicit things, it definitely does matter.
By design, the House of Representatives has the ‘power of the purse’ to ensure responsible government with respect to its funding activities. If you don’t think this matters OK, but the Founding Fathers certainly did. We are not using the tools they gave us.
Don’t know why they need to do this. Dims have had the catholic vote pretty much locked up in presidential elections.
“”The Catholic church is receiving FEDERAL GRANTS from the GOVERNMENT?””
You’ve probably read the posts and learned that this covers the so-called “faith based charities” of which Catholic Charities is one part for the settlement of refugees.
There are dozens by that name and you have to be aware that there are others - Baptist Children and Family Services is another - all in the business of collecting taxpayer dollars for one reason or another; namely the resettlement of refugees in our country. Big and good business for those on the way to the bank with our dollars!
I guess we can assume this is also the reason the church won’t speak out about the pro-abortion politicians. Who wants to cut off the money flow? Certainly not politicians.
I just sent the link/article by email to friends and did not include SOME who are Catholic. I did send it to those who are conservative and know what’s been going on so it doesn’t shock them.
“”Last night when I wrote about Laura Ingrahams tweet, here, about the fact that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services program is 98% funded by you (the taxpayer), I should have linked this post that I wrote back in February.””
That surprises me...Isn’t she a convert to Catholicism in recent years?
You’re right but you’re ignoring that the Church accepts it.