Left-Wing Catholic Group Sponsors Mass Outside White House

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by Stefan Farrar  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 6, 2017   

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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Mass held outside the White House was sponsored by a George Soros funded progressive liberal group.

The Mass was held on January 30 on Lafayette Square across from the White House in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees from seven Islamic countries.


It was sponsored by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) — a group funded by Soros' Open Society Foundation, the Arca Foundation and the Tides Foundation among others. Each of these organizations has given millions, if not billions, to promote abortion, contraception, sterilization, homosexuality and other things against the Catholic faith.

It was reported during the 2016 presidential campaign the chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign, John Podesta, created CACG in order to liberalize Church teaching on abortion, contraception and gay marriage, among other things. The group uses the cover of Pope Francis and his "message of inclusion," and cites magisterial documents claiming to support "human dignity," "the common good," "economic justice," "stewardship of God's creation," nuclear "disarmament," and other commonly proffered social justice issues.

In a 2012 email to Podesta revealed by WikiLeaks, Sandy Newman, president of the left-wing nonprofit Voices for Progress, wrote, "There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a Middle Ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church."

We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this.

Podesta responded, "We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this." Although CACG claims to be faithful to the teachings of the Church, many Catholics have claimed that CACG is nothing more than a front group to fund and push left-wing causes inside the Catholic Church.

In a revealing email from 2008, Alexia Kelly, a co-founder of CACG, wrote, "Dear Alliance Advisors and Partners, Yesterday our Catholics in Alliance Community met with the Obama-Biden transition team. Catholics in Alliance organized the meeting as part of our movement coordination and support work."

The organizations which participated in the meeting with the Obama-Biden transition team are well-known for their left-wing beliefs, heterodoxy and dissent. The meeting included the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), Pax Christi and NETWORK.

Christopher Hale — CACG executive director one one of the chief organizers of the January 30 Mass commented, "I think that is communicative of how passionate Catholics are about persecuted religious minorities. We know that experience as Catholics both in the United States and where we came from, so it's part of the Catholic blood to protect immigrants and refugees."

 

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